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08-19

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The Call-Up: Xander Bogaerts
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Chris Mellen and Paul Sporer

04-30

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Raising Aces: There's Something About Farrell
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Doug Thorburn

04-20

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The Call-Up: Allen Webster
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

04-01

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The Call-Up: Jackie Bradley, Jr.
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Chris Mellen and Bret Sayre

03-27

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6

Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Cautiously Optimistic
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Matthew Kory and Paul Sporer

02-23

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BP Unfiltered: Grapefruit League Journal: Boston Red Sox
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Mike Ferrin

02-07

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Out of Left Field: Shorting the Red Sox
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Matthew Kory

02-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 131: 2013 Season Preview Series: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

12-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 105: Will R.A. Dickey's Knuckleball Be Better in the Dome?/Do the Red Sox Have a Consistent Philosophy?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 101: Learning to Like Youkilis/What the Diamondbacks Got Back for Bauer/Why Do Teams Love Lefty Starters?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 97: Why Couldn't Koji Uehara Get a Bigger Contract?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-04

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7

Transaction Analysis: Boston, Napoli Married
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Sam Miller

11-29

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-28

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Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 28
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Daniel Rathman

11-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 75: The David Ortiz Decision and the Offseason Outlook for the Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-23

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BP Unfiltered: How Unusual Was Bobby Valentine's Decision to Pinch-Hit for Jose Iglesias?
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Ben Lindbergh

09-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 36: How Not to Solve the Yankees' Problems/Bobby Valentine Says Some More Strange Things
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Ben Lindbergh and Jason Wojciechowski

08-29

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Sobsequy: Compensation: A Dialogue Between Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington
by
Adam Sobsey

08-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 29: The Future of the Red Sox and Dodgers, and Roger Clemens' Comeback
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-27

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Bizball: The Priciest Trade Ever Made
by
Maury Brown

08-24

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BP Unfiltered: Professional Courtesy, and How August Works
by
Sam Miller

08-17

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BP Unfiltered: Clay Buchholz Does the Splits
by
Dan Brooks

08-14

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PITCHf/x Profile: Dissecting the Decline of Josh Beckett
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Dan Brooks

07-06

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Overthinking It: A Prospect Named Shaq, a Streak of 16 Strikeouts, and the Pain of Playing Baseball
by
Ben Lindbergh

07-05

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BP Unfiltered: Aaron Cook and .8 Per Nine
by
Ben Lindbergh

07-02

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Out of Left Field: Williams, Yastrzemski, Nava
by
Matthew Kory

06-25

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Out of Left Field: Curt Schilling's Blood Runs Deep
by
Matthew Kory

05-18

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Overthinking It: How Big Papi Got His Bat Back
by
Ben Lindbergh

04-23

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Out of Left Field: Designing a Nervous Breakdown
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Matthew Kory

04-17

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox, April 14
by
Adam Sobsey

02-02

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28

Overthinking It: The Overlooked Overlooked Hall of Famers
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Ben Lindbergh

09-29

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Boston Red Sox
by
Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-30

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Boston Red Sox
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Jay Jaffe, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-01

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On the Beat: Manny Being Manny with a SAP Button
by
John Perrotto

06-18

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15

You Could Look It Up: What's Wrong with the Red Sox?
by
Steven Goldman

06-07

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Ahead in the Count: Production and the Draft
by
Matt Swartz

06-04

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Ahead in the Count: No Turnover Standings Breakdown
by
Matt Swartz

04-04

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29

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-28

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15

On the Beat: Weekend Update
by
John Perrotto

03-19

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Player Profile: Nomar Garciaparra
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Marc Normandin

03-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Chaz Scoggins
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David Laurila

10-12

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Boston Red Sox
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Baseball Prospectus

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three, Red Sox versus Angels
by
David Laurila

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: Angels versus Red Sox LDS
by
Christina Kahrl

04-06

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28

Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

01-28

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43

Future Shock: Red Sox Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-26

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Every Given Sunday: Wish Lists and Intentions
by
John Perrotto

10-17

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On the Beat: ALCS Game Five
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John Perrotto

10-13

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Player Profile: Jon Lester
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Marc Normandin and Eric Seidman

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August 19, 2013 6:51 am

The Call-Up: Xander Bogaerts

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Chris Mellen and Paul Sporer

The Red Sox summon their top prospect for the stretch run.

The Situation: With the Red Sox 3-7 in their last 10 games and playing only .500 baseball since the All-Star break, the club has decided to call up top prospect Xander Bogaerts, who ranked no. 3 on our Mid-Season Top 50. Bogaerts is likely to spell Stephen Drew during the stretch run, especially against left-handed pitching, and can also spend some time at third base when Will Middlebrooks needs time off. Look for the infield prospect to play both positions as needed during the Red Sox’ push to the postseason.

Background: Bogaerts was signed as an international free agent out of Aruba in 2009. Since coming stateside, the infield prospect’s stock has skyrocketed in parallel with his rapid ascension up the rungs of Boston’s system. Bogaerts was a standout at the Fall Instructional League in 2010, with his talent and potential clearly on display. As an 18-year-old in the South Atlantic League during his 2011 campaign, the right-handed hitter slammed 16 home runs in 72 games and began to turn heads with the way the ball jumped off his bat. The following season saw the now 20-year-old breeze through the Carolina League, showing both power and the ability to hit for average while beginning to prove that the bat was more than ready for the upper minors in a 23-game taste of Double-A. This season, the infielder has continued to take the upper minors by storm, posting a .299/.389/.481 between Portland and Pawtucket at the time of his promotion.


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Examining the mechanical changes that have driven the success of Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, and the Red Sox.

One of the biggest stories of the first month of the 2013 season has been the incredible turnaround of the Boston Red Sox. The team went from a near-lock for the postseason in September of 2011 to the victims of one of history's greatest collapses, and the disaster carried over to 2012. The Sox were a .500 team in April of last season, and were still three games over at the end of June. However, Boston would go 28-56 over the rest of the campaign, winning just one-third of their remaining games in a brutal crash that was catalyzed by bad blood in the clubhouse and the fire sale of August 25th, in which the Red Sox flipped a quarter-billion dollars worth of contracts in a salary-dump that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, and Josh Beckett to Los Angeles.

General Manager Ben Cherington made a splash in free agency, signing a handful of players to revamp the roster, but the general outlook for this season was bleak. Preseason predictions by the BP staff placed Boston fourth in the AL East this year, but the team and the city have become a symbol for triumph in the wake of tragedy. Going into play on Tuesday, the Sox have the best record in the game at 18-7, and their run differential of +40 also leads the majors.

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April 20, 2013 11:30 pm

The Call-Up: Allen Webster

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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

The Red Sox summon a groundballing righty to face the Royals.

The Situation: With a doubleheader scheduled on Sunday against the Royals, the Red Sox require a spot starter to help bolster the starting rotation. With Webster rested and pitching extremely well in Triple-A, he gets the call to make his big-league debut.

Background: Acquired as part of the package sent to the Red Sox in exchange for Josh Becket, Carl Crawford, and Adrian Gonzalez, Webster may end up the most important piece of that deal for the Sox. Drafted by the Dodgers in the 18th round of the 2008 draft, Webster has endured an up-and-down professional career. After breezing through the lower levels during his first three seasons as a pro, Webster hit a bump in the road when he reached Double-A as a 21-year old in 2011. In 91 innings with Chattanooga that summer, the right-hander was touched up for a 5.04 ERA and over 10 hits per nine innings.

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The young Red Sox center fielder shows up earlier than expected, but is he ready to contribute right now?

The Situation: With an injury to David Ortiz creating room on the roster, outfielder Jackie Bradley has officially made the Red Sox Opening Day roster after much buzz during spring training. The initial expectation was that the 22-year-old would start the season in the minors, with a potential call to the Show in the cards later in the season. However, Bradley showed such a high level of polish and maturity in camp that the organization deemed him capable of making the jump from Double-A to fill in while Ortiz mends, granting him a spot in the lineup and in left field.

Background: A standout at South Carolina in his first two seasons, Bradley entered his junior year as a projected mid-first round pick. A wrist injury ended up cutting his year short, and the outfielder fell to Boston in the supplemental round. Since entering the professional ranks, he hasn’t stopped hitting. Bradley received an accelerated placement to start 2012 in the Carolina League and took the competition by storm. A .359/.480/.526 line in 67 games with Salem offered a clue that he was trending ahead of the curve, with personal scouting looks revealing that he was in need of a greater challenge. Bradley got the mid-season bump to Double-A and continued to acquit himself well both offensively and defensively (with the scouting reports to match the stats) in the Eastern League. The 22-year-old entered 2013 the second-ranked prospect in the Red Sox farm system and 27th overall, according to Baseball Prospectus. 

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The third installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, we're asking and answering three questions about each team in a five-part series ordered by descending Playoff Pct from the Playoff Odds Report. Today, we continue with a look at the group of six teams with the third-highest odds of winning at least a Wild Card. As a reminder, you can find links to our preview podcasts for each team here.

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On the first stop of his spring training tour, Mike talks to John Farrell and David Ross about whether the cutter caused problems for Jon Lester.

Our MLB Network Radio tour takes me to all 15 spring camps in Florida, so I figured I’d jot down some thoughts along the way. Sort of a Journal, if you will. We start in Red Sox camp…

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February 7, 2013 5:00 am

Out of Left Field: Shorting the Red Sox

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Matthew Kory

After 2012, what should we unlearn about the Red Sox?

 

One of the difficult parts about fantasy baseball is dealing with perception. When a player hits a home run, it feels like that’s what they’ll always do. Put another way, do you take a guy who just homered out of your lineup? No, of course not. He just homered. Therefore he’ll continue to homer. That’s a good way to lose. I know because that’s what I do best in fantasy sports. The way to do it, so I’ve been told, is ignore that homer. Let your understanding of the player’s value over the course of the season dictate your decisions. A single event, in this case the homer, shouldn’t enter into it. Yet it always does and I always pay the price.

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Ben and Sam preview the Red Sox' season with Matthew Kory, and Pete talks to Boston Globe and Boston.com columnist Chad Finn (at 22:13).



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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about R.A. Dickey, the Red Sox, and more.



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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about whether a Yankees fan can learn to like Kevin Youkilis, whether the Diamondbacks got enough back for Trevor Bauer, why teams love left-handed starters, and more.



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Ben and Sam discuss Koji Uehara's signing with the Red Sox and attempt to figure out why he doesn't make more money and high-leverage appearances.

Ben and Sam discuss Koji Uehara's signing with the Red Sox and try to figure out why he doesn't make more money and high-leverage appearances.

Episode 97: "Why Couldn't Koji Uehara Get a Bigger Contract?"

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December 4, 2012 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Boston, Napoli Married

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Sam Miller

The Red Sox get the catcher they wanted two years ago, though he's likely not a catcher any more.

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