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Thursday, March 26, 2015
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ranking of Red Sox prospects places newly-acquired Cuban free agent Yoan Moncada on top of the list. He replaces Blake Swihart, who had been considered the team's top prospect for some time, and is now ranked as #2. Rounding out the new top five are: #3—LHP Henry Owens; #4—LHP Eduardo Rodriguez; #5—3B Rafael Devers. Devers has been getting quite a bit of ink lately—and was singled out by Baseball America as Boston's #1 power-hitting prospect.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
|Magee In 2014|
and the Red Sox come in at number three. Not surprisingly, The Bronx Embalmers top the list with a valuation of $3.2 billion. The Dodgers come in second, worth $2.4 billion, while the Red Sox chime in next at $2.1 billion. Forbes calls the figures "enterprise values"—that is, a calculation of equity plus net debt. Overall, Major League Baseball itself is valued at a whopping $36 billion—with an average team value of $1.2 billion (up 48% since 2014).
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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the possibility that Joe Kelly (suffering from right bicep tendinitis) might go on the disabled list. The rationale for this action would be that Boston does not need a fifth starter until April 12th (a Sunday night game in the Bronx). The extra rest would give Kelly the opportunity to fully heal from the injury—and make an extra minor league start—in Florida. There is still a chance that Kelly could make a final successful major league Spring start without discomfort that would avoid a DL stint.
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Monday, March 23, 2015
flu and dehydration. The Red Sox DH has been out of games for almost a week now due to these conditions. Said manager John Farrell, "He's just on the tail end of the flu-like symptoms and a respiratory (infection). He had battled some dehydration a few days ago, but associated with that is the general soreness that we're getting out of him. But he's making progress."
The company has now been sold to Wilson Sporting Goods Co. for $70 million. Wilson, in turn, is really owned by Amer Sports Corp.—based in Helsinki, Finland. Now, the Finns are perfectly nice people—but what do they know about bats? Yet another sign of the Apocalypse.
ranked the 30 major league farm systems and the top two have a decidedly "carmine" lineage. Topping the list is the Chicago Cubs—cultivated over the last few years by Boston renegades Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Number two on the list are your own Boston Red Sox—with Ben Cherington and his bevy of kids poised for stardom. The Twins, Pirates and Mets round out the top five—with The Evil Empire (old and getting older by the day) nowhere in sight. Of course, the real key to success in talent evaluation is knowing which kids to trade and which to hoard. Those results are yet to come.
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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
|Olney; The Wolf|
Friday, March 20, 2015