Friday, September 4, 2015
NESN asked Don Orsillo to tweet that he was not being fired—and that their parting of the ways was a mutual idea. According to Minnihane, Orsillo refused to participate in the ruse. While we think that, substantively, replacing Orsillo with the brilliant Dave O'Brien is a net upgrade for fans, we do agree that the process of Orsillo's firing was ham-handed. Minihane's new information further reinforces that view. The NOG and NESN continue to completely misperceive the mood of their fan base on sensitive issues like the Orsillo dismissal. For a bunch of guys who like to consider themselves "politically-correct", they sure are tone-deaf on many of these issues. Curious.
|Schilling With A Fan (FenwayNation Photo)|
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Ben Cherington is unlikely to actively pursue any of the currently open GM positions in major league baseball. At least in the near future. The non-Boston GM spots that are currently available include: Seattle, Anaheim and Milwaukee. And, there are likely to be additional openings soon in D.C., Cincinnati and Philadelphia. Cherington is probably wise to take a 'wait and see' attitude—and then make a reasoned choice for his own future down the road. We wish him the best.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
the Red Sox also announced several September call-ups. They are: pitchers Ryan Cook and Noe Ramirez, OF/1B Allen Craig and C Sandy Leon. The teams's active major league roster now stands at 28, while the 40-man roster now sits at 39.
the Red Sox have traded Alejandro De Aza to the Giants in exchange for left-handed pitcher Luis Ysla and cash considerations. San Francisco needed outfield help in the wake of the lingering Hunter Pence injury. De Aza did great in Carmine Hose— with a .292/.347/.484 slash line, 4HRs and 3 SBs.
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63.8. The rise in the Index was fueled—mostly—by huge jumps in confidence with the team's offense and defense—with a modest rise in evaluations of starting pitching as well. For perspective, we need to keep in mind that—even with this jump in the Index score—it sits well below the normalized 100.0 level set at the start of the season. FenwayNation offers its readers this monthly reading of "The Mood Of The Nation" through our exclusive Dalton Jones Industrial Average—which 'crunches' all of those raw scores into a single Index Value. Named for the all-time Red Sox pinch-hit leader, the average is a composite index of four key metrics: starting pitching, relief pitching, total offense and total defense. The editors invite readers from around the world to weigh in every month on the state of the team. The Index number—and its fluctuation up or down—has proven, over the years, to be a pretty accurate bellwether of actual team status.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Dave Dombrowski would "figure out a way" to trade Hanley Ramirez. Abraham made the comment while citing the likelihood that the youthful outfield of Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Rusney Castillo would be the starters in 2016.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Saturday, August 29, 2015