|Middlebrooks & Dell|
Friday, February 12, 2016
|Deebie And Inglis (Baseball Australia Photo)|
Thursday, February 11, 2016
they are still looking for more. Among the pool of available lefties are former Carmine Hosers Craig Breslow, Matt Thornton and Franklin Morales. Other possible options are Neal Cotts, Manny Parra, Brian Duensing and Eric O’Flaherty. Stay tuned!
Keith Law ranks four Red Sox prospects in the Top 100 for 2016. Law places Rafael Devers (No. 7), Yoan Moncada (No. 17), Andrew Benintendi (No. 18) and Anderson Espinoza (No. 38) among the best one hundred—with the first three in the Top 20. This is a real recognition of the quality of the team's lead prospects. Maybe the biggest surprise is that Law has Devers ten spots higher than Moncada—who most observers see as the prime Boston prospect. And, Law compares the 17-year old Espinoza to Pedro Martinez and Aroldis Chapman. The Top 5 prospects—according to Law— are Corey Seager (LAD), Byron Buxton (MIN), Lucas Giolito (WAS), J.P. Crawford (PHI) and Julio Urias (LAD).
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Keith Law has ranked the Red Sox Farm System as 10th in all of baseball—after ranking them 5th last year. Most of the drop is due to promotions of key talent—although the trade for Craig Kimbrel cost the team a potential elite player in Manuel Margot. Even with the lower evaluation, the Sox still have the top-ranked minor league system in the AL East—and the third best in the entire American League. For perspective, The Bronx Embalmers' system is ranked 13th, the Rays 14th, the Blue Jays 25th and the Orioles 27th.
|Friendly Message To John Henry|
|Herb Pennock And Babe Ruth—1917|
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
|(AP File Photo)|
the Red Sox are second only to the Cubbies as favorites to win the 2016 World Series. Boston slots in at 8-1 odds to win it all—trailing only the Cubs at 7-1. Fittingly, The Bronx Embalmers are way down the list in ninth position at 16-1. Frankly, we think this grossly overstates the Red Sox true chances of another ring—but we'd rather see them in this spot than that of The Evil Ones.