Boston Red Sox

Red Sox Pitcher Steven Wright Suspended 80 games

By: Gary Allen (BOSTON)- The office of the commissioner of baseball announced Wednesday afternoon that Boston Red Sox Pitcher Steven Wright has been suspended 80 games without pay for testing positive for growth hormone releasing peptide 2 (GHRP-2), which is a banned substance and violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention Treatment Program. The 80 game suspension will commence at the beginning of the 2019 MLB season. Wright said in a statement “ I was notified by MLB that I failed a test under the joint drug prevention and treatment program during this past offseason. Although, I do not...

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Fenway Park’s “Green Monster” Was Originally Built For A Reason That Might Surprise You

By: Daniel Wilkins   This article was also written, in the same form, for “Adventures in Baseball”, my personal baseball blog. Check it out here: https://adventuresbaseball.wixsite.com/2019 If you’ve ever been to Boston and visited a Red Sox game, you can all but ignore the 37-foot-tall Green Monster sitting in left field. It creates a challenge for right-handed batters at Fenway, trying to hit a ball over the wall for a home run. But, even though some critics consider the monument to be an eyesore, there is an actual reason why the famous wall was built in 1912. In 1910, Red...

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What's Left For The Red Sox To Do This Off Season

By: Alan Cavagnaro   (BOSTON - MA)-It was announced recently that Joe Kelly would be signing with the Dodgers a 3 year 25M deal with the California club that sends Kelly to his home state for the first time in his career. While Kelly has said he wanted to remain in Boston for the rest of his career, and despite the Red Sox showing interest, he signed with Los Angeles. So now with the loss of Joe Kelly, and presumably Craig Kimbrel, what else is happening with Bostons bullpen?The Red Sox DO have a complete 40 man roster, but rumor...

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An Interesting Fix To The Red Sox Closer Issue

By: Noah Wright    The Red Sox are about to lose all-star closer Craig Kimbrel and set-up man Joe Kelly in free agency. Kimbrel last season tossed 62 and a third total innings, giving the team a 2.74 ERA, 3.13 FIP, and .995 WHIP. Plus, he was striking out batters at a 13.9 per 9 rate. Even though Joe Kelly had a 4.39 ERA, he still had a 3.57 FIP, gave up only 4 home runs, and 9.3 K/9 rate. He even pitched in more innings than Kimbrel, having 65 and two thirds innings tossed. Kimbrel is still wandering around...

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The Offseason Plans For Dombrowski And His Red Sox

By: Allen Cavagnaro   (BOSTON - MA) - With the Red Sox winning the World Series this year, it should be no surprise that the team doesn’t have the hardest roster to work with next year, but with the offseason upon us, there have been rumors among several players and even some players not returning. So here are some offseason topics that have been brewing.   Catchers? Yes the Red Sox do have 3 stellar catchers that play their position well, that being Blake Swihart, Christian Vazquez, and Sandy Leon, however rumors have gone out today that the Red Sox are willing to trade all 3...

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