6:22 AM EST, Sat March 06, 2021
Over the Monster 14 hours ago
Red Sox 6, Rays 5: Michael Chavis walks it off

Red Sox 6, Rays 5: Michael Chavis walks it off

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Nothing more exciting than a spring walk off where the players don’t realize it’s a walk off. There’s not many better ways to encapsulate what spring training baseball means than a walk off homer being hit but the other team stays on the field because they don’t realize it was a seven-inning game on the schedule today. The good news is, the Red Sox were the homering team, not the staying on the field team. Boston got back to .500 this spring thanks to a Michael Chavis walk off to get the 6-5 victory over the Rays. Here are...
Over the Monster 18 hours ago
OTM Roundtable: Who’s the closer?

OTM Roundtable: Who’s the closer?

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ It’s seemingly the closest thing to a camp battle the Red Sox have this year. Insofar as spring training position battles are a thing that actually exist outside of fun fan discussions, the Red Sox don’t really have anything going on on that front. There may be a few surprises on the roster by the time camp closes, but for the most part things are pretty set. The one place where there could be a wrinkle of competition — and yes, obviously they’re not only going to look at spring training results — is in the ninth inning....
Over the Monster 19 hours ago
Red Sox vs. Rays lineups: Eduardo Rodriguez is back

Red Sox vs. Rays lineups: Eduardo Rodriguez is back

A site for sore eyes. | Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports And Alex Verdugo makes his spring debut. Less than a year after a brutal case of COVID-19 and myocarditis, Eduardo Rodriguez—whose career was thought to be in jeopardy from the illnesses—will make his first spring start this afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Per ESPN’s Joon Lee, an OTM alumnus, Rodriguez said “At the beginning of COVID, I just wanted a chance to get past through that. Thank God I have a chance to survive that part and be available to get back to baseball and get cleared. ... I did everything that I...
NESN.com 19 hours ago

Why You Should Make Note Of Red Sox Lineup Friday Vs. Rays

We will concede that making sweeping judgements on March 5 about what the Opening Day lineup will look like for the Boston Red Sox is silly. But, away we go. The Sox are set to play a seven-inning game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, with Eduardo Rodriguez set to pitch in his first […] The post Why You Should Make Note Of Red Sox Lineup Friday Vs. Rays appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster 19 hours ago
One Big Question: Does Joel Payamps have a role?

One Big Question: Does Joel Payamps have a role?

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ He’s been bouncing around the league all winter. Can he land softly with the Red Sox? Welcome to the annual Over The Monster One Big Question season preview series. Over the next 40(ish) days, we will be running through every player on the 40-man roster and identifying a key question for them pertaining to the coming season. This should run us up to the start of the season, at least as it is scheduled now. We will go through the roster in alphabetical order. For the most part, these will run Monday through Friday every week...
Over the Monster 20 hours ago
FanPost Friday: Build your bullpen

FanPost Friday: Build your bullpen

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ We have a lot of names to choose from The Red Sox have quite an interesting “problem,” as they presently have about 16 or 17 pitchers you could convince me belong in the Red Sox bullpen this season. While some (like Garrett Whitlock due to his Rule 5 status or the big four in the bullpen) appear to be locks, their roles are not so clearly defined. We’re acting as if the offseason is over. Whoever is with organization is who we are getting (unless some of the PTBNL from the Andrew Benintendi trade end up being close to the...
Over the Monster 21 hours ago
Red Sox Top Prospect Voting: Nick Yorke aims to prove the critics wrong

Red Sox Top Prospect Voting: Nick Yorke aims to prove the critics wrong

Nick Yorke | Kelly O’Connor The surprise first rounder has already made big impressions. And thus ends the run on pitchers in our top prospect voting, at least for the time being. We had just had our fifth straight pitcher make our list last time around, and six of our last seven made their living on the mound. Now, we’re back to the position players with one of the newest members of the organization. That would be Nick Yorke, who ran away with the 13th spot on our list by snagging 63 percent of the vote. Yorke was not really on too many radars heading into the 2020...
Over the Monster 22 hours ago
Red Sox On Deck Podcast: Previewing Triple-A Worcester

Red Sox On Deck Podcast: Previewing Triple-A Worcester

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ In this episode Jake hosts Shelly and Bob as they kick off their new prospect podcast Welcome to Red Sox on Deck! We are your Red Sox prospect source on the Over The Monster Podcast Network. Every week, we will take a look at a different level of the minor leagues. Our typical dynamic duo will be Bob Osgood and Shelly Verougstraete but we are happy to have Jake Devereaux on today to discuss the Triple-A squad at Worcester. In our first episode, we discuss the two biggest and most exciting players in spring training, Bobby Dalbec and...
Over the Monster 23 hours ago
Daily Red Sox Links: Jackie Bradley Jr., Jarren Duran, Bobby Dalbec

Daily Red Sox Links: Jackie Bradley Jr., Jarren Duran, Bobby Dalbec

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports As you’ve almost certainly heard by now, Jackie Bradley Jr. is not coming back to Boston, instead getting a two-year deal with the Brewers. Pete Abraham writes about the loss for the Red Sox. (Pete Abraham; Boston Globe) Sean McAdam looks at the more unmeasurable losses that come with the departure of Bradley from Fenway’s outfield. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) The writing had been on the wall, but this makes official that the 2018 outfield is now all on different teams. So where does it rank in team history? (Chad Finn;...
NESN.com Mar 4, 2021

Where Red Sox Outfield Stands With Jackie Bradley Jr. Leaving Boston

We no longer need a disclaimer when evaluating the Red Sox’s outfield for 2021: Jackie Bradley Jr., a free agent whom Boston remained in touch with throughout the Major League Baseball offseason, is not returning to the organization that drafted him in 2011. Bradley on Thursday reportedly agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract with […] The post Where Red Sox Outfield Stands With Jackie Bradley Jr. Leaving Boston appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster Mar 4, 2021
Red Sox 3, Orioles 6: Duran SZN doesn’t stop in losses

Red Sox 3, Orioles 6: Duran SZN doesn’t stop in losses

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports That’s what matters. The Red Sox have fallen back under .500. Sell all of your Red Sox stock. Trade everyone. The season is over. They lost 6-3 against the Orioles on Thursday in what was a very spring training game, lasting only six innings and seeing a pitcher get pulled one inning and then come back out to start the next. The Red Sox, weirdly enough, made only one position player substitution all game. Here’s a few notes from the game, which was not televised. Jarren Duran homers Sure, it was a loss, but we’ll start off with...
Over the Monster Mar 4, 2021
Red Sox sign Danny Santana to a minor-league deal

Red Sox sign Danny Santana to a minor-league deal

Photo by Stephen Brashear/ He provides some no-risk versatility and depth. We’ve talked a lot over the last couple of months about how clear it is that the Red Sox are prioritizing depth this season, and even with spring training starting they are keeping that trend going. According to Julian McWilliams of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox have agreed to terms with former Rangers utility man Danny Santana on a minor-league deal. Source: the Red Sox have signed INF/OF Danny Santana to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.— Julian McWilliams...
NESN.com Mar 4, 2021

MLB Rumors: Red Sox Signing Veteran Utility Man Danny Santana

The Chaim Bloom-constructed Boston Red Sox really love their versatility. The latest case study: Danny Santana. Boston on Thursday reportedly signed the veteran utilityman to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, according to The Boston Globe’s Julian McWilliams and MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. Santana has experience playing all over the field. […] The post MLB Rumors: Red Sox Signing Veteran Utility Man Danny Santana appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Mar 4, 2021

MLB Writer Predicts Red Sox’s Triston Casas To Lead Double-A In Home Runs

If Tristan Casas has as big a year as some expect, anticipation for his big-league arrival only will grow. MLB.com’s Jim Callis predicted Wednesday the Boston Red Sox prospect will lead Double-A in home runs this season. The combination of power and poise Casas has shown at the plate since Boston drafted him in 2018 […] The post MLB Writer Predicts Red Sox’s Triston Casas To Lead Double-A In Home Runs appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Mar 4, 2021

Alex Cora Salutes Jackie Bradley Jr. After Reported Deal With Brewers

Alex Cora undoubtedly is going to miss Jackie Bradley Jr. the player, but he’ll also miss Jackie Bradley Jr. the person, as well. The longtime Boston Red Sox center fielder reportedly reached a two-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers early Thursday morning. A mainstay in center field and perhaps the best to ever play the […] The post Alex Cora Salutes Jackie Bradley Jr. After Reported Deal With Brewers appeared first on NESN.com.

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