10:03 AM EST, Thu January 27, 2022
Over the Monster 1 hour ago
Michael Wacha shouldn’t be locked into the rotation

Michael Wacha shouldn’t be locked into the rotation

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Unlike the other veterans around him, he should have to earn his spot in the rotation. Prior to the lockout going into effect, the Boston Red Sox were, much like many other teams around the league, quite busy adding to their roster. Although they didn’t add the quality of starting pitcher that some of us perhaps expected and certainly hoped for, they added a trio of veteran arms to join their rotation. One, James Paxton, will be on the shelf for at least the first half of the season, but both Rich Hill and Michael Wacha are expected to be...
Over the Monster 3 hours ago
Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Wade Boggs, Manny Ramirez

Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Wade Boggs, Manny Ramirez

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but David Ortiz is going to get his own plaque in the Hall of Fame. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic) When he heard the news, fellow Hall of Famer Wade Boggs, who knows a thing or two about playing in Boston, was pleased. (Logan Mullen; NESN) Of course, it wasn’t a sure thing Ortiz would get the votes to make the Hall of Fame. (Alex Reimer; WEEI/Audacy) Obviously, Ortiz will not be the last Red Sox player inducted into the Hall of Fame. Alex Speier looks at some potential future inductees. (Alex Speier; Boston...
NESN.com 17 hours ago

Triston Casas, Red Sox Prospect, Can’t Wait For Call-Up To Major Leagues

Triston Casas knows where he wants to be and when. The Boston Red Sox prospect told reporters Wednesday he aims to earn a call-up to the major leagues “as soon as possible,” according to The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier. Casas currently is participating in the Red Sox’s Winter Warm-up camp in Fort Myers, Fla. He […] The post Triston Casas, Red Sox Prospect, Can’t Wait For Call-Up To Major Leagues appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com 17 hours ago

Triston Casas Would Be Happy To Have Half MLB Career David Ortiz Did

Triston Casas figures to have a long, successful Major League Baseball career ahead of him, but will he put up Hall of Fame numbers? We of course won’t know the answer to that question for many years, but the highly ranked Boston Red Sox prospect knows if he has even half the career of new […] The post Triston Casas Would Be Happy To Have Half MLB Career David Ortiz Did appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster 19 hours ago
New Shirt: Designated Hall of Famer

New Shirt: Designated Hall of Famer

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ David Ortiz is getting his due, and BreakingT is celebrating. For most baseball fans, thanks to the lockout there is really nothing to celebrate in the baseball world. Instead, people are left to just hope that the drips of news regarding negotiations for a new CBA will soon turn into a report saying the two sides are close to a deal. But for fans of the Boston Red Sox, we got a legitimate baseball thing for which we can be ecstatic on Tuesday when it was officially announced that David Ortiz would be going to the Hall of Fame. I’m sure anyone...
NESN.com 20 hours ago

Wade Boggs Salutes David Ortiz For Red Sox Legend’s Hall Of Fame Selection

The Boston Red Sox are about to have another former player in the Hall of Fame. David Ortiz was the lone player selected to the 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame class, getting named Tuesday evening. He joins a long list of former Red Sox greats who will be enshrined in Cooperstown, with Wade Boggs among […] The post Wade Boggs Salutes David Ortiz For Red Sox Legend’s Hall Of Fame Selection appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster 23 hours ago
Free Agent Lookback: Cody Ross

Free Agent Lookback: Cody Ross

Photo by Jared Wickerham/ Cody Ross gave the Red Sox some fun in 2012, a season in which fun was hard to find. The 2012 Boston Red Sox were not a very good team. Fresh off the collapse of 2011, this was the team that Bobby Valentine helmed for a year before being fired. The Red Sox went just 69-93 and finished in last place in the American League East for the first time since 1992 and the first time ever under the five-team-per-division alignment. However, mixed into that horrific season were the bones of previous and future title teams as well as a few fun guys who...
Over the Monster Jan 26, 2022
A larger than life figure, David Ortiz represented many of the great little things in baseball

A larger than life figure, David Ortiz represented many of the great little things in baseball

Set Number: X72074 TK4 And made an incalculable impact on so many baseball fans in Boston and beyond. As I’m sure you know if you’re reading this, David Ortiz was officially elected to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday night. It was no sure thing, even in the hours leading up to the announcement, but by the end of the night the Boston Red Sox legend was the lone player voted in by the BBWAA. It’s clearly well-deserved, as Ortiz was one of the best hitters of his generation even taking away all of the other postseason and general clutch moments that helped form his...
NESN.com Jan 26, 2022

Alex Rodriguez Happy David Ortiz Earned First-Ballot Hall Of Fame Selection

David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez have built quite the relationship over the years as FOX co-workers during Major League Baseball’s postseason broadcasts. The duo spent many seasons as bitter rivals as members of the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, respectively. Ortiz can’t help himself when presented with the opportunity to rib his co-worker […] The post Alex Rodriguez Happy David Ortiz Earned First-Ballot Hall Of Fame Selection appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster Jan 26, 2022
OTM Open Thread 1/26: It is Wednesday

OTM Open Thread 1/26: It is Wednesday

Photo by Focus on Sport/ Hall of Papi Happy Wednesday! If this is your only source of news: David Ortiz is a first ballot Hall of Famer! He’s being inducted in Cooperstown on July 24, 2022. Yup, the anniversary of a legendary 2004 game that may have turned the season around. The Bruins are in Colorado playing the Avalanche at 10:00 PM ET. And there’s a new episode of The Book of Boba Fett today. With any luck the MLB negotiations this week will pick up steam and save Spring Training. On this day in 2012 the Red Sox signed Cody Ross! Talk about what you want, cheer...
Over the Monster Jan 26, 2022
Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Roger Clemens

Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Roger Clemens

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Everyone has their “the one that got away” story. The great love that could have been. For the Minnesota Twins, David Ortiz was that love. For Red Sox Nation, David Ortiz was everything. Coming to Boston changed not only David Ortiz’s life, but he help change history for not just a city, or fans, but for an entire storied franchise. (Gary Washburn; The Boston Globe) David Ortiz is a first-ballot Hall of Famer, but he wasn’t the only Red Sox player on the list of 30. (Quinn Riley; Boston Sports Wave) Former Red Sox second baseman Dustin...
NESN.com Jan 25, 2022

Fellow Hall Of Famer, Red Sox Great Dennis Eckersley Welcomes David Ortiz

If you somehow haven’t heard by now, David Ortiz officially is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced that Ortiz was the lone selection into the class of 2022 from the writers’ ballot after earning a spot on 77.9% of the over 400 ballots cast. A player must reach at […] The post Fellow Hall Of Famer, Red Sox Great Dennis Eckersley Welcomes David Ortiz appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Jan 25, 2022

Twins Get (Predictably) Shredded For Congratulatory David Ortiz Tweet

The Boston Red Sox reaped the benefits of a mistake made by the Minnesota Twins for more than a decade, and it came to the forefront again Tuesday as David Ortiz was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame the first year he was on the ballot. Ortiz, who was cut by the Twins following […] The post Twins Get (Predictably) Shredded For Congratulatory David Ortiz Tweet appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Jan 25, 2022

Curt Schilling, Who Missed Hall Of Fame Selection, Congratulates David Ortiz

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, much to his relief, did not make the cut for the Baseball Hall of Fame in his final year on the ballot. But rather than comment about his own situation, he took the opportunity to congratulate his former Boston teammate David Ortiz, who was selected for induction in his […] The post Curt Schilling, Who Missed Hall Of Fame Selection, Congratulates David Ortiz appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Jan 25, 2022

Red Sox’s Alex Cora Congratulates David Ortiz For Hall Of Fame Selection

Alex Cora didn’t get to coach David Ortiz on the Red Sox, but he got to see what went into his game first-hand while playing Boston from 2005-2008. And on Tuesday, the Red Sox manager watched his old teammate get voted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. […] The post Red Sox’s Alex Cora Congratulates David Ortiz For Hall Of Fame Selection appeared first on NESN.com.

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