1. 2010 Red Sox Preview: How Will Jacoby Ellsbury Respond to Change?

    Back to the future. Meet Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox's one-time center fielder of the future who is currently their left fielder and—once again—their center fielder-of the future...

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  2. 2010 Boston Red Sox Preview: Will Adrian Beltre Bring a Glove AND a Bat?

    The Red Sox organization made a calculated decision during this past offseason to trade offense in exchange for pitching and defense. The club had the third-highest total of runs scored in 2009, but failed to measure up in the field...

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  3. 2010 Red Sox Preview: Will Marco Scutaro's Skills Translate in Boston?

    New Boston Red Sox shortstop Marco Scutaro had a career year last season while playing over the border for the Toronto Blue Jays. The question that must be asked is whether his 2009 performance will translate into a quality season in his new nation...

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  4. 2010 Red Sox Preview: Will Dustin Pedroia Step Up Or Fall Flat?

    During the off-season, Sox GM Theo Epstein shaped the 2010 club by trading hitting for pitching and defense. Offensive producers OF Jason Bay and 3B Mike Lowell were subtracted from the lineup ...

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  5. Spring Game Two: Jon Lester Struggles as Boston Red Sox Fall to Twins, 5-0

    Lefty Jon Lester surrendered three hits and issued two walks as part of a four-run first inning as the Minnesota Twins rebounded from yesterday’s loss with a 5-0 defeat of the Red Sox today in Ft Myers...

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  6. 2010 Red Sox Preview: Kevin Youkilis Proving Doubters Wrong

    Why do so many writers in the baseball universe refer to Kevin Youkilis as over-rated or predict that his career will start to backslide? Many of these pundits point to the fact he had a bad ...

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  7. Grapefruit League Opener: Josh Beckett Leads Red Sox Over Twins, 2-1

    The Minnesota Twins scored one run on two hits off RHP Josh Beckett in the first inning of tonight's Grapefruit League opener at a chilly City of Palms Park in Ft. Myers, FL (it was 45 degrees when the final out was recorded)...

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  8. 2010 Boston Red Sox Preview: Victor Martinez Has Huge Shoes To Fill

    Victor Martinez has huge shoes to fill behind home plate at Fenway Park. His predecessor was team captain, backstopped two World Series championship teams and is the only catcher in the history of the game to have caught four no-hitters...

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  9. Top Prospect Casey Kelly Throws Boston Red Sox a Curve

    Two years ago, the Red Sox drafted 18-year-old Casey Kelly in the first round of the MLB first-year player draft (pick No. 30 overall) out of Sarasota, Florida...

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  10. SOX1FAN Giving Away Free Red Sox Tickets and Memorabilia

    I am pleased to announce the 4th Annual SOX1FAN.com Comment Contest is underway. Once again, I will be giving away free Red Sox tickets and free autographed memorabilia every month - beginning ...

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  11. Expectations Are High in the Buchholz Household

    Clay Buchholz: His future's so bright he's gotta wear shades! The first time I interviewed Clay Buchholz (back in 2007), I asked him if he envisioned getting involved with a particular charity ...

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  12. Mike Lowell To Boston Red Sox Fans: “I Love You, Man”

    Red Sox 3B Mike Lowell has been a class act since the day he arrived in the City of Boston. He was a throw-in from the Florida Marlins—added to the Sox haul in the Josh Beckett deal because The Fish wanted to dump his contract...

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  13. 2010 Red Sox Preview: Closer in Training Daniel Bard Heating Up

    It was the summer of 2008. The first time I saw Daniel Bard pitch, he was holding down the back end of the Portland Sea Dogs (Double-A) bullpen...

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  14. David Ortiz: You Should See Me Naked

    (Photo caption: David Ortiz showed off his leaner physique today at spring training camp in Fort Myers. He quipped to reporters: “you should see me naked”...

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  15. 2010 Red Sox Preview: Will Jonathan Papelbon Regain His Dominance?

    Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon recorded 38 saves and compiled a 1.85 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP last season, yet it always seemed that something just wasn’t right with him. Pappy had made an adjustment to his delivery in spring training...

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  16. 10 Questions That Will Determine the AL East Title in 2010

    What are the most important considerations that will help to determine the outcome of the AL East divisional race in 2010? Is it the performance of new Rays closer Rafael Soriano or Yankees ...

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  17. 2010 Boston Red Sox Preview: Will Jon Lester Continue To Improve?

    Southpaw Jon Lester has evolved into the ace of the Boston Red Sox pitching staff.  Two winters ago, there were many fans who urged the Sox to trade a package of players including Lester and ...

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  18. 2010 Red Sox Preview: How Will Josh Beckett Respond?

    One-time Red Sox ace Josh Beckett enters the 2010 season knowing that he does not have a deal in place for 2011. He arrived in camp yesterday with the knowledge that he’ll need to have an excellent ...

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  19. 2010 Red Sox Preview: Which John Lackey Will the Red Sox Be Getting?

    The Red Sox front office decided not to give free agent LF Jason Bay a four-year contract due to a suspicion that he might experience a knee or shoulder injury during the life of the contract; ...

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  20. 2010 Boston Red Sox Preview: Will This Be Clay Buchholz' Breakout Season?

    Many baseball observers believe that hitters most often have their breakout season at 27 years-of-age while pitchers have their breakout season at 26 years-of-age. Clay Buchholz will turn 26 years old on August 14, 2010...

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  21. 2010 Red Sox Preview: Will The Real Daisuke Matsuzaka Please Stand Up?

    A little more than a month ago, Red Sox Nation learned that starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka told a Japanese magazine that he suffered a leg injury early last year while in training for the ...

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  22. Why Everyone Should Just Relax and Let Josh Reddick Develop

    A little more than a year ago, I interviewed Josh Reddick for more than an hour out in Arizona. We talked about a lot of things, but mostly we talked about hitting...

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  23. Red Sox Announce Non-Roster Invitees For Spring Training

    Red Sox prospect Ryan Kalish posed for this picture in Portland, ME, last June… SOX1FAN photo The 2010 Rookie Development Program is now history...

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  24. Boston Red Sox: Will All The Changes Make The Team Better in 2010?

    The hot stove season is winding down around Major League Baseball. With pitchers and catchers due to report to spring training in two weeks, it's time to stop talking about the 2010 season and ...

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  25. Bloomberg Sports Product a Worthwhile Work in Process

    I spent yesterday afternoon in New York City, on Manhattan’s upper east side. I was one of 200 media types from around the country who flocked to Bloomberg Tower on Lexington Avenue, as Bloomberg ...

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