Rick Porcello

2018 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Starting Pitcher Ranking Tiers 2.0

Starting pitcher has an abundance of high-end options, but there comes a point when the names all blend together and the advantages are harder to …

Taijuan Walker

Boston Red Sox player preview 2018: Christian Vazquez primed for All-Star season

Christian Vazquez took a major step forward in 2017 for the Boston Red Sox and could blossom even more in 2018 if given a full-time role.<p>Back in …


Red Sox Knuckleballer Steven Wright Indicates Possible Return By Opening Day

1,513<p>Photo via Patrick McDermott/USA TODAY Sports Images<p>There are a lot of question marks surrounding the Boston Red Sox’s starting rotation.<p>Beyond …


Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright may not need DL time

By<p>4:20 PM<p>FORT MYERS, Fla. — For some time, the Red Sox assumed that their first turn of the rotation would serve as an exploration of the team’s …


Red Sox's Rick Porcello: Pleased with two-seamer - CBSSports.com

Porcello, who retired 11 of the final 12 batters faced Friday, was pleased with the movement of his two-seam fastball, Jason Mastrodonato of the …


Verlander, Keuchel lead the American League’s best rotation | Toronto Star

Yes, Cleveland has a righthand-heavy starting five, but with a true ace, Kluber, and a potential ace, Carrasco, at the top and with the drone-master …


Red Sox notebook: Mookie Betts to play CF this week

FORT MYERS — <b>Mookie Betts</b> will be back in center field soon.Betts, who has won two straight Gold Gloves in right field, is likely to play some spring …


Porcello makes breakthrough at end of spring training outing in Red Sox win

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With so much focus on the raggedy back of the Red Sox rotation, it's easy to lose sight of the pitcher who could make or break …


Red Sox 4, Twins 2: The top of the lineup comes through early

The Red Sox got an early lead and never gave it upThe Red Sox picked up their fourth win in a row on Friday taking a rare spring night game over the …


Twins prospects Lewis, Kirilloff on trip for game against Red Sox

And fans can check them out, since the game will be televised on FSN North tonight at 5:05 p.m.


Red Sox vs. Twins lineup: It’s always the Twins

One day after beating back Toronto’s not-ready-for-prime time squad, the Red Sox will face the Minnesota Twins (or a split-squad version of them) for …

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David Price Dominant In Spring Debut For Red Sox

44 minutes ago<p><i>David Price. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)</i><p>BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- David Price couldn't pitch last spring because of his left elbow injury and …


Twins lose but Rosario gets key time in at the plate

Eddie Rosario missed nine games this spring but is back for the Twins. Friday, he went 1-for-4 with an RBI double


PG: Gateway to opportunity

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – Perfect Game, baseball’s largest and most respected scouting report service, is offering excellent opportunities to any persons …


Live Coverage: Red Sox vs. Twins, 6:05 p.m.

Email Comments<p>Print<p><b>FORT MYERS, Fla.</b> —<p><b>WHO</b>: Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins <b><br>WHEN</b>: 6:05 p.m. <b><br>WHERE</b>: jetBlue Park <b><br>STARTING PITCHERS</b>: RHP <b>Rick Porcello</b> vs. RHP</b> …


Getting to know Rick Porcello and Joe Kelly

Evan Drellich talks with Rick Porcello and Joe Kelly about what they did in the offseason, if winning the Cy Young changed Porcello, and what Kelly th

Ohtani rocked for 7 runs and 7 hits over 1 1/3 innings

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani was rocked for seven runs and seven hits over 1 1/3 innings in his second major league spring training start for the Los Angeles Angels, allowing long home runs to Colorado's Ian Desmond and Nolan Arenado that went over the left-field berm on Friday in an 18-6 loss.<p>…


Red Sox: Who will be first off DL out of pitching trio?

The Red Sox have three starting pitchers on the disabled list. Who will be the first off it?<p>Normally when a team has three starting pitchers hit the …


Red Sox Notes: Porcello continues to make adjustments; 3 things and more

Email<p>Print<p><b>FORT MYERS, Fla.</b> -- <b>Rick Porcello</b> is still working on his first-inning issue. The issue dogged him throughout much of last season and it …


Detroit Tigers: Why Brad Ausmus failed to bring a championship

On November 3rd, 2013 the Detroit Tigers hired Brad Ausmus as manager with the hope he would lead them to a World Series victory. He failed …


Ranking MLB's 10 best starting pitching rotations

The old adage in baseball is that you can never have enough pitching. And honestly, truer words have never been spoken.<p>Playing a 162-game season is a …


Fantasy Baseball Preview 2018: Starting Pitchers

(Part 4 of 4)<br>THE STUDS<br>1. CHRIS SALE Boston Red Sox<br>Had nine or more Ks in 24 of his 32 starts last year and struck out 36% of batters he faced.<br>2. MAX …


Why Red Sox Probably Won’t Sign Another Starter Before Opening Day

The Boston Red Sox’s starting rotation is unlikely to undergo any significant changes before Opening Day despite several questions surrounding the …


The Case for Alex Cobb

There are whispers of a mystical land hidden deep in the murky swamps of Florida. A Carcosa of perfectly manicured grass, and covered in the finest …


Former Red Sox Manager John Farrell Hired As Scout For Reds - Trifecta Network

The 5th starter of the Boston Red Sox could literally be anyone. We can all piece in the first four, but the fifth guy in the rotation is one of much …


Mid-Spring Training Grades for MLB's High-Profile Acquisitions

Spring training is much better for getting first looks at familiar faces in new places than it is for carrying out serious analysis of players' performances.<p>Nonetheless, how about we split the difference and dish out some mid-spring grades for the biggest acquisitions of the 2017-18 Major League …


Table For Two: Previewing the Boston Red Sox

Image credit: USA Today Sports<p><i>Between now and Opening Day, we’ll be previewing each team by eavesdropping on an extended conversation about them. For</i> …

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The Playbook: Tips from an expert to help you win at fantasy baseball

"That's <i>way</i> too early!"<p>In retrospect, I'm not sure why I said it. Why should I be so certain that Rafael Devers, the player being discussed amongst …


Masahiro Tanaka and the search for his pre-2017 form [2018 Season Preview] - River Avenue Blues

The 2017 season was, by a not small margin, the worst of Masahiro Tanaka’s four seasons with the Yankees. He pitched to a 4.74 ERA (4.34 FIP) with 35 …


OMF - 16 days until Opening Day; Lou wants the Red Sox to sign Alex Cobb; Trump and Jose Altuve, 3-13-18

• This Just In<br>• Audio<br>• Trending<p>Bruins sign Trent Frederic to entry-level contract<br>• Julian Edelman says goodbye to Danny Amendola on Instagram: 'Hell of a …

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