"It’s not about how many prospects you have or where your farm system is. It might be No. 1 or 30th or whatever. The one that really counts is how many games you win in October and how many games you play in October. That’s what we’re shooting for." -Alex CoraAI sports predictions
I was a little glad that this move was made, didn't want him to risk further injury... He's still scheduled to pitch Sunday against the Rays.
Put short rest aside; Nick Pivetta was fully prepared to take the mound for the Red Sox on Wednesday night. After pitching four innings last Saturday in Boston's 5-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, the experienced right-handed pitcher found himself back on his home turf just three days later, facing off against Kansas City and delivering a solid five-inning performance. During this impressive display, Pivetta conceded a mere two runs on four hits while striking out eight, ultimately contributing to the Red Sox's 4-3 triumph. Alex Cora couldn't help but praise Pivetta following Boston's return to the win column. The Red Sox manager also drew a comparison between Pivetta and a skilled pitcher who notably transitioned roles during their time with the team. "He possesses remarkable strength," Cora shared with reporters, as reported by The Boston Globe. "He puts in extensive effort between outings. Despite his substantial build, he maintains a strong level of dedication. I mentioned a few weeks back that he bears a striking resemblance to David Price in his enthusiasm for coming to the ballpark and his sheer desire to compete."
It may be time for the Red Sox to consider a major trade
As Brayan Bello solidifies his position as a dependable starter in the major leagues this season, the Boston Red Sox have turned their attention to finding their next highly regarded pitching prospect. Wikelman Gonzalez is emerging as a strong contender for that role. Gonzalez made a remarkable impression during his inaugural start with the Double-A Portland team on Sunday, having been promoted from High-A Greenville along with the power-hitting infielder Blaze Jordan.
Red Sox Set to Face Rays in Dominican Republic for Spring Training Games in 2024 In an exciting announcement, Major League Baseball revealed that the Red Sox will embark on a journey to the Dominican Republic for two spring tune-up games. Taking place on March 9 and 10, the matches will be held at Santo Domingo's Estadio Quisqueya. This occasion marks a significant milestone for the Red Sox, as it will be their first venture outside of North America since 2019 when they engaged in a thrilling two-game series against the Yankees in London. Additionally, the team made history back in 2008 when they launched their regular-season campaign in Tokyo, playing against the Oakland Athletics.
With only six weeks remaining until Major League Baseball's August 1 trade deadline, it's time for another prognostication on which teams will be buying and which teams will be selling. But instead of simply offering up a boring "buyer" or "seller" designation for each team, we're taking it old school by asking a Magic 8 Ball whether each team will be a buyer at the trade deadline.
Back in spring training, I ranked the six divisions. After putting the AL East first (correctly), I thought the easiest thing was to put aside the two Central divisions for the last two spots. Again, correctly. It's fun when things pan out like that, huh? I'm always accountable for my bad predictions, so I'll also toot my own horn when nailing it like this. And, boy, are the two Central divisions terrible. Just as a quick illustration on the AL Central, the last-place Red Sox of the AL East would be in first place further west. Since they aren't anywhere near the Central, though, the Twins at 36-36 hold first by 2 1/2 games over the Guardians. The Tigers are trying to tank, but sit five games out. The White Sox are 11 games under .500 and still within striking range. Right now, this is just bad. There isn't really much way to spin it.
J.D Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, and Rafael Devers bringing Boston to LA