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Brad Penny is a Monster

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Hey. Do you all remember that guy named "Brad Penny"? Yeah, he was horrible for the Sox. Liked to give up big hits and didn't really like to earn outs. Well, yeah, that guy loves the National League. He's the man. There are rumors floating down from SanFran that he's a Cy Young candidate...

Not quite Sox-related, but.....

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Remember hearing about Roger Clemens' son Koby? Well, he's making a name for himself in the minors.

Yesterday, new Red Sox outfielder Joey Gathright said he envisioned himself playing the same role...

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Yesterday, new Red Sox outfielder Joey Gathright said he envisioned himself playing the same role Dave Roberts occupied for the Red Sox in 2004. Today, Gathright and Roberts chatted for several minutes after Roberts stopped by his locker. Roberts’s message: "Just really embrace this," Roberts recalled after their talk. "It’s just a great team and a great organization to be a part of." In Tampa Bay to broadcast tonight’s game on NESN, Roberts wanted to meet Gathright, who he had never been introduced to during his playing days. Gathright mostly listening, nodding as Roberts spoke. "I always admired his ability seeing him play," Roberts said. "He has unlimited ability."

The new Dave Roberts meets Dave Roberts - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog Seriously, calling Gathright the "new Dave Roberts" is not the smartest idea in my mind. Sure, he's fast, but geez, can you guarantee me he'll steal a base against Mariano Rivera in the postseason? With Bill Mueller batting?!

The Red Sox plan to have Paul Byrd make his second Red Sox start of 2009 on Friday, in the first...

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The Red Sox plan to have Paul Byrd make his second Red Sox start of 2009 on Friday, in the first game of a four-contest set against the White Sox in Chicago. Byrd will be followed in the rotation by Junichi Tazawa (who was called up on Tuesday after being temporarily deployed to the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League over the weekend) will take the ball on Saturday.

Rotation updates: Byrd to start Friday, Tazawa on Saturday for Sox Well, Taz is back. That didn't take too long.

In their first wave of September call-ups, the Red Sox have added catcher George Kottaras,...

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In their first wave of September call-ups, the Red Sox have added catcher George Kottaras, outfielder Brian Anderson, pitcher Junichi Tazawa, outfielder Joey Gathright, and infielder Chris Woodward. All but Gathright, whom the Sox acquired Saturday in a minor league trade with Baltimore, have previously played for the Sox this year. Gathright, one of the fastest men in baseball, could serve as a pinch-running specialist. The Sox will likely add more players as the minor league season ends in a week. All five players will be in uniform for tonight’s game at Tampa Bay.

Call-ups made official - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog Kott is back! And so is Anderson, Tazawa and Woodward. Joey Gathright is a new addition. I'd also like to see Hunter Jones come back once Pawtucket's season is over.

penny is signing with #giants. good call by him. NL team in race.

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penny is signing with #giants. good call by him. NL team in race.

Twitter / Jon Heyman: penny is signing with #gia ... Brad Penny has a new team. No doubt in my mind he will dominate...

The Carter/Byrd/Yankees/Mets Thingy Explained

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Petty. And as was mentioned over at Joy of Sox, it hurts Carter more than anyone else. Pretty low class.

#RedSox acquired Joey "can jump over a car" Gathright for PTBNL or cash considerations from...

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#RedSox acquired Joey "can jump over a car" Gathright for PTBNL or cash considerations from Baltimore. Gathright's going to Pawtucket.

Twitter / Amalie Benjamin: #RedSox acquired Joey "can ...