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JakeDevereaux

The Over The Monster Podcast-What now?

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

In this episode of the show Keaton and I explore if the team’s recent performance makes them buyers or sellers at the deadline.

On today’s episode of the show Keaton and I tackle the big question following the embarrassing series in Baltimore—should the Red Sox be sellers at the trade deadline. In order to answer this question we dig into who is in front of them competing for the Wild Card, as well as who they even have to sell. I won’t spoil our...

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Matt_Collins

OTM Open Thread 7/22: It is Monday

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Happy Monday everyone. Things are, well, pretty brutal for the Red Sox and I think I picked a good weekend to mostly be away from baseball. They are running out of time to turn things around and if it’s going to happen it has to be right now. That means having a strong series against the Rays, which starts on Monday. They’ll have Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound for Monday’s game to take on old friend Jalen Beeks. First pitch is...

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox showing interest in three relievers

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Two big ones and a more mid-tier option.

After this past weekend’s disastrous series loss to the league-worst Orioles, it is fair to wonder just in what direction the Red Sox should go at this year’s trade deadline. Just by the standings, where they are three games out of a playoff spot, it seems like an easy decision to buy. However, given the state of their farm system — improving, but far from a finished product — and more importantly the lack...

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox Minor Lines: Triston Casas reaches base six times

Pawtucket W 3-1

Chris Owings, SS: 2-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 CS

Mitch Moreland, 1B: 0-4, 3 K

Rusney Castillo, RF: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI

Chad De La Guerra, 2B: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Josh Ockimey, DH: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Cole Sturgeon, LF: 2-3, 1 K

Erasmo Ramírez: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K (54 pitches)

Brian Johnson: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K (43 pitches)

Tanner Houck: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K (20 pitches)

Travis Lakins: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (11 pitches)

Pawtucket hit three...

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Phil Neuffer

Daily Red Sox Links: Andrew Cashner, Dave Dombrowski, Daniel Hudson

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

In today’s links, Andrew Cashner sees past the gloom, Dave Dombrowksi has work to do and Daniel Hudson gains the Red Sox’s attention.

Andrew Cashner found a silver lining on Sunday. (Steve Hewitt; Boston Herald)

Without a significant move in the standings, the Red Sox run the risk of a lost campaign. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

There’s no time like the present. (Logan Mullen; NESN)

Or Dave Dombrowski and the front office could just start over....

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Red Sox Trade Rumors: Boston Has 'Active Interest' in Kirby Yates, Ken Giles

The Boston Red Sox are apparently hoping to upgrade their bullpen before the July 31 trade deadline. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the team has reportedly shown interest ...

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Jake Kostik

Red Sox - 0, Orioles - 5: One-Hit Wojciechowski (Plus Orioles Bullpen)

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That was just awful. In a season full of awkwardly bad games, this one may be among the most awkward.

First impressions are everything, or so they say. When you apply for a job, you are supposed to dress nice, show what would make you a model employee, and otherwise be a pleasant person to be around. When meeting a person for the first time, you should be friendly, smile, and shake their hand with a firm grip (but not too firm).

In baseball, you should...

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Andrew Cashner would have sat out if traded to undesirable team

Back in May, right-hander Andrew Cashner suggested to Dan Connolly of The Athletic that he’d consider sitting out the rest of the season if the Orioles sent him to an undesirable destination by the July 31 trade deadline. Cashner, whom Baltimore traded to Boston last weekend, confirmed to Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com that he indeed would have held out through year’s end had the Orioles dealt him somewhere he didn’t want to go. “I mean what I said,” he told Cotillo. “This is...

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox at Orioles Lineups: Cashner vs. his old pals

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The Red Sox have a chance to take this series in Baltimore and they’ll have Andrew Cashner on the mound against his old team. Here are the full lineups, in tweet form.

Going for the series win in Baltimore.

Your @ParkWhiz Lineup: pic.twitter.com/21zdfCQ6Zz

— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 21, 2019

The Orioles will use this lineup to oppose old friend Andrew Cashner. pic.twitter.com/NOYXatIIfO

— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) July 21, 2019

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox Minor Lines: The major leaguers in the minors

Pawtucket L 5-7

Gorkys Hernández, CF: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Chris Owings, LF: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS

Mitch Moreland, 1B: 0-3

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 0-0, 1 BB

Rusney Castillo, RF: 0-4

Tzu-Wei Lin, SS: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K

Kyle Hart: 5 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 2 K (83 pitches)

Hector Velázquez: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K (25 pitches)

Ryan Brasier: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (14 pitches)

Saturday was a major-league kind of day in Pawtucket, though it did end in a loss. They got home...

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Matt_Collins

Daily Red Sox Links: Nathan Eovaldi, Chris Sale, Michael Chavis

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Nathan Eovaldi is back with the team and ready to pitch out of the bullpen. Hold on to your butts. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Chris Sale hasn’t been the same this year, so Sean McAdam asked former batterymate A.J. Pierzynski for some potential causes. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Andrew Cashner had threatened to retire if traded, but had identified Boston as a team he would like to end up on. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

The Red Sox are...

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Wade Boggs sides with fellow Hall of Famer Eckersley in David Price feud

Baseball is set to hold its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown on Sunday. One of the biggest storylines is a rift between Red Sox ace David Price and former Boston pitcher Dennis Eckersley. The spat won’t die down with Price going tit-for-tat with Eck, and the latter indicating that he has absolutely no intention of clearing the air in a face-to-face meeting. Meanwhile, Eckersley is in Cooperstown with other Hall of Famers to celebrate the new class. Former teammate and...

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Red Sox release Eduardo Nunez

The Red Sox have released infielder Eduardo Nunez, Chris Cotillo of masslive.com was among those to report. Nunez was designated for assignment Monday after a dreadful (.228/.243/.305, 36 wRC+) start to the 2019 campaign, and is now eligible to sign with any team for the pro-rated league minimum. With Nunez long a productive utility player, if defensive liability, over the course of his 10-year MLB career thus far, his recent output, on the heels of a -0.3 fWAR 2018 season, might relegate...

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Dennis Eckersley 'Not Going to Talk To' Red Sox's David Price Amid Ongoing Feud

Hall of Fame pitcher and Boston Red Sox analyst Dennis Eckersley has no plans to bury the hatchet with Red Sox starter David Price ...

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox at Orioles Lineups: It can’t get wored, right?

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I’m out of town so here are the lineups in tweet form

Game No. 2 against Baltimore.

Your @ParkWhiz Lineup: pic.twitter.com/imz6HYWbxJ

— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 20, 2019

#orioles lineup pic.twitter.com/Z0DflRwUPJ

— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) July 20, 2019

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Red Sox activate Nathan Eovaldi off IL, send Ryan Weber to Triple-A

The Red Sox activated Nathan Eovaldi from the 60-day injured list on Saturday, per the Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham. Optioning Ryan Weber to Triple-A will be the corresponding roster move. The team announced the moves as well. Eovaldi will step into the closer’s role, as has been the plan coming out of Boston since the beginning of this month. Eovaldi certainly has the chops to cover the back-end innings for the BoSox, but the decision was surprising because of Eovaldi’s stated...

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Matt_Collins

A Red Sox grab bag: Trade rumors, prospects and Fanpulse

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A few quick hits for your Saturday morning.

Red Sox “monitoring” José Abreu market

Dave Dombrowski has long admired Jose Abreu. The @RedSox are among a few teams monitoring Abreu’s availability. He might be most impactful bat on the market if @whitesox we’re willing to deal him. Could trade him and re-sign him but value as a rental is limited.

— Phil Rogers (@philgrogers) July 19, 2019

Here’s a bizarre rumor that popped up late...

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox Minor Lines: Mitch Moreland gets back to his rehab

And the two Tylers go deep in Greenville

Pawtucket W 4-3

Chris Owings, 2B: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 K

Mitch Moreland, 1B: 0-2, 1 BB

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 0-0, 1 BB

Rusney Castillo, RF: 2-4, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS

Tzu-Wei Lin, LF: 1-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Bryce Brentz, DH: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Josh Smith: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K (90 pitches)

Mike Shawaryn: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 K (26 pitches)

Bobby Poyner: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K (25 pitches)

Trevor Kelley: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (11...

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