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  1. Questions about Big Papi not going away

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, Wednesday night was a good night for David Ortiz. But it was just one night, and the Red Sox need more of them. Dan Barbarisi on this sticky situation: Yet the Sox can't afford to wait forever for Ortiz to figure out whether he's going to be g...

    Blog | May 06, 2010
  2. Big Papi's days in Boston numbered?

    Rob Neyer

    Are David Ortiz's days in Boston almost over? Dan Shaughnessy thinks they might be. His big finish: Papi issued a warning to those looking for him to burst out of the blocks. "I'm not a beginning guy, I'll tell you that right now," he said. "I'm...

    Blog | February 23, 2010
  3. Podcast: Baseball Today

    Rob Neyer

    Eric Karabell and Peter Pascarelli recap the night in baseball that included a home run for Big Papi and a bunch more in Yankee Stadium....

    Blog | May 21, 2009
  4. Big Papi hits nadir

    Rob Neyer

    As Adam Kilgore writes, David Ortiz' struggles this season have never been more pronounced than in yesterday's game ... Ortiz In a season chocked with frustration, Ortiz yesterday reached a nadir. He went 0 f...

    Blog | May 15, 2009
  5. Does Bill Hall have 'super utility' to Sox?

    Rob Neyer

    From the tail end of Theo Epstein's conference call today (which was mostly about exercising the one-year option in David Ortiz's contract): Yeah, we'd love to have Bill Hall back in the right circumstances. He really, I thought, blossomed this year...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  6. Yet another realignment scheme (mine)

    Rob Neyer

    Larry Lucchino went on the radio in Boston, and of course it's the David Ortiz stuff that everybody's talking about. But this is the part that got me thinking: If Larry Lucchino were commissioner for a day, what would be the one or two things yo...

    Blog | May 21, 2010
  7. The Red Sox 'Eras,' 1901-2010

    Rob Neyer

    This is the second part of my 30-part project to divide the histories of every major league franchise into distinct (if sometimes messy) eras, with each era connected to a single player. Sometimes this is easy. Sometimes it's not. Sometimes you will ...

    Blog | May 06, 2010
  8. Thinking about the '10 Red Sox

    Rob Neyer

    Jeez. October's not even here, and Yawkey Way Academy's Troy Patterson is already worrying about next year: The Red Sox are facing a positional logjam heading into 2010. While later in the offse ason we'll be detailing replacement and re...

    Blog | September 17, 2009
  9. More fuel for the Yankees-Red Sox fire

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by Alex Belth I was talking to a friend last week after the David Ortiz news dropped and he took comfort that, at the very least, it would give this weekend's series between the Red Sox and the Yankees some added juice, pardon the expressi...

    Blog | August 06, 2009
  10. Papi's got a point

    Rob Neyer

    My favorite part -- and it comes at the very end -- of the New York Times' story about Red Sox sluggers David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003: In 2007, Ortiz said that he used to buy a protein sha...

    Blog | July 30, 2009
  11. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were not subject to the approval of the National Football League or its franchises ... * Well, here's an odd twist. The guy who wrote Thurman Munson's autobiography 30 years ago has now written a biography of Munson. ...

    Blog | June 29, 2009
  12. Fisking Papi's provenance

    Rob Neyer

    Writing for WEEI, Alex Speier on the latest crackpot theory regarding the struggles of a certain Red Sox slugger ... Even with his current six-game hitting streak, Ortiz is now hitting just .197 with two homers, a .288 OBP and .308 slugging percenta...

    Blog | June 08, 2009
  13. Watching Twins and Sox

    Rob Neyer

    A few scribblings while watching a pitchers' duel in Minneapolis ... * Josh Beckett entered Thursday's game with a 5.01 ERA, but there's really been nothing wrong with him that a little luck won't cure, as he's struck out 51 ...

    Blog | May 28, 2009
  14. Boston's shaky SS defense

    Rob Neyer

    I love this quote -- in the wake of a double play that wasn't turned -- from Terry Francona (via Sean McAdam): "Evaluating our shortstops in May, for public consumption - I don't know that helps our cause. I watch the games. But it'...

    Blog | May 25, 2009
  15. Thursday Throneberries

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were cobbled together while sending my heartiest psychic congratulations to David Ortiz and Brent Leach ... * I'm not sure if you guys visit Page 2 as often as you should ... If not, you simply must see Jim Caple's la...

    Blog | May 21, 2009
  16. Francona not concerned about Ortiz

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by ESPN's Claire Smith NEW YORK -- Terry Francona will not give up on David Ortiz. The Boston Red Sox manager not only made that clear during an interview session with the media prior to his team's scheduled game at Yankee Stadi...

    Blog | May 04, 2009