Tagged in: Boston Red Sox

Aaron Judge to receive extension offer from New York Yankees, ‘pencils down’ by Opening Day, GM Brian Cashman says

New York Yankees star slugger Aaron Judge will soon get a proposal for a long-term contract extension, general manager Brian Cashman stated Saturday.

“Between now and opening day we’ll make an offer and he’ll obviously receive an offer and all the conversions will have taken place and will either resolve into a multiyear deal or it won’t,” Cashman said.

“We’re committed. We’ll make an offer and hear what he has to say in response and then it will be pencils down before opening day,” he said.

The Yankees open on April 7 at home versus the Boston Red Sox.

Judge said Saturday he was “pretty sure” he doesn’t want to negotiate a new contract during the regular season. The outfielder, who turns 30 next month, is eligible to become a free agent after the World Series.

“We haven’t decided yet, but for right now that’s what we’ve got,” Judge said. “I want to be here. Get a chance to play here for quite a few more years, that would be great. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. I’m not too worried.”

Get all the latest Betting and Sport News updates on your social media outlets.

The Yankees and Judge so far have failed to reach a deal for 2022, which could result in the two sides heading into arbitration during the season. He asked for a raise from $10,175,000 to $21 million, and the Yankees offered $17 million.

“Our position has always been, we wind up only in a hearing if we’re dragged there,” Cashman said. “We only go when forced to go. We’re not afraid of going. Our history shows that we stay out of that arena unless we’re compelled to get there. We’ll see how it all plays out.”

Judge, who hit .287 with 39 homers and 98 RBI in 148 games last season, hopes an agreement can be reached to avoid arbitration.

“Go back and forth until we, maybe, can settle on something before the court date and if not, we’ll see each other in court,” Judge said.

Judge said the contract talk isn’t a distraction. “Not really, I’m a baseball player,” he said.

“I’m going to come out and do my usual on the field. I’ve got people that are going to worry about the other stuff for me and put me in the right position and give me the right answers. If I take care of what I’ve got to do on the field, everything is going to workout.”

Check WagerWeb and find the best online betting site.

Boston Red Sox exercise club option on manager Alex Cora for 2023-24 seasons

The Boston Red Sox have exercised Alex Cora’s club option through the 2023 and 2024 seasons, the team revealed Monday.

Cora, 46, is 284-202 in three seasons as Red Sox manager, having led the club to a winning record in all three seasons at the helm, including setting a franchise record with 108 victories and a World Series title in 2018.

“I am beyond grateful for this opportunity to manage the Red Sox,” Cora said in a statement. “We experienced so many special moments as a team and as a city in 2021, but we still have unfinished business to take care of. I am excited about the current state of our organization and eager to continue my work with our front office, coaches, players, and everyone who makes this such a special place.”

Cora was let go after he was identified as the ringleader in the Houston Astros cheating scandal.

After Ron Roenicke managed the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, Cora was brought back to the Boston dugout.

Get all the latest Betting and Sport News updates on your social media outlets.

Cora, who finished fifth in AL Manager of the Year voting, led the Red Sox to a 92-70 record during the 2021 regular season, counting a Major League-best 47 come-from-behind wins.

The Red Sox advanced to the American League Championship Series after defeating the rival New York Yankees in the AL Wild Card Game and the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL Division Series. Boston fell in the ALCS to the Astros in six games.

“There’s so much that you can say about what an organization looks for in a manager,” Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said. “I think a lot of it comes down to leadership and partnership. You’re seeking a leader, not just for your clubhouse, but for the entire organization, and a partner in our goal of bringing championship caliber baseball to Fenway Park on an annual basis. And in Alex, we have both of those things.

“One of the unique things about Alex is that he combines a lot of different qualities that help bring the best out of players, his feel for the game of baseball, his intellect, just the way he notices things on the field and is able to combine them with the preparation that he does to maximize what goes on the field. He can really take a clubhouse to another level, there’s not that many people that bring both of those things to the table in abundance like Alex does. On top of that, he’s just a great guy to work with. He’s charismatic, he’s funny, he’s real.”

Check WagerWeb and find the best online betting site.

Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez getting treatment on ankle; Gio Urshela good to go for New York Yankees

Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez remains a question for the team’s American League Wild Card Game versus the visiting New York Yankees on Tuesday night at Fenway Park as he continues to recover from a sprained left ankle.

Martinez suffered the injury in the fifth inning when he tripped over the second-base bag while jogging out to right field in Boston’s regular-season finale Sunday versus the host Washington Nationals. He was pulled from the game — a 7-5 Red Sox victory — an inning later.

Speaking Monday at Fenway, Red Sox manager Alex Cora stated Martinez continues to receive treatment on the ankle and that the team will make a roster decision Tuesday morning.

“He’s getting treatment,” Cora told reporters. “We’ll probably have to make a decision tomorrow morning roster-wise, of course, and let’s see how he reacts to treatment and everything that they are doing to him in there. We don’t know yet.”

Get all the latest Betting and Sport News updates on your social media outlets.

Cora also said outfielder Jarren Duran will likely make the wild-card roster, giving Boston a potential speed option on the basepaths, as will Nick Pivetta, who threw an inning of scoreless relief against the Nationals on Sunday. 

Chris Sale, who started that game in D.C., is unlikely to be on the roster, per Cora.

“He actually threw today. He felt good. He stopped by the office and [I was] like, ‘No, we’re not doing that,'” Cora said. “Hopefully he has a chance to start again here in October.”

The Yankees, meanwhile, expect Gio Urshela to be in the lineup Tuesday. Urshela bruised his right thigh and suffered some cuts when he made a diving catch in the Tampa Bay dugout in the teams’ regular-season finale Sunday, a massive play that helped New York en route to a walk-off 1-0 win that clinched its wild-card spot.

“I think we got incredibly fortunate in that situation,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters. “As you know, it really scared me watching him launch into there from my angle. He might be a little stiff or whatever. But I don’t think it’ll have much impact.”

Yankees ace Gerrit Cole (16-8) faces Nathan Eovaldi (11-9) at Fenway. The Yankees-Red Sox winner will move on to face the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays starting Thursday in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Check WagerWeb and find the best online betting site.

Boston Red Sox name Eduardo Rodriguez their Opening Day starter

A year after a bout with COVID-19 denied him an opportunity to be the Boston Red Sox’s Opening Day starter, Eduardo Rodríguez is getting a do-over.

Manager Alex Cora made the declaration Wednesday following Boston’s 9-1 spring training victory over the Minnesota Twins. Rodríguez threw an efficient 55 pitches, striking out six and giving up two hits and one earned run over five innings.

“Indeed, it’s going to be Eduardo. He’s one of the best out there,” Cora said of the left-hander. “He had a great season in ’19. Last year, he wasn’t able to pitch for obvious reasons. What he’s shown now, he’s healthy and he’s ready to go. … It was just a matter of time.”

Boston opens its calendar April 1 versus the Baltimore Orioles. Rodríguez went 13-5 for the Boston team that won a franchise-record 108 games and the World Series in 2018. He went into the next year at the bottom of the rotation behind Chris Sale, David Price, Rick Porcello and Nathan Eovaldi.

Get all the latest Betting and Sport News updates on your social media outlets.

But Rodríguez had the best season of the group, going 19-6 with a 3.81 ERA to finish sixth in American League Cy Young voting. He made his major-league-leading 34th start on the final day of the season with a chance at 20 wins but did not figure in the decision. Still, he finished with career bests in wins, ERA, starts, innings (203⅓) and strikeouts (213).

With Sale recovering from Tommy John surgery, Rodríguez was in line to start on Opening Day in 2020 before testing positive for the coronavirus and being diagnosed with inflammation in his heart muscles.

He said he couldn’t even complete a 25-pitch workout without feeling tired; on Aug. 1, just one week into the season, he was shut down for the year.

After putting the extended rest and recovery time to good use, he said he’s ready to take advantage of a chance he has yet to have during his five major league seasons.

Speaking prior to Cora naming him the starter, Rodríguez told reporters he would be honored to get the ball in the opener.

“If given the opportunity, I’m going to be so happy to do it because that’s something that everybody wants to do one time in their career,” he said.

“If I have the opportunity this year, I’m going to really appreciate it. I’m going to love it.”

Check WagerWeb and find the best online betting site.

Boston Red Sox to be cautious with Chris Sale’s rehab from Tommy John surgery

Chris Sale is under contract for four more years with the Boston Red Sox — plus an option for 2025 — and with the team hoping that he can contribute throughout the length of the contract, the pace for his return from Tommy John surgery is expected to be deliberate, according to sources.

Sale had the elbow reconstruction on March 30, his 31st birthday, and typically pitchers require 12 to 15 months to recuperate from that procedure. There was speculation in December that within that timeline, Sale might be back sooner rather than later — which would fit the pitcher’s aggressive personality.

But Sale is about to embark on Year 2 of his five-year, $145 million deal that was finalized early in the 2019 season, and so both the team and the pitcher have reason to take a long view on his recovery.

The bulk of the left-hander’s production for the Red Sox will happen in the last three years of the deal, and while sources say the team would love for Sale to come back and be a factor at some point in 2021, the Red Sox are apt to take a conservative approach.

Get all the latest Betting and Sport News updates on your social media outlets.

The New York Mets and pitcher Noah Syndergaard, however, are taking a more forceful approach. Though Syndergaard also had his Tommy John surgery in late March, both he and the Mets want to push the timeline on recovery.

Syndergaard will be eligible for free agency in the fall and stands to immediately benefit from a productive season, and the team, in control of Syndergaard for only 2021 before he hits the open market, could use some return on investment from a homegrown player making $9.7 million this year.

The Red Sox acquired Sale in a trade with the White Sox during the 2016-17 offseason, and in the three regular seasons that followed, he made 84 starts and generated a 3.08 ERA, with 763 strikeouts in 519⅔ innings.

Arm trouble forced him to the disabled list late in the 2018 season, but he wound up finishing Boston’s championship-clinching victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, spinning hard sliders.

After battling more physical problems in 2019, Sale tried to come back in spring training of 2020 before breaking down once and for all.

Check WagerWeb and find the best online betting site.

Bostons´ Dustin Pedroia has serious setback in recovery

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has suffered a “significant setback” while rehabbing his left knee injury, a team spokesman confirmed.

“As a result, his status for spring training is uncertain,” said Kevin Gregg.

Gregg did not elaborate on the nature of this setback, which exacerbated an injury that has plagued Pedroia for several campaigns.

The 2008 American League MVP’s knee troubles started in 2017, when his left knee was injured in a play involving Baltimore’s Manny Machado. Pedroia underwent surgery in October of that year.

He also underwent a joint preservation procedure in July 2018 to remove scar tissue and another in August 2019, in which bone spurs were removed.

Pedroia’s contract includes salaries of $13 million this season and $12 million in 2021, and he counts $13.28 million toward Boston’s luxury tax payroll.

Pedroia is a four-time All-Star, was the 2007 American League Rookie of the Year and has played for two World Series championship teams in 2007 and 2013.

Get all the latest Betting and Sport News updates on your social media outlets.

The news comes at a difficult time for the Red Sox organization, which is adjusting to a new head of baseball operations and lost manager Alex Cora after he was implicated in the Astros’ sign-stealing scheme during their run to the 2017 World Series title.

After the surgery, Pedroia’s mindset shifted, and he indicated to the Red Sox that he hoped to return to the field and become an everyday player again. But news of his latest setback brings up the question of retirement, given that he is now three campaigns removed from a fully healthy season, when he played 154 matches for Boston in 2016.

Red Sox general manager Brian O’Halloran expressed optimism for Pedroia’s return as recently as the GM meetings in November.

“He’s been working out and doing well by his own account and we’re going to talk to him and learn more,” O’Halloran said. “I don’t think anything specifically has changed. I think it’s more that time has passed and he’s been feeling better.”

Check WagerWeb and find the best online betting site.

Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles

Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles

Wednesday MLB action from Oriole Park, the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles will be continuing their early-week series.

The success of the Boston Red Sox offense has been attributed to the ageless production of David Ortiz and the long hitting streaks enjoyed by Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogaerts, but everyone in the lineup is capable of putting up big numbers. Mookie Betts will try to follow up his career day at the plate when the Red Sox visit the Baltimore Orioles in the third of a four-game series on Wednesday.

This will be the third game of a four-game set. On Monday in the opener, the Red Sox took a dominant 7-2 victory. In Tuesday’s matchup, the Red Sox scored five times in the first two innings on the way to a 6-2 win.

Get in the action, anywhere, anytime! Check our Live Betting Options!

On Wednesday, the Red Sox will be trotting out right-hander Joe Kelly. In his five starts and 2-0 record this year, Kelly has posted a 6.30 ERA with a 2.00 WHIP in 20 innings. In his 4.2 innings against Toronto on Friday, Kelly gave up five runs on nine hits with three walks.

Boston boasts a pretty stacked lineup at the plate. Xander Bogaerts holds 76 hits with 30 RBI and 42 runs. Mookie Betts has a team-high 49 runs with 65 hits and 40 RBI. Betts smacked a crazy three homers with five RBI on Tuesday. The ageless David Ortiz has a nice 14 homers with 47 RBI and 26 runs.

Support your favorite Player! Start betting now!

Over on the Orioles’ side, we’ll be seeing right-hander Mike Wright make the start Wednesday. Over nine games (eight starts) and a 2-3 record this year, Wright has put up a 5.05 ERA with a 1.40 WHIP in 46.1 total innings. On Friday, Wright was beat up for three runs on six hits in 4.2 innings against the Indians.

The Baltimore batting order is a pretty solid crew as well. Manny Machado is out front on 64 hits with 38 runs and 29 RBI with 13 homers this year. Mark Trumbo has 56 hits with 28 runs and 37 RBI with a team-high 15 homers. Jonathan Schoop has also played well on 48 hits with 28 RBI and 19 runs. That said, Trumbo and Schoop combined to go 0-for-8 on Tuesday.

The Red Sox are 7-1 in their last eight Wednesday games, and 18-6 in their last 24 game threes of a series.
Meanwhile, the Orioles are 11-5 in their last 16 Wednesday games and 4-1 in Wright’s last five starts.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Red Sox RH Joe Kelly (2-0, 6.30 ERA) vs. Orioles RH Mike Wright (2-3, 5.05)

Stay tuned to our blog and learn how to play Online Poker at WagerWeb.

Find us on both Facebook and Google+!

Colorado Rockies vs Boston Red Sox

Colorado Rockies vs Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are 20-10 against teams below .500. They are 7-7 against teams .500 or better.

Boston looks to continue the trend of beating up on subpar teams this week when it hosts the Rockies for three games (Tuesday-Thursday).

The Colorado  Rockies are playing well enough to reside in second in the National League West but that isn’t good enough to snag a spot in the postseason if it began today. The Rockies took a step back in an 8-3 defeat at Fenway Park for their 5th loss in six contests. Colorado starter Jorge De La Rosa was charged with seven runs on nine hits and three BB over 3.1 frames to absorb the loss. The Rockies offense couldn’t keep pace on six hits and a walk with Gerardo Parra driving in a pair while Charlie Blackmon went solo. Chad Bettis is shooting for back to back wins when he opposes the Red Sox for the first time in his career. Bettis knocked off the Cardinals 3-1 on the road last time out with the lone run scored on five hits and a pair of BB over 6.2 innings.

Get in the action, anywhere, anytime! Check our Live Betting Options!

The Boston Red Sox have their sights set on the top spot in the American League East. The Red Sox continued to play well Tuesday and have won four of five to stay in the Orioles shadow. Ace David Price picked up the win with all three runs allowed on five hits and a BB through seven innings while striking out six. Boston pounded out 12 hits and walked five times with David Ortiz going 2-4 with four runs driven in while Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia combined for five hits and four runs.Steven Wright toes the rubber for the first time in his career versus the Rockies. Wright did not receive a decision in a 3-2 loss at Kansas City with all three runs allowed on five hits in eight frames.

Support your Team! Start betting now!

Boston’s Lineup:

  • Mookie Betts, RF
  • Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  • Xander Bogaerts, SS
  • David Ortiz, DH
  • Hanley Ramirez, 1B
  • Chris Young, LF
  • Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
  • Josh Rutledge, 3B
  • Christian Vazquez, C
  • David Price, LHP (6-1, 5.53 ERA)


Colorado’s Lineup:

  • Charlie Blackmon, CF
  • Trevor Story, SS
  • Nolan Arenado, 3B
  • Mark Reynolds, 1B
  • Carlos Gonzalez, RF
  • Ryan Raburn, DH
  • Garrado Parra, LF
  • Dustin Garneau, C
  • DJ LeMahieu, 2B
  • Jorge De La Rosa, LHP (1-3, 10.18 ERA)


Get all the latest MLB News and updates on your social media outlets.

Find us on both Facebook and Google+!

Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics

Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics

Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox battle the Oakland Athletics in Wednesday night action.

The Boston Red Sox offense is having its way with the Oakland Athletics pitching staff from every spot in the batting order. The Athletics will try to hold the Red Sox to single digits in runs and avoid a sweep when they visit Fenway Park for the finale of a three-game series on Wednesday.

Oakland Athletics (14-20) at Boston Red Sox (20-13)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
E Surkamp (0-2) (5.58) vs. R Porcello (5-1) (2.95)

Get in the action, anywhere, anytime! Check our Live Betting Options!

The Boston bats got the best of the Oakland Athletics for the second straight night with a 13-5 decision on Tuesday night. Athletics Sean Manaea was hit hard with eight runs allowed on ten hits over 2.2 frames with Daniel Coulombe giving up three more. The A’s totaled 15 hits and walked once with Coco Crisp driving in a pair while Marcus Semien went 2-4 with an RBI and run. Overall every starter recorded at least one hit. Eric Surkamp will be on the mound to oppose the Red Sox in Wednesday action.  Surkamp has four starts under his belt and has gone 2-2 with a 5.59 ERA over 19.1 innings.
The Boston Red Sox have been crushing the ball and were at their best Tuesday, which overcame some average starting pitching. Red Sox starter Sean O’Sullivan was charged with four runs on 12 hits through six innings which was good enough to pick up the win. The Boston bats amassed 16 hits and a trio of base on balls with Travis Shaw going 3-5 with a homer, five RBI’s and two runs while Hanley Ramirez was 3-4 with a homer, two RBI’s and three runs. Xander Bogaerts and Chris Young each scored two times each. And every starter but one scored or drove in a run. Rick Porcello toes the rubber against the Athletics looking for his 6th victory. Porcello hopes to bounce back from a 3-2 loss at the Yankees with all three runs plated on six hits and a pair of BB in seven frames.

Oakland is 1-7 in their last 8 overall and are 1-7 in their last 8 games on grass while the over is 15-5-2 in their last 22 Wednesday games. The over is 7-1 in Boston’s last 8 vs. American League West and the Red Sox are 11-4 in their last 15 overall while going  11-4 in their last 15 games on grass. Oakland are 16-40 in the last 56 meetings in Boston and the under is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings.

Support your Team! Start betting now!


Pitching Matchups

Monday, May 9 @ 7:10 PM: Clay Buchholz (1-3, 5.71 ERA) vs Sonny Gray (3-3, 4.84 ERA)

Tuesday, May 10 @ 7:10 PM: Sean O’Sullivan (0-0, 9.00 ERA) vs Sean Manaea (0-0, 7.20 ERA)

Wednesday, May 11 @ 7:10 PM: Rick Porcello (5-1, 2.95 ERA) vs Eric Surkamp (0-2, 5.59 ERA)


Key Hitters

Red Sox: Brock Holt

2016 Season (25 Games): .282/.354/.388, 2 HR, 17 RBI
Career vs A’s (12 Games): .302/.375/.326, 4 RBI

The Brock Star has recovered from a slump to collect 5 hits in his last 14 at-bats (.357). Holt’s batting average plummeted to as low as .246 during his recent slide, but has now bounced back to the range he has been at in his two previous seasons with the Red Sox.

Athletics: Josh Reddick

2016 Season (31 Games): .319/.375/.474, 4 HR, 15 RBI
Career vs Red Sox (24 Games): .294/.354/.506, 4 HR, 17 RBI

The former Red Sox outfielder is having a career year so far. While he hasn’t quite displayed the type of power he has in the past, his AVG, OBP and SLG are all at career levels. He’s done some damage against his former team in the past, so Red Sox pitchers will need to be wary of Reddick when he steps to the plate in this series.

Stay tuned to our blog and learn how to play Online Poker at WagerWeb.

Find us on both Facebook and Google+!

Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox

Boston Red Sox at Chicago White SoxCheck WagerWeb and find the best betting site!!!!

Boston Red Sox (15-10) at Chicago White Sox (18-8)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
S Wright (2-2) (1.37) vs. J Quintana (3-1) (1.47)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -133 / Boston Red Sox +123\

The Boston Red Sox go on the road to face the Chicago White Sox in Tuesday night action.

Are you looking for the best Poker tips?, WagerWeb offers you the best online gambling options, check it now!

The Boston Red Sox have been clicking on all cylinders with the pitching and hitting both contributing to wins in eight of ten which has them atop the AL East. The Red Sox come off of a three game sweep of the Yankees following an 8-7 win on Sunday where the offense saved the day. Boston ace David Price gave up six runs on eight hits over seven frames which was good enough to get the win. The Red Sox amassed 14 hits and walked three times with  Travis Shaw and Christian Vasquez slamming two run jacks while Hanley Ramirez drove in two and scored. The Boston Red Sox send Steven Wright to the bump in search of his third straight victory. Wright defeated the Braves 9-4 last time out with two runs plated (one earned) on three hits and three BB in seven frames.

The Chicago White Sox showed some resiliency in Baltimore this past weekend to earn a split of their four game series after dropping the first two.  Overall the Pale Hose have won eight of ten after dominating the Orioles 7-1 on Sunday. White Sox starter Chris Sale was stingy as usual with the lone run allowed on five hits and four free passes through 5.1 innings while four relievers held Baltimore scoreless. The CWS attack consisted of 13 hits and six walks with Brett Lawrie going 3-3 with a solo homer while Jerry Sands knocked in two runs as every starter but one scored or drove in runs. Left hander Jose Quintana toes the rubber for the White Sox with his third straight shutout on his mind. Quintana is coming off of a 4-0 win at Toronto with six scoreless innings while striking out ten.
AL East standings as of Tuesday morning:

  1. Boston15-10 (.600)
    2. Baltimore 14-10 (.583)
    3. Tampa Bay 11-13 (.458)
    4. Toronto 12-15 (.444)
    5. New York 8-15 (.348)

Tuesday, May 3, 8:10 p.m., ET: RHP Steven Wright (2-2, 1.37) vs. LHP Jose Quintana (3-1, 1.47)

Wednesday, May 4, 8:10 p.m., ET: RHP Clay Buchholz (0-3, 6.51) vs. LHP John Danks (0-4, 7.25)

Thursday, May 5, 8:10 p.m., ET: LHP Henry Owens (0-0, 4.82) vs. LHP Carlos Rodon (1-3, 4.33)

Get all the latest Betting and Sport News updates on your social media outlets. Find us on both Facebook and Google+!