Author: @Matthew O'Halloran

Down on the Farm 8/4-8/10 (@Pr1m3_Kyr1e)

*Every weekend, I will be updating you on weekly results from the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA), Portland Sea Dogs (AA), Salem Red Sox (High A) and Lowell Spinners (class a short season). After every team is recapped, individual stats are posted. Also, I will have a prospect of the week section at the end. Down on the Farm – Pawtucket Red Sox The Paw Sox started off the week with an 8-1 win over the Red Wings. William Cuevas got the win by giving up one run in 6.1 innings and Jantzen Witte drove in four runs. On Sunday,...

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Patriots Defeat Redskins In Preseason Opener

After a heartbreaking super bowl and crazy offseason, Patriots’ football is finally back with some preseason action vs the Redskins. First Half In the first defensive drive, the Patriots forced a punt. Stephon Gilmore was completed on twice, one of them being conservative in a zone and the other he was turned out on a comebacker. Patrick Chung made a tackle on a run, and he dId a great job coming down to the box on a run down. Chung was also the one to cause the punt by making a stop on third and seven. After Riley McCarron...

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Down on the Farm 7/28-8/3 (@Pr1m3_Kyr1e)

*Every weekend, I will update you on weekly results from the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA), the Portland Sea Dogs (AA), Salem Red Sox (High A) and Lowell Spinners (class a short season). After every team is recapped, individual stats are posted. Also, I will have a prospect of the week section at the end. Down on the Farm- Pawtucket Red Sox The Sox started off the week with a 6-5 win over Charlotte. Adam Lind hit his ninth home run, then Josh D Smith gave four runs in five innings. On Sunday, they lost by a score of 8-0....

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Jordan Matthews Placed On IR (@Pr1m3_Kyr1e)

On April 5th, Jordan Matthews signed a one year deal with the Patriots. He was expected to be a versatile wide receiver who could play on the outside and in the slot. However, he suffered a significant hamstring injury today in practice. It was first reported that the team released Matthews. Just hours later, Field Yates reported that Matthews was placed on IR. The Thin Get Thinner The Patriots wide receiving core has been thin throughout the offseason. Danny Amendola signed with the Dolphins and Brandin Cooks was shipped to Los Angeles. Also, Julian Edelman will be suspended for...

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Down On The Farm- 7/21-7/27 (@Pr1m3_Kyr1e)

Down on the farm is a series in which every weekend, I will be updating you on weekly results from the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA) as well as the Portland Sea Dogs (AA), Salem Red Sox (High A) and Lowell Spinners (class a short season). After every team is recapped, individual stats are posted. Also, there will be a prospect of the week section at the end. Down On The Farm- Pawtucket Red Sox The Sox started off the week on Saturday with a 5-4 loss. Castillo got three hits, but Josh A Smith picked up the loss over...

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Dave Dombrowski Has Done a Great Job

On August 18th, 2015 Dave Dombrowski was announced as President of Baseball Operations for the Red Sox. The Red Sox had a 52-66 record, dead last in the AL East. Ever since then, they won two straight division titles and are on pace for a record-breaking season. However, Dombrowski gets a lot of hate, and here is why he does not deserve it. The Farm System The biggest gripe with Dombrowski is that he has sold off to many assets, depleting the farm system. When he took over the Red Sox had one of the best farm systems in...

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Down On The Farm 7/14-7/20 (@Pr1m3_Kyr1e)

Down on the farm is a series in which every weekend, I will be providing weekly results from the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA), the Portland Sea Dogs (AA), Salem Red Sox (High A), and Lowell Spinners (Class A short season). After every team is recapped, individual stats are listed and dissected. Also, a “prospect of the week” will be featured at the end. Pawtucket Red Sox Pawtucket went 3-4 on the week and they are now 45-51 on the season. The Red Sox started off the week with a 4-0 win on Saturday. William Cuevas threw a shutout over seven innings and Oscar Hernandez drove in three runs. They continued there momentum with a 5-3 win on Sunday. Trevor Kelley picked up the win by throwing three scoreless innings of relief and Lind and Renda knocked in two runs each. Pawtucket won again on Monday, 8-6. Robby Scott got the win in two innings of relief and Mike Olt went bridge. The Sox lost on Tuesday in eleven innings. Trevor Kelley gave up the game-winning run and Hernandez gave up two runs. They lost again on Wednesday by the score of 3-0. Drew Pomeranz gave up one run in six innings but he picked up the loss because the offense couldn’t get anything going. Pawtucket could not survive on Thursday and fell 4-3. Ty Buttery gave up two runs in...

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BOSTON SPORTS EXTRA’S MLB AWARD PREDICTIONS (MIDSEASON EDITION)

With the Major League Baseball season halfway over, our baseball writers have collaborated to make our award picks for the rest of the season. In this article we detail who will win the major awards for 2018; Most Valuable Player, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year for both leagues. This is a follow-up to our preseason predictions. AMERICAN LEAGUE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Scott Frizzell – At the start of the season I took Mike Trout, and the only reason to change my mind now would be due to the Angels record. Trout is the best player in baseball....

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Down on the Farm 7/7-7/13 (@Pr1m3_Kyr1e)

Down on the farm is a series in which every weekend, I will be providing weekly results from the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA), the Portland Sea Dogs (AA), Salem Red Sox (High A) and Lowell Spinners (Class A short season). After every team is recapped, individual stats are listed and dissected. Also, a “prospect of the week” will be featured at the end. Down on the Farm- Pawtucket Red Sox Pawtucket went 2-2 on the week and they are now 42-47 on the season. The Paw Sox started off the week with a 4-2 win on Saturday. Josh D. Smith...

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Ways to Fix the All-Star Game Voting (@Pr1m3_Kyr1e)

The All-Star teams were just announced, and fans and players were not pleased with some of the snubs. The two most popular snubs were Rays pitcher Blake Snell and Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar. Aguilar is likely to get in on the final ballot, but you would think that the NL leader in home runs would get in right away. There are many reasons why the All-Star voting is not good, so here are three ideas to fix it: Open the Voting Later Voting for the All-Star game begins way too early. It opens a month before the All-Star game,...

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Down on the farm- 6/30-7/6

Down on the farm is a series in which every weekend, I will be providing weekly results from the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA) as well as the Portland Sea Dogs (AA), Salem Red Sox (High A) and Lowell Spinners (class a short season). After every team is recapped, individual stats are listed and dissected. Also, a “prospect of the week” will be featured at the end. Down On The Farm- Pawtucket Red Sox Pawtucket went 2-4 over the week and they are now 40-45 on the season. The Sox started off the week on Saturday with a 7-6 loss against...

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The Red Sox Should Have Signed Lester, Not Price

In the winter of 2014, Jon Lester was the big name free agent to hit the market. The Cubs ended up signing him to a six-year, $155M contract. The following winter, David Price was the big name free agent. Lester’s has a $25.8M per year, with Price at $30M annually. Here’s why the Red Sox made a huge mistake. Jon Lester Lester said that he would take a discount, making it easier for the Red Sox to sign him. NESN reported that he probably would have signed a five-year extension worth $120M (24 per). In 113 starts as a...

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Down on the Farm 6/23-6/29

*Every weekend, I will update you on weekly results from the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA), Portland Sea Dogs (AA), Salem Red Sox (High A), and Lowell Spinners (Class A Short Season). After every team is recapped, individual stats are posted. Also, I will have a prospect of the week section at the end. Down on the Farm 6/23-6/29 Pawtucket Red Sox Pawtucket went 2-5 on the week, and they are now 38-41 on the year. The Red Sox started off the week with a 5-3 loss against the Chiefs. Chandler Shepherd gave up four runs in 2.2 innings and...

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The parity of NFL quarterbacks

   The NFL released their top 100 players of the year list, with Brady coming in first. Aaron Rodgers came in tenth despite missing time with an injury. It got me thinking about the parity of NFL quarterbacks, and other than the big three of the past 18 years, you can play quarterback roulette to predict a season. The Big Three The Big three quarterbacks of the past 18 years are Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Peyton Manning. They all had some down years or years they were injured, but you can always count on them to dominate the...

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Down on the Farm- 6/16-6/22

*Every weekend, I will be updating you on weekly results from the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA), the Portland Sea Dogs (AA), the Greenville Drive (A), Salem Red Sox (High A) and Lowell Spinners (Class A Short Season). After every team is recapped, individual stats are posted. Also, I will have a prospect of the week section at the end. Down on the Farm- 6/16-6/22 Pawtucket Red Sox Pawtucket went 4-3 on the week, making them an even 36-36 on the season. The Sox started off the week with an 8-1 loss against the IronPigs. The offense was quiet and William...

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Why the Red Sox Are Unlikely to Make a Big Deal

Most Red Sox fans want them to make a deal, like most fans of every team. Around the trade deadline, all teams are considered buyers or sellers. “Buyers” trade prospects for big league talent and “sellers” trade big league talent for prospects. The Red Sox are 49-24 and could win their third straight division title. This means they are buyers, and they should make a trade, right? Well, not so fast, and here’s why: The Farm System According to Bleacher Report, the Red Sox have the 27th best farm system in the big leagues. Also, their top prospect Jay Groome...

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Down on the Farm- 6/9-6/15

*Every weekend, I will be updating you on weekly results from the Pawtucket Red Sox, Portland Sea Dogs (AA), Greenville Drive (A), and Salem Red Sox (High A). After every team is recapped, individual stats are posted. Also, I will have a prospect of the week section at the end. Down on the Farm- 6/9-6/15 Pawtucket Red Sox Pawtucket went 5-2 over the week and they are now 32-33 on the season. The Sox started off the week with a 7-1 loss at the hands of the Indians. The offense was quiet and starting pitcher Josh Smith gave up...

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Series Preview: Red Sox vs Mariners

The Red Sox will go into the series with a 47-22 record. The Mariners are not too far behind with a 44-24 record. Both of the teams are leading their respective divisions. This is a four-game series taking place in Seattle. The first game features the pitching matchup of David Price against Felix Hernandez. The next day will see Rick Porcello square off against James Paxton. The game on Saturday will have the matchup of Steven Wright versus Wade LeBlanc. The finale of the series will be Eduardo Rodriguez versus Mike Leake. Pitching Matchups If the year were 2010,...

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Down on the Farm 6/2-6/8

*Every weekend I will be updating you on weekly results from the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA), the Portland Sea Dogs (AA), the Greenville Drive (A), and Salem Red Sox (High A). After every team is recapped, individual stats are posted. Also, I will have a prospect of the week section at the end. Pawtucket Red Sox Pawtucket went 3-3 over the week, and they are now 27-31 on the season. The Sox started off the week with a 5-3 loss at the hands of Durham. Chandler Shepherd only gave up one run over six innings, but Austin Maddox gave up...

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Top 10 Boston Sports Athletes Under 25

#10: Trey Flowers Flowers’s potential was realized when played 16 in 2016. He quickly became the starter at defensive end in 2017. In 2016 he racked up 45 combined tackles. Many may argue, however, that his breakout season was in 2017, when he picked up 62 combined tackles. He has exhibited his versatility by playing defensive tackle and end in New England. For the past two seasons, he has been a consistent defender in an inconsistent defense. #9: Rafael Devers The third baseman showed his potential in the second half of last season. The game-tying home run off of Aroldis Chapman...

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Looking Back on the Celtics’ Season

The Celtics had a bitter end to the season by blowing a 3-2 lead in the Conference Finals. However, it was a fun and crazy season. Let’s take a look back at it. The Offseason The Celtics had a very eventful offseason, as Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier, Al Horford, and Marcus Smart were the only returning players. Boston exchanged draft picks with Philly and selected Rookie of the Year candidate Jayson Tatum. The Celtics traded Avery Bradley to Detroit for backup forward Marcus Morris. They signed star forward Gordon Hayward to a max deal, who was theoretically going to be their...

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Down on the Farm 5/19-5/25

*Every weekend, I will be updating you on weekly results from the Boston’s farm teams, which include Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA), the Portland Sea Dogs (AA), the Greenville Drive (A), and Salem Red Sox (High A). After every team is recapped, individual stats are posted. Also, I will have a prospect of the week section at the end. Down on the Farm- Pawtucket Red Sox The Paw Sox 2-6 over the week, bringing their record to 19-25. The Sox started off the week with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Rochester. Justin Haley was brilliant once again, allowing...

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Down on the Farm- 5/12-5/18

*Every weekend, I will be updating you on weekly results from the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA). Also, the Portland Sea Dogs (AA),  the Greenville Drive (A), and Salem Red Sox (High A). After every team is given a recap, individual stats are posted. 5/12-5/18 Pawtucket Red Sox The Red Sox went 1-4 during the week, bringing their record to 17-20. On the 12th, the Sox fell to Syracuse 6-5 on a walk-off walk. They had chances to win it in the late innings, but the offense could not come through. Justin Haley got the start and allowed two runs...

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Down on the Farm- May 5th- May 12th

*Every weekend, I will be updating you on weekly results from the Red Sox’ farm teams: Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA), the Portland Sea Dogs (AA), and the Greenville Drive (A). Pawtucket Red Sox The Red Sox went 2-4 over the week, and they are now on the 16-16 year. On May 5th, they defeated Scranton 2-0 thanks to seven shutout innings from Chandler Shepard. Tyler Thornburg also had a clean eighth in a rehab outing. On May 6th, they defeated Scranton by the same score. Justin Haley picked up the win, and he now has a 3.60 ERA. Brandon...

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Rotation Changes Coming for the Sox?

The Red Sox starting rotation exceeded expectations in the first month. The staff posted a 3.34 combined ERA, which ranks fifth in the MLB. Porcello leads the team in ERA, Sale leads the team in strikeouts, and Price has had his best start in Boston. However, Eduardo Rodriguez and Drew Pomeranz have both struggled mightily in their returns. Drew Pomeranz Pomeranz has only made two starts, and he usually takes time to get into his rhythm. In April, he posts a 4.09 ERA, but in August, he posts a 2.92 ERA. Pomeranz was the second best starter on the team last year,...

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