Why Did Rafael Devers Decline Home Run Derby Invite? Alex Cora Explains

Despite being invited to the MLB’s 2021 Home Run Derby, Rafael Devers turned down the invite. Why? Manager Alex Cora explained the other day on WEEI. “He declined. He feels like he’s not a home run hitter in BP (batting practice). Great answer by him, I guess,” Cora said. Devers has 21 homers on the […]

Boston Red Sox Select SS Marcelo Mayer at Pick No. 4 in MLB Draft

The Red Sox have selected left-handed bat Marcelo Mayer with the fourth overall pick in the 2021 MLB draft. Mayer was picked after Henry Davis (first), Jack Leiter (second), and Jackson Jobe (third) was picked. Mayer was not likely to be passed on by three teams, as he was first on many mock drafts. But […]

Boston Red Sox First Round Draft Targets: Vanderbilt P Jack Leiter

Last up on potential targets for the Red Sox at pick number four, Vanderbilt hurler Jack Leiter. Leiter was drafted in the 20th round of the 2019 draft by the Yankees, but chose to stay with Vandy. The son of two-time All-Star hurler Al Leiter, Jack, tied teammate Kumar Rocker for the most strikeouts at […]

Boston Red Sox First Round Draft Targets: P Jackson Jobe

Next up on the list of targets for the Red Sox at pick number four, is the first pitcher we’re reviewing, Jackson Jobe. Jobe’s greatest talent is his killer slider, which features spin rates well above 3,000 RPM, which is higher than almost all major leaguers, as it sits in the low 80s of MPH. […]

Matt Barnes Agrees to 2-Year Contract Extension With Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox and Matt Barnes have agreed to a two-year contract extension, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reported before the team made it official. Barnes was originally a free agent after the 2021 season, as the deal will extend him through the 2024 season. Barnes is having a career season with the club, […]

Boston Red Sox First Round Draft Targets: SS Kahlil Watson

Next up on first-round draft targets for the Red Sox at pick No. 4, is shortstop Kahlil Watson. Although unlikely, the Wake Forest High School’s left-handed bat has the potential to be the third North Carolina prepster to be drafted first overall in the MLB Draft. The other two that have been selected are Brien […]