With Casey Kelly ignore the numbers

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Portland Sea Dogs pitching coach Bob Kipper says don’t be too quick to judge Casey Kelly. Kelly, the #1 pitching prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization, commanded last season at the Single-A level with Greenville and Salem, where his combined final numbers were 7-5, 2.08 ERA with 74 strikeouts and only 16 walks in […]

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Baseball’s domino effect

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A law of physics somewhere says four people cannot occupy a space that holds only three. Someone has to go. If the four in question are outfielders, playing for a lower-level farm team, the odd man out may be the lucky one. That’s the case in Greenville, South Carolina as the South Atlantic League (low-A) drops the […]

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Attack of the goofy uniform numbers

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Programs, get your programs here…  Thanks a lot, Daniel Nava. Now everybody is on the name-the-next-big-thing bandwagon.  Think you know? Well, bring it on! Before NESN rolls out yet another reality show (working title: Can’t Miss Derby) we trot out some of our picks to wear Red Sox uni #71. Listen carefully to Show #5 […]

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#4 Prospect Express

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Eye-popping numbers get you noticed. Check out these… .432 BA over his last 10 games 9-for-13 (.692) in his last three .345 for May .293, 8 HR, 29 RBI, .404 OBP in 41 games Ryan Kalish had no sooner helped rally Double-A Portland to a 10-6 bashing of New Britain this Memorial Day when the call came from […]

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#3 Anthony Rizzo: an early impression (and one big dent) in Portland

Sea Dogs 1B Anthony Rizzo May 15, 2010

It was his first day in a Double-A uniform, first BP session with his new teammates. One effortless swing later the Jumbotron video display behind right-center field at Hadlock Field was in need of costly repair. Anthony Rizzo had arrived in Portland. With a bang! Two years removed from a cancer diagnosis and feeling the strongest […]

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