The Red Seat: Episode 36- Talking to Jen McCaffrey of MassLive

In Episode 36 of “The Red Seat”, Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Brett Cowett (@BACowett ) are joined by Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) of MassLive discuss the latest Red Sox news. Topics include:
  What is the atmosphere like at a Marathon Monday/Patriots Day game? Is there anything like it in baseball?  How are the injuries progressing with JBJ, Price, Thornburg, and Smith?  Jen spoke to Benintendi’s family about him and has some interesting insight into what makes him so special.  Jen and Brett weigh in on the Chris Sale/ Pedro Martinez comps. Sale is really really good.  Will Fernando Abad be on this team in a month?

The Red Seat: Episode 35- 2017 Year of The Flu!

In Episode 35 of “The Red Seat”, Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Matt Kory (@mattymatty2000 ) discuss the latest Red Sox news. Topics include:
  A discussion of the “flu epidemic of 2017” and an attempt to officially re-name the season.  How good will the offense be this year? Can we take anything away from early stats?  What is expected of Drew Pomeranz? How good/bad will he be? How many starts will he make?   Just where does Chris Sale stack up against other recent Red Sox aces? The guys compare him to other Red Sox ace seasons.

The Red Seat: Episode 34- Evan Drellich Talks Injuries

In Episode 34 of “The Red Seat”, Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Bryan Joiner (@bryanjoiner) are joined by special guest Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich ) of CSN New England to discuss the latest Red Sox news. Topics include:

Evan’s exploration into whether or not the Red Sox are doing everything that they can to make sure they are not acquiring damaged players.

How up to date are the Red Sox on analytics and cutting edge medical information?

How good can this offense be without David Ortiz and is it okay to bat Xander Bogaerts 6th?

What should we expect out of Steven Wright, Eduardo Rodriguez, Pablo Sandoval, and Hanley Ramirez?

 

The Red Seat: Episode 33- Red Sox Predictions!

In Episode 33 of “The Red Seat”, Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Brett Cowett (@BACowett ) discuss the latest Red Sox news. Topics include:
What is the optimal Red Sox lineup heading into opening day?Who is the biggest competition for the Red Sox in the division this year? How about in the American League?Which teams will make the playoffs in each league and how far will the Red Sox go?Which Red Sox players will be most instrumental to both the successes and failures of the team? Will any Red Sox claim end of season awards? Many more Red Sox superlatives. 
 

The Red Seat: Episode 33 – Red Sox Predictions!

In Episode 33 of “The Red Seat”, Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Brett Cowett (@BACowett ) discuss the latest Red Sox news. Topics include:
What is the optimal Red Sox lineup heading into opening day?Who is the biggest competition for the Red Sox in the division this year? How about in the American League?Which teams will make the playoffs in each league and how far will the Red Sox go?Which Red Sox players will be most instrumental to both the successes and failures of the team? Will any Red Sox claim end of season awards? Many more Red Sox superlatives. 
 

The Red Seat: Episode 32-Drew Pomeranz and Spring Training with Brian MacPherson

In Episode 32 of “The Red Seat”, Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Bryan Joiner (@bryanjoiner) are joined by special guest Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) of the Providence Journal to discuss the latest Red Sox news. Topics include:
Brian gives us the latest news on Drew Pomeranz and his injury and what that might mean for the team if he misses time. The Red Sox had a recent skills contest to decide who will and won’t travel on an upcoming road trip, we hear all about the events!We give the latest updates on the Red Sox positional battles at catcher, in the bullpen, and at utility. Brian tells us which way things are leaning.Lastly, we close with continued discussion about David Price and his injury concerns/possible discontent in Boston.
 

The Red Seat: Episode 32 – Drew Pomeranz and Spring Training with Brian MacPherson

In Episode 32 of “The Red Seat”, Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Bryan Joiner (@bryanjoiner) are joined by special guest Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) of the Providence Journal to discuss the latest Red Sox news. Topics include:
Brian gives us the latest news on Drew Pomeranz and his injury and what that might mean for the team if he misses time. The Red Sox had a recent skills contest to decide who will and won’t travel on an upcoming road trip, we hear all about the events!We give the latest updates on the Red Sox positional battles at catcher, in the bullpen, and at utility. Brian tells us which way things are leaning.Lastly, we close with continued discussion about David Price and his injury concerns/possible discontent in Boston.
 

The Red Seat: Episode 31-Talking Price and WBC

In Episode 31 of “The Red Seat”, Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Matt Kory (@mattymatty2000 ) discuss the latest Red Sox news. Topics include:

The guys discuss how they feel about both the World Baseball Classic and Spring Training and what can be learned from watching each.

The few positional battles on the team are broken down including 2nd lefty out of the pen and catcher.

Price’s bizarre situation with his elbow is discussed as well as his recent comments in an interview with the Boston Globe. Will he stay healthy this year? What do we expect from a performance perspective? Is he happy here?

We end with putting odds on actual major league contributions from Rusney Castillo and Allen Craig.  Spoiler: they are low!

 

The Red Seat: Episode 30-Remaking the Top 10 Prospects with Jeff Paternostro

In Episode 30 of “The Red Seat”, Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Ben Carsley (@BenCarsley) are joined by special guest Jeff Paternostro (@jeffpaternostro), Senior Prospect Writer at Baseball Prospectus. Topics include:

§  Jeff’s reaction to the packages given up to get Chris Sale, Tyler Thornburg, and Anderson Espinoza.

§  After the trades, the top 10 prospect rankings in the system need to be re-made, we take a crack at filling out the ranks while discussing who has a chance to take the leap in 2017.

§  Is it time to give up on Trey Ball the pitcher?

§  Why is it so difficult to give out 80 grade hit tools? Jeff discusses his evaluation philosophy.

§  After all of the in season and off-season maneuvers where does the Red Sox system now rank? Is it preferable to be a balanced system or a top heavy one like the Red Sox?

The Red Seat: Episode 29-Emergency Chris Sale Podcast!!!

In Episode 29 of “The Red Seat”, Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Ben Carsley (@BenCarsley) discuss the latest Red Sox news. Topics include:

§  Emergency Chris Sale podcast!

§  Ben and Jake discuss that deal and what it means for the team and for the Red Sox farm system.

§  Dombrowski also went out and traded for Tyler Thornburg filling a massive need in the 8th inning.

§  Where do the Red Sox now rank among teams in the AL heading into next season?