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Slugger continues to amaze

To celebrate his 20th birthday, Slugger will walk from Fenway Park to Hadlock Field, to raise money and awareness for Tourette’s Syndrome.

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Sea Dogs Update: Episode 2

2014 Printable Schedule

As we Spring forward, let’s look back.

Today was such an easy tie-in for one of those play-on-words. As we turn our clocks an hour ahead, why not look back at a great moment by Portland catcher Matt Spring.   On May 18th, he was responsible for a great moment in Sea Dogs History. Full Game Story and Audio Highlight.

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The Sea Dogs begin their 21st season on April 3rd at Reading against the Fightin Phils. The home opener is April 10th against the New Britain Rock Cats (Twins affiliate).

Front Office Notes
Food Service taking applications
Welcome Back Dinner April 1st
Nice article on Deven Marrero

 

 

(VIDEO) From the Sea Dogs Front Office

On Monday, the Portland Sea Dogs released their first weekly video update of the season, previewing  upcoming events and prospect Henry Owens. My broadcaster partner Dan Acheson is your host and did a terrific job. Sammi Gorman is beginning her first season with the Sea Dogs and she did a terrific  job producing the piece. It’s amazing how much work on graphics, sound and editing goes in for a 6-minute piece. The Sea Dogs are very fortunate to have Sammi and Dan on staff.

First Video Update

Articles to check out

Sea Dogs Job Fair tomorrow March 4th

Red Sox ready to play two (updated blog)

Brandon Workman and Xander Bogaerts opened 2013 in Portland.

Brandon Workman and Xander Bogaerts opened 2013 in Portland.

The Red Sox open up the exhibition schedule today with a doubleheader against Northeastern University and Boston College. Both games will air on the Red Sox Radio Network

Lineup vs. Northeastern (1 PM): Grady Sizemore LF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Mike Napoli 1B, Jonny Gomes RF, Xander Bogaerts SS, Will Middlebrooks 3B, Ryan Lavarnway C, Jackie Bradley Jr. CF, Brandon Workman will start followed by Henry Owens, Noe Ramirez and Burke Badenhop

Lineup vs. Boston College: Brock Holt SS; Alex Hassan LF; Garin Cecchini 3B; Brandon Snyder DH; Corey Brown CF; Bryce Brentz RF; Travis Shaw 1B; Heiker Meneses 2B; Christian Vazquez C; Ruby De La Rosa P

Former Sea Dogs in today’s lineups: Bogaerts, Bradley Jr., Brentz, Cecchini, Hassan, Lavarnway, Meneses, Middlebrooks, Ortiz, Owens, Pedroia, Ramirez, Shaw, Vazquez and Workman.

From the front office

Shoe & Joe from 96.3 FM in Portland, Maine have done their show in Ft. Myers this week…Check out these interviews

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Matt Barnes makes the start tonight for Boston against BC

Matt Barnes makes the start tonight for Boston against BC

2014 Minor League Spring Training Schedule

View of the Green Monster at JetBlue Park in Ft. Myers.

View of the Green Monster at JetBlue Park in Ft. Myers.

2014 Minor League Spring Training Schedule

The Sea Dogs and Pawtucket have the same Spring Training schedule and play on a separate fields…Hopefully in the coming weeks, we’ll be able to update you on what field each team is playing. Enjoy your trip if you’re heading down there.

Game Schedule

March 12

Pawtucket/Portland vs. MIN

March 13

Pawtucket/Portland @ MIN

March 14

Pawtucket/Portland vs. BAL

March 15

Pawtucket/Portland @ TB

March 16

CAMP DAY

 

March 17

Pawtucket/Portland vs. BAL

March 18

Pawtucket/Portland @ TB

March 19

Pawtucket/Portland @ BAL

March 20

Pawtucket/Portland vs. TB

March 21

Pawtucket/Portland vs. MIN

March 22

Pawtucket/Portland @ MIN

March 23

CAMP DAY

March 24

Pawtucket/Portland @ BAL

March 25

Pawtucket/Portland vs. TB

March 26

Pawtucket/Portland @ MIN

March 27

Pawtucket/Portland vs. MIN

March 28

Pawtucket/Portland - CAMP

March 29

Pawtucket/Portland vs. MIN

March 30

CAMP DAY

 

Games against BAL begin at 12:30pm
Games against MIN and TB begin at 1:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Dempster pitched with Portland in 1998

Ryan Dempster pitched with Portland during the Marlins Days (1998).

Ryan Dempster pitched with Portland during the Marlins Days . (Photo courtesy of Kelly O’Connor, Sittingstill Photography)

On Sunday Morning, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal gave the Red Sox media their first big story of Spring Training with this tweet:

Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal  BREAKING: Ryan Dempster will not pitch for #RedSox in 2014 due to physical reasons and his desire to spend more time with his kids.
Dempster went 4-3, 3.22 ERA in 7 starts with the Sea Dogs in 1998.  In 16 Major League seasons with Florida, Cincinnati, Chicago (NL), Texas and Boston, the righty went 132-133 with a 4.35 ERA in 579 games. He closed with the Cubs between 2005-07, compiling 85 of his 87 career saves.
“I don’t feel like I am capable of performing to the ability and standard that I am accustomed to, said Dempster. I feel it’s in the best interest of both the club but most importantly myself to step away from playing baseball at this time. The time is right.”
If Dempster retries, which has not been decided, his final batter faced was in Game 1 of the 2013 World Series, striking out Matt Adams to end the game.
When informing John Farrell of decision not to pitch this year, he told him, “I guess you’ll need to find new Opening Day starter.”

Dempster announcing his decision for 2014 (photo courtesy of Jason Mastrodonato)

Dempster announcing his decision for 2014 (photo courtesy of Jason Mastrodonato)

The Red Sox will reportedly place Dempster on the restricted list and he will not receive his 2014 salary of $13.25 million.
Big thanks to Jason Mastrodonato for providing a photo for the blog…He tweeted this earlier.
Jason Mastrodonato ‏@JMastrodonato  Pedroia, Napoli, entire starting staff, much of the front office came outside to watch Dempster’s final press conference. He was well-liked.
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Former Red Sox Outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin Being Converted Into Pitcher By Rangers

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How about this about Che-Hsuan Lin, a former Sea Dog.

Originally posted on NESN.com:

Che-Hsuan LinThe Texas Rangers announced Monday that they have signed Taiwan native Che-Hsuan Lin to a minor league contract.

The Rangers have some unique plans for Lin, too, as Texas intends to convert the former Boston Red Sox outfielder into a pitcher this season, according to multiple reports.

Lin, who was signed by the Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 2007, appeared in nine games with Boston in 2012. He played in right field for six games and in center field for three games, hitting .250 (3-for-12) with a run scored.

Lin spent the 2013 season in the Houston Astros organization, where he hit .234 with three homers, 42 RBIs and 19 stolen bases in 121 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 25-year-old, who is known for his defense and strong arm, also made two perfect relief appearances, seemingly capturing the Rangers’ attention in the process.

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2013 Portland Sea Dogs: Where are they now?

Riding the roller coaster in Altoona this past season.

Riding the roller coaster in Altoona this past season.

Status update on everyone who played in Portland in 2013 (updated 2/4/14)

Position Players

Michael Almanzar – Selected by Baltimore in the MLB Phase of the Rule 5 Draft

Ronald Bermudez – Signed by Baltimore as a minor-league free agent

Xander Bogaerts – Currently on Boston’s 40-man roster

Garin Cecchini – Currently on Boston’s 40-man roster

Ryan Dent – Re-signed with Boston

Stephen Drew – Major League free agent

Leonel Escobar – In Boston’s system

Derrik Gibson – In Boston’s system

Kevin Heller – In Boston’s system

Peter Hissey – In Boston’s system

Brandon Jacobs – Traded to Arizona by Chicago (AL) in the off-season

Matty Johnson – In Boston’s system

J.C. Linares – In Boston’s system

Deven Marrero – In Boston’s system

Heiker Meneses – In Boston’s system

Nick Natoli – In Boston’s system

Alberto Rosario – Signed by Los Angles Dodgers as a minor-league free agent

David Ross – Currently on Boston’s 40-man roster

Travis Shaw – In Boston’s system

Matt Spring – Signed by Boston as a minor-league free agent

Tony Thomas – Signed by Minnesota as a minor-league free agent

Christian Vazquez – Currently on Boston’s 40-man roster

Kolbrin Vitek – In Boston’s system

Shannon Wilkerson – In Boston’s system

Will Garin Cecchini return to Portland in 2014? (Photo courtesy of sitting still photography).

Will Garin Cecchini return to Portland in 2014? (Photo courtesy of sitting still photography).

Pitchers

Chris Balcom-Miller  – In Boston’s system

Daniel Bard – Signed by the Texas Rangers

Matt Barnes – In Boston’s system

Craig Breslow – Currently on Boston’s 40-man roster

Drake Britton – Currently on Boston’s 40-man roster

Miguel Celestino – Signed by Boston as a minor-league free agent

Keith Couch – In Boston’s system

Terry Doyle – Minor League free agent

Charlie Haeger – Minor League free agent

Chris Hernandez – In Boston’s system

Brock Huntzinger – Signed by Baltimore as a minor-league free agent

Kyle Kaminska – Retired

Jeremy Kehrt – In Boston’s system

Kyle Kraus – In Boston’s system

John Lackey – Currently on Boston’s 40-man roster

Bobby Lanigan – Minor League free agent

Will Latimer – Minor League free agent

Matt Maloney – Minor League free agent

Chris Martin – Traded to Colorado in the Jonathan Herrera deal

Mike McCarthy – In Boston’s system

Franklin Morales – Traded to Colorado in the Jonathan Herrera deal

Eric Niesen – Minor League free agent

Matty Ott – In Boston’s system

Henry Owens – In Boston’s system

Mickey Pena – In Boston’s system

Rafael Perez – Signed by Texas as a minor league free agent

Noe Ramirez – In Boston’s system

Anthony Ranaudo – In Boston’s system

Pete Ruiz – In Boston’s system

Nate Striz – Signed by Colorado as a minor league free agent

Brandon Workman – Currently on Boston’s 40-man roster

 

Sea Dogs Celebrate Patriots Playoff Appearance

For Immediate Release 

January 5, 2014

Contact:
Chris Cameron
207-874-9300
ccameron@seadogs.com
Sea Dogs Celebrate Patriots Playoff Appearance with Special Ticket Package

10-Game Package Includes a FREE Autographed Baseball of Rob Ninkovich

Portland, Maine- The Portland Sea Dogs are preparing for this weekend’s New England Patriots playoff game by offering a limited ticket package that will include an autographed baseball from New England Patriots defensive lineman Rob Ninkovich.

 

The ticket package includes two reserved seat tickets to ten of the most desirable Sea Dogs games of the season and the autographed Ninkovich baseball. Packages cost $160.00 and can be purchased online at http://www.seadogs.com (look for the “Patriots” Package) or by phone by calling the Sea Dogs Ticket Office at 207-879-9500.  Additionally, you will receive a pair of Reserved Seat tickets to Opening Day at no added cost.  That’s two tickets to 11 Sea Dogs games and an autographed baseball by Ninkovich.

 

The games featured in the package include; April 10 (Opening Day), April 16, April 26, May 10, May 20, June 7, June 25 (fireworks), July 6, July 21 (Xander Bogaerts Bobblehead Giveaway), August 16,  and August 26.  All giveaways are for the first 1,000 fans to enter the ballpark.

 

Ninkovich appeared at Hadlock Field on May 8, 2013 where he signed autographs for fans and threw-out a ceremonial first-pitch.  Ninkovich has appeared in all 14 games for the Patriots this season compiling a career high 80 tackles and has six sacks to his credit.

 

The Sea Dogs open the 2014 season on the road in Reading, Pennsylvania on April 3rd.  The home opener is set for Thursday, April 10th at 6:00 PM against the New Britain Rock Cats.  Tickets for the 2014 season are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Sea Dogs Ticket Office at 207-879-9500 or online athttp://www.seadogs.com.  Book your nine inning vacation!
 

 

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Brandon Workman (pictured left) and Xander Bogaerts spent time this season in Portland.

Brandon Workman (pictured left) and Xander Bogaerts spent time this season in Portland.

I can’t say enough about the local media and how they’ve covered the Red Sox in the playoffs.   The entire media scene in Maine from radio, TV and newspaper has provided excellent content. Below are some of the places you can catch up on the Red Sox thanks to our terrific men and women here in Maine.

Sea Dogs Beat Writer Kevin Thomas
Clearing the Bases Blog

Bangor Daily News – Larry Mahoney
Orono Native Brian Butterfield
WCSH 6
Sea Dogs Spotlights by Jeff Schools
Streaming of Sports Shows

WGME 13
Dave Eid live from Fenway Park

WMTW 8
Travis Lee from Fenway Park

The Big Jab 96.3 FM…Arnie Beyeler joins Chris Sedenka and Javier Gorriti

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Boston Red Sox (20 former Eastern Leaguers…17 Portland, 2 Reading and 1 Binghamton)

Pitchers
Craig Breslow (Portland 2013 MLB Rehab)

Clay Buchholz (Portland 2007-08)

Ryan Dempster (Portland 1998 as Marlins affiliate)

Felix Doubront (Portland 2009-11)

John Lackey (Portland 2013, MLB Rehab)

Jon Lester (Portland 2005, 2007 – MLB Rehab)

Franklin Morales (Portland 2013, MLB Rehab)

Junichi Tazawa (Portland 2009, 2011)

Koji Uehara (Bowie 2010)

Brandon Workman (Portland 2012-13)

Position Players

Quintin Berry
(Reading, 2009-10)

Xander Bogaerts (Portland 2012-13)

Mike Carp
(Binghamton, 2007-08)

Stephen Drew (Portland 2013, MLB Rehab)

Jacoby Ellsbury (Portland 2006-07)

Will Middlebrooks (Portland 2011)

Daniel Nava (Portland 2009)

David Ortiz (Portland 2008, MLB Rehab)

Dustin Pedroia (Portland 2005)

David Ross (Portland 2013, MLB Rehab)

Shane Victorino (Reading, MLB Rehab 2007-08, ’11)

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