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On Mother's Day, one member of the Red Sox front office has her phone lit up by players and members of the organization. Red Sox senior director of minor league operations Raquel Ferreira objects when described by players as being like a second mom ("I prefer the term older sister or the cool aunt in the family," she joked.) But as one of the two longest tenured members of the Red Sox front office (along with Ben Cherington, who also started with the Red Sox in 1999), she's assumed a critical role both in terms of the formal operations of how the Red Sox minor league system is run and in terms of creating a trusted confidant for players and their families who helps to ensure that their lives away from the field help put them in position to succeed on it. Raquel Ferreira, Ryan Westmoreland and Ben Cherington join the podcast to discuss her role and significance.
Mike Mutnansky joined the show live from Orlando. He said that he is looking forward to hearing from Scott Boras later today.
year-ending reports. "I don’t think he was just out-stuffing guys like [ Jonathan] Papelbon did and [ Manny ] Delcarmen did," said Claus, citing a pair of right-handers on Portland's roster in 2005 who would both reach the big leagues
by a shoulder subluxation in September), while the Sox relied for stretches of the year on right-handers like Manny Delcarmen and Craig Hansen . Countermoves : The Sox added catchers Corky Miller and Javier Lopez with Varitek out. The team
years is long and impressive -- Jon Lester , Dustin Pedroia , Jacoby Ellsbury, Justin Masterson , Clay Buchholz , Manny Delcarmen ... not to mention others like Brandon Moss and Kason Gabbard who made shorter-term contributions during those
years -- which yielded such talents as Pedroia, Ellsbury, Kevin Youkilis , Lester, Buchholz, Jonathan Papelbon , Manny Delcarmen and others -- was cultivated under the direction of current general manager Ben Cherington and assistant GM Mike
Lester (No. 2), Jonathan Papelbon (3), Dustin Pedroia (5), Jacoby Ellsbury (6), Kelly Shoppach (7), Manny Delcarmen (8), Jed Lowrie (9) and Clay Buchholz (10). That group -- even with the disappearances of “top prospect
the fifth Red Sox reliever ever to allow two home runs and not record an out, joining Mark Melancon (April 17), Manny Delcarmen (2009), Rob Murphy (1990), and Calvin Schiraldi (1987). Note this: The Red Sox became just the ninth
tossing a scoreless inning while allowing one hit and striking out two. Balcom-Miller, acquired in a trade that sent Manny Delcarmen to the Rockies in 2010, has shown a turbo sinker but had struggled to command it in the rotation this year. In 12 starts
against the Trenton Thunder. – Chris Balcom-Miller , the right-hander acquired from the Rockies in a trade for Manny Delcarmen in Aug. 2010, mowed through six innings, allowing one run on three hits and three walks while striking out three
Varitek proved vital on a key play in the top of the ninth. The game was tied 2-2 and Erick Aybar was batting against Manny Delcarmen with one out and pinch runner Reggie Willits threatening on third. Varitek, mindful of the advanced scouting report
Former Red Sox pitcher and Hyde Park native Manny Delcarmen has signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported Monday evening. Delcarmen