2014 Boston Red Sox season

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2014 Boston Red Sox
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Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 71–91 (.438)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Henry (Fenway Sports Group)
General manager(s) Ben Cherington
Manager(s) John Farrell
Local television NESN
(Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy, Dennis Eckersley, Jon Rish)
Local radio WEEI-FM
Boston Red Sox Radio Network
(Joe Castiglione, Dave O'Brien, Sean Grande, Lou Merloni)
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The 2014 Boston Red Sox season was the 114th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished last in the five-team American League East with a record of 71 wins and 91 losses, 25 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. It was the second last-place finish for the team in three years, and they were the second defending World Series champions to finish last in their division, the first having been the 1998 Florida Marlins. They also became the first MLB team to finish last in one season, win the World Series the next, and finish last again the following season.[1]

Offseason[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

January[edit]

  • On January 22, 2014, the Red Sox signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year deal, initially only worth $750,000 but with a possible $6 million in incentives. Sizemore had been out of baseball since 2011 due to injuries.[10]

February[edit]

  • On February 16, 2014, one day after Pitchers and Catchers reported, Ryan Dempster announced he will not pitch in 2014.[11]
  • On February 20, 2014 the Red Sox signed Chris Capuano to a one-year worth $2,250,000 contract with incentives to make the contract worth up to $5,000,000

March[edit]

  • On March 23, 2014, the Red Sox and David Ortiz agreed on a 1-year contract extension through the 2015 season worth $16 million with a club/vesting option for 2016 and a club option for 2017.

During the season[edit]

Opening Day[edit]

Opening Day starter Jon Lester

The 2014 Red Sox season opened on March 31, with a 2–1 road loss against the Baltimore Orioles.[12]

Opening Day lineup[edit]

29 Daniel Nava RF
15 Dustin Pedroia 2B
34 David Ortiz DH
12 Mike Napoli 1B
37 Mike Carp LF
38 Grady Sizemore CF
 2 Xander Bogaerts SS
40 A. J. Pierzynski C
16 Will Middlebrooks 3B
31 Jon Lester P

April[edit]

  • On April 7, the Red Sox signed infielder Ryan Roberts. He is designated for assignment 11 days later, but stays with the organization.

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • On June 18, the Red Sox release Sizemore.

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • On August 1, the Red Sox release Mike Carp.
  • On August 22, 2014 the Red Sox sign Rusney Castillo to a 7-year, $72.5 million deal.

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 96 66 0.593 50–31 46–35
New York Yankees 84 78 0.519 12 43–38 41–40
Toronto Blue Jays 83 79 0.512 13 46–35 37–44
Tampa Bay Rays 77 85 0.475 19 36–45 41–40
Boston Red Sox 71 91 0.438 25 34–47 37–44


Division Leaders W L Pct.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 98 64 0.605
Baltimore Orioles 96 66 0.593
Detroit Tigers 90 72 0.556


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Kansas City Royals 89 73 0.549 +1
Oakland Athletics 88 74 0.543
Seattle Mariners 87 75 0.537 1
Cleveland Indians 85 77 0.525 3
New York Yankees 84 78 0.519 4
Toronto Blue Jays 83 79 0.512 5
Tampa Bay Rays 77 85 0.475 11
Chicago White Sox 73 89 0.451 15
Boston Red Sox 71 91 0.438 17
Houston Astros 70 92 0.432 18
Minnesota Twins 70 92 0.432 18
Texas Rangers 67 95 0.414 21


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2014 AL Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 11–8 5–1 3–4 1–5 4–3 3–4 4–2 4–3 13–6 2–4 5–2 12–7 6–1 11–8 12–8
Boston 8–11 4–3 2–5 1–5 4–3 6–1 2–5 4–2 7–12 3–4 1–5 9–10 4–2 7–12 9–11
Chicago 1–5 3–4 9–10 9–10 3–3 6–13 1–5 9–10 2–5 4–3 3–4 5–2 2–4 5–2 11–9
Cleveland 4–3 5–2 10–9 8–11 5–2 10–9 2–5 11–8 4–3 2–4 2–4 4–2 6–1 2–4 10–10
Detroit 5–1 5–1 10–9 11–8 4–3 13–6 3–4 9–10 3–4 5–2 2–4 3–4 4–3 1–5 12–8
Houston 3–4 3–4 3–3 2–5 3–4 3–3 7–12 3–3 4–2 8–11 9–10 2–5 11–8 4–3 5–15
Kansas City 4–3 1–6 13–6 9–10 6–13 3–3 3–3 11–8 4–3 5–2 2–5 4–2 5–1 4–3 15–5
Los Angeles 2–4 5–2 5–1 5–2 4–3 12–7 3–3 7–0 2–4 10–9 7–12 5–2 14–5 5–2 12–8
Minnesota 3–4 2–4 10–9 8–11 10–9 3–3 8–11 0–7 3–4 1–6 5–2 2–4 2–5 4–2 9–11
New York 6–13 12–7 5–2 3–4 4–3 2–4 3–4 4–2 4–3 2–4 3–3 8–11 4–3 11–8 13–7
Oakland 4–2 4–3 3–4 4–2 2–5 11–8 2–5 9–10 6–1 4–2 9–10 4–2 9–10 4–3 13–7
Seattle 2–5 5–1 4–3 4–2 4–2 10–9 5–2 12–7 2–5 3–3 10–9 4–3 9–10 4–3 9–11
Tampa Bay 7–12 10–9 2–5 2–4 4–3 5–2 2–4 2–5 4–2 11–8 2–4 3–4 5–2 8–11 10–10
Texas 1–6 2–4 4–2 1–6 3–4 8–11 1–5 5–14 5–2 3–4 10–9 10–9 2–5 2–4 10–10
Toronto 8–11 12–7 2–5 4–2 5–1 3–4 3–4 2–5 2–4 8–11 3–4 3–4 11–8 4–2 13–7


Roster[edit]

2014 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

Past Games Legend
Red Sox Win
(#bbffbb)
Red Sox Loss
(#ffbbbb)
Game Postponed
(#bbbbbb)
Eliminated from Playoff Race*
(#993333)
Boldface text denotes a Red Sox pitcher
Boston Red Sox 2014 Season Game Log — Season Record: (71–91), 5th in AL East

Reference:[15]


Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Kevin Boles
AA Portland Sea Dogs Eastern League Billy McMillon
A-Advanced Salem Red Sox Carolina League Carlos Febles
A Greenville Drive South Atlantic League Darren Fenster
A-Short Season Lowell Spinners New York–Penn League Joe Oliver
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League Tom Kotchman
Rookie DSL Red Sox Dominican Summer League José Zapata

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Pawtucket, GCL Red Sox[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yankees vs. Red Sox - Game Recap - September 28, 2014 - ESPN". ESPN.com. 
  2. ^ Tim Daniels (November 1, 2013). "Jon Lester Has $13M Club Option for 2014 Picked Up by Red Sox". Bleacher Report. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ricky Doyle (November 11, 2013). "Red Sox Announce That Jacoby Ellsbury, Stephen Drew, Mike Napoli Have Declined One-Year Qualifying Offers". NESN.com. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Ian Browne (December 3, 2013). "Pierzynski agrees to one-year deal with Red Sox". MLB.com. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Mike Axisa (December 3, 2013). "Marlins agree to three-year deal with Jarrod Saltalamacchia". CBS Sports.com. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ Albert Chen (December 4, 2013). "Yankees sign Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year, $153 million deal". MLB.SI.com. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "December 2013 transactions". redsox.com. December 18, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Red Sox sign Watanabe to minor league deal". boston.com. December 18, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Red Sox trade Franklin Morales to Rockies". boston.com. December 18, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Red Sox agree to one-year deal with Grady Sizemore". cbssports.com. January 22, 2014. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Sox righty Ryan Dempster won't pitch in 2014". Boston Herald. February 16, 2014. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Baltimore Orioles 2, Boston Red Sox 1". Retrosheet. March 31, 2014. 
  13. ^ Nowlin, Bill; Silverman, Matthew (June 28, 2016). Red Sox by the Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Boston Red Sox by Uniform Number. Sports Publishing. ASIN B01GNC7FQA. 
  14. ^ Red Sox–Orioles postponed due to inclement weather. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
  15. ^ "Boston Red Sox 2014 Schedule – Red Sox Home and Away – Part 1". ESPN. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  16. ^ Leventhal, Josh, ed. (2014). Baseball America 2015 Almanac. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-54-1. 

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