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Nick Quaglia, Lauren Campbell and Adam Belue get together to talk about John Farrell and if he should be fired and they also discuss David Price's season debut. 

The Red Sox look for the sweep at rainy Fenway Park, as Drew Pomeranz faces Nick Martinez in the final game of the three game set.  Starting lineups are ahead, along with news on David Price's season debut and a new initiative for lymphoma patients that was announced today by the team!

Red Sox 31 million dollar man, David Price, set to make his return to the starting rotation on Memorial Day. 

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The Red Sox used a 7-run 7th inning to win their third straight game and second straight against the Texas Rangers at Fenway. Chris Sale picked up the win and Sam Travis had two singles in his major league debut. 

Chris Sale looks to break his own record tonight and the Red Sox look to grab a quick series win over the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in game 2 of this 3 game set.  

Among all the different storylines and topics that have been discussed this year about the Red Sox, Brock Holt has been largely forgotten. He’s been out with vertigo for most of the season and just had his rehab assignment reach the 20-day limit, which means that the club had to recall him without activating him.

Holt’s vertigo is apparently connected to the bug that was going around the Red Sox clubhouse early in the season and his vision has not improved enough yet for him to return to action. He must now take five days off before resetting and resuming his minor league assignment. The Red Sox sent him to Pittsburgh to see a specialist but there is really no timetable for his return. Vertigo can take people months to recover from and the signs don’t point to a Holt comeback any time soon.

I know that there are a lot of Holt detractors out there and that he certainly has a lot of flaws but anyone thinking his loss means nothing is wrong. Holt provides depth and is a pretty great utility option to have on your bench and making spot starts. With what the Red Sox have had going on in their lineup at times, especially at third base, Holt could really be useful. Hopefully he can come back sooner rather than later and everyone will remember that Brock Holt is more valuable than they think. 

The Boston Red Sox offense came alive with 11 runs in support of a solid effort by starter Rick Porcello. They cool off the Texas Rangers who came in red-hot.

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With manager John Farrell on the potential hot seat, the Red Sox take on the Rangers to begin a three game series.

In the past four seasons I feel like I’ve heard one million criticisms of Red Sox manager John Farrell. Some have been warranted and some of course, haven’t. It seems like everyday that I talk to someone who wants him fired and that has been the case for a long time now. Me personally? I don’t want to root for the guy to get fired at all, but I also don’t think he should be the manager of the Red Sox anymore.

Well today, the heat on the seat got cranked up to a level I have not seen it at yet. Fox Sports MLB reporter and king of the Bowtie Ken Rosenthal wrote a piece titled “Trying times for John Farrell as Boston Red Sox manager” today. Naturally, it became big news and we found out a lot of the inside info that Rosenthal has. 

Apparently, Rosenthal believes that Farrell could have been fired on Monday “if the Red Sox had not avoided getting swept four straight in Oakland by winning the final game of the series.” But he doesn’t stop there as he adds that a Farrell firing may still be on the horizon. “It might come next week, if the Sox fail to ignite during a six-game home stand against the Rangers and Mariners.” 

Rosenthal then says that the firing may not happen at all if the Sox start to get things together soon. But, my take on this is that the Red Sox relationship with Farrell is irreparably damaged. I don’t think the two parties can co-exist and succeed even if the team starts to play better baseball. There is too much actual evidence to support that Farrell has lost the team. 

It was pretty clear to everyone early on that this team had some leadership issues when the whole Dustin Pedroia and Manny Machado incident happened with the Orioles. Then we saw the blowup between Pomeranz and Farrell in the dugout just the other day. I think it’s pretty plain to see that this guy doesn’t command the respect of his players and he definitely doesn’t make sure they are ready to play everyday. 

Also in the Rosenthal piece is a tidbit about how Farrell didn’t even have the whole clubhouse behind him in 2013, in his first season as manager when the Sox won it all. Apparently there were and still are players that don’t feel he has their backs, or communicates well. Of course, there are also players that question his game-management skills, but that’s so obvious that it’s almost not even worth mentioning.

When it comes to players thinking that Farrell doesn't back them enough in the media, I get confused. I feel like Farrell has been making excuses for them too much over his tenure, but I guess they don't see it that way. We’ve now heard this stuff from Rosenthal along with other additional accounts of Farrell not having the clubhouse. I don’t really know what’s going to happen right now, but I do know that this issue runs deep and as long as it persists, the Red Sox won’t be winning anything significant.

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The NBA Summer League 2017 is almost here and if the match-ups are anything to go by, the 2017 off-season is primed to be exciting.

The PawSox' slide continued last week, as they lost six of their seven games, which included three walk-off losses in extra innings.  David Price lasted just two innings in his rehab start on Friday, while Brock Holt and Pablo Sandoval ended the week in the starting lineup as they also work their way back to Boston.  Sam Travis and Rusney Castillo had big offensive weeks for Pawtucket, which can be heard in the Week in Review!

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In this Game Theory episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker from The Step Back. First, they break down Game 3 of Cavs-Celtics, which the Celtics surprisingly won. Then, for most of the episode, they do a deep dive into the prospects ranked No. 6 through No. 10 on my 2017 NBA Draft Big Board. First, we talk De'Aaron Fox, who Cole and I differ somewhat wildly on.  Please remember to rate, review and subscribe to the Game Theory Podcast on iTunes. You can find Cole at @colezwicker on Twitter, and Sam at @Sam_Vecenie.