Red Sox Notes: Shoda, Coello, Bishop

Don't let all that snow in Boston fool you, Spring Training is fast approaching.  Here's some of the latest BoSox news out of Fort Myers, Florida..

  • As we learned last night, the Red Sox are closing in on a deal with Japanese left-hander Itsuki Shoda.  A major league source told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe that Shoda has been invited to minor league camp and would have to win a job to stay with the organization.  The figures on the deal are not yet out but Abraham writes that the cost to the Red Sox is minimal.
  • Robert Coello, who was designated for assignment on Wednesday, is still working out at the Red Sox minor league training facility while he waits to hear where he might be playing baseball this season.  The 26-year-old should be able to draw interest from clubs after turning in a 3.86 ERA with 10.9 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in 107 1/3 innings for Boston's Double-A and Triple-A affiliates as a swingman.
  • Alex Speier of profiles the story of Te Wera "Beau" Bishop and how the New Zealand softballer was discovered by the BoSox.

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19 Responses to Red Sox Notes: Shoda, Coello, Bishop Leave a Reply

  1. OOH look! The smelly socks are so desperate that they are now signing softball players. I guess they need another gimmick since Wakefield is old and Okajima stinks now. What a joke of a team.

    • rickjimbo 4 years ago

      you read my mind. Wakefield and Okajima are certainly the reason the O’s win the AL East this year!

      who comes up with this nonsense???

    • johnsilver 4 years ago

      I guess for google challenged people here is that 6 other teams watched this young man work out also.. So there must be something to this young man’s potential.. As far off as it may be..

    • Ricky 4 years ago

      One of the dumber posts I have ever read. Congrats!

    • RedSoxDynasty 4 years ago

      Why don’t you you put the rest of your name here instead of just “S”? Add “hithead” to it so all your posts make sense!

    • MaineSox 4 years ago


    • Leonard Washington 4 years ago

      How much more wrong could you be. If the Sox are a joke what does that make the rest of the league? Sorry our team scouts international talent….oh wait every team does. Okajima has had one bad season I doubt he is done, and Wakefield has been old for a while I think he could still be a solid #4 or #5 on most teams.

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    start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    Now now, he just needs someone to change his diapers.

  3. Leonard Washington 4 years ago

    Nobody said it was a dynasty if we had 3 to 4 in over a 10 year period that might be arguable though. Its Beer league not bear league by the way… funny as it would be if the Sox signed a bear. Scutaro was very solid and Cameron was injured just so you know which you didnt. And nobody said there was anything that amazing about this signing or most Sox signings. I think you jumped the gun and complained about our impression before we gave it just like the most annoying people on this forum do, because your ignorant. leave the Sox alone unless you got a real critique because one thing that is not up for argument is that the Sox are one of the greatest franchises ever. Let us give our impressions before you complain about them. Oh and its a hard throwing softball league its not under hand.

  4. El_Bobo 4 years ago

    Obvious troll is obvious..and not very intelligent

  5. rickjimbo 4 years ago

    “inbred alcoholic hooligans” I think you are talking about Bruins fans, of which I am also one


  6. RedSoxDynasty 4 years ago

    It always makes me happy to get under the skin of an uneducated racist!

  7. Fangaffes 4 years ago

    This is one of the more racist screeds I have read on MLBTR but, coming from you I am not surprised in the least. Te Wera is a Maori name. You have a problem with that?

  8. BoSoXaddict 4 years ago

    You’re the joke, and I’m pretty sure everyone here is agreement about this.

  9. Hannibal_Lester 4 years ago

    Why’s this guy not banned?

  10. jwredsox 4 years ago

    Sorry I just blue myself

  11. rickjimbo 4 years ago

    There really has got to be a better way to say that.

  12. guest_54 4 years ago

    I don’t know what the other guy said because it’s been deleted, but a hard throwing softball league pitcher throws under hand. As a catcher, though, Bishop wouldn’t throw under hand.

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