Shaq Thompson has record worthy flop of a start

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Shaq Thompson has record worthy flop of a start

It could be more than argued that the Red Sox have had a rocky go this season. But, they don't seem to be in that bad of shape if you compare them to Shaq Thompson, who was selected in the 18th round of the 2012 MLB entry draft to the Red Sox.
Thompson, a recent Sacramento (Calif.) Grant High School graduate, was known for his athletic ability on the football field before starring on the baseball team his senior year. As one of the nation's top prospects who signed with Washington, lets hope his start on the football field is more productive.
From Yahoo Sports:
Competing for a short-season Gulf Coast League squad in Florida, Thompson has opened up with one of the worst stretches of first weeks in professional baseball history. As noted by the Sacramento Bee, through his first 26 official at-bats in FLorida, the former Grant star had 0 hits and a whopping 25 strikeouts.
In fact, the best result Thompson had mustered during his first nine games was a meek groundout to first base, as elementary an out as possible. Prep Rally couldn't find adequate data of the worst minor league starts in baseball history, but suffice it to say that Thompson's 25 strikeouts would make the list.
Obviously, this news is disappointing for the Red Sox, who were counting on Thompson to eventually make an impact eventually with his athletic gifts. Washington football officials might not be as upset anticipating he will be able to focus solely on their program in the coming years.

Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

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Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

Mooke Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and a mix of Andrew Benintendi, Brock Holt, Blake Swihart and Chris Young brought postgame celebrations to a new level last season.

Most Sox fans are familiar with the outfield victory "Win, Dance, Repeat" where the trio would dance and pretend to photograph the game's best player between them. The celebration ended with a pose at first, but as seen the MLB the Show 17's freshly released trailer, a few more wrinkes were added in.

In fact, here's a taste of the celebrations and what else to expect from Playstation's 2017 MLB game:

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Carlos Beltran, the 39-year-old switch hitter who was a potential target of the Red Sox as a DH, agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Astros, ESPN's Buster Olney reported.

FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that it's a one-year, $16 million deal. 

Beltran played for the Astros in 2004. He was dealt from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers at the July 31 trading deadline last season. He totaled 35 homers, 101 RBI and hit .295 in 2016. 

The Red Sox, looking to fill the void left by David Ortiz's retirement, will be looking for a DH at the Winter Meetings that begin next week. One possibility is the return of Mike Napoli, who played for the A.L. champion Cleveland Indians last season.

More on the Winter Meetings here from CSN Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam.