The four seasons within a season

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The four seasons within a season

By Bill Chuck
Special to CSNNE.com

If you will excuse the poetic license, the four seasons for Red Sox Nation are the Regular Season, the Home Season, the Yankees Season series, and the Postseason. Friday, the home season and the Yankee season series begin together which is why today well take a look at the greatest rivalry since the Montagues and Capulets. Lets be honest, the Sox will win a few and lose a few against teams like Texas and Cleveland, but these series are the games that everyone talks about, everyone cares about, these are the games that everyone wants to win.

BOSTON VS. NEW YORK
Okay lets go big picture first and look at the all-time numbers between these two franchises. To be historically accurate, it should be noted that in 1901 and 1902, the current Yankees were known as the Baltimore Orioles and from 1903 through 1912 they were the New York Highlanders. From 1901 to 1907, the Red Sox were the Americans.

Team Stats from 1901 to 2010
The Yankees and the Red Sox have played 2,082 regular season games.
The Red Sox have won 942 games.
The Yankees have won 1,126 games.
The Sox wonlost percentage is .456.
The Yankees have outscored the Sox 9,964 to 9,120.
The Red Sox' record at home against the Yanks is a remarkably close 522-519.
The Yankees have had their way with the Sox in New York, 420-607.

Team Stats from 2001 to 2010
The Yanks and the Red Sox have played 185 regular-season games.
The Red Sox have won 86 games.
The Yankees have won 99 games.
The Sox wonlost percentage is .465.
The Yankees have outscored the Sox 963 to 960.
The Red Sox record at home against the Yanks is a remarkably close 47-46.
The Yankees have had their way with the Sox in New York, 39-53.

The Delicious Stat (so yummy I gain weight thinking about it):
In each of the last three seasons, the record between the two clubs is 9-9.

Batting Stats
These players started more games, by position, than any players in Red Sox history. Here is just how they did against the Yankees throughout their careers.

C Jason Varitek 165 games, .225, 21 homers, and 83 RBI
1B George Boomer Scott 221 games, .291, 27 homers, and 122 RBI
2B Bobby Doerr 269 games, .260, 26 homers, and 149 RBI
3B Wade Boggs 132 games, .319, 2 homers, and 44 RBI
SS Everett Scott stats incomplete
LF Carl Yastrzemski 329 games, .283, 52 homers, and 163 RBI
CF Tris Speaker stats incomplete
RF Dwight Evans 228 games, .251, 32 homers, and 118 RBI
DH David Ortiz 152 games, .305, 31 homers, and 115 RBI

Your 2011 starting nine versus the Yankees:

Jacoby Ellsbury 39 games, .255, 2 homers, and 17 RBI (21 of 26 in steal attempts)
Carl Crawford 138 games (all with Tampa Bay), .301, 5 homers and 66 RBI (47 of 53 in steal attempts)
Dustin Pedroia 60 games, .292, 3 homers, and 25 RBI
Adrian Gonzalez 3 games (all with San Diego), .273 1 homer, 1 RBI
Kevin Youkilis 83 games, .326, 10 homers, 51 RBI
David Ortiz 152 career games, .305, 31 homers, and 115 RBI
J.D. Drew 66 career games, .246, 6 homers, and 23 RBI
Marco Scutaro 78 career games, .240, 5 homers, 33 RBI
Jarrod Saltalamacchia 7 career games, .214, 0 homers, 2 RBI

Career games indicate not just with the Red Sox

THE GREAT DEBATE
Joe DiMaggio vs. Boston
253 games - .334, 46 homers, 222 RBI

Ted Williams vs. New York
327 games - .345, 62 homers, 229 RBI

FROM THE BROADCAST BOOTH
Jerry Remy 87 games, .246 1 homer, 22 RBI
Jim Rice 170 games, .330, 36 homers, 129 RBI

HOW THE CURRENT RED SOX DID AGAINST THE YANKEES LAST SEASON:

G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA Kevin Youkilis 8 34 26 8 12 3 1 2 9 0 0 6 3 .462 Jed Lowrie 8 32 25 8 11 1 0 3 6 0 0 7 4 .440 J.D. Drew 17 70 64 10 20 4 0 3 9 1 0 5 11 .313 Dustin Pedroia 8 39 32 9 8 3 0 1 3 0 0 6 6 .250 Mike Cameron 3 12 10 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .300 David Ortiz 17 69 60 6 18 2 0 2 9 0 0 8 13 .300 Marco Scutaro 15 71 64 5 15 3 0 0 6 0 0 7 6 .234 Jason Varitek 2 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 Darnell McDonald 8 32 32 3 6 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 9 .188 Jacoby Ellsbury 6 29 25 2 4 1 0 0 1 5 0 3 5 .160 Carl Crawford wTampa 18 78 73 7 23 1 1 1 14 9 0 3 14 .315 Team Total 190 718 633 97 168 35 1 23

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.