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Bats are Silent Once Again as Sox Fall to Jays, 3-1

The Boston Red Sox have started the new season almost as poorly as the last. With Wednesday’s 3-1 loss at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays, the Sox will head back to Fenway with a 1-5 record, barely better than last year’s 0-6 opening. Taking the loss was Jon Lester, who pitched the Red […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 1: Cook Impressive in Debut

The Pawtucket Red Sox once again had a better first week of the season with a better record than their major-league affiliate. Pawtucket finished the week with a 3-3 record, good for second place in the IL North. It was an eventful open for the Sox, so let’s get straight to it. Week in Review […]

Red Sox Finally Win! Aceves Nails Down Save in 9th

The Boston Red Sox finally earned their first win of the 2012 season on Monday night, defeating the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-2. Sox starter Felix Doubront pitched five innings, giving up two runs and striking out six, but received the no-decision. Fellow Venezuelan Henderson Alvarez was better, going six deep while giving up just one […]

Pawtucket Red Sox 2012 Preview

I’ll be writing a weekly article this season recapping the previous week of the Pawtucket Red Sox. For those not familiar with Minor League Baseball, Pawtucket is the highest level affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and plays in the International League. The IL consists of 14 teams split up into three divisions, with Pawtucket […]

The Case for Keeping Mike Aviles

The post-Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox have been notorious for their revolving door at shortstop. Since the 2004 trading deadline, the Sox have employed Orlando Cabrera, Edgar Renteria, Alex Gonzalez, Julio Lugo, Jed Lowrie, Nick Green, Alex Gonzalez (again), and Marco Scutaro. That’s eight different starting shortstops in only seven-and-a-half years, and Scutaro was traded […]

2012 Red Sox Preview: Catchers

This is the second installment of a series of positional previews that began last week with the infielders. This week, we focus on catchers. The Red Sox enter spring training with four catchers on the 40-man roster: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Kelly Shoppach, Ryan Lavarnway, and Luis Exposito. Projected Boston Red Sox Jarrod Saltalamacchia Salty will be […]

Patriots Will Host Ravens in AFC Championship Game

The New England Patriots’ next opponent has stepped forward. The Baltimore Ravens will head to Gillette Stadium for the AFC Championship Game after defeating the Houston Texans today, 20-13. The Ravens had a 12-4 record in the regular season, good enough for the #2 seed in the AFC playoffs and a first round bye. Baltimore […]

Patriots Aim for Eight Straight Against Buffalo

The 12-3 New England Patriots will host the 6-9 Buffalo Bills on Sunday to wrap up the 2011 NFL regular season. The two teams are heading in opposite directions, as the Patriots have won their last seven games, and the Bills have just one win over that stretch. The Bills beat the Patriots by a […]

Results Mixed for Previous Relievers-Turned-Starters

Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine and GM Ben Cherington announced last week that RHP Daniel Bard will be used as a starter in Spring Training, to see if he would be a good fit for the rotation on a permanent basis. While I have already stated my reasons why I think that this move […]

Patriots Looking For Five Straight Against Redskins

The 9-3 New England Patriots will attempt to lock up the AFC East title this week when they face the 4-8 Washington Redskins in FedEx Field. The Patriots would clinch their third division crown in a row with a win and a New York Jets loss. New England has won its last four games and […]

Patriots to Take on Winless Indianapolis Colts in Gillette

The streaking New England Patriots will host the sliding Indianapolis Colts in Gillette Stadium Sunday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled to be aired on Sunday Night Football, but due to the Colts’ spectacular ineptitude was flexed to 1:00 p.m. The Patriots have won their last three games by a combined score of 109-39, while […]

Patriots Head to Philadelphia For Dogfight With Eagles

The New England Patriots will be coming off of two blowout victories when they head to Philadelphia for a Sunday afternoon game against the Eagles. The Eagles were dubbed the ‘Dream Team’ during the offseason after signing Nnamdi Asomugha and trading for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, both pro-bowl CBs. However, the team has struggled this year, and […]

Patriots Will Attempt to Build Momentum Against Chiefs

After snapping a two-game skid¬†last Sunday against the Jets, the Patriots will try to start a winning streak when they face the 4-5 Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. The Chiefs will be without starting quarterback Matt Cassel due to a hand injury that will require the former Patriot clipboard-holder to undergo surgery. Pittsburgh graduate […]

Scott Pioli: The Reason For Kansas City’s Turnaround

This week, the Kansas City Chiefs will head into Gillette Stadium for a Monday Night Football matchup against the New England Patriots.¬† While former Patriot, Matt Cassel will not play due to a hand injury, the game will still be a homecoming for former Patriot executive and current Kansas City GM Scott Pioli. Pioli was […]

How Would Aceves and Bard Work in the 2012 Starting Rotation?

Nobody will deny that the Red Sox’ starting rotation needs a major overhaul after last month’s epic collapse that caused the Red Sox to miss the playoffs despite being nine games ahead in the wild card race at the beginning of the month. Opinions vary on exactly how to fix it, however. On Wednesday, Rob […]