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Alfredo Aceves Needs A New Home

As the Red Sox disastrous 2011 season came to an end, Alfredo Aceves was one of the notable successes, besides of course the MVP-caliber performance turned in by Jacoby Ellsbury. Aceves made four starts and fifty-one appearances out of the bullpen, finishing with a combined 2.61 ERA in both roles. While his starts were nothing […]

Get Ready for the Baseball Season With These Apps

Baseball is back! The first game, a Texas showdown where the Rangers welcomed the Astros to the American League was on Sunday. All thirty teams will have 162 games between now and October and no fans enjoy staying connected more than baseball fans. And the best way to keep on top of your favorite team, […]

What Does the Red Sox Roster Look Like Without David Ortiz?

After the events of last August and the winter the Red Sox roster has taken on a whole new look. With a bumper crop of prospects nearing the majors and Jacoby Ellsbury entering free agency at the end of the season the lineup could undergo a number of changes in 2014 as well. For now […]

Red Sox Interested in Angels Starting Pitcher Dan Haren?

There’s no way to put it nicely: The Red Sox pitching needs help. Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester both improved as the season went on and we saw a breakout year from Felix Doubront, but even with John Lackey penciled in as his 2010 self the rotation is still full of question marks. According to […]

Analysis: Red Sox Trade for Twins’ Danny Valencia

On Sunday the Twins made an unusual move: they traded their between-stars “third baseman of the future” Danny Valencia to the Red Sox for prospect Jeremias Pineda. Valencia, a once promising young player at the hot corner, has seen his stock fall. Actually, that’s being too kind: it’s plummeted. How did the third place finisher […]

Red Sox Trade Deadline 2012: Blow It Up!

July 31st has been an important day several times in the history of the John Henry era Red Sox. Nomar Garciaparra was traded in 2004, leading of course to the magical World Series run. The following year, Jonathan Papelbon made his debut while Manny Ramirez failed to start, although he pinch hit after the deadline […]

Did the Red Sox Miss Out on Roy Oswalt?

The past offseason didn’t just have an elephant in the room – it had an elephant the entire room was on top of stampeding down the streets of Boston like a pachyderm “rolling rally.” If this elephant had a first name, like the song goes, it would be P-I-T-C-H, and it’s second name would be […]

Should Daniel Bard be a Starter or a Reliever?

One of the most surprising storylines of the past offseason was the plan to move Daniel Bard, heir apparent to Jonathan Papelbon, from the closer line of succession and into the starting rotation. There were views taken on both sides: Bard was not particularly impressive as a starter after first signing with the Red Sox […]

The Kevin Youkilis-Will Middlebrooks Dilemma

When Terry Francona was manager, he usually pointed out that worrying about the bench and pinch hitters wasn’t a big concern for the Red Sox because the front office had built an everyday lineup. Players were responsible for one position, with a little background in another for the occasional “banged up” guy who avoided the […]

Kevin Youkilis Trade Rumors: Where Will He End Up?

The 2012 Boston Red Sox look a lot like the 2011 version of the team, at least on paper. Two players entered this year as potential free agents: David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis. Ortiz, enjoying a tremendous resurgence, may have already guaranteed himself another arbitration deal with the Red Sox, but Kevin Youkilis, over whom […]

Red Sox Bats Come to Life, Bury Twins 11-2

The Red Sox needed a game like this; good pitching, lots of hitting, and a clear victory. They almost didn’t get it – Josh Beckett needed 37 pitches to get through the first inning, but rebounded to toss 6 innings and limit the Twins to two runs in what would become a blowout. The Sox […]

Lester Hit Hard, Rangers Practice Home Run Derby Cruising to 18-3 Victory

Jon Lester has been one of the most consistent pitchers for the Red Sox the past few seasons. The past two years have brought Opening Day honors to the lefty. While the team was off to a slow start, Lester turned in two solid outings, each good enough to deserve the win under normal circumstances. […]

Is Daniel Bard Headed Back to the Red Sox Bullpen?

According to CSNNE’s Sean McAdam, the Red Sox front office is preparing for the possibility that Daniel Bard returns to the bullpen for 2012, rather than take a place in the starting rotation. Instead, Alfredo Aceves, the swingman from 2011, could complete his own transition from relief to starting. In 12.2 innings this spring, Bard […]

Red Sox Acquire Carpenter From Cubs, Conclude Compensation Talks

It seems like just yesterday Theo Epstein was the General Manager of the Boston Red Sox. Then a small event in September happened. Before you knew it he was with the Chicago Cubs, a team which would pay some type of compensation for hiring an executive away while under contract. During the winter visions of […]

Yankees Rebuild Rotation with Acquisitions of Pineda, Kuroda

Friday night, the New York Yankees, quiet players in the offseason to this point, made two moves to improve their chances in the AL East. GM Brian Cashman shipped top prospect Jesus Montero, a possible catcher and probable DH, to the Seattle Mariners for breakout star Michael Pineda. Later that night, he let the second […]