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Red Sox 2011 Outfield Preview: McDonald, Kalish, Reddick, Nava

Sports of Boston is continuing its week-long preview of the Red Sox outfield with the backups and outfield prospects. After spending all of 2008 in AAA with the Twins, Darnell McDonald showed he could be a solid fourth outfielder for the Reds in 2009 before appearing in 117 games in 2010 with Boston. With injuries […]

Red Sox 2011 Outfield Preview: Mike Cameron

Sports of Boston is continuing its week-long preview of the Red Sox outfield with last year’s starting center fielder, Mike Cameron. Brought in last year to take over centerfield and mentor Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Cameron went down with a bad case of the injury bug in 2010. When all was said and done Cameron played […]

Red Sox 2011 Outfield Preview: J.D. Drew

Sports of Boston is continuing its week-long preview of the Red Sox outfield with right fielder J.D. Drew. J.D. Drew has had his share of ups and downs with the Red Sox. After a rocky 2007, Drew put up two great seasons in 2008 and 2009, hitting .280/.408/.519 and .279/.392/.522 respectively. However, just as Drew […]

Red Sox 2011 Outfield Preview: Jacoby Ellsbury

Sports of Boston is continuing its week-long preview of the Red Sox outfield with center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury. Today is Truck Day, the unofficial start of spring for Red Sox fans, and certainly a welcome sight for the Red Sox embattled center fielder. After missing most of the 2010 season with a rib injury, Ellsbury […]

Red Sox 2011 Outfield Preview: Carl Crawford

The conclusion of the Super Bowl (and another snowstorm) over the weekend has brought us to the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Well, Spring Training at least. Truck Day is Tuesday and Sports of Boston continues to take a look at the 2011 Red Sox lineup. Last week covered pitchers and this […]

Red Sox Considered Jays’ Bautista Before Inking Crawford

This has been a busy offseason for the Red Sox front office, but things could have gone somewhat differently. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox had discussions with the Toronto Blue Jays about acquiring slugger Jose Bautista before signing Carl Crawford. Bautista, coming off a season where he led the American League in home […]

Scutaro or Lowrie? For Francona There’s No Contest

Red Sox fans have been clamoring for a solution to the shortstop carousel since the end of the 2004 season. The two big names, Edgar Renteria and Julio Lugo, did not pan out as expected. The Red Sox are set to enter another season without a clear successor to the title of starting shortstop, although […]

Rangers Ax Max Ramirez, Red Sox Claim Him

UPDATE: Red Sox claim Max Ramirez off waivers from the Rangers. — It was not that long ago that many teams envied the Texas Rangers’ catching depth.  The catching trio of Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Taylor Teagarden, and Max Ramirez gave the club a crown jewel in its rapidly improving farm system.  With all three under team […]

Red Sox Meet with Boras, Werth; Remain Interested in Beltre

On the heels of meeting with Carl Crawford in Houston Wednesday, the Red Sox free agent search moved ahead at full steam on Thursday. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown the Sox are meeting with “agent to the stars” Scott Boras to discuss two of his biggest clients this offseason: Adrian Beltre and Jayson Werth. […]

Is There Room For Tim Wakefield on the Red Sox in 2011?

Tim Wakefield, having finished his penultimate season with the Red Sox in disappointing fashion may have just about outlived his usefulness in Boston. This day has been slowly approaching over the last few seasons as the old knuckleball pitcher with a bad back has seen his best days. If the Red Sox face a roster […]

Boston Red Sox 2010 Report Card: Outfield

The 2010 outfield had large shoes to fill with the departure of Jason Bay to the Mets. With J.D. Drew and Jacoby Ellsbury coming of strong 2009 campaigns and veteran Mike Cameron in the fold, the Boston outfield seemed poised to have a good year.  Sadly this was not the case, but the disappointing outfield […]

Red Sox Fall 8-2, Lester Loses Chance at 20 Wins

Entering the final game against the White Sox all the Red Sox had left to play for this season was the Mike Lowell farewell game, spoiler rights against the Yankees, and Jon Lester’s road toward 20 wins. Four innings into the game, Lester’s quest had ended. There’s often talk about relief pitchers having the “closer […]

David Ortiz Contract Analysis: Big Papi, Big Problem?

This is a big offseason for Big Papi. After down seasons in 2008 and 2009, David Ortiz began 2010 slow. Not just a slump, a deep slumber that saw him hitting just .149/.240/.358/.598 on May 4th. He did have three home runs to his credit, an improvement over his dismal start in 2009, but it […]

Is Jayson Werth Worth It?

Since Theo Epstein was handed the reigns to the Boston Red Sox, the team has only failed to reach the postseason one time, in 2006. While the 2010 season is almost certainly going to become the second “failed” season for Theo’s team, it has been a year of understandable disappointment. Without Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, […]

Buchholz Bounces Back As Sox Top Mariners 5-1

Coming off the shortest outing of his career, lasting just one inning against the Oakland A’s, Clay Buchholz was looking for a team like the Mariners to change his luck. With cleanup hitter Franklin Gutierrez hitting just .247/.308/.367 for an OPS under .700, the Mariners’ lineup was just what the doctor ordered. Buchholz tossed seven […]