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Christian Vazquez Seeks Second Opinion on Throwing Arm

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will seek a second opinion this week on the elbow of his throwing arm after it was announced Friday that he was experiencing soreness. Last week he had an MRI and something came up, but nothing further was said about the initial imaging. Manager John Farrell stated to reporters that […]

David Ortiz Rants on Steroids, Testing, Hall of Fame

David Ortiz posted an article to The Players’ Tribune, Derek Jeter’s website, ranting and raving about old accusations surrounding his use of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Ortiz’s post was seemingly unprovoked. No one that I know of has said anything thus far this season about David Ortiz and PEDs. Don’t bring an issue to […]

Swihart, Rodriguez Assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket Roster

Boston Red Sox roster changes were made on Wednesday, March 18th and Friday, March 20th by management. Catcher Blake Swihart and pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez join second baseman Travis Shaw and shortstop Sean Coyle, who were assigned to the Triple-A Pawtucket roster on Wednesday, March 18. All four of these players are part of the 40-man roster. […]

2015 Preview: Red Sox Bullpen Predictions

Predicting the Boston Red Sox bullpen pitchers is no easy feat after the first full week of Grapefruit League games. There are many slots and many talented candidates. These bullpen pitchers represent the difference between winning and losing a game. The starting rotation looks good in the 2 and 3 innings they are tossing during Spring Training […]

Castillo Sidelined with Strained Oblique, Door Opens For Betts, Bradley

Rusney Castillo is back on the sidelines due a strained oblique, leaving one less competitor (for now) vying for a chance to play centerfield. It was almost as if I saw Jeff Probst, host of Survivor, put out Castillo’s torch, and say “the tribe has spoken,” when I heard the news. Jackie Bradley Jr. may […]

Red Sox 2015 Preview: Vazquez, Hanigan, Swihart

At the position of catcher, the Boston Red Sox have a combination of youth and experience in Christian Vazquez, Ryan Hanigan and top prospect Blake Swihart. Vazquez proved dependable behind the plate last year. Dan Shaughnessy reported in a Boston Globe article last week about the growth and impact he had last season, specifically quickly […]

Red Sox and Yoan Moncada Reach Agreement

Former Cuban free agent and infielder Yoan Moncada agreed to a deal with the Boston Red Sox with a $31.5 million signing bonus.  Moncada is switch hitter filled with power and skill. When all the dust settles on the deal, it could be worth $63 million. In Cuba, Moncada played two seasons for the Cienfuegos […]

Cole Hamels Voices Interest in Trade From Phillies to Red Sox

Philadelphia Phillies, left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels “want[s] to win” and feels that his best shot at achieving that goal is through a trade to another team, according to Bob Nightengale of USAToday. One of the most recent teams with an offer on the table at this time is our own Boston Red Sox.

Red Sox Make Offer for Phillies Lefty Cole Hamels

The Boston Red Sox reportedly made an offer to the Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher, Cole Hamels, according to cbssports.com’s Mike Axisa. The Red Sox would rather trade major league players than their prospects, Mookie Betts and Blake Swihart, whom are the players the Philadephia Phillies were reportedly interested in a week ago.

Eight Pitchers Offered Non-Roster Invites to Spring Training

Half of the 16 non-roster invitations to Boston Red Sox Spring Training were handed out to promising pitchers. The pitchers headed to JetBlue Field include Henry Owens, Brian Johnson, both left-handers, along with right-handed pitchers Dalier Hinojosa, Keith Couch, Felipe Paulino, Mitchell Boggs, Dana Eveland and Noe Ramirez.

Red Sox Ink 3-Year Deal with Wade Miley

The Boston Red Sox penned a three-year contract extension with left-handed pitcher Wade Miley to avoid arbitration. Miley was the only Red Sox player eligible for arbitration. The question is, was this three-year contract with an option for a fourth year to the tune of $19.25 million, $30.75 million if Wiley takes that fourth year, […]

Red Sox Wrap-Up, Jan. 12-18: Porcello, Tazawa Sign; Butler Traded

As Spring Training fast approaches, here is a a look at how the Boston Red Sox are building a better team for the 2015 season. These Red Sox wrap up articles will be featured at the end of each week in the march up to  and during Spring Training.  The Boston Red Sox front office completed […]

Deflategate? NFL Investigating Under-Inflated Footballs Used in AFC Title Game

The New England Patriots are under investigation by the National Football League for under inflating the footballs used in the AFC Championship game where they beat the Indianapolis Colts 45-7. Reports as to whom brought forward the Patriots possibly deflating the footballs during last night’s game are not clear. The story was first reported by […]

Remembering Stuart Scott

The loss of Stuart Scott at age 49 has touched us all. His voice as a sportscaster on ESPN’s flagship show SportsCenter was unparalleled. Scott, along with Keith Olbermann and longtime co-host Rich Eisen, changed sportscasting for the better, nay the best, as they searched for the “cool side of the pillow.”

2015 Red Sox Pitching Outlook (So Far…)

The Boston Red Sox are future focused when it comes to their pitching strategy. Ben Cherington, Larry Lucchino, John Henry and Tom Werner are looking for potential, not proven performance as they rebuild the five-man rotation and the bullpen. The team acquired former free agent and pitcher in the Red Sox organization, Justin Masterson. The […]