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Red Sox Relievers Providing Anything But

Red Sox management has scrambled to have effective relief pitchers available at the major league level for each game this week. Matt Barnes, Heath Hembree, and Steven Wright have all been involved on one day or another. I can’t keep track, but Sean McAdam was kind enough to catalog all the changes made over the […]

Red Sox Rumors Swirl About Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jonathan Papelbon

The internet is abuzz about the possible return of Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jonathan Papelbon to the Boston Red Sox. Yes, Papelbon, here we go again with this rumor that seemingly has no end. Just after the 2011 season, he ran out of town like Fenway Park was on fire. He is not what he used […]

Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder in Death of Odin Lloyd

Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd in June 2013.  He is sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. The jury took 7 days to come to a decision in Bristol Superior Court. The jury’s guilty verdict and sentencing were based on their belief that the […]

Early Season Injuries Plague Bogaerts, Sandoval, Workman and Castillo

While the Red Sox are off to a solid start (6-3) to the 2015 season, some of big-money players are already injured. Xander Bogaerts sought out an MRI after reporting to Fenway Park on Tuesday with an injured knee suffered during the Red Sox home opener against the Washington Nationals. Bogaerts did not play in […]

Christian Vazquez Undergoes Successful Tommy John Surgery

Christian Vazquez’s 2015 season ended Wednesday with the announcement that he would undergo Tommy John surgery. Thursday night, journalist and broadcaster Rob Bradford tweeted that the surgery conducted on the catcher’s elbow by Dr. James Andrews was successful. Veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan will be the primary catcher for the Boston Red Sox and the newly […]

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.