Rick Porcello does not belong on the mound of any major league ballpark. No one in their right mind would put a pitcher in their starting rotation that owns a 6.08 ERA. A 6.00 + ERA, this is insane. Right? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. […]
The Boston Celtics signed Amir Johnson to a 2-year, $24 million deal on Wednesday. Last season he spent his sixth season with the Toronto Raptors, in which he averaged 9.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. He helped the Raptors earn the Atlantic division championship last season and the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. […]
Major League Baseball cancelled 60-65 million All-star game votes due to a high percentage of votes going to Kansas City Royals players. Can the MLB do this? Is it fair? If voting were to close today eight Kansas City players would be part of the team. This is a classic case of technology beating the […]
Former Boston Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr is still breaking baseball records 64 years after he retired from the game. Thursday, Doerr, at 97 years and 72 days old became the oldest member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The last man to achieve this distinction was former catcher, Al Lopez, who died in […]
Third baseman Pablo Sandoval was benched for Thursday night’s game versus the Atlanta Braves after Red Sox management discovered he was liking images on Instagram during Wednesday’s game. Travis Shaw started at third base.
I am no witch, but I am starting to believe that the Red Sox did not reverse the curse in 2004. Or, if they did, the Red Sox somehow put a new curse in place? They re-cursed themselves. Could it have been the 2012 blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Dodger’s Trade that re-cursed us? […]
The Boston Red Sox acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the Batltimore Orioles on Wednesday, June 3rd. This is yet another questionable trade decision made this season by the Boston management team. The De Aza acquisition is confounding. Where does De Aza go on the major league team? He is not much better defensively (dWAR -2) […]
Adjustments. Adjusting. Adjust. This was the overused word uttered by Red Sox owner, John Henry, during Tuesday’s press conference. Prognosis: Delusional Is he watching the same team that the rest of us are? He could not have been more vague when it came down to what management is trying to do to combat what seems […]
Rob Gronkowski, his father, and brothers will be competing on Celebrity Family Feud this summer. Gronk’s brother, Chris, called into the Toucher and Rich Show on 98.5 the Sports Hub to announce the appearance on the game show.
The recent acquisition of right-handed pitcher John Cornely from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash considerations begs a big question. Why are the Red Sox content to purchase pitchers only to place these players in the minors? 1) Would it not be better to spend money on pitchers that can help the team at […]
Allen Craig was damaged goods when the Red Sox received him from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for John Lackey during the 2014 season. Last season he had a nagging foot injury that he never really recovered from forcing him to underperform, and more recently be sent to AAA Pawtucket Red Sox. He is […]
The Red Sox fired pitching coach Juan Nieves after over three seasons with the team. The current five-man starting has one of the highest ERA’s in the American League at 5.54. The move comes after repeated poor performances by Clay Buchholz, Rick Porcello, Justin Masterson, Wade Miley and Joe Kelly throughout the month of April. Porcello […]
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 […]
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 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 […]