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Why 2014 Should Make Red Sox Fans Smile

It’s true. The 2014 season has been a complete nightmare for the Boston Red Sox. As the team’s winning percentage hovers around .440 with a dismal 29-40 record at Fenway Park, it’s no secret that 2014 has already been dismissed as a lost cause. However, this should only make the 2013 World Series Championship taste […]

New England Secondary is Prepared for Denver Aerial Attack

There are a variety of factors that are going to play a role in determining the outcome of the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos matchup this weekend, but none are more important than the New England secondary. Quarterback Peyton Manning’s arm is just one of many dangerous offensive weapons in the Denver arsenal. Receivers […]

Patriots Overachieved Throughout 2013 Season

As the New England Patriots have wrapped up the regular season at 12-4 and are preparing for the second round of the playoffs, it’s tough to challenge the idea that 2013-2014 was a season of over-achievement. Sure, the Patriots have been enjoying 10+ win seasons since 2003 and have had first round byes in the […]

Celtics, Grizzlies Agree to Courtney Lee-Jerryd Bayless Trade

The Boston Celtics are reported to have worked out a trade that will send shooting guard Courtney Lee to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for point guard Jerryd Bayless. Lee was seeing less than 17 minutes of court time per game this season but was shooting a productive .492 from the field and .442 from […]

Ben Cherington Conservative Again with Off-Season Approach

As teams continue to open their wallets and dish out big dollars this off-season, the Boston Red Sox remain conservative in their approach. In spite of losing center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to free agency and potentially losing shortstop Stephen Drew as well, GM Ben Cherington seems to be replicating his off-season game plan from last […]

Red Sox Defeat Cardinals 6-1, Earn Third World Series Crown in 10 Seasons

The Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to claim the franchise’s eighth World Series crown. But out of all eight of those World Series titles, this one was different. This one stands out. As the Red Sox players hoisted the trophy at Fenway, they finished their ascent from the dregs of Major League […]

Sanchez, Tigers Nearly No-Hit Red Sox to Win Game 1 in ALCS

With one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, left fielder Daniel Nava roped a ball up the middle for a single. Although few in the Fenway crowd would have expected it, this was Boston’s first and only hit in a showcase of masterful pitching by Detroit that guided the Tigers to a 1-0 […]

As Postseason Unfolds, Starting Pitching Will Remain Critical for Red Sox

The Red Sox now own a 2-0 lead in the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays and have demonstrated prolific offensive prowess, solid starting pitching, and lock down relief pitching. However, as the post season continues to unfold, it is the starting pitching staff that will prove to be more crucial than anything else. Starting […]

Red Sox-Rays ALDS Preview: Can Red Sox Beat Rays Starting Pitching?

The upcoming Division Series featuring the Red Sox and the Rays has plenty of storylines, but the biggest could very well be the Tampa Bay starting pitching staff. The group was touted by many to be the most dangerous in baseball coming into the season, and they have done a fantastic job backing up those […]

A Red Sox Bullpen in Arrears

The Red Sox bullpen was once thought to be a strength but is now the only thing holding this team back. As we approach the mid-season classic, the Sox stand at 57-37 with a 3.5 game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays. While few analysts predicted it, the Boston Red Sox are among baseball’s best […]

Analyzing the Struggles of Jon Lester

For a while, it appeared as though Jon Lester left the woes from the 2012 season behind. Cruising to a 6-0 start alongside teammate Clay Buchholz, the south paw saw his ERA shrink as low as 1.43 while racking up an impressive 50 strikeouts. However, since that point, Lester has limped his way to the […]

Lackey Solid Against O’s, Red Sox Win 5-4

John Lackey showed resilience on the mound as he guided the Boston Red Sox to an important 5-4 victory over the division rival Baltimore Orioles. Lackey entered Saturday’s contest coming off of a rough start in Tampa Bay last week, and it appeared his misfortune was fated to continue. The Oriole offense took the right-hander […]

John Lackey: A Tommy John Surgery Success Story

There were a variety of question marks hovering around the Boston Red Sox entering the 2013 season. Few loomed as large as starting pitcher John Lackey’s return after sitting out last season as he recovered from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Two months in, it is safe to say that question has been answered, and […]

Dempster Records 2,000th Strikeout, Red Sox Rout Angels

Ryan Dempster recorded his 2,000th career strikeout and the Boston Red Sox overpowered the Los Angeles Angels in a 10-5 routing. Dempster turned in a quality start for the Red Sox as the right-hander struck out six and surrendered three runs through six innings of work. Despite allowing home runs to designated hitter Albert Pujols […]

Clay Buchholz Rises Above Cheating Allegations

The implications of a cheating accusation in baseball can be enormous. Jack Morris, a color commentator for the Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcast, put Clay Buchholz and the Boston Red Sox at risk of these implications when he accused the starting pitcher of throwing a “spitter.” However, the hard throwing righty demonstrated mental fortitude and […]