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Cliff Lee-Red Sox Trade Rumors: Boston Should Back Off

As the Trade Deadline closes in, the Red Sox still have slots to fill and pieces to fix. While the priorities are for the Red Sox to find a third baseman and a relief pitcher, the Red Sox are in a big need for a starting pitcher since Clay Buchholz will not return until September. […]

Who Should be the Red Sox Closer Now and for the Future?

When Jonathan Papelbon signed with the Philadelphia Phillies two years ago, the Red Sox were confident that he would be easily replaceable. I even came to the thought that letting go of Papelbon was a smart idea. Since Papelbon’s departure, the Red Sox have made three deals for the closer position. Andrew Bailey, Mark Melancon  and Joel Hanrahan have […]

Is it Too Early to Call the Shane Victorino Signing a Bust?

One of the biggest additions to the Red Sox offseason was outfielder Shane Victorino. Victorino signed with the Red Sox for three years and $39 million. It was debated whether the Sox hit or missed with the signing, seeing that Victorino has declined in past seasons. As of now, Victorino is batting with a .285 avg with 3 […]

Angels Rough Up Morales, Beat Red Sox in Game 1

The Red Sox came up a bit short in Game 1, with the Angels winning 9-5. Sox pitcher Felix Doubront pitched an average game, going six innings striking out 4, giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits.  Followed by Doubront was relief pitcher Franklin Morales who struggled giving up 4 earned runs on only 2 […]

Rain Delay Doesn’t Stop Sox in 8-1 Win Over Cleveland

After getting blown out on Thursday night 12-3 on Terry Francona’s return to Fenway as Indians manager, the Red Sox had a tougher test on Friday night with former Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson on the mound for the Cleveland Indians. But, the Sox came out strong winning 8-1 with John Lackey having a great […]

Lester Pitches One-Hitter, Shuts Out Slumping Blue Jays

After a disastrous series against the Minnesota Twins, there were hopes on Friday night that the Red Sox would turn things around against the slumping Blue Jays. Sox number one starter Jon Lester did not disappoint. Lester was nearly perfect giving up one hit and striking out five in the complete game shutout. The one hit came off of […]

Red Sox Bats Silenced in 7-0 Loss to Texas Rangers

The Red Sox fell out of their groove, getting shut out by the Texas Rangers on Friday night by the score of 7-0. Red Sox starter Felix Doubront had a horrible outing, going 3.2 innings while giving up 12 hits, 6 runs, and only striking out 2. Rangers starter Derek Holland silenced the Red Sox […]

Ryan Dempster Notches First Win in Red Sox Uniform

The Red Sox scooped up a win against the Houston Astros Friday by a score of 7-3. Ryan Dempster, free agent acquisition in the offseason, notched his first win in a Red Sox uniform, going 6 innings giving up 2 runs and striking out 10 batters. Astros pitcher and former Sox pitcher Erik Bedard was rocked, […]

Red Sox Squeeze Out Win Against Blue Jays in John Farrell’s Return to Toronto

Boston Red Sox manager and former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell made his first return to the Rogers Centre since leaving for the Red Sox in the offseason. Welcomed with mixed reactions but mostly booing, Farrell noted that he loved Toronto, but has no regrets. The Red Sox were able to squeak out a […]

With or Without Stephen Drew, Pedro Ciriaco is Answer at SS

The Red Sox, in the offseason, signed Stephen Drew to a one-year deal worth $9.5 million, hoping that he would live up to his contract. So far, it does not look good. Drew has been injured since March 7th due to a concussion, and it’s looking less likely that he will be ready to play on […]

Reaction to Dan Shaughnessy’s “It’s hard to get excited about these Red Sox”

Heading into the 2013 season, the Red Sox are determined to turn things around and get back on top of a competitive American League East division. Going in with a fresh start, I’m curious of what will be different this season than last season. Will clubhouse issues still exist? Will the starting pitching improve? Did […]

What should the Red Sox do with Alfredo Aceves?

When Red Sox hired John Farrell, the first thought was forgetting the Bobby Valentine drama and the 2012 season and focusing on getting back on track for the 2013 season. Farrell is a perfect choice to manage the Red Sox, an organization hoping to move on from past troubles. But for those thinking that firing […]

Will the Red Sox miss Daisuke Matsuzaka?

On Feb. 23, 2007, the Red Sox signed Daisuke Matsuzaka to a six-year deal worth $52 million. The Sox paid $51 million to the Seibu Lions to even negotiate with Matsuzaka. Even though a lot of money was spent for Dice-K, it was all worth it at the time because the Sox desperately needed an ace in the rotation. […]

Red Sox Should Thank MLB Player’s Union for Nixing A-Rod Trade, PED Circus

On December 18, 2003, the trade that would have sent AL MVP Alex Rodriguez to the Boston Red Sox for Manny Ramirez went dead. The Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox passed the deadline set by MLB Commissioner Bud Selig to complete the blockbuster, ending negotiations and the prospect of Rodriguez in a Red Sox uniform. A […]

Why the Red Sox Were Wise to Not Trade for Justin Upton

After a terrible 2012 season, the Red Sox have been one of the busiest teams in the offseason. Despite a roster that’s nearly full, there were rumors that the Red Sox hadinterest in the former Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton, before he was traded to the Braves this week. Did the Red Sox make the […]