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Did the Red Sox Miss Out on Lance Berkman?

While the Red Sox struggled to finalize the Mike Napoli deal, they had looked at other options like veteran slugger Lance Berkman. The former Astro, Yankee and Cardinal eventually signed with the Texas Rangers, as the Sox presumably never had enough interest to sign Berkman. The Rangers signed Berkman to a one-year deal worth $11 […]

Red Sox Should Have Kept Pedro Ciriaco at Shortstop for 2013

One of the biggest questions that faced the Red Sox was the shortstop situation. Were they going to stick with Jose Iglesias? Sign a free agent? Eventually, the Red Sox signed Stephen Drew to a one-year deal worth $9 million, which signals that the Red Sox are likely sending Iglesias back to Pawtucket. The Red […]

The 2013 Season Will Be a Make or Break Year for Ben Cherington

Ben Cherington showed that he was ready to take charge when he traded Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Allen Webster, Ruby De La Rosa, James Loney, and other prospects. The Dodgers will absorb about $260 million of salary, which will free up some money for the Sox […]

Reaction to Cody Ross Signing With the Arizona Diamondbacks

Former Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross has signed a 3-year, $26 million dollar deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. There were thoughts that even though the Red Sox signed Shane Victorino, that Ross could still possibly be part of the team. When John Farrell was hired as the new Red Sox manager, it was widely believed […]

Do the Blue Jays Have the Best Starting Rotation in Baseball?

One thing’s clear: the Toronto Blue Jays have made the biggest moves in baseball this offseason. Even after acquiring Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio and other pieces from the Miami Marlins, and signing Melky Cabrera, the team made another big move, adding R.A. Dickey in a trade with the Mets. Looking at […]

Thoughts on Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy

On Friday morning, Sandy Hook Elementary school kids woke up to get ready for school. Since it was Friday, everyone going to school was in a good mood knowing the weekend was up ahead. These kids woke up, brushed their teeth, ate breakfast, got on the bus and went to school. The 20 kids and […]

Why the Red Sox Should Stay Away from Anibal Sanchez

The Red Sox have filled several needs during the Winter Meetings. But, the Sox still need to fill their biggest need: a starting pitcher. The pitching market is getting smaller and smaller with pitchers like Zack Greinke, Brandon McCarthy, Dan Haren, and a few others coming off the board. One of the popular options left […]

Why the Red Sox Should Steer Clear of the Mets’ R.A Dickey

The Boston Red Sox have made their presence known in the Winter Meetings with the aggressive signings of Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino, plugging the team’s holes at first base and right field. But the Red Sox still need to fill their biggest need: signing or trading for a starting pitcher. With several options out in […]

Why the Red Sox Should Have Never Offered Jacoby Ellsbury for Cliff Lee

So far in the Winter Meetings, the Red Sox have been aggressive with the signings of Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino, and Koji Uehara. Still, one of the biggest topics is Jacoby Ellsbury, who remains with the team, for now. When the Sox signed Victorino, questions surfaced of what the Sox will do with Ellsbury. The latest […]

What Should the Red Sox do with Alfredo Aceves?

It’s safe to say that the 2012 season for the Red Sox was a complete disaster, from the Bobby Valentine drama to the departures of several key players, including Kevin Youkilis, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett. Another notable headache was pitcher Alfredo Aceves. With Andrew Bailey on the disabled list to start the […]

Who the Red Sox Could Target in the 2014 Free Agent Market

The 2013 free agent market has stirred up excitement and suspicion about where possible free agents like Zack Greinke, Josh Hamilton, Michael Bourn and others will land. Looking ahead in the 2014 free agent market, the excitement and suspicion grows even more with Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Nelson Cruz, Tim Lincecum and other top players […]

Why the Red Sox Should Chase after Brandon McCarthy

,One of the biggest needs for the Red Sox this offseason is starting pitching. The Sox have other needs to fill, but starting pitching comes off as the biggest need. Looking at the pitching market, there are several options for the Sox to explore from. Zack Greinke stands out as being the best pitcher on the […]

Would Lance Berkman Make a Good Addition for the Red Sox?

One of the Red Sox needs this season is a first baseman. There are several options, including Mike Napoli and Adam LaRoche. Playing at Fenway Park, Napoli has a .462 average, while LaRoche has a .083 average. Napoli is seen as the better option because he dominates at Fenway and he has flexibility around the field. But according to […]

Should the Red Sox Consider Signing Zack Greinke?

With this year’s baseball free agent class, many questions arise about where the best free agents like Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton will end up. It is debatable of who is the best free agent. But, considering Hamilton’s off-field issues and asking price are scaring teams, it makes Greinke the best free agent out on the market. […]