It seems we Red Sox fans are all waiting for the other shoe to drop: for GM Ben Cherington to make that all-in trade to improve the pitching staff, for the offense to start hitting, for the Red Sox to start winning, for God’s sake.
But have we ever stopped to consider that the Red Sox just might plain and simple suck? Continue reading You Know the Red Sox Suck When… »
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The Red Sox finally called up Rusney Castillo on Friday night, and in his first game, he dropped a fly ball in a play that Jerry Remy even called “bad.” It really was embarrassing.
Castillo later singled to redeem himself a bit.
Check out the drop here (mixed in with a recap of the Angels 11-3 thumping of the Red Sox).
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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 the major league level? 2) If Major League Baseball had a salary cap like the National Football League, would the same decisions be made about pitching acquisitions? Continue reading Red Sox Acquire RHP John Cornely, Another Arm for Minors »
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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 no longer part of the 40-man roster and, right now, has little-to-no true trade value for Boston hitting .135/.237/.192 this season. He can turn that around, if he allows himself time to heal. Continue reading Allen Craig to Pawtucket, Removed from 40-Man Roster »
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Wondering where Jerry Remy is? So were we… until Rem-Dawg finally Tweeted Monday that he’ll be back on Tuesday:
Remy has been out since the beginning of May, only saying that he wasn’t “feeling well.”
Like him or not, his commentary has been missed, for sure.
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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 has been the most reliable of the starting five, able to throw deeper into games than the other starters. This is not saying much. His cumulative ERA stands at 4.38 this season. Continue reading Red Sox Fire Pitching Coach Juan Nieves »
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