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Eduardo Rodriguez to Make Major League Debut for Red Sox in Texas

By on May 27, 2015 at 8:07pm
Eduardo Rodriguez (photo credit to BostonGlobe.com) Eduardo Rodriguez (photo credit to BostonGlobe.com)

Despite getting swept in three games by the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox have at least something to look forward to on their plane ride from Minneapolis to Arlington, Texas: the pitching debut of Eduardo Rodriguez.

Manager John Farrell announced before Wednesday’s 6-4 loss that Rodriguez will be called up to get his first Major League start against the Texas Rangers Thursday evening.

The Red Sox will be throwing a six-man rotation for this turn, but this will likely be Rodriguez’s only start this go-around. Farrell said that this current stretch of 20 consecutive games played offers a good time to get a spot starter up, giving each pitcher in the rotation an extra day of rest. Continue reading Eduardo Rodriguez to Make Major League Debut for Red Sox in Texas »

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David Ortiz has been emblematic of the Red Sox this season; such high hopes, but so little to show for it. The hard truth is, things may not get any better. (Boston Globe)

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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Rusney Castillo

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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Boston Red Sox v St. Louis Cardinals

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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Jerry Remy (Image from NESN)

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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