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The Boston Red Sox are interested in pursing trades for Cleveland Indians starting pitchers, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports report on Friday, July 24th. No specific names have been announced. The other team interested, and in better standing to buy, is the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to MLBTradeRumors.com.

Cleveland’s starting rotation includes reigning Cy Young award winner  Corey Kluber, 25 year old, Danny Salazar and underperforming Trevor Bauer. Bauer has slumped as of late and has an 4.29 ERA. Continue reading Red Sox Show Interest in Cleveland Indians’ Starters »

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Joe Kelly (Associated Press)

Enough is enough. The madness needs to stop. It is pretty clear that the Red Sox have virtually no chance at all to play meaningful games for the rest of the 2015 season, and it is also clear that the pitching staff is the rough equivalent of a high school varsity squad (no offense to high school varsity teams). However, there is not a single logical reason to explain why Joe Kelly continually makes Major League starts for the Boston Red Sox. None. Zip. Nada. Despite the injury to Clay Buchholz (isn’t that a shocking statement), the Red Sox cannot seriously argue that Kelly is one of their five best starting pitching options at this point, and there is a case to be made that Kelly isn’t even good enough to be in the majors.

Continue reading Joe Kelly at the End of the Leash »

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Boston has been bruised, battered, and beaten in every facet of the game on their tough 7-game swing through Los Angeles and Houston. The Sox dropped four straight to the Angels in a sweep, something that has never happened on the Angels turf in the 55-year history of the series between the two teams. In four games the Sox were outscored 22-4 by the red hot LA club who beat up on Sox with the long ball and great starting pitching. The song remained the same in Houston where they were again outscored 17-9 and swept in a 3-game set. Continue reading Red Sox Historically Bad on the Road, All But Out of AL East Hunt »

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After seeking a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews, Clay Buchholz’s original diagnosis of a flexor strain in the right elbow was confirmed. During the visit, it was recommended that the right-hander also get a Platelet-Rich Plasma injection. This injection contains a higher proportion of platelets than normal blood and it’s thought to facilitate reduction of inflammation and healing in the elbow.

This injection will shut Buchholz down once again, possibly for a few weeks, and push the timetable for his return back. Prior to the injection the Sox ace had played light toss the past few days, and with the injection this will come to a halt. Continue reading Clay Buchholz Receives Elbow Injection, Will Extend Time on DL »

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Highly-Touted Prospect Brian Johnson

As the Red Sox start the unofficial second half of the MLB season the team finds itself with a lack starting pitching. The injury to Clay Buccholz’ elbow and his subsequent placement on the 15-day DL is a devastating loss, especially with Joe Kelly still trying to find himself in AAA and Masterson having assumed a spot in the bullpen.

The starting rotation currently features Wade Miley, Eduardo Rodriguez and Rick Porcello. Clearly, starting pitching is scarce, and management has attempted to combat this dilemma by calling up a Brian Johnson from Pawtucket. Continue reading Introducing Red Sox Prospect Brian Johnson »

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Boston Red Sox Vice President Allard Baird was spotted at Sunday’s game in Philadelphia to watch Cole Hamels post-All Star Break start versus the Miami Marlins.

Boston appears to still be interested in making a trade before July 31 for the Philadelphia Phillies, left-hander starter, despite his last two lackluster starts.

Hamels averaged three innings per game during his last two starts, Sunday July 19 and July 10. In Sunday’s game, he allowed five earned runs on eight hits, and during the July 10 game, he gave up a staggering 9 runs. Continue reading Red Sox Interested in Cole Hamels and Johnny Cueto »

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Sonny Gray (Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports)

That might be a slightly vague title; the Red Sox should do a lot of things, including win many more ballgames. The main point of this article is that the Red Sox can trade for Sonny Gray. The Red Sox have had the ability to trade for the ace that they so desperately need for quite some time; they just have not felt comfortable making that move. Now that the team has come to the point where they really need an ace to contend for the postseason, they should be aiming as high as possible in their search for a star starting pitcher.

Unfortunately the options are not as plentiful as the Red Sox would like. Despite some rumors that the White Sox should shop Chris Sale at the deadline, the team has flat-out denied that strategy. The Red Sox have been trying to trade for Felix Hernandez for years, to no avail, and the Phillies seem to have an unreasonable price tag on Cole Hamels. There have also been reports that the Red Sox are not interested in any of the “rental” arms on this year’s trade market, such as Johnny Cueto, David Price, or Jeff Samardzija. This seems to leave Oakland’s Sonny Gray as the most logical trade target for the Red Sox’ rotation.

Continue reading Red Sox Should Target Sonny Gray »

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