// Andrew Bailey

Daniel Bard Unhappy in Triple-A

Aside from the hiring of Bobby Valentine, perhaps the most debated topic in this 2012 season for the Boston Red Sox has been finding a place for Daniel Bard. The former reliever excelled in the bullpen as the Red Sox set up man in each of the last two seasons, pitching 147.2 innings while striking […]

What We Learned About the Red Sox this Week: Formulas for Failure

So 0-3 again. That sounds familiar.  Call me sadistic, but I’m starting to find the Red Sox total ineptitude to be kind of funny. Here are some thoughts as the season kicks off, yet again, with a losing streak: Ben Cherington did not do his job. No, moving pieces into holes to create more holes […]

With Bailey Out, Aceves Named Sox Closer

In a surprising move, manager Bobby Valentine has named Alfredo Aceves the replacement closer for the Boston Red Sox. With expected closer Andrew Bailey out for 3-4 months after surgery on his injured thumb, Aceves takes over the closer role despite very little experience closing games. For his career, Aceves has just four saves under […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (Final Week): Bailey and Beckett Injure Thumbs

Opening Day may be Thursday, but first the Boston Red Sox had to wrap up their final week of Spring Training. And while Boston won its final two games, finishing Spring Training with a respectable 16-11-4 record, thumb injuries to Josh Beckett and Andrew Bailey overshadowed the victories. Beckett may yet make his first start, […]

Closer Andrew Bailey to Undergo Thumb Surgery

So much for starting the season off on a good note. The Boston Red Sox kick off their 2012 season on Thursday afternoon in Detroit, but they will have to do it without their new closer, Andrew Bailey. After receiving a second opinion in Cleveland, Bailey will undergo surgery Wednesday on his injured thumb. Dr. Thomas […]

Two Thumbs Down: Beckett, Bailey in Jeopardy for Opening Day?

With Opening Day almost upon the Boston Red Sox, it appears as if two of their key pitchers may be in jeopardy for the start of the season. Newly acquired closer Andrew Bailey and no. 2 starter Josh Beckett are both suffering from thumb injuries that could keep them off the mound to begin 2012. […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (3/19-25): Lester to Start Opening Day, Jenks Charged with DUI

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new Spring Training Player of the Week! With a .571 batting average, three runs, four doubles and an RBI in four games, Mike Aviles takes over. Hopefully this award propels him to a fantastic season, finally giving the Red Sox some stability at shortstop. In other Spring Training news, […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (3/12-18): Ciriaco Continues to Shine

Non-roster shortstop Pedro Ciriaco gave the Boston Red Sox some pretty good reasons to keep on the squad come opening day. After winning SoB’s inaugural “Spring Training Player of the Week,” Ciriaco followed it up by batting .538 with two doubles and a home run in six games this week. He scored four runs and […]

2012 Red Sox Preview: Relief Pitchers

A big storyline heading into this new season is how the Red Sox bullpen will perform given significant personal changes. Gone is four-time All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon to free agency. A big change awaits former dominate set up man Daniel Bard as he is stretched out to start this year to help a limited rotation. […]

Andrew Bailey Strengthens Red Sox Pitching Staff

The Red Sox finally made a big move this offseason. On Wednesday evening it was reported that the team was involved in a 5-player deal that sent outfielder Josh Reddick and two prospects to the Athletics in exchange for closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney. There have been questions as to how the Red […]

Andrew Bailey Traded to Red Sox for Reddick, Prospects

The Red Sox have acquired their replacement for Jonathan Papelbon at closer: 27-year-old righty Andrew Bailey. Trade Details: Red Sox Get: A’s Get: RP Andrew Bailey OF Ryan Sweeney OF Josh Reddick 1B Mike Head (prospect) P Raul Alcantara (prospect) Bailey, who is under team control until 2014, has a 2.07 ERA, a 0.95 WHIP, […]

Red Sox Trade Rumors: Bailey, Quentin, Danks, Uehara

It’s the winter meetings, and as usual, the Red Sox are extremely busy working the phones. With the help of MLBTR, Twitter, and other resources, here’s the latest going on with the Red Sox on the trade market… Andrew Bailey The Red Sox are in discussions with the A’s about closer Andrew Bailey. In some […]

Tough Loss: Sox Fall to A’s 4-3

The west coast isn’t friendly to the Red Sox. It doesn’t matter what point in the season the team sets their watches back three hours; it seems like the a trip to the left coast always comes during a slump. After losing on Friday with Clay Buchholz recording just three outs before an early exit, […]

2009 Fantasy Baseball Season Wrap-Up

Aaaaaaannnnnnnnnnd that does it! The baseball season has officially come to an end. This of course means that fantasy baseball has officially closed in the year 2009. If we all want a taste of this game again, we will have to wait a few months until the 2010 draft preparations begin. Congratulations to all of […]

TGIF: How Do You Spell Relief?

In a fantasy league with a larger than life format (like the SoB’s 12×12 league), you have to take a second look at relief pitchers. Sure, in a standard 5×5 league where closers get the valuable saves, the 9th inning man is a key asset. However, if you have more than the standard five pitching […]