// Arizona Diamondbacks

Manny Ready to Leave, Four Teams Interested

Could Manny Ramirez really be traded before the July 31 trading deadline? Manny appears ready to leave. “If the Red Sox are a better team without Manny Ramirez, they should trade me; I will not object. I don’t have any preferences. I could choose a team that offers me the best conditions or one in […]

View from the Monster 6-30

The Red Sox are coming off a 3-3 week after taking two of three at home from the Diamondbacks and then dropping two of three in Houston to a rebuilding Astros team. More importantly, the Sox have dropped back into second place, a 1/2 game behind the Rays heading into the three game series in […]

Sox “Cash In” Win Over D-Backs

Red Sox catcher Kevin Cash finally gave publishers, editors, and producersĀ inĀ the Boston media a chance to use his name as a pun in their headlines. Count me in that mix, as the Sox “cashed in” in a win over the Diamondbacks 5-0 to take the series thanks to a three-run, eighth-inning HR from Cash. It […]

Sox Shock D-Backs Late To Win

Before his eighth inning at bat Tuesday night, Jason Varitek was 1-for-his-last-30 at the plate. It’s hard to believe considering I don’t recall naming him Diamond Dud, but he tends to escape much criticism due to his team leadership and his excellent management of the pitching staff. In addition to his normal contributions, Varitek added […]

Haren Outduels Beckett, Youkilis Suffers Black Eye

Josh Beckett was a tough luck loser yet again as the Sox provided him no run support in a 2-1 loss. Beckett struck out eight in eight innings, allowing just two runs on five hits and two walks. Beckett was in dominant form, but he was up against Arizona’s No. 2 starter, Dan Haren, who […]