// Ben Cherington

Red Sox Catcher Confusion in Boston?

At the beginning of this offseason, there were many questions that the Red Sox and GM Ben Cherington needed to address. One of them was probably not about the catching situation though. The team carried two catchers into the end of the 2012 season and they were Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ryan Lavarnway. But the Red […]

Robin Yount Goes “Dick Cheney” on Former Red Sox Third Base Coach Dale Sveum

Apparently Robin Yount, the former outstanding shortstop and center fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, still holds a grudge against Dale Sveum for working for the NL Central rival Chicago Cubs. According to ESPN, the Hall of Famer pulled a “Dick Cheney” and accidentally shot Chicago Cubs manager (and former Brewers manager) Dale Sveum while the […]

New Offseason, but Same Problems for the Red Sox

Ben Cherington is at it again. And by that I mean doing next to nothing to put the Red Sox in a position to be competitive next season. As free agents are slowly coming off the board, the Red Sox look no better off than they were at the end of a dreadful 2012 season. […]

Red Sox Should Not Pursue Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton is one of those players in the baseball world that is very polarizing, both negatively and positively. After missing some seasons dealing with rehab, the outfielder has really been a force for the Texas Rangers and his lone year back in 2007 with the Cincinnati Reds. His 162 game average over these six […]

How to Fix the Red Sox this Offseason: Core-Building Edition

Another regular season in the books, another Red Sox team left with gaping holes, managerial search controversies, and rumors of character problems. Hey, when you don’t follow good advice, what do you expect? With everyone tired out by underperforming super stars and no particularly enticing free agents to lure Boston into repeating the same mistakes, […]

Bobby Valentine Thinks He’ll Stay with Red Sox in 2013; Ben Cherington Disagrees

With the Red Sox season winding down, there’s pretty much only one thing on the mind of Boston fans: who’s going to manage the team in 2013? According to Bobby Valentine, he’s going to be back, and better than ever. In an article on WEEI by Alex Speier, Valentine is answers queries about his job […]

Should the Red Sox Fire Bobby V? SoB Debates…

Nick: To quote Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, this season has been nothing short of miserable. Last place in the division. Who knows how many games under .500. A worse record than the San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, and Kansas City Royals, not to mention the playoff contending Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles. And they shipped out […]

Red Sox-Dodgers Trade: Winners and Losers

Last week, the Red Sox and Dodgers completed a nine-player blockbuster trade that reshaped both teams. The Red Sox unloaded Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto, and the injured Carl Crawford to the Dodgers in exchange for James Loney and prospects. The biggest return the Red Sox received was that the Dodgers agreed to pay […]

(Fake) Texts From Adrian Gonzalez To… Ben Cherington

The Red Sox are in full spin mode following the fall out from the Yahoo! Sports article that basically claims Bobby Valentine is a reincarnated Billy Martin. Center in that story is Adrian Gonzalez, who reportedly sent texts to Sox ownership vocally criticizing Bobby V and leading the player’s mutiny. While we have no way […]

John Henry Refutes Reports of Red Sox Players Turning on Valentine

Amid the media maelstrom of reports saying Dustin Pedroia, Adrian Gonzalez, and a host of other players on the Boston roster called for manager Bobby Valentine’s firing in a July 26 meeting with Red Sox ownership, John Henry took time away from his soccer football club to address the situation. As the Boston Globe’s Nick […]

Gonzalez, Pedroia, Others Bash Bobby Valentine in Meeting with Red Sox Owners

Is the Red Sox clubhouse toxic? I know, this is an age-old question. But, we may finally have our answer. Let’s just say it’s an absolute YES. Yahoo!’s Jeff Passan reported Tuesday about an explosive meeting on July 26 during the team’s off-day. Red Sox owners called the meeting after receiving a text message from […]

Looking Back: Trade Deadline A Missed Opportunity for Red Sox to do…Something

The July 31st trade deadline should have been an opportunity for the seemingly paralyzed Red Sox to decide what direction the franchise is heading, both in this year and the ones to come. Two weeks later, however, that has still yet to happen. After essentially staying the same (not including the 100 pounds saved by swapping […]

Red Sox Trade Deadline 2012: Blow It Up!

July 31st has been an important day several times in the history of the John Henry era Red Sox. Nomar Garciaparra was traded in 2004, leading of course to the magical World Series run. The following year, Jonathan Papelbon made his debut while Manny Ramirez failed to start, although he pinch hit after the deadline […]

Red Sox Tell Bill James to Stop Joe Paterno Talk

Bill James is the father of modern statistical analysis in baseball. He’s a pioneer in the field and deserves a lot of credit for the team’s successful pickups in the early part of the new Red Sox regime. He clearly knows his baseball…so much that the Red Sox signed him as a senior adviser in […]

Lucchino’s Letter a Slap in the Face of the Red Sox Faithful

During the All-Star break, Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino sent a letter to season ticket holders, addressing the state of the nation at the unofficial midway point of the 2012 season. Given the team was attempting to avoid falling further out in the American League East standings after a disappointing series loss at Fenway […]