// Blake Swihart

A Piece of Advice for Swihart after his Red Sox Debut

There is nothing positive about losing the top two catchers on your depth chart. Christian Vazquez lost the 2015 season to Tommy John surgery, and his replacement as the starting catcher, Ryan Hanigan, will be out until at least the All-Star break. But if there’s a silver lining, it’s that Boston Red Sox fans get to see […]

Christian Vazquez Seeks Second Opinion on Throwing Arm

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will seek a second opinion this week on the elbow of his throwing arm after it was announced Friday that he was experiencing soreness. Last week he had an MRI and something came up, but nothing further was said about the initial imaging. Manager John Farrell stated to reporters that […]

Swihart, Rodriguez Assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket Roster

Boston Red Sox roster changes were made on Wednesday, March 18th and Friday, March 20th by management. Catcher Blake Swihart and pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez join second baseman Travis Shaw and shortstop Sean Coyle, who were assigned to the Triple-A Pawtucket roster on Wednesday, March 18. All four of these players are part of the 40-man roster. […]

Red Sox 2015 Preview: Vazquez, Hanigan, Swihart

At the position of catcher, the Boston Red Sox have a combination of youth and experience in Christian Vazquez, Ryan Hanigan and top prospect Blake Swihart. Vazquez proved dependable behind the plate last year. Dan Shaughnessy reported in a Boston Globe article last week about the growth and impact he had last season, specifically quickly […]

Pierzynski a Clubhouse Cancer

According to sources, A.J. Pierzynski was a disastrous fit in the Red Sox clubhouse. The 37-year-old stopgap catcher was signed by Boston to bridge the hole left by Jarrod Saltalamacchia to the future of the catching position in the Red Sox organization, which centers around Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart. While the entire Red Sox […]

Don’t panic…but Red Sox should begin pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton

For the first time in John Farrell’s managerial tenure with the Boston Red Sox, the team has dropped four consecutive games after being swept at Fenway Park by the Detroit Tigers. Boston scored just three total runs in the series, and now has a 20-23 record as we approach the month of June. For the […]

Catching On: A Look at Red Sox Prospects Swihart and Vasquez

Jarrod Saltalamacchia and all the syllables in his last name are off to Miami. His replacement is AJ Pierzynski, and while he does not have nearly as many syllables, he does well for himself. Pierzynski is expected to get the bulk of the playing time and World Series hero David Ross will have his chances […]

Red Sox Sign Pierzynski to One-Year Deal, Say Goodbye to Saltalamacchia

It’s December 3rd, 2013, and the World Champion Boston Red Sox have finally made their first foray into the free agent market. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported this morning that the Red Sox have signed backstop AJ Pierzynski, signaling the end to the Jarrod Saltalamacchia era. As the details of the contract were slowly […]

The Right Catcher for the Red Sox: Salty, McCann, Ruiz, Pierzynski or Weiters?

After constructing a World Series Champion team in 2013, Cherington has few holes to fill before defending the title in 2014. The biggest piece missing from this team is a catcher. Saltalamacchia had a solid regular season, setting career highs in many categories and he also broke the franchise record for doubles by a catcher […]

Red Sox Take Barnes, Swihart in First Round of MLB Draft

On the first day of the Major League Baseball Rule 4 draft the Boston Red Sox continued Theo Epstein’s plan to build and maintain a development machine. With four selections in the first round and the supplemental “sandwich” round thanks to free agent compensation picks, the Sox could take advantage of the draft board to […]