After taking two of three from Baltimore to start the year, the Red Sox open up at Fenway park today at 2 pm against the Milwaukee Brewers. Jake Peavy (12-5, 4.17 ERA in 2013) will be making his first start of the year against Marco Estrada (7-4, 3.87 ERA in 2013). Before the game however, […]
After a long hard winter that never ended, Opening Day is finally here. Do not let the 38 degree temperatures fool you outside, baseball is back. The AL East is sure to be one of the most exciting divisions in all of baseball with four teams (sorry Blue Jays) with a chance to compete for […]
Our position by position ranking of the AL East is coming to a close and this installment focuses on the pitching staffs of the AL East. As the old adage goes, pitching wins championships, so which AL East team has the edge?
The season is just a day away and there are a few rankings left to discuss. After covering outfielders, this post focuses on the DHs and benches on all the teams in the AL East. While it may seem strange to put the DH and bench together, there are few teams outside of the Red […]
In what should be a shock to no one, Joh Farrell has announced that Jon Lester will be starting Opening Day for the Red Sox. This start will mark the fourth time Lester has started on on Opening Day making him the first left hander in Red Sox history to do so (passing the likes […]
When Spring Training began Jackie Bradley Jr. was all but handed the starting center field job. Though he had struggled during his brief stint in the Majors in 2013, the front office had confidence that Bradley would be an asset to the major league club. Despite Bradley Jr. being seen as the frontrunner, the Red […]
The Red Sox starting rotation seems to be set for the beginning of the regular season. Jon Lester will take the mound on March 31st, followed by John Lackey, Felix Doubront, Jake Peavy, and Clay Buchholz in the fifth spot. Yes, this is what John Farrell and Juan Nieves decided. I am not sure I […]
According to reports, former Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias will be out until at least the All-Star break, and potentially the entire 2014 season, with injuries to both of his shins. Iglesias, who was sent to the Detroit Tigers as part of the three-team trade that brought Jake Peavy to Boston, was set to take […]
In what was described as a “freak accident” by manager John Farrell, Jake Peavy has been scratched from his next start due to a laceration on his left index finger. The injury happened while using a fishing knife and should set Peavy back about three days or so. Farrell also mentioned that the injury could […]
When Ryan Dempster announced that he would be stepping away for the 2014 season, the Red Sox suddenly found themselves with an extra $13.25 million to spend. They quickly resigned Chris Capuano to an incentive-laden deal to replace the pitching depth lost with Dempster’s absence. Despite the addition of Capuano, the Red Sox still have […]
These past couple weeks we have analyzing and ranking the AL East position by position. In most posts, including last week’s which focused on third base, our rankings have been fairly similar. This week however, the shortstop rankings are wide open with no two lists looking the same. Who got it right or is the […]
In our third installment of ranking the AL East it seems only natural to look at third base. If you missed last week’s post of second base you can check it out here. Spring training has officially started so baseball is ever closer and what better way to get in the mood than ranking some […]
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 […]
Have the New York Yankees bought their way back to the top of the American League East? The money has been spent on all the right names. This off-season the Yankees paid $471 million for talented players like Masahiro Tanaka, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann, among others. Will it be enough?
Last week the Red Sox announced that Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra and Joe Castiglione would be inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame this August. This star-studded class has a pitcher who had one of the most dominant stretches in baseball history when Pedro Martinez went 101-28 with a combined 2.54 ERA […]