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At 8-12, John Lackey Still Has the Ability to be the Red Sox Ace

John Lackey is sitting at 8-12 after a 3-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Monday afternoon. He went 7.1 innings of work while giving up three runs on seven hits, one walk and striking out five. It was his fourth straight quality start and has quality outings in six of his last seven outings. […]

Daniel Bard Designated For Assignment

The sad tale of Daniel Bard, a brilliant young arm in the back of the Boston Red Sox’ bullpen only a couple years ago, has hit a standstill after his last two outings since returning from an injury. On August 29 in the Gulf Coast League, Bard walked five of the six batters he faced, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 21

We’re rapidly getting down to the last month of the season, but nothing has slowed down yet. The AL is still tough as ever, though Oakland is starting to fall off just a bit. Pittsburgh’s troubles are finally catching up with them, which has served to make the NL Central race and NL overall a […]

When Clay Buchholz Returns, Ryan Dempster Should Move to Red Sox Bullpen

Clay Buchholz is scheduled for a rehab outing with the Lowell Spinners on Sunday, according to the Boston Herald. With that being said, the Boston Red Sox would either need to place one of its current five starters on the DL or find a spot for them in the bullpen. The best option is probably […]

Jake Peavy Better Than Advertised in First Four Starts with Red Sox

Jake Peavy may not be an ace in the Boston Red Sox rotation, but he has been a  proven commodity as a starting pitcher since the trade from the Chicago White Sox back on July 30. In four starts with the Red Sox, the 32-year-old has a 4.18 ERA and a 1-1 record, but really […]

2012 Blockbuster Trade a Big Win for Red Sox and Dodgers

When the Boston Red Sox visit the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend, the anniversary of the blockbuster trade the teams agreed upon last summer will remind us of how far both sides have come in rebuilding greatness. The trade seemed incredibly one-sided on the surface, as the Dodgers received three significant big league players capable […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 20

20 weeks into the season, plenty of races are still in play. By the same token, many other teams are running out of time. The AL playoff teams are logjammed at the top. The NL is a little more open, but the Reds are starting to make things interesting again in the NL Central. A […]

Video: Ryan Dempster Hits A-Rod with Pitch – And Wakes a Sleeping Bear?

Even though Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games by the MLB, he is still playing because he has exercised his right to appeal that suspension as a “first-time offender.” Due to the complications in the case, it is likely that A-Rod will play the rest of the regular season. This may seem outrageous to […]

The Red Sox Should Not Consider Benching Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli may be struggling for the last few months, but there is still a chance the Boston Red Sox’s first baseman could fight his way out of this slump since early in the season. Napoli has been the second-best run producer on this team with 15 home runs and is tied for second with […]

Flexibility, Depth Could Lead to New Red Sox Dynasty

The Red Sox have assembled a deep inventory of young players across their farm system with significant upside, while their current “three-year bridge” at the Major League level is standing tall at the top of the American League East. There’s plenty of excitement to fill Red Sox Nation regarding the turnaround of this franchise. The […]

Koji Uehara Back in 2014: This Good or Bad?

When the Red Sox signed relief pitcher Koji Uehara this past offseason, the deal was announced as one year for $4.25 million. However, WEEI’s Alex Speier reported the other day that Uehara is about to hit a previously unknown contract milestone that will keep him in Boston for the 2014 season as well. Uehara’s contract states that if […]

Is Will Middlebrooks Back for Good?

This time last year, it looked as though the Red Sox had secured the third base position for years to come. Will Middlebrooks got called up to the big leagues in May, and the combination of his big bat and fielding ability at the hot corner had fans dreaming about the future. His play was […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 19

The Waiver-Wire deals are well underway, and there are plenty of contending teams still looking to tweak their rosters in the event they finds themselves in a late-September race. Neither league is safe at the top, and with the #1 seed meaning a whole lot with a one-game Wildcard playoff, we’re sure to see a […]

Knuckleballer Steven Wright Roughed Up in First Start: What’s Next?

Steven Wright lasted only one inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park while giving up threes runs and walking two and hitting one in his first start in the big leagues. He struggled keeping control of his knuckleball to the tune of four passed balls by catcher Ryan Lavarnway. The ball was dancing […]

It’s About Time for the Red Sox to Bring Up Another Third Baseman

The Boston Red Sox right now are a 22 games over .500, but still don’t have a player at third who plays on an everyday basis. However, there are a few options in the minors, including 24-year-old Will Middlebrooks and 20-year-old Xander Bogaerts. Brock Holt and Brandon Snyder have filled in nicely for the Red […]