// C.J. Wilson

Masahiro Tanaka prefers Boston, New York or Los Angeles

According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has narrowed his ideal places to play in Major League Baseball to three cities: Boston, New York and Los Angeles. We’ve heard that the Red Sox could be a dark horse candidate for the 25-year old right-handed pitcher, but how realistic would […]

Back-And-Forth Slugfest Leads to Atrocious Red Sox Loss

It might have been one of the best back-and-forth games for any major league team this season, but unfortunately it also was arguably the worst loss the Boston Red Sox have suffered all year. Once leading 6-0 early, the Red Sox blew two notable leads in disastrous innings, the first an eight-run third for the […]

Buchholz Falters as Angels Batter Reeling Red Sox

The Red Sox are in free fall, there’s no denying it anymore. The best pitcher on the staff of late has been Clay Buchholz, and not even he could stop the bleeding as Boston fell to the visiting Los Angeles Angels 7-3. The team has lost three straight, dropping to 59-65 on the season. Buchholz […]

Yu Darvish Makes AL West Even Wilder

The Texas Rangers went above and beyond with their holiday shopping this offseason. In need of starting pitching, the Rangers took part in the bidding war for Japanese ace Yu Darvish, and won with a $51.7 million post. This gives Texas one month to negotiate a contract with the pitcher, who is inevitably expected to […]

Results Mixed for Previous Relievers-Turned-Starters

Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine and GM Ben Cherington announced last week that RHP Daniel Bard will be used as a starter in Spring Training, to see if he would be a good fit for the rotation on a permanent basis. While I have already stated my reasons why I think that this move […]

Should the Red Sox Trade Kevin Youkilis?

In the wake of the dramatic September collapse by the Boston Red Sox, a sea of changes has come in waves, one after another: manager Terry Francona is gone, general manager Theo Epstein has departed for Chicago, Ben Cherington was announced as the new GM, and John Lackey will undergo Tommy John surgery. Amid these […]

Different Month and Same Result, Sox Fall 4-0 to Texas Rangers

Red Sox Seek Revenge, Same Result as Opening Day As the Red Sox landed in Texas late last night, more was on their mind than the half game deficit they have with the New York Yankees. The Rangers put the Red Sox in an 0-3 hole way back in April leaving a bitter taste in […]

Fielder HRs, NL Pitchers Shutdown AL to Win All-Star Game; Beckett Hurt

Adrian Gonzalez may have out-homered Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder at the Home Run Derby, but Fielder’s home run mattered most Tuesday night at the 82nd All-Star Game at Chase Stadium in Phoenix. Fielder’s three-run home run off Texas’ C.J. Wilson in the fourth inning drove in the winning runs, and National League pitchers limited American League […]

Lester Named Opening Day Starter

Most Boston Red Sox fans would agree that Jon Lester was the unofficial ace of the 2010 starting rotation. Wednesday afternoon in Ft. Myers, Fla., manager Terry Francona made it official, naming Lester as the Opening Day starter. Lester will face off against fellow lefty C.J. Wilson and the defending American League-champion Texas Rangers in […]

Dice-K, Red Sox Wilt in Stifling Texas Heat

On another scorching hot day in Texas, the Red Sox needed a win to keep pace in the playoff race, but a win is hard to come by lately against Rangers lefty C.J. Wilson, wh0 entered the game at 10-5 with a 3.30 ERA and .216 opponents batting average. On the mound for the Red […]

Red Sox, Lester Fall to Rangers 4-2

The Red Sox ended baseball’s unofficial first half in a slump and things haven’t improved in the first series after the All-Star break. The Sox, looking to even the series with the Texas Rangers had their ace Jon Lester on the mound, but dropped the final game 4-2. Dusty Brown, called up from Pawtucket, got […]