// Carl Crawford

Sorting Through the Surplus of Red Sox Outfielders

There’s certainly never too much of a good thing, but the Boston Red Sox seem to face a dilemma in the coming weeks as they sort through an incredible amount of outfielders. Each has both positive and negative aspects of being a part of the 25-man roster, making it difficult for manager Bobby Valentine and […]

Caution: “Toxic” Elements in Red Sox Clubhouse

Buster Olney of ESPN provided some insight of his own on the state of the Red Sox clubhouse this past weekend. He had an up close and personal look as the Red Sox and Cubs played on Sunday night in a game televised by ESPN. According to Olney, “The unhappiness that exists among Boston players […]

Red Sox Trade for OF Marlon Byrd

On Saturday the Red Sox finalized a trade that will send outfield veteran Marlon Byrd from the Chicago Cubs to Boston, where he will add depth to an injured outfield. In exchange the Sox send pitcher Michael Bowden, who had struggled up and down from the minor leagues in the Sox organization for years. Boston […]

Red Sox in the American League: On Outside Looking In?

Yesterday, we looked at the top three teams in the American League. Next, let’s take a deeper look at my power rankings and examine which of the top six teams will miss the playoffs in October: 4. Tampa Bay Rays The Tampa Bay Rays were the laughing stalk of the American League for 10 years. […]

2012 Red Sox Preview: Outfielders

Last year some of the biggest stories on the field for the Red Sox involved the outfield, specifically due to the offseason acquisition of Carl Crawford and the spectacular comeback season for Jacoby Ellsbury. Currently there are seven outfielders on the 40-man roster, all of whom will likely make an impact on the team at […]

Celtics Report Card: Three Strikes and You’re Out

On Wednesday night, the Boston Celtics let a home game slip away against the then 8-22 Detroit Pistons. Strike one. The next night, the C’s couldn’t manage to replicate their Sunday afternoon performance against the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls, losing 89-80 and allowing Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer 23 points each and a combined 60 […]

Red Sox Sign OF Cody Ross

After trading starting shortstop Marco Scutaro last week to free up salary, the Red Sox have already put their newfound financial flexibility to use. Pending a physical, the Red Sox have agreed with free agent outfielder Cody Ross to a one-year, $3 million contract, as reported Monday night by The Globe’s Peter Abraham and Tuesday […]

Carl Crawford Undergoes Left Wrist Surgery

Uh oh. Red Sox outfielder underwent surgery on his left wrist in Arizona on Tuesday after experiencing soreness toward the end of the season, and again during offseason workouts. “It was consistent with soreness he had periodically over the last several years, but more concerning to Carl given the time of year he was feeling […]

$100 Million Contracts: Big Risk or Death Sentence?

In today’s world, people define success by using many different standards.  These measures include happiness, wisdom, or even helping other members of society. Unfortunately all of these people foolishly overlook the true answer–earning a $100 million contract to play for a Major League Baseball team. Who doesn’t want to play a kiddie game for disgusting […]

John Henry “Opposed” Signing Carl Crawford

In an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Felger & Mazz, John Henry revealed a lot over the 1.5-hour interview. He said that Larry Lucchino will return as the team’s CEO, his wife Linda Pizzuti would not take over the team in the event of Henry’s sudden passing, and that ownership was not the source […]

Carl Crawford Will Bounce Back in 2012. Seriously.

It feels like the good old days around town again. The Red Sox blew it late in the season, they’re going to have to find a new manager and fans (the angry ones, not the “let’s stay ’till Sweet Caroline” fans) have a scapegoat to blame. Of course, I’m referring to Red Sox left fielder Carl […]

Red Sox Erred in Firing Francona, Should Cut Epstein Loose

It’s too late to undo firing Terry Francona, a rash decision born from the kind of rabid bloodlust that few fanbases besides Boston’s are capable of. But if John Henry wants to cut out the true cause of the Red Sox’s historic collapse, he needs to go one level higher and axe Theo Epstein. Player […]

Rays Rally and Red Sox Crumble to Complete Crushing September Collapse

Blame it on the rain. On a night that started out looking like everything could be forgotten. The Red Sox would make the playoffs and the collapse would be nothing but an after thought. The Rays were down 7-0 to the Yankees and the Red Sox were up on the Orioles. Unfortunately, the baseball gods […]

Catching on to Success: Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Entering the 2011 season, baseball analysts across the country made many different predictions for how things would turn out for the Red Sox. Through the ups and downs of the lengthy season, individual story lines have emerged for different players, such as the struggles of Carl Crawford, the revival of Josh Beckett and Jacoby Ellsbury, […]

Red Sox Continue Embarrassing Implosion in New York

Boston just can’t seem to get it together, and lost once more to start a doubleheader Sunday 6-2. And yet again, their opponent beat them down early, and as usual, the Yankees never let them back into the game. The omens started early, too, with Jacoby Ellsbury getting picked off in the 1st inning after […]