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Robin Yount Goes “Dick Cheney” on Former Red Sox Third Base Coach Dale Sveum

Apparently Robin Yount, the former outstanding shortstop and center fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, still holds a grudge against Dale Sveum for working for the NL Central rival Chicago Cubs. According to ESPN, the Hall of Famer pulled a “Dick Cheney” and accidentally shot Chicago Cubs manager (and former Brewers manager) Dale Sveum while the […]

Red Sox Won’t Raise 2013 Ticket Prices, Avoid PR Disaster (For Once)

In their first positive public relations move in recent memory, the Boston Red Sox have decided NOT to raise ticket prices for the 2013 season. After all, it’s not like they could slip the media some “anonymous” story about ticket holders having a prescription pill problem to justify a price hike. And sadly, they had already […]

Lester, Red Sox Lose Temper, Lose Game to Rangers

The Boston Red Sox lost 6-3 to the Texas Rangers in a pitchers duel early on between Jon Lester and new Ranger Ryan Dempster. The loss snapped the team’s small two-game winning streak and drops them below .500 once again. Red Sox starter Jon Lester (5-10) took the loss after dominating the Rangers bats through […]

Red Sox in ‘Aggressive’ Pursuit of Ryan Dempster

With the July 31st trade deadline approaching in a few weeks, the rumors of the baseball trade market will rapidly heat up, and the Red Sox will need to define themselves as buyers or sellers towards competing in the 2012 season. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Sox are looking to add Chicago Cubs starter […]

Should Franklin Morales Remain in a Fully Healthy Red Sox Rotation?

On Thursday night the Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox open a four-game series out west as star pitcher Felix Hernandez goes for the M’s. Opposing him will be a pitcher who has effectively come out of nowhere to make starts for the injured Sox rotation, 26-year old Franklin Morales. Boston acquired Morales from Colorado […]

Morales Pitches Well in a Pinch, Sox Bats Outscore Cubs 7-4

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Sunday night at Wrigley Field to move back to .500. Franklin Morales made an emergency start due to Josh Beckett being placed on the DL on Saturday with shoulder inflammation. It was his first start since 2009, when he was with Colorado, and he pitched […]

Josh Beckett Injury: On DL with Shoulder Inflammation

The Boston Red Sox have elected to proceed in the coming weeks without starter Josh Beckett due to minor shoulder inflammation, placing him on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. While he is out, reliever Franklin Morales is scheduled to temporarily take his place in the rotation. Beckett this year has received attention from his golfing […]

Red Sox Late Rally Falls Short Against Cubs at Wrigley

The Red Sox nearly pulled off an impressive ninth inning comeback after doing little offensively in their 3-0 loss on Friday afternoon in Chicago. With two outs in the ninth, they loaded the bases for Dustin Pedroia, who grounded into a force out to end the game. The lack of offense costed Boston a win […]

Kevin Youkilis Trade Rumors: Where Will He End Up?

The 2012 Boston Red Sox look a lot like the 2011 version of the team, at least on paper. Two players entered this year as potential free agents: David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis. Ortiz, enjoying a tremendous resurgence, may have already guaranteed himself another arbitration deal with the Red Sox, but Kevin Youkilis, over whom […]

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 Acquire Carpenter From Cubs, Conclude Compensation Talks

It seems like just yesterday Theo Epstein was the General Manager of the Boston Red Sox. Then a small event in September happened. Before you knew it he was with the Chicago Cubs, a team which would pay some type of compensation for hiring an executive away while under contract. During the winter visions of […]

Dealing with the Cubs: Thoughts on Matt Garza, Theo Epstein, & Compensation

Spring Training is only getting closer and the Red Sox still find themselves with only 3/5 of a legitimate, albeit injury prone rotation. Nevertheless, Boston seems content riding the course, with low risk (and probably low reward) moves. Does Aaron Cook get you excited? It shouldn’t. Futhermore, the Sox seem unwilling to pony up for […]

The Legacy of Theo Epstein: The Final Verdict

With former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein officially signed with the Chicago Cubs for the forseeable future, and Ben Cherington in charge of the Red Sox, I believe now is the perfect time for a true and fair reflection on Theo’s nine years of service for the tenants of Fenway Park. While several media […]

Theo Epstein Moves to Chicago, Ben Cherington Introduced as Sox GM

At noon on Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs held a press conference to introduce Theo Epstein as the President of Baseball Operations for the often-tortured, long-suffering franchise. Three hours later, the Boston Red Sox introduced Ben Cherington as general manager and successor to Epstein. If only for a brief moment, there was a sense of resolution […]

Theo Epstein Takes Out Full-Page Ad in Boston Globe

In a full-page ad in the Boston Globe on Sunday, Theo Epstein thanked fans, players, owners, Ben Cherington, Terry Francona and others for his time in Boston. The Brookline native won two World Series Championships in his 10 years Boston. Check out the ad below: