// Coco Crisp

Ortiz Hits 400th Home Run, Red Sox Fall to A’s 3-2

The Oakland Athletics completed a sweep of the Boston Red Sox on the 4th of July, beating them by a score of 3-2. Another good pitching performance from the Red Sox pitching staff was wasted as the offense continued to remain stagnant on the road trip. The A’s struck first again in this one, and […]

Jon Lester Dominant, But A’s Walk Off Against Red Sox in the 9th

The Oakland Athletics defeated the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night 3-2 after Alfredo Aceves could not close out the bottom of the ninth. Last night, the A’s and Red Sox found themselves locked in a pitcher’s duel behind starters Bartolo Colon and Jon Lester. There was minimal offense to speak of throughout the first […]

Athletics Hammer Wakefield for Eight Runs, Add Seven More off Bullpen

The Oakland Athletics swung early and often Friday night at Fenway, and Tim Wakefield was powerless to stop them. Wakefield gave up eight runs (four earned) on eight hits, including two homers, and the Athletics battered the Red Sox, 15-5. The Red Sox maintained their one-game lead in the AL East because the Yankees lost […]

Baseball Brawls: Are They Necessary?

Coming off of their series win in Baltimore, the Red Sox faced the possibility of a repeated controversy from their last series with the Orioles. Before the All-Star Break, David Ortiz received a four-game suspension for his dispute with pitcher Kevin Gregg. Incidents involving fighting in baseball have been happening for years, and Boston fans […]

Red Sox Out-Slug A’s To Help Buchholz Get First Win

Another day, another lefty. The Red Sox faced a tough lefty starter for the gazillionth time this season, meaning their lefty-heavy lineup was going to be swapped around again. Terry Francona sat David Ortiz against Oakland’s Gio Gonzalez, opting instead to play Kevin Youkilis (DH), Marco Scutaro (SS), and Jed Lowrie (3B). The lineup changes […]

Buchholz Does Not Bring ‘A’ Game in Loss in Oakland

It was a strange, strange evening at the Oakland Collesium on Friday night. Coco Crisp and Jeremy Hermida started…in the A’s outfield. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz and the bullpen both had very opposite outings (in terms of quality)…with Buch drawing the short end of that stick. Entering Friday, Buchholz had not allowed more than […]

Red Sox Interested in Coco Crisp?

In what turned out to be a great deal for the Red Sox, the team traded then-outfielder Coco Crisp to the Royals for unheralded relief pitcher Ramon Ramirez, who went on to turn in a strong year for the Sox (2.84 ERA in 70 games). Crisp, meanwhile, stumbled in his first year with the Royals, […]

Holliday or Bay? The Sox Have Choices

Each day, it is becoming less and less clear if the Red Sox will be able to retain Jason Bay. Since Bay came to Beantown in the Manny Ramirez deal, Sox fans have gotten more then they could have asked for. This past season, he had career highs of home runs (36) and RBI (119). He has been Theo […]

Crisp-less Royals Come to Boston

Coco Crisp will miss the Royals first trip to Boston since his offseason trade to the Royals, which netted the Red Sox reliever Ramon Ramirez and resolved the center field muddle, giving Jacoby Ellsbury the full-time gig. Crips’s season ended prematurely with surgery on his right rotator cuff and now appears to be having similar surgery on his […]

Coco Crisp Traded to Royals

Kansas City radio station WHB 810 is reporting that Red Sox on again, off again starting center fielder (My) Coco Crisp has been traded to the Royals for reliever Ramon Ramirez. Crisp enjoyed a bounce back year in a Sox uni, hitting .283 with seven homers, 41 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in split time […]

Red Sox 2008 Outfield Review

When I handed the Red Sox their 2008 report card, I judged the outfield to be a B+.  This group could have been an A+ unit if not for a number of issues.  First and foremost, the Manny Ramirez saga, though short in peak duration, was the story of the season and wore on the […]

Red Sox Stage Historic Comeback, Force Game 6

Scott Kazmir, who was pushed up to Game 5 for a variety of reasons, pitched a gem through six innings, but Boston’s patient bats forced him out of the game as he reached 111 pitches. When Kazmir left the game, the Red Sox were down 5-0 through six, and by the time they came to […]

J.D. Drew Blasts One; Sox Lead ALDS 2-0

It was a close game tonight, even after the Sox started the game off with a 4-1 lead. The Angles just kept chipping away at the Red Sox lead until it was tied at five in the ninth inning. J.D. Drew changed all of that with a huge swing of the bat in the top […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 23 (9-1 – 9-7)

One week is done in the fantasy playoffs, and in the majority of leagues there’s just four teams left. There were some major stories around baseball this past week that may have a major effect on your rosters. Here’s the top headlines of the week. Carlos Quentin to Undergo Surgery Chicago White Sox OF Carlos […]

Mark Kotsay to Join Red Sox

Sox send minor leaguer to Atlanta in deal UPDATE: The Red Sox trade Single-A OF Luis Sumoza to the Atlanta Braves for OF Mark Kotsay. Late Tuesday night, the Red Sox reportedly showed interest in Braves CF Mark Kotsay to help fill a void in the outfield for the Red Sox, who recently lost J.D. […]