// Craig Hansen

Pirates Drop Former Red Sox Prospect Craig Hansen

The Red Sox may be 0-5 so far this year, but it could be worse. They could be Craig Hansen. A former 2005 first round pick, Hansen never lived up to his potential. He struggled over a few years with the Red Sox, and after he was sent to the Pirates in the Manny Ramirez-Jason […]

Manny Ramirez Trade a Wash in Yankees’ Eyes

Yes, I’m about two weeks behind the time on this one. You might as well poke fun at me now before I get to the meat of my argument. However, the Manny Ramirez-Jason Bay trade is not the Red Sox downgrading at left field, rather them cutting an enigmatic persona they’ve tried to get rid […]

Did the Red Sox Get Enough for Manny?

No, and there’s no way to get “enough” in return for Manny Ramirez. You can’t just go out and trade superstar for superstar; this isn’t fantasy baseball. No smart GM will just willing give a younger star for an aging and dramatic one, despite the fact he is still one of the best hitters in […]

Manny Ramirez Traded

OF Manny Ramirez was reportedly traded to the Dodgers right at the trade deadline, with Jason Bay coming to the Red Sox as part of the deal. The $20 million option for 2009 for Ramirez has been officially dropped and apparently the Red Sox will pay the rest of Manny’s contract this season. Nick Cafardo […]

Youkilis and Hansen for Teixeira?

Introduction Ah, the difficulties of being a GM. Should Theo pick up Manny’s option? Should Theo sign Jason Varitek after the season? For right now, the most pressing concern for the Red Sox is what they will do before the July 31 trade deadline. Should the Red Sox consider trading one of their young arms? […]

Sox, Bullpen Suffer Sweep By Rays

In the most important┬áseries in Tampa Bay’s history, the Rays played host to the Boston Red Sox for a shot at the division lead. The result? The Rays systematically beat the Red Sox down for three straight games in a sweep, capturing a 3 1/2 game division lead (a franchise record). They also now have […]

Bats Power Two Sox Wins

The Red Sox scored just one run in Game 1 against the Reds, and Manny Ramirez left that game with a hamstring injury. Without David Ortiz and Manny, the Sox took the field Saturday amid doubts of their ability to score runs. So…how did they do? The Sox slugged six homers in the final two […]

Drew Stays Hot, Sox Bullpen Blows It

The Red Sox played host to a team they should be very familiar with in the Baltimore Orioles. They played the O’s during the most recent road trip (taking two out of three) and again find themselves facing the division foe. The bullpen, however, played like they’ve never seen the Orioles, blowing a 6-4 Red […]

J.D. Drew Stays Hot as Sox Take Series Against M’s

Of course, after the first two games that saw the Red Sox and Mariners pick up blowout wins, there would be a pitcher’s duel in the series finale. Pitching for the Red Sox was rookie Justin Masterson, who was going for his third win against zero losses. Opposing him was lefty Erik Bedard, who has […]

Red Sox Place Moss on DL, Recall RHP Hansen

The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Brandon Moss on the 15-day disabled list Monday and recalled right-hander Craig Hansen from Double-A Pawtucket. Moss had an appendectomy Saturday in Boston and was released from Massachusetts General Hospital a day later. The designation is retroactive to Saturday.

Flu Bug Bites Sox, Sparks Angels

Someone please fire the Red Sox team physician. How could he let the whole team catch the flu? Another one bit the dust as the flu bug bit Daisuke Matsuzaka, who was scratched from his start. As a result, enter Jon Lester on three days┬árest. Uh oh. The flu beat the Red Sox, 6-4. Lester […]