// Daniel Nava

Red Sox Should Invest in Youth; Look Beyond 2014

What exactly was the 2013 season for the Boston Red Sox? A miraculous journey from Spring Training underdogs to bearded kings of October? A triumphant year of destiny inspired by the tragic events of the Boston Marathon? Hardly. The reality is that the 2013 World Series was purchased by the Red Sox, as free agents like Mike […]

Did Red Sox DFA Sizemore Just to Avoid $500K in Bonuses?

Attempting to make a comeback after injuries forced a two-year hiatus from professional baseball, Grady Sizemore was the feel-good story of spring training for the Boston Red Sox. Three months later, that good will is long gone. The Red Sox designated Sizemore for assignment on Tuesday after the former All-Star managed to hit just .216/.288/.324 in  52 games, striking out […]

Roster Moves: Carp to DL, Nava Recalled, Drew Activated

Mike Carp is headed to the disabled list with a fractured right foot suffered during one of the Atlanta Braves games last week. He joins Will Middlebrooks, Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli, and Clay Buchholz on the ever-growing disabled list. Carp is a versatile defensive player, able to play both first base and outfield positions. He […]

Red Sox Place Victorino on 15-Day DL, Bradley Recalled for Season Opener

Shane Victorino was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring this morning, bringing Jackie Bradley, Jr. back up to the major league team for the Red Sox season opener against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. Victorino recovered from thumb surgery that took place in December in time for Spring Training only to […]

Red Sox Ink Deal with Grady Sizemore

The Red Sox signed 31-year-old center fielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year $750,000 contract Wednesday. He has not set foot on a major league field since 2011. During that season his offensive stats were decent at .224/.285/.422 over 71 games. Since 2009, he has had a number of injuries preventing him from playing baseball, a […]

Red Sox should pursue Padres’ outfielder Chris Denorfia

The Boston Red Sox are in need of stronger outfield depth after former center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury signed a seven-year, $153 million deal with the New York Yankees. While some appealing options on the free agent market have since signed, there does exist the possibility that the Sox could make a trade with the San […]

Jacoby Ellsbury Signed with the Yankees: Now What?

We’ve seen this before; a popular Red Sox center fielder whose game is predicated on speed signs with the arch-rival Yankees. One’s gut reaction says this is exactly like the Johnny Damon situation in 2005, but if you put all the emotional muck aside, this is quite different. If over these past three years you […]

Finding a First Baseman for the Red Sox: Napoli, Hart, Trumbo?

Last year around this time, the Red Sox signed Mike Napoli to a 3-year, $39 million contract. After a physical, Napoli was found to have a degenerative hip condition called avascular necrosis. Napoli’s contract was subsequently reduced to a one-year, $5 million deal with $8 million in incentives. From there, Napoli had a solid season […]

Sanchez, Tigers Nearly No-Hit Red Sox to Win Game 1 in ALCS

With one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, left fielder Daniel Nava roped a ball up the middle for a single. Although few in the Fenway crowd would have expected it, this was Boston’s first and only hit in a showcase of masterful pitching by Detroit that guided the Tigers to a 1-0 […]

Red Sox Trade Rumors: Giancarlo Stanton, the Move Boston Needs to Make

On the eve of the trade deadline, there are plenty of rumors swirling around the Red Sox and what moves they need to do. The Red Sox, who are a half game out of first in the AL East, have some decisions to make on their team. The biggest decision for the Sox right now […]

2013 Red Sox Midseason Report Card

The Red Sox find themselves atop the American League East after the unofficial first half of the season, so let’s take a look at what’s gone right and what hasn’t for this 2013 team as I present a report card on the five key aspects of the team. Starting Pitching The Red Sox have used […]

Daniel Nava Snubbed from All-Star Game

Everyone knows the great story of Daniel Nava. A similar story as Tim Thomas, Nava had to fight to get where he is today. Nava was an undrafted player, who played independent baseball through his early twenties. For most players, they grow in the minor leagues and hope to work for their chance at the […]

Daniel Nava Should be Chosen for the 2013 All-Star Game

Daniel Nava may not be the flashy guy on the Boston Red Sox, like David Ortiz, but he does put up the numbers of someone who could be a member of the All-Star team for the American League. With a .274 average, 10 homers and 45 RBI, Nava is doing well in most offensive categories. […]

Angels Rough Up Morales, Beat Red Sox in Game 1

The Red Sox came up a bit short in Game 1, with the Angels winning 9-5. Sox pitcher Felix Doubront pitched an average game, going six innings striking out 4, giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits.  Followed by Doubront was relief pitcher Franklin Morales who struggled giving up 4 earned runs on only 2 […]

Red Sox Crush Yankees 11-1; Doubront Dominant

The Boston Red Sox took advantage of its base runners on Saturday night against the New York Yankees with 11 runs on 18 hits, including three homers and 5-of-15 with runners in scoring position. They won 11-1 and bring the AL East lead to two games over the Yankees. Felix Doubront really dominated in his […]