// David Ortiz

Owens, Red Sox Bullpen Shaky in Extra-Innings Loss

Sunday’s 10-8 extra-inning loss to the Seattle Mariners was a perfect microcosm of the Red Sox’ 2015 season: plenty of hits and production by the lineup, complete and total failure from the pitching staff. In fact, the lineup went above and beyond the call of duty, erasing a 7-0 deficit to tie the game at […]

Pedro Martinez Number Retired, Fenway Celebrates

Fans at Fenway Park had the opportunity to see Pedro Martinez, one of the greatest pitchers not only in Red Sox history, but in Baseball history get his number 45 retired during a pre-game ceremony Tuesday night. The event took place just prior to the Red Sox facing the Chicago White Sox. The recent Hall […]

Could the Red Sox Use Some Defense?

There is no denying that the Red Sox have been generally awful in 2015 and have fallen well short of expectations. The lackluster pitching staff has taken most of the blame, most of which it deserves. However, there is an interesting chicken-or-the-egg scenario that the Red Sox should ask themselves: is the pitching bad because […]

Red Sox Historically Bad on the Road, All But Out of AL East Hunt

Boston has been bruised, battered, and beaten in every facet of the game on their tough 7-game swing through Los Angeles and Houston. The Sox dropped four straight to the Angels in a sweep, something that has never happened on the Angels turf in the 55-year history of the series between the two teams. In […]

Nelson Cruz Wanted to be a Red Sox

Imagine what could have been. According to a report from WEEI, Seattle Mariners’ right fielder Nelson Cruz tried not once, but twice, to come to the Boston Red Sox in the past two offseasons.  Cruz is good friends with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. Ortiz tried convincing the Sox brass to sign Cruz. Cruz is […]

David Ortiz Needs to Play First Base

Red Sox manager John Farrell recently came up with a different strategy in his lineup construction: allow David Ortiz to play first base. The idea came about from the combination of several relevant factors affecting the daily lineup: Alejandro De Aza has played very well since being acquired from the Orioles (.940 OPS with the […]

Porcello, Ortiz Ejection Bad in Otherwise Good Weekend for Red Sox

Saturday night in Kansas City the Sox had a performance that seems to sum up the season thus far. Mookie Betts’s lead off blast had the Sox off to a promising start. It was looking as if Boston might win their second straight against the talented Kansas City club with a 4-1 lead into the […]

O’s Sweep Red Sox; Wade Miley Argues With John Farrell

The Sox fell to the Orioles 6-5 at Camden Yards in the final game of the series in Baltimore. Starter Wade Miley managed just 4.0 innings, giving up nine hits, five runs, all earned, including three solo bombs to Adam Jones, Manny Machado and Nolan Reimold. It was another ugly performance for Boston, losing their […]

Red Sox Stand Tall, Take Five Out of Seven at Fenway

The Red Sox took care of business at home by winning five out of seven games during the home stand. This coming after a tough stretch on the road where the Minnesota Twins swept them in a three game set, after which they lost three out of four to the Texas Rangers. During this trip the […]

Eduardo Rodriguez Hurls Gem, Boston’s Bats Come to Life

Eduardo Rodriguez continued to dazzle teammates and blow away batters with a 95-MPH fastball in his second big league start. The 22-year-old left-hander mixed in a slider and a change up in 7.0 innings, giving up one run on two hits and striking out seven before exiting with a commanding lead. Rodriguez moved to 2-0 […]

Eduardo Rodriguez Dazzles in Red Sox Debut

I hope the Red Sox can get a refund on that return ticket to Pawtucket. After the major league debut of Eduardo Rodriguez, called up from AAA Pawtucket for a presumed spot start, he won’t be going anywhere. That’s how good the 22-year-old was in tossing 7.2 shutout innings against the Texas Rangers in Globe […]

You Know the Red Sox Suck When…

It seems we Red Sox fans are all waiting for the other shoe to drop: for GM Ben Cherington to make that all-in trade to improve the pitching staff, for the offense to start hitting, for the Red Sox to start winning, for God’s sake. But have we ever stopped to consider that the Red Sox […]

Red Sox Rename Home Opener “Mookie Betts Coming Out Party”

The ceremony took place after the first inning. It didn’t have quite the same formality or pomp and circumstance as the preface ceremony. There were no Lombardi trophies on display. Tom Brady had already left after throwing out the first pitch (or trying to). But by the bottom of the first inning, before the second […]

David Ortiz Rants on Steroids, Testing, Hall of Fame

David Ortiz posted an article to The Players’ Tribune, Derek Jeter’s website, ranting and raving about old accusations surrounding his use of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Ortiz’s post was seemingly unprovoked. No one that I know of has said anything thus far this season about David Ortiz and PEDs. Don’t bring an issue to […]

Red Sox 2015 Preview: Napoli, Pedroia, Bogaerts, Sandoval, Ortiz

The Red Sox are expected to have one of the best lineups in baseball, and most of that comes from their versatility and depth around the infield. This could be one of the best offensive teams in baseball during the 2015 season, and with the rotation lacking luster at the top, manager John Farrell will […]