// David Ortiz

Ryan Dempster Notches First Win in Red Sox Uniform

The Red Sox scooped up a win against the Houston Astros Friday by a score of 7-3. Ryan Dempster, free agent acquisition in the offseason, notched his first win in a Red Sox uniform, going 6 innings giving up 2 runs and striking out 10 batters. Astros pitcher and former Sox pitcher Erik Bedard was rocked, […]

Buchholz, Red Sox Breeze by Astros as Ortiz Hits First HR

On paper, the match up between the American League Cy Young award frontrunner in Clay Buchholz and far from perfect Philip Humber looked like a potential Boston blowout. And at least on this Thursday night at Fenway Park, the reality was close to those expectations. The Boston Red Sox improved to an impressive 15-7 mark […]

ESPN’s Offseason Grade for Red Sox is Not Too Far Off

About a month ago, ESPN put up an article about the grade of all the moves and different positions that the Boston Red Sox, and every other MLB team, made, and the Red Sox received a B. That’s it a straight-out B. I may be an optimist with this team, but I think this type […]

How Many Games Will the 2013 Red Sox Win?

It’s never easy to try and predict how many games any team will win, especially in baseball, and especially entering a year where the Boston Red Sox find themselves in one of the strongest divisions — on paper, that is. It’s unclear as to how things will really play out, especially with all the players who […]

What Does the Red Sox Roster Look Like Without David Ortiz?

After the events of last August and the winter the Red Sox roster has taken on a whole new look. With a bumper crop of prospects nearing the majors and Jacoby Ellsbury entering free agency at the end of the season the lineup could undergo a number of changes in 2014 as well. For now […]

Is David Ortiz the Achilles’ Heel for the Red Sox?

When the Boston Red Sox signed slugger David Ortiz to a two-year deal for $26 million, a gentle quiver traveled across Red Sox Nation. Of course, the return of the lone familiar face from the 2004 World Series championship team is a good thing–Ortiz is the most dangerous offensive threat the Sox have these days. […]

2013 Red Sox Depth Chart: 1st Base – Mike Napoli, David Ortiz, Others

The Boston Red Sox enter the 2013 season with unexpected uncertainty regarding first base, after trading away slugger Adrian Gonzalez at the trading deadline this past year. Gonzalez had been inked through 2018, but his inability to give the Sox the power they had expected led to his shipment out of town. Now the position […]

2013 Red Sox Depth Chart: Dustin Pedroia, 2nd Base

After a turbulent offseason, the Boston Red Sox enter the 2013 season with a significant amount of uncertainty at several key positions around the diamond. Will Mike Napoli stay healthy at first base? Will Jose Iglesias ever make it in the big leagues? How will Jonny Gomes handle full-time duties in left field? However, there […]

Red Sox Spring Training Fantasy Rundown: First Base

The Red Sox had seemed set at the first base position for the next half a decade, and then that certainty vanished. Adrian Gonzalez was shipped to the Dodgers in a salary dump unlike any other in professional sports history. The were relegated to starting Mauro Gomez and James Loney (now of the Tampa Bay […]

Michael Morse Best Option for Red Sox if Mike Napoli Deal Falls Through

Michael Morse is one of the few options remaining in the trade market that the Boston Red Sox should make a run after. The Washington Nationals recently signed Adam LaRoche to a two-year deal, and he will be manning first base instead of Morse. The Red Sox would still need to give a couple solid […]

This Could Get Ugly with the Red Sox

Despite the heartbreak and devastation the Boston Red Sox rewarded their fans with from 1918-2004, the love and loyalty to the squad never seemed to die. Ever since the Sox broke through and finally won it all in 2004, the team has seen nothing but success, compiling a combined 813-645. Last season’s dismal 69-93 record […]

Jonny Gomes, Red Sox Agree to 2-Year Deal

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com, the Red Sox have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Jonny Gomes. The free agent spent last season on the Oakland Athletics and can play all over the outfield, as well as DH. This could be a perfect fit for the Red Sox, as they are looking […]

Would Lance Berkman Make a Good Addition for the Red Sox?

One of the Red Sox needs this season is a first baseman. There are several options, including Mike Napoli and Adam LaRoche. Playing at Fenway Park, Napoli has a .462 average, while LaRoche has a .083 average. Napoli is seen as the better option because he dominates at Fenway and he has flexibility around the field. But according to […]

Red Sox Offseason Free Agent Spending: How About No?

The San Francisco Giants are the 2012 World Series Champions, the franchise’s second title in three years. I suppose some sort of “Congratulations!” is in order, but to be honest, I’m simply relieved that the past season of baseball is gone from my life forever. (I’m not kidding. It’ll be like it never happened. Deny, […]

David Ortiz not Joining Rangers, Agrees to 2-Year Contract with Red Sox

Rumors early in the day Friday had the Rangers very intrigued by David Ortiz. It made sense too. They have a habit of signing veterans to fill their DH slot over the last several years, with names like Sammy Sosa and Vladimir Guerrero doing the honors. So, what would stop Big Papi from extending his […]