// David Ortiz

Putting a Nail in the Red Sox Coffin

It’s over. The time has come to move on from everything the 2012 Boston Red Sox were supposed to be and the unfortunate reality we’ve witnessed over the last few months. After losing two of three against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, the Sox are 55-57, 10.0 games back of the first place New York […]

David Ortiz Won’t Make the Hall of Fame

Despite hitting the disabled list, David Ortiz has had another monster season to add to his resume. Already achieving an eleventh consecutive season with at least 20 home runs and making his eighth overall All-Star appearance this year, Ortiz’s 2012 campaign can already be labeled an individual success. At the ripe old age of 36, […]

Red Sox Place David Ortiz on DL with Achilles’ Heel Injury

The Red Sox have placed designated hitter David Ortiz on the 15-day disabled list. Ortiz is battling an Achilles’ heel injury that plagued him last year. He injured the heel while running around the bases during Adrian Gonzalez’s home run on Monday night. Ortiz wore a walking boot to Tuesday’s game, and will be in […]

Youkilis, Crawford Return to Boston as Red Sox Defeat White Sox 5-1

The Red Sox defeated the White Sox 5-1 behind a great pitching performance from Aaron Cook, and an eighth inning three run home run from Adrian Gonzalez. The major story of this game was originally the return of Kevin Youkilis and Carl Crawford to Boston. However, pitchers Aaron Cook and Dylan Axelrod turned it into […]

Kevin Youkilis Was Theo Epstein’s First Super-Prospect

Former Red Sox Kevin Youkilis wrote a letter to Red Sox Nation Sunday. Youkilis thanked his coaches, his teammates, his family and his fans for what he called the “honor and a privilege to play every home game of my career in Boston before a sold out Fenway Park.” Classy move by a classy guy, […]

Are David Ortiz’s Contract Complaints Valid?

How can David Ortiz possibly feel humiliated with a one-year contract worth over $14 million? He does realize that he’s well over the wrong side of 30, doesn’t he? He is aware that he only plays half the game, right? Humiliated was the wrong word to choose. I wish someone would humiliate me like they […]

Sox Back up Beckett for Series Win

After a rough 1st inning, the Sox rebounded nicely and put together an excellent performance in the Trop to defeat the Rays 7-3. Things started off well, with Boston jumping out to a quick lead in the opening frame following two one-out walks. Adrian Gonzalez singled home Daniel Nava, to take the 1-0 lead. David […]

Buchholz Strong in Return, but Rays Beat Red Sox 5-3

Clay Buchholz pitched well in his first outing since his recent stint on the disabled list, but the bullpen couldn’t hold off the Rays’ offense. A seventh inning rally gave the Rays the 4-3 lead and BJ Upton added a home run to seal the 5-3 victory. The game started off as a pitchers duel […]

Lucchino’s Letter a Slap in the Face of the Red Sox Faithful

During the All-Star break, Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino sent a letter to season ticket holders, addressing the state of the nation at the unofficial midway point of the 2012 season. Given the team was attempting to avoid falling further out in the American League East standings after a disappointing series loss at Fenway […]

National League Dominates in 2012 All-Star Game

When the lineups for the 2012 All-Star Game from Kansas City were posted, most saw the American League as heavy favorites, especially given Justin Verlander would be pitching the first two innings. It was surprising to say the least that Verlander barely made it through the first, surrendering five runs out of the gate as […]

Red Sox All-Star Snubs Atchison, Saltalamacchia a Step Behind the Field

On Tuesday the American and National Leagues will square off as All-Star representatives meet in Kansas City where the two leagues battle for home field advantage in the 2012 World Series. For the eighth time in his career, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz heads to the game, this time with the honor of being the […]

Red Sox Stumble Into All-Star Break With 7-3 Loss to New York

The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox Sunday night by a score of 7-3 to take three out of four games of the last series before the All-Star break. The loss drops the Red Sox back to the Mediocrity Line with a record of 43-43. In proper Red Sox-Yankees fashion, the first inning […]

Yankees Blast Beckett, Outlast Red Sox in Offensive Showdown

The Yankees defeated the Red Sox Friday night at Fenway Park by a score of 10-8. The Sox offense finally woke up after being stagnant on the road trip, only to be outmatched by the first place Yankees. The first inning of the game certainly drew the attention of the crowd. Josh Beckett did not […]

Series Preview: Yankees-Red Sox Set to Square Off Before All-Star Break

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox close out the first half of the 2012 season by playing one another for a four-game series in the cozy confines of Fenway Park. The teams face off on Friday night at 7:10pm before playing a double-header on Saturday and the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game. To […]

Was the Josh Reddick Trade Really Worth it?

In the offseason the Red Sox made the move to acquire a closer in an effort to fill the hole left when Jonathan Papelbon took his talents to Philadelphia. In the quest to fill that hole, the Red Sox traded young outfielder Josh Reddick, and minor league players Raul Alcantara and Miles Head to the […]