// Felix Doubront

Red Sox Should Consider Adding an Extra Arm Before Waiver Deadline

As the MLB waiver deadline draws near, the Red Sox are in a pretty comfortable place. Just as the case was during the non-waiver trade deadline back in July, the Sox don’t really need to make any blockbuster moves or hardly any moves at all. But regardless of how good the team might be, I […]

More Abysmal Pitching Crushes Red Sox

That’s eight starts, and the only really good pitching performance wasn’t backed up with offense. This time, Clay Buchholz couldn’t even get out of the 4th inning, and the Yankees crushed their arch rivals 9-4. Once again, they were outclassed, this time by a much better Yankees team, starting pitching aside. Despite Derek Jeter getting […]

Red Sox Designate Reyes For Assignment, Activate Doubront

In another move before Opening Day, the Red Sox designated lefty reliever Dennys Reyes for assignment and activated Felix Doubront from the 15-day disabled list. Reyes has been terrible since joining the Sox. He failed miserably at his primary job: getting lefthanded hitters out. He made four appearances over the first six games, allowing three […]

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up (3/28-3/30): Losing Streak Ends, Sox Finalize Roster

Brush off your faded blue hat with the stylized, red “B” on it. Iron your 2004 World Series commemorative jersey. Start re-learning “Sweet Caroline,” “Dirty Water” and “Tessie.” Spring Training is finally over. Opening Day arrives Friday. But before the Red Sox could kick off the regular season, they had to make their final roster […]

Red Sox 2011 Bullpen Preview: Lefties

The Red Sox have five bullpen spots locked up (Jonathan Papelbon, Bobby Jenks, Daniel Bard, Dan Wheeler, Tim Wakefield) and probably two spots left to fill with a number of pitchers. Today, we take a look at the lefties vying for a role in the bullpen. At least one of the following players will fill […]

Why Cliff Lee Needs to Join Boston

Several teams have already (rightfully so) expressed their interest in Cliff Lee, with some even travelling to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to meet with the Ol’ Gunslinger. (Sorry, wrong guy, but close enough to Arkansas.) And whether or not John Henry and Theo Epstein will do what needs to be done and pull the trigger, they really […]

Scutaro Error Proves Costly as Red Sox Fall to Orioles

Marco Scutaro’s throw sailed into right field. Boston’s playoff hopes may have sailed away with it. Scutaro’s two-base error on a throw to second base in the third inning allowed the winning run to come home in the Baltimore Orioles’ 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Tuesday night at Camden Yards, the Orioles struck […]

Ortiz Triple Leads to 3-Run Fifth; Red Sox Triumph Despite Rain Delays

The Boston Red Sox had momentum coming into Sunday’s home game against the Toronto Blue Jays, having won Saturday night in extra innings when Jed Lowrie deposited an 11th inning pitch into the right field bullpen. The last thing they wanted was rain but, unfortunately, that was what they got. Sometimes it came in drizzles, […]

Lester Cools Down Rangers’ Bats as Red Sox Win 3-1

It seemed all too familiar heading into the ninth inning on Saturday night. The starter pitches a gem, leaving the bullpen to deliver the last three outs. What seems like an easy task, at least for most major league teams, has become Terry Francona’s White Whale. For the past two nights, the Red Sox looked […]

Homers Fly Like Canadian Geese as Red Sox Out-Slug Blue Jays

After splitting with the Yankees, the faintest of playoff hopes remains for the Boston Red Sox. But to keep that hope from dying, they would need to continue to dominate their rivals from north of the Niagara. The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays began their four-game series Tuesday night at the Rogers Center […]

Sox, Lackey Fall in New York

If you were wondering how long the Sox could keep it up against the hated Yankees, wonder no more; New York struck back against Boston’s relatively poor bats and pitching. Oh sure, it started well enough; Victor Martinez started the scoring in the 2nd with a jack out to left, followed by doubles from Adrian […]

Felix Doubront Gets the Call…to the Bullpen

The Major League Baseball trade deadline came and went for the Red Sox, absent of any wave-making news. There was no Manny Ramirez to ship out of town or Eric Gagne headed in, this year, Boston brass felt fine standing pat. Relief pitching often comes at a premium mid-summer, and rather than invite new faces, […]

Molina Hits for Cycle As Soaked Sox Fall Short Again

Blame it on the bullpen. Or blame the injuries. Or even blame the rain delay. Wherever you point the finger after tonight’s 8-4loss to the Rangers, make sure it ultimately lands on Bengie Molina.  He is killing the Sox. Coming off a 7-2 thumping at the hands of the Rangers Thursday night, the Red Sox […]

Youkilis Exits Game Early as Red Sox Fall in Tampa

The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays continued their three-game series at Tropicana Field Tuesday night. The Rays had won the first meeting of the series, erasing a four-run deficit and then holding the Red Sox scoreless for six innings thanks to phenomenal pitching from the bullpen. Tuesday’s match-up featured the second career start […]

Sox Drop Independence Day Game To Lowly O’s

Fans of fireworks on the Fourth of July were dissapointed this holiday. At Fenway Park at least. The Boston Red Sox managed only three hits on Independence Day this year, as they were shut down by Brian Matusz and the most-awful Baltimore Orioles 6-1 in Boston on Sunday in the oppressive afternoon heat. The Red Sox […]