// Hanley Ramirez

The Hanley Ramirez Experiment, In General, Must End

When you spend $88 million on a player he better be worth every red cent. Hanley Ramirez is not worth the high-priced contract he signed with the Red Sox. Hanley Ramirez reminds me of a movie from the 1980s starring a young Tom Hanks, called The Money Pit. A newlywed couple buys what they think […]

Hanley Moving to First! Red Sox Defense is Saved!

There is a noticeable difference between a disappointment and a disaster. Dustin Pedroia missing almost half of a season’s worth of games due to injury is a disappointment; Hanley Ramirez playing Left Field is a disaster. In fact, Hanley playing just about any position is a disaster, and he is effectively a Designated Hitter at […]

What Could Have Been: The 2015 Red Sox

Coming into the 2015 baseball season, the Boston Red Sox were expected to have a potent offense, especially with the new additions of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. Mike Napoli, who underwent offseason surgery to repair a sleep apnea problem, tore the cover off the ball in spring training by batting .400 with a team […]

Barnes Struggles in First Start for Red Sox

Monday’s start against the Indians at Fenway was supposed to be a positive step in the right direction for Matt Barnes. The team and its fans were hoping Barnes could build on his solid pure stuff and minor league performance as a Major League starter. His results were unimpressive out of the bullpen to start […]

PawSox Storm Fenway Park, Red Sox Nation Gets Sneak Peek of Future OF

I have been in the back woods of Maine hiking, canoeing, and reading books since the last time I posted, so I have been completely out of the loop. As I’m driving home Sunday afternoon I tuned in to the second half of the Red Sox game in Detroit. I’m listening to Joe Castiglione when I realize I have no […]

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 […]

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 […]

Keep the Faith 2015 – Red Sox Only 5 Games Out

Don’t look now but the Red Sox are only five games back of the AL East lead. Pretty soon all of the band-wagon Red Sox fans out there will start tuning in to the games again. We all know this season has been tough to watch at times, but it feels like the team has finally turned a […]

The Newest Four-Letter Word for the Red Sox: Hope

The 2015 Season for the Boston Red Sox has been defined by the latest tirade of four-letter words inspired by Rick Porcello’s latest pitching performance, Pablo Sandoval’s ninth inning fielding percentage, or any other seminal moment of disappointment. There are a lot to choose from. But lately, strangely, I’ve been finding myself coming back to […]

Should Brock Holt Start for Red Sox?

How about a more specific question: Should Brock Holt have an everyday spot in the lineup somewhere? That is much tougher to answer, since the Red Sox’ master plan likely did not include having their super-utility role player move to an everyday role. Ultimately, super-utility probably is the best way to use Holt; he can […]

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 […]

Red Sox Needs: Move Hanley Ramirez to 1B, Acquire True Ace

It’s safe to say that the 2015 season has been a disappointment for the Red Sox so far. We’re sitting below .500 and now sit in last place in the weak AL East. Night in and night out something has always seemed to go wrong; it is a team has showed no consistency. At the start of the year […]

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 […]

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 […]