// Jacoby Ellsbury

Red Sox Interested in Michael Young and Chris Young

In preparing the 2014 Red Sox roster, Ben Cherington knows the team needs more depth in both the corner infield and center field. If Jacoby Ellsbury leaves, there is no one on the roster that could take his place. Two players the Sox are considering are Michael Young, a corner infielder for Los Angeles Dodgers, […]

Trio of Red Sox Decline Their Qualifying Offers; What Happens Now?

Monday night, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew all declined their qualifying offers from the Red Sox. In doing so, they forfeited a guaranteed 1-year $14.1 million deal to test the market. This does not mean these players will not be on the Opening Day roster next year, but it does somewhat clarify the Red […]

Three Keys to the Red Sox Offseason: Ellsbury Decision, Catchers, Napoli

It’s been just over a week since the Red Sox were crowned World Champions and now everyone’s eyes are set towards 2014. There is no doubt that Ben Cherington did a masterful job this year, look at the end result. The question is whether he is capable of a repeat performance. Here are what I […]

Red Sox Extend Qualifying Offer to Ellsbury, Napoli, and Drew; Saltalamacchia Odd Man Out

All MLB squads had until 5 p.m. Monday to make qualifying offers to their respective free agents, and the Boston Red Sox gave qualifying  offers to Mike Napoli, Jacoby Ellsbury and , surprisingly enough, shortstop Stephen Drew. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will not receive a qualifying offer, according to WEEI.com. All these deals are for one year […]

Red Sox Battery Lester, Ross Take Down Cardinals for 3-2 World Series Edge

Jon Lester continued his remarkable run of World Series dominance by pitching into the eight inning again, and David Ross helped his starting pitcher with a tie-breaking double in the seventh inning to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the World Series. The […]

Tigers Pounce on Peavy, Even ALCS at 2-2

After two 1-0 outcomes in the first three games of the ALCS, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland decided enough was enough and rearranged his lineup. When the dust from Game 4 settled and the Tigers emerged with a 7-3 win to tie the series at 2-2, Leyland looked like a genius. With Jake Peavy taking […]

Red Sox Advance to ALCS with 3-1 Win Over Rays

They may be itchy, they may be unruly, but the beards will live to grow another day. The Boston Red Sox will be playing in the American League Championship Series. Shane Victorino drove in the go-ahead run in the 7th inning with an infield hit, Craig Breslow recorded five huge outs in relief of Jake […]

Rays Walk Off with 5-4 Win Over Uehara, Red Sox in Game 3

Two blinks of an eye, two swings of the bat, two home runs. Evan Longoria hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to tie the game at 3-3, then Jose Lobaton hit a home run of his own off closer Koji Uehara with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Tampa […]

Connelly’s Top Ten – At Half of Pats

1. Patriots First Half * Brady starting to get there with receivers * Nice Half for Tallinn 2. Red Sox * Does Ben have someone in the nerd group checking out historically how teams have fared resting guys or playing hard and focused * Good Buchholz lost before the playoffs – see Gary Anderson’s perfect field […]

Why the Red Sox need to re-sign Jacoby Ellsbury

Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is set to become a free agent after the 2013 season and the Sox need to re-sign him. Now in his 7th MLB season (all with Boston) Ellsbury has proven himself as one of the best defensive players in the league and having a quality defender in center is vital. He is […]

A Brief History of Stolen Bases and the Red Sox

The Red Sox have never been about stolen bases. It’s nothing new. We all know that the Sox have always been loaded with lineups consisting of lumbering sluggers. Many teams were built around hitters who could take advantage of the ballpark’s friendly dimensions. They were righties whose only goal was powering the ball to left […]

Red Sox Lose to Orioles in Extras, Call Up Top Prospect De La Rosa

Three nights after pulling out a 10-8 win in 14 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Boston Red Sox couldn’t recapture the extra inning magic against the Baltimore Orioles, losing 5-4. Chris Davis delivered the walk-off win with a bloop single to left after Nick Markakis walked and Adam Jones singled, all with two outs. […]

Walks Sting Lester as Rays Thump Red Sox

Jon Lester turned in his shortest and worst start of the season as the Boston Red Sox fell to the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 on a night where the Sox southpaw ace tied a career-high by allowing seven walks. The Rays homered three times against Lester, as Desmond Jennings, Evan Longoria and Matt Joyce all […]

Yankees’ Sabathia Silences Red Sox as Lester Struggles in 4-1 Loss

After coming off a four game sweep at the hands of the New York Mets, the New York Yankees entered the series  two games behind the first place Boston Red Sox in the American League East.  The Yankees had C.C. Sabathia on the mound, who shut down the Sox hitters through seven and a third innings. […]

Ellsbury Swipes Five Bases, Sox Roll Phillies 9-2

Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury set a team record with five stolen bases, and the Boston Red Sox took down the Philadelphia Phillies 9-2 on the road to split the two-game series. Starting pitcher Franklin Morales picked up the win in his season debut. Morales had missed the past 52 games due to a bulging disc in […]