// J.D. Drew

New Mike Napoli Contract is Perfect for the New-Look Red Sox

Mike Napoli agreed to a one-year deal with the Red Sox on Thursday morning that guaranteed only $5 million, according to sources via ESPN. The deal includes multiple incentives that could push his salary up to the $13 million annual salary he was originally supposed to get in the three-year deal worth $39 million. The […]

Not Another Nancy: Red Sox Sign Stephen Drew

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly signed shortstop Stephen Drew to a one-year $9.5 million contract, an effective rental for the 2013 season while shortstop Jose Iglesias develops in the minor leagues. Stephen, the brother of former Sox outfielder J.D. Drew, as well as former MLB pitcher Tim Drew, was considered the strongest free agent […]

Caution: “Toxic” Elements in Red Sox Clubhouse

Buster Olney of ESPN provided some insight of his own on the state of the Red Sox clubhouse this past weekend. He had an up close and personal look as the Red Sox and Cubs played on Sunday night in a game televised by ESPN. According to Olney, “The unhappiness that exists among Boston players […]

Gammons: Red Sox Owners Nixed 2009 Signing of Jose Bautista Over Money

Red Sox owner John Henry is already an unpopular man in Boston, and it looks like his approval rating is about to take another big hit. In his weekly MLB.com article, posted on Sunday night, NESN analyst Peter Gammons casually mentioned that Henry nixed a move that would’ve changed the course of Red Sox history. […]

So Long, J.D. Drew! Good Riddance

After what seemed like 25 years in a Red Sox uniform, J.D Drew will not be in the Red Sox line-up next season. No, he didn’t hurt himself not caring about anything. His five-year paid vacation is finally up. He had teased retirement ever since he signed that five-year deal and now that it’s time […]

Philadelphia Fans: The Best or the Worst?

There may not be any other fans in America who have the intensity of those in Philadelphia. With countless incidents throughout the history of sports in Philly, they are often viewed as hostile and the worst fans out there from the outside. Today most of the expression from the fans in The City of Brotherly […]

Ben Cherington’s Task List: Hire a Manager, Replace Papelbon & Drew

With the end of the Theo Epstein era in Boston comes the beginning of Ben Cherington’s reign as general manager. Born in New Hampshire, Cherington was raised as a Red Sox fan throughout his childhood, often imitating the batting stances of favorite players like Jim Rice. His mind was always his most impressive feature, memorizing […]

Red Sox Erred in Firing Francona, Should Cut Epstein Loose

It’s too late to undo firing Terry Francona, a rash decision born from the kind of rabid bloodlust that few fanbases besides Boston’s are capable of. But if John Henry wants to cut out the true cause of the Red Sox’s historic collapse, he needs to go one level higher and axe Theo Epstein. Player […]

J.D. Drew’s Latest Injury and his Red Sox Legacy and Future

Earlier this week, Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein revealed that J.D. Drew is suffering from an avulsion fracture on his right middle finger. While the fractured finger may have been news, Red Sox fans were already well aware that Drew would miss a significant amount of time on the disabled list. With Drew’s […]

Pawtucket Claims Division Title for First Time Since 2003

A long season reached another milestone for the Pawtucket Red Sox on Saturday night when they defeated Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 12-7, as Pawtucket locked up the International League North Division championship for the first time in eight years. Pawtucket won 12-7 on the strength of a 5-run first inning and a 7-run eighth inning. They will play […]

Potential Solutions For Red Sox Right Field Woes

Despite the large amount of success the Red Sox have had in 2011, the team is still dealing with many questions as the second half of the season looms large. From the injured starting rotation to the lack of production from Carl Crawford and the future of closer Jonathan Papelbon, the team has plenty to […]

Boston Bats Explode in Tampa, Stand A.L. East Ground

Boston picked up the 9-5 win over Tampa Bay, but things didn’t start that way right away. On the game’s first play, Marco Scutaro allowed Johnny Damon to reach on a throwing error. On the play, Scutaro tweaked the index finger on his right hand. Later in the inning, Scutaro could easily have been charged […]

Red Sox Shut Down Orioles to Remain Atop the AL East

Many of us were likely nervous when John Lackey took the mound, given his horrible performances lately. Fortunately, those nerves were unfounded. Lackey went 6.2 scoreless innings of very good baseball, and was backed up by an even better bullpen. Boston got just one big inning themselves against the O’s pitching, but that was all […]

McDonald Guns Down Encarnacion in Ninth to Secure Red Sox Win; Lester Exits with Back Strain

For eight innings of Tuesday’s game against Toronto, Red Sox pitchers held the Blue Jays completely in check. In the ninth, it was the defense’s turn. Darnell McDonald threw out designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion at home, ending the Blue Jays’ ninth-inning comeback one run short and securing the 3-2 Red Sox victory. McDonald Saves Shaky […]

How Will the Red Sox Solve Their Outfield Woes?

According to the Boston Herald, Carl Crawford went on “six 90-foot jogs” Tuesday and is improving, but will still be sidelined for at least two more weeks, leaving a gaping hole in the outfield. After Crawford’s injury and the recent four-game losing-streak versus San Diego and Pittsburgh, the lack of depth and production out of […]