// Joe Mauer

Red Sox 2012 Offseason: Rebuilding through Trades

The Boston Red Sox have a lot of choices to make this offseason, and with a relatively weak free agent class (outside of the mega contracts that will go to Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke), the Sox are left with limited options. Their late season salary dump of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and […]

Joe Mauer’s Heroics Give Red Sox Fourth Straight Loss

The Boston Red Sox were one strike away from ending their three game skid until Joe Mauer hit a three-run home run to give the Minnesota Twins the 6-4 win. The loss is the Red Sox third straight against the second to last place team in the American League, and fourth straight loss of the […]

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 Hold On To Sweep Twins

In the bottom of the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s Red Sox game, things began to unravel as they have to this point all season. Entering the inning with a great 7-1 advantage due to another strong offensive showing early, the Sox surrendered five runs to the 5-14 Minnesota Twins, changing the blowout into a […]

Ross Homers Twice in Red Sox Victory Over Twins

Cody Ross must be quite the social animal. Through his first four home runs this season, at least one teammate had always been on base, waiting at the plate to celebrate with him. But sometimes, even Ross has to go it alone. Ross homered twice – one two-run, one solo – tying and then giving […]

Lester and Bullpen Peter Out in Eighth; Twins Avoid Sweep

It wasn’t one bad inning that did in Jon Lester Wednesday night in Minnesota: it was three mediocre innings, and a Red Sox bullpen that didn’t help. The Twins scored in three separate innings off Lester, and Alfredo Aceves struggled in eighth-inning relief to give the Twins a 5-2 victory.

Fantasy News Flash: Joe Mauer Hits DL With ‘Bilateral Leg Weakness’

No, Joe Mauer doesn’t have a sore hamstring, or a seperated shoulder, or broken ribs. The Twins catcher has been placed on the disabled list with “bilateral leg weakness.” Say what? Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said the weakness in Mauer’s legs “is causing all kind of soreness in his hips, and he’s compensating because of […]

Liriano Dominates Red Sox in 8-0 Win

In the first two games of the Twins-Red Sox series, reigning MVP catcher Joe Mauer went 4-9 with two doubles and three RBI. Tim Wakefield and the Sox finally managed to hold Mauer hitless (0-4, BB, R) in the rubber game of the series on Thursday afternoon at beautiful Target Field, but all the other […]

Pavano Slows Down Sox Bats, Helps Twins Win in Target Field Opener

No one can really predict the weather, but for the Minnesota Twins it couldn’t have been any sunnier Monday afternoon. It was their first home game in their new ballpark, Target Field, and the Red Sox were the unlucky ones to stop by to see the unveiling. The Sox just couldn’t get things going and […]

Attention V-Mart Shoppers: Catchers In Stock

The first signs of spring have arrived: Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball registration opened, the “Truck” left and pitchers and catchers reported, my copy of Baseball Prospectus 2010 arrived, and speculation has started on another pending free agent who doesn’t want to negotiate during the season but wants to stay in Boston. Victor Martinez recently discussed the […]

The Present And Future Of Red Sox Catching

Over the past week, the Red Sox have moved forward with their plans for 2010 and beyond. Just before the deadline, the Red Sox picked up their option on Victor Martinez and declined their option on long-time catcher and team captain Jason Varitek. However, Varitek responded and exercised his player option to stay with the […]

TGIF: Fantasy Baseball Draft, 2010

With the end of the 2009 season, it is never too early to look ahead to 2010. To me, baseball season never ends and I am already thinking about my strategy for next season (most notably because I finished 9th in one league). Believe it or not, before the year is out, some fantasy guru’s […]

Red Sox Playoff Run Could Go Any Way

There are only a handful of games left (12 and counting to be exact) and the Red Sox are right in the midst of another run to the postseason. Boston doesn’t have another night off as they roll through Kansas City and New York before ending on a home stand against Toronto and Cleveland. Winning seven […]

TGIF: Is Joe Mauer a First Round Pick in 2010?

Up until this point in the history of fantasy baseball, no matter what format your league was, no matter what the stat categories were, you would never even comprehend the idea of drafting a catcher in the first round. However, the fantasy baseball world in recent years has decided to open its doors to players […]

Handicapping the AL MVP Race

Seeing as there’s less than a month left to the season, we can begin to predict what the award winners are going to look like. The one I’d like to take a look at is the AL MVP race, and this is because it will divide old school baseball fans and more sabermetrically-inclined fans for […]