// John Farrell

Buchholz Activated from DL, Capuano Designated for Assignment

After making two rehab starts in Pawtucket, Clay Buchholz has been activated from the 15-day disabled list to make his first start in almost a month against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday night. He’ll be looking to salvage the finale after the Red Sox dropped the first two games of the series by scores of 12-3 […]

Did Red Sox DFA Sizemore Just to Avoid $500K in Bonuses?

Attempting to make a comeback after injuries forced a two-year hiatus from professional baseball, Grady Sizemore was the feel-good story of spring training for the Boston Red Sox. Three months later, that good will is long gone. The Red Sox designated Sizemore for assignment on Tuesday after the former All-Star managed to hit just .216/.288/.324 in  52 games, striking out […]

Brock Holt: Baseball Player or Superhero?

“Who is this Brock Holt guy,” I, and many other Red Sox fans asked ourselves back in mid-May. He sounds like a superhero. The name ‘Brock Holt’ has a lot of pizzazz. Like Peter Parker, Clark Kent, or Bruce Wayne. I will admit that I wrongfully dismissed him, “Ehh, he’s probably just some fill-in prospect.” May 17, […]

Four Red Sox Ejected, But Pierzynski Delivers Walk-Off Win Over Rays

After the brawl between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays last Sunday at Tropicana Field, some carryover shenanigans between the AL East rivals would have gotten lower odds than California Chrome to win the Belmont Stakes. Still, one would think two professional baseball teams could avoid having tempers escalate as quickly as an […]

Red Sox Place Buchholz on DL After Losing Seven Pounds vs. Atlanta Braves

The Boston Red Sox have placed the embattled starter Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list, two days after he lost SEVEN POUNDS pitching in the heat of Atlanta. Perhaps Buchholz felt he owed a pound of flesh in penance for every integer in his 2014 ERA (7.02). Okay, so manager John Farrell said it was his hyperextended left knee that landed […]

Xander Bogaerts Accidentally Tweets Photo, Deletes Twitter Account

Xander Bogaerts tweeted a photo of a scantily clad female early Thursday morning after the Red Sox won a 14-inning game against the Chicago White Sox. The 21-year-old Bogaerts quickly removed the tweet and his account.

Victorino to Get MRI on Balky Hamstring

Don’t unpack in Pawtucket quite yet, Jackie Bradley Jr. You may be on your way back to Boston before you know it. On Saturday, in the final game of spring training for the Boston Red Sox, right fielder Shane Victorino tweaked his hamstring rounding first base against the Minnesota Twins. The likely #2 hitter for […]

Farrell Tabs Lester for Opening Day

In what should be a shock to no one, Joh Farrell has announced that Jon Lester will be starting Opening Day for the Red Sox. This start will mark the fourth time Lester has started on on Opening Day making him the first left hander in Red Sox history to do so (passing the likes […]

The State of Red Sox Relief Pitching

Emphasis on bullpen depth combined with John Farrell’s creative utilization of pitching in the later innings was a major part of the 2013 World Championship season. What will happen in 2014? Should the Red Sox trade for, or purchase, a few more experienced arms? Or should the bullpen begin utilizing the minor league MVPs (Most […]

Ben Cherington Conservative Again with Off-Season Approach

As teams continue to open their wallets and dish out big dollars this off-season, the Boston Red Sox remain conservative in their approach. In spite of losing center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to free agency and potentially losing shortstop Stephen Drew as well, GM Ben Cherington seems to be replicating his off-season game plan from last […]

Can New Red Sox Reliever Burke Badenhop Buck the Trend of NL Central Flops?

As an encore to their 2013 World Series title, the Boston Red Sox kicked off the 2014 offseason by acquiring…middle relief pitcher Burke Badenhop. Not exactly the most awe-inspiring move to start your title defense, now, is it? The Red Sox shipped out a no-name minor leaguer (left-hander Luis Ortega — apologies if any of his […]

Looking Back: Was John Farrell Robbed of Manager of the Year Award?

Terry Francona absolutely deserved to win AL Manager of the Year this past Tuesday. In his first year in Cleveland he took a team that went 68-94 in 2012 to 92 wins and a wild card birth. During the winter before the 2013 season the Inidans added Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn, but many still […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: King of the Baseball World – Again!

1. Title Town – 8 championships in eleven years 2. Offense * Red Sox won the championship and hit .226 for the postseason * Red Sox struck out 165 times in 15 games or 11 times a game * Red Sox won last night with a four and five hitter (Napoli and Gomes) who hit a […]

Thoughts on Cardinals Walk-off Win Over Red Sox in World Series

The obstruction call was obviously (UNDERSTATEMENT ALERT) the big story from the Cardinals’ walk-off win in Game 3 of the World Series. (If you haven’t already seen it, or you’re into self-flagellation, you can check it out here. Just make sure you’re in a padded room or something. Seriously. That play singlehandedly cost me a […]

Lackey, Napoli Power Red Sox to 1-0 Victory Over Tigers in ALCS

John Lackey matched Justin Verlander pitch for pitch, and the Boston Red Sox managed to break through for a run on a 3-2 pitch from Verlander to Mike Napoli. Verlander’s 100th pitch went deep to left-center and the only run of the game gave the Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on […]