// John Farrell

Slumping Will Middlebrooks Heading to Pawtucket

It would appear that questions surrounding the left side of the Red Sox infield have been temporarily answered. Will Middlebrooks was sent down to Triple-A Pawtucket Tuesday in a move that will hopefully help the slumping third baseman return to form and solidify for the time being Jose Iglesias and Stephen Drew as everyday starters. […]

Another Injury Setback for Clay Buchholz

According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe Redsox pitcher Clay Buchholz threw off a mound on Wednesday in Boston, but the session was cut short after only 18 pitches. Buchholz was immediately sent for an MRI. Buccholz has been on the disabled list since June 8 with a sore trapezius muscle. Before landing on the […]

John Lackey: A Tommy John Surgery Success Story

There were a variety of question marks hovering around the Boston Red Sox entering the 2013 season. Few loomed as large as starting pitcher John Lackey’s return after sitting out last season as he recovered from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Two months in, it is safe to say that question has been answered, and […]

Fantasy Owners Should Stay With Clay

After Clay Buchholz missed his turn in the rotation with an injury he may or may not have incurred from sleeping on his shoulder in a weird position, alarm bells immediately went off across the fantasy universe. True, the 28-year-old righty was off to the best start of his career with a record of 7-0 […]

Lester Pitches One-Hitter, Shuts Out Slumping Blue Jays

After a disastrous series against the Minnesota Twins, there were hopes on Friday night that the Red Sox would turn things around against the slumping Blue Jays. Sox number one starter Jon Lester did not disappoint. Lester was nearly perfect giving up one hit and striking out five in the complete game shutout. The one hit came off of […]

Red Sox Rebound After Tough 1st Inning To Defeat Astros

At first glance, the Red Sox didn’t look to be doing well out of the gate, but from the second glance onward, everything was fine, and the Red Sox dispatched the Houston Astros 8-4 to clinch the series and the best record in majors (17-7). After all, when you start off the game by giving […]

John Lackey Placed on Disabled List

The Red Sox have placed pitcher John Lackey on the 15-day DL with a right bicep strain. An MRI performed Sunday on John Lackey‘s right arm revealed an inflammation of the biceps, but fortunately no tear as was initially feared. Lackey had to leave Saturday’s loss at Toronto in the fifth inning, when his surgically […]

Red Sox Squeeze Out Win Against Blue Jays in John Farrell’s Return to Toronto

Boston Red Sox manager and former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell made his first return to the Rogers Centre since leaving for the Red Sox in the offseason. Welcomed with mixed reactions but mostly booing, Farrell noted that he loved Toronto, but has no regrets. The Red Sox were able to squeak out a […]

Reaction to Dan Shaughnessy’s “It’s hard to get excited about these Red Sox”

Heading into the 2013 season, the Red Sox are determined to turn things around and get back on top of a competitive American League East division. Going in with a fresh start, I’m curious of what will be different this season than last season. Will clubhouse issues still exist? Will the starting pitching improve? Did […]

Should the Red Sox Add Jackie Bradley, Jr. to the 2013 Major League Roster?

This spring training has been great for Boston’s young stud of a center fielder, Jackie Bradley, Jr. He boasts a .571 average and an OPS of 1.269 in 15 plate appearances. It may be a small sample size, but he has scored four times in five game and will be a great leadoff hitter with […]

What should the Red Sox do with Alfredo Aceves?

When Red Sox hired John Farrell, the first thought was forgetting the Bobby Valentine drama and the 2012 season and focusing on getting back on track for the 2013 season. Farrell is a perfect choice to manage the Red Sox, an organization hoping to move on from past troubles. But for those thinking that firing […]

SoB Crystal Ball: Predicting 2013 More Successfully than the Mayans

Now that it’s finally clear the Mayans didn’t bring about the end of the world, SoB can get down to business making some predictions for the new year. What sort of predictions, you ask? Fearless ones. Bold ones. Zero regard for possible Patriots playoff jinxes. Projected presidential candidates running on the Papa John’s platform. Celtics […]

The Changing Landscape of the American League East

Buckle your seat belts, ladies and gentlemen. This is not in the AL East we’re used to any more. After a turbulent regular season, marked by the Baltimore Orioles making the playoffs and the Boston Red Sox finishing in last place, the offseason that followed has been equally hectic. A flurry of big-name acquisitions by […]

Red Sox Sign Shane Victorino

On Tuesday, the Red Sox offered Shane Victorino a three year, $39 million deal, identical to Mike Napoli’s, which he quickly accepted. Victorino, dubbed ‘the Flyin’ Hawaiian,’ is 32 years old, and has played for the Padres, Phillies, and Dodgers over the course of his eight-year career. Victorino was obtained by the Dodgers in late […]

Should the Red Sox Consider Signing Zack Greinke?

With this year’s baseball free agent class, many questions arise about where the best free agents like Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton will end up. It is debatable of who is the best free agent. But, considering Hamilton’s off-field issues and asking price are scaring teams, it makes Greinke the best free agent out on the market. […]