// John Henry

Red Sox Tell Bill James to Stop Joe Paterno Talk

Bill James is the father of modern statistical analysis in baseball. He’s a pioneer in the field and deserves a lot of credit for the team’s successful pickups in the early part of the new Red Sox regime. He clearly knows his baseball…so much that the Red Sox signed him as a senior adviser in […]

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. […]

Bobby Valentine is the Red Sox Manager, So Let Him Manage!

Owner John Henry said this in October of 2011: “Larry Lucchino runs the Red Sox.’’ That was made clear when new general manager Ben Cherington was sent on a hunt for a new manager of the Red Sox soon after Terry Francona was fired. Cherington soon found out that Lucchino was making the decision on […]

Looking Ahead to Soccer at Fenway This Summer: Liverpool vs. Roma

Ladies and Gentlemen, Soccer is back at Fenway this summer! Fenway Sports Management announced last Wednesday that Liverpool will play Italian club AS Roma at Fenway on July 25 as a part of Liverpool’s preseason North American tour. Yes, the last time the beautiful game graced the friendly confines of Fenway Park was during the […]

Valentine-Management Power Struggle Already Defining Red Sox Season

In the middle of November, hopeful managerial candidate Dale Sveum met with Ben Cherington in Milwaukee. He was joined in the meeting by owners John Henry, Tom Werner, and President of Baseball Operations Larry Lucchino. Cherington had already met with Sveum once, and the second meeting undoubtedly served as a way for Cherington to present […]

It’s Been Target Practice for the Boston Sports Media

This is “The Dead Zone” in the sports calendar. It begins the Monday after the Super Bowl and usually ends with the opening tip-off of March Madness. Included in that Dead Zone is the charade of pitchers and catchers playing long toss in late February while local media members take advantage of the timing to […]

Why Are the Red Sox Being so Frugal?

Last offseason, the Red Sox made noise. The 2011 season was all about Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, and speculation about the greatest team ever. We all know how that turned out. Nowadays, the Sox find themselves with a raincloud of shame and embarrassment hovering over them. Critics believe this team is incomplete and they have […]

Dan Duquette Finally Back in Baseball as Orioles GM: What’s Next?

In a year where it seems like every team has been hunting for a general manager, dozens of names have been tossed about: former GMs, assistant GMs ready to take over for their current team or accept a promotion with another team, and long-rumored potential candidates like Kim Ng. One name that didn’t get much […]

Which Team is Better Operated: Red Sox or Patriots?

As the Red Sox continue their plunge into chaos and ruin on the likes of which a team can never recover (emphasis on never), the Patriots appear to be cruising along to another playoff run. I can’t help but compare them. Two months ago, if you asked the experts to name some of the model […]

John Henry “Opposed” Signing Carl Crawford

In an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Felger & Mazz, John Henry revealed a lot over the 1.5-hour interview. He said that Larry Lucchino will return as the team’s CEO, his wife Linda Pizzuti would not take over the team in the event of Henry’s sudden passing, and that ownership was not the source […]

Don’t be Fooled by the Propaganda from Red Sox Ownership

Beer, KFC, pill-popping, video games, fighting…sounds pretty fun. Unless you’re part of the professional baseball team that experienced the greatest collapse in Major League history–apparently that makes people a little upset. As has been highly reported, the Red Sox have imploded. Sweet. But the fact of the matter is that had the Red Sox had […]

Did Francona’s Marriage Issues, Use of Painkillers Affect Job Performance?

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona had a tumultuous eighth and final season with the Red Sox. His team was on pace in late August to win 100 games, but as we know, there was a lot of trouble in the Red Sox clubhouse. The fact that certain starting pitchers didn’t really care whether the […]

Red Sox Owner John Henry Injured on Yacht

John Henry reportedly fell on his yacht Friday night and had to be hospitalized. He did not attend a scheduled news conference following the departure of Terry Francona as a result. According to WBZ NewsRadio 1030, Henry waked off the yacht with a neck brace on before getting into an ambulance. He was taken to […]

The End of an Era: Terry Francona Out as Red Sox Manager

How did we get here? How did the best team ever not even qualify for October baseball? How did the team that loaded up in the offseason by signing Carl Crawford and trading for Adrian Gonzalez and was seen as the clear favorite in the American League finish third in its own division? How did team […]