// John Lackey

ESPN’s Offseason Grade for Red Sox is Not Too Far Off

About a month ago, ESPN put up an article about the grade of all the moves and different positions that the Boston Red Sox, and every other MLB team, made, and the Red Sox received a B. That’s it a straight-out B. I may be an optimist with this team, but I think this type […]

How Many Games Will the 2013 Red Sox Win?

It’s never easy to try and predict how many games any team will win, especially in baseball, and especially entering a year where the Boston Red Sox find themselves in one of the strongest divisions — on paper, that is. It’s unclear as to how things will really play out, especially with all the players who […]

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 […]

Clay Buchholz’s Hamstring Another Cause for Concern for Red Sox Staff

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz suffered a mild hamstring strain last Tuesday during Spring Training fielding drills, and while both the pitcher and team have been optimistic that the injury isn’t a big deal, there is still serious cause for concern. The Red Sox have been plagued over the last few years by […]

Will the Red Sox miss Daisuke Matsuzaka?

On Feb. 23, 2007, the Red Sox signed Daisuke Matsuzaka to a six-year deal worth $52 million. The Sox paid $51 million to the Seibu Lions to even negotiate with Matsuzaka. Even though a lot of money was spent for Dice-K, it was all worth it at the time because the Sox desperately needed an ace in the rotation. […]

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 […]

Red Sox-Dodgers Trade: Winners and Losers

Last week, the Red Sox and Dodgers completed a nine-player blockbuster trade that reshaped both teams. The Red Sox unloaded Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto, and the injured Carl Crawford to the Dodgers in exchange for James Loney and prospects. The biggest return the Red Sox received was that the Dodgers agreed to pay […]

Blockbuster Complete: Red Sox Trade Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett to Dodgers

Just when you thought this 2012 Red Sox season was getting a little bit boring, Boston rocks the entire sports world. A trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers of epic proportions has been completed on this Saturday morning, sending Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto to L.A. in order to help Boston […]

Red Sox Trading Gonzalez, Beckett, Crawford to Dodgers?

According to an initial report by ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers are discussing a potential groundbreaking blockbuster of a trade which has rumored numerous notable names. The possibility of a trade involving players cleared through waivers could center around Adrian Gonzalez or Josh Beckett, both of whom were claimed […]

Buchholz Dominates in Complete Game Win, Middlebrooks Injured

The Red Sox took game two of the series against Cleveland on Friday night. Behind an outstanding pitching performance from Clay Buchholz, the Sox were able to edge the Indians 3-2. The game had a “here we go again” feel to it when Asdrubal Cabrera blasted his 13th home run of the season off of […]

John Lackey Seen Double-Fisting Bud Light Beers in Red Sox Road Clubhouse

Red Sox pitcher John Lackey, who has missed the entire season due to recovery from Tommy John surgery, is apparently quite thirsty. Hey, a man’s got to drink right? Well, this man, who was at the center of the team’s “chicken and beer” controversy during last September’s historic collapse, apparently prefers Bud Light (two of […]

Could John Lackey be the Infamous “Snitch”?

Since the historic collapse last September, there have been rumors going around that there is a rat in the Boston clubhouse. Kevin Youkilis was accused of being said rat, but after being shipped off to the White Sox, the rat still seems to be at large in the Red Sox organization. That begs the question […]

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 […]

In Defense of Josh Beckett

Talking about Josh Beckett is nothing new in Boston. In 2006, Red Sox fans were excited and unsure about acquiring him. We knew what he was capable of after watching him dispatch the Yankees in the World Series when he was only 23 years old. However, the Red Sox were forced to give up the […]

John Lackey: Beer & Fried Chicken Talk “Retarded”

Just when it seems we’re ready to finally move on from last season’s Red Sox collapse, leave it to Dan Shaughnessy and John Lackey to bring us right back. The veteran reporter has always been conscientious, and his column in Tuesday’s Globe about Lackey reflected just that. He likely took note of every single word […]