// John Smoltz

Green With Envy

It’s no secret that Red Sox pitching has been a bit bleak lately. Josh Beckett has gone from the team’s Ace to their Joker. If he’s any worse, he’ll be the “Rules for Draw and Stud Poker” card. Hideki Okajima and Takashi Saito have been ho-hum out of the pen. Tim Wakefield is injured too much to […]

Smoltz, Penny Dominate the NL – Why?

This past offseason, the Red Sox became the land of the reclamation projects. The signings of Takashi Saito, John Smoltz, and Brad Penny were seen as low-risk, high-reward moves. Saito has worked out pretty well, but Smoltz and Penny were largely seen as busts. Theo Epstein cut ties with both pitchers, who then found new […]

Wagner Joins Red Sox, Big Papi Back to Hitting Walk-Offs

A weekly column taking a look at the sports stories that left us asking the question, “did that just happen?” In no particular order… Billy Wagner is traded to the Red Sox Despite all of the debate this was potentially going to cause, apparently the Red Sox management thought it was worth it to trade […]

Red Sox Looking Wild

After another Red Sox/Yankees series the Sox have once again fallen on tough times and are now pretty much looking to just secure a spot in the playoffs through the wild card. Boston had a decent week, which they started out rough after losing their lead in the wild card race to Texas, but gained […]

Smoltz Wins in Debut With Cardinals

Well, it wasn’t quite a perfect game, but John Smoltz pitched his best game of the season. He fanned nine batters, including seven straight at one point, en route to a 5-2 St. Louis victory over the San Diego Padres. He told MLB.com that people will be surprised…and I’m sure critics are. After limping through […]

Smoltz Looks for New Start in St. Louis

John Smoltz is preparing to make his debut in a Cardinals uniform Sunday and if St. Louis’ luck continues, he will have a stellar performance. The Cards have had some recent luck in picking up some new acquisitions. The addition of Matt Holliday turned out to be a steal. Although he is a free agent […]

What Remains for John Smoltz

John Smoltz’s signing with the Red Sox this past off-season was supposed to supplement their rotation by providing them with another ace once he recovered from off-season shoulder surgery. However, for the former Atlanta Brave, the results were far from optimal, with only some initial success. Pitching for the first time in his career in […]

Youkilis Suspended, Remy Makes Return to Fenway

An all-Red Sox edition this week, in no particular order… David Ortiz opens up about his name being on the 2003 steroids list After making everyone wait to hear what his story would be on the situation, David Ortiz finally spoke out in a press conference, admitting that he was “careless” about buying over-the-counter vitamins […]

Pedro Martinez on the Verge of a Comeback?

Eat crow. It’s an English idiom that means humiliation by admitting wrongness or having been proven wrong after taking a strong position. I recently had to eat crow with a certain player you might know- John Smoltz. You might remember the stance I took on John Smoltz’s Fantasy Value before he took the mound for the first time […]

Sox Suffer Through Worst Week of the Season

After a good end to the series in Baltimore last Sunday, the Red Sox had an off-day followed by a trip down to the Trop in Tampa Bay for a short two-game series with the Rays followed by a trip to New York for a longer four-game series with the Yankees over the weekend. Neither […]

John Smoltz Designated for Assignment

WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox have designated John Smoltz for assignment, effectively cutting him from the team. The future Hall of Famer ends his inglorious Boston career with a 2-5 record and an 8.33 ERA in eight starts after signing a one-year, $5.5 million base contract, plus roster bonuses. The Red Sox also promoted […]

Yanks Bats Blast Sox 13-6

The Red Sox needed a win to keep up with the Yankees in the AL East. However, what they got what a whoopin’ instead. The Yankees, vowed to avenge their 0-8 record against the Sox on the year, unleashed their bats to get their first win against Boston this year. New York bashed their way […]

Epstein Does it Again, Acquires Martinez in Exciting Week

The Red Sox only finished this past week going 3-3, but still managed to have quite a deal of excitement thanks to Theo Epstein and his great work once again at the trade deadline. The Sox did not manage to get Roy Halladay, but did wind up with two strong new bats to help give […]

Boston’s Creaky Champs

This town is one hell of a sports mecca. Let’s get that out of the way to start. Like the real Mecca, it seems like people of a certain age are drawn to make a pilgrimage here, usually towards the end of their careers. The Founding Father of this website, Kevin Garnett himself (peace be […]

Smoltz Stumbles, Bats Lacking as O’s Avoid the Sweep

For the first two games of this series, it looked like the slumbering Boston offense had woken up.  But today, facing talented Baltimore righty David Hernandez, it turned out that they had simply gotten up to pee before going right back to sleep again.  John Smoltz took the 6-2 loss to send the Red Sox […]