// John Smoltz

Smoltz to Pitch in Pawtucket; Majors Next Week

The long awaited arrival of John Smoltz to the Red Sox rotation may only be days away. The Boston Globe is reporting the 210 game winner will make his debut next Thursday against the Washington Nationals. Tomorrow night Smoltz will make an abbreviated rehab start in Pawtucket. As for the logjam Smoltz’s arrival will create […]

Should the Red Sox Trade Brad Penny?

The Red Sox have a great problem on their hands. They have a strong five-man rotation with two pitchers (Clay Buchholz and John Smoltz) knocking on the door and ready to contribute right away. The logical move would be to trade Brad Penny, but why fix something that isn’t broken? SoB’s Mike offers his take. […]

2009 Red Sox Preview: Starting Pitching

With only a few short weeks until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, let us take a look at who we should expect to see in Fort Meyers.  The starting rotation is pretty set, but there will be a number of guys vying for the final rotation spot and some new faces who will provide insurance policies […]

Red Sox Rolling the Dice on Baldelli, Smoltz

The Red Sox may have missed on the big fish this offseason in Mark Teixeira, A.J. Burnett, CC Sabathia, and Derek Lowe and saw the Yankees sign the first three, however, they have not stopped bringing in veterans to fill holes in the roster.  They signed Brad Penny to bolster the rotation and Josh Bard […]

Red Sox Sign Rocco Baldelli

The Red Sox filled a spot in their bench Thursday by signing New England-native Rocco Baldelli. The former Rays outfielder will probably back up J.D. Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Jason Bay in the outfield. To make a spot for Rocco on the 40-man roster, the Sox designated knuckleballer Charlie Zink for assignment. Baldelli is only […]