// Jose Iglesias

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 […]

2013 Red Sox Depth Chart: Shortstop – Stephen Drew, Pedro Ciriaco, Jose Iglesias

This offseason, the Red Sox filled a void they had up the middle with the signing of Stephen Drew, younger brother of J.D. Drew and will also wear No. 7, to a one-year, $9.5 M deal. It was a great signing in my opinion on many fronts. Yes, they overpaid for another Drew, but it is […]

Red Sox Should Have Kept Pedro Ciriaco at Shortstop for 2013

One of the biggest questions that faced the Red Sox was the shortstop situation. Were they going to stick with Jose Iglesias? Sign a free agent? Eventually, the Red Sox signed Stephen Drew to a one-year deal worth $9 million, which signals that the Red Sox are likely sending Iglesias back to Pawtucket. The Red […]

Not Another Nancy: Red Sox Sign Stephen Drew

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly signed shortstop Stephen Drew to a one-year $9.5 million contract, an effective rental for the 2013 season while shortstop Jose Iglesias develops in the minor leagues. Stephen, the brother of former Sox outfielder J.D. Drew, as well as former MLB pitcher Tim Drew, was considered the strongest free agent […]

Proposing a Red Sox-Indians Trade Involving Cabrera, Choo, Masterson

While the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays are making big trades, re-signing existing players and extending their superstars, the Boston Red Sox have basically stood pat for the start of the MLB offseason. One move that would make sense involves trading multiple prospects from the Red Sox to the Cleveland […]

Is Jose Iglesias the Next Starting Shortstop for the Red Sox?

The Red Sox seem to change shortstops on a yearly basis. Every year it’s a new face. Every year they find a guy who actually ends up being pretty good (Orlando Cabrera, Mike Aviles, Alex Gonzales) and every year they ship him out like nothing happened. Jose Iglesias could be the end of this revolving […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 15: Spears, Sox Go Streaking

The Pawtucket Red Sox continued the journey back to the IL North penthouse this week, moving to within half a game of first place Lehigh Valley. Pawtucket hosted what will hopefully the last rehab stint of the season, as Carl Crawford batted 4-for-12 with a stolen base over three games. Boston called up reliever Junichi […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 12: Not 7, Not 8, but 9 Straight Losses

The Pawtucket Red Sox have finally fallen back to Earth. After sweeping the Bisons in Buffalo, Pawtucket was swept in Syracuse, then returned home and was swept by Louisville and has lost the first game of a four-game series against Charlotte. The skid drops the Sox to second place in the IL North. On Sunday, […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 11: Just Like Patriots, Red Sox Sweep Buffalo

The Pawtucket Red Sox have enjoyed a great start to their second trip to upstate New York, taking all four games in Buffalo before dropping the first two games of a four-game set against the Chiefs. In Thursday’s voting update for the AAA All-Star Game, Pawtucket’s Ryan Lavarnway led at catcher and Pedro Ciriaco led […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 6: Podsednik Makes Good First Impression

The Pawtucket Red Sox just keep on tearing through the International League. A 6-1 week against three different teams expanded the Sox’ lead in the IL North from one half to three games. Daisuke Matsuzaka made his second rehab start, but Boston manager Bobby Valentine was unimpressed and announced that Daisuke would be making two […]

Pawtucket Red Sox 2012 Preview

I’ll be writing a weekly article this season recapping the previous week of the Pawtucket Red Sox. For those not familiar with Minor League Baseball, Pawtucket is the highest level affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and plays in the International League. The IL consists of 14 teams split up into three divisions, with Pawtucket […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (3/26-4/1): Boston Sets Rotation, Infield

Opening Day is less than a week away. Who’ll be starting Thursday in Detroit became a lot clearer this week, when the Red Sox hammered out their infield and starting rotation. They optioned both Jose Iglesias (.200 BA, five RBIs in nine games) and Lars Anderson (.343 AVG, eight RBIs in 18 games) to Pawtucket […]

The Case for Keeping Mike Aviles

The post-Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox have been notorious for their revolving door at shortstop. Since the 2004 trading deadline, the Sox have employed Orlando Cabrera, Edgar Renteria, Alex Gonzalez, Julio Lugo, Jed Lowrie, Nick Green, Alex Gonzalez (again), and Marco Scutaro. That’s eight different starting shortstops in only seven-and-a-half years, and Scutaro was traded […]

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 […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (3/5-11): Offense Clicking Early

One thing is clear a week into Spring Training: this Red Sox team can hit. In going 4-2-1 this week, the Red Sox averaged over five runs a game. Even with Jose Iglesias missing Sunday’s “B” game with a strained right groin, this crop of hitters look just as formidable as the league-leading 2011 Red […]