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2012 Red Sox Preview: Infielders

The stink of Super Bowl XLVI has finally cleared. The ancient Celtics are limping through a season sabotaged by the lockout. The Bruins look stuck in a rut. So let’s talk Red Sox! Starting this week and continuing throughout Spring Training, Sports of Boston will preview the entire roster of the 2012 Red Sox. We’ll […]

Longoria, Upton and Kotchman all Homer as Rays Rock Red Sox, Cut Wild Card Lead to 3

When nothing is going right, nothing is going right. Such was the case Thursday night at Fenway, when a freakish broken-bat grounder led to four runs by the Tampa Bay Rays, who homered three times to beat the Red Sox, 9-2, and cut Boston’s wild card lead to three games. Broken Bat Ends Up Breaking […]

Pawtucket Claims Division Title for First Time Since 2003

A long season reached another milestone for the Pawtucket Red Sox on Saturday night when they defeated Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 12-7, as Pawtucket locked up the International League North Division championship for the first time in eight years. Pawtucket won 12-7 on the strength of a 5-run first inning and a 7-run eighth inning. They will play […]

Valuable Commodities: An Update on the Red Sox Top Prospects

Now that the dust has settled from the trade deadline and we’ve begun to see the early returns on some of the moving players, it seems an appropriate time as ever to evaluate the Red Sox prospects—or what’s left of them, anyway. The farm system took a hit in the offseason, when Anthony Rizzo, Casey […]

Red Sox Walk Off with Win in 11 Innings

The Sox almost wasted a stellar outing from Josh Beckett, but they came through in the clutch as they squeaked by Minnesota by a score of 2-1 in the 11th inning to take 3 of 4 from the Twins. Pitching wasn’t the issue tonight as Beckett once again shined bright. He went 7.0 strong innings […]

In Defense of Theo Epstein After Buck Showalter’s Criticism

Also Read: SoB’s Mike Carlucci thinks Buck Showalter brought up some good points about Theo Epstein and the Red Sox fat wallet. Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter is no fan of Theo Epstein. In the April edition of Men’s Journal, Showalter said that overpaying for players because you have the highest payroll in Major League […]

Red Sox Spring Training (3/14-3/20): Rotation Set Thursday, Roster Trimmed Twice

Sports of Boston’s coverage of Red Sox Spring Training rolls on! April 1 fast approaches, and the Red Sox Opening Day roster is definitely taking shape. Terry Francona announced Wednesday that Jon Lester would open the regular season against the Texas Rangers in Arlington. On Thursday, Francona set the rest of the starting rotation. John […]

Red Sox Spring Training (3/7-3/13): Roster Trimmed, Gonzalez Debuts Saturday

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s continuing coverage of the Red Sox’s Spring Training! Opening Day is less than four weeks away, and we’ll be be right there every day leading up to it. Nine games in seven days is a lot of games, but we’ve got recaps for every one of them. But even […]

Red Sox Spring Training (2/28-3/6): Lester Gets Flu, Gonzalez Takes BP

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s weekly recap of all things spring training. After sweeping Boston College and Northeastern University, the Boston Red Sox began Grapefruit League action with an 8-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins to round out opening weekend. This week the team played a full slate of games, and we’re happy to […]

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up: Opening Weekend

Welcome to Sports of Boston’s Spring Training Wrap-Up! Every week, we’ll recap all the week’s Red Sox spring training games. We’ll mention who looks good, who looks bad, and which minor leaguers just might be making an appearance at Fenway this season. Let’s get things started with Boston’s opening weekend, in which they played split-squad […]

Red Sox 2011 Shortstop Preview: Marco Scutaro

We continue our week-long series of previews with shortstop Marco Scutaro. Signed as a placeholder to keep the seat warm for Jose Igelsias, who you’d think is the second coming of Ozzie Smith with all the Sox generated hype, the only thing I liked about the Marco Scutaro contract (two years/$12.5 million) was its length. Offensively, Scutaro regressed […]