// Josh Beckett

Masahiro Tanaka prefers Boston, New York or Los Angeles

According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has narrowed his ideal places to play in Major League Baseball to three cities: Boston, New York and Los Angeles. We’ve heard that the Red Sox could be a dark horse candidate for the 25-year old right-handed pitcher, but how realistic would […]

Josh Beckett to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

According to USA Today, Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett will undergo season ending surgery. The team made the announcement on Saturday. Soon after speaking with team doctors, the Dodgers decided that it would be best for Beckett to undergo a surgery that will relieve pressure on the nerve in his neck that has been giving him […]

Carl Crawford’s Comments About Boston Media Far From the Truth

Carl Crawford is starting to become one of those players that is a huge bust, no matter where he ends up. Crawford began his career in quiet Tampa Bay, where the media coverage is minimal. He typically didn’t have to face the music too often with the media during his time there, even if he […]

A Few Ways to Fix Major League Baseball

Are you someone that watches baseball?  Have you ever been to a game at Fenway, or another ballpark?  Have you ever been REALLY bored while doing these things?  If you just said “Yes,” you are not alone. With the success of the NFL and its ability to change its rules from year to year, which in turn […]

What Should the Red Sox do with Alfredo Aceves?

It’s safe to say that the 2012 season for the Red Sox was a complete disaster, from the Bobby Valentine drama to the departures of several key players, including Kevin Youkilis, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett. Another notable headache was pitcher Alfredo Aceves. With Andrew Bailey on the disabled list to start the […]

Looking Back: Red Sox Dumping Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett Still a Good Move?

When the news broke on August 24 that the Red Sox would be shedding Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford AND Adrian Gonzalez’s contracts, the first thought on most observers’ mind was “What’s the catch?” Much to everyone’s surprise, there was none. The Red Sox found a saving grace in the Los Angeles Dodgers and their new […]

Our Long (Red Sox) National Nightmare is Over

Back in the 1930s, a man named Frank Winter docked a pair of schooners in the small coastal town of Wiscasset, Maine. His intention was to use them to ship lumber and coal up and down the New England coast, but before the plan materialize, Winter died. The people of Wiscasset, being Mainers, weren’t about […]

Should the Red Sox Fire Bobby V? SoB Debates…

Nick: To quote Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, this season has been nothing short of miserable. Last place in the division. Who knows how many games under .500. A worse record than the San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, and Kansas City Royals, not to mention the playoff contending Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles. And they shipped out […]

Well, Now What? The Aftermath of the Red Sox-Dodgers Blockbuster

Shipping Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, and Josh Beckett out to the Los Angeles Dodgers opens the door to nearly endless possible moves for the Red Sox to make for next season and future seasons. Boston’s ownership saved roughly a quarter of a billion dollars in this trade and landed two top pitching prospects. Talk about […]

In Defense of Josh Beckett

When someone decides to write The Big Book of Baseball Aces, Josh Beckett will be nothing more than a footnote. His win-loss record of 89-58 and 4.17 ERA over his six and a half year stint with the Red Sox has been totally mediocre, compared to both the premiere starting pitchers of his generation and […]

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 […]

Red Sox’ Gonzalez, Beckett Placed on Waivers

Last night, it was reported by Sean McAdam that Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez had been placed on waivers. Earlier today, Josh Beckett was also placed on waivers. Gonzalez is due just under $5 million for the remainder of this season, and over $20 million per year for the remainder of his contract. Beckett […]

Sox Players Skip Pesky’s Funeral, Sink Lower in Fans’ Esteem

If you asked me if this team could sink any lower a week ago, I would have responded with “how could that happen?” It’s no secret the 2012 campaign has been a dark cloud on the franchise’s history. There have been plenty of reasons to dislike this team ever since September of last season. Yet […]