// Justin Masterson

Right Idea? Red Sox Bring in Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, Justin Masterson

The Red Sox were pretty active in the final day of the Winter Meetings, trading for Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, and signing Justin Masterson to a one-year deal for $9.5 million. Well it looks like the Red Sox are certainly making big news in the offseason, but is it for the right reasons? First and […]

Rain Delay Doesn’t Stop Sox in 8-1 Win Over Cleveland

After getting blown out on Thursday night 12-3 on Terry Francona’s return to Fenway as Indians manager, the Red Sox had a tougher test on Friday night with former Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson on the mound for the Cleveland Indians. But, the Sox came out strong winning 8-1 with John Lackey having a great […]

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 […]

Pink Bats Explode for Red Sox in Dominant Mother’s Day Blowout

Mother’s Day has a good ring to it at Fenway Park. The most memorable game the Sox played was the “Mother’s Day miracle”, when they scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles in 2007 for a dramatic win. Sunday’s game between Boston and the Cleveland Indians might not […]

Doubront Shines in 4-1 Victory, Pedroia Keeps Streaking

The Red Sox aren’t accustomed to winning games at Fenway Park this season. In fact, Boston won consecutive games at their home park for the first time all year on Friday night. The 4-1 win over Cleveland was highlighted by a terrific outing by southpaw Felix Doubront, who held the Indians lineup to just three […]

Red Sox Bullpen Spoils Erik Bedard’s Debut in Loss to Tribe

The Red Sox bullpen folded Thursday night after two straight games without allowing a run to the Cleveland Indians. Catcher Carlos Santana hit a two-run home run off Franklin Morales, and the Indians scored twice more off Andrew Miller to give the Indians a 7-3 victory and series split. Coupled with the Yankees’ 7-2 victory […]

Crawford Flashes Power, But Indians Beat Red Sox 3-2

The Cleveland Indians were not expected to be among baseball’s best teams in 2011. After the sweep at the hands of the Texas Rangers to begin the season the Indians were supposed to be a rebound for the struggling Red sox. Nearly two months later, the Indians are the first team to 30 wins and […]

Errors Prove Costly as Indians Clobber Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox continued their four-game series against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday night at Fenway Park. Making his long-awaited return from the disabled list was Jacoby Ellsbury, playing in just his tenth game of the season. On the hill for the Red Sox was Jon Lester, who had lost all three of his starts […]

Justin Masterson-Victor Martinez Trade Revisited

When the Red Sox acquired Victor Martinez from the Cleveland Indians last July they sent Justin Masterson and prospects Nick Hagadone and Bryan Price to the Tribe. With Jason Varitek struggling mightily, Sox fans were thrilled to acquire an All-Star caliber catcher to take over. Certainly Victor Martinez has performed with the Red Sox, hitting […]

Masterson Masterful; Sox Bullpen Battered in Defeat

The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians continued their four-game series Wednesday night at Progressive Field. The Red Sox had won both of the first two games of the series and were going for the series victory. On the hill for the Red Sox was Clay Buchholz, who coming into the game was tied for […]

Strikeouts for Cheap

In a standard 5×5 league, strikeouts are extremely important. Heck, it is 1/5 of your pitching stats. Even in expanded formats, you could be trying to get K/9. So, free agency will usually only have those high strikeout rates in the form of relief pitchers. Where do you find those stud starting pitchers for bargain […]

Masterson Gets New Opportunity With Indians

Remember that commercial for Olympia Sports where Justin Masterson gets in a taxi and the driver gushes about him? Well for now, those days are over. As part of the trade that put Victor Martinez in a Red Sox Jersey, Masterson was the odd man out. He now finds himself in Cleveland in a role […]

Indians Trade Catcher Victor Martinez to Red Sox, LaRoche Dealt to Atlanta

After days of speculation and with just minutes to spare, Boston.com reports that the Cleveland Indians have finally traded All-Star catcher Victor Martinez to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for pitchers Justin Masterson, Nick Hagadone, and Bryan Price. Right after that, the Sox dealt newly acquired 1B Adam LaRoche to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for 1B Casey […]

Nomar Returns, Sox to Send Five to All-Star Game

This past week saw some exciting events from the All-Star selections to return of a Fenway favorite for the first time in nearly five years. The Red Sox had a complete homestand this week as they finished their series against the Mariners and had visits from the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals. The […]

Sox Offense Dominates Early as Smoltz Gets First Win

John Smoltz pitched five strong innings to record his first win in a Red Sox uniform and Kevin Youkilis belted two home runs as the Sox punished Kansas City’s pitching for a 15-9 win. The game was all Boston from the start, as the offense scored nine runs in the first four innings. Youkilis, Jason Varitek and […]