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Red Sox Sign Cordero for Potential Bullpen Depth

With spring training just underway, the Boston Red Sox have potentially added some depth to the bullpen by signing former closer Francisco Cordero to a minor league deal. That’s a very big “potentially.” While he has over 300 career saves and arrives with the benefit of having played for John Farrell before, Cordero hasn’t pitched […]

Ben Cherington Conservative Again with Off-Season Approach

As teams continue to open their wallets and dish out big dollars this off-season, the Boston Red Sox remain conservative in their approach. In spite of losing center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to free agency and potentially losing shortstop Stephen Drew as well, GM Ben Cherington seems to be replicating his off-season game plan from last […]

Can New Red Sox Reliever Burke Badenhop Buck the Trend of NL Central Flops?

As an encore to their 2013 World Series title, the Boston Red Sox kicked off the 2014 offseason by acquiring…middle relief pitcher Burke Badenhop. Not exactly the most awe-inspiring move to start your title defense, now, is it? The Red Sox shipped out a no-name minor leaguer (left-hander Luis Ortega — apologies if any of his […]

Video: Kaz Uehara, Koji’s Uehara’s son, on Red Sox Game 6 Win

Kaz Uehara, the son of Red Sox closer Koji Uehara, gave another adorable sound-byte during FOX’s postgame coverage on Wednesday night after Boston won its eighth World Series championship with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. FOX’s Erin Andrews asked: “How hard are you going to celebrate tonight, Kaz?”. Kaz responded: “Crazy.” Bring […]

Red Sox Defeat Cardinals 6-1, Earn Third World Series Crown in 10 Seasons

The Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to claim the franchise’s eighth World Series crown. But out of all eight of those World Series titles, this one was different. This one stands out. As the Red Sox players hoisted the trophy at Fenway, they finished their ascent from the dregs of Major League […]

Jonny Gomes Powers Red Sox to Even World Series at 2-2

With two down and two runners on in the sixth inning, Jonny Gomes came up to the plate as Mike Matheny went to his bullpen after Lance Lynn (0-1) allowed a bloop hit to Dustin Pedroia and a four-pitch walk to David Ortiz. The right-handed reliever Seth Maness came in and was locating his sinker […]

Video: Koji Uehara Strikes Out Jose Iglesias; Red Sox Win ALCS

Koji Uehara won the ALCS MVP for his performance against the Tigers. He was credited with three saves and a win in the series, closing out the Tigers in Game 6 by striking out Jose Iglesias. Check out the video: Your browser does not support iframes.

Koji Uehara Wins 2013 ALCS MVP

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara won the ALCS MVP for his performance against the Tigers. In all four Red Sox wins in the series, Uehara was credited with three saves and a win. Of the pressure on him to perform, Uehara told FOX’s Erin Andrews through a translator he “almost threw up.” Uehara and the […]

Jon Lester, Koji Uehara Lift Red Sox to 3-2 Edge Over Tigers in ALCS

Koji Uehara retired the final five batters for his second save of the series and Jon Lester got his second win in three postseason starts as the Boston Red Sox won a 4-3 nail biter over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.  Lester allowed two runs in 5.1 innings of work, walking three and allowing seven hits in […]

Lackey, Napoli Power Red Sox to 1-0 Victory Over Tigers in ALCS

John Lackey matched Justin Verlander pitch for pitch, and the Boston Red Sox managed to break through for a run on a 3-2 pitch from Verlander to Mike Napoli. Verlander’s 100th pitch went deep to left-center and the only run of the game gave the Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on […]

Sanchez, Tigers Nearly No-Hit Red Sox to Win Game 1 in ALCS

With one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, left fielder Daniel Nava roped a ball up the middle for a single. Although few in the Fenway crowd would have expected it, this was Boston’s first and only hit in a showcase of masterful pitching by Detroit that guided the Tigers to a 1-0 […]

Red Sox Advance to ALCS with 3-1 Win Over Rays

They may be itchy, they may be unruly, but the beards will live to grow another day. The Boston Red Sox will be playing in the American League Championship Series. Shane Victorino drove in the go-ahead run in the 7th inning with an infield hit, Craig Breslow recorded five huge outs in relief of Jake […]

Rays Walk Off with 5-4 Win Over Uehara, Red Sox in Game 3

Two blinks of an eye, two swings of the bat, two home runs. Evan Longoria hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to tie the game at 3-3, then Jose Lobaton hit a home run of his own off closer Koji Uehara with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Tampa […]

As Postseason Unfolds, Starting Pitching Will Remain Critical for Red Sox

The Red Sox now own a 2-0 lead in the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays and have demonstrated prolific offensive prowess, solid starting pitching, and lock down relief pitching. However, as the post season continues to unfold, it is the starting pitching staff that will prove to be more crucial than anything else. Starting […]

Koji Uehara Back in 2014: This Good or Bad?

When the Red Sox signed relief pitcher Koji Uehara this past offseason, the deal was announced as one year for $4.25 million. However, WEEI’s Alex Speier reported the other day that Uehara is about to hit a previously unknown contract milestone that will keep him in Boston for the 2014 season as well. Uehara’s contract states that if […]