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2013 Red Sox Midseason Report Card

The Red Sox find themselves atop the American League East after the unofficial first half of the season, so let’s take a look at what’s gone right and what hasn’t for this 2013 team as I present a report card on the five key aspects of the team. Starting Pitching The Red Sox have used […]

Who Should be the Red Sox Closer Now and for the Future?

When Jonathan Papelbon signed with the Philadelphia Phillies two years ago, the Red Sox were confident that he would be easily replaceable. I even came to the thought that letting go of Papelbon was a smart idea. Since Papelbon’s departure, the Red Sox have made three deals for the closer position. Andrew Bailey, Mark Melancon  and Joel Hanrahan have […]

Lackey Solid Against O’s, Red Sox Win 5-4

John Lackey showed resilience on the mound as he guided the Boston Red Sox to an important 5-4 victory over the division rival Baltimore Orioles. Lackey entered Saturday’s contest coming off of a rough start in Tampa Bay last week, and it appeared his misfortune was fated to continue. The Oriole offense took the right-hander […]

Video: Uehara Tries to Speed Up Victorino’s Trip to the DL

On Friday, the Boston Red Sox made a flurry of moves, sending Ryan Lavarnway down to activate catcher David Ross from the 7-day disabled list, and calling up Jose Iglesias and Alfredo Aceves in response to placing Will Middlebrooks and Shane Victorino to the 15-day disabled list. For Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara, Victorino’s trip […]

Heeeere’s Jonny! Gomes Lifts Red Sox to Extra Inning Win over Twins

He’s hitting .183 on the season. His slugging percentage (.310) would be good if it were his batting average. The supposed lefty-masher has just six hits (albeit two home runs) in 37 at-bats against left-handed pitching – in other words, half his strikeout total in those plate appearances (12). Nonetheless, despite going hitless last night, […]

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: Bullpen – Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Bailey, Others

The Boston Red Sox had a pretty solid bullpen for most of the 2012 season. There were times when Alfredo Aceves, Andrew Bailey and other relievers had trouble closing out the game, but, overall, the entire bullpen put together one of the better ERAs in the AL. In 2013, the Red Sox have added a […]

What should the Red Sox do with Alfredo Aceves?

When Red Sox hired John Farrell, the first thought was forgetting the Bobby Valentine drama and the 2012 season and focusing on getting back on track for the 2013 season. Farrell is a perfect choice to manage the Red Sox, an organization hoping to move on from past troubles. But for those thinking that firing […]

2013 Red Sox Bullpen Breakdown

In 2012, the Red Sox bullpen was a disaster.  After the injury to Andrew Bailey in spring training, Alfredo Aceves became the closer and ended up leading the American League in blown saves.  The team blew 22 saves all together, which was tied for 3rd worst in MLB.  The closer in waiting was supposed to be Daniel Bard, who decided he wanted to be a starter instead.  That did […]

Why the Red Sox Should Have Never Offered Jacoby Ellsbury for Cliff Lee

So far in the Winter Meetings, the Red Sox have been aggressive with the signings of Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino, and Koji Uehara. Still, one of the biggest topics is Jacoby Ellsbury, who remains with the team, for now. When the Sox signed Victorino, questions surfaced of what the Sox will do with Ellsbury. The latest […]

Red Sox to Sign Koji Uehara

The Red Sox have just strengthened an already solid bullpen by adding another quality right-hander in Japanese reliever Koji Uehara.  Uehara is going to be 38 years old on April 3rd and some may be cautious about adding such an old pitcher.  The good news is, the deal is only for one year and that […]

Red Sox Trade Rumors: Bailey, Quentin, Danks, Uehara

It’s the winter meetings, and as usual, the Red Sox are extremely busy working the phones. With the help of MLBTR, Twitter, and other resources, here’s the latest going on with the Red Sox on the trade market… Andrew Bailey The Red Sox are in discussions with the A’s about closer Andrew Bailey. In some […]

Scutaro Error Proves Costly as Red Sox Fall to Orioles

Marco Scutaro’s throw sailed into right field. Boston’s playoff hopes may have sailed away with it. Scutaro’s two-base error on a throw to second base in the third inning allowed the winning run to come home in the Baltimore Orioles’ 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Tuesday night at Camden Yards, the Orioles struck […]