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What We Learned This Week: Tim ‘Tea Party’ Thomas; Pats ‘Moore’ Sterling Than Ravens

What we learned the week of January 20-27: 1. Tim Thomas hates the federal government. Not sure why anyone finds this surprising– he sounds just like every other middle-aged, multimillionaire white guy in the country. 2. Most Patriots fans suddenly discovered that there was a guy named Sterling Moore playing for their team. Now that […]

Red Sox Sign OF Cody Ross

After trading starting shortstop Marco Scutaro last week to free up salary, the Red Sox have already put their newfound financial flexibility to use. Pending a physical, the Red Sox have agreed with free agent outfielder Cody Ross to a one-year, $3 million contract, as reported Monday night by The Globe’s Peter Abraham and Tuesday […]

Report: Red Sox Trade Marco Scutaro to Rockies

The Red Sox have completed their quest to free up some payroll, trading shortstop Marco Scutaro for the Rockies for pitcher Clayton Mortensen, according to ESPN’s Jim Bowden. Scutaro, 36, will play second base in Colorado, who will also take on his $6 million salary. He had one of his best seasons last year, hitting […]

Breaking the (Piggy) Bank: Moving Red Sox Payroll

When the New York Yankees went ahead and revamped their starting rotation, trading for 23-year-old pitching phenom Michael Pineda and signing Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal, they immediately became the favorites to win the AL East again in 2012. On paper, that is. (Allow me this one glimmer of hope, please and thank you. […]

Red Sox Pick Up Option on Scutaro, Decline Options For Wheeler & Atchison

To kick off the offseason transactions, the Red Sox announced they will exercise their $6 million option on Marco Scutaro for the upcoming season, even though his role as a shortstop might not be clearly defined quite yet with Jed Lowrie also getting time at the position. Now 35 years of age, Scutaro is expected […]

Red Sox Survive Orioles 8-7, Remain Tied for Wild Card

The Boston Red Sox escaped disaster on Tuesday night, topping the Baltimore Orioles 8-7 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Boston remains tied with Tampa Bay atop the American League Wild Card standing with just one game remaining. The lineup produced a quartet of home runs while Alfredo Aceves earned his 10th victory […]

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 […]

Daniel Bard Blows Another Game, Blue Jays Win Late

For most of the game, Boston was in firm control, but the 8th inning was rough, as Daniel Bard blew the lead and gave Toronto a 5-4 win. Toronto seized the early lead in addition to the late one, scoring twice off John Lackey. With two on and two outs, Toronto put two more singles […]

Lester Gives up Three in First, Rays Complete Sweep

The Red Sox are in absolute free fall, and by the time they hit the ground, they might be looking up at the Tampa Bay Rays in the playoff race. Rays starter James Shields allowed just one earned run in 8.1 innings Sunday afternoon in St. Petersburg, and the Rays battered Jon Lester and the […]

Wakefield Again Denied 200th Win in 11-10 Loss to Blue Jays

The second heart-breaking loss in the last three games was arguably harder to swallow than the first, if for no other reason than that Tim Wakefield was so close—closer than he’s ever been—to his 200th win. Even so, this was an ugly game from the get-go, and both sides were to blame. When the dust […]

Red Sox Blow Out Blue Jays 14-0 in Toronto

The Red Sox snapped their two game skid on Tuesday, topping the Blue Jays 14-0 at Rogers Centre in Toronto. Offensive Explosion The offense was productive from top to bottom, with each starter except Dustin Pedroia recording a base hit. Marco Scutaro led the way with a 4-5 performance, driving in four runners with a […]

Josh Beckett Hurt as Pitchers Duel Tips in Blue Jays’ Favor; Red Sox Lose 1-0

It was a real pitchers duel in Toronto on Monday, and it resulted in a 1-0 loss in 11 innings for the Red Sox. Both teams struggled all day against each other, and neither could get a break. Finally, with two outs in the bottom of the 11th, Brett Lawrie hit a deep homer to […]

Kinsler and Hamilton Each Drive in Three as Rangers Crush Red Sox

If the Red Sox and Rangers face each other in the playoffs, the scorekeepers had best prepare: there will be runs, and lots of them. Sunday afternoon at Fenway was no exception. The Rangers banged out 15 hits and 11 runs against John Lackey and the Red Sox bullpen Sunday, winning the game and the […]

Sabathia, Yankees Bullpen Strand 16 Red Sox Base Runners

All good things must come to an end, including CC Sabathia‘s winless streak against the Red Sox this season and Boston’s explosive offense. Sabathia allowed just two earned runs in six innings Tuesday night at Fenway, and the Red Sox left 16 men on base, losing to the Yankees, 5-2. Boston now leads New York […]

Hurricane Irene Can’t Finish Red Sox From Finishing Athletics in Game 1

We all knew we were in for some crazy action with Hurricane Irene forcing a double header Saturday. With the rains coming in and causing multiple delays, Boston still handled their business in Game 1, easily defeating the Oakland Athletics 9-3. Dustin Pedroia started the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st inning; he […]