// Mark Teixeira

Week 6 Waiver-Wire Pickups: Nick Markakis, Mark Teixeira on the Rise

With a little over a month gone in the regular season, it might be time to start accessing the waiver wire and picking up players on the rise before its too late. Players such as Mark Teixeira and even Nick Markakis are startling to fly off the shelves in most leagues, so, including them, who […]

Ranking the AL East: First Base

It feels like the Red Sox just won the World Series and there is a long offseason ahead of us, but things have snuck up on us pretty quickly and Spring Training is now 12 days away. With baseball so close, three writers at Sports of Boston, Scott Siegler, Brian Roach, and myself, have felt […]

Red Sox Trade Matt Albers, Scott Podsednik for Craig Breslow

The 4 pm ET non-waiver trading deadline has come and gone, and it appears the Boston Red Sox are not hardcore buyers or sellers. The team made just a couple moves on the final day in which teams can make trades, sending both reliever Matt Albers and outfielder Scott Podsednik to the Arizona Diamondbacks for […]

Ciriaco Plays Hero Again as Red Sox Edge Yankees in 10 Innings

The Red Sox edged out a victory in 10 innings against the Yankees Sunday night, winning by a score of 3-2. The rubber match of the three-game weekend series in New York was highlighted by the pitching staffs of both teams. There was very little offense to speak of as Felix Doubront and Hiroki Kuroda […]

Ciriaco Triple Helps Red Sox Hold Off Yankees for 8-6 Victory

The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 8-6 in Game 2 of the weekend series in New York. Jon Lester was the starting pitcher and recorded a no decision. Lester had a much better outing this game than his recent starts, going six innings strong, allowing four earned runs on four hits with two walks and […]

Yankees Put Away Red Sox With Ease in Series Opener

The Yankees beat the Red Sox 10-3 on Friday night in Yankee Stadium. Aaron Cook who has been a bright spot in the Red Sox rotation, looked lost as the Yankees scored six earned runs against him in just four innings pitched. It looked as if things were going to go the Sox way as […]

Ciriaco Helps Red Sox Salvage Split Against Yankees in Doubleheader

The Red Sox and Yankees are adding another chapter to their historic rivalry with a four-game weekend series at Fenway Park, highlighted by Saturday’s doubleheader. Despite a 6-1 loss in the first game that saw Boston fall further back in the standings, the night game ended a 9-5 victory for the Red Sox, who are […]

Yankees Blast Beckett, Outlast Red Sox in Offensive Showdown

The Yankees defeated the Red Sox Friday night at Fenway Park by a score of 10-8. The Sox offense finally woke up after being stagnant on the road trip, only to be outmatched by the first place Yankees. The first inning of the game certainly drew the attention of the crowd. Josh Beckett did not […]

Red Sox Blow 9-Run Lead in Horrific Loss to Yankees

Bobby Valentine has had a rough week. First his sideshow debacle with Kevin Youkilis, and now another loss to the Yankees has the rage of the city of Boston at his office door. It looked like a brilliant day early on at Fenway Park late Saturday afternoon, with Felix Doubront quieting the high-powered Yankees offense […]

Red Sox Erred in Firing Francona, Should Cut Epstein Loose

It’s too late to undo firing Terry Francona, a rash decision born from the kind of rabid bloodlust that few fanbases besides Boston’s are capable of. But if John Henry wants to cut out the true cause of the Red Sox’s historic collapse, he needs to go one level higher and axe Theo Epstein. Player […]

Buchholz’s Eventual Return Likely Means Miller Back to Pawtucket

Sound the trumpets. Beat the drums. Bang the gongs. Do something with some other instrument. Clay Buchholz will soon be back with the Red Sox. The man with the 6-3 record and 3.48 ERA will finally stabilize a pitching rotation that has been ravaged by stomach illnesses and spot starts. The 1-2-3 punch necessary for […]

Lowrie Powers Red Sox Past Yankees in Slugfest

Josh Beckett entered Friday night’s game looking to chase the demons and beat the Yankees on their own turf. With a heavy curveball and a low-90′s fastball with movement, Beckett stymied the Yanks through the first five innings, allowing just one run on a Curtis Granderson blast in the third. As has been the case […]

Ryan Howard: Albert Pujols’ New Best Friend?

This week Ryan Howard became the newest star to be locked up for the long-term. Twenty-five million dollars a year for a player likely to be more suited as a designated-hitter than a first baseman within a year or two. The question becomes then, how much should a true first baseman, and better hitter to […]

Teixeira, Jeter Headline AL Golden Gloves; Youkilis Robbed?

The American League Golden Glove Award was handed out on Tuesday for the top-fielding player of each position based on how well each player performed throughout the year. Atop the list were Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees. Jeter won his fourth at shortstop while Teixeira won his third at first […]

Handicapping the AL MVP Race

Seeing as there’s less than a month left to the season, we can begin to predict what the award winners are going to look like. The one I’d like to take a look at is the AL MVP race, and this is because it will divide old school baseball fans and more sabermetrically-inclined fans for […]