// Matt Barnes

Kimbrel’s Effect on the Red Sox Bullpen

The Red Sox made headlines on Friday night with their surprising acquisition of Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres, marking Dave Dombrowski’s first significant roster move in Boston. Kimbrel immediately becomes the closer for the Red Sox since he has been one of the most dominant relievers in the history of the game, and […]

Red Sox Bullpen Silences O’s at Fenway

Whenever the Red Sox decided to go with a “bullpen game” on Saturday afternoon against the Orioles at Fenway Park, they also likely expected some kind of football score to be the final outcome. Red Sox hitters held up their end of that arrangement in scoring eight runs in the contest, but surprisingly seven Red […]

Why Do the Red Sox Still Trust Jean Machi?

Believe it or not this is a serious question: why on the good, green Earth do the Red Sox continually put “Mean” Jean Machi into games in key situations? When Koji Uehara was lost for the season the team tried having Machi replace him in the closer role, which we can say was a resounding […]

Barnes Struggles in First Start for Red Sox

Monday’s start against the Indians at Fenway was supposed to be a positive step in the right direction for Matt Barnes. The team and its fans were hoping Barnes could build on his solid pure stuff and minor league performance as a Major League starter. His results were unimpressive out of the bullpen to start […]

Red Sox Bullpen Sleeper: Matt Barnes

Much has been made about the poor performance of Red Sox starting pitchers in 2015, and how it has contributed to the team’s last-place standing. That criticism is justified, of course, but there is a sense that placing so much blame on the starters is shielding the team’s relievers from the criticism that they rightfully […]

Red Sox Relievers Providing Anything But

Red Sox management has scrambled to have effective relief pitchers available at the major league level for each game this week. Matt Barnes, Heath Hembree, and Steven Wright have all been involved on one day or another. I can’t keep track, but Sean McAdam was kind enough to catalog all the changes made over the […]

Red Sox Weekly Round Up: Joe Kelly and Clay Buchholz Shine Early

After the most brutal winter in the history of Boston, the start of a new season of Red Sox baseball is just what we needed. The temperature is finally rising and there is legitimate buzz surrounding this team. Thanks to the additions of high-profile free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, the young players like […]

Philadelphia Phillies Scouting 3 Red Sox Players

The Philadelphia Phillies are doing some background work on three Boston Red Sox players reports Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. The Phillies are reportedly scouting pitcher Matt Barnes, catcher Christian Vazquez, and second baseman/outfielder Mookie Betts. This is not yet a deal only a team doing their homework on players in the Red Sox system, something […]

Trading Jon Lester Could Ignite a Red Sox Dynasty

I love Jon Lester. As a native New Englander with a passion for baseball, I have always admired the intensity Lester brings to the mound every fifth day. He has been a reliable starting pitcher since his first full season, making at least 31 starts every year since 2008, and his 21 starts this season rank […]

Red Sox trade Jake Peavy to the Giants

On Saturday the Boston Red Sox agreed to a trade with the San Francisco Giants that will send right-handed veteran pitcher Jake Peavy back to the west coast. Boston receives right-handed minor league reliever Heath Hembree and left-handed minor league starter Rafael Escobar in the deal.

Red Sox Face Dilemma with Jon Lester

Jon Lester is the ace of the Boston Red Sox, but for how much longer will he hold that title? Lester is set to become a free agent following the 2014 season, in which he will have the ability to sign with any team that offers him a contract, which means that his time in the Red […]

Red Sox Should Invest in Youth; Look Beyond 2014

What exactly was the 2013 season for the Boston Red Sox? A miraculous journey from Spring Training underdogs to bearded kings of October? A triumphant year of destiny inspired by the tragic events of the Boston Marathon? Hardly. The reality is that the 2013 World Series was purchased by the Red Sox, as free agents like Mike […]

Buy or Sell? Red Sox Have Bright Future Despite 2014 Woes

When the July 31 trading deadline arrives, teams across the landscape of Major League Baseball will be forced to acknowledge the standings, and recognize where they belong in the pennant race. There is plenty of time between now and then for teams like the Boston Red Sox to reverse their poor fortunes and ride momentum […]

Don’t panic…but Red Sox should begin pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton

For the first time in John Farrell’s managerial tenure with the Boston Red Sox, the team has dropped four consecutive games after being swept at Fenway Park by the Detroit Tigers. Boston scored just three total runs in the series, and now has a 20-23 record as we approach the month of June. For the […]

Promising Pitching Prospects: Ranaudo, Barnes, and Owens

Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in just over a week. Besides Jon Lester, Koji Uehara, and other major league pitchers of the World Champion Red Sox team, top minor league prospects will join them on the field in Fort Myers, Florida. Top prospect pitchers that quite possibly could be at JetBlue Park include […]