// Mike Napoli

New Offseason, but Same Problems for the Red Sox

Ben Cherington is at it again. And by that I mean doing next to nothing to put the Red Sox in a position to be competitive next season. As free agents are slowly coming off the board, the Red Sox look no better off than they were at the end of a dreadful 2012 season. […]

Would Lance Berkman Make a Good Addition for the Red Sox?

One of the Red Sox needs this season is a first baseman. There are several options, including Mike Napoli and Adam LaRoche. Playing at Fenway Park, Napoli has a .462 average, while LaRoche has a .083 average. Napoli is seen as the better option because he dominates at Fenway and he has flexibility around the field. But according to […]

Red Sox 2012 Offseason: Rebuilding through Trades

The Boston Red Sox have a lot of choices to make this offseason, and with a relatively weak free agent class (outside of the mega contracts that will go to Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke), the Sox are left with limited options. Their late season salary dump of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and […]

Mike Aviles’s Bloop Single in 9th Propels Red Sox Past Rangers

When the Texas Rangers tied the game in the sixth inning at one run a piece, the game certainly had the feel of another loss for the Boston ball club in what has been a difficult 2012 season. However, if there’s one thing we’ve learned about the team this year, it’s that they always manage […]

Red Sox Clobbered in Texas to Start Road Trip

The Red Sox began one of their most significant stretches of the 2012 season on Monday night, as the team opened a three-game series with the Texas Rangers. Unfortunately, the Sox bats were quiet and starter Felix Doubront couldn’t contain the Rangers lineup, with Boston falling to Texas by a final score of 9-1. The […]

Red Sox All-Star Snubs Atchison, Saltalamacchia a Step Behind the Field

On Tuesday the American and National Leagues will square off as All-Star representatives meet in Kansas City where the two leagues battle for home field advantage in the 2012 World Series. For the eighth time in his career, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz heads to the game, this time with the honor of being the […]

Rangers C Napoli Helps Drop Red Sox to 4-8

Hey, at least they’re better than 2-10! OK, but 4-8 isn’t much to be proud of. The Red Sox fell four games under .500 again after dropping another game to the Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday. Mike Napoli was the latest nemesis, blasting a go-ahead 2-run home run in the fourth inning and a back-breaking, bases-loaded […]

Lester Hit Hard, Rangers Practice Home Run Derby Cruising to 18-3 Victory

Jon Lester has been one of the most consistent pitchers for the Red Sox the past few seasons. The past two years have brought Opening Day honors to the lefty. While the team was off to a slow start, Lester turned in two solid outings, each good enough to deserve the win under normal circumstances. […]

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 […]

Different Month and Same Result, Sox Fall 4-0 to Texas Rangers

Red Sox Seek Revenge, Same Result as Opening Day As the Red Sox landed in Texas late last night, more was on their mind than the half game deficit they have with the New York Yankees. The Rangers put the Red Sox in an 0-3 hole way back in April leaving a bitter taste in […]

Homer-Happy Rangers Complete Red Sox Sweep in Texas

The Boston Red Sox, so highly touted for their off-season acquisitions, had the opportunity to make a statement against the American League-champion Texas Rangers and reassert their dominance in the MLB. They did not. In an Opening Weekend series in which the Rangers swept the Red Sox and outscored them 26-11, including beating Boston 5-1 […]

Mike Napoli: The Next Boston Catcher?

Last week, the Red Sox put in a waiver claim for Angels’ catcher Mike Napoli. It was unlikely a deal would be reached, even with the Angels struggling, and Napoli remained a Halo. However, with the Angels passing him through waivers in the first place, and a team in need of catching (the Sox) publicly […]

Red Sox Playoff Run Could Go Any Way

There are only a handful of games left (12 and counting to be exact) and the Red Sox are right in the midst of another run to the postseason. Boston doesn’t have another night off as they roll through Kansas City and New York before ending on a home stand against Toronto and Cleveland. Winning seven […]

Angels Force Game 4 After Extra-Inning Win

Mike Napoli launched two home runs off an ineffective Josh Beckett, and the Angels outlasted the Red Sox 5-4 in 12 innings. Napoli finished 3-5 with those two HRs, three RBI, and three runs scored, including the game-winning run in the 12th on an Erick Aybar single. Beckett was hit hard and hit often, lasting […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 25 (9-22 – 9-28)

The fantasy baseball season has officially come to an end. The laughter, the tears, the tears, the tears, and more tears. Oh god the tears. I personally have been curled up into a ball and sobbing like a little baby. Since this is the very last Wrap-Up of the 2008 season, we will not be […]