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Video: Jackie Bradley Jr. Makes Catch Against Monster, Doubles Runner Off First

Jackie Bradley Jr. is batting .203 with a .290 on base percentage for the 2014 season. His slugging percentage is a paltry .292, and in case you’re wondering, no, it’s not good when your OBP and your SLG are equivalent (unless your name is Barry Bonds, maybe). In the past seven days, Bradley has (somehow) […]

2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Preview

For the past ten years, trading card companies like Topps have relied heavily on vintage style card sets to help keep collectors interested in the hobby. Sets that feature card designs that have ranged anywhere from the 1960s all the way back to the early 1900s. This week Topps continues their annual look into the […]

Red Sox Place Victorino on 15-Day DL, Bradley Recalled for Season Opener

Shane Victorino was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring this morning, bringing Jackie Bradley, Jr. back up to the major league team for the Red Sox season opener against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. Victorino recovered from thumb surgery that took place in December in time for Spring Training only to […]

Managing Expectations: A Red Sox Fan’s Guide to Overcoming the World Series Hangover

What do you do for an encore after winning the World Series? This is the question that has been nagging me more and more as the 2014 season rapidly approaches. (I guess it’s already here, but do games in a British penal colony really count? I say no.) Unless the Boston Red Sox pull a […]

MLB Fines Red Sox for Lineup vs. Marlins

This might explain why Red Sox owner John Henry decided to tweet his frustration about the entire ordeal with the Marlins. According to Alex Speier’s sources, Major League Baseball levied a fine against the Red Sox for the lineup they fielded against the Miami Marlins last Thursday. League rules stipulate that a minimum of four […]

What Will Replace the Beards for the Red Sox in 2014?

Ladies and gentlemen, spring training is here, the 2014 season has begun, and the Boston Red Sox title defense is underway. Pitchers and catchers have reported to Fort Meyers. Dustin Pedroia has already taken batting practice. Ryan Dempster decided he could do without $13 million and took a sabbatical. And true to their word, the […]

Ranking the AL East: Second Base

Continuing our position by position ranking of the AL East, today’s focus is second base. If you missed last week’s make sure to check it out here. These rankings are a way to ramp up for the baseball season and to incite your own thoughts on the rankings. At the end of the piece feel […]

A-Rod Suspension Set at 162 Games

After a long an arduous process A-Rod’s appeal of his suspension has finally been settled. Originally at 211-game ban, the suspension has been reduced to 162 games including the playoffs. It remains to be seen whether Rodriguez’s camp will take legal action to reduce the suspension ever further or even do away with it completely. […]

Can New Red Sox Reliever Burke Badenhop Buck the Trend of NL Central Flops?

As an encore to their 2013 World Series title, the Boston Red Sox kicked off the 2014 offseason by acquiring…middle relief pitcher Burke Badenhop. Not exactly the most awe-inspiring move to start your title defense, now, is it? The Red Sox shipped out a no-name minor leaguer (left-hander Luis Ortega — apologies if any of his […]

Red Sox Add Three to 40-Man Roster, Future Begins to Take Shape

Yesterday, the 20th of November, represented the deadline for Major League teams to finalize their 40-man rosters. For those who are not as familiar with the intricacy of baseball rosters, the 40-man roster represents the players who are eligible to play on the 25-man Major League roster. During the offseason however, the 40-man roster is used to […]

Even with Surplus Starting Pitching, Red Sox Should Stand Pat

A quick glance at the Red Sox roster and you will see six quality starters on the Red Sox roster with five spots to fill. With an extra starter it would make sense to trade a veteran arm (Jake Peavy, John Lackey or Ryan Dempster) to free up some cap space in order to focus […]

Red Sox Change Ticket Structure; Prices Go Up 4.8 Percent

As is expected after a World Series Championship, the Red Sox front office recently raised prices for the 2014 season. Overall the tickets show a 4.8% increase over last year’s prices. However, this increase is more complicated than raising prices equally across the board. The Red Sox, following suit with many other MLB teams, are […]

Red Sox Interested in Carlos Beltran?

It feels like the Duck Boats are still being docked; yet the MLB hot stove is already warming up. George A. King, of the New York Post, is reporting that the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox are interested in arguably the best player from the team they vanquished in the fall classic just […]

MLB Expands Instant Replay, Enables Challenge System for 2014

Major League Baseball took a giant step forward on Thursday when it was announced that the league would adopt a new instant replay system in the 2014 season, one which allows for managers to challenge any call on the field, aside from balls and strikes. Assuming 75% of the owners agree to the change, teams […]

Major League Baseball’s Instant Replay Problem

In 2008, Major League Baseball began to review difficult home run plays, allowing umpires to come together and discuss the potential need to check a video replay to get a correct call. While that same rule still applies today, the 2014 season will likely welcome new uses of instant replay for base running, plays at […]