Ben Cherington showed that he was ready to take charge when he traded Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Allen Webster, Ruby De La Rosa, James Loney, and other prospects. The Dodgers will absorb about $260 million of salary, which will free up some money for the Sox [...]
The Boston Red Sox have been in constant communication with the ex-New York Yankees first baseman/outfielder about contract negotiations, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe. Nick Swisher is one of the best options this offseason and the Red Sox need to fill the holes where he can fit in perfectly.
The Chicago White Sox recently declined the $13 million option for the 2013 season on Kevin Youkilis. After all that transpired over the 2012 season for Youkilis, it is very hard to imagine him back in a Red Sox uniform. However, the idea isn’t all that crazy, and may be downright logical. The Red Sox [...]
Franklin Morales is having an exceptional season for the Boston Red Sox, becoming a starter out of nowhere. Unfortunately the New York Yankees remain kryptonite against the former reliever, blasting solo home runs off of Morales on Friday night in a 6-4 Red Sox loss. This year Morales has allowed eight home runs to the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Fenway Park celebrated its 100th birthday as Boston Red Sox legends gathered before the game for a spectacular showing, but the New York Yankees crashed the party. Led by five solo home runs off of Sox starter Clay Buchholz, the Bronx Bombers lived up to their nickname and took the first game of the year [...]
It took three hours and 27 minutes of a rain delay and then seven innings of actual baseball Thursday night for history to repeat itself, but repeat it did. Josh Beckett beat CC Sabathia for the third time this season, and the Red Sox scored seven runs in the top of the seventh to beat [...]
If you like a challenge, sifting through the dozens of major league outfielders and trying to project their 2011 fantasy value should be right up your alley. There are thinner positions in the big leagues heading into this season… shortstop and third base, namely… but I always find the outfield to be the toughest to [...]
As titles go, Moneyball is a bit of a misnomer. When one thinks of the term “moneyball,” one might be inclined to think of playing baseball by spending lots of money. But the reality is that Moneyball, Michael Lewis’s 2003 bestseller, is about a general manager’s (Billy Beane if the Oakland Athletics) quest to put [...]
This weekend, Red Sox Nation will get their first look at Johnny Damon in a Tigers uniform. Do we still hold a grudge? Should the Yankees have let him go? Should we have picked him up?
With the Red Sox and Yankees set to square off on Opening Day on ESPN, the network has released a commercial featuring Sox starter Clay Buchholz and outfielder Nick Swisher watching TV together. Check out Clay’s singing skills below:
Perhaps the plane tickets were wrong. Perhaps there was some baggage-related mix-up. Whatever happened, the Red Sox offense never arrived in New York, losing the fourth game of this crucial late-season series to the Yankees 5-2. Damon and Teixeira’s back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning — off Daniel Bard, no less — may have [...]
Apparently I am not the only one who believes that Kansas City’s Zack Greinke is in trouble. The good people over at Sports Illustrated have it in for the young ace as evident by the fact that they decided to put him on last week’s cover. Like many other stories of sports lore, the “Sports Illustrated [...]