// Oakland A’s

Report: Red Sox Interested in Gio Gonzalez

The Red Sox are “extremely high” on Oakland A’s left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez, according to a report from ESPN’s Gordon Edes. Edes said that Red Sox GM Ben Cherington acknowledged the Sox weren’t expected to sign either C.J. Wilson or Mark Buehrle, but they may target Gonzalez, who is emerging as one of the top […]

A’s Announce Return of Curt Young as Pitching Coach (Thank You!)

The Oakland A’s announced via their Twitter page that Curt Young will be heading back to the Bay Area as the team’s new pitching coach. He served in that capacity from 2004-2010 before spending a disastrous year in Boston in 2011. Young had joined the Sox staff to replace John Farrell, who bolted to become […]

Red Sox Acquire 1B/OF Conor Jackson

Late last night just minutes before the waiver deadline, The Red Sox traded for Oakland A’s utility OF/INF Conor Jackson and cash in exchange for minor league pitching prospect Jason Rice. Jackson has played in 102 games for Oakland this season batting .249 with 4 HR and 38 RBI. He’s expected to join the big […]

Crawford, Gonzalez Power Lackey, Red Sox to Sweep A’s

Back on the mound Sunday for the Red Sox was John Lackey, who was previously on the disabled list with a right elbow strain, otherwise known as “time to clear your head.” Lackey’s wife has been battling cancer, and that, along with his horrendous on-field performance (8.01 ERA heading into Sunday), have combined to make […]

A’s Tie Game in 9th, Drew Rescues Red Sox in 14th for 9-8 Win

In a game that seemed to go on forever, the Red Sox finally emerged victorious in a game they had to win thanks to the most unlikely hero. Before all that, the Sox seemed to have the game in the bag. Boston had a 7-3 lead entering the ninth inning before Jonathan Papelbon, in a […]

Red Sox Survive Shaky Start, Roar Back for 8-6 Win Over A’s

Clay Buchholz had another mediocre showing on the mound but was bailed out with major run support from his Red Sox teammates, who managed to break their 4-game losing streak with an 8-6 win over the Athletics on Friday night. Coming back from a 4-0 deficit after the top of the 1st inning, the Sox […]

Red Sox Out-Slug A’s To Help Buchholz Get First Win

Another day, another lefty. The Red Sox faced a tough lefty starter for the gazillionth time this season, meaning their lefty-heavy lineup was going to be swapped around again. Terry Francona sat David Ortiz against Oakland’s Gio Gonzalez, opting instead to play Kevin Youkilis (DH), Marco Scutaro (SS), and Jed Lowrie (3B). The lineup changes […]

A.L. West Fantasy Preview

With all due respect to the A.L. West, most of the offense you want is on Texas. Now, don’t take that as a sign that talent isn’t elsewhere in the division. Oakland seems to have the market cornered on the best starting pitching, but don’t go there for first choice offense. The Angels have both […]

Papelbon Trade Was Discussed With A’s, White Sox

Looking from a distance, trading Jonathan Papelbon may seem silly. The team’s biggest weakness in 2010 was their bullpen, and other than Daniel Bard, Papelbon was the only semi-reliable relief pitcher. He has amassed 188 saves in five full seasons as a closer, with a career 2.22 ERA with a 1.03 WHIP. He’s had three […]

The Forgotten Red Sox Avoid Sweep, Beat A’s

With the Red Sox pretty much out of the playoff chase, and the Patriots regular season starting off with an impressive win on Sunday against the Bengals, whatever the Red Sox did Sunday really didn’t matter. Whether you care or not, the Red Sox still have to play out the September schedule, meaning they did […]

Tough Loss: Sox Fall to A’s 4-3

The west coast isn’t friendly to the Red Sox. It doesn’t matter what point in the season the team sets their watches back three hours; it seems like the a trip to the left coast always comes during a slump. After losing on Friday with Clay Buchholz recording just three outs before an early exit, […]

Win Eludes Wakefield Again, Sox Fall 5-4

In perhaps the final start of his long major league career (more on that in a second), Tim Wakefield had a very…well…Wakefield-like outing. Of his 6 innings pitched, five were outstanding, and one was a disaster. Add it up, and he allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits and two walks with five K’s. […]

Dice-K Leads Red Sox Past A’s, 2-1

Losers of eight of their last 11 games heading into Monday night, the Red Sox needed someone to stop the bleeding. Unfortunately, the wildly inconsistent Daisuke Matsuzaka was on the hill. Fortunately, my previous statement was later proven to be inaccurate, as Dice-K reversed Boston’s fortunes, leading the Sox to a 2-1 victory on Monday […]

Big Papi Powers Red Sox to Victory

The Boston Red Sox faced off against the Oakland Athletics on a beautiful Wednesday night at Fenway Park. The Red Sox were coming off a solid come-from-behind victory in which they fell behind 4-0 but came back to win the game in convincing fashion, 9-4. On the hill for the Red Sox was Daisuke Matsuzaka, […]

Oakland’s Dallas Braden Throws Perfect Game, Silences A-Rod

Oakland A’s pitcher Dallas Braden threw the 19th perfect game in MLB history on Sunday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays. It took 107 pitches for Braden to reach perfection and it was the first perfect game in the majors since last season when Chicago’s Mark Buehrle threw one against…Tampa Bay. As great as a […]