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2015 Red Sox Look Worse Than Last Place Teams of Past

It’s no secret that the cellar dweller Boston Red Sox have finished in last place in the American League East twice out of the previous three years (with a out-of-the-blue World Series win sandwiched in between). However, what should be eye-opening to Red Sox fans is how realistic it is to start to consider the […]

Eduardo Rodriguez to Make Major League Debut for Red Sox in Texas

Despite getting swept in three games by the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox have at least something to look forward to on their plane ride from Minneapolis to Arlington, Texas: the pitching debut of Eduardo Rodriguez. Manager John Farrell announced before Wednesday’s 6-4 loss that Rodriguez will be called up to get his first […]

The State of Red Sox Relief Pitching

Emphasis on bullpen depth combined with John Farrell’s creative utilization of pitching in the later innings was a major part of the 2013 World Championship season. What will happen in 2014? Should the Red Sox trade for, or purchase, a few more experienced arms? Or should the bullpen begin utilizing the minor league MVPs (Most […]

What’s the Difference Between the Red Sox and the Giants?

So here we are, sitting in the aftermath of the baseball season wondering what exactly is so special about the Giants. There are so many clichés that go along with winning that they are tough to sort through: defense wins championships; pitching wins championships; great hitting wins championships; a balanced team wins championships. When you […]

The Sad Truth About Josh Beckett

Watching the Red Sox blow an 8-2 lead on Friday night was a miserable experience. Even worse is the fact that Josh Beckett was out there for most of it, allowing six runs in five innings. Normally I would write this off as a bad game from a great pitcher; but it’s not that simple […]

Why the Red Sox Should Sign John Lackey

Jason Bay is casting off for free agent waters and the Red Sox decided not to pick up Alex Gonzalez’s $6 million option for 2010. Thus, the Sox are left with two gaping holes in their starting lineup. But Boston wunderkind Theo Epstein apparently had another position on his mind at the GM meetings last […]