Baseball — America’s National Pastime — is rich with unwritten rules tradition. You don’t bunt with two strikes, your power hitter bats cleanup, and your starters pitch every fifth day. Now that the Boston Red Sox are pulled off the patented “worst-to-first-to-worst,” they’ll be breaking one of those rules. Red Sox manager John Farrell announced […]
In 2013, it seemed like everything Red Sox Manager John Farrell touched turned to gold. 2014 hasn’t nearly been the same, and Wednesday night’s loss to the Blue Jays was no different. Joe Kelly and the Red Sox were up 2-1 in the 7th in Toronto when Edwin Encarnacion hit a lead off double on […]
After losing out on the Jose Abreu sweepstakes and then plummeting to last in the American League East, the Red Sox and their fans needed the acquisition of Rusney Castillo simply for morale’s sake. With Victorino’s injuries and Jackie Bradley Jr.’s sudden inability to hit a baseball, the Red Sox’s outfield grew desperate for reinforcements […]
Tuesday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays started off reasonably well for Mike Napoli, with a first inning single that allowed him to eventually score on a double by Will Middlebrooks. Then the game took a turn for the worse for the Red Sox first baseman, as he struck out swinging in the third, then was […]
There is no better literal representation for the headache of a season Xander Bogaerts has had for the Red Sox this year than the 89 mile-per-hour changeup the 21-year-old took off the head Friday night. Bogaerts’ night at the plate said it all, really. His first at-bat he crushed a Felix Hernandez pitch well over […]
It’s been three weeks since the infamous Jon Lester trade that sent him and outfielder Jonny Gomes to Oakland for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, and the Red Sox starting rotation really hasn’t been the same since. Lester, the team’s best starter and home grown talent, was dealt at the trading deadline in an attempt to bolster […]
It’s been a lost season for the Red Sox, but the same can’t be said for the Angels, who have beaten the Red Sox three straight times and are in first place in the AL West. THe third win in this stretch, though, was very costly, as the team lost its best pitcher, Garret Richards […]
Jackie Bradley Jr. was sent down to the Pawtucket Red Sox on Monday. When asked by reporters about the move, he said he was “disappointed” in himself. The truth is the Red Sox should be disappointed in themselves for not handling this player better. The mishandling of Bradley began last season when the Red Sox had […]
Ted Williams. Carl Yastrzemski. David Ortiz. Does he belong in the same sentence with the other two Red Sox legends? Well, after a two-HR night on Saturday, Ortiz has certainly entered the conversation: Your browser does not support iframes.
Even after the team shipped out a fifth of the 25-man roster, including its two best starting pitchers in Jon Lester and John Lackey, the Red Sox just keep coming up with reasons for fans to tune in after the trade deadline. First, it was the potential awkwardness of Stephen Drew and Chris Capuano switching dugouts to […]
After arriving late to yesterday’s game against the New York Yankees, newly acquired Yoenis Cespedes will make his debut for the Boston Red Sox today. He is in right field batting cleanup behind David Ortiz. Cespedes, of course, was acquired from the Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline for Jon Lester, who will coincidentally be making […]
The Boston Red Sox have traded John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals in return for first baseman-outfielder Allen Craig and right-handed pitcher Joe Kelly. The Cardinals will also receive minor league pitcher Corey Littrell and cash considerations. Craig has been with the Cardinals since the beginning of his career in 2006, and plays both first base and […]
The Red Sox dealt a starting pitcher on Wednesday — no, not that one. Boston traded lefty Felix Doubront to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later. That player will be sent to the Red Sox after the Rule 5 Draft and is expected to be a low-level prospect. Doubront has been […]
The Red Sox have scratched lefty Jon Lester from his scheduled start on Wednesday in lieu of all of the trade rumors swirling around him and the team. Brandon Workman will be called up from Triple-A start in Lester’s place.
Chris Capuano thought he saw his last Major League baseball diamond in 2014, but he was wrong. The New York Yankees announced Thursday afternoon that they will be acquiring the left-hander from the AAA minor league Rockies affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, in exchange for cash.