The Red Sox called up outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. on Tuesday as Mike Napoli deals with an illness. Bradley, a gifted outfielder defensively, had one of the worst offensive seasons in Red Sox history last year, hitting .198 with 1 home run, 30 RBIs and a putrid .531 OPS.
I’ve done my absolute best to be optimistic about this pitching staff. Of course we all know how unproven the entire rotation was coming into this season, but it seemed like the five of them would be able to put it together. Each pitcher has had success in the past and the thought was they […]
After the most brutal winter in the history of Boston, the start of a new season of Red Sox baseball is just what we needed. The temperature is finally rising and there is legitimate buzz surrounding this team. Thanks to the additions of high-profile free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, the young players like […]
Rick Porcello hasn’t thrown a pitch for the Red Sox, but the team has made him a very rich man. The Red Sox, fresh off a big 8-0 win on Opening Day, have signed the 26-year-old free-agent-to-be Porcello to a four-year deal that covers the 2016-2019 seasons. Porcello will earn a $500,000 signing bonus, $20 […]
According to ESPN Boston’s Gordon Edes, a number of teams have begun preliminary negotiations with the Red Sox over Allen Craig, who can play the outfield, first base and third base. Sure, Craig was a disaster after coming over in the John Lackey trade, but he’s a definite major league hitter with a good amount […]
David Ortiz posted an article to The Players’ Tribune, Derek Jeter’s website, ranting and raving about old accusations surrounding his use of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Ortiz’s post was seemingly unprovoked. No one that I know of has said anything thus far this season about David Ortiz and PEDs. Don’t bring an issue to […]
Rusney Castillo is back on the sidelines due a strained oblique, leaving one less competitor (for now) vying for a chance to play centerfield. It was almost as if I saw Jeff Probst, host of Survivor, put out Castillo’s torch, and say “the tribe has spoken,” when I heard the news. Jackie Bradley Jr. may […]
Usually, when an animal makes its way onto the field when baseball is underway, it’s pretty humorous, especially when the antics provide a lengthy delay. The latest invasion, however, provides much more danger than fun. Apparently, the Chicago White Sox’ spring training facility in Glendale, Arizona has taken on scorpion house guests, though how many […]
Former Boston Red Sox third base coach Wendell Kim has died. He was 64 years old. Kim was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease following his retirement from baseball a decade ago. He last served as third base coach for the Cubs. Kim was third base coach for the Red Sox under Jimy Williams from 1997-2000.
The Boston Red Sox reportedly made an offer to the Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher, Cole Hamels, according to cbssports.com’s Mike Axisa. The Red Sox would rather trade major league players than their prospects, Mookie Betts and Blake Swihart, whom are the players the Philadephia Phillies were reportedly interested in a week ago.
The Boston Red Sox penned a three-year contract extension with left-handed pitcher Wade Miley to avoid arbitration. Miley was the only Red Sox player eligible for arbitration. The question is, was this three-year contract with an option for a fourth year to the tune of $19.25 million, $30.75 million if Wiley takes that fourth year, […]
Who is the best starting pitcher in the American League East? On paper, it looks like the Red Sox pulled a bad five-card hand with the starting five they’ll be laying out this season. A rotation of Clay Buchholz, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, Justin Masterson, and Joe Kelly looks brutal, and if it weren’t for an […]
Pedro Martinez was a Red Sox Legend, providing absolute dominance at the top of the rotation for years. He was rewarded for his effort by being inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame. But in an even bigger honor, Martinez, along with fellow 2015 inductees Randy Johnson, Craig Biggio and John Smoltz, were invited onto […]
There is no hiding the fact that this one stings. We had to tentatively say good-bye to the ace of the Red Sox pitching staff in July when he was traded to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes. With that there was still the sliver of hope that a deal could be worked out. Even […]
Multiple reports are confirming that free agent pitcher Jon Lester has signed with the Chicago Cubs for six year and $155 million. Lester was the most sought after pitcher on the free agent market. In Chicago, he will reunite with Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein. Epstein was the Red Sox general manager during […]