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Yankees Captain Derek Jeter to Retire After 2014 Season

That sound you hear? That’s the sound of 29 teams other than the New York Yankees groaning after learning they’re going to have to come up with another parting gift to give to another Yankee legend and first-ballot Hall of Famer. One year after greatest-closer-of-all-time Mariano Rivera completed his farewell tour of Major League Baseball, […]

A Red Sox Fan’s Guide to Jonny Gomes’s Commemorative World Series Tattoo

In case you missed it, Jonny Gomes got an enormous tattoo commemorating the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. No, seriously: How sick is this?! pic.twitter.com/ADLNlj0q2q — Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) February 7, 2014 Once I got over just how incredible that tattoo is — and went out and got one inked for myself, of […]

Former Red Sox Curt Schilling Diagnosed with Cancer

Curt Schilling just can’t seem to catch a break, can he? Set to appear in the booth for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcasts this coming MLB season, the 47-year-old Schilling has been diagnosed with cancer, according to his statement. “I’ve always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges,” […]

Should the Red Sox Extend David Ortiz? Survey Says No

I fully understand the reasoning behind the Boston Red Sox extending David Ortiz, and him bringing the subject up in interviews. For the Red Sox, Big Papi has been a rockstar for the franchise both on and off the field, delivering three parades down the Charles and assuming a huge (omni)presence in the Boston community. […]

David Ortiz Deserves Contract Extension From Red Sox

Big Papi wants a little more of Boston before his career is over. Last week David Ortiz said it may be “time to move on” to spur talks about a contract extension with the Boston Red Sox.  Some reporters thought this move by Papi was outrageous. I think it is a pretty shrewd business move […]

Circling Back to Stephen Drew

In my first ever post for Sports of Boston I wrote about how the Red Sox should bring back Stephen Drew on a two-year deal. Three months later and not much has changed on Drew’s front. His agent Scott Boras is still waiting for a market to materialize and the Red Sox hold all the […]

Red Sox Ink Deal with Grady Sizemore

The Red Sox signed 31-year-old center fielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year $750,000 contract Wednesday. He has not set foot on a major league field since 2011. During that season his offensive stats were decent at .224/.285/.422 over 71 games. Since 2009, he has had a number of injuries preventing him from playing baseball, a […]

Yankees Land Masahiro Tanaka for $155 Million

After reportedly whittling his decision down to five teams, including the Boston Red Sox, Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka has decided to sign with the New York Yankees, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. The deal is for a reported seven years and a whopping $155 million, and includes an opt-out clause after the fourth year. The […]

What the Clayton Kershaw Contract Means for Jon Lester

Yesterday it became official, the Dodgers extended Clayton Kershaw to a monster 7 year $215 million dollar contract. The $30.7 million AAV trumps the previous record one year $28 million dollar contract signed by Roger Clemens in 2007. The one thing that is different from all these other large contracts is that Kershaw is probably […]

Jerry Remy’s Future Uncertain

He played for the Red Sox from 1978-84. He started broadcasting on NESN in 1988. He is one of the most respected sports broadcaster in the New England area and is the first president on Red Sox Nation. Jerry Remy is a part of New England and it seemed that he would continue to serve […]

Video: Charles Barkley Berates Patriots Fans, Says We Take Team for Granted

On Saturday, Charles Barkley attended the New England Patriots’ 43-22 win over the Indianapolis Colts as a guest of owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick. Afterwards, he had some choice words for Patriots fans, which can be seen below. (Warning: Barkleys drops some strong language in the video.) So Mr. Barkley, you think we take […]

A-Rod Suspension Set at 162 Games

After a long an arduous process A-Rod’s appeal of his suspension has finally been settled. Originally at 211-game ban, the suspension has been reduced to 162 games including the playoffs. It remains to be seen whether Rodriguez’s camp will take legal action to reduce the suspension ever further or even do away with it completely. […]

Former Red Sox (Kinda) Adam LaRoche Kills Catamount

Okay, so Adam LaRoche appeared all of six games with the Boston Red Sox during the 2009 season, one of three teams he played for that year. The Red Sox acquired him from the Pittsburgh Pirates before the trade deadline, only to flip him to the Atlanta Braves nine days later. He accrued five hits […]

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 […]

A-Rod to the Red Sox: A Decade that Wasn’t

It’s December 2003, and the Red Sox have just completed a deal for Rangers superstar shortstop and reigning AL MVP, Alex Rodriguez. It looked like the Player’s Union would scrap the deal because Rodriguez had to alter his contract to come to Boston, but ultimately the deal was approved. In exchange for Rodriguez, the Red […]