// Ricky Romero

Do the Blue Jays Have the Best Starting Rotation in Baseball?

One thing’s clear: the Toronto Blue Jays have made the biggest moves in baseball this offseason. Even after acquiring Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio and other pieces from the Miami Marlins, and signing Melky Cabrera, the team made another big move, adding R.A. Dickey in a trade with the Mets. Looking at […]

Red Sox Offense Powers Past Blue Jays

The Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays 10-4 in a matinee game on Wednesday. The Sox were led by a strong pitching performance from Jon Lester, and an explosion of offense early in the game. Similar to last night’s game, Brett Lawrie led off with a double to left field. Colby Rasmus followed with a […]

Bats are Silent Once Again as Sox Fall to Jays, 3-1

The Boston Red Sox have started the new season almost as poorly as the last. With Wednesday’s 3-1 loss at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays, the Sox will head back to Fenway with a 1-5 record, barely better than last year’s 0-6 opening. Taking the loss was Jon Lester, who pitched the Red […]

Blue Jays Rising in the AL East

On Thursday in the Grapefruit League the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox 3-2 in what could be called a meaningless spring training contest, however heads are beginning to turn at the Jays currently hold a 23-5 record. The game was started by Alfredo Aceves for the Sox, who looked solid over the […]

Sputtering Red Sox Come Out Flat Against Jays, Lose Again

For the second straight night, the Red Sox faltered North of the border, dropping the series finale to the Blue Jays 7-4. Ricky Romero finally managed to beat Boston, surrendering 3 runs in 6.2 innings. All of those runs came late for the Red Sox as Romero had batters guessing for most of the night. […]

Wakefield Guides Red Sox Past Blue Jays; Lester Hits DL

With news of Jon Lester hitting the disabled list on Wednesday, the Red Sox were left with 3/5 of their rotation out with injuries. Leave it to old reliable Tim Wakefield to right the ship and give the Red Sox rotation some stability, despite the fact he’s approaching 45 years old and in his 17th […]

Becket Good, But Not Good Enough in Loss to Blue Jays

In the midst of the worst season of his career, Josh Beckett has been pitching a bit better of late, and the trend continued in Saturday night’s start against the Blue Jays. He allowed four runs on 10 hits and two walks in seven innings, taking the loss in a 4-3 defeat. Beckett struck out […]

Homers Fly Like Canadian Geese as Red Sox Out-Slug Blue Jays

After splitting with the Yankees, the faintest of playoff hopes remains for the Boston Red Sox. But to keep that hope from dying, they would need to continue to dominate their rivals from north of the Niagara. The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays began their four-game series Tuesday night at the Rogers Center […]

Red Sox Topple Blue Jays 14-3

Coming off a rough four-game skid, which saw the Red Sox lose three straight to Tampa Bay, Boston was in need of a win. Maybe they were in need of a lot of runs. Maybe they were in need of a strong outing on the mound. All they needed was a win. They got all […]

Strikeouts for Cheap

In a standard 5×5 league, strikeouts are extremely important. Heck, it is 1/5 of your pitching stats. Even in expanded formats, you could be trying to get K/9. So, free agency will usually only have those high strikeout rates in the form of relief pitchers. Where do you find those stud starting pitchers for bargain […]

Buchholz Dazzles Blue Jays in 3-2 Win

Earlier Saturday, it was announced that Tim Wakefield would be scratched from his next start due to a back injury. Without Wake for an undetermined amount of time, the Red Sox now must turn to Clay Buchholz, with the hopes he can fill the spot as the team’s No. 3 starter. With the way Clay […]

That Was Close! Red Sox Rally to Win 10-9

Go ahead, try getting Tito to bench Jason Varitek and his anemic bat now! Desperately needing a victory, the BoSox sent ace Josh Beckett to the hill in Toronto against rookie sensation Ricky Romero without his binkie (Tek), and all hell broke loose. Beckett allowed 7 runs on 9 hits in just 5 1/3 innings […]

Buchholz, Sox Defeat Blue Jays 4-1

Clay Buchholz answered some questions last night. The Red Sox right-hander pitched 5 2/3 effective innings last night to earn his first big league win since May of 2008. Afterwards, Buchholz said it felt like “about three years” since his last victory. Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and David Ortiz […]

Pablo Sandoval Showing Some Signs of Power

Quick Hits Cody Ross (OF), Florida Marlins Cody Ross has quietly put up great numbers in the last two months. Since May 1st he has hit .302 with 11 homers and 34 RBI. The power numbers are legit, Ross hit 22 homers in 145 games last year. However, the .300 batting average is a mirage […]