// Rubby De La Rosa

Red Sox Switch to Six-Man Rotation

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 […]

Trading Jon Lester Could Ignite a Red Sox Dynasty

I love Jon Lester. As a native New Englander with a passion for baseball, I have always admired the intensity Lester brings to the mound every fifth day. He has been a reliable starting pitcher since his first full season, making at least 31 starts every year since 2008, and his 21 starts this season rank […]

Red Sox Should Invest in Youth; Look Beyond 2014

What exactly was the 2013 season for the Boston Red Sox? A miraculous journey from Spring Training underdogs to bearded kings of October? A triumphant year of destiny inspired by the tragic events of the Boston Marathon? Hardly. The reality is that the 2013 World Series was purchased by the Red Sox, as free agents like Mike […]

Mookie Betts Promoted to the Big Leagues with Red Sox

Mookie Betts, was called up to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday to join the lineup for Sunday’s final game in a 3-game series against the New York Yankees in the Bronx. Betts, 21, has been rocketing through the farm system in much the same way that Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogaerts have. Betts […]

Buy or Sell? Red Sox Have Bright Future Despite 2014 Woes

When the July 31 trading deadline arrives, teams across the landscape of Major League Baseball will be forced to acknowledge the standings, and recognize where they belong in the pennant race. There is plenty of time between now and then for teams like the Boston Red Sox to reverse their poor fortunes and ride momentum […]

Red Sox Tab De La Rosa Over Webster to Replace Injured Buchholz

Last year the Boston Red Sox went to Allen Webster for spot starts and left Rubby De La Rosa primarily to junk time relief situations. Clearly organizational thinking has changed. De La Rosa will start tonight against the hated Tampa Bay Rays for the oft-injured Clay Buchholz, in a game the Sox must desperately want to […]

Red Sox Place Buchholz on DL After Losing Seven Pounds vs. Atlanta Braves

The Boston Red Sox have placed the embattled starter Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list, two days after he lost SEVEN POUNDS pitching in the heat of Atlanta. Perhaps Buchholz felt he owed a pound of flesh in penance for every integer in his 2014 ERA (7.02). Okay, so manager John Farrell said it was his hyperextended left knee that landed […]

Flexibility, Depth Could Lead to New Red Sox Dynasty

The Red Sox have assembled a deep inventory of young players across their farm system with significant upside, while their current “three-year bridge” at the Major League level is standing tall at the top of the American League East. There’s plenty of excitement to fill Red Sox Nation regarding the turnaround of this franchise. The […]

Red Sox Lose to Orioles in Extras, Call Up Top Prospect De La Rosa

Three nights after pulling out a 10-8 win in 14 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Boston Red Sox couldn’t recapture the extra inning magic against the Baltimore Orioles, losing 5-4. Chris Davis delivered the walk-off win with a bloop single to left after Nick Markakis walked and Adam Jones singled, all with two outs. […]

2013 Red Sox Bullpen Breakdown

In 2012, the Red Sox bullpen was a disaster.  After the injury to Andrew Bailey in spring training, Alfredo Aceves became the closer and ended up leading the American League in blown saves.  The team blew 22 saves all together, which was tied for 3rd worst in MLB.  The closer in waiting was supposed to be Daniel Bard, who decided he wanted to be a starter instead.  That did […]

Proposing a Red Sox-Indians Trade Involving Cabrera, Choo, Masterson

While the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays are making big trades, re-signing existing players and extending their superstars, the Boston Red Sox have basically stood pat for the start of the MLB offseason. One move that would make sense involves trading multiple prospects from the Red Sox to the Cleveland […]

Blockbuster Complete: Red Sox Trade Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett to Dodgers

Just when you thought this 2012 Red Sox season was getting a little bit boring, Boston rocks the entire sports world. A trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers of epic proportions has been completed on this Saturday morning, sending Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto to L.A. in order to help Boston […]