// rusney castillo

The Good, The Bad, The Joe Kelly

When the Red Sox decided to shut Joe Kelly down for the remainder of 2015, it ended a roller coaster year for the hard-throwing right-hander. This season has included a lot of failure, and a decent amount of success for Kelly, especially recently. Kelly’s past eight starts have been encouraging, and provide some hope for […]

Red Sox Trade Alejandro De Aza to San Francisco Giants

Yesterday the Red Sox traded Alejandro De Aza to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for minor league reliever Luis Ysla. According to a tweet from Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Red Sox will still have to pay $650K of De Aza’s remaining salary as part of the deal. This is the second time De Aza has […]

Hanley Moving to First! Red Sox Defense is Saved!

There is a noticeable difference between a disappointment and a disaster. Dustin Pedroia missing almost half of a season’s worth of games due to injury is a disappointment; Hanley Ramirez playing Left Field is a disaster. In fact, Hanley playing just about any position is a disaster, and he is effectively a Designated Hitter at […]

PawSox Storm Fenway Park, Red Sox Nation Gets Sneak Peek of Future OF

I have been in the back woods of Maine hiking, canoeing, and reading books since the last time I posted, so I have been completely out of the loop. As I’m driving home Sunday afternoon I tuned in to the second half of the Red Sox game in Detroit. I’m listening to Joe Castiglione when I realize I have no […]

Rusney Castillo’s Open Audition

Since the Red Sox have been unofficially eliminated from 2015 playoff contention, they have admitted to using the balance of the season to evaluate the roster’s potential for 2016 and better inform the team’s offseason strategy. One of the most interesting roster auditions is in Right Field, where the team hopes Rusney Castillo can play […]

Should Brock Holt Start for Red Sox?

How about a more specific question: Should Brock Holt have an everyday spot in the lineup somewhere? That is much tougher to answer, since the Red Sox’ master plan likely did not include having their super-utility role player move to an everyday role. Ultimately, super-utility probably is the best way to use Holt; he can […]

Red Sox Stand Tall, Take Five Out of Seven at Fenway

The Red Sox took care of business at home by winning five out of seven games during the home stand. This coming after a tough stretch on the road where the Minnesota Twins swept them in a three game set, after which they lost three out of four to the Texas Rangers. During this trip the […]

Rusney Castillo Has Key Knock, Flashes Leather to Push Red Sox Past Twins

After a dismal few weeks on the road the Red Sox returned to Fenway and picked up a much needed win behind a dominant eight-inning performance from Clay Buchholz, who allowed just three hits, eight Ks, and most importantly, no earned runs. Buchholz, now with a 3.82 ERA, was finally given some run support in the seventh inning. […]

You Know the Red Sox Suck When…

It seems we Red Sox fans are all waiting for the other shoe to drop: for GM Ben Cherington to make that all-in trade to improve the pitching staff, for the offense to start hitting, for the Red Sox to start winning, for God’s sake. But have we ever stopped to consider that the Red Sox […]

VIDEO: Red Sox Finally Call Up Rusney Castillo, Who Drops Fly Ball

The Red Sox finally called up Rusney Castillo on Friday night, and in his first game, he dropped a fly ball in a play that Jerry Remy even called “bad.” It really was embarrassing. Castillo later singled to redeem himself a bit. Check out the drop here (mixed in with a recap of the Angels […]

Early Season Injuries Plague Bogaerts, Sandoval, Workman and Castillo

While the Red Sox are off to a solid start (6-3) to the 2015 season, some of big-money players are already injured. Xander Bogaerts sought out an MRI after reporting to Fenway Park on Tuesday with an injured knee suffered during the Red Sox home opener against the Washington Nationals. Bogaerts did not play in […]

Red Sox Weekly Round Up: Joe Kelly and Clay Buchholz Shine Early

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 […]

Red Sox 2015 Preview: Ramirez, Victorino, Betts, Castillo, Nava

The Boston Red Sox had trouble with health as well as a lack of power and average in the outfield in 2014, but the additions of Hanley Ramirez, a healthy Shane Victorino and even the Cuban Rusney Castillo should be an upgrade of the minor leaguers and bench players the Red Sox had for most […]

Why Watch the Red Sox? David Ortiz Poised to Top the Record Books

10 games and counting. That is all that is left in this abomination of a season for the Boston Red Sox. This is my #100happydays submission — that 2014 is kindly petering out and I can start looking forward to next season. But unfortunately, there are still games left and I can’t distract myself with […]

Why Watch the Red Sox? For the Real Clay Buchholz to Please Stand Up

In case you missed it, the Baltimore Orioles clinched their first division title since 1997 yesterday with a 8-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. It was pretty easy to miss because the Red Sox were eliminated from any sort of playoff contention weeks ago, and are so far back in the American League East (24 […]