// Ryan Sweeney

Ross Homers Twice in Red Sox Victory Over Twins

Cody Ross must be quite the social animal. Through his first four home runs this season, at least one teammate had always been on base, waiting at the plate to celebrate with him. But sometimes, even Ross has to go it alone. Ross homered twice – one two-run, one solo – tying and then giving […]

Jacoby Ellsbury Injury Update: Out 6-8 Weeks with Right Shoulder Subluxation

Jacoby Ellsbury just can’t buy a break sometimes. Two years ago, he played just 18 games while he battled severely broken ribs. Last year, he had a career season but finished 2nd in MVP voting (behind a freaking pitcher!) after his team absolutely choked away their playoff spot. And now this year, Ellsbury will miss […]

What We Learned About the Red Sox this Week: Formulas for Failure

So 0-3 again. That sounds familiar.  Call me sadistic, but I’m starting to find the Red Sox total ineptitude to be kind of funny. Here are some thoughts as the season kicks off, yet again, with a losing streak: Ben Cherington did not do his job. No, moving pieces into holes to create more holes […]

Sox Create Late Drama in Opening Day Loss

The Red Sox couldn’t touch Justin Verlander all day. The American League MVP and Cy Young award winner started his 2012 season with a dominate performance, silencing the Sox bats over eight strong innings. He left the game with Detroit leading 2-0, and star closer Jose Valverde coming into the game. Valverde had a tremendous […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (3/26-4/1): Boston Sets Rotation, Infield

Opening Day is less than a week away. Who’ll be starting Thursday in Detroit became a lot clearer this week, when the Red Sox hammered out their infield and starting rotation. They optioned both Jose Iglesias (.200 BA, five RBIs in nine games) and Lars Anderson (.343 AVG, eight RBIs in 18 games) to Pawtucket […]

2012 Red Sox Preview: Outfielders

Last year some of the biggest stories on the field for the Red Sox involved the outfield, specifically due to the offseason acquisition of Carl Crawford and the spectacular comeback season for Jacoby Ellsbury. Currently there are seven outfielders on the 40-man roster, all of whom will likely make an impact on the team at […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (Opening Weekend): Sox Offense Cruises in Three Games

Just as winter finally rears its ugly head up in Boston, the Red Sox’s Spring Training schedule kicks off down in Ft. Myers, Fla. And with preseason games comes Sports of Boston’s weekly Spring Training Update! Need a recap on a certain game? Curious which minor leaguers and non-roster invitees are making names for themselves? […]

Andrew Bailey Traded to Red Sox for Reddick, Prospects

The Red Sox have acquired their replacement for Jonathan Papelbon at closer: 27-year-old righty Andrew Bailey. Trade Details: Red Sox Get: A’s Get: RP Andrew Bailey OF Ryan Sweeney OF Josh Reddick 1B Mike Head (prospect) P Raul Alcantara (prospect) Bailey, who is under team control until 2014, has a 2.07 ERA, a 0.95 WHIP, […]