// Shane Victorino

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 […]

Rays Complain About Doubleheader, then Brag After Sweeping Red Sox

Well, that backfired. After rain postponed Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Boston Red Sox invoked an obscure rule that gives them (and the Chicago Cubs) the authority to schedule doubleheaders without their opponent’s consent. The Rays wanted to wait until their next visit to Fenway Park to make up the rain […]

No Spark for Sox Offense With Victorino Return?

Baseball is a game of patience. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. But, it never feels good to start the season in the basement of a competitive AL East division. Many Red Sox fans, myself included, hoped that Victorino’s arrival to the plate would provide a needed spark. Victorino’s return was an emotional spark, but so […]

Red Sox, Doubront Collapse in 14-5 Loss to Yankees

During the finale of a three-game series versus the New York Yankees on Thursday night, the Red Sox failed to add onto the momentum from Wednesday’s win. The Yankees beat the Red Sox 14-5, thanks to a strong six-inning start by  C.C. Sabathia and a defensive meltdown for the Red Sox.

Red Sox Place Victorino on 15-Day DL, Bradley Recalled for Season Opener

Shane Victorino was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring this morning, bringing Jackie Bradley, Jr. back up to the major league team for the Red Sox season opener against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. Victorino recovered from thumb surgery that took place in December in time for Spring Training only to […]

Victorino to Get MRI on Balky Hamstring

Don’t unpack in Pawtucket quite yet, Jackie Bradley Jr. You may be on your way back to Boston before you know it. On Saturday, in the final game of spring training for the Boston Red Sox, right fielder Shane Victorino tweaked his hamstring rounding first base against the Minnesota Twins. The likely #2 hitter for […]

Red Sox should pursue Padres’ outfielder Chris Denorfia

The Boston Red Sox are in need of stronger outfield depth after former center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury signed a seven-year, $153 million deal with the New York Yankees. While some appealing options on the free agent market have since signed, there does exist the possibility that the Sox could make a trade with the San […]

Jacoby Ellsbury Signed with the Yankees: Now What?

We’ve seen this before; a popular Red Sox center fielder whose game is predicated on speed signs with the arch-rival Yankees. One’s gut reaction says this is exactly like the Johnny Damon situation in 2005, but if you put all the emotional muck aside, this is quite different. If over these past three years you […]

Red Sox Defeat Cardinals 6-1, Earn Third World Series Crown in 10 Seasons

The Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to claim the franchise’s eighth World Series crown. But out of all eight of those World Series titles, this one was different. This one stands out. As the Red Sox players hoisted the trophy at Fenway, they finished their ascent from the dregs of Major League […]

Video: Shane Victorino Doubles off Green Monster to give Red Sox lead in Game 6

Shane Victorino hit a three-run double off the Green Monster during the third inning in Game 6 of the World Series off Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha. Check out the video: Your browser does not support iframes.

Video: Shane Victorino Hits Grand Slam in Game 6 of ALCS

Shane Victorino’s grand slam in Game 6 of the ALCS gave the Red Sox a 5-2 lead in the seventh inning. Check out the swing: Your browser does not support iframes.

Red Sox Beat Tigers 5-2 in Game 6, Advance to World Series

With one swing of the bat, Shane Victorino turned a 2-1 Tigers lead in Game 6 of the ALCS into a 5-2 lead for the Red Sox with an emphatic grand slam over the Green Monster. With that swing, Victorino earned every bit of the $13 million per season he signed for the previous offseason.

Red Sox Advance to ALCS with 3-1 Win Over Rays

They may be itchy, they may be unruly, but the beards will live to grow another day. The Boston Red Sox will be playing in the American League Championship Series. Shane Victorino drove in the go-ahead run in the 7th inning with an infield hit, Craig Breslow recorded five huge outs in relief of Jake […]

Red Sox May Regret Letting Papelbon Walk in Free Agency

On Sept. 28, 2011, Jonathan Papelbon threw his last pitch as a member of the Boston Red Sox. A 1-1 splitter to the Orioles’ Robert Andino was smacked into left field for a walk off RBI hit to end Boston’s season in a dramatic collapse for the ages. The Red Sox would move on from […]

2013 Red Sox Midseason Report Card

The Red Sox find themselves atop the American League East after the unofficial first half of the season, so let’s take a look at what’s gone right and what hasn’t for this 2013 team as I present a report card on the five key aspects of the team. Starting Pitching The Red Sox have used […]