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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 […]

Is it Too Early to Call the Shane Victorino Signing a Bust?

One of the biggest additions to the Red Sox offseason was outfielder Shane Victorino. Victorino signed with the Red Sox for three years and $39 million. It was debated whether the Sox hit or missed with the signing, seeing that Victorino has declined in past seasons. As of now, Victorino is batting with a .285 avg with 3 […]

Video: Uehara Tries to Speed Up Victorino’s Trip to the DL

On Friday, the Boston Red Sox made a flurry of moves, sending Ryan Lavarnway down to activate catcher David Ross from the 7-day disabled list, and calling up Jose Iglesias and Alfredo Aceves in response to placing Will Middlebrooks and Shane Victorino to the 15-day disabled list. For Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara, Victorino’s trip […]

Red Sox Win Fifth Straight as Mike Napoli, Daniel Nava Drive in Two Runs Each

The Boston Red Sox are in line to sweep the Cleveland Indians on the road after a 6-3 victory on Wednesday night. The Red Sox have now won five straight and stand 10-4 on the young season. The game started off great as the Red Sox’ first five hitters got on base against Justin Masterson […]

Red Sox on Pace for Perfect Season after 7-4 Win Over Yankees

Clay Buchholz pitched 7 strong innings and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of Hiroki Kuroda‘s early exit to beat the New York Yankees, 7-4. According to the Associated Press, the second straight win in the Bronx marks the first 2-0 start for the Red Sox since 1999. For all the doubters who wondered whether […]

ESPN’s Offseason Grade for Red Sox is Not Too Far Off

About a month ago, ESPN put up an article about the grade of all the moves and different positions that the Boston Red Sox, and every other MLB team, made, and the Red Sox received a B. That’s it a straight-out B. I may be an optimist with this team, but I think this type […]

2013 Red Sox Depth Chart: Outfield – Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino, Jonny Gomes

The Red Sox outfield has the chance to be the heart of the 2013 Red Sox. Led by Jacoby Ellsbury, this group features newcomers Jonny Gomes and Shane Victorino, and possibly new acquisition Mike Carp. Jacoby Ellsbury Show me what you got, pretty boy.  Sure, we’ve all gotten drunk and screamed those very words at […]

To Spend or Save? Are the Red Sox Better Off?

When the infamous Megadeal took place in August, a new realm of possibilities opened up for the Red Sox going forward. With almost all significant contracts either expiring or dumped onto the Dodgers, Boston essentially had $105 MM to burn…or use responsibly, because that would be cool too. The Red Sox were no longer crippled […]

The 2013 Season Will Be a Make or Break Year for Ben Cherington

Ben Cherington showed that he was ready to take charge when he traded Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Allen Webster, Ruby De La Rosa, James Loney, and other prospects. The Dodgers will absorb about $260 million of salary, which will free up some money for the Sox […]

Boston Red Sox Outfield Good Enough to Compete in 2013

With the additions of Shane Victorino and Jonny Gomes to complete the outfield for the Boston Red Sox, there is really no need to worry about the outfield situation for 2013. The fourth outfield spot is either going to be taken by Daniel Nava or Ryan Kalish and either one will make a good fit […]

Reaction to Cody Ross Signing With the Arizona Diamondbacks

Former Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross has signed a 3-year, $26 million dollar deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. There were thoughts that even though the Red Sox signed Shane Victorino, that Ross could still possibly be part of the team. When John Farrell was hired as the new Red Sox manager, it was widely believed […]

The Changing Landscape of the American League East

Buckle your seat belts, ladies and gentlemen. This is not in the AL East we’re used to any more. After a turbulent regular season, marked by the Baltimore Orioles making the playoffs and the Boston Red Sox finishing in last place, the offseason that followed has been equally hectic. A flurry of big-name acquisitions by […]

Red Sox Won Big at Winter Meetings With Short-Term Deals

Yes, the Boston Red Sox lost out on the Josh Hamilton sweepstakes to the Los Angeles Angels, but that does not mean that the 2013 season is even close to lost. The Red Sox added some key pieces that will help over the next several seasons while developing their prospects into MLB-level talent. Here are […]

Why the Red Sox Should Steer Clear of the Mets’ R.A Dickey

The Boston Red Sox have made their presence known in the Winter Meetings with the aggressive signings of Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino, plugging the team’s holes at first base and right field. But the Red Sox still need to fill their biggest need: signing or trading for a starting pitcher. With several options out in […]

Why the Red Sox Should Have Never Offered Jacoby Ellsbury for Cliff Lee

So far in the Winter Meetings, the Red Sox have been aggressive with the signings of Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino, and Koji Uehara. Still, one of the biggest topics is Jacoby Ellsbury, who remains with the team, for now. When the Sox signed Victorino, questions surfaced of what the Sox will do with Ellsbury. The latest […]