// Shane Victorino

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 […]

Red Sox Sign Shane Victorino

On Tuesday, the Red Sox offered Shane Victorino a three year, $39 million deal, identical to Mike Napoli’s, which he quickly accepted. Victorino, dubbed ‘the Flyin’ Hawaiian,’ is 32 years old, and has played for the Padres, Phillies, and Dodgers over the course of his eight-year career. Victorino was obtained by the Dodgers in late […]

Red Sox Trade Matt Albers, Scott Podsednik for Craig Breslow

The 4 pm ET non-waiver trading deadline has come and gone, and it appears the Boston Red Sox are not hardcore buyers or sellers. The team made just a couple moves on the final day in which teams can make trades, sending both reliever Matt Albers and outfielder Scott Podsednik to the Arizona Diamondbacks for […]

Aviles, Saltalamacchia Homer in Red Sox Rubber-Match Win

In a typical start by Philadelphia ace Cliff Lee, teams that manage two runs count themselves lucky. The Boston Red Sox scored five against the dominating lefty Sunday afternoon, and they didn’t waste them. Mike Aviles and Jarrod Saltalamacchia both homered for the second straight day, and Josh Beckett held the Phillies to one run […]

Red Sox Home Runs Not Enough in 6-4 Loss in Philadelphia

The adventures of Daniel Bard as a starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in 2012 continues. On Friday night, the erratic pitcher continued to miss the strike zone early against the Philadelphia Phillies in what ended up a 6-4 Red Sox loss. The Phillies’ offense walked all over Bard in the first, and from […]

Phillies’ Raul Ibanez Beats Lackey, Red Sox

Red Sox starter John Lackey figured out eight of the Phillies’ starting nine Wednesday night in Philadelphia; he just couldn’t solve the ninth. Left fielder Raul Ibanez went 3-3 against Lackey, driving in both runs in a 2-1 Phillies victory over the Red Sox. It was Boston’s sixth loss in their last eight games. Ibanez […]