Even after the team shipped out a fifth of the 25-man roster, including its two best starting pitchers in Jon Lester and John Lackey, the Red Sox just keep coming up with reasons for fans to tune in after the trade deadline. First, it was the potential awkwardness of Stephen Drew and Chris Capuano switching dugouts to […]
In April, Chris Capuano looked like he would be a key part of the Boston Red Sox bullpen, a vaunted lefty reliever who had given up zero runs in 11 appearances. Two months later, the Red Sox re-signed Stephen Drew, solidifying the left side of the infield to make a push for the playoffs. Today, both […]
If you weren’t sure how to react to the four trades made by the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, you certainly weren’t alone. Across social media and sports talk radio, opinions ranged from high praise for the acquisition of Cuban slugger Yoenis Céspedes to outrage over the lack of a long-term return for ace Jon Lester. […]
Per ESPN Boston reporter Gordon Edes, Stephen Drew has been traded to the New York Yankees for 2B/utility player Kelly Johnson. Interesting move. This almost certainly means that the Red Sox will move Xander Bogaerts back to shortstop for the remainder of the season and play Will Middlebrooks at third base. For Bogaerts, it seems […]
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 […]
In the first game of the doubleheader with the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, Xander Bogaerts booted a routine ground ball at third base that cost the Red Sox two runs, and he went 0-4 at the plate with three strikeouts. The game may have been the low point of the year for the 21-year-old shortstop turned […]
Stephen Drew has spent more time on the Boston Red Sox bench than on the field, a trend that will continue through Friday due to a strained oblique. Drew pulled his right oblique muscle during practice in Baltimore on Wednesday. He was examined on Thursday to determine whether an MRI would be needed Friday.
Mike Carp is headed to the disabled list with a fractured right foot suffered during one of the Atlanta Braves games last week. He joins Will Middlebrooks, Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli, and Clay Buchholz on the ever-growing disabled list. Carp is a versatile defensive player, able to play both first base and outfield positions. He […]
The Red Sox have brought back Stephen Drew on a one-year, 14 million dollar deal (prorated), and will be manning shortstop for Boston pending a physical. This deal ends a cat and mouse game that played throughout the offseason and the beginning of the 2014 season.
According to reports, former Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias will be out until at least the All-Star break, and potentially the entire 2014 season, with injuries to both of his shins. Iglesias, who was sent to the Detroit Tigers as part of the three-team trade that brought Jake Peavy to Boston, was set to take […]
Frank Sinatra and former Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew have a lot in common. They both have regrets; they have a few. According to Peter Abraham’s “Extra Bases,” his former teammates say that Drew regrets not taking the Red Sox qualifying offer. Of course he does; it is March 12th and he still has not […]
When Ryan Dempster announced that he would be stepping away for the 2014 season, the Red Sox suddenly found themselves with an extra $13.25 million to spend. They quickly resigned Chris Capuano to an incentive-laden deal to replace the pitching depth lost with Dempster’s absence. Despite the addition of Capuano, the Red Sox still have […]
In my first ever post for Sports of Boston I wrote about how the Red Sox should bring back Stephen Drew on a two-year deal. Three months later and not much has changed on Drew’s front. His agent Scott Boras is still waiting for a market to materialize and the Red Sox hold all the […]
The Boston Red Sox continued its active offseason, despite many media outlets reporting that Ben Cherington’s roster moves were complete. On Wednesday, the Red Sox acquired Jonathan Herrera from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Franklin Morales and minor league reliever Chris Martin. Offensively, Herrera boasted a reliable .292/.336/.364 line in 2013. He has the […]
As teams continue to open their wallets and dish out big dollars this off-season, the Boston Red Sox remain conservative in their approach. In spite of losing center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to free agency and potentially losing shortstop Stephen Drew as well, GM Ben Cherington seems to be replicating his off-season game plan from last […]