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2011 Boston Red Sox: The Saddest Little Baseball Team

At first I was angry. Then I gloated. Then I got sad. And now I’m just pissed. Let’s be honest, no one would have predicted this in March. No one would have thought the Red Sox would find themselves at a crossroad…again. In the press conference Thursday, a reporter asked about a roster overhaul. Didn’t […]

Is Theo Epstein to Blame for the Red Sox Collapse?

On September 1, the Boston Red Sox held first place in the division and led the Tampa Bay Rays by 9 (NINE!) games in the standings. Today, September 21, the Red Sox trail the New York Yankees by 6.5 games in the division and, most importantly (and frighteningly), have only a 2.5 game cushion over […]

Theo Epstein To Cubs As GM And President?

Reports from ESPN’s Buster Onley suggest that the only franchise in baseball left with a “curse” could be targeting the only GM with curse-killing experience on his resume. That’s right, the Chicaco Cubs, who haven’t won a World Series since 1908, may be targeting Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein as their new GM and […]

Buchholz Reportedly Has Stress Fracture, Likely Out For Season

Erik Bedard, your role with the 2011 Boston Red Sox might have just grown a bit. Less than 24 hours after the Sox inked a deal to trade for the former Baltimore ace and Seattle staffer, news out of Clay Buchholz camp is looking grim. On the disabled list with a “back” injury since June […]

Panic at the Sports Bar? Part 2: The Red Sox

To think, before the second inning of Monday night’s game, things were really starting to look up for the Red Sox. Enter Daisuke “Wet Blanket” Matsuzaka. Winning the first home series of the season against the Yankees, and doing it with a 2007 Josh Beckett on the mound, was enough to lift spirits after a […]

In Defense of Theo Epstein After Buck Showalter’s Criticism

Also Read: SoB’s Mike Carlucci thinks Buck Showalter brought up some good points about Theo Epstein and the Red Sox fat wallet. Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter is no fan of Theo Epstein. In the April edition of Men’s Journal, Showalter said that overpaying for players because you have the highest payroll in Major League […]

Showalter Speaks His Mind About Theo Epstein

Also Read: SoB’s Matt Goisman defends Theo Epstein. The Baltimore Orioles are a proud and storied franchise, despite their recent downturn. Bringing in Buck Showalter as manager to help the young team was one step in their rebuilding process. Part of that step involves the team finding it’s own voice – and Showalter has taken […]

Live Blog: Carl Crawford Press Conference

Welcome to SoB’s live blog of the Carl Crawford press conference, taking place today, Saturday December 11, 2010, live at Fenway Park at 10:00am EST. It’s being broadcast on NESN, and streamed online here, so be sure to tune into the conference by some means and watch the next big bat officially come on board […]

Carl Crawford to the Red Sox? – Brass Meets OF in Texas

If the reports are indicative of what’s to come, the Red Sox won’t be seeing Carl Crawford steal six bases against them in one game again. Red Sox brass and the free agent outfielder reportedly met on Wednesday at Crawford’s Houston, Texas home. Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown was the first to break the story via his […]

Do the Red Sox Want Mark Prior?

Remember Mark Prior? Last September, the Texas Rangers agreed to terms with the injury-plagued right-hander on a low-risk minor league deal knowing full well he’d never see a big league mound. It’s the exact same thing, actually, that Antoine Walker is doing over in the NBA’s D-League. Prior’s tuning up for a full-fledged MLB comeback. […]

Why The Red Sox Should Pursue Derek Jeter

This past week, the New York Post published a photo of Derek Jeter in a Red Sox uniform after Yankees GM Brian Cashman told Jeter to see if he can find a better deal than the three-year, $45 million one he turned down. There’s no way Jeter would join the Red Sox, right? That’s like […]

David Ortiz Contract Analysis: Big Papi, Big Problem?

This is a big offseason for Big Papi. After down seasons in 2008 and 2009, David Ortiz began 2010 slow. Not just a slump, a deep slumber that saw him hitting just .149/.240/.358/.598 on May 4th. He did have three home runs to his credit, an improvement over his dismal start in 2009, but it […]

Mike Lowell To Retire: The Tale of Two Contracts

Coming off a World Series win with the Marlins in 2003 and a strong season in 2004, Mike Lowell headed into 2005 with high hopes for another big year in south Florida. Instead, he flopped like a fish out of water, bashing just eight home runs in 150 games that season, which turned out to […]

Explaining the Red Sox Inactivity at the Trade Deadline

Every year, on July 31, the trading deadline rolls around. And every year, Red Sox fans start pushing for a trade. Sometimes the trades they advocate are logical such as trading top prospects for a star pitcher such as Roy Halladay. Other times, the proposed trades are inspired by panic. Sox fans hate looking up […]

Texts from Theo: The Mike Lowell Situation Part II

With Daisuke Matsuzaka returning to his role of pitching behind in the count and making it insufferable to watch a Red Sox game, space had to be opened up on the 25-man roster—space made by placing the scarcely used Mike Lowell on the 15-day DL with “hip problems.” Of course no one really thinks Lowell’s […]