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Red Sox Win AL East After Beating Blue Jays, 6-3

Break out the bottles, because it actually happened. From worst to first, the Boston Red Sox are the 2013 American League East Champions. One year after finishing with the worst record in the AL East (69-93, the worst franchise record since 1965), the Red Sox (94-61) are now the darlings atop the division. Even more remarkable, […]

Clay Buchholz Rises Above Cheating Allegations

The implications of a cheating accusation in baseball can be enormous. Jack Morris, a color commentator for the Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcast, put Clay Buchholz and the Boston Red Sox at risk of these implications when he accused the starting pitcher of throwing a “spitter.” However, the hard throwing righty demonstrated mental fortitude and […]

Alfredo Aceves Needs A New Home

As the Red Sox disastrous 2011 season came to an end, Alfredo Aceves was one of the notable successes, besides of course the MVP-caliber performance turned in by Jacoby Ellsbury. Aceves made four starts and fifty-one appearances out of the bullpen, finishing with a combined 2.61 ERA in both roles. While his starts were nothing […]

Middlebrooks’s 3 HRs Powers Red Sox to 13-0 Win

Third baseman Will Middlebrooks led the Boston Red Sox offense with three of its six home runs on the afternoon while Jon Lester threw 7 shutout innings, as the Red Sox thrashed the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre, 13-0. Last year’s NL Cy Young R.A. Dickey was handed his second consecutive loss to start the 2013 […]

Happ-less Sox Shut Down, Lackey Injured

Everything seemed to be going according to the plan general manager Ben Cherington had in mind through the first four games of the season for the Boston Red Sox. The team was hitting, pitching, and playing good defense. On Saturday, the team experienced the type of loss that forced Red Sox Nation to put the […]

Despite AL East Hype, Red Sox Good Bet for 2013 Postseason

This season, parity redefines itself in the American League East. Unlike years past, where the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have clashed over the division title and sole AL Wild Card, the division presents five potentially great baseball teams competing for a maximum of three playoff spots. After an abysmal 2012 season, the […]

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 […]

Blue Jays-Marlins Blockbuster Trade and the Red Sox Future Offseason Tactics

As many of you have heard by now, the Blue Jays have pulled off one of the biggest trades in Major League Baseball history by acquiring RHP Josh Johnson, LHP Mark Buehrle, SS Jose Reyes, Utility man Emilio Bonafacio, and catcher John Buck in exchange for LHP Justin Nicolino, OF Jake Marsnick, SS Adeiny Hechavarria, […]

Red Sox Hire John Farrell as Manager, Trade Mike Aviles to Blue Jays

According to several reports, the Red Sox have hired John Farrell to be their next manager. As compensation, the Red Sox traded infielder Mike Aviles to the Blue Jays, who now have to look for a new manager. Farrell was the Red Sox pitching coach from 2007-2010 before taking the manager job in Toronto. While […]

Beckett Lets One Get Away as Red Sox Fall to Texas

In the rubber game of the three game series with the Texas Rangers, the Red Sox managed to scrap across a few runs and Josh Beckett avoided his recent first inning struggles, yet the team still fell 5-3 after two late Ranger runs broke a 3-3 tie. The loss drops the Sox back below .500 […]

Cody Ross Blasts 3-Run Walk Off Homer in 9th Against White Sox

A day after he crushed a pair of three-run home run bombs over the Green Monster, Cody Ross delivered one more blast, rallying the Sox to a 3-1 walk off win in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox. In the four-game series, Ross was 7-14 with three homers and nine […]

Daniel Bard Awful as Red Sox Fall to Blue Jays, 5-1

The Boston Red Sox could not complete the sweep of the Blue Jays on Sunday in Toronto, instead dropping the series finale by a score of 5-1. Sox starter Daniel Bard got into trouble quickly in the first, walking the first two Jays he faced before giving up a three-run homer to Jose Bautista. A […]

Clay Buchholz Effective, Red Sox Top Blue Jays 7-2

On Friday night the Red Sox opened a three game series in Toronto by defeating the Blue Jays 7-2, pulling the teams into a tie for fourth place in the extremely tight American League East race. The win was led by the top half of the Sox order as well as another stronger outing by […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 7

May’s almost over, and interleague play’s first series is over and done. The Orioles are still contending for the AL crown. The Indians are starting to build some room in their division. The Dodgers continue to dominate the standings. There’s certainly plenty going on, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 5

After another week, there’s been some shifting. The Mets and Braves are opening a bit of space for themselves in the Wildcard race, while the Blue Jays are still trying to maintain their final spot. There’s more competition for the #1 spots, which is sure to make things fun. A few division have entertaining races […]