// Victor Martinez

Lester, Uehara only Red Sox deserving of All-Star Game

The announcement of the rosters for the 2014 All-Star Game included just one member of the Red Sox–pitcher Jon Lester. In recent years, usually a group of Boston players would make the trip, including regulars like David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia. Yet after fans and players gave their opinions on who will get to make […]

Jon Lester, Koji Uehara Lift Red Sox to 3-2 Edge Over Tigers in ALCS

Koji Uehara retired the final five batters for his second save of the series and Jon Lester got his second win in three postseason starts as the Boston Red Sox won a 4-3 nail biter over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.  Lester allowed two runs in 5.1 innings of work, walking three and allowing seven hits in […]

Will Cody Ross be the Next Short-Term Acquisition to Walk Away in Free Agency?

With the signing of Shane Victorino to a three-year contract and Ben Cherington’s insistence that Jacoby Ellsbury is the center fielder, Cody Ross has become the odd man out in the Red Sox outfield. In order for Boston to truly have a shot at bringing him back, they would have to offer him at minimum (as a […]

Revisiting the 2010-2011 Red Sox Offseason

I am not a fan of Theo Esptein. I always found him arrogant and overrated during his tenure in Boston. I will always remember how the sports media of Boston gave his White House snub a pass while they attacked Tim Thomas for weeks on end. He deserves credit for helping refine Dan Duquette’s underachieving […]

Doubront Shines in 4-1 Victory, Pedroia Keeps Streaking

The Red Sox aren’t accustomed to winning games at Fenway Park this season. In fact, Boston won consecutive games at their home park for the first time all year on Friday night. The 4-1 win over Cleveland was highlighted by a terrific outing by southpaw Felix Doubront, who held the Indians lineup to just three […]

New Tigers 1B Prince Fielder’s Impact on the American League

Prince Fielder finally found his suitor. The National League slugger waited and waited all offseason to find the right fit until the Detroit Tigers made a $214 million, nine-year offer that he just couldn’t refuse. Hard to blame him considering he’ll now be a part of the best 3-4 combination in all of baseball alongside […]

Witnessing Greatness: A Look at Adrian Gonzalez

On December 6th 2010, Boston sports fans were treated to an early holiday gift. The Red Sox traded away four prospects in exchange for San Diego Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. Already emerging as a superstar in the small market of San Diego, Gonzalez has experienced far more publicity and attention in Boston than he […]

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 […]

Red Sox Meet with Boras, Werth; Remain Interested in Beltre

On the heels of meeting with Carl Crawford in Houston Wednesday, the Red Sox free agent search moved ahead at full steam on Thursday. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown the Sox are meeting with “agent to the stars” Scott Boras to discuss two of his biggest clients this offseason: Adrian Beltre and Jayson Werth. […]

Jason Varitek Signs One-Year Deal With Red Sox

Jason Varitek has signed a one-year deal with Boston; it is worth $2 million plus another $300,000 in incentives. 2011 will be Tek’s 15th season with the Red Sox. In 2010, a season marked by injuries and a backup role, Varitek played in 39 games. In 123 plate appearances, and 112 at bats, Varitek managed […]

Red Sox Interested in Rod Barajas

After the Red Sox missed out on Victor Martinez and John Buck, it would appear they are content with Jarrod Saltalamacchia behind the plate. Why? They are apparently interestred in Rod Barajas, according to reports. In the most likely scenario, Barajas would be Saltalamacchia’s primary backup. Barajas, a righty, has struggled against left-handed pitchers in […]

Victor Martinez Spurns Sox, Signs With Tigers

It appears Victor Martinez is headed out of town, as he has reportedly signed a $50 million, 4-year deal. The report came early Tuesday according to Venezuelan reporter Ignacio Serrano. He also said the Tigers outbid the Red Sox, Orioles, and White Sox to enlist Martinez’ services. According to reports, Baltimore offered four years and $48 […]

Red Sox Fall 8-2, Lester Loses Chance at 20 Wins

Entering the final game against the White Sox all the Red Sox had left to play for this season was the Mike Lowell farewell game, spoiler rights against the Yankees, and Jon Lester’s road toward 20 wins. Four innings into the game, Lester’s quest had ended. There’s often talk about relief pitchers having the “closer […]

Sox Defense Plays With Fire, Finally Burned in Seventh

For six innings, Josh Beckett and the Red Sox infield danced around walks, infield singles, sacrifice ground outs and bunts. In the seventh inning, the music finally ended, as two RBI singles and an errant throw on a bunt allowed three runs to score. Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field, the Chicago White Sox beat […]

Clinging to Last Hope, Red Sox Beat White Sox 6-1

After Sunday’s demoralizing loss to the New York Yankees, nearly all hope for the playoffs was lost. The magic number for both the Yankees and Rays to clinch the playoffs was at 1 heading into Monday’s games. Again, the resilient Red Sox bounced back to stave off elimination, and beat the White Sox in Chicago […]