// Victor Martinez

Red Sox 2010 Roster Preview: Infield

If you’re a fan of fine defense, you will enjoy this infield unit in 2010. A quick recap of what went down this offseason: Adrian Beltre replaces an old, worn-down Mike Lowell at third base. Kevin Youkilis moves permanently to first base where he is a gold-glove caliber player. Marco Scutaro replaces a two-year hodgepodge […]

What to Do With Jason Varitek

To the surprise of Red Sox Nation and likely the front office, Hall of Fame, and Carlton Fisk biographer Ray Buck (author of Carlton Fisk: The catcher Who Changed “Sox”) Red Sox bullpen coach Gary Tuck made some suprising comments: “I think Jason Varitek can catch as long as he wants to catch…I think he can […]

Attention V-Mart Shoppers: Catchers In Stock

The first signs of spring have arrived: Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball registration opened, the “Truck” left and pitchers and catchers reported, my copy of Baseball Prospectus 2010 arrived, and speculation has started on another pending free agent who doesn’t want to negotiate during the season but wants to stay in Boston. Victor Martinez recently discussed the […]

The Present And Future Of Red Sox Catching

Over the past week, the Red Sox have moved forward with their plans for 2010 and beyond. Just before the deadline, the Red Sox picked up their option on Victor Martinez and declined their option on long-time catcher and team captain Jason Varitek. However, Varitek responded and exercised his player option to stay with the […]

Red Sox Hot Stove: Two Bags, A Plate, and a Designated Hitter

When Theo Epstein and company make their way to the General Manager and Winter Meetings, in addition to a reunion with new Padres GM Jed Hoyer, they will be pondering the Red Sox 2010 merry-go-round at first base, third base, catcher and designated hitter. Boston heads into the off-season with Kevin Youkilis, Mike Lowell, Casey […]

Red Sox 2009 Infield Review

In my report card, I gave the Red Sox infield a C+ because of the inconsistency, partly injury and age related, but nonetheless, it was not the unit it was a year ago. Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis, who split his time at first and third, were the rocks on the diamond, each chipping in another good […]

Sox Get Swept, Look Towards Wild Card

The Red Sox came into the series with the hope of stealing the AL East. However, now they will be playing for a Wild Card slot as the Yankees swept the Sox and captured the AL East crown along the way. The win Sunday afternoon gives the Yankees their 11th division title since 1995 and […]

Red Sox Continue Dominance Over Orioles, Win 11-5

The balls were flying out of the park Saturday night, but it didn’t matter for Jon Lester – he always beats the Orioles. On a night where he didn’t have his best stuff, Lester pitched six quality innings and the offense opened up late to give the Red Sox an 11-5 victory.The southpaw let up […]

TGIF: Is Joe Mauer a First Round Pick in 2010?

Up until this point in the history of fantasy baseball, no matter what format your league was, no matter what the stat categories were, you would never even comprehend the idea of drafting a catcher in the first round. However, the fantasy baseball world in recent years has decided to open its doors to players […]

Wild Pitch Throws Away Game for Boston

Riding a seven game winning streak and looking for a sweep of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Red Sox were looking to keep rolling in the potential playoff preview series. However, some pitching woes ended up giving the Halos the go ahead, and a 4-3 win in Fenway. In the top of the […]

Boston Fights Rays, and Rain, For Win

With the rain in full force, the Red Sox were able to squeeze in a game against the Rays between showers. In the end, they squeaked out a 9-1 win, as the game was called in the sixth inning. Josh Beckett got his 15th win of the season, going all five innings for the complete […]

Martinez Pinch Hit Lifts Sox Over O’s

The Red Sox got out to an early lead in the first inning, when Jason Bay had a two-out single to left, which scored Jacoby Ellbsury and Kevin Youkilis. The Orioles answered back with a run of their own in the second when Cesar Izturis grounded into a double play. Boston added a run in the […]

Lest the Wildcard Lead Evaporates, Lester Wins Again

This is why “Sox” is one of my favorite Scrabble plays, and yes it is a legitimate plural of “sock.” The Red Sox threw the White Sox in the spin cycle and hung them up to dry for a 6-1 victory on Sunday. Business picked up in the 4th with a two-run homer to left […]

Buchholz Shines as Sox Take Series Against Rays

After dropping the second game of the series on Wednesday night, Boston came out guns a’ blazing to take the series against Tampa Bay. Jason Bay’s two RBI in the first got the team going en route to a 6-3 win. Kevin Youkilis started the game 3-3, gaining a quarter of Boston’s twelve hits. The Rays […]

Red Sox Looking Wild

After another Red Sox/Yankees series the Sox have once again fallen on tough times and are now pretty much looking to just secure a spot in the playoffs through the wild card. Boston had a decent week, which they started out rough after losing their lead in the wild card race to Texas, but gained […]