// Will Middlebrooks

Pablo Sandoval to Decide Next Week on Red Sox’ 5 Year, $95M Offer

According to a report in the Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox have made a five year, $95 million offer to free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Is that going to be enough to sign the Kung Fu Panda away from his former team, the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants? Per Sandoval’s brother and […]

Red Sox Trade Stephen Drew to Yankees for Kelly Johnson

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 […]

Clay Buchholz to Pitch Rehab Start in Pawtucket

Clay Buchholz will pitch five innings for the Pawtucket Red Sox today, the next step in the process to get him closer to 2013 form, and further away from his currently inflated 7.02 ERA. Buchholz suffered a hyper-extended left knee, and reported dramatic seven-pound weight loss after his last start against the Atlanta Brave at […]

Jenny Dell Lands Job with CBS to Cover NFL

Jenny Dell, former ballpark correspondent for NESN’s Red Sox games, officially announced that she would be leaving the television channel for a position working with CBS. Dell will be a sideline reporter for NFL games televised by CBS. Last week, news broke about Dell officially parting ways with NESN.  Tuesday it was announced that she […]

Don’t panic…but Red Sox should begin pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton

For the first time in John Farrell’s managerial tenure with the Boston Red Sox, the team has dropped four consecutive games after being swept at Fenway Park by the Detroit Tigers. Boston scored just three total runs in the series, and now has a 20-23 record as we approach the month of June. For the […]

Red Sox Place Middlebrooks on DL, Start Looking to Improve Left Side of Infield

On Saturday, the Red Sox placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled for the second time this season, this time with a fractured right index finger. The injury may be a blessing in disguise, as he’s hitting just .197/.305/.324 with all of two home runs in 21 games. To replace him on the 25-man roster, […]

Middlebrooks Moved to the DL with Strained Calf

Red Sox third baseman, Will Middlebrooks was placed on the disabled list with a strained right calf. He joins fellow 2013 World Series Champion Red Sox teammate Shane Victorino on the DL. Victorino has a strained right hamstring. Pawtucket third baseman, Brock Holt was recalled to fulfill third baseman duties. Holt manned third base last […]

Red Sox Content to Stand by and Wait

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 […]

Jenny Dell Walks Away from NESN

Tom Werner announced Thursday that Jenny Dell would part ways with NESN. It was her decision to step down from her job. This announcement comes in the wake of NESN’s decision to move her off the field during Red Sox games. All of this happened because of a January 1st tweet, which revealed that Dell […]

Ranking the AL East: Third Base

In our third installment of ranking the AL East it seems only natural to look at third base. If you missed last week’s post of second base you can check it out here. Spring training has officially started so baseball is ever closer and what better way to get in the mood than ranking some […]

Circling Back to Stephen Drew

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 […]

Offseason Activity Continues as Sox Trade RP Morales to Rockies for IF Hererra

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 […]

Red Sox Interested in Rafael Furcal

Xander Bogaerts will start next year for the Red Sox, but the question remains whether it will be at shortstop at third base. We probably won’t have the answer to this question til Spring Training next year, but how to the Red Sox approach this offseason could help us make a guess. It looks like […]

Finding a First Baseman for the Red Sox: Napoli, Hart, Trumbo?

Last year around this time, the Red Sox signed Mike Napoli to a 3-year, $39 million contract. After a physical, Napoli was found to have a degenerative hip condition called avascular necrosis. Napoli’s contract was subsequently reduced to a one-year, $5 million deal with $8 million in incentives. From there, Napoli had a solid season […]

Trio of Red Sox Decline Their Qualifying Offers; What Happens Now?

Monday night, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew all declined their qualifying offers from the Red Sox. In doing so, they forfeited a guaranteed 1-year $14.1 million deal to test the market. This does not mean these players will not be on the Opening Day roster next year, but it does somewhat clarify the Red […]