// Xander Bogaerts

The Newest Four-Letter Word for the Red Sox: Hope

The 2015 Season for the Boston Red Sox has been defined by the latest tirade of four-letter words inspired by Rick Porcello’s latest pitching performance, Pablo Sandoval’s ninth inning fielding percentage, or any other seminal moment of disappointment. There are a lot to choose from. But lately, strangely, I’ve been finding myself coming back to […]

All-Star Worthy: Xander Bogaerts

Not much has gone well to date for the Red Sox, from their pitching staff to their current standing in the American League East. This might leave some fans looking forward to the All-Star game, and attempting to keep track of who might represent the Red Sox in the Midsummer Classic. While it would be […]

The Red Sox Trade Deadline Playbook

With the trade deadline a mere month away and the Red Sox in the basement of the American League East, the front office finds themselves in a precarious position. The Red Sox are sitting nine games under .500, but nonetheless are not out of the playoff picture. The question Red Sox Nation ponders is: where do […]

Dropkick Murphys Law: How Many Ways Can the Red Sox Find to Lose?

It’s so ridiculous, so unbelievable, that it’s almost laughable how many ways the Red Sox are finding to lose. Almost. After Eduardo Rodriguez gave the team a lift with a dazzling performance and desperately needed win, it was easy to envision that as a turning point that energized and rallied the team to a string […]

Eduardo Rodriguez Dazzles in Red Sox Debut

I hope the Red Sox can get a refund on that return ticket to Pawtucket. After the major league debut of Eduardo Rodriguez, called up from AAA Pawtucket for a presumed spot start, he won’t be going anywhere. That’s how good the 22-year-old was in tossing 7.2 shutout innings against the Texas Rangers in Globe […]

Early Season Injuries Plague Bogaerts, Sandoval, Workman and Castillo

While the Red Sox are off to a solid start (6-3) to the 2015 season, some of big-money players are already injured. Xander Bogaerts sought out an MRI after reporting to Fenway Park on Tuesday with an injured knee suffered during the Red Sox home opener against the Washington Nationals. Bogaerts did not play in […]

Red Sox 2015 Preview: Napoli, Pedroia, Bogaerts, Sandoval, Ortiz

The Red Sox are expected to have one of the best lineups in baseball, and most of that comes from their versatility and depth around the infield. This could be one of the best offensive teams in baseball during the 2015 season, and with the rotation lacking luster at the top, manager John Farrell will […]

Why Watch the Red Sox? Mooooookieeeee and the Rooooookieeeeees (and Some Guy Named Jeter)

And then there were two. This afternoon, the Boston Red Sox play their second to last game of the atrocity that is the 2014 season, though you’d be excused for confusing them with the Pawtucket Red Sox. Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, and Shane Victorino are all out for the season, leaving a collection […]

Video: Red Sox Turn 2-6-3-4-5-3 Double Play (But Still Lose to Yankees)

I’m hard pressed to think of another Red Sox-Yankees series in September that had less meaning, but then again I’m only 25, so what do I know? What I do know is that this Red Sox season is hopelessly lost, and now it’s all about enjoying the little things in life/baseball. So even though the […]

Struggling Season Continues for Xander Bogaerts

There is no better literal representation for the headache of a season Xander Bogaerts has had for the Red Sox this year than the 89 mile-per-hour changeup the 21-year-old took off the head Friday night. Bogaerts’ night at the plate said it all, really.  His first at-bat he crushed a Felix Hernandez pitch well over […]

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 […]

Trading Jon Lester Could Ignite a Red Sox Dynasty

I love Jon Lester. As a native New Englander with a passion for baseball, I have always admired the intensity Lester brings to the mound every fifth day. He has been a reliable starting pitcher since his first full season, making at least 31 starts every year since 2008, and his 21 starts this season rank […]

Red Sox Should Invest in Youth; Look Beyond 2014

What exactly was the 2013 season for the Boston Red Sox? A miraculous journey from Spring Training underdogs to bearded kings of October? A triumphant year of destiny inspired by the tragic events of the Boston Marathon? Hardly. The reality is that the 2013 World Series was purchased by the Red Sox, as free agents like Mike […]

Time in Big Leagues will Heal Slumping Xander Bogaerts

In the first game of the doubleheader with the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, Xander Bogaerts booted a routine ground ball at third base that cost the Red Sox two runs, and he went 0-4 at the plate with three strikeouts. The game may have been the low point of the year for the 21-year-old shortstop turned […]

Buy or Sell? Red Sox Have Bright Future Despite 2014 Woes

When the July 31 trading deadline arrives, teams across the landscape of Major League Baseball will be forced to acknowledge the standings, and recognize where they belong in the pennant race. There is plenty of time between now and then for teams like the Boston Red Sox to reverse their poor fortunes and ride momentum […]