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Could the Red Sox Double Down on Yu Darvish?

The 2011 Boston Red Sox were in distress: the team missed the playoffs, had key free agents departing with no clear answers on the farm, and a starting rotation that while hyped at the start of the season, with the addition of a good Josh Beckett, finished by under-performing. In 2006 this solution included a […]

Dan Duquette Finally Back in Baseball as Orioles GM: What’s Next?

In a year where it seems like every team has been hunting for a general manager, dozens of names have been tossed about: former GMs, assistant GMs ready to take over for their current team or accept a promotion with another team, and long-rumored potential candidates like Kim Ng. One name that didn’t get much […]

The Red Sox, “Carmine,” Stats, and Success

Having missed the playoffs for the second straight year, the Red Sox are in flux. Terry Francona is gone, Theo Epstein is on his way to the Chicago Cubs, and Boston fans are still trying to understand just what went wrong during a season that began with lofty expectations. In a stunning turn around, critics […]

2011 Red Sox: Don’t Blame the Game, Blame the Player(s)

The 2011 season is the low-point for the John Henry-owned Red Sox. Not since 2003 has Red Sox Nation faced such a tragedy. This year, however, there was no Aaron Boone moment to provide a quick death to Boston’s World Series ambitions. This was a death by a thousand paper cuts. Eight-year manager Terry Francona […]

Red Sox Fall to Rays 8-5, Wild Card Lead Now Two Games

The last few weeks have not gone well for the Red Sox. Whether the correct word is panic or injury, the Sox have watched themselves fall from first place to second in the AL East and are now watching what was a done deal – the Wild Card – become a sprint to the finish. […]

Erik Bedard on the 2012 Red Sox?

When the Red Sox acquired Erik Bedard in the remaining minutes of the trade deadline it seemed likely the left-handed Canadian was a rental who helped clear some space on the 40-man roster. Unlike the Victor Martinez and Jason Bay, Bedard will probably not qualify for free agent compensation. Of course, the team can always […]

Carl Crawford Is Having A Bad Year

As Hurricane Irene approached the East Coast, Carl Crawford put pen to paper (or more likely hands to keyboard) and wrote a diary entry for ESPN. In Boston, like New York, the media, the fans and the cities themselves can be tough on athletes. With every Boston sports team winning at least one championship over […]

Miller, Red Sox Roll to 6-0 Victory Over Rangers

The last time the Red Sox visited the Ballpark at Arlington things did not go well.  If there were remaining doubts about the Red Sox ability to play at the same level as the Texas Rangers, those have been silenced the last three days. With Andrew Miller on the mound against the surprisingly effective Alexi […]

Red Sox Trade Targets: Ubaldo Jimenez & Erik Bedard

No matter what a team looks like at the start of the season, the mantra that you can never have enough pitching seems to hold true. With Clay Buchholz still sidelined with a back injury, Daisuke Matsuzaka done for the season, and John Lackey still doing his disappearing act on the mound, the Red Sox […]

Red Sox Trade Rumors: Carlos Beltran, Matt Garza, Andre Ethier

The Red Sox have not been shy about making moves at the trade deadline and this year may be no different.  Despite a number of close races around baseball, some teams are preparing to be sellers as July 31st nears.  Carlos Beltran, Matt Garza and Andre Ethier are a few of the names that have […]

Josh Beckett Tosses 1-Hitter Against Rays in 3-0 Victory

If there were any remaining doubts about Josh Beckett returning to form in 2011, the big right-hander did everything he could to put them to rest. In his best start of the season, and possibly in a Red Sox uniform, Beckett pitched brilliantly against the Tampa Bay Rays for nine innings, allowing just one weakly […]

Daisuke Matsuzaka: From Posting Fee to Tommy John Surgery

The spring of 2006 marked an important moment in baseball history: the first World Baseball Classic tournament was held. An international tournament designed to counteract the loss of baseball from the Olympics, expand the game to new markets, and give baseball a global stage similar to soccer’s World Cup. The first (and in 2009, the […]

Report: Dustin Pedroia May Need Right Knee Surgery

The Red Sox improved to 7-1 against the Yankees on Wednesday night, but they may have sustained a loss of a different sort. Dustin Pedroia is reportedly headed back to Boston to get his right knee looked at, according to the Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham and Nick Cafardo. He may need surgery that would sideline […]

Ortiz, Drew Nudge Wakefield Towards History in 11-6 Win Over Yankees

Yankee Stadium must be serving Boston cuisine in the clubhouse this year: entering Wednesday’s game, the Red Sox had won the first four contests of 2011 in the home of their arch rivals. After the game they would move to 5-0 on the season when visiting Yankee Stadium, beating the home team 8-5 and moving […]

Ellsbury, Ortiz Power Red Sox to 6-4 Victory Over Yankees

Fresh off a sweep of the Oakland A’s, the Red Sox entered Yankee Stadium, the first stop on a three-city road trip, looking to keep their winning ways going. With Jon Lester taking the mound for Game 1, the series looked like it would open with a bang. While Lester did not have his best […]