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Red Sox Take Barnes, Swihart in First Round of MLB Draft

On the first day of the Major League Baseball Rule 4 draft the Boston Red Sox continued Theo Epstein’s plan to build and maintain a development machine. With four selections in the first round and the supplemental “sandwich” round thanks to free agent compensation picks, the Sox could take advantage of the draft board to […]

Kevin Slowey: Red Sox Rotation Target?

Causing flashbacks to the injury bug that plagued the Red Sox in 2010, the combined loss of John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka to the disabled list has put into play the depth Theo Epstein built over the winter. Both swingman Alfredo Aceves and knuckleballer Tim Wakefield are currently in the starting rotation. With lefty prospect […]

Red Sox Rout Tigers 14-1 in Rain-Shortened Victory

During the offseason, the Red Sox looked like the team to beat in the American League – a run-scoring machine. Two weeks into the season it looked like the machine wasn’t as good as advertised; the pitching, the hitting, and the bullpen all looked like the injury-plagued 2006 and 2010 squads. As the saying goes, […]

Crawford Flashes Power, But Indians Beat Red Sox 3-2

The Cleveland Indians were not expected to be among baseball’s best teams in 2011. After the sweep at the hands of the Texas Rangers to begin the season the Indians were supposed to be a rebound for the struggling Red sox. Nearly two months later, the Indians are the first team to 30 wins and […]

Chicago Cubs Bear Down On Red Sox 9-3 As Boston Bullpen Implodes

After Friday’s rout of the visiting Cubs the Red Sox looked primed to continue their hot streak. Matt Garza had already been scratched for his Sunday start, leaving Boston with Carlos Zambrano as the biggest hurdle to face on the weekend. Filling in for the injured John Lackey, Alfredo Aceves pitched admirably but watched from […]

Beckett Leads Red Sox to 6-0 Victory Over Yankees

Winners of Game 1 of the series, the Red Sox entered Saturday’s matchup with a tall order: beat CC Sabathia for a chance to reach .500 with a victory on Sunday. While there are no guarantees in baseball, the Red Sox are continuing to dig out of their early season slump.  In the first two […]

Youkilis and Gonzalez Power Red Sox to 9-5 Victory over Twins

After making his first relief appearance during the thirteen inning, rain-delayed marathon Wednesday night, Daisuke Matsuzaka entered Sunday’s game coming off a one inning outing where he allowed two runs and took the loss. With a recent history of success, including 2007’s Mother’s Day Miracle against the Orioles, the Red Sox looked to build upon […]

Lester Out-Duels Haren; Red Sox Top Angels 4-3

The Red Sox will escape facing Jared Weaver in this series with the Angels, but co-ace Dan Haren lined up against Sox ace Jon Lester Friday night. Terry Francona could hardly have asked for a better pitcher from his staff to handle the responsibility of winning a game for the manager’s birthday, and Lester proved […]

Matsuzaka, Lowrie and Ellsbury Power Red Sox to 9-1 Victory over Blue Jays

In a rare morning start on Patriots Day, Daisuke Matsuzaka came out firing and looked like a new man after his implosion against the Tampa Bay Rays last week. Over seven innings, Matsuzaka was stingy, giving up 1 hit and needing just 89 pitches to send Jays hitters back to the dugout empty-handed time after […]

Clay Buchholz Signs Extension With Red Sox

The Red Sox’ front office and management has made one thing very clear during their tenure: they are dedicated to putting a competitive team on the field now and in the future. As part of that plan Kevin Youkilis, Dustin Pedroia, Jon Lester and now Clay Buchholz have all been approached with and successfully signed […]

Red Sox Fall to 0-5 After 8-4 Loss To Tribe

In the fifth installment of a classic adventure series, we once again rejoin “our hero” in yet another perilous situation. Be it hanging precariously over a pit of lava or strapped to a table beneath a laser while the villain laughs maniacally during his monologue, we sympathize with and are shocked by, his plight. And […]

David Ortiz, Jay-Z Settle 40/40 Nightclub Naming Dispute

Earlier this month, David Ortiz and Jay-Z resumed the legal conflict that began last April over the names of the nightclubs owned by the slugger and the singer. Jay-Z owns a collection of clubs of the name 40/40 while Ortiz, supposedly influenced by the former’s business, opened a Forty-Forty club of his own in the […]

Wakefield & Matsuzaka: Trade Bait or Fifth Starters?

Red Sox spring training has not been very exciting in the traditional sense – few positional battles. Aside from Marco Scutaro and Jed Lowrie competing to be the everyday shortstop, which was uphill for Lowrie in any regard, and the search for a lefty reliever, the 25-man roster was essentially set at the beginning of […]

Showalter Speaks His Mind About Theo Epstein

Also Read: SoB’s Matt Goisman defends Theo Epstein. The Baltimore Orioles are a proud and storied franchise, despite their recent downturn. Bringing in Buck Showalter as manager to help the young team was one step in their rebuilding process. Part of that step involves the team finding it’s own voice – and Showalter has taken […]

David Ortiz Swings for the Fences Against Jay-Z in Court

While March is a month of renewal and hope for Major League Baseball players and their fans, David Ortiz is finding some of his spring training in a “rain delay” thanks to a legal dispute with singer Jay-Z. Both men have opened nightclubs with similar names. Unable to reach a settlement rumored last April, the […]