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Red Sox 2010 Payroll: $168 Million Sure Doesn’t Buy What it Used to

Talks of a prolonged recession and rampant unemployment have led us all to take money saving strides. We as a nation we’ve begun stretching each and every dollar, car pooling, bargain hunting, skipping concerts, and sporting events we used to go to, to steal a line from John McCain, we’re cutting our pork spending. In the meantime, Theo Epstein’s having […]

Dominant Lester Helps Red Sox Sweep Blue Jays

With the Celtics and Bruins moving on to the second round of the playoffs, the Red Sox have hit the sports back burner in Boston, for now. In case you didn’t notice, the Red Sox have won seven of nine overall. They earned their first series sweep of the season. They’re back at .500. No […]

Maybe Two Drews are Better Than One

As the Red Sox continue to look for a shortstop for the time being, even with Dustin Pedroia now being rumored, a brother of one current Red Sox player could head to Boston to fill in the vacancy. That man is Stephen Drew, the younger brother of right fielder J.D. Drew. The younger Drew currently […]

Blue Jays Sign Alex Gonzalez, Sox Have Other Options

The Toronto Blue Jays may have just made Thanksgiving Day a disappointing day in Boston. Hey, those Canadians celebrate the holiday on the second Monday in October anyway (like that makes sense). The Blue Jays signed free agent shortstop Alex Gonzalez on Thursday to a one-year, $2.75 million deal. The Sox were reportedly interested in […]

Missing Nomar: The Red Sox Shortstop Search Continues

Fourteen players have started at shortstop since the beginning of the 2004 season: Nomar Garciaparra, Pokey Reese, Cesar Crespo, Ricky Gutierrez, Mark Bellhorn, Orlando Cabrera, Edgar Renteria, Royce Clayton, Alex Cora, Alex Gonzalez, Julio Lugo, Dustin Pedroia, Jed Lowrie and Nick Green. Only Gonzalez, Cora, Lugo and Renteria made more than 100 starts at the […]

Red Sox Decline Option On Alex Gonzalez

On Sunday, the Red Sox declined the $6 million option they held on Alex Gonzalez for the 2010 season.  By declining his option the Red Sox find themselves without an everyday shortstop on the roster.  Is this the end of Gonzalez’s second stint with the Red Sox or is free agency a more favorable route […]

Red Sox Hot Stove 2009 Preview

Five years and two days ago, the Red Sox ended an 86-year World Series drought. Today they are 18 days removed from being swept by the Angels in the ALDS. This will be a big offseason for the Red Sox because they have some glaring holes they need to fill. The team needs to acquire […]

Blue Jays Blow Out Sox AAA Club 12-0

In a game barely worth recapping, the Blue Jays ripped through the Red Sox, winning 12-0 behind ace Roy Halladay. Perhaps making a last pitch (get it?) for the Cy Young Award, Halladay tossed a complete-game, three-hit shutout. While incredible, the start wasn’t very impressive, considering the Red Sox threw out a lineup that included […]

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 […]

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 […]

Green Makes Pitching Debut, but Boston Falls to Chicago

With the Yankees dropping another game to the Rangers, the Red Sox looked to gain momentum on New York while keeping Texas at bay. However, giving up nine runs in three innings did not help as the White Sox handed Boston a 9-5 loss. Starter Junichi Tazawa was not in prime form and with several relievers […]

Ortiz and Sox Walk-Off Win 3-2

Although Tim Wakefield received a no-decision, he put in seven solid innings of work for the Red Sox. Paul Konerko got Chicago on the scoreboard in the top of the first with a triple to center which drove in Gordon Beckham. David Ortiz tied the game up in the second with his first of two […]

Existentialsim: Sox beat Sox, 12-8

While it’s rarely a Sartre-worthy occasion when the Red Sox and the White get together, this evening’s contest wasn’t as close as the scoreline indicates. The Red Sox’ dominant 12-8 win marked a hard-learned lesson gleaned from the previous series’ defeat: Sometimes, you’ve got to win ugly. Chicago’s southsiders took the first lead, but were […]

The Boys are Back: Brett Favre, Tom Brady, Michael Vick

A weekly column taking a look at the sports stories that left us asking the question, “did that just happen?” In no particular order… Brett Favre pulls another “just kidding” and is back from retirement Surprise. Since he’s only done this two other times (note: sarcasm), I think this latest move didn’t actually shock anyone, […]

Sox Rough Up Halladay, Win 6-1

The Red Sox offense jumped out to an early lead against All-Star Roy Halladay. Ortiz hit his 250th home run as a Red Sox player in the second inning to give the Sox a 1-0 lead over Halladay and the Blue Jays and the Sox would not look back. After Casey Kotchman reached on an […]