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Hanley being Hanley: A tale of two seasons

Exactly one year ago today, the Boston Red Sox were 21-25 and on the verge of being swept by the hapless Minnesota Twins. The bats were cold, the pitching was atrocious, and the attitude in the clubhouse was reflective of a team who truly didn’t care. While I managed to convince myself that the Sox […]

Joltin’ Jackie? Bradley Halfway to DiMaggio’s 56-Game Hitting Streak

First pitch swinging – now that’s the way to get the pressure of a hitting streak out of the way. That’s how Jackie Bradley Jr. did it Tuesday night, anyway, taking the first pitch he saw off the Green Monster for a second inning double that extended his hitting streak to 28 games. He would […]

Mookie Has Muscles

Mookie Betts can absolutely rake …. in other news water is wet and baseballs are round. It was clear that Betts is a difference maker after he was a 4.8-win player in his rookie season, where he hit .291/.341/.479 with 10 DRS in centerfield. So putting him atop the Red Sox lineup again in 2016 […]

Joe Kelly Is Exactly What The Rotation Needs.

Joe Kelly could be the solution to the Red Sox problems thus far this season.  Kelly was dominant yesterday, pitching 6 2/3 of no hit baseball to only be pulled from the game after a 2 out Double.  Kelly who just came off the disabled list said that “I feel like it might be the […]

Jackie Bradley Jr. Increases Hit-Streak to 24 Games

Jackie Bradley Jr. is one of the hottest hitters in the MLB right now. In last night’s 5-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals, JBJ went 2-3 with a HR, RBI, and a BB. Bradley extended his hit-streak to 24 games, the longest active streak in the league this year. Bradley is now batting .338, […]

Red Sox Promote Andrew Benintendi To Double-A Portland

Picked seventh overall in the 2015 MLB Draft, Andrew Benintendi was promoted to Double-A Portland on the fifteenth. Benintendi, a product of the Arkansas Razorback’s baseball team, was batting .341 in the Carolina League, and was a major factor in his team’s successes. One of the most intriguing stat lines this outfielder can claim includes […]

Saving His Best For Last.

David Ortiz is having one of the best seasons of his career.  The way he’s swinging the bat, it doesn’t look like he’ll be slowing down anytime soon.  Ortiz looks locked in this season.  He’s batting a cool .320, has a OBP of .405, a slugging percentage of .695, and an absurd OPS of 1.101. […]

The Red Sox are for real

After winning 5 games ina row, it’s time to take the 2016 Boston Red Sox seriously.  Last night’s game extended the double-digit runs scored to four games.  They have scored a total of 51 runs in four games, which is extremely impressive.  I know it’s very early in the season and I know this offense […]

Steven Wright Cements Status as Red Sox Ace with Complete Game Win Over Yankees

Tim Wakefield on steroids. It is probably a poor turn of phrase given the stigma of performance-enhancing drugs and the recent spate of suspensions as Major League Baseball cracks down on PED violations. But how else to describe this start by Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright? Already putting up unfathomable numbers through his first five […]

Ortiz Goes Ballistic After Questionable Third Strike Call

Last night the Red Sox were in the Bronx for the first game of a three game series against the Yankees. Top of the ninth, bases loaded, one out, down by one run, Big Papi is up. Nobody else you’d rather have at bat in this situation. Ortiz had a great chance to capitalize late in the […]

Another Start, Another Disappointment.

For the second time in the last week The Yankees were able to rough up the Red Sox so-called “ace”.  After a tough loss last night, The Red Sox were looking to get back on track today.  Most teams would love to give the ball to their ace the day after a tough loss, however, […]

What’s Next for Pablo Sandoval?

This past Tuesday, Pablo Sandoval underwent a season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The back up third baseman will be sidelined for the remainder of the season and is expected to make a full recovery for the 2017 season. Sandoval came to Boston in 2015 with very high hopes of […]

Christian Vazquez, Meet the New York Tabloids. Tabloids, the Red Sox Starting Catcher.

Wordlessly, my coworker walked up to my desk, sifted through the Monday newspaper tucked underneath his arm, and started tacking up the separated page to my cubicle wall. It was the back page of the New York Daily News the day after the Boston Red Sox completed a clean sweep of the New York Yankees, introducing Sunday […]

Through 6 Starts, The Price Is Wrong

The 217 million dollar man has been less than stellar in the early days of his Red Sox career.  He has posted a 4-0 start, but when you look deeper at the numbers, they are not impressive.  For a guy who used to come into Fenway Park and baffle Red Sox hitters, his ERA at […]

Do the Red Sox Understand Platoons?

That is a mostly rhetorical question, but I’ve been wondering about it for a little over a week. Most of my confusion and bewilderment concerns Chris Young, and the fact that he has been poorly utilized by the Red Sox in 2016. I’ve emphasized it a lot before, but it’s worth mentioning again that Chris […]