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The Return of Eduardo Rodriguez

When Eduardo Rodriguez dislocated his knee cap in spring training it was a shocking disappointment for many fans. He was expected to settle into Boston’s rotation and this anticipation had cultivated an anxious hope that he could build on an impressive rookie campaign. That anxiety boiled for over three months after the injury. The Red Sox front office exercised caution with […]

Betts Hits 3 Home Runs; Knocks in 5 RBIs

Anyone watching the Red Sox take on the Orioles last night knew that they were watching an impressive Mookie Betts show-and that was only after the second inning. On the second pitch of the game, Betts sent a 1-0 fastball over the center field wall in Camden Yards. Pedroia added a home run for the […]

Red Sox Trade Targets

Dave Dombrowski is going to make a move before the trade deadline, the only question is will it be a big splash or a minor improvement?  With what is ranked the 4th best farm system in baseball, and with 5 players in the top 100 for prospects, Dombrowski has resources he can use to acquire […]

Kelly Struggles Against Blue Jays, Leaves Room For Hope

The honest truth is that Joe Kelly struggled against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. It was a bit of a strange start for Kelly, because while he did struggle, he also showed some encouraging sings that suggest the potential for future success. Kelly lasted 4.2 innings while allowing 5 runs on 9 hits […]

Why is Buchholz Still With the Sox?

The Red Sox suffered an 8-2 loss last night to the Colorado Rockies. Clay Buchholz got the start on the bump for the Sox and it was a rough one. Buchholz pitched five innings, let up seven hits, six earned runs, and three home runs. He is now 2-5 on the season with a 6.35 […]

Xander Is Jeter Like

No, I’m not saying Xander Bogaerts is Derek Jeter, or is going to be Derek Jeter.  However, the Red Sox finally have a consistent shortstop, something they haven’t had since Nomar.   When Nomar left he left a big hole at shortstop, and it has been a revolving door since then.  Orlando Cabrera, Edgar Renteria, Alex […]

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 […]