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Red Sox Benefit from an Opportunistic Draft Strategy

The Red Sox selection of amateur lefty Jason Groome was a case of extremely good fortune and timing. The pick was almost universally regarded as a steal, as many writers felt that Groome was a top 2 prospect in this draft, and was at one point considered the favorite to go first overall. That Groome […]

Red Sox Draft LHP Jason Groome

The Red Sox selected left-handed pitcher Jason Groome with the 12th overall pick in this years MLB Draft. Groome is a 17 year old senior from Barneget High School in Barneget, New Jersey, and was the top rated prospect heading into the draft. The lefty stands six feet six inches tall, weighs 220 pounds, and is currently committed to Vanderbilt University, which also […]

Which Sox Players Will Make The All-Star Game?

David Ortiz, Xander Bogaerts, and Jackie Bradley Jr. are among the leaders in the AL all star voting as of Tuesday. Jackie sits comfortably in the number three spot (over 937,000 votes) right behind Mike Trout and Lorenzo Cain. He is expected to be a starter in the All-Star game. Meanwhile Ortiz and Bogaerts both […]

Three Options in Left Field for the Red Sox

Two nights ago in San Francisco, Chris Young made a highlight-reel catch that an average outfielder would typically not make. Young was only in left field because Blake Swihart “severely sprained” his right ankle in a game against the Blue Jays, and Swihart was only in left because Brock Holt is on the disabled list with […]

Carl Crawford Designated for Assignment by Dodgers

Carl Crawford. Four time All-Star, Gold Glove winner, and a very rich man. Once one of the most dynamic players in Major League Baseball during his tenure in Tampa Bay, he was ripe for the taking in 2011. Naturally, a team with deep pockets signed him to a huge contract: 7 years, $142 million. That […]

Red Sox To Battle Giants In Two Game Mini-Series

The Red Sox look to rebound from a tough series against the Blue Jays when they face-off against the San Francisco Giants for a quick two game series at AT&T Park. The Sox, (33-24, T-1st in A.L East), will head back to the Bay Area for the first time since 2013, and will go up against a loaded Giants squad, (35-24, […]

Sox Have Lost 4 of The Last 5

The Boston Red Sox have lost 4 of their last 5, and they have all been pretty ugly.  The pitching staff has been terrible, the hitting hasn’t been what it was a few weeks ago and the team looks a little flat.  Hanley Ramirez and Travis Shaw offense has been slipping, Jackie Bradley hasn’t been […]

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 […]