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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 […]

#ICYMI – Steven Wright Sends Chris Colabello a Little Gift after Beaning Him

Chris Colabello of the Toronto Blue Jays was hit in the head by a Steven Wright 87 mph fastball during  an April 17th match up in Boston. It was the top of the 4th inning when Colabello entered the batter’s box. A wild fastball was delivered to the plate and it struck him in the […]

When Will the Red Sox Fire John Farrell?

That headline is admittedly ominous, but this is not a pessimistic exercise. Rather, it really is worth asking when the Red Sox are going to finally part with John Farrell as their manager and allow Torey Lovullo to take over. It is a question of when, not if, because Farrell is clearly on his last […]

Price, Kimbrel Falter as Red Sox Fall to Orioles in Home Opener

Maybe it was the Baltimore Orioles, baseball’s last undefeated team. Maybe it was the heightened pressure of the home opener, Fenway Park packed in with 37,160 Boston Red Sox fans anxious to see their new ace and new team for 2016 get off to a fast start. Maybe it was just a blip, one bad […]

Edwin Encarnacion, Next Red Sox DH? David Ortiz Endorses

The rest of the country may be focused on the Republican and Democratic primaries for the 2016 presidential election, but Red Sox Nation is worried about filling another prominent position that will decide the future of our country: designated hitter. With the face of the franchise, David Ortiz, set to retire at the end of this […]

Doubts Linger for Red Sox as Buchholz Falters in Price’s Footsteps

Opening Day was everything the Boston Red Sox wished and planned for after the offseason. Wednesday’s game? Affirmation of everything that Red Sox fans were worried about coming into this season. One day after David Price struck out 10 batters to show why the Red Sox signed him as the new ace and face of the pitching staff, […]

Offseason Script Finally Goes as Planned in Opening Day Win for Price, Red Sox

So far, so good. For once, or for one day, the Boston Red Sox saw the offseason script  carried out to perfection as they opened the 2016 season with a 6-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. Making their Red Sox debuts, David Price struck out 10 over six innings and newly acquired closer Craig Kimbrel […]

Opening Day is Here (Kind of) for the 2016 Red Sox

Drama has swirled around the Boston Red Sox since the end of the 2015 regular season after finishing 78-84 and placing dead last in the American League East. The front office decided that enough is enough, so they made moves to shake up the roster with the goal of benefitting the Red Sox immediately. After trading […]

Red Sox Need Ryan Hanigan

Saturday’s exhibition finale in Montreal offered some insight into how the Red Sox will be able to succeed in 2016. Travis Shaw continued to dominate as he has all Spring, but the single biggest contributor in the game was Ryan Hanigan. It might be easy to think that Hanigan played well against mostly third-string competition, […]