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Red Sox Bullpen to Open Season Without Carson Smith

The Red Sox were planning to open the 2016 season with a revamped bullpen being a major strength, especially in light of the litany of questions surrounding their starting rotation. The relief corp still figures to be strength of the pitching staff, but it took a major hit when the team announced yesterday that right-hander […]

9 Things to Look For at Red Sox Spring Training

Now that we have officially made it past the official report date for all Red Sox players, fans can finally start to look forward to Opening Day 2016. Spring Training is usually more of a fleeting tease than legitimate action, but there if one pays attention there are still lessons to be learned. With that […]

What to Expect from Travis Shaw

By now just about everyone knows that the Red Sox are going to throw Hanley Ramirez out at first base in 2016 and hope for the best. The good part about that plan is that Ramirez can’t possibly be worse at first than he was in Left Field in 2015, so there is nowhere to […]

Red Sox Smartly Chose Price Over Cueto

The Boston Red Sox had a variety of options in finding an ace this offseason. The free agent market featured several top of the rotation pitchers, and the trade market (allegedly) features other pitchers who would easily feature as any team’s ace. The Red Sox ended up making David Price the richest pitcher in history […]

Carson Smith Reshapes Red Sox Bullpen

The Red Sox made headlines early in the offseason with their blockbuster acquisition of All-World closer Craig Kimbrel, who basically makes a ninth inning lead an automatic win. There is no question that Kimbrel immediately stabilized what was one of the worst relief corps in the Majors last season, but another trade for a reliever […]

There’s Hope for a Hanley Trade

Sometimes in sports there exists a gap between what fans or analysts might hope or want a team to do with its roster and what that team actually does. One example involves the Red Sox and Hanley Ramirez. About halfway through the 2015 season it became apparent that Hanley was/is not interested in making himself […]

Red Sox Targeting David Price

Its no surprise to anyone that the Red Sox are planning to play at the top of the starting pitching market this offseason, both in trades and free agency. David Price has been seen as the top available arm, along with Zack Greinke and sometimes Johnny Cueto. Each would be a pretty significant upgrade over […]

Kimbrel’s Effect on the Red Sox Bullpen

The Red Sox made headlines on Friday night with their surprising acquisition of Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres, marking Dave Dombrowski’s first significant roster move in Boston. Kimbrel immediately becomes the closer for the Red Sox since he has been one of the most dominant relievers in the history of the game, and […]

Dombrowski Announces His Arrival to Red Sox with Trade for Kimbrel

The Boston Red Sox held a press conference back in August to introduce Dave Dombrowski as the new president of baseball operations, in the midst of (another) failed season en route to a third last place finish in four years. But throughout the remainder of the season, Dombrowski’s presence was more felt than seen or heard – […]

Greinke Not a Fit for Red Sox

We’ve already been over how the Red Sox need starting pitching, particularly a top-end starter. National League Cy Young contender Zack Greinke is one of the most readily available options on the free agent market, and some have suggested that he should be the next great Red Sox Ace. There have also been reports that […]

Red Sox Keep Buchholz…For Now

When the news came out on Wednesday that the Red Sox had exercised their option on Clay Buchholz, it seemed obvious and mystifying at the same time. The news itself was largely unsurprising, but the next step in the process remains unclear. For some reason the Red Sox were expected to pick up the $13 […]

Should the Red Sox Want Johnny Cueto?

Earlier in the week we proposed a similar question regarding David Price, in wondering whether the Red Sox should consider a serious run at a major free agent in their search for an Ace for the starting rotation. Johnny Cueto is a very, very similar player to Price, and will most likely cost just almost […]

Three Red Sox Needs

Earlier in the week we looked at some of the Red Sox’ current organizational strengths heading into the offseason, and now we are taking a look at some needs the team will be working to improve on this winter. Most of them are pretty obvious and involve pitching, but let’s get into it. Below are […]

Can the Red Sox Avoid Being the Victim of the Yankees 10,000th Win? Please?

Lord knows it’s been months since I’ve asked anything of the 2015 Boston Red Sox. Mired in last place and saddled with two free agent splashes that never made it out of the shallow end, what was there to ask? But with only a few games left, I do have one final request as a […]

Ex-Sox closer Papelbon Brawls With MVP Candidate Bryce Harper

This week, the Washington Nationals were tied up in a 4-4 game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. when MVP candidate Bryce Harper stepped to the plate. Before getting to the at bat it is important to mention some history. This season the Nationals were favored to win the NL East […]