// Koji Uehara

Red Sox making moves: Acquire reliever Brad Ziegler from Arizona

It’s no secret that Dave Dombrowski has been in search of bullpen help as the August trade deadline fast approaches. Last night (or early this morning) the Red Sox acquired 36 year old righty Brad Ziegler from Arizona for prospects Jose Almonte and Luis Alejandro Basabe. Ziegler will immediately help to stabilize a bullpen that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sox Trade Miley To Mariners, Solidify Bullpen For Next Season

Dave Dombrowski and the Red Sox have been active this off season with the huge free agent move to land a dominant ace starter in David Price, possibly the games best closer in Craig Kimbrel, and outfielder Chris Young. Boston’s latest action came in the form of a trade with the Seattle Mariners. The Sox […]

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 […]

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 […]

Owens, Red Sox Bullpen Shaky in Extra-Innings Loss

Sunday’s 10-8 extra-inning loss to the Seattle Mariners was a perfect microcosm of the Red Sox’ 2015 season: plenty of hits and production by the lineup, complete and total failure from the pitching staff. In fact, the lineup went above and beyond the call of duty, erasing a 7-0 deficit to tie the game at […]

Koji Uehara Out for Remainder of Season with Broken Wrist

The Red Sox season is unofficially over, but for their closer, Koji Uehara it’s official. Uehara took a line drive to the wrist off the bat of Detroit’s Ian Kinsler in Boston’s 7-2 victory Sunday at Comerica Park. The right-hander reached for the hot shot from Kinsler and the ball made contact with his wrist putting […]

Small Deals Can Make a Big Impact on the Red Sox

With the trade deadline action in full force, the Red Sox need to take a serious look at the players on their roster and their roles in the 2016 season. Shane Victorino was the first Sox player to be dealt, but there are more moves to be made in order to best develop a functioning […]

Red Sox Historically Bad on the Road, All But Out of AL East Hunt

Boston has been bruised, battered, and beaten in every facet of the game on their tough 7-game swing through Los Angeles and Houston. The Sox dropped four straight to the Angels in a sweep, something that has never happened on the Angels turf in the 55-year history of the series between the two teams. In […]

Red Sox Bullpen Sleeper: Matt Barnes

Much has been made about the poor performance of Red Sox starting pitchers in 2015, and how it has contributed to the team’s last-place standing. That criticism is justified, of course, but there is a sense that placing so much blame on the starters is shielding the team’s relievers from the criticism that they rightfully […]

Brock Holt Hits for the Cycle, Red Sox Snap 7-Game Skid

Brock Holt hit for the cycle in the Red Sox 9-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves to split the two games at Fenway. He is the first Red Sox player to hit for the cycle since John Valentin on June 6th, 1996. This is only the 21st cycle in franchise history. Holt started out going to […]

Dropkick Murphys Law: How Many Ways Can the Red Sox Find to Lose?

It’s so ridiculous, so unbelievable, that it’s almost laughable how many ways the Red Sox are finding to lose. Almost. After Eduardo Rodriguez gave the team a lift with a dazzling performance and desperately needed win, it was easy to envision that as a turning point that energized and rallied the team to a string […]

Red Sox Weekly Round Up: Starting Pitching Continues to be Woeful

I’ve done my absolute best to be optimistic about this pitching staff. Of course we all know how unproven the entire rotation was coming into this season, but it seemed like the five of them would be able to put it together. Each pitcher has had success in the past and the thought was they […]