// Lars Anderson

Red Sox Spring Training (3/7-3/13): Roster Trimmed, Gonzalez Debuts Saturday

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s continuing coverage of the Red Sox’s Spring Training! Opening Day is less than four weeks away, and we’ll be be right there every day leading up to it. Nine games in seven days is a lot of games, but we’ve got recaps for every one of them. But even […]

Red Sox Hold Off Yankees Again For 7-3 Win

Behind the masterful performance of Jon Lester, the Red Sox took down the Pinstripes 7-3 on Saturday in New York. Lester, who will be gunning for win #20 in his final start of the year, had a perfect game through 4.0 innings and a no-no through 5.1. He only gave up two hits to go […]

Lester Strikes Out 12 in Efficient Victory in Seattle

The phrase “one bad inning” has often been associated with Red Sox starter Jon Lester. On Monday night at Safeco Field it would as well, but the one bad inning would belong to the Seattle Mariners pitcher FACING Lester, Doug Fister. Fister gave up four of his six hits and three of his five earned […]

Rookies Help Wakefield, 44, Become Oldest Sox Pitcher to Get Win

With the Red Sox fading from the playoff picture, Terry Francona penciled three rookies in their early 20’s into the starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, along with 44-year-old knuckleballer Tim Wakefield. If the Red Sox had won on Tuesday night, the team was considering starting Clay Buchholz on three days […]

Red Sox Call Up Lars Anderson and Josh Reddick: Why?

In a lot of ways, the Red Sox season may have ended on Sunday when the White Sox completed their sweep of Boston. However, September is also a month of hope and renewal in baseball. With the 40-man roster, teams are able to bring up reinforcements from their farm systems and hold spring training tryouts […]

Kalish Grand Slam Helps Red Sox Creep Closer to Rays

First of all, let’s get this out of the way. After a demoralizing sweep at the hands of the Chicago White Sox over the weekend, the Red Sox have little or no shot of usurping the Rays or Yankees to earn a playoff berth this season. With that given, the Red Sox can make it […]

Ryan Howard: Albert Pujols’ New Best Friend?

This week Ryan Howard became the newest star to be locked up for the long-term. Twenty-five million dollars a year for a player likely to be more suited as a designated-hitter than a first baseman within a year or two. The question becomes then, how much should a true first baseman, and better hitter to […]

Lars Anderson Promoted to Pawtucket

Once heralded as the “first baseman of the future” Lars Anderson entered 2009 primed for a breakout; he hit .316/.436/.526/.962. A big year would have made the Red Sox failed acquisition of Mark Teixeira sting a bit less, provided insurance for David Ortiz, and allowed Youkilis to move to third base for the ailing Mike […]

Should the Red Sox Sign Mark Teixeira?

Mark Teixeira is the top target for many teams this off-season. So far, those rumored to be interested include the Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Angels, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles (Check out links for insider rumor) and of course the Red Sox. There’s one key issue for the Red Sox signing the slugging first baseman. Is Mark Teixeira worth it? If you’ve […]

Red Sox Farm Friday: Lars Anderson

Lars Anderson is the reason Mark Teixeira won’t be coming to Boston. Now that I have your attention, I’m not trying to say the Red Sox won’t pursue Teixeira, but doing so creates more problems than it solves. When you have a potential 30-HR bat like Anderson in the minors, its just smart not to […]