// MLB Trade Deadline

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 […]

Red Sox Pitching Staff: Help Wanted

The biggest flaw with the Boston Red Sox team at this point in the season has been the pitching staff, and help is needed. The heralded ace David Price has been good this season with a 7-3 record and 91 strikeouts, but his 4.63 ERA leaves plenty of room for improvement. Then there is Steven Wright, who […]

So That’s Happening: Blue Jays Swap Reyes for Rockies’ Tulowitzki before Trade Deadline

Where to even start? I’d been awake for less than an hour when my phone told me that the Toronto Blue Jays had swung a trade for Troy Tulowitzki, sending Jose Reyes and a package of pitching prospects to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for the five-time All-Star shortstop. Good morning, AL East, indeed!

Red Sox Front Office Should Not Look to Trade Clay Buchholz

As the trade deadline approaches the rumors have begun to swirl rapidly. The most recent whispers have circled around pitcher Clay Buchholz. This season has been a roller coaster for the eight-year veteran; while he has shown flashes of brilliance, he has also pitched very poorly on many occasions. In a year when the Red Sox […]

The Red Sox Trade Deadline Playbook

With the trade deadline a mere month away and the Red Sox in the basement of the American League East, the front office finds themselves in a precarious position. The Red Sox are sitting nine games under .500, but nonetheless are not out of the playoff picture. The question Red Sox Nation ponders is: where do […]

Red Sox Needs: Move Hanley Ramirez to 1B, Acquire True Ace

It’s safe to say that the 2015 season has been a disappointment for the Red Sox so far. We’re sitting below .500 and now sit in last place in the weak AL East. Night in and night out something has always seemed to go wrong; it is a team has showed no consistency. At the start of the year […]

ESPN Broadcasting Red Sox-Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball from Green Monster

Even after the team shipped out a fifth of the 25-man roster, including its two best starting pitchers in Jon Lester and John Lackey, the Red Sox just keep coming up with reasons for fans to tune in after the trade deadline. First, it was the potential awkwardness of Stephen Drew and Chris Capuano switching dugouts to […]

Awkward Turtle: Former Red Sox Capuano and Drew to Take Field at Fenway…as Yankees

In April, Chris Capuano looked like he would be a key part of the Boston Red Sox bullpen, a vaunted lefty reliever who had given up zero runs in 11 appearances. Two months later, the Red Sox re-signed Stephen Drew, solidifying the left side of the infield to make a push for the playoffs. Today, both […]

Red Sox Trade Andrew Miller for Top 100 Prospect Rodriguez

The Boston Red Sox have traded Andrew Miller to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league, left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez. Rodriguez was a top 100 prospect, and ranked as one of the top five prospects in the Orioles minor league system before the start of 2014 season. He pitched this season at the Double-A […]

MLB Trade Deadline: Red Sox Trade John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for Allen Craig

The Boston Red Sox have traded John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals in return for first baseman-outfielder Allen Craig and right-handed pitcher Joe Kelly. The Cardinals will also receive minor league pitcher Corey Littrell and cash considerations. Craig has been with the Cardinals since the beginning of his career in 2006, and plays both first base and […]

Red Sox DFA A.J. Pierzynski: Sign of Things to Come

In a NESN interview on Tuesday, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington admitted, “At some point, we may need to be realistic and focus on helping the 2015 team.” That time is now. It is time for all of us to be realistic. They aren’t closing the gap. The Sox have struggled all year, and the […]

Looking Back: Trade Deadline A Missed Opportunity for Red Sox to do…Something

The July 31st trade deadline should have been an opportunity for the seemingly paralyzed Red Sox to decide what direction the franchise is heading, both in this year and the ones to come. Two weeks later, however, that has still yet to happen. After essentially staying the same (not including the 100 pounds saved by swapping […]

Red Sox Trade Deadline 2012: Blow It Up!

July 31st has been an important day several times in the history of the John Henry era Red Sox. Nomar Garciaparra was traded in 2004, leading of course to the magical World Series run. The following year, Jonathan Papelbon made his debut while Manny Ramirez failed to start, although he pinch hit after the deadline […]

Post-Deadline Contenders: Where Do the Red Sox Stand?

Every baseball season, the days leading up to the July 31st trading deadline offer teams the chance to evaluate their place in the league and decide whether or not to invest more or less into the active season. The Red Sox are no amateurs when it comes to making deadline deals, whether it be the […]

Red Sox Trade for Rich Harden “Called Off”

UPDATE (3:00 a.m., Sunday): The deal for the oft-injured Rich Harden is reportedly off. According to the Boston Globe, Red Sox officials reviewed Harden’s medical records and came to the conclusion he would not be able to get through the rest of the major league season. “I’m here and staying here,” Harden told reporters in […]