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Rusney Castillo Placed on Outright Waivers

Back in 2014, when the Red Sox signed Cuban native Rusney Castillo to a 7-year, $72.5 million contract, it finally felt like Boston had won something. 2014 was a year many Sox fans would like to forget, but Castillo was something of a bright spot. Castillo joined the big leagues late in the season, played […]

David Murphy Opts Out; Should the Red Sox Opt In?

With Opening Day a week away, the Boston Red Sox are having an organizational meeting on Monday to start setting the 25-man roster. In addition to determining the fifth starter to replace the injured Eduardo Rodriguez and filling out the bullpen, Dave Dombrowski and John Farrell have an interesting decision to make regarding the fate of […]

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 […]

Three Red Sox Strengths

Now that the offseason is officially upon us a month sooner than most fans would like, the time has come to take stock of the Red Sox organization, see just where they stand, and try to figure out how they will proceed going into and through the offseason. Since there is always a give/take, ying/yang, […]

The Good, The Bad, The Joe Kelly

When the Red Sox decided to shut Joe Kelly down for the remainder of 2015, it ended a roller coaster year for the hard-throwing right-hander. This season has included a lot of failure, and a decent amount of success for Kelly, especially recently. Kelly’s past eight starts have been encouraging, and provide some hope for […]

Red Sox Trade Alejandro De Aza to San Francisco Giants

Yesterday the Red Sox traded Alejandro De Aza to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for minor league reliever Luis Ysla. According to a tweet from Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Red Sox will still have to pay $650K of De Aza’s remaining salary as part of the deal. This is the second time De Aza has […]

Hanley Moving to First! Red Sox Defense is Saved!

There is a noticeable difference between a disappointment and a disaster. Dustin Pedroia missing almost half of a season’s worth of games due to injury is a disappointment; Hanley Ramirez playing Left Field is a disaster. In fact, Hanley playing just about any position is a disaster, and he is effectively a Designated Hitter at […]

PawSox Storm Fenway Park, Red Sox Nation Gets Sneak Peek of Future OF

I have been in the woods of Maine hiking, canoeing, and reading books since the last time I posted, so I have been completely out of the baseball loop. As I’m driving home Sunday afternoon I tuned in to the second half of the Red Sox game in Detroit. I’m listening to Joe Castiglione when […]

Rusney Castillo’s Open Audition

Since the Red Sox have been unofficially eliminated from 2015 playoff contention, they have admitted to using the balance of the season to evaluate the roster’s potential for 2016 and better inform the team’s offseason strategy. One of the most interesting roster auditions is in Right Field, where the team hopes Rusney Castillo can play […]

Should Brock Holt Start for Red Sox?

How about a more specific question: Should Brock Holt have an everyday spot in the lineup somewhere? That is much tougher to answer, since the Red Sox’ master plan likely did not include having their super-utility role player move to an everyday role. Ultimately, super-utility probably is the best way to use Holt; he can […]

Red Sox Stand Tall, Take Five Out of Seven at Fenway

The Red Sox took care of business at home by winning five out of seven games during the home stand. This coming after a tough stretch on the road where the Minnesota Twins swept them in a three game set, after which they lost three out of four to the Texas Rangers. During this trip the […]

Rusney Castillo Has Key Knock, Flashes Leather to Push Red Sox Past Twins

After a dismal few weeks on the road the Red Sox returned to Fenway and picked up a much needed win behind a dominant eight-inning performance from Clay Buchholz, who allowed just three hits, eight Ks, and most importantly, no earned runs. Buchholz, now with a 3.82 ERA, was finally given some run support in the seventh inning. […]

You Know the Red Sox Suck When…

It seems we Red Sox fans are all waiting for the other shoe to drop: for GM Ben Cherington to make that all-in trade to improve the pitching staff, for the offense to start hitting, for the Red Sox to start winning, for God’s sake. But have we ever stopped to consider that the Red Sox […]

VIDEO: Red Sox Finally Call Up Rusney Castillo, Who Drops Fly Ball

The Red Sox finally called up Rusney Castillo on Friday night, and in his first game, he dropped a fly ball in a play that Jerry Remy even called “bad.” It really was embarrassing. Castillo later singled to redeem himself a bit. Check out the drop here (mixed in with a recap of the Angels […]

Early Season Injuries Plague Bogaerts, Sandoval, Workman and Castillo

While the Red Sox are off to a solid start (6-3) to the 2015 season, some of big-money players are already injured. Xander Bogaerts sought out an MRI after reporting to Fenway Park on Tuesday with an injured knee suffered during the Red Sox home opener against the Washington Nationals. Bogaerts did not play in […]