Give Steven Wright a Chance

Steven Wright returned from suspension on Monday and kicked off a series of difficult roster decisions for the Boston Red Sox. In this case, Boston sent arguably their most reliable reliever, Hector Velazquez, to the 10-day DL for, well, some sort of phantom injury. It's a risky proposition to trot out a knuckleballer from the... Continue Reading →

25 Greatest Red Sox Ever: #23 – Tim Wakefield

An ongoing series ranking the top 25 Red Sox of all time. (Author’s note: This is a completely subjective list. It’s based mostly on my own opinion, although I did use multiple reference sources for research when compiling these rankings. Factors considered were not only stats, but also what each player meant to the organization... Continue Reading →

Series Preview: 5/14-5/16 vs. OAK

Records Entering Series: OAK (19-21, 4th in AL West), BOS (28-12, T-1st in AL East) Boston took 2 of 3 from Toronto in their last series and finally return home to Fenway after their season-long 10 game, 11 day road trip to take on the A's. Oakland has been a more or less average team... Continue Reading →

Series Recap: 5/11-5/13 at TOR

Records Entering Series: BOS (26-11, T-1st in AL East), TOR (20-18, 3rd in AL East) Quick Take Boston did exactly what they wanted to do and took 2 of 3 from Toronto north of the border. After dropping game 1 (despite a masterpiece from Chris Sale), the Sox rallied to take the final two games... Continue Reading →

Mailbag: 5/12/18

We pick the 5 best, most interesting, most thought provoking and discussion starting questions submitted by fans and answer them to the best of our ability. Questions may be paraphrased for length and comprehension. Joe C. asks: "Do the Red Sox have a legitimate, trustworthy arm in the bullpen that they can consistently use as... Continue Reading →

The Unsung Work of Hector Velazquez

Hector Velazquez has been one of the more important pitchers for the Boston Red Sox this year. He's currently 4-0 with a 2.38 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 22.2 IP, and he's been vital to their success early on, yet not a lot of people are talking about him. Similar to Tim Wakefield in years... Continue Reading →

Series Preview: 5/11-5/13 at TOR

Records Entering Series: BOS (26-11, T-1st in AL East), TOR (20-18, 3rd in AL East) Boston rolls into Toronto for the 2nd time this year with a share of 1st place and the best record in the MLB. They've fizzled a bit of late after their 17-2 start, but remain one of the teams to... Continue Reading →

Series Recap: 5/8-5/10 at NYY

Records Entering Series: BOS (25-9, 1st in AL East), NYY (24-10, 2nd in AL East) Quick Take The Red Sox and Yankees entered this set with the two best records in the MLB, sharing almost identical, but flipped, arks to the season. Boston started off 17-2 and had since cooled down a bit, and the... Continue Reading →

New Year, Same Old Bullpen

The Boston Red Sox took a 1-run lead into the 8th inning of yesterday's contest vs. the New York Yankees after valiantly battling back from a 2-run deficit earlier in the game. Matt Barnes stepped to the hill and allowed a double, a fielder's choice groundout, and a walk, then got the hook. Craig Kimbrel,... Continue Reading →

What’s the Plan for Swihart?

Blake Swihart has impressed many over the span of his young career. He launched out of the gates in Spring Training this year and solidified himself a spot on the Opening Day roster, entering 2018 with high hopes. It's now May 10th, 36 games into the season, and Swihart has spent the majority of it... Continue Reading →

Rotation Scenarios If Price Goes to DL

David Price has been the most enigmatic starting pitcher for the Red Sox so far this season. He's made some very good starts, but also has had his fair share of stinkers. When broken down into two separate performance categories, it looks like this. Price in 4 starts vs. TB (twice), LAA and OAK: 26.2... Continue Reading →

Mookie’s Contract

Mookie Betts has exploded out of the gates for the Boston Red Sox in 2018. He ranks at or towards the top in the MLB in almost every offensive statistical category, and he leads Boston in BA, OBP, SLG, OPS, HR and runs scored. With such a red hot start under his belt, there's been... Continue Reading →

Series Preview: 5/8-5/10 at NYY

Records Entering Series: BOS (25-9, 1st in AL East), NYY (24-10, 2nd in AL East) This series should be a doozy. The Boston Red Sox head into New York with STILL the best record in baseball, but the Yankees are inarguably the MLB's hottest team, with a record of 15-1 in their last 16. After... Continue Reading →

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