The Sad Reality of the Swihart Saga

It was reported a while back that Blake Swihart's agent has officially requested that the Boston Red Sox trade his client. Swihart has been riding the bench for Boston this year, stuck in a sort of purgatory of playing time, and this request is as apt of an exemplification of his career arc as any.... 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 →

Report Cards: April 2018

Alex Cora: A -Cora has led the Red Sox to the best record in the MLB through April in his 1st month as a manager. He's stayed true to his plan and philosophy of getting guys plenty of rest, which has allowed the role players like Moreland and Holt to get enough reps to remain... Continue Reading →

Report Cards: Spring Training

Yesterday and today's games vs. the Cubs are technically informal exhibitions, meaning Spring Training is officially finished for the Boston Red Sox. So, with the Major League roster set, today will be the first installment of my monthly "Report Cards" series, in which I'll be handing out grades for each player in the squad. Obviously,... Continue Reading →

Update: The Battle for the Bench

We're only 13 days away from Opening Day! The excitement is boiling inside of me like a pot of water. I so badly want the day to just get here already, but there's still some important roster decisions that need to be made first, particularly the battle for the final spot on the bench. As... Continue Reading →

2018 Season Preview: Lineup

2018 is an interesting year for the Boston Red Sox. There's still lingering questions after a successful yet ultimately disappointing 2017 in which the Sox took their second straight AL East crown but faltered in the ALDS once again. Some of those said questions can be answered with the blockbuster acquisition of J.D. Martinez (like... Continue Reading →

What to do With Blake Swihart

Blake Swihart has been absolutely raking this Spring. So far he’s 9-21 with a home run, 5 doubles and 8 RBI. His performance at camp begs the question: what do we do with him? After a very promising rookie campaign in 2015 which saw him hit .274 and drive in 31 runs over 84 games,... Continue Reading →

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