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 →

Series Preview: 4/24-4/26 at TOR

Records Entering Series: BOS (17-4, 1st in AL East), TOR (13-8, 2nd in AL East) The Boston Red Sox head into Toronto still in 1st place in the AL East after finishing their West Coast swing with 2 straight losses for the first time all year. Toronto has been one of the more surprising teams... Continue Reading →

Red Sox Offense Still Tops

Worry not, Nation, the Red Sox bats will be just fine. Despite being no-hit on Saturday and held to just 6 hits and 1 run on Sunday, the Red Sox are still the top ranked offense in the MLB and should continue to be so for the foreseeable future. Boston still ranks 1st in an... Continue Reading →

The Pressure is on the Red Sox

The 2018 Boston Red Sox have a lot of expectations sitting upon their collective shoulders. After two disappointingly early playoff exits in 2016 and 2017, the Boston media and Red Sox Nation alike are holding this team accountable this season. With a roster that is almost unanimously considered top-5 in the MLB, the Sox have... Continue Reading →

2018 Bold Predictions

Opening Day is finally here! It's the moment we've all been not-so-patiently waiting for since the Red Sox crashed out of the ALDS last October. A new season means a clean slate, a chance to create something new and organic. I truly believe that this version of the Sox has the potential to be something... 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 →

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 →

Play the Man

Brock Holt is the archetype of a utility man, one who doesn’t quite fit anywhere perfectly but fits pretty much everywhere well. So, one of the big questions of this season for Alex Cora is where he fits in for 2018? After posting solid numbers in 2014 and 2015, injuries derailed his 2016, and especially... Continue Reading →

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