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: 4/30-5/2 vs. KC

Records Entering Series: KC (7-20, 5th in AL Central), BOS (20-7, 1st in AL East) The Royals head into Boston sporting the 2nd worst record in the MLB to take on the team with STILL the best record in the MLB, the Red Sox. It's been an up-and-down couple weeks for Boston, who are 4-5... Continue Reading →

Starting Pitching Off to Elite Start

The Boston Red Sox starting pitching has kicked off the 2018 season at an elite level. They rank towards the top in the MLB in nearly every major pitching statistical category. It's not just the superstars like Chris Sale who are killing it either. Guys like Brian Johnson and Hector Velazquez have played their parts... Continue Reading →

Series Preview: 4/10-4/12 vs. NYY

Records Entering Series: NYY (5-5, 3rd in AL East), BOS (8-1, 1st in AL East) The Boston Red Sox are off to their hottest start in franchise history. At 8-1 and riding an 8-game winning streak, they welcome the New York Yankees to town for a 3-game set that will act as the first true... Continue Reading →

Spectacular Sox Starters

After one turn through the rotation, the Red Sox starting pitchers look to be the best in the league. In 30 innings pitched, they've given up just 3 runs on 22 hits and 7 walks combined. They have a cumulative WHIP of .966 and are averaging 8.4 K/9. It started with Chris Sale mowing down... 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 →

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 →

The Key to Sale’s Prolonged Success

Chris Sale is coming off of an extremely successful debut season for Boston. The towering 28-year old lefty finished 2nd in Cy Young voting in 2017, posting a 17-8 record to go along with a stellar 2.90 ERA. But let’s not forget that it could have been even better. Sale dominated the first three-quarters of... Continue Reading →

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