J.D. Martinez – As Advertised

It was the late hours of October 10, 2016 at Fenway Park. David Ortiz, the Boston Red Sox's heroic slugger for over a decade, stood at the top of the home team's dugout stairs and emotionally bid his adoring fans farewell. It was the very last time he would ever don a Red Sox uniform.... Continue Reading →

Series Preview: 5/17-5/20 vs. BAL

Records Entering Series: BAL (13-29, 5th in AL East), BOS (29-14, 2nd in AL East) The Red Sox welcome their division foes into Boston for a 4-game set. Boston swept Baltimore the last time the two teams squared off, and following a disappointing series loss vs. Oakland they'll be looking to repeat that result. Baltimore... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

At 13-2, Boston Red Sox are off to their best start in franchise history. The pitching (especially the starters), have been very good, and after a slow start to the year, the bats have picked it up of late. If you haven't been fortunate enough to follow along closely (life can do that to you... Continue Reading →

Martinez Beginning to Find His Way

J.D. Martinez was the Red Sox's prized acquisition this past offseason. He arrived in Boston with high expectations following an MVP caliber season in which he hit 45 HR for Detroit and Arizona, respectively. And while his tenure in red and white started off very slow (so slow, in fact, that some of the more... 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 →

Series Preview: 4/2-4/3 at MIA

Records entering series: BOS (3-1, 1st in AL East), MIA (2-2, 4th in NL East) Hitters to Watch Miami: Starlin Castro - Believe it or not, Castro is really the big name in Miami right now. Acquired from the Yankees in the Stanton trade, he has a career BA of .282 and fared pretty well... 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 →

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 →

J.D. Martinez Has Landed

After the blockbuster trade that sent Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, the baseball world was waiting (and waiting, and waiting) on the Boston Red Sox to respond. And finally, after weeks of speculation, the Red Sox have their man. The Boston Red Sox officially acquired J.D. Martinez with a move that many have said was... Continue Reading →

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