Series Preview: 5/22-5/24 at TB

Records Entering Series: BOS (32-15, 2nd in AL East), TB (22-23, 3rd in AL East) Boston has continued to roll through their lesser competition this year, most recently taking 3 of 4 against Baltimore at Fenway. They'll roll into Florida to face a Tampa team that has been rather surprising so far this year, sitting... 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 →

Series Preview: 5/3-5/6 at TEX

Records Entering Series: BOS (22-8, 1st in AL East), TEX (12-20, 5th in AL West) The Red Sox still have the best record in the MLB and travel to Texas, where the Rangers have won just 4 games all year. The Boston bats are back to rolling, led by Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez, after... 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 →

Sox Need to Keep Mookie at Leadoff

With Mookie Betts jumping out to one of the hottest starts to the season in the MLB, there's been a lot of talk within Red Sox Nation about moving him from leadoff to the 3rd spot in the order. The 3-hole has been traditionally reserved for a team's best all-around hitter, which one could say... 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 Anatomy of an At-Bat

Breaking down Mookie Betts' assumed thought process in each of his at-bats vs. Angles starter Tyler Skaggs on 4/18/18. What to Know Skaggs entered the game with a stellar 2018 record. He's more or less a two-pitch pitcher, with a low-90's fastball that he likes to throw up in the zone, and a long, looping... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Great Expectations

Mookie Betts is Boston’s prized possession. He’s one of the most naturally talented players in the league, a rare 5-tool guy who’s both well liked across Red Sox Nation and respected throughout the MLB. His talent is evident, his upside is massive, and his highlight reel is eye-popping (2 Gold Gloves in 3 years speaks... Continue Reading →

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