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 →

Down on the Farm

Welcome to the 3rd installment of Yawkey and Lansdowne's Down on the Farm series, where we cover the top players and stories from the Red Sox farm system. Today we're going to look at 3 guys who impressed in Spring Training but didn't make the final roster cut. Justin Haley: Haley has started 8 games... Continue Reading →

Where Does Pedroia Slot In?

Dustin Pedroia's imminent return to the Boston Red Sox is creeping ever closer, with the veteran possibly joining the big club as soon as Friday. While there's no doubt that his presence will almost certainly be a boost to an already surging Red Sox lineup, it begs the question of where exactly he fits in.... Continue Reading →

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 →

Series Recap: 5/17-5/20 vs. BAL

Records Entering Series: BAL (13-29, 5th in AL East), BOS (29-14, 2nd in AL East) Quick Take The Boston Red Sox took care of business and did exactly what they were supposed to do in this series by taking 3 of 4 against the Baltimore Orioles. They played very good baseball in all aspects of... Continue Reading →

Get to Know Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor was acquired by the Boston Red Sox from the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier this week as the final piece of the Deven Marrero deal. Now that he's with the Sox, it's time to learn a bit more about him. Alex Speier of the Boston Globe describes Taylor as a "big, physical, 25-year old [sic],... Continue Reading →

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 →

Series Recap: 5/14-5/16 vs. OAK

Records Entering Series: OAK (19-21, 4th in AL West), BOS (28-12, T-1st in AL East) Quick Take It wasn't the greatest series the Red Sox have ever had, as they disappointingly dropped 2 of 3 at home vs. the Athletics. Boston's pitching was less than spectacular for the most part, and their offense missed a... Continue Reading →

Boston’s Catcher Conundrum

Despite playing mostly good baseball and owning the 2nd best record in the MLB entering today, the Boston Red Sox have some clear deficiencies within their team. There's the inconsistent bullpen, the maddening base running errors, and most glaringly, the lack of production from the catcher position. Christian Vazquez and Sandy Leon have split time... Continue Reading →

Give Steven Wright a Chance

Steven Wright returned from suspension on Monday and kicked off a series of difficult roster decisions for the Boston Red Sox. In this case, Boston sent arguably their most reliable reliever, Hector Velazquez, to the 10-day DL for, well, some sort of phantom injury. It's a risky proposition to trot out a knuckleballer from the... Continue Reading →

25 Greatest Red Sox Ever: #23 – Tim Wakefield

An ongoing series ranking the top 25 Red Sox of all time. (Author’s note: This is a completely subjective list. It’s based mostly on my own opinion, although I did use multiple reference sources for research when compiling these rankings. Factors considered were not only stats, but also what each player meant to the organization... Continue Reading →

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