New Year, Same Old Bullpen

The Boston Red Sox took a 1-run lead into the 8th inning of yesterday's contest vs. the New York Yankees after valiantly battling back from a 2-run deficit earlier in the game. Matt Barnes stepped to the hill and allowed a double, a fielder's choice groundout, and a walk, then got the hook. Craig Kimbrel,... Continue Reading →

Big Steps for Pedroia, Thornburg

Dustin Pedroia and Tyler Thornburg both made significant steps in their return journeys to the Red Sox recently. Pedroia is down in Ft. Myers, Florida at extended Spring Training and has made 2 in-game appearances in the last week, playing 3 full innings in his most recent cameo. He's been taking ground ball and swinging... Continue Reading →

DL Updates and Other News

It may not seem like it thanks to their fast start to the season, but the Boston Red Sox are still missing some key components to their team. Dustin Pedroia, Tyler Thornburg and Steven Wright have each seen no time at all this year thanks to injuries, and Xander Bogaerts has been on the DL... Continue Reading →

Thornburg Putting in Work

The Boston Red Sox bullpen has been a bit up and down this year. After finishing 2017 as the 4th best bullpen in the MLB, according to ESPN's metrics, they've kicked off 2018 with a bit of a mixed bag, and the same questions from last year still remain. As a unit, they gave of... Continue Reading →

Season Preview: Bullpen

According to ESPN's metrics, the Boston Red Sox Bullpen was the 4th best in the MLB last year. That's an especially impressive ranking considering the personnel that comprises that staff. Aside from lights out closer Craig Kimbrel, the rest of the Sox 'pen includes rookies and question marks. Boston didn't address the bullpen in free... Continue Reading →

Two Big Bullpen Questions

The Red Sox bullpen is one of mystery. Aside from automatic closer Craig Kimbrel, it's comprised of guys like Matt Barnes and Joe Kelly, who are all very hit-or-miss; we're never too sure what we're going to get when they walk through the bullpen doors and make the trek to the mound. Despite those uncertainties,... Continue Reading →

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