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Category: ‘AL East’

Catching up with Old Friends: New York Yankees of Jacoby Ellsbury
May 18th, 2014 at 10:38 AM
You know how when you’re growing up and one of your friends moves away, you find yourself wondering what they are up to and how they are adjusting to their new town? Sure, you try to keep in touch (kids these days have it so much easier, thanks to social...

Boston Red Sox Open 2014 in Baltimore on ESPN2, NESN
January 9th, 2014 at 1:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Boston Red Sox will officially begin the 2014 season Monday, March 31 at Baltimore’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 3 p.m. Eastern. The game will be shown as the opener of a tripleheader nationally on ESPN2 and presumably locally in New England on NESN. ESPN, who will be showing...

Tampa Bay Rays Vs. Boston Red Sox: Game 1 Preview of ALDS
October 4th, 2013 at 8:59 AM
The Boston Red Sox finally return to the field this afternoon when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the opening game of their American League Divisional Series at Fenway Park. (TV/Radio/Twitter: TBS, WEEI-FM, @RedSox_101) Boston won the regular season series against Tampa going 12-7. Jon Lester toes the rubber for...

Red Sox 101 Hands Out Awards for Boston’s Best Players
October 2nd, 2013 at 10:42 AM
The 2013 regular season has come and gone as the Boston Red Sox return to the playoffs following their unlikely American League East divisional crown. In a year that saw a lot more go right than wrong, it is time to give out some awards to those who went the extra...

Red Sox Option Alfredo Aceves to AAA
April 25th, 2013 at 12:55 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox announced today that they optioned pitcher Alfredo Aceves to AAA Pawtucket. Sources tell Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald that Ryan Lavarnway will soon be called up to occupy the vacant roster spot until John Lackey is activated from the DL.  I can't say this move is a huge...

Boston Red Sox: the Hot Seat
June 12th, 2012 at 6:24 PM
In another acknowledgement of the trade season coming under way, I am installing a weekly list of Red Sox players that are in danger of being let go. The trade season, Boston’s rampant outfield injuries and recent poor play make this an intriguing few weeks for the back end of...

Boston Red Sox: Here Comes Ryan Kalish
June 12th, 2012 at 1:53 PM
As a 22 year-old in 2010, Ryan Kalish introduced himself to Red Sox nation. Two years later, he is close to being reacquainted with the Nation. It has been a long, injury-riddled road for Kalish the past year and a half. Last year, Kalish was limited to 24 games in Pawtucket...

Boston Red Sox Starting Pitching is a Problem
June 12th, 2012 at 10:50 AM
The Red Sox are in trouble. They have not been three games below .500 this late in a season in 15 years. Last night in Miami, things got so bad that Kevin Youkilis had to be restrained from an umpire after the game was over. It seems only fair to point...

Boston Red Sox Sliding are Backwards
June 12th, 2012 at 8:48 AM
The Boston Red Sox are sliding backwards in the AL East. Have the injuries and poor pitching finally caught up to Boston? Before Saturday’s defeat to Washington, the Red Sox were over .500. After the defeat, the Red Sox had a losing record at the latest point in any season (10/3/2001)...

Pitcher Daniel Bard Optioned to Pawtucket
June 5th, 2012 at 6:48 PM
He was the first piece in the dominant one-two combo that the Red Sox had out of the bullpen the past few years. This year, the Red Sox curiously moved him into the starting rotation. That experiment is now on hold for Daniel Bard, at least at the Major League...

Boston Red Sox Draft Includes Jonathan Papelbon Compensation
June 5th, 2012 at 1:30 PM
When free agents are allowed to walk away from their former teams and sign big money contracts elsewhere, most baseball fans see it as the team getting nothing in return. This is just another Major League Baseball myth.   When Jonathan Papelbon left the Red Sox last off-season to sign a...

Assessing the Season: Part I of III
June 5th, 2012 at 12:25 AM
I’m not a big fan of doing quarter polls in a Major League Baseball season. Not quite enough of a sample size. In that case, I will do a three part assessment, beginning with Part I and exactly one third of the season in the books. Without further ado, here...

Mediocrity, Thy Name is Boston Red Sox
August 5th, 2011 at 3:08 PM
The Boston Red Sox have the most potent lineup on the American League, one of the best 1-2 pitchers in the rotation, an ageless pitcher who has no right to be as successful as he is, and a loyal fan base who is an effective 10th player - yet the...

Red Sox’ Mike Cameron Designated for Assignment
June 30th, 2011 at 9:08 PM
Red Sox right fielder Mike Cameron has almost certainly played his last game as a member of the Boston Red Sox. ***PHOTO1*** He was designated for assignment today, which means that the Red Sox have ten days to either trade him, release him outright, or assign him to the minor leagues.  The most...

Red Sox Lose Two Straight; Panic Set to Grip Hub
June 23rd, 2011 at 2:46 AM
The Boston Red Sox have finally lost a series, the first such loss in their last seven.  Proving once more the "Any Given Day" theory of baseball, the victorious team are the lowly San Diego Padres, proud owner of the NL West's worst record of 32-44.  I'm sure that somewhere in...

Red Sox’ Sunny Streak Masks Clouds on Horizon
June 20th, 2011 at 10:48 AM
He is a fool who suggests that these are anything but salad days for Boston sports fans. The Pats, Celtics and Red Sox are perennial contenders and the Bruins, well, hell on toast, the Bruins are the Stanley Cup Champions. To quote Rosemary Clooney, "Everything's Coming Up Roses" -  in...

Red Sox’ Upcoming Series Could Turn AL East into Two-Horse Race
June 13th, 2011 at 9:22 PM
The Boston Red Sox' most recent form of dispatching opponents is to sweep the series, which they've done to the Yankees, A's, and Blue Jays.  Their winning streak, mostly against the AL East, have created the familiar divisional scenario of the last three years: Boston, New York, and Tampa Bay...

Red Sox Sweep Yankees, Thanks in Part to Supporting Cast
June 10th, 2011 at 3:43 AM
The Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees for the seventh straight time, 8-3 in Yankee Stadium this evening, sweeping the Yanks a second time in New York for the first time since 1912 - nearly 100 years ago. The offense came almost entirely thanks to a seven run seventh...

Game 61 Preview: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
June 8th, 2011 at 6:28 PM
LINEUPS: Boston: 1. Ellsbury, CF 2. Pedroia, 2B 3. Gonzalez, 1B 4. Youkilis, 3B 5. Ortiz, DH 6. Crawford, LF 7. Scutaro, SS 8. Drew, RF 9. Varitek, C New York: 1. Jeter, SS 2. Granderson, CF 3. Teixeira, 1B 4. Rodriguez, DH 5. Cano, 2B 6. Swisher, RF 7. Gardner, LF 8. Nunez, 3B 9. Cervelli, C ***PHOTO1*** This game will not pass without incident. A combination of...

Boston Red Sox Take Game One Against Yankees, 6-4
June 8th, 2011 at 1:53 AM
***PHOTO2*** Starter Jon Lester struggled through six innings, certified Yankee killer David Ortiz launched a home run into the right field stands, and closer Jonathan Papelbon notched his 200th career save as the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees in the first game of their series, 6-4. Papelbon's journey...