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David Ortiz Responds to Criticism from Jim Palmer
April 20th, 2015 at 6:33 PM
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz responded to Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer's critical Twitter comment that the Baltimore Orioles TV broadcaster aimed at him following Ortiz's ejection from Sunday's game. ***PHOTO1*** Not surprisingly, Big Papi is unhappy about it. "That's how he wants to get respect from us? Is that how...

Comparing the Starting Rotations in the AL East
March 12th, 2015 at 2:53 PM
The Boston Red Sox have been heavily scrutinized all offseason for assembling a starting rotation that lacks a proven frontline pitcher. The prevailing theory is that without a true ace to anchor the rotation, Boston is setting themselves up to fail. Assembling a collection of middle of the rotation starters...

Larry Lucchino: Boston Red Sox are Different from the New York Yankees
February 26th, 2015 at 1:14 PM
Boston Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino wants to make one thing clear - despite the massive spending spree the team has been on lately, the Red Sox are nothing like the New York Yankees. ***PHOTO1*** Lucchino has repeatedly mocked the Yankees in the past for their seemingly limitless payroll budgets and reckless...

Boston Red Sox Projected to Top AL East with 86 Wins
February 15th, 2015 at 5:20 PM
We've already seen the Boston Red Sox climb out of the basement of the division to reach the top once in recent years, but can they make the leap from worst to first again? It sure seems that way, according to projections posted Friday by the Atlantis sports book in...

David Ortiz Wins Twitter Bet with Adam Jones
January 12th, 2015 at 11:20 AM
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones issued a challenge and David Ortiz accepted. When the New England Patriots completed their thrilling comeback victory over the Baltimore Ravens over the weekend it meant Jones had to pay up. ***PHOTO1*** Jones spent Saturday morning using Twitter to try to coax a Boston rival into wagering...

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...