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Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Mike Napoli Hot, Jake Peavy Cold
June 30th, 2014 at 1:55 PM
Is it too early to rave about Mookie Betts being on fire? The hyped prospect was promoted by the Boston Red Sox over the weekend and already Mookie Mania is running wild! He's only played one game so far, going 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored in...

Clay Buchholz is Back with the Boston Red Sox
June 25th, 2014 at 1:54 PM
The Boston Red Sox will activate Clay Buchholz from the disabled list today to start tonight's game against the Seattle Mariners. It will be the first major league start for Buchholz since May 26th in Atlanta, after which he was sidelined by what the team called a hyperextended knee. ***PHOTO1*** Really, Buchholz...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: David Ortiz Hot, Koji Uehara Cold
June 23rd, 2014 at 3:43 PM
The Boston Red Sox went 4-3 over the past week, but averaged only about 2.5 runs per game during that stretch. The pitching has been good, but the offense is still sputtering. Boston now ranks 23rd in the majors in both runs scored (291) and batting average (.242). Yesterday's 7-run explosion...

Clay Buchholz Solid in Rehab Start for Pawtucket Red Sox
June 19th, 2014 at 7:22 PM
Boston Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz took a big step in his recovery with a solid outing in his second rehab appearance down in Triple-A Pawtucket, tossing 6 scoreless innings while allowing only 2 hits. He also struck out 5 and walked 2. ***PHOTO1*** Buchholz was having the worst season of his career...

Should the Boston Red Sox Trade Jon Lester?
June 18th, 2014 at 11:12 AM
The Boston Red Sox find themselves in a bit of a quandary with the trade deadline looming about 6 weeks away. Boston currently finds itself in 4th place in the AL East, 7.5 games back of the Toronto Blue Jays. Their 38 losses are the third most in the American League...

Boston Red Sox Designate Grady Sizemore for Assignment
June 17th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
ESPNBoston.com reports that the Boston Red Sox have designated outfielder Grady Sizemore for assignment this afternoon. The team now has 10 days to either trade or release the veteran. Sizemore made a valiant comeback effort after missing over two seasons due to injuries, but ultimately his limited production no longer...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Brandon Workman Hot, Dustin Pedroia Cold
June 16th, 2014 at 6:23 PM
The bats in the Boston Red Sox lineup haven't been producing much offense lately. In the past week, the team has scored a total of 20 runs, half of which came in one game against Cleveland. Outside of that brief outburst, it was a fairly quiet week for an offense...

Catching up with Old Friends: Jarrod Saltalamacchia
June 12th, 2014 at 2:58 PM
There were many that questioned the decision making of the Boston Red Sox for letting Jarrod Saltalamacchia go last off-season. The Miami Marlins stole him away with a 3 year, $21 million deal last winter, which seems like a reasonable price for a player of his caliber. So why did...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice:John Lackey Hot, Stephen Drew Cold
June 9th, 2014 at 6:23 PM
The Boston Red Sox went 1-5 last week on their current road trip, but it hasn't all been bad news. Mike Napoli hit a home run in his return from the Disabled list last night and Clay Buchholz pitched a simulated game over the weekend. If the Sox can start...

Is This the Worst Outfield in Boston Red Sox History?
June 4th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
The Boston Red Sox have been uncharacteristically mediocre on offense this season. After leading the majors in runs scored by a large margin last season, they've fallen to 16th so far this year. Boston is hitting .246 as a team, ranking only 19th in the majors. This is not the...

Boston Red Sox Pitcher Brandon Workman Suspended 6 Games
June 3rd, 2014 at 4:17 PM
Boston Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman has been suspended for 6 games, according to a report by NESN.com, for throwing at Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria in last Friday's game. The pitch was high, which may be considered unnecessarily near the head area, but it never actually hit Longoria....

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Brock Holt Hot, David Ross Cold
June 2nd, 2014 at 4:18 PM
The Boston Red Sox got back on track last week with a 7-game win streak. That means there are a lot more options to choose from when searching for players on hot streaks. Six players that appeared in at least 3 games this week hit over .300 and almost all...

Boston Red Sox Call up Stephen Drew as Mike Carp Hits the DL
June 2nd, 2014 at 12:18 PM
NESN.com reports that Mike Carp is headed to the disabled list with a fractured foot that he suffered after being hit by a pitch last week. Stephen Drew will be called up to fill his roster spot and will take over as the starting short stop, shifting Xander Bogaerts over...

Boston Red Sox Place Pitcher Clay Buchholz on the DL
May 28th, 2014 at 8:09 PM
NESN.com reports that the Boston Red Sox have placed pitcher Clay Buchholz on the disabled list with a hyperextended left knee.  Reliever Alex Wilson has been brought back to take his place on the roster, but there has been no word yet on who will make the start the next...

What’s Wrong with Boston Red Sox Pitcher Clay Buchholz?
May 27th, 2014 at 2:18 PM
The Boston Red Sox snapped a 10-game losing streak with a Memorial Day win in Atlanta, but give no credit to the starting pitcher. Clay Buchholz had another rough outing, giving up 6 runs in only 3 innings of work, while walking a career high 8 batters.  His ERA has risen...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Xander Bogaerts Hot, David Ortiz Cold
May 26th, 2014 at 2:09 PM
It's been a rough week for the Boston Red Sox, who currently find themselves stuck in a 10-game losing streak.  You can't lose that many games in a row without having plenty of options to choose from for players that are ice cold right now, but it's not all bad...

Jon Lester Lit up by Toronto Blue Jays
May 23rd, 2014 at 1:24 PM
***PHOTO1***   Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester had spent the first eight weeks of the season looking like a Cy Young candidate, but a bump in the road against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon isn't helping his case.  Lester was lit up for 7 runs in 6.1 innings, which...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: David Ortiz Hot, Grady Sizemore Cold
May 19th, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Baseball season is a 162 game marathon where everyone encounters their fair share of ups and downs. Not even the greatest players stay hot all season, as there are always bumps in the road. Likewise, nobody stays in a slump the entire time either. Well, at least not those who...

Boston Red Sox and Andrew Miller Avoid Arbitration
February 16th, 2014 at 9:59 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Boston Red Sox and Andrew Miller avoided arbitration Saturday night by agreeing on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract for $1.9 million. Miller coming to terms means that all 40 players on the expanded roster are under contract for 2014. The 28-year-old left-handed reliever pitched in 37 games for the Red Sox...

BREAKING: Boston Red Sox Reach Deals With 3 of 4 Arbitration Cases
January 17th, 2014 at 1:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Boston Red Sox Friday afternoon were able to reach contract agreements with three of the four remaining players that filed for salary arbitration. Set-up man Junichi Tazawa was the first player to settle this morning, agreeing on a one-year pact (hat-tip Joel Sherman) for $1.275 million. Tazawa pitched in 71 games in...