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Boston Red Sox Report Card: Koji Uehara
October 6th, 2014 at 9:45 PM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. ***PHOTO1*** Koji Uehara Grade: B Uehara had another dominant season in his second year as Boston's closer. Well, for most of it anyway. His overall numbers look spectacular...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Clay Buchholz
October 5th, 2014 at 11:50 AM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. Clay Buchholz Grade: D- ***PHOTO1*** This season was a nightmare for Buchholz. He finished with a losing record (8-11) for the first time since 2008, while posting an...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Mike Napoli
October 4th, 2014 at 10:16 AM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. Mike Napoli Grade: B- ***PHOTO1*** The .248 batting average isn't ideal, but hardly unexpected from a career .257 hitter. A high average has rarely been part of Napoli's...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Dustin Pedroia
October 3rd, 2014 at 10:04 AM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. Dustin Pedroia Grade: B- ***PHOTO1*** Pedroia had the worst season of his career at the plate, hitting .278/.337/.376 with 7 home runs, 53 RBI and 72 runs scored....

Boston Red Sox Report Card: David Ortiz
October 2nd, 2014 at 8:41 AM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. David Ortiz Grade: A- ***PHOTO1*** Another season, another year of David Ortiz blasting 30+ home runs and driving in 100+ RBIs. In fact, it was the 8th year...

Clay Buchholz Has Successful Knee Surgery
September 30th, 2014 at 4:55 PM
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz had successful meniscus surgery on his right knee this morning and is expected to make a full recovery. The procedure was performed by Dr. Peter Asnis at Massachusetts General Hospital. ***PHOTO1*** General Manager Ben Cherington told reporters on Monday that Buchholz has dealt with the...

Boston Red Sox 2014 Season Review
September 30th, 2014 at 11:53 AM
Well, that certainly didn't go as planned. Just under a year ago we were planning a parade to celebrate the Boston Red Sox winning their third World Series championship in the past decade. Now we're looking at the end of a 71-win season and wondering what happened. Those 91 losses...

Boston Red Sox Honor Derek Jeter in Season Finale
September 29th, 2014 at 4:17 PM
Respect. That's the word that first comes to mind when you think of Derek Jeter and that's exactly what the Boston Red Sox showed their longtime rival as he closed the book on a Hall of Fame career. Prior to yesterday's season finale, the Red Sox held a ceremony honoring...

Derek Jeter Ends His Legendary Career at Fenway Park
September 26th, 2014 at 1:39 PM
There's no such thing as a meaningless game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. Granted, nobody expected a late season meeting between these teams would ever occur without playoff implications on the line, yet that's where we find ourselves after the Yankees were eliminated from postseason contention...

David Ortiz Likely Done for the Year
September 25th, 2014 at 7:14 PM
In a year that has gone horribly wrong for the Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz has been one of the lone bright spots for this team. Yet it seems destined to end poorly even for Big Papi, as the team announced their slugging DH may be done for the year...

How MLB Can Speed up the Pace of the Game
September 22nd, 2014 at 4:58 PM
A pair of representatives in the Red Sox organization - chairman Tom Werner and partner Michael Gordon - were recently named to MLB's new "Pace of Game" committee, which aims to find ways to shorten the time it takes to complete a typical baseball game. It's an issue that MLB...

Joe Kelly Aims to Become an Ace
September 22nd, 2014 at 11:33 AM
There are plenty of questions regarding their pitching rotation that the Boston Red Sox will need to answer heading into the 2015 season, not the least of which is who will be the ace to anchor the staff. Joe Kelly would like to be considered in the mix for that...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Xander Bogaerts Hot, Mike Napoli Cold
September 15th, 2014 at 4:31 PM
After getting swept at home by the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Red Sox began their final road trip of the season by taking three of four from the Kansas City Royals to knock them out of the top spot in the AL Central. Boston trails the Tampa Bay Rays by...

Boston Red Sox Shut Down Dustin Pedroia with Potential Season-Ending Wrist Injury
September 9th, 2014 at 5:28 PM
A dismal season just got worse for the Boston Red Sox. Prior to Tuesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles, manager John Farrell told a group of reporters that Dustin Pedroia is being shut down indefinitely after an MRI revealed inflammation in his left wrist. With only 18 games remaining on...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Mookie Betts Hot, Koji Uehara Cold
September 8th, 2014 at 12:12 PM
The Boston Red Sox finished the week with a 3-4 record after taking two out of three against the Toronto Blue Jays to begin their current homestand. Only 4 teams in the majors have a worse winning percentage (.441) than the Red Sox in the race for the bottom. ***PHOTO1*** Here are...

Don’t Close the Door on Koji Uehara
September 5th, 2014 at 12:31 PM
It wasn't long ago that the Boston Red Sox could hand the ball off to their closer in the 9th inning and feel confident that a win was almost automatically secured. That feeling seems like a lifetime ago after the team lost another walk-off last night, adding another mark to...

Work Ethic not the Issue for Jackie Bradley, Jr.
September 3rd, 2014 at 6:53 PM
Jackie Bradley, Jr. has come under fire for his work ethic since his demotion from the Boston Red Sox to Triple-A Pawtucket, but the young center fielder is looking to prove his doubters wrong. ***PHOTO1*** He's not the only one that believes Bradley is putting in the work to improve. GM Ben...

Boston Red Sox Outfielder Rusney Castillo Granted Work Visa
August 28th, 2014 at 12:41 PM
Rusney Castillo has been granted a work visa by the U.S. government, making the Boston Red Sox newest acquisition eligible to play in this country. The 27-year old outfielder recently signed the largest contract ever given to an amateur player (7-years, $72.5 million) and had been working out at the...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: David Ortiz Hot, Koji Uehara Cold
August 25th, 2014 at 12:09 PM
The Boston Red Sox dropped every game this past week and are currently sliding through an 8-game losing streak. Only 4 other teams in the majors have a worse winning percentage (.431) this season. ***PHOTO1*** Here are some guys that have been hot and cold this week. On Fire David Ortiz Past 7 Days: .647/.769/.1.118,...

Boston Red Sox Land Cuban Outfielder Rusney Castillo
August 22nd, 2014 at 3:49 PM
After a fierce bidding war that included as many as half a dozen teams, the Boston Red Sox have managed to sign Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a 7-year, $73.5 million deal. The contract sets a new record in total dollars for a free-agent amateur. The average annual value of...