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Is Yoenis Cespedes on the Trading Block?
October 28th, 2014 at 4:47 PM
As the trade deadline approached last July, the Boston Red Sox saw an opportunity to get an early jump on rebuilding for next season. With the current season already spiraling down the drain, Boston sacrificed ace starter Jon Lester, sending him to Oakland in a deal that brought back outfielder...

Rusney Castillo Named to Arizona Fall League All-Star Game
October 27th, 2014 at 3:17 PM
Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide this Saturday in the Fall Stars game: the annual All-Star game for the Arizona Fall League. The game will be highlighted by 14 of the top 100 prospects on MLB.com's Prospect Watch list, along with two players from the Boston Red...

Boston Red Sox Keys to the Off-Season: Fixing the Power Outage
October 24th, 2014 at 2:45 PM
This week we will examine the five biggest keys to the off-season, as the Boston Red Sox look to form a roster capable of rebounding back to contention in 2015. Fixing the Power Outage ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox have been known as an offensive powerhouse in recent years, but that was far from...

Boston Red Sox Have Three Players Nominated for Gold Glove Awards
October 23rd, 2014 at 5:01 PM
The Boston Red Sox were a mess offensively this season, but they did some good work with their gloves. Three Red Sox players have been nominated as finalists for the Rawlings American League Gold Glove award, which recognizes the best defensive player at each position. ***PHOTO1*** Dustin Pedroia is nominated at second...

Boston Red Sox Keys to the Off-Season: Sorting Out the Outfield
October 20th, 2014 at 11:43 AM
This week we will examine the five biggest keys to the off-season as the Boston Red Sox look to form a roster capable of rebounding back to contention in 2015. Sorting out the outfield: ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox outfield was one of the worst in the league offensively in 2014. They finished 27th...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Mookie Betts
October 16th, 2014 at 12:44 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. Mookie Betts Grade: A- ***PHOTO1*** We have a small sample size to grade Betts on, given that he appeared in only 52 games this season, but his arrival...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Yoenis Cespedes
October 10th, 2014 at 12:18 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. Yoenis Cespedes Grade: B ***PHOTO1*** Cespedes was acquired from the Oakland A's at the trade deadline in the Jon Lester trade to give a boost to the offensively...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Jackie Bradley, Jr.
October 8th, 2014 at 4:12 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. Jackie Bradley, Jr. Grade: D+ ***PHOTO1*** With a batting average that sunk below the Mendoza Line (.198), Jackie Bradley had one of the most miserable seasons at the...

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...

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 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...

Boston Red Sox Demote Jackie Bradley, Call up Mookie Betts
August 18th, 2014 at 2:51 PM
The Boston Red Sox have optioned center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket, according to multiple sources. The rookie has struggled at the plate all season, hitting a meager .216/.288/.290 with 1 home run and 22 extra-base hits. His fantastic defense is what convinced the Red Sox to stick...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Daniel Nava Hot, Will Middlebrooks Cold
August 18th, 2014 at 1:28 PM
The Boston Red Sox went 4-2 over the past week after a strong finish to their road trip and a four game split with the Houston Astros back at Fenway over the weekend. However, their run differential for the week was only +1 following a blowout loss on Sunday. Boston...

Shane Victorino’s Future with the Boston Red Sox Remains Cloudy
August 13th, 2014 at 4:20 PM
Shane Victorino has already been ruled out for the rest of this season following back surgery earlier this month, but he expects to be ready for Spring Training next season and ready to reclaim his spot in right field. The Boston Red Sox may not be so optimistic. ***PHOTO1*** When the Red...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Yoenis Cespedes Hot, Brandon Workman Cold
August 11th, 2014 at 5:25 PM
The Boston Red Sox are coming off a series win against the Los Angeles Angels, giving them their first series victory since sweeping the Kansas City Royals coming out of the All-Star break last month. So if you're looking for a silver lining, that's two series victories in the past...

Top 5 Reasons to Keep Watching the 2014 Boston Red Sox
August 5th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
What's the point of continuing to watch the Boston Red Sox? The 2014 season has gone in the tank, with the team toiling in the basement of the AL East, hopelessly out of playoff contention. Nearly the entire starting rotation has been jettisoned and the roster is littered with new...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice:Dustin Pedroia Hot, Clay Buchholz Cold
August 4th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
With all the roster moves that the Boston Red Sox made around the trade deadline last week, the roster is now swarmed with new faces that haven't been with the team long enough to be considered for this column yet. You can't exactly be disappointed with the early returns from...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: David Ortiz Hot, Brock Holt Cold
July 28th, 2014 at 1:01 PM
The Boston Red Sox came storming out of the All-Star break with 4 straight wins that saw the offense start to pick up some steam, only to tailspin into a 5-game losing streak that reversed those accomplishments. With the trade deadline approaching this week, the Red Sox will be looking...

Replacing Jacoby Ellsbury Isn’t the Issue for the Boston Red Sox
July 21st, 2014 at 2:52 PM
When Jacoby Ellsbury skipped town to sign a 7-year, $153 million deal with the New York Yankees, many wondered how the Boston Red Sox would replace their former All-Star center fielder. Now with a sputtering offense that has scored the fewest runs in the AL, many of those same people are...