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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...

Boston Red Sox Top 10 Moments from the First Half
July 15th, 2014 at 12:12 PM
Despite the fact that the Boston Red Sox played their 81st game two weeks ago, the All-Star break is considered to be the unofficial mid-point of the season. With the team off until Friday, let's use this time off to look back at the top moments from the season so far. ***PHOTO1*** Opening...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Brock Holt Hot, Koji Uehara Cold
July 14th, 2014 at 2:53 PM
The Boston Red Sox head into the All-Star break tied for last in the AL East, but wins in 4 of their last 5 games has the team on a bit of a roll. Hopefully a few days off doesn't halt their momentum and instead helps vault them toward a...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Jackie Bradley Hot, Xander Bogaerts Cold
July 8th, 2014 at 1:07 PM
The Boston Red Sox have lost 3 straight games and 7 of their last 10 to fall to the bottom of the AL East and 10 games back of the division leading Baltimore Orioles. Times are tough in Red Sox Nation these days, but that doesn't mean we can't find...

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...

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...