Say Goodbye to Bucky- Am I Glad I Was Wrong?

In my July 29, 2014 blog “Say Goodbye To Bucky” (Red Sox hurler Clay Buchholz), I wrote about his many accomplishments- a no-hitter in his second major league start, his 63-39 overall record with a 3.81 ERA. His most successful season was in 2010- a slash of 17-7/2.33/1.203. That year also brought an all-star selection […]

Bard Experiment- It Did Not Work

On a blog I wrote back in February 2012, I mentioned a Nick Cafardo column. It talks about the conversion of Red Sox hurler Daniel Bard from setup man to closer. I later wrote that the experiment may not work. It did not. Bard, a Texas native, was first notice at the University of North […]

Ryan Kalish- Why Is He Forgotten?

In a blog last fall, I called former Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish a “forgotten prospect” Why is he forgotten? The last time we saw Kalish, he agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays that included an invitation to spring training. The deal was not completed. He had a generally strong minor […]

Apps and Games every American Football fan needs

American football-themed games are as popular as ever, with everything from sports themed slots at Europalace, to a plethora of great apps and games available for your mobile… Backbreaker 2: Vengeance Backbreaker 2: Vengeance is a sequel to the innovative motion cap tackle alley sim from NaturalMotion; and it’s even better than its predecessor! Your […]

Jose Iglesias- He Did Deserve An Opportunity

In a blog in March 2013, I wrote about former Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias: ” He is already a star in the field…He is trying to become a better hitter, working last winter with Dustin Pedroia…The man is obviously working to improve. He deserves at least an opportunity.” A Cuban defector, Iglesias was signed […]

Justin Masterson -A Mistake

I wrote in a blog last December that Justin Masterson, signed recently to a one-year contract by the Red Sox, was projected to be a third or fourth starter with the Sox. It did not happen Pitching as both a starter and reliever, he had a poor slash of 4-2/5.61/1.601. His WHIP was the second highest of […]

Jackie Bradley-Dueling Opinions

Drew Peabody of Bosox Injection writes about Jackie Bradley Jr- his time at Pawtucket (several times up and down in 2015), his Sox slash on August 7 (.118/.254/.176), his month-long explosion.(.422/.469/.889), and his late tailspin. He also mentions moving Bradley around the outfield in a “BBC combination” of Bradley, Mookie Betts, and Rusney Castillo. Peabody […]

4 of 33,754 Chili Davis-Offense Showing Improvement

In a blog last October , I wrote that the 2014 Red Sox offensive stats were not good-634 runs (11th in the AL), 123 homers (12th), .316 OBP (8th), .369 slugging percentage (14th), and a league-leading 1337 strikeouts, a club record. I also wrote that confidence seemed way down for players like Jackie Bradley Jr […]

Allen Webster – Trade Did Not Help

In a blog I submitted last December, I wrote that everyone who saw Red Sox righthander Allen Webster pitch was impressed by his stuff.  In 8 seasons in the minors, he had a slash of 50-39/3.86/1.357 Webster was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in late 2014 along with Rubby De La Rosa and a minor […]

Blake Swihart- Vast Potential Inbox x

On May 9 of this year, I wrote a piece entitled “Blake Swihart- Another New Face” I wrote about his minor league stats, the Red Sox unstable catching situation, and is first major league win behind the plate In this piece, I will confine myself to his performance this season. The new face now has […]

Gold Bust Twins- Let’s Keep Sandoval

In Tuesday’s Herald, Scott Lauber called Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval the “Gold Bust Twins” He wrote that Sandoval “is the safer bet to bounce back” I tend to agree. In comparing the two, Lauber mentions their OPS, homers, rbi’s, average, UZR’s, WAR’s, etc. All it adds up to is that both had terrible years […]

Rick Porcello- Too Many Good Pitches

There have been a number of possible reasons for Red Sox hurler Rick Porcello’s subpar season. Too much was expected of him by Boston fans, given his salary. He was put in the position of being the “de-facto” ace (as I wrote in my April blog). He does not throw hard enough, despite his 6’5″ […]

Sox Announce Farrell Will Be Back; Lovullo Will Remain As Bench Coach

John Farrell hasn’t been with the team as the Manager for most of the 2nd half of the season as he has been recovering from Stage 1 Lymphoma.  Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo has been with the team an Interim Manager during this time.  There has been a lot of speculation as the season is […]

Sox Get Swept By Indians to End The Season

The Red Sox came into the final game of the season in 2o15 with Rick Porcello on the mound vs. Danny Salazar for the Indians.  The Sox were hoping for a win to not be swept out of 2015.  The Sox got the first run, but the Indians scored last and sent the Sox packing […]

Sox Drop Another Game To The Indians As Season Draws To A Close

The Red Sox faced off against the Indians once again as the season winds down.  Both teams are not going anywhere in the playoffs, so it is just playing it out at this point.  The Sox decided to tap Craig Breslow once again as a starter in a bullpen game vs. Kluber for the Indians. […]

Indians Take Down Sox in Series Opener

The Red Sox have 3 more game left for the season.  With the loss against the Yankees, the Sox can no longer hope to finish at 500, however they can show their potential moving into 2016.  The Sox took to the mound with rookie Henry Owens on the mound vs. Josh Tomlin for the Indians. […]

Yankees Win Final Game in the Series

The Red Sox had been a thorn in the side of the Yankees all series long, not allowing them the ability to clinch a wild card game by continuing to not allow them to win.  The Sox would try once again with Rich Hill on the mound vs. CC Sabathia for the Yankees.  Hill gave […]

Robbie Ross Jr-Emerging Closer

The Herald’s Jason Mastronardo was right on when he mentioned Red Sox hurler Robbie Ross Jr on his list of emerging closers. Mastronardo writes about RRJ adding juice to his fastball, injury issues, an improving ERA and increased strikeouts. A 5’11” lefty from Lexington, Kentucky, the 26-year-old Ross Jr labored in the Texas Ranger organization from 2009 to […]

Mookie Betts Is The One To Homer Twice In Sox Win Over Yanks!

The Red Sox came into their 3rd game of the series with the Yankees rocking a 5 game winning streak.  It is the longest streak the Sox have had in 2015 and they were hoping to bring that streak to 6 games.  The Sox had Wade Miley on the mound vs. Tanaka for the Yankees. […]

Blake Swihart Homers Twice In Win Over Yanks

The Red Sox came into last night’s game rocking a 4 game winning streak.  If they were able to win then they would go to a season long 5 game streak.  The Yankees are trying to clinch a spot in the playoffs, but the Sox have to be content to just play spoiler and make […]