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A Break-In Rant

I would like to take a short vacation from WAR’s, OBP’s, slashes, and the Red Sox’ maddeningly streaky offense. The number of commercial break-ins on Sox radio broadcasts has become unbearable. When I first began listening to Sox games about 1957 at the age of 7, broadcasting was much different than today. The team’s voices […]

Matt Barnes-Two Opionions – Part 2

Gorman does not write of the 26-year old’s righthander’s college career at Bethel, Connecticut High School, but he was named to the all-state team. At UConn, he improved every year. By junior year, he was 11-3 with a 1.11 ERA with 97 strikeouts in 14 starts and was twice chosen for the All-Big East team. […]

Matt Barnes- Two Opinions (Part 1)

On July 28, Justin Gorman of Sons of Sam Horn went into deep detail on Red Sox hurler Matt Barnes. He writes that ” Barnes ” has been quietly doing yeoman’s work all season…has matured into Boston’s top setup man….based on his performance this year, it would come to no surprise to see him as […]

One More Starter-Maybe

Bob Nightingale of USA TODAY feels that the Red Sox will run away with the division. On July 15 he wrote that “they have easily been the most aggressive team on the trade market, pulling off…the acquisition of Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres.” No Boston writer has been so bold. The Sox do […]

Rick Porcello- A Quiet Turnaround

On April 2, in a blog entitled “Rick Porcello-A Lot To Prove” I called him a “severe disappointment since arriving from the Tigers on December 11, 2014.” Eric Weber of boston.com referred to him as an “underperforming bust” and a ” joke during the exhibition schedule.” Last year I called Porcello “a de-facto ace” when […]

Eduardo Rodriguez- Not So Fine

On March 15, 2015, I wrote a piece entitled “Eduardo Rodriguez- A Man To Watch”. I included the fact that he was acquired from the Orioles in July 2014 for Andrew Miller. I mentioned some of his statistics. At Portland and Pawtucket late in that year, he had an ERA of 1.41 with 12 walks […]

The Other Junior

Every Red Sox fan is familiar with Jackie Bradley Jr’s stats-(through Wednesday)-a .309 average (12th in the AL), triples (1st), doubles (5th), rbi’s (5th), OBP (5th), SLG (2nd), and OPS (3rd). He has 11 homers and 44 rbi’s . His slash is a tremendous .309/.386/.581. If he continues these figures, he could be an MVP […]

Pedro Talks About Big Papi Coming to Boston

Pedro Martinez reflected on his role in getting David Ortiz to come to the Red Sox on MLB Tonight.   “A lot people want to give me credit for bringing David over. I think I was only a bridge for a super, super human, super player, and someone historic for the game.” You can watch […]

David Price- Not a Stopper Yet

On Saturday May 28 at Toronto, the Red Sox suffered an ugly 10-9 loss. They lost leads of 8-4 and 9-8. Closer Craig Kimbrel was twice once strike away from a victory. Then it happened. He allowed a single to Justin Smoak, a double by Russell Martin to tie the game, and a Devon Travis […]

Red Sox Trade Victorino

The Red Sox have traded Shane Victorino and cash considerations to the Angels for Josh Rutledge.   Rusney Castillo has been called up to fill the OF spot.  Rutledge is currently playing in AAA where he has played second, short and third.

Red Sox Lineup vs Yankees 5/2/15

1. Mookie Betts, CF 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B 3. David Ortiz, DH 4. Hanley Ramirez, LF 5. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 6. Mike Napoli, 1B 7. Brock Holt, RF 8. Xander Bogaerts, SS 9. Blake Swihart, C Wade Miley, SP

Red Sox Lineup vs Yankees 5/1/15

1. Mookie Betts, CF 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B 3. David Ortiz, DH 4. Hanley Ramirez, LF 5. Mike Napoli, 1B 6. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 7. Allen Craig, RF 8. Xander Bogaerts, SS 9. Ryan Hanigan, C Justin Masterson, SP

Red Sox Lineup vs the Orioles 4/24/15

1. Mookie Betts, CF 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B 3. David Ortiz, DH 4. Hanley Ramirez, LF 5. Mike Napoli, 1B 6. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 7. Daniel Nava, RF 8. Brock Holt, SS 9. Ryan Hanigan, C Rick Porcello, SP

Red Sox Lineup vs the Orioles 4/17/15

1. Mookie Betts, 2B 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B 3. David Ortiz, DH 4. Hanley Ramirez, LF 5. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 6. Mike Napoli, 1B 7. Shane Victorino, RF 8. Xander Bogaerts, SS 9. Ryan Hanigan, C Joe Kelly, SP

Red Sox Lineup vs the Nationals 4/13/15

Here’s the Red Sox lineup for the home opener: Mookie Betts CF Dustin Pedroia 2B David Ortiz DH Hanley Ramirez LF Pablo Sandoval 3B Mike Napoli 1B Shane Victorino RF Xander Bogaerts SS Sandy Leon C Rick Porcello – P

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