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Sox & Dawgs to Return

On September 18, Ian Bethune shut down his popular blog, Sox and Dawgs, leaving a semi-cryptic message on a blank white page. Today, he twittered that he will be returning to blogging soon.   I have never met Ian, but I do know that Matt O’Donnell, founder of Fenway West, has thanked him publicly for […]

Is this the same team that beat the Yanks 22-4?!

Dice-K hurled 104 pitches in 6 innings, giving up 5 hits, 3 walks, 2 runs, while striking out 7 Indians in his final tune up before the ALDS begins. Since returning from the DL, his record stands at 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA.   Ellsbury swiped #69 (3B no less) and was caught on his […]

’08 Outlook for Tim Wakefield

’07 Season: Tim Wakefield started the season with numbers typical of his career; he had 9 wins and a 4.39 ERA before the All Star Game. As the season progressed he showed signs of excellence and his knuckle ball continued to work well in domed stadiums where he had a 5-2 record and an ERA […]

’08 Outlook for Curt Schilling

’07 Season: Schilling had an up and down year for the Sox with a 9-8 record and a 3.87 ERA. His best pitching of the season was on June 7 against the A’s (I was lucky enough to have a ticket behind home plate) where he pitched a near perfect game; only an error by […]

Sox in ’08 NESN Video Clip

Bob Ryan and Gordon Edes of the Boston Globe talk about the expectations for the Red Sox in ’08 and focus on Tek and J.D. Drew. Fenway West- The Western Home to Red Sox Nation http://www.fenwaywest.com

’08 Outlook for Daisuke Matsuzaka

’07 Season: Dice-K was hyped up to be the second coming of Nolan Ryan, Bob Gibson, and Sandy Koufax. The Red Sox broke the bank to get him and fans expected excellence from him. The media room at Fenway had to be expanded to make room for the Japanese media. He was supposedly armed with […]

Buchholz Rehabbing Well in Offseason

After a brilliant no-hitter against Baltimore on September 1, Sox rookie pitcher Clay Buchholz was shut down for the season on Sept. 28th following concerns about his right arm. Things seem to be going well on the rehab front for Buchholz this offseason. Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell told the Providence Journal’s Joe McDonald, […]

’08 Outlook: Josh Beckett

During the slow part of the off-season I will feature a preview of the ’08 season for Red Sox players starting with the pitching staff. ’07 Season: Josh Beckett had a near Cy Young year leading the American League with 20 wins and was lights-out in the playoffs. He pitched over 200 innings for the […]

Jim Rice’s Hall Chances

Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe thinks this is the year. Rob Neyer of ESPN does not. I think he is a borderline H.O.F. player but the release of the Mitchell Report has helped his chances. Most sports reporters outside of the Hub have been hesitant to vote for him so I tend to agree with […]

Are the Sox Offering Too Much For Santana?

The Providence Journal has an article today on two of the prospects the Red Sox are offering for Johan Santana; Jed Lowrie and Justin Masterson. Lowrie had a solid year at short last year for the Sea Dogs batting .300 and according to the Journal he is ready for “the show.” With the deal Boston […]

Santana Discussions Dormant?

Minneapolis Star Tribune “Twins Insider” columnist LaVelle Neal reported on the latest Santana rumors today, but there wasn’t a whole lot to report. He said that the Mets, Sox and Yankees are still vying for Santana. The only new name to be added to the Santana trade rumor mix is Yankee pitcher Kei Igawa. Neal’s […]

Paper Says Tigers Will Beat Sox in ’08

2 months before pitchers and catchers report to spring training Duncan Stewart of The Daily News Journal has picked the Tigers to win the American League and beat the Mets in the World Series. Detroit did boost their team with the big trade in the off-season but I would not expect much of Dontrelle Willis […]

Red Sox Give A Christmas Gift To Major League Baseball

The Red Sox owe a luxury tax of $6.06 million for the ’07 season and must pay it before Jan. 31. This is a big increase from the $497,000 they paid last year but nowhere near the $23.88 million the Yankees owe. For more information on how the tax is calculated or where it goes […]

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