Papelbon Still Has His Job

Theo told Papelbon he need not worry about the signing of Jenks and that the role of closer still belongs to him.  The Red Sox are now loaded with Bard, Jenks, and Wheeler to set up and to close when Papelbon needs a rest. I am sure the Boston media will still try to create […]

Serenading Derek Jeter

Spending too much time on youtube, I found some music that could be played whenever Jeter comes to bat at Fenway; just playfully teasing of course. Money, Pink Floyd     Money, O’Jays Money Can’t Buy Me Love, Beatles

Box Scores from the past (05.28.05 & 07.15.05)

Last week I returned to 2 Red Sox horror shows from the past, The Dent & Boone games, to remind us of being on the short end of The Rivalry in the past. This week, I return to 2 games in 2005 that represent the future of The Rivalry. In less than 2 months apart, the […]

Eric Patterson is PTBNL in Padres Deal

Did you wonder who the Player To Be Named Later was going to be in the Adrian Gonzalez Padres deal? Well…wonder no more.  It is Eric Patterson.  Patterson who spent some time in our outfield in 2010…because we had the most injured outfield ever…is headed to San Diego.  I liked Patterson.  He’s nice and all…but […]

Sox Sign Bobby Jenks

The Red Sox have added another arm to their bullpen.  They signed a deal with former White Sox reliever and former closer, Bobby Jenks.  The deal is reported to be for 2 years, 12 million dollars. So, the question for curious minds….where would Jenks fit into the bullpen?  Would he be a set-up guy?  It […]

Dan Wheeler on Red Sox Radar

The Red Sox are in negotiations with free agent relief pitcher Dan Wheeler according to Alex Speier of  Wheeler is a solid relief pitcher who played for the Rays and was a closer for a brief period of time with the Astros.  I’m sure many of you fantasy baseball players picked him up when […]

Red Sox Sign Matt Albers

Theo addressed the bullpen by signing Baltimore castaway relief pitcher Matt Albers.  He has a career ERA of 5.11 with a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.38.

Yankees Sign Martin

The Yankees have finally made a move that impacts the Red Sox: they have signed catcher Russell Martin to a one-year deal.  The Red Sox had been targeting Martin as the possible starting catcher.  The Sox will go with Salty behind the dish with Tek getting some starts.

Yanks Lose Out on Lee

Cliff Lee is going to the Phillies leaving Brian Cashman looking like a failure this offseason.  Nothing left to do but smile smile smile

Box scores from the past (10.02.78 & 10.16.03)

This week I give you not 1, but 2 of the biggest heartbreakers in the history of the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry: the Bucky F. Dent game in 1978, and the Aaron F. Boone game of 2003. Why, you ask, do I bring up these 2 nightmares? The page has been turned on this rivalry. The Yankees are […]

Mo pulls a fast one on the Steinbrenners

Rob Bradford of WEEI is reporting that Mariano Rivera’s agents were the ones who reached out to the Red Sox, and not the other way around as it may have appeared. His agents were able to elicit a 2 year, $30 million dollar offer from the Red Sox, which forced the Steinbrenners hands to match […]

Red Sox Were “Mystery Team” for Cliff Lee

During the Winter Meetings there were reports that Cliff Lee had a 7-year deal on the table from a “mystery team.”  It turns out that team was the Red Sox.  Theo offered Lee a 7-year deal with a low annual salary so the price would go up for the Yankees.  The plan did get the […]

63 days…

… until pitchers and catchers report!!!! February 13th won’t get here too soon!  

Carl Crawford Update

Carl Crawford has passed his team physical and the team is set to formally announce his signing at a press conference scheduled for 10am Eastern tomorrow from Fenway Park.  We will stream the press conference live here on Fenway West.