Red Sox Name New Third Base Coach

Brian Butterfield will become the new third base coach for the Red Sox.  Butterfield, a native of Maine, was previously John Farrell’s third base coach in Toronto.  Peter Gammons offered high praise for Butterfield today: There may not be a better coach in the game than Brian Butterfield. And that Yankee delegation in SF are […]

Red Sox Players Become Free Agents

After the World Series ends, players that are eligible become free agents.  There are six Red Sox players from the 2012 roster that are now free agents.  They are: David Ortiz, Cody Ross, Daisuke Matsuzaka, James Loney, Aaron Cook, Vicente Padilla, and Scott Podsednik. The Red Sox will likely keep David Ortiz and sign him […]

Give Farrell a Chance

John Farrell is here, and already the negative talk has begun. Pitching coaches make bad managers. He was part of the problem in the Sox decline after 07. His record in Toronto was 154-170. This is a big moment in Red Sox history. Their image right now is that of a laughingstock- three managers in […]

Quote of the Day

“With the Boston fans you have a big deal that was made about my money and trying to play for the team. Maybe I shouldn’t have done that and taken care of myself. I pretty much put pressure on myself to play. You get looked at as being soft and as somebody just trying to […]

Red Sox Interview For Pitching Coach

The Red Sox have begun to look for a new pitching coach and are starting the interview process with Orioles director of pitching development Rick Peterson.  In the past Peterson was the pitching coach for the Mets, A’s and Brewers.

Torey Lovullo Hired as Bench Coach

The Red Sox have named Torey Lovullo as their new bench coach, he will be replacing Tim Bogar who announced he would not be back earlier in the week.  Lovullo was new manager John Farrell’s first base coach in Toronto and he previously was the manager of the PawSox.

Quote of the Day

“The coaching staff was prepared to do everything that we were supposed to do to help Bobby succeed, but not once did he portray what he wanted us to do to help him and eventually he shut some of us out completely…The last couple of times I’ve read stuff about that there was no communication […]

Lineups for Game 1 of the World Series

GIANTSPagan CF Scutaro 2B Sandoval 3B Posey C Pence RFBelt 1B Blanco LF Crawford SS Zito SPTIGERSJackson CF Infante 2B Cabrera 3B Fielder 1B Young LF Peralta SS Garcia RFAvila C Verlander SP

Quote of the Day

“David Ortiz came back after spending about six weeks on the disabled list and we thought it was only going to be a week. He got two hits the first two times up, drove in a couple runs; we were off to the races. Then he realized that this trade meant that we’re not going […]

Farrell Press Conference Memories….thanks @RedSox!

I was lucky enough to win an invitation to the Farrell press conference this afternoon.  The Red Sox twitter account had a contest where you could post questions to Farrell and they would pick 5 followers to invite them to the event.  Here is the winning question I posted to twitter: I got to Fenway […]

Sox 67

The weekend of October 7 and 8 was pretty much a lost one for the Cardiac Kids, as the Cardinals pitching depth became apparent. St Louis made short work of Sox starters Gary Bell and Jose Santiago in 5-2 and 6-0 lacings, putting Boston on the brink of losing in 5 games. Before 50,000 in […]

Free Agent/Trade Targets

    Adam LaRoche: He won’t be a free agent this season, but he could be a good player to trade for. He’s had a solid season, beating .271 and hitting 33 HR’s. He could be a good addition at a relatively low price.   Hiroki Kuroda: He’s a veteran, a class act, and would […]

Quote of the Day

“I’m extremely excited to be returning to the Red Sox and to Boston. I love this organization. It’s a great franchise in a special city and region, with great fans, and we want nothing more than to reward their faith in us.” –John Farrell on being named manager of the Red Sox.

John Farrell is the Red Sox New Manager

The Red Sox have hired their former pitching coach John Farrell to manage the team.  To complete the deal Boston had to send shortstop Mike Aviles to the Blue Jays as compensation.  Farrell has signed a three year contract and the team will hold a press conference to announce the signing early next week.