Quote of the Day

I was hoping they were going to come out and give me one of those cans of spray in case they decided to attack me again. –Mike Carp after the bee swarm at Steinbrenner Field.

Sox 99 – Still About Clemens

The story about Roger Clemens moving to the Yankees was one which would not easily go away. Dan Shaughnessy  already had made lots of money on the Curse of the Bambino, a book which basically told the story of the failings of the Sox since 1920. Not surprisingly, the Clemens defection provided fodder for Shaughnsessy […]

Quote of the Day

I think what we conquered last year might be more difficult than defending a title, when you not only have to prove everyone wrong, but possibly prove people real close to the organization wrong, it was like every single game was like a job interview. –Jonny Gomes on the upcoming season.

Red Sox Sign Grady Sizemore

The Red Sox have signed center fielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year $750,000 deal with incentives that could reach $6 million.  Sizemore missed the last two seasons with various injuries and surgeries.  His ability to comeback from the time off is unknown but he could be a good insurance policy or platoon player for Jackie […]

Jonathan Papelbon – Two Years Later

When Jonathan Papelbon walked away from the Red Sox after the 2011 season, I felt some anger, both at the team and Pap himself. The Sox had really made no effort to sign him and he had been very quick to take his $63 million and run to the Phillies.   Though Papelbon, like the […]

Sox 88 – Season Rundown

On Christmas Day 1988, John Powers of the Globe gave a recap of the campaigns of the Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots during the previous 12 months. Though his words on the Sox had some positives, the last paragraph is pessimistic. After tracing the team's fall and rise with Johnny Mac and Walpole Joe, […]

Boston College Will Play Notre Dame at Fenway in 2015

Boston College and Notre Dame will play a football game at Fenway Park on Nov. 21, 2015 according to the just released Notre Dame 2015 Football schedule.  It will be the first football game at the Fens since the Patriots last played there in 1968.  

Don’t Trade Starters Yet

A piece on Thursday by Nick Cafardo talks about the Sox pitching staff. He mentions possible moves, including a deal involving a veteran starter. With Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz pretty much untouchable, he suggests that either John Lackey, Ryan Dempster or Jake Peavy might be involved.   With the team seemingly overstocked with pitching, such […]

Assesing the Future: Jackie Bradley Jr.

Just weeks after winning his second title with the Boston Red Sox, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury signed a lucrative 7 year, $153 million dollar deal with the  AL East rival New York Yankees. With Jacoby gone, the position of starting center fielder falls into the hands of second year player Jackie Bradley Jr. The 23 […]

Sox 88 – Nick Esaky

In mid-December 88, the Red Sox pulled off their first major trade of the offseason. They sent two young players- first baseman Todd Benzinger and pitcher Jeff Sellers to Cincinnati for power-hitting first-baseman Nick Esasky and reliever Rob Murphy. The trade would not really better either team in the long term. The 26-year-old Benzinger had […]

Introducing Sox Wire

Sox Wire is a new website with all of the latest Red Sox news in one place from the maker of the great political news site Political Wire.  Happy reading!

Wrapping up a Busy Start to the Offseason

The 2013 MLB offseason has already seen a number of teams making trades and teams making both large and small moves in the free agent market. The Boston Red Sox are one of these teams. Lets go through a quick rundown of the notable moves the defending champs have made in the early part of […]

Red Sox Re-Sign Napoli

The Red Sox have reached a two year, $32 million agreement with Mike Napoli.    The beard is coming back to Boston!!! Couldn't be happier!!

Sox 88 – Clemens Sounds Off

Roger Clemens' standing with Boston fans, which began a downward slide with the 1987 holdout, worsened rapidly in December 88. In separate interviews with Channel 5's Mike Lynch and the Globe's Will McDonough, the Rocket dissed the city of Boston as not being family-friendly, then corrected himself. It was the Red Sox that were not […]

Goodbye to Ellsbury

I have to say it.  Jacoby Ellsbury, I'm going to miss you. I'll watch you play 19 times next year. I'll watch you take a lead off first, then race for second knowing there's a very small chance you will be caught. Sometimes, a wild throw will put you at third. More often than not, […]

Jacoby Chases the $

We all knew Jacoby Ellsbury was going for a big pay day when he signed Scott Boras as his agent a few years ago.  This afternoon he signed a seven year $153 million deal with the Yankees.  The deal also includes an option for an eighth year for an $16 million. Baseball is a business […]

Red Sox are Signing A.J. Pierzynski

The Red Sox are finalizing a deal with veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski which likely means the end of Saltalamacchia's time in Boston.  Pierzynski hit .272 with 17 home runs for Texas last season and is a career .283 hitter in 16 years in MLB.

No Contract for Bailey

The Red Sox have decided to let Andrew Bailey hit the open market after not offering him arbitration by tonight's deadline.  He is likely to miss a good portion of next season.  The Red Sox could still bring him back at a lower price but they also risk another team snatching him up.

07 Sox – Let’s Not Forget

In last Sunday's Globe, Dan Shaughnessy attempted to rank the three Red Sox World Series victories in order of importance. Not surprisingly, he picked 04 first. That, of course, was the Series that "reversed the curse". It added to Dan's fame, both as one of the originators of the Curse idea himself and the man […]