The Red Sox will apparently go to spring training without a “certified stopper”. Max Scherzer and James Shields would have been hailed as no.1 starters, but Scherzer has gone to the Nats and Shields remains unsigned. It appears, therefore, that the job is up for grabs-perhaps it will go to the hurler who performs the […]
Last week I wrote about Xander Bogearts probably feeling as much pressure as any Red Sox player entering spring training. Another player feeling pressure, though in a different way, will be 27-year-old Rusney Castillo, penciled in for center field. That position, held down capably by Jacoby Ellsbury before his departure to New York, was very […]
If any Red Sox player feels a lot of pressure heading into spring training, it has to be Xander Bogearts. A year ago, he was projected as one of the most promising infielders in the AL. But after a disastrous 2014 which saw both his hitting and fielding suffer, he is now a question mark. […]
Pedro Martinez was elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot. You can watch his reaction to the news in the video below: Your browser does not support iframes.
The Red Sox better get moving on a stopper soon, and the man should be James Shields. Ben Cherington has been cagey on the subject, telling bleacherreport.com:”We like the direction the team is headed in. I think it’s more likely that if we add anywhere, it’s the bullpen, between now and spring training.” As most […]
The return of Justin Masterson to the Red Sox via free agency caused little excitement among writers and fans. Once considered a top prospect, he was traded to Cleveland in 09 in a deal involving Victor Rodgriguez. The deal basically failed on both ends- Rodriguez left at the end of that year and Masterson was […]
The Red Sox have traded third baseman Will Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres for catcher Ryan Hanigan. Middlebrooks became a trade chip once the Red Sox signed Pablo Sandovol to play third base. It is great to see a graduate of Rollins College join the Red Sox, since I am also an alumni of the […]
Along with Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster was the first of the “prospect hurlers” to be dealt away by the Sox. Obtained from the Dodgers in the 2012 megatrade, Webster pitched well at Pawtucket the last two years but was wildly inconsistent at the big league level. Nearly everyone who saw Webster pitch was […]
The Red Sox have signed free agent pitcher and former team member Justin Masterson to a one year $9 million contract. Masterson will try to bounce back from a rough year last year and prove he can be a member of the starting rotation.
The Red Sox have traded Yoenis Cespedes and Alex Willson to the Tigers for starting pitcher Rick Porcello. As in the case of Cespedes, Porcello will be a free agent after the upcoming season. He went 15-13 with and ERA of 3.43 last season.
With Lester out of the picture, the Red Sox have a long way to go in rebuilding their rotation. They tried to get some help by trading for LHP Wade Miley from the DBacks. Boston shipped Rudy De La Rosa, Wade Miller and a PTBNL to Arizona in exchange for Miley. Last season Miley went […]
Jon Lester is not coming back through that door. Meh has signed a 6 year $155 million dollar deal with the Cubs. Theo found a way to convince Lester to be the new face of the franchise in Chicago.
Andrew Miller chased the money and landed a lucrative deal with the Yankees. He signed for 4 years and $36 million, the biggest deal ever for a non closer reliever. Ryan Lavarnway was claimed off of waivers by the Dodgers. The Red Sox DFA’d Lavarnway to make room for Sandovol on the roster.
The Jon Lester buyers tour continues. The current teams mentioned are the Giants and Braves. One squad lurking is the Yankees, and I wouldn’t count them out. You don’t have to go back to the days of the Bambino to find examples of the Yanks swooping in and signing a Sox hero. In the 70’s […]
Now that the Red Sox have come out guns-blazing in the free-agent market, their pitching situation has changed. No longer must they pin their hopes on youngsters and worry about giving up too much in trades. With Hanley Ramirez in left field (probably) and Pablo Sandoval at third, they should have an offensive revival. Whether […]