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Orioles conquer Red Sox 8-4

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Boston Red Sox on Friday for the first of three in Fenway Park. Boston’s two-game winning streak snapped, reclaiming the cellar of the American League East as they sit at a 7-10 record. Baltimore’s two-game ...

Pitchers give up five HRs as Red Sox fall to Yankees 7-4

With John Lackey (2-1) on the mound and coming off an exciting win at Yankee Stadium Friday night, the Red Sox were poised to get back to a .500 record and leave behind the uninspired play that has characterized the ...

Red Sox get into win column behind Bradley, Lackey

  John Lackey pitched seven strong innings and the Boston Red Sox pounded out 14 hits against the Texas Rangers in a 5-1 series-opening victory at Fenway Park on Monday night. Lackey (2-0) allowed an earned run on five hits ...

Boston Red Sox look to bounce back against the Texas Rangers at Fenway

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Lackey, Napoli lead Red Sox to 6-2 win

John Lackey, a misleading 10-13 in 2013, took the mound in Baltimore against the Orioles free agent acquisition Ubaldo Jimenez who is coming off a 13-9 season with his former team the Cleveland Indians. The Red Sox, fresh from a ...

Middlebrooks, Lackey lead Red Sox over Twins

Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports Will Middlebrooks went 2 for 3 and John Lackey tossed 6 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball as the Red Sox topped the Twins 4-1 at Jet Blue Park in Thursday night action. Middlebrooks tripled ...

Red Sox Reserving Judgement With Rich Hill

Left-handed reliever Rich Hill worked a scoreless relief appearance Friday. And, although the Red Sox made a couple of strange plays in the field behind him, Hill remains unscored upon after three outings this spring. Boston Official Site

By the numbers: breaking down the Red Sox rotation

Entering the 2013 Major League Baseball season, the Boston Red Sox’ rotation appeared to be a deficiency that would stifle them from flourishing. They finished with the fourth highest staff ERA in 2012, sporting an abysmal 5.19 ERA. The only ...

I Can Feel It

If the Red Sox sweep the Cardinals…and I’m not saying they will (I’m also not saying they won’t)…they will do it on the 9th anniversary of the night they won the 2004 World Series…against the Cardinals.  I can dig that. ...

Rays aces no match for Red Sox bats in first two ALDS games

By Jeff Louderback So much for the so-called momentum that Tampa Bay carried into the ALDS after beating Toronto on the last day of the regular season to force a tiebreaker game at Texas, beating the Rangers to secure a ...

Strengths and concerns as Boston prepares for October baseball

By Jeff Louderback Though they squandered a 5-0 lead and dropped the final game of the season at Baltimore, 7-6, the Boston Red Sox have every reason to feel encouraged about their first taste of October baseball since 2009. With ...

Nicole and New England Do Not Mix

My mission to see every Eastern League ballpark this season brought me to the homes of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and the Portland Sea Dogs at the end of April, and since my accountant father had just finished up ...

John Lackey Turning Into Solid Option For Boston Red Sox Pitching Staff

It only took six and half hours, and  but the Boston Red Sox completed an impressive three-game sweep on the road against the Minnesota Twins. The star of the game was none other than their highest paid pitcher, John Lackey. ...

Happy REAL Opening Day, Folks!

While I will admit to losing interest in the game after John Lackey had to come out, I will also admit to not even caring that the Red Sox dropped one to the Blue Jays this weekend. Didn’t like to ...

They Keep Pulling Me Back In

I feel like the last 16 months have been part of the longest off-season in the history of baseball. Last week I was forced to miss attending Truck Day for the first time in about five years and for a ...

Former Boston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona Calls Clubhouse Beer Ban a “PR” Move

Terry Francona, the former Boston Red Sox Manager – turned ESPN baseball analyst has voiced his opinion about incoming skipper Bobby Valentine’s ban on drinking in the clubhouse. Speaking to “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on ESPN radio, Francona ...

“Fifth Starter”? Filling the “Lack O’ Lackey” gap? Not to worry…

  Citizens of Red Sox Nation: stop! Stop all the ‘gnashing of hands’ and ‘wringing of teeth’  over the elusive, “Fifth Starter,” because: 1. Finding a single pitcher to equal, or better, last season’s Fifth Starter                       will not be very ...

Did Theo Epstein Pull the Wool Over Ben Cherington?

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Do the Red Sox have the “AH” Factor?

The official start of spring training is two days away and the excitement of a new season starts to build.  Time to finally put away the images of last year’s historic collapse and focus on a new beginning.  This spring ...

Why Can’t the Red Sox Be the Best Team in Baseball Again

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Do the Red Sox Really Need Roy Oswalt?

Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith In less than two weeks the Red Sox pitchers and catchers will report to camp in Fort Myers, Florida. There will be many new faces at the table but one that isn’t likely to be there ...

Red Sox Need an Inning Eater to Win the World Series

Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski The last free agent pitcher who was labelled as an ‘innings eater’ was signed last week when the Washington Nationals signed Edwin Jackson.  The Red Sox were in the mix and had even gone as far as ...

2012 Projections: Josh Beckett to Have Similar Year

    Mandatory Credit: David Butler II Josh Beckett finally woke up from his long winter slumber and joined his buddy Kevin Millar on Intentional Talk, a MLB Network show to discuss last season.  He talked about his poor performances ...

Red Sox have reportedly made an offer to Edwin Jackson

Is it panic?  Or is it self realization that the Red Sox need to explore the real possibility of signing eitherRed Sox have reportedly made an offer to Edwin Jackson - BoSox Injection - BoSox Injection - ...

Ben: Grab the “Magic Wandy,” Pull the Extra Starter Rabbitt Out of the Hat

With about $6 million to spend on a starter for the Sox rotation, what is the best deal Ben Cherington can make? In a previous post we suggested a few criteria and speculated on a trade match between the Sox ...

As expected Jacoby Ellsbury & Red Sox agree on one-year deal

Minutes before the deadline to exchange salary offers, the Red Sox struck a one-year deal with star outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury.  The deal is reportedly worth $8.05 million for one-year which is a substantial raise from the $2.4 million he made ...

Moving salary to sign Roy Oswalt may be impossible for Red Sox

The Red Sox have reportedly been in “steady dialogue” with free-agent pitcher Roy Oswalt, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI. The news that the two sides are talking is reassuring to Red Sox fans, but wait the news isn’t all ...

Theo Epstein Gives First Boston Interview Since Departing for Chicago

Current Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein joined the Dennis and Callahan show Thursday morning on WEEI in Boston for his first Boston interview since taking the job with the Cubs. Epstein touched on a few interesting subjects ...

Epstein learns from mistakes with Red Sox; commits to rebuilding Cubs

With news that the Chicago Cubs acquired former Red Sox draft pick and prospect Anthony Rizzo, it further points to the rebuilding commitment that Theo Epstein has deemed appropriate for the lovable losers.  In an effort to shed salary, strip ...

Red Sox Free-Agent Roundup

It’s Friday and the weekend looms.  All that stands between it is a few more hours of the work day and a Friday afternoon conference call.  How can you tell it’s another slow news day on the Red Sox front. ...

Did the Red Sox miss out on Carlos Zambrano?

The Chicago Cubs were able to part ways with disgruntled pitcher Carlos Zambrano, shipping the right-hander to the Miami Marlins for pitcher Chris Volstad.  A nice transaction for Theo Epstein to finally move Zambrano who felt like he was no ...

OK, John Henry. Loosen Up and Have Some Fun

      Gentle reader, I must confess I am confused; perhaps, as I approach my dotage, this is to expected, but I thought the idea of front office for a baseball team was to make decisions which are best ...

What Does the Future Hold for Jacoby Ellsbury & the Red Sox?

Jacoby Ellsbury was the face of the Boston Red Sox last season.  From April through September, he was the one constant that kept giving more to his team.  Now, he’s arbitration eligible and will without question receive a raise from ...

This Day in Mets History: Mets Sign Jason Bay

Jason Bay wanted a five-year deal.  The Mets considered it.  After all, Bay was their number one target two offseasons ago, at least after they realized Matt Holliday would cost more.  On December 29, 2009, Omar Minaya landed the left ...

Gavin Floyd is an Intriguing Trade Option for Red Sox

  The Red Sox did not pull the trigger on the Gio Gonzalez deal, saving their prospects rather than sending them to Oakland.  While it was good news, but still doesn’t solve the starting rotation.  There are still free agents ...

Bogar, Royster & McClure to Round Out Coaching Staff

When Bobby Valentine was announced as the new manager for the Red Sox, he said first hand that he’d like to assemble his version of the coaching staff that he’ll surround himself with.  With Christmas merely days away, it looks ...

Possible No. 5 Starters for the Red Sox in 2012

Who could be joining Daniel Bard in the 2012 Red Sox' starting rotation? The Red Sox made a move this week in trading for reliever Mark Melancon to help their bullpen. It has also been learned this week that Daniel ...

Ben Cherington-Return to Basics

We, as loyal, obedient citizens of the Red Sox Nation, have been bewildered by the front office’s lack of activity in acquiring new talent, especially after the disastrous and humiliating close to last season.  The pitching was atrocious equaled, apparently, ...

“Screw the Luxury Tax” if Red Sox Want to Win

  The Red Sox need at least one more bonified starter, an established closer and likely two or three bullpen arms before anyone would be confident in their pitching.  Throw in a right-field option that isn’t as important and suddenly ...

Casey McGehee Traded to Pirates

  As you may have already read, compliments of Colin Bennett, the Brewers signed Aramis Ramirez today.  That signing, paired with what can only be described as a bush league season in 2011, has lead to Casey McGehee becoming expendable.  ...

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