That was then Ten years ago today the Boston Red Sox won their second straight game against the Toronto Blue Jays. They didn’t know it at the time, but the winning streak would last five games. Well before The Trade, things were going well enough. That game was started by Pedro Martinez, won by Anastacio […]
The 2012 Boston Red Sox look a lot like the 2011 version of the team. Two players entered this year as potential free agents: David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis. Ortiz, enjoying a tremendous resurgence, may have already guaranteed himself another arbitration deal with the Red Sox, but Kevin Youkilis, over whom the Sox have a […]
The Boston Red Sox have been the hot ticket for nearly a decade now: the team has sold out every home game since May 15, 2003. The total surpassed 700 consecutive games in 2011 but was not a guarantee to continue through 2012. September’s collapse, combined with the departures of Theo Epstein and Terry Francona, […]
According to CSNNE’s Sean McAdam, the Red Sox front office is preparing for the possibility that Daniel Bard returns to the bullpen for 2012, rather than take a place in the starting rotation. Instead, Alfredo Aceves, the swingman from 2011, could complete his own transition from relief to starting. In 12.2 innings this spring, Bard has […]
In a year where it seems like every team has been hunting for a general manager, dozens of names have been tossed about: former GMs, assistant GMs ready to take over for their current team or accept a promotion with another team, and long-rumored potential candidates like Kim Ng. One name that didn’t get much […]
The 2011 season is the low-point for the John Henry-owned Red Sox. Not since 2003 has Red Sox Nation faced such a tragedy. This year, however, there was no Aaron Boone moment to provide a quick death to Boston’s World Series ambitions. This was a death by a thousand paper cuts. Eight-year manager Terry Francona […]
It’s not a disease, but rather a condition. And Sox catchers have it bad. Thankfully Victor Martinez has been on a small spree of catching runners, with two in the disaster of a series against Baltimore. However, the Red Sox are a team always on the lookout to improve and even Terry Francona doesn’t have […]
Over at Sports of Boston I took a look at the former “first baseman of the future” and possible in-season David Ortiz replacement tearing it up to start the season. A power hitting lefty with a decent glove? Not a bad addition for any team.