In an appearance on 93.7 WEEI on Thursday, Red Sox manager John Farrell admitted that the team is still on the hunt to add a strikeout throwing reliever before the offseason is out. This doesn’t come as a surprise at all, considering the Red Sox finished the 2014 season with a league average 21% strikeout […]
The bullpen will probably be the last area of the roster that Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington adds to this offseason. The team currently employes five arms that one can consider shoe-in’s for the 2015 relief core, which leave two more spots up for grabs. The third year GM has acknowledged the teams plethora […]
From top to bottom, no team went through quite as many changes as the Tampa Bay Rays have this offseason. The teams first casualty came during the MLB Playoffs, when Rays general manager Andrew Friedman announced that he was leaving Tampa Bay and joining the L.A. Dodgers front office as the President of Baseball Operations. […]
Wednesday marked the final day of the General Managers meetings in Arizona. While the Red Sox didn’t make any trades or free agent signings, the Sox brass did do a lot of tire-kicking. Over the course of the three day meeting, we heard Boston connected to big names like Pablo Sandoval, and smaller players like […]
Ben Cherington would be smart to bolster the club’s bullpen depth this winter—and he has a number of options with which to do so. The Red Sox face a busy offseason that is about to kick into gear with the annual GM meetings taking place in Phoenix this week. Ben Cherington has plenty of work […]
If the Red Sox were to pull off a substantial trade this offseason, it’s more than likely that Mookie Betts would need to be the centerpiece of any potential deal. After starting the season in double-A, Betts spent a short time in triple-A before getting called up to the Red Sox in late June. If […]
The Boston Red Sox will enter the 2015 offseason with a plethora of questions to answer before reconvening in Fort Myers in February. After the departures of Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Jake Peavy at the trade deadline last year, the starting rotation is obviously a position that will require a lot of attention this […]
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With their back’s against the wall, the Kansas City Royals took care of business in convincing fashion during Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night. The Royals offensive onslaught began early against Giants starter Jake Peavy, who only lasted an inning and a third. After the first two Kansas City batters reached base […]
After Madison Bumgarner lead the San Francisco Giants to a victory in game one of the World Series last night, the Kansas City Royals eyed to even the series on Wednesday night. Similar to Tuesday’s game, the Giants jumped out to a first inning lead against Royals’ starter Yordano Ventura. After seeing seven pitches, Giants’ […]
Let’s get the horrible, cheesy joke out of the way, because I can’t help myself and have zero impulse control: lately, with Koji Uehara, it’s been more #HangHeadCity than #HighFiveCity. Okay, that’s out of the way, and I’m sufficiently embarrassed. In all seriousness, though, Koji has been pretty horrible lately. We’ve definitely been spoiled by his […]
With the series tied at two games a piece, the Red Sox and Yankees played the rubber match of the 3-game set on Thursday night. David Ortiz gave the Red Sox an early one-run advantage after he cranked his 31st home run of the season off New York’s starter Chris Capuano. An inning later, with […]
In his fourth career start, Anthony Ranaudo suffered his first major league loss on Wednesday night. Pitching against his favorite childhood team, the New Jersey native allowed six hits in 5.1 innings pitched, while walking 2 and striking out just one. New York opened the scoring in the 2nd inning, when Brian McCann tattooed a […]
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