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Wednesday Links: Dombrowski in, Cherington out, GM ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What seemed like a normal, mid-August night at Fenway Park was quickly turned on its head on Wednesday. As the Red Sox were finishing up a tidy 9-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, FOX Sport’s Ken Rosenthal dropped two twitter bombs of epic proportions: Dombrowski, who was let go from his duties as General Manager […]

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Monday Links: Is Travis Shaw Red Sox solution at first base?

Mike Napoli’s departure from the Red Sox wasn’t something that blind-sided fans in Boston, but trying to pin-point exactly who would succeed the 33-year old was something of an mind bender for fans and media alike Following the trade that sent Napoli back to Texas in exchange for a player to be named later, the […]

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Monday Links: Trade Deadline Week!

Despite being dead and buried by the trade deadline last season, the Red Sox were still one of the most active teams on the trade market. With impending free agents and expiring contracts, like those of Jon Lester and John Lackey, Boston collected a cornucopia of interesting veteran players and prospects. With 4 moves, the […]

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 20: Pitcher Steven Wright #65 of the Boston Red Sox wipes his face in the seventh inning after giving up a hit to Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 20, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Orioles won, 7-2. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Tuesday Links: Bringing in late innings reliever would help a lot

Of all the shortcomings that the Red Sox have featured this season, the bullpen is arguably the biggest. This season Boston has used 14 relievers, who have combined to hold a 3.89 ERA in 284.1 innings pitched, which rank 22nd and 6th in the MLB respectively. While Boston’s shaky starting staff has taxed the pen […]

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Tuesday Links: Where does Brock Holt fit on the All Star roster

By now you know that Red Sox’ super utility man, Brock Holt, will be Boston’s lone representative at tonight’s All Star game. While there were arguably other candidates on Boston’s roster to send to Cincinnati, it was Holt’s versatility that awarded him with the honor. Since Holt is a known jack-of-all trades, the question for […]

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Xander Bogaerts #2 and Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate after defeating the New York Yankees 10-4 in a game at Fenway Park on September 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wednesday Links: Xander Bogaerts is the definition of an All-Star snub

The flaws with the MLB All-Star game have been well documented over the years. The seemingly unanswerable question of “why does an exhibition game dictate home field advantage in the World Series?” always pops up without fail. In the same breath, questioning the “fan vote” is often a habitual sign of the season. But perhaps […]

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Tuesday Links: Red Sox could use a bullpen arm

With just four weeks to go until the July 31st trade deadline, the Red Sox find themselves in a strange position. After winning seven of their last 10 games, Boston currently sits six games back of the first place New York Yankees, despite still being in the basement of the American League East. Boston’s shortcomings […]

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Thursday Links: Here we go again…

We’ve reached a point in the season that Red Sox Nation should be all to familiar with in recent years. The point where on-field play is an afterthought, and the fans and media have grown tired of complaining about the players, coaches, and front office. I’m talking, of course, about the point of the season […]

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Wednesday Links: Brock Holt’s made history

It’s been a while since the Red Sox last had a player hit for the cycle. A long while. Before Brock Holt accomplished the feat during yesterday’s 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves, John Valentin’s 1996 cycle was the last in Boston history. For the last 18 years, the cycle had been elusive to Red […]

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Tuesday Links: Time to give Allen Craig another shot

For a while there, it looked like Mike Napoli was remembering how to be a consistent middle of the order hitter again. But much like the Red Sox’ 2015 season, the first baseman’s late May renaissance was just a fleeting glimpse of promising talent. From May 19th to the 28th, Napoli was hitting .371 and […]

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Thursday Links: Rick Porcello has not come as advertised

Rick Porcello was coming off the best season of his career when the Red Sox acquired him from the Detroit Tigers in December of last year. With a less-than-stellar pitching market, Boston used Yoenis Cespedes — the spoils of the Jon Lester trade — to bring the young, but experienced, 25-year old into the fold. […]

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Wednesday Links: Eduardo Rodriguez deals yet again

Eduardo Rodriguez hasn’t even been on the Red Sox 25-man roster for a full month, but so far he’s pitched like an ace. In three trips to the mound this season, the 22-year old has been the kind of shot in the arm that some fans thought was only obtainable via a trade for a […]

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 28: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox hits a single in the first inning against the New York Yankees during the last game of the season at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tuesday Links: Red Sox offense thriving in June

Up to this point, the Red Sox 2015 season has fallen short of the enormous expectations that surrounded the team during the winter. After a 12-10 month of April and a 10-19 nose dive in May, Boston currently finds themselves pulling up the rear in the AL East standings. But as the calender has flipped […]

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Thursday Links: Ben Cherington is not to blame for 2015

Sitting a 24-30 on the year, the Red Sox season obviously has not taken shape the way that we thought it would during the offseason. The Red Sox were among the winners of the winter, bolstering their offense while creating a pathwork starting rotation, following the destruction of the 2014 staff. When the dust settled […]

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Wednesday Links: Clay Buchholz is the ace

Ever since the offseason, fans and media alike have wondered how the Red Sox staff would survive without a bona fide ace at the top of the staff. Subsequently, the calls for Boston to make a trade for a top tier veteran arm like Cole Hamels or Johnny Cueto have resonated throughout the start of […]

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