BOSTON, MA - MAY 09:  Carson Smith #39 of the Boston Red Sox looks on in the seventh inning during the game against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park on May 9, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Carson Smith velocity an indicator of injury

The Red Sox medical staff has continued to hold a cloud of mistrust with fans as the team continues to suffer from injuries and have disagreements with players over diagnosis. That is exacerbated when the team signs players who barely pitch a game in Boston before being injured or pitching as if they were injured. […]

BOSTON, MA - MAY 22:  David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after Mookie Betts #50 scored in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 22, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Here’s to the best offense in baseball

It’s tough to find a stat that doesn’t tell you the Red Sox are currently the best offense in baseball. After 44 games the Red Sox are first in all of baseball in runs scored, RBIs, batting average and SLG. They place second in OBP to the Chicago Cubs and third in stolen bases. They […]

<> during the first inning on May 14, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Clay Buchholz Showing no Signs of Rebound

I made a post last month about Clay Buchholz struggles in April and while we’re only two weeks into May it looks like Buchholz is still struggling to get going. He’s made three starts this month and only one would be considered a good start. He has managed to average 6.0 innings pitched during that time, […]

<> at Fenway Park on May 11, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Jackie Bradley Jr Playing Red Sox Savior

It’s time to wonder what the real Jackie Bradley Jr looks like. With 270 games played so far in his career he’s shown flashes of some power, a troubling level of strikeouts and some ability to draw walks. His glove has always been so valued that many were willing to deal with a league average […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08:  Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox connects on a solo home run in the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on May 8, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Xander Bogaerts might never develop power and that’s OK

It’s been two full seasons for Xander Bogaerts and so far the power just hasn’t arrived. In those 1434 plate appearances he has 22 total home runs or averaging 10 home runs a season. He’s still a long way from his power prime being only 23 years old, but it’s possible Bogaerts will be fine […]

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 29:  David Ortiz  #34 of the Boston Red Sox rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the eighth inning during the game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on April 29, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

2016 Lineup Proving Homers aren’t Everything

Since the end of Manny Ramirez run with the Red Sox the team has been in flux with regards to building a lineup that is a solid mix of power and great all around hitting. It was always great to see the lineup rotate around two 40 home run hitters, but it’s not easy to […]

Pablo Sandoval to undergo surgery and miss remainder of 2016

The team has announced that Pablo Sandoval will undergo season ending surgery on his shoulder by Dr. James Andrews. It was only said that there is a “great deal going on” with regards to the injury to his shoulder. This injury still remains very secretive and curious if he came to spring training with this, […]

Carson Smith Returning on Tuesday

The return of Carson Smith is a great surprise for a team currently 14th overall in team xFIP by relievers. The starters are starting to look better in the front end, but the return of a strikeout reliever like Smith is really going to help the Red Sox pen improve. Where he finally sets in […]

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 23:  Clay Buchholz #11 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning during the game at Fenway Park on September 23, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

April a Tough Month for Buchholz

The other day I did some research into Craig Kimbrel and how he often starts slow each season. It’s not a rare thing to see players struggle in the early going and pitchers especially struggle for whatever reason. It could be weather or still building strength, but many players will continually struggle out of the […]

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 2: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox hits a two run home run during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on October 2, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Weighing David Ortiz’s HoF Chances

It’s time to start laying cards on the table and figure what are the odds on David Ortiz being recognized for what he’s done. We all know the records are being broken daily this season as he passes players nightly every time he hits a double or home run he seems to move up the […]

Breaking Down David Price 2016

Something I’ve been noticing is not only how well David Price has been pitching even though the results haven’t shown that yet, but that he’s doing so with even better strikeout numbers than he’s ever had before. Admittedly this is only in less than 30 innings pitched, but Price is striking out batters at a […]

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Boston Red Sox pitches during the ninth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on April 15, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. All players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. The Red Sox won 5-3. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Craig Kimbrel

Craig Kimbrel no Stranger to Slow Starts

Sure the sky is falling this season and our best two winter additions are bombing so it’s time to throw in the towel or at least that’s what it seems according to the Boston media. Looking at counting stats after 18 games is silly and it’s even worse for pitchers. Now that’s not to say […]

<>during the sixth inning at Fenway Park on April 20, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Rick Porcello enjoying the new defense

There’s been a lot of hand wringing about how bad of a signing Rick Porcello has been and how this season he is never going to earn his $20 million dollars in the first year of the contract. The results early have been mixed, but looking at what Porcello can control he’s clearly a Bette […]

FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 15: Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Boston Red Sox pitches during the fifth inning of the Spring Training Game against the New York Yankees on March 15, 2016 at Jet Blue Park at Fenway South, Fort Myers, Florida. The Yankees defeated the Red Sox 6-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Farrell was wrong to use Craig Kimbrel Monday

Understanding what a pitcher is best suited for is the number one job of a manager and especially one who used to be a pitching coach. In the eight inning it was clear Koji Uehara did not have his control so Farrell went to his closer for a five out save with the bases load […]

Hanley Ramirez the long term option at first

I Think Hanley Ramirez could be the first baseman for the next two to three years. Who would have thought those words could ever be said when we were waiting for 2016 to begin. Myself included thought playing Ramirez at first was going to be another disaster like last year. His lack of effort on […]