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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 […]

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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 […]

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 16:  Pablo Sandoval #48 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after scoring in the sixth against the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park on June 16, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Pablo Sandoval is actually injured

In news that came as a surprise to everyone it looks like Panlo Sandoval is injured and his shoulder is “pretty bad” according to the Red Sox. It’s unclear if surgery is needed or what type of injury he has, but expect this to end the trade talk involving Pablo for the foreseeable future. This […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 6: Starter Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Busch Stadium on August 6, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Joe Kelly Relying on Slider Early

It’s only been two games and Joe Kelly has a record of 1-0 with an atrocious ERA of 10.13 in only 8 innings. He has struggled to control his pitches, but there appears to be a trending his approach appearing over the last few seasons to use his slider more. I’m not sure if that […]

BOSTON, MA - JULY 9:  Christian Vazquez #55 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after tagging out Alejandro De Aza #30 of the Chicago White Sox trying to score in the seventh inning at Fenway Park on July 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Christian Vazquez to be activated on Friday

Evan Drellich is reporting that the Red Sox will promote Christian Vazquez from Triple-A on Friday after one year of recovery from Tommy John Surgery. It’s unclear at this point if any move will be made regarding Blake Swihart or Ryan Hannigan since the team has an available spot after Rusney Castillo was sent to […]

FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 15: David Price #24 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first 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. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

David Price is Going to be Alright

It’s been a rough first week for the starting pitchers  as Red Sox starters have an ERA of 6.66 in 25.2 innings pitched. That was supposed to end today with the second start for David Price coming on the home opener. In the end Price struggled in the 3rd inning and surrendered 5 earned runs in […]

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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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