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Friday Links: Red Sox “master plan” involves both fronts

Although Jon Lester still has yet to make his final decision, that shouldn’t stop the Boston Red Sox from exploring other avenues of improving their starting rotation. Lester by and large is the big fish that the team is trying to coax back to Boston after shipping him out to Oakland at the trade deadline […]

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Thursday Links: Is Jeff Samardzija a viable alternative to Jon Lester?

Once Jon Lester makes his final decision, most expect the floodgates to open on the starting pitching market. Lester, who has garnered interest from the Red Sox, Cubs, Mariners, and most recently the Dodgers, is reportedly set to make his final decision before the week is over. While Boston waits for the 30-year old to […]

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Rebuilding the Red Sox bullpen

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 […]

Friday Links: The kids are alright

While most of the baseball world tuned in to Derek Jeter’s historic final game at Yankees Stadium, the Red Sox were busy routing the Tampa Bay Rays for the second straight night. Similar to Anthony Ranaudo on Wednesday, Allen Webster ended his season on a high note by holding the Rays to just one run […]

Thursday Links: Rookies help rout Rays

While no Red Sox rookie has truly captured a rotation spot on next years team, Anthony Ranaudo left a good final impression in his last start of the 2014 season. After the Rays tallied two first inning runs against the right-hander, Ranaudo settled down and went on to toss 7 innings of 6 hit baseball. […]

Wednesday Links: Home runs victimize Ranaudo, Red Sox

The Red Sox began their second to last road series of the 2014 season with a loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Two Pirates home runs, and an unproductive offense spoiled an otherwise effective start from the 25-year old rookie. Pittsburgh backstop Russell Martin was the first to take Ranaudo deep, as his […]

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Searching for Means of Improvement in Boston’s Young Starters

The early returns from the Red Sox’s crop of young starters haven’t been pretty, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have any room for improvement. Although the second half of the season has seen the Red Sox wallow down in the depths of the AL East, the final couple months have given Boston’s front office […]

Tuesday Links: Waiting until the end

After taking three games of four from the Kansas City Royals over the weekend, the Red Sox hit the road on Monday and traveled to Pittsburgh for the first time since 2011. Boston will send rookie right-hander Anthony Ranaudo to the mound to start the series, while the Pirates will counter with Charlie Morten. Like […]

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Matt Barnes has a bright future for the Red Sox

A handful of rookie pitchers have made their debuts for the Red Sox in 2014, but despite flying under the radar, their latest call-up, Matt Barnes, might have the brightest future of them all.  2014 has been a trying year for the Red Sox, but fans have at least gotten the chance to see quite a […]

Wednesday Links: Another step closer to 2015

Of all the days to record your first clunker in the Major Leagues, Anthony Ranaudo picked his 25th birthday. After allowing at least 4 runs in 5 innings in his previous 5 starts, the right-hander lasted just 3.1 innings before being lifted from Tuesday’s game. After walking the first batter of the game, Ranaudo served […]

Thursday Links: The Empire Strikes Back

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 […]

Wednesday Links: Rookies help Sox down Yanks

It didn’t take long for the Red Sox to build a substantial lead against the Yankees on Wednesday evening. In the first of a three game series, Boston tallied two first inning runs off Yankees starter Shane Greene. After Mookie Betts singled and David Ortiz reached via a walk, Yoenis Cespedes drilled an RBI double […]

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