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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: 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 […]

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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 […]

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: Rotation shake up in order

For a while there, the Red Sox starting rotation looked like it was finally figuring things out. In the weeks following the dismissal of pitching coach Juan Nieves, Boston starters amassed found themselves turning in quality starts, and near the top of the league in team ERA. Some credit the spike in performance to the […]

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Wednesday Links: Red Sox starters finding form under Carl Willis

Juan Nieves was widely considered the Red Sox scapegoat after the team relived him of pitching coach duties on May 7th. Under the watch of the third year coach, the Red Sox starters began the year as the leagues bottom feeders in almost every statistical category. Still, the blame for the team’s slow start was […]

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Monday Links: Sox starters coming around, still need improvement

Don’t look now, but the Red Sox are no longer dead last in the MLB in combined starting pitching ERA. Thanks to a recent string of quality starts by Boston’s hurlers, the team seems like they are finally getting the results they planned on when rebuilding the rotation this past winter. Over the past two […]

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Monday Links: After two starts, jurry remains out on Clay Buchholz

For good reason, most Red Sox fans weren’t comfortable with the idea of Clay Buchholz heading the starting rotation in 2015. Over the course of his 9 year career, the right-hander has combated his flashes of greatness with injuries and under performance. Even when he was in the midst of his best season in 2013, […]

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Monday Links: Chrisitan Vazquez’s promising rookie season derailed

Whether it’s a big budget team or a small budget team, it’s the hope of every club to make it through spring training with a fully healthy roster to start the season. The Red Sox, however, were unable to even make it to April before suffering the biggest blow of the season thus far. Young […]

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Friday Links: Red Sox starters shaking off winter rust

With Opening Day right around the corner, the Red Sox starting staff is still shaking off the winter rust this spring: Clay Buchholz: 3 GS, 10 innings pitched, 1.80 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 12 K, 2 BB Rick Porcello: 3 GS, 10 innings pitched, 2.70 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 8 K, 3 BB Wade Miley: 2 G, […]

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Friday Links: Red Sox announce starters for spring

While the snow is still covering the ground in Boston, just three days separate us from the start of the Red Sox first game of the spring. The Red Sox can officially put their 2014 last place finish behind them, and rinse the bad taste out of their mouths on Tuesday with their annual split-squad […]

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Tuesday Links: Pitchers and catcher report to The Fort

Wednesday marked the official report date for pitchers and catchers to check in at their respective spring training camps. The Red Sox, however, already had most of their roster accounted for well before the mandatory arrival time. While no baseball action outside of bullpen sessions and light catches will take place for another few weeks, […]

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Wednesday Links: More and more Red Sox arriving at Fort Myers

With little over a week until the official report date for pitchers and catchers to Fort Myers, the Red Sox have already seen a plethora of players make the early trip down. Red Sox newcomers Justin Masterson, Rick Porcello, and Anthony Varvaro have all been spotted at the Red Sox complex. Fellow hurlers Clay Buchholz, […]

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Thursday Links: Red Sox lock up left hander Wade Miley

With the offseason just about to wrap up, the Boston Red Sox finished reconfiguring their roster for the 2015 season on Thursday afternoon. The team capped off their productive winter by locking up starting pitcher Wade Miley on a 3 year, $19.5 million deal. The 27-year old Miley was the only arbitration eligible player that […]

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