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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 […]

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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 […]

Henry Owens delivers a pitch for Portland. Photo by Kelly O'Connor, sittingstill.smugmug.com

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 […]

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 […]

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)

Thursday Links: Stopping clubhouse turmoil talk before it begins

The Red Sox aren’t playing good baseball right now. They’re 3 for their last 7, in last place in the American League East and just got swept by the lowly Minnesota Twins in three games. To add insult to injury, Boston is collectively hitting .233 with a .294 on-base percentage this moth; both marks grade […]

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Wednesday Links: Red Sox offense continues to frustrate

There’s really no way to sugarcoat it, the Red Sox offense has been abysmal for the better part of the 2015 season. This fact was reaffirmed during Tuesday night’s loss against the Minnesota Twins in which the team managed to tally just one run against another league average pitcher. Entering the year, the notion around […]

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Tuesday Links: Time to remove Joe Kelly from starting rotation?

When the Red Sox received Joe Kelly from the St. Louis Cardinals in July of last season, the 26-year old was at a crossroads in his career as a major leaguer. Over his two and a half year career in St. Louis, the right-hander spent nearly equal time between starting and relieving. Over 68 career […]

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Friday Links: Vazquez loss is big, but not a back braker

The Red Sox worst fears were realized this week when it was confirmed that young catcher Christian Vazquez would require Tommy John surgery, and subsequently miss the entire 2015 season. Since gaining exposure with Boston, Vazquez rapidly became on of the team’s most intriguing young talents. Vazquez turned heads with his terrific defense, which included […]

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Wednesday Links: The gang’s all here

With all heads accounted for, the Red Sox ran through their first full-squad workout of the spring on Wednesday. Between some light work in the cage, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz spent his first full day in Fort Myers making the rounds with the Boston media. Perhaps Big Papi’s most unique comments came after he […]

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Tuesday Links: Yoan Moncada an expensive, but important, sign for Boston

The Red Sox clearly weren’t suffering a weekend hangover, as they agreed to a $31.5 million deal with Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, early Monday morning. On top of the money owed to the 19-year old, Boston will need to pay an additional $31.5 million in international tax penalties. The Red Sox certainly weren’t alone in […]

Henry Owens delivers a pitch for Portland. Photo by Kelly O'Connor, sittingstill.smugmug.com

Friday Links: Baseball things are happening

The boys of summer are starting to head down to Fort Myers, and actual baseball things are happening for the first time since October. While the cold might still be lingering in the northeast, only 66 short day separate Red Sox Nation from the baseball season, which alone should be enough to warm you up. […]

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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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