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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Wednesday Links: Not talking about DeflateGate

I’m one of the few people that believes that the Red Sox will be just fine without adding an ace before the season starts. Call it drinking the John Henry Kool-aid if you want, but when I look around the division, I see just about every team in the same position as the Red Sox […]

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Thursday Links: Red Sox right to wait for their ace

Max Scherzer is too much of a commitment. Cole Hamels will cost too many top prospects. James Shields wants an ace contract, but he’s a high mileage 33-year old. But the Red Sox need an ace! Granted an ace would be nice to plant atop the rotation, but it’s not something that Boston should bend […]

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Tuesday Links: Red Sox have already guided Daniel Nava to the left side

Yesterday, Rob Bradford of WEEI reported that Daniel Nava is thinking about abandoning switch hitting this season, and focusing exclusively on batting from the left-hand side. This isn’t a bad for Nava, who holds a career .209 batting average from the right-hand side and a .293 average from the left, but it’s not exactly a […]

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Monday Links: Signing Max Scherzer still doesn’t make sense for Red Sox

On Monday’s edition of MLB Network’s morning show Hot Stove, FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal predicted the the Red Sox would end up signing free agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer before the offseason is over. Of course predicting something isn’t at all relative to reporting something, so don’t take Rosenthal out of context here. But as a […]

Monday Links: Pedro Martinez’ Hall of Fame candidacy is bulletproof

Perhaps no one on the 2015 Hall of Fame ballot is more deserving of a first year selection than former Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez. An 18-year veteran, Martinez dominated the game during the controversial steroid era and finished his career with three Cy Young Awards; two of which came in Boston. Standing at 5’11, […]

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Thursday Links: New year brings clean slate for Red Sox

Welcome to 2015, a year Red Sox fans in particular are happy to welcome in. After an abysmal 2014 season in which the team followed up their worst-to-first campaign with a return to worst, the Red Sox have made large strides this winter in ensuring a improved product in the new year. Boston’s lineup will […]

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Monday Links: Red Sox just about done, still could add reliever

With December just about over, the Red Sox will head into the new year with almost their entire roster figured out. In the line-up the team made significant offensive upgrades with the additions of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. Sandoval, who should solve the third base problem for the foreseeable future, will bring a .294/.346/.465 […]

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Friday Links: Checking in on AL East rivals; Toronto Blue Jays edition

By now I imagine that we’re all pretty well versed in acquisitions that the Boston Red Sox have made so far this offseason, but they’re not the only team that has been busy in the American League East. The Toronto Blue Jays, who finished third in the division standings last season, added some thump to […]

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Thursday Links: Clearing the outfield logjam

Before the first pitch is thrown at JetBlue Park in March of 2015, the Boston Red Sox will need to figure out how their outfield will align. While Boston’s image for next year became clearer after last weeks Yoenis Cespedes-for-Rick Porcello swap, the team still needs to trim the fat in the outfield. By all […]

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Wednesday Links: For Masterson, pitch selection still a work in progress

There’s a common theme shared by the trio of arms that the Red Sox acquired over a week ago, and it could be Boston’s key to success in the 2015 season. Over the past few years, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, and Justin Masterson have built up a reputation as ground ball pitchers. The latter of […]

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