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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 […]

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 […]


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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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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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 […]


Monday Links: Should Red Sox go all-in on Stephen Strasburg trade?

Ever since the Red Sox acquired Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, and Justin Masterson this offseason, general manager Ben Cherington has down played the team’s desire to acquire an ace. With high price tags on both the trade and free agent market’s, Boston pushed all of their chips to the center of the table on a […]


Friday Links: A deal for Tyler Clippard would make sense for Sox

In an appearance on 93.7 WEEI on Thursday, Red Sox manager John Farrell admitted that the team is still on the hunt to add a strikeout throwing reliever before the offseason is out. This doesn’t come as a surprise at all, considering the Red Sox finished the 2014 season with a league average 21% strikeout […]


Wednesday links: Checking in on AL East rivals; Tampa Bay Rays edition

From top to bottom, no team went through quite as many changes as the Tampa Bay Rays have this offseason. The teams first casualty came during the MLB Playoffs, when Rays general manager Andrew Friedman announced that he was leaving Tampa Bay and joining the L.A. Dodgers front office as the President of Baseball Operations. […]

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Wednesday Links: Sox, others awaiting on Jon Lester’s decision

Right now, the Boston Red Sox appear to be in holding pattern until free agent southpaw Jon Lester makes his final decision. While Boston’s reported offer of 6 years, $130M is a strong submission, the Chicago Cubs are currently the highest bidders while the San Fransisco Giants are also in contention. Boston and Chicago’s offers […]

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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 […]

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Friday Links: Mookie Betts’ future is bright, but uncertain

If the Red Sox were to pull off a substantial trade this offseason, it’s more than likely that Mookie Betts would need to be the centerpiece of any potential deal. After starting the season in double-A, Betts spent a short time in triple-A before getting called up to the Red Sox in late June. If […]


Wednesday Links: Royals force a Game 7

With their back’s against the wall, the Kansas City Royals took care of business in convincing fashion during Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night. The Royals offensive onslaught began early against Giants starter Jake Peavy, who only lasted an inning and a third. After the first two Kansas City batters reached base […]


Wednesday Links: Bumgarner a Royal pain for Kansas City

It didn’t take long for game one of the World Series to quickly transform into the Madison Bumgarner show on Tuesday night. The Giants left-hander continued his torrid postseason stretch by tossing seven innings of one run baseball, allowing just three hits and a walk along the way. The 24-year old has now amassed 38.2 […]

Friday Links: Buchholz stops Sox skid in Kansas City

After being swept at Fenway Park by the Baltimore Orioles, the Red Sox hit the road for the final time this season. Boston’s last road trip of the 2014 campaign took them to Kansas City, for a four game series with the first-place Royals. The Red Sox grabbed an early lead against Royals starter Liam […]