Boston Red Sox (85-59) @ Tampa Bay Rays (79-64) Kyle Weiland (0-1, 6.75) @ Jeremy Hellickson (12-10, 2.90) 7:10 PM EDT | Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg, FL) TV: NESN RADIO: WEEI 850, WWZN 1510 GAME NOTES The Red Sox seemed to give up on last night’s game after staking the Rays to a 5-0 lead, eventually […]
Milwaukee Brewers (40-32) @ Boston Red Sox (42-28) Yovani Gallardo (8-3, 3.76) @ Tim Wakefield (3-2, 4.39) 1:35 PM EDT | Fenway Park (Boston, MA) TV: NESN, TBS RADIO: WEEI 850, WWZN 1510 INJURY REPORT Milwaukee: Mitch Stetter, left hip labral irritation (Placed on the 15-day DL on May 17, retroactive to May 15); Brandon Kintzler, […]
Milwaukee Brewers (39-32) @ Boston Red Sox (42-27) Randy Wolf (4-4, 3.20) @ Jon Lester (9-2, 3.73) 7:10 PM EDT | Fenway Park (Boston, MA) TV: NESN RADIO: WEEI 850, WWZN 1510 INJURY REPORT Milwaukee: Mitch Stetter, left hip labral irritation (Placed on the 15-day DL on May 17, retroactive to May 15); Brandon Kintzler, right […]
Chicago White Sox (26-31) @ Boston Red Sox (30-25) Gavin Floyd (5-5, 3.69) @ Tim Wakefield (2-1, 4.14) 1:35 PM EDT | Fenway Park (Boston, MA) TV: NESN RADIO: WEEI 850, WWZN 1510 INJURY REPORT Chicago: Mark Teahen, strained oblique (Placed on the 15 day DL May 17th retroactive to May 12th); Tony Pena, right […]
Chicago Cubs (19-24) @ Boston Red Sox (24-20) Carlos Zambrano (4-2, 4.89) @ Alfredo Aceves (1-0, 2.60) 7:10 PM EDT |Fenway Park (Boston, MA) TV: FOX RADIO: WEEI 850, WWZN 1510 INJURY REPORT Chicago: Randy Wells, forearm strain (Placed on the 15 day DL April 6th retroactive to April 5th); Andrew Cashner, strained rotator cuff […]
Chicago Cubs (19-23) @ Boston Red Sox (22-20) Doug Davis (0-1, 1.80) @ Jon Lester (5-1, 3.28) 7:10 PM EDT |Fenway Park (Boston, MA) TV: NESN, MLB Network RADIO: WEEI 850, WWZN 1510 INJURY REPORT Chicago: Randy Wells, forearm strain (Placed on the 15 day DL April 6th retroactive to April 5th); Andrew Cashner, strained […]
This will be the fourteenth season of interleague play in the Major Leagues. Perhaps the most controversial of Bud Selig’s innovations, interleague has had a good run with some wonderful moments, but it has also produced some head-scratching matchups, highlighted the gap in talent between the American and National Leagues, and introduced a level of imbalance that is, at least in my view, antithetical to the spirit of baseball. Despite the revenue boost it has given some clubs, it may be time to end – or at least reduce – the interleague experiment.
As the advent of spring training games are upon us, I thought I’d kick off everyone’s favorite little exercise by providing my own personal predictions as to how I think the season will shake out. Now, before I do so, a word of caution: predictions can change daily based on events. Heck, my predictions change multiple times a week. But I’ve gotta make predictions at some point, right? Point being, I might disagree with my own predictions a week from now. Most of the time, these kind of predictions are an exercise in fallacy, but it’s not going to stop me from trying.
I don’t know why I made things harder on myself, but I set out to present an exact record. This means I had to go into a spreadsheet and make sure all the wins and losses totaled the correct amount of games while also balancing out to a .500 record. Took me a while, but dadgum it, I did it. One thing I did not control for was the unbalanced schedule (in a total record sense), but I already strained my tenuous math skills, so I wasn’t about to complicate it further.
Click “read more” or the headline to find my predictions.
Sent to Chicago in the Nomar Garciaparra trade, could Matt Murton be on his way back to Boston? The Chicago Tribune speculates that the Cubs called up Murton yesterday to showcase him in a possible trade, and Paul Sullivan thinks it could be to Boston as GM Jim Hendry had a scout attending Boston’s games […]
5:16 PM A potential roster crunch was just solved … unfortunately. Brendan Donnelly is undergoing Tommy John surgery and will be out for the year. He did quite well for the BoSox and will be missed. However, it does ease the crunch on the bullpen. The bullpen will now have one person exiting (Snyder? Delcarmen?) […]
In 2003, 2004 and 2005, the Red Sox lost Opening Day and went on to make the playoffs. In 2006, Opening Day was won and … well, let’s not talk about what happened after that. Curt Schilling simply was not on today. He didn’t have it from the start and Tony Pena Jr. just wreaked […]
I think today would be good to put a bunch of different topics on the table and direct you to some other places that I read on a regular basis: This piece on Craig Hansen didn’t really get my hopes up for him making an impact. He says that you need to work on mechanics […]