The Advanced Scout feels triumphant as he analyzes the Toronto Blue Jays
The Advanced Scout grabs a Tim Horton’s and analyzes the Toronto Blue Jays
How the Sox’ right-hander somehow became a pitch-to-contact pitcher, and why that could work out in the long run.
The Sox will need some serious help from their division rivals to win the AL East.
Hunter Golden zeroes in on the implications of the recent Toronto-Miami blockbuster and what it all means for the Boston Red Sox
As I was reading Jim Bowden’s ”Pricing the Free Agents” piece on ESPN last Friday afternoon, I could hear the rising and crashing waves of criticism coming from the Sabermetric/blogging community from over yonder…and by yonder, I mean Twitter. I know this because I was one of the people dropping snide, snarky remarks about several of his choices. And [...]
Boston’s search for a new field manager continues and it will do so without the option of Mike Maddux, who withdrew his name from consideration. There are still some intriguing options out there, but managerial changes always make me wonder, “How much does a manager matter?” Jim Tracy has been the target of much criticism in Colorado, [...]
Last week, I was channeling my inner Mark McGwire when I triumphantly declared that I was not going to talk about the past, but instead focus on the future. While I don’t plan on taking it quite to the extent Darryl alluded to on Sunday, I’m hoping to keep this going a little longer. Trying to counterbalance [...]
There has been a lot of talk about how bad the September pitching was and a lot of blame has been placed on the “fried chicken and beer” theory, but 2011 came down to a lack of pitchers making healthy starts. In September the Red Sox staff had 14.2 innings thrown by Kyle Weiland, 24 innings by an over the hill Tim Wakefield [...]