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The Circle of Trust

A look at the Red Sox bullpen. Who is in and who is out?

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Excerpts of Terry Francona’s new biography are released and like anything touched by Shank, makes me wonder if I should even bother at this point.

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The Advanced Scout – Cleveland Indians

The Advanced Scout starts pounding Sam Adams Imperial Whites and analyzes the Cleveland Indians. Hic.

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The Bullpen: A Failure to Meet Expectations

This guest post was written by Matt Collins of Red Stockings Thoughts, a blog about the Red Sox.  When most people look back on this past Red Sox season, they’ll most likely discuss the starting pitching’s faltering down the stretch, John Lackey’s horrid season, or the disappointment that was Carl Crawford. However, to me, when […]

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What’s Wrong with Matt Albers?

A few nights ago, I had another ill-advised argument regarding Matt Albers on Twitter with a certain Baseball Tonight anchor who shall remain nameless. It wasn’t pretty.  Unlike last time, I won’t give you a play-by-play because quite frankly, we both came out of the discussion looking like children that can’t play together nicely in […]

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When An 18-Wheeler Gets Rollin’

Dec. 18th, 2010 Merry Christmas, Boston. You have the makings of a shutdown bullpen. We could have written that headline last Christmas after the Red Sox stacked their bullpen with top-of-the-line relievers. The reliever binge made the 7th, 8th and 9th innings an unrelenting gauntlet for opposing teams. Boston bolstered the late innings pitching core […]

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Dan Wheeler Against Lefties Experiment

photo © 2011 Keith Allison | more info (via: Wylio)This weekend Terry Francona decided in a 4-2 score game while down to bring Dan Wheeler in to face a right hander. Unlike earlier this season though he immediately went to the lefty Tommy Hottovy to face the left hander later in the inning. This was a pet peeve of mine this season […]

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5/5: Game 2 of the doubleheader? Sox back at it Eleven hours later

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim(17-14) @ Boston Red Sox (14-16) Joel Pineiro(0-0, 1.29) @ John Lackey (2-3, 5.65 ) 1:35 PM EDT |Fenway Park (Boston, MA.) TV: NESN RADIO: WEEI 850, WWZN 1510 INJURY REPORT Anaheim: Kendrys Morales, broken ankle (Placed on the 15 day DL March 21st); Scott Kazmir, stiff lower back (Placed on […]

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Dan Wheeler Splits Need Mentioning

photo © 2011 WEBN-TV | more info (via: Wylio)I can’t understand what the Red Sox are doing when it comes to Dan Wheeler. This man is clearly a right hand specialist and should never face a left handed batter. Monday night after getting through a right handed section of the Athletics order he was brought […]

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photo © 2010 Jack Zalium | more info (via: Wylio) No, the sky is not falling and, no, this doesn’t end the Red Sox chances of post season baseball, but it’s pretty damn annoying. The Sox are 0-and-5 and the pitching has been plain awful. If this losing streak happened to a first place team […]

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