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 […]


Wednesday Links: Hello, baseball season

With the Super Bowl Championship secured and celebrated, New England can now turn their attention almost entirely toward the Red Sox. (Bruins and Celtics are still playing too, ya know?) For the second time in three seasons the Sox are trying to make the leap from worst to first, and have made such a change […]


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 […]

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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 […]

Tuesday Links: What cap will Pedro Martinez don on Cooperstown plaque?

As I’m writing this the 2015 Hall of Fame election results have yet to be announced, but thanks to ballot trackers we have a pretty good guess as to who will join baseball’s greats in Cooperstown. Among the 34 names on the ballot, most predict that former Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez will amass enough […]

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, […]


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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Monday Links: Checking in on AL East rivals; Baltimore Orioles edition

It’s been a pretty quiet offseason for the defending American League East champions so far this winter. The Baltimore Orioles, who finished the 2014 season with a 96-66 record, have done more subtracting than adding, as the team has watched Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis find new homes. After signing a one year contract last […]


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 […]


Monday Links: Adding an ace isn’t all that’s left for Red Sox to do

Now that the dust has settled on the flurry of moves that the Red Sox made last week, it’s safe to evaluate what still remains for the team going forward. Although the team added three capable pitchers to their rotation in Wade Miley, Justin Masterson, and Rick Porcello, the team is still in need of […]

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The Red Sox Add Three Starters, Move Toward Contention

The Red Sox didn’t spend much time wallowing over the loss of Jon Lester to the Cubs. In less than a day following Lester’s decision to sign with Chicago, Ben Cherington added three starting pitchers to Boston’s roster as the makings of the 2015 club begin to take shape. On Wednesday evening, the Red Sox […]


Thursday Links: Is Jeff Samardzija a viable alternative to Jon Lester?

Once Jon Lester makes his final decision, most expect the floodgates to open on the starting pitching market. Lester, who has garnered interest from the Red Sox, Cubs, Mariners, and most recently the Dodgers, is reportedly set to make his final decision before the week is over. While Boston waits for the 30-year old to […]

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Tuesday Links: One ace to rule them all

As the Jon Lester sweepstakes heads down the home stretch, the Red Sox find themselves right in the thick of conversations involving the left-hander. Boston, along with the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, and Seattle Mariners, are teams vying for the services of the veteran starter. On Monday’s John Heyman reported that the Cubs […]


Wednesday Links: Sox shift focus to starting rotation

With the signings of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval squared away, the Red Sox can now shift their focus to retooling the top of the starting rotation. As has been the case the entire offseason, Boston seems poised to bring back their former home grown starter turned staff ace, Jon Lester. Currently headlining the free […]