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Tuesday Links: Circle of (baseball) life

Do you remember where you were on the night of November 12, 2010? No? Good, because unless a momentous occasion happened in your life, than it shouldn’t ring a bell. On that night, however, the Red Sox traded lefty relief pitcher Dustin Richardson to the then-Florida Marlins for fellow southpaw, Andrew Miller. The trade didn’t […]

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Friday Links: Baseball things are happening

The boys of summer are starting to head down to Fort Myers, and actual baseball things are happening for the first time since October. While the cold might still be lingering in the northeast, only 66 short day separate Red Sox Nation from the baseball season, which alone should be enough to warm you up. […]

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Thursday Links: Red Sox lock up left hander Wade Miley

With the offseason just about to wrap up, the Boston Red Sox finished reconfiguring their roster for the 2015 season on Thursday afternoon. The team capped off their productive winter by locking up starting pitcher Wade Miley on a 3 year, $19.5 million deal. The 27-year old Miley was the only arbitration eligible player that […]

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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 […]

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Tuesday Links: Boston is America’s new Title Town

We are truly a spoiled fanbase, aren’t we? Since the turn of the century, Boston sports has been the epicenter of excellence and habitual success. This trend continued on Sunday as the New England Patriots downed the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in an instant Super Bowl classic. In turn, the Patriots added their fourth championship since […]

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Friday Links: Super Bowl weekend means spring in right around the corner

With Super Bowl weekend now upon us, the crack of the bat and the snap of the glove only get louder from here. Following the championship meeting between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, Red Sox fans will have to wait just three short weeks before pitchers and catchers must officially report to […]

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Wednesday Links: Young pitching still a strength for Red Sox despite trades

Not many MLB clubs can say that they’ve traded three major league ready pitching prospects and their farm system is no worse off for it, but the Red Sox are one of those few teams. Following the most recent trade of former first round draft pick Anthony Ranaudo, Boston’s pile of discarded young pitchers was […]

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How do the projection systems view the 2015 Red Sox?

Given all the snow currently blanketing the northeast, Red Sox fans could be forgiven for believing that baseball season remains far off in the distant future. But those hopeful first days of spring training are moving ever closer, with pitchers and catchers scheduled to arrive in Fort Myers in less than a month to begin […]

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Tuesday Links: Take a break from snow shoveling

Shortly following the passing of former Cubs great Ernie Banks, the Red Sox family lost one of their own as Bill Monbouquette passed away from leukemia. A Medford, Massacheusetts native, Monbouquette played for 11 seasons with his hometown Red Sox, and amassed a close to 100 wins in a Boston uniform. A right-handed thrower, Monbouquette […]

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Monday Links: Snow’s a comin’, warm up with some baseball

As New England prepares to get whacked with snow this week, reading about baseball should serve as a sweet release from the bitter cold…. Major League Baseball lost an icon over the weekend, as Ernie Banks passed away at the 83. Banks spent his entire 19-year career as a shortstop and first baseman for the […]

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Friday Links: Reflecting on the Jonathan Papelbon’s Red Sox career

With of Jonathan Papelbon reportedly close to being shipped out of Philadelphia, let’s look back at his career in Boston which awarded him with a 4-year, $50 million payday from the Phillies. After being selected in the fourth round of the 2002 amateur draft, Papelbon’s short 58 game stay in the minor leagues was mainly […]

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Wednesday Links: Not talking about DeflateGate

I’m one of the few people that believes that the Red Sox will be just fine without adding an ace before the season starts. Call it drinking the John Henry Kool-aid if you want, but when I look around the division, I see just about every team in the same position as the Red Sox […]

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Tuesday Links: Any trade with the Nationals will come at a high cost for Red Sox

With Max Scherzer now in the fold, the Washington Nationals “super rotation” is something that should only be tampered with should an irresistible deal slide across GM Mike Rizzo’s desk. In adding the former Cy Young Award winner to an already formidable rotation, the Nationals were awarded with the luxury of having too many quality […]

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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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