Thurdsay Links: Workman pounded as O’s sweep Sox

For the third straight day the Red Sox lost to the Orioles, as Baltimore completed their three game sweep of Boston. After breezing through his first two innings, Red Sox starter Brandon Workman endured a six run third inning, and was promptly knocked out of the game. The 24-year old allowed six runs on six […]

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Matt Barnes has a bright future for the Red Sox

A handful of rookie pitchers have made their debuts for the Red Sox in 2014, but despite flying under the radar, their latest call-up, Matt Barnes, might have the brightest future of them all.  2014 has been a trying year for the Red Sox, but fans have at least gotten the chance to see quite a […]

Wednesday Links: Another step closer to 2015

Of all the days to record your first clunker in the Major Leagues, Anthony Ranaudo picked his 25th birthday. After allowing at least 4 runs in 5 innings in his previous 5 starts, the right-hander lasted just 3.1 innings before being lifted from Tuesday’s game. After walking the first batter of the game, Ranaudo served […]

Tuesday Links: Costly errors punish Sox in series opener

The Red Sox played their first of three games against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on Monday. Coming off his first win in a Red Sox uniform in his previous start, Joe Kelly toed the rubber for Boston in the series opener. After tossing a clean top of the first, Kelly allowed 3 straight […]

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As Long As We Are Looking Ahead to 2015

Is Yoenis Cespedes still going to be in Boston in 2015? Will Giancarlo Stanton be here? Jon Lester? What do we make of Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Mookie Betts’ 2015 destinations? These are all questions being asked about 2015, and the answers are less than certain and purely speculative. What is no longer speculative is […]

Fire Brand Poll #11– Wait, this isn’t a poll…

As you might have noticed, given your presence on this website at this particular moment in time, Fire Brand has made its way over to a new network, Bloguin, and has a nice, snazzy new design. Unfortunately, the new site does not yet allow me to post polls, so those of you who might be […]

Monday Links: Weekend Spoilers

With the Red Sox well out of contention in the American League playoff standings, Boston welcomed in Wild Card hopefuls, the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend. Embracing their role as spoilers, the Red Sox took 2 of 3 games in the weekend series, and kept the Jays 5 games back of a Wild Card […]

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Koji, Where Hast Thou Gone?

Let’s get the horrible, cheesy joke out of the way, because I can’t help myself and have zero impulse control: lately, with Koji Uehara, it’s been more #HangHeadCity than #HighFiveCity. Okay, that’s out of the way, and I’m sufficiently embarrassed. In all seriousness, though, Koji has been pretty horrible lately. We’ve definitely been spoiled by his […]

Friday Links: New York’s 9th inning rally sinks Sox

With the series tied at two games a piece, the Red Sox and Yankees played the rubber match of the 3-game set on Thursday night. David Ortiz gave the Red Sox an early one-run advantage after he cranked his 31st home run of the season off New York’s starter Chris Capuano. An inning later, with […]

Thursday Links: The Empire Strikes Back

In his fourth career start, Anthony Ranaudo suffered his first major league loss on Wednesday night. Pitching against his favorite childhood team, the New Jersey native allowed six hits in 5.1 innings pitched, while walking 2 and striking out just one. New York opened the scoring in the 2nd inning, when Brian McCann tattooed a […]

Wednesday Links: Rookies help Sox down Yanks

It didn’t take long for the Red Sox to build a substantial lead against the Yankees on Wednesday evening. In the first of a three game series, Boston tallied two first inning runs off Yankees starter Shane Greene. After Mookie Betts singled and David Ortiz reached via a walk, Yoenis Cespedes drilled an RBI double […]

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