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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Tuesday Links: Benches and Bullpens

While the American League Championship Series is all set to go, the National League side of the postseason is still stuck in the Divisional Series. On Monday, the Washington Nationals staved off elimination behind a solid effort from right-hander Doug Fister. After both Fister and Giants starter Madison Bumgarner exchanged scoreless frames for the first […]

The Advanced Scout – Detroit Tigers

Welcome to Opening Day! The Advanced Scout will be a regular feature on Fire Brand of the American League that will present a preview of the upcoming series for the Red Sox. It will focus on the upcoming opponent. We’ll tell you who is expected to be on the mound, who’s hot and who’s not, […]

4/30: A tale of two teams

Seattle Mariners (12-15) @ Boston Red Sox (11-14) Doug Fister (1-3, 3.19) vs. John Lackey (2-2, 6.35) 7:10 PM EDT | Fenway Park (Boston, Massachusetts) TV: NESN RADIO: WEEI 850, SBN 1510 INJURY REPORT Seattle: David Aardsma, torn hip labrum (placed on 15-day DL 3/30, retroactive to 3/22); Franklin Gutierrez, irritable bowel syndrome (placed on […]

9/13 Online Seats Game Thread: A Little Further Up

Boston Red Sox (79-64) @ Seattle Mariners (55-88)   Jon Lester (16-8, 3.26) @ Doug Fister (5-11, 3.84) 10:10 PM EDT | Safeco Field (Seattle, Wash.) TV: NESN RADIO: WEEI 850, SBN 1150   GAME NOTES: After narrowly avoiding the sweep by the Oakland A’s, Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox will head north […]