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 […]