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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Brett puts on his brown pants and prepares for a long series.
*IF* the Red Sox make the playoffs this year what teams do they want to face, and what teams would it be better to avoid?
Brett visits the zoo to report on the current state of the Tigers.
After finishing two sausage and peppahs, The Advanced Scout analyzes the 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]