Lowell Says Goodbye to Boston

See you later, Mike Lowell. It was fun for a while there. By now you know that Lowell is retiring at the end of 2010 following a 12-year career in which he collected three World Series rings (New York ’98, Florida ’03, Boston ’07), a World Series MVP and a legacy that may lead him […]

9/8 Online Seats Game Thread: Saving Face

Tampa Bay Rays (84-54) @ Boston Red Sox (77-62)   Matt Garza (14-7, 3.46) @ Tim Wakefield (3-10, 5.19) 7:10 PM EDT | Fenway Park (Boston, Mass) TV: NESN RADIO: WEEI 850, SBN 1150   GAME NOTES: After a flat out embarrassing display last night, the Boston Red Sox will turn to veteran Tim Wakefield […]

7/15 Online Seats Game Thread: Welcome Back

Welcome back boys and girls. Hope you all enjoyed your nice, relaxing All-Star break (we all know David Ortiz did). The Boston Red Sox’s are one of the few teams back in action tonight, as veteran Tim Wakefield looks to improve on his ugly record against youngster Tommy Hunter and the revamped Texas Rangers.

Temporary — and Permanent — Rotation Fixes, Lowell to Anaheim?


Temporary — and Permanent — Rotation Fixes

Night after night, hit after hit, the Sox rotation is looking more like a punch-drunk boxer than a viable contender.

Though Lester has reaffirmed his ace status and Buchholz has put together a nice season on the surface, there just isn’t much to lean on after those two.

Lackey at least keeping the team in games with a 4.84 ERA/5.26 xFIP, Daisuke (5.77 ERA/5.48 xFIP) and Tim Wakefield (5.68 ERA/5.54 xFIP) can’t find their groove.

Though we knew what we were getting into trotting Daisuke to the mound – with his salary making him that much more cumbersome and immobile – the focus shifts to Tim Wakefield.

5/23 Online Seats Game Thread: The Vet Steps In

ust a few hours after Dice-K dialed in for a brilliant performance, veteran Tim Wakefield, starting in place of the DL bound Josh Beckett, will try to lead the Boston Red Sox past one of the game’s best pitchers on one of the league’s best teams, as they try to close an away stint with a victory in Philadelphia against Roy Halladay.

Fixing J.D. Drew, Darnell Who?, Hermida Behind the Plate?

Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Game 2

What Needs to Happen: JD Drew

The bad starts just keep piling up… and keep continuing, causing some real problems in the lineup and some real frustration for the millions of Fenway Faithful.

J.D. Drew’s poor April just keeps on coming, which has only added to the ineptitude and futility of the 2010 Boston lineup.

Still, while fans may have already begun clamoring for an overhaul, Drew’s April has all the earmarkings of a really bad, persistent slump – one that can ridden out with a patient couple weeks.

When players go through stretches like Drew has, at his age no less, the primary questions that tend to be asked are 1) is the player hurt? 2) is he seeing the ball well enough or just putting poor swings on the ball? and 3) is he getting old?