BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Xander Bogaerts #2 and Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate after defeating the New York Yankees 10-4 in a game at Fenway Park on September 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wednesday Links: Xander Bogaerts is the definition of an All-Star snub

The flaws with the MLB All-Star game have been well documented over the years. The seemingly unanswerable question of “why does an exhibition game dictate home field advantage in the World Series?” always pops up without fail. In the same breath, questioning the “fan vote” is often a habitual sign of the season. But perhaps […]

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Tuesday Links: Red Sox could use a bullpen arm

With just four weeks to go until the July 31st trade deadline, the Red Sox find themselves in a strange position. After winning seven of their last 10 games, Boston currently sits six games back of the first place New York Yankees, despite still being in the basement of the American League East. Boston’s shortcomings […]

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 28: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox hits a single in the first inning against the New York Yankees during the last game of the season at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tuesday Links: Red Sox offense thriving in June

Up to this point, the Red Sox 2015 season has fallen short of the enormous expectations that surrounded the team during the winter. After a 12-10 month of April and a 10-19 nose dive in May, Boston currently finds themselves pulling up the rear in the AL East standings. But as the calender has flipped […]

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Wednesday Links: Red Sox starters finding form under Carl Willis

Juan Nieves was widely considered the Red Sox scapegoat after the team relived him of pitching coach duties on May 7th. Under the watch of the third year coach, the Red Sox starters began the year as the leagues bottom feeders in almost every statistical category. Still, the blame for the team’s slow start was […]

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Friday Links: Red Sox starters shaking off winter rust

With Opening Day right around the corner, the Red Sox starting staff is still shaking off the winter rust this spring: Clay Buchholz: 3 GS, 10 innings pitched, 1.80 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 12 K, 2 BB Rick Porcello: 3 GS, 10 innings pitched, 2.70 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 8 K, 3 BB Wade Miley: 2 G, […]

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 28: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox hits a single in the first inning against the New York Yankees during the last game of the season at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tempering Betts-pectations.

What’s to be expected out of Mookie Betts? If you’re an avid Baseball Prospectus-er, like I am, you have probably seen their projections for Betts and the rest of the Boston Red Sox in 2015. Surprisingly, or perhaps not, PECOTA has Betts projected to slash .285/.358/.415 in 2015, across just shy of 300 plate appearances […]

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Depth Will Be an Asset for the Red Sox in 2015

Consistency isn’t a word I would use to describe the Red Sox over the past few years, and although the club is but one season removed from a World Series title, the Red Sox enter 2015 with more to prove than that might normally suggest. A successful October is always worth cherishing, but when it […]


Wednesday Links: Hello, baseball season

With the Super Bowl Championship secured and celebrated, New England can now turn their attention almost entirely toward the Red Sox. (Bruins and Celtics are still playing too, ya know?) For the second time in three seasons the Sox are trying to make the leap from worst to first, and have made such a change […]

Mookie Betts gives the Red Sox reason for optimism in 2015. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images.)

How do the projection systems view the 2015 Red Sox?

Given all the snow currently blanketing the northeast, Red Sox fans could be forgiven for believing that baseball season remains far off in the distant future. But those hopeful first days of spring training are moving ever closer, with pitchers and catchers scheduled to arrive in Fort Myers in less than a month to begin […]

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Monday Links: Red Sox just about done, still could add reliever

With December just about over, the Red Sox will head into the new year with almost their entire roster figured out. In the line-up the team made significant offensive upgrades with the additions of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. Sandoval, who should solve the third base problem for the foreseeable future, will bring a .294/.346/.465 […]


Monday Links: Red Sox cannonball into the free agent market

As the weekend was coming to a close on Sunday night, the Red Sox sent shock waves through Major League Baseball as news broke that the team was wrapping up a pair of deals for free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. Boston brought back their former prized prospect on a five year deal, worth […]


Wednesday Links: Walk off….bunt?

The San Fransisco Giants took a one game series advantage on Tuesday, after they beat the St. Louis Cardinals in unorthodox fashion. Starters John Lackey and Tim Hudson battled for their respective clubs for 6 innings, and left the game after allowing 4 runs. The Giants jumped out to a first inning 4 run advantage, […]


Monday Links: Royals rolling through playoffs

Without a doubt the most compelling storyline this postseason has been the utter dominance displayed by the Kansas City Royals. Currently up 2 games to none in the best of 7 American League Championship Series against the Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City’s fortune this October has come from all facets of the game. While the Royals […]