Monday Links: Checking in on AL East rivals; Baltimore Orioles edition

It’s been a pretty quiet offseason for the defending American League East champions so far this winter. The Baltimore Orioles, who finished the 2014 season with a 96-66 record, have done more subtracting than adding, as the team has watched Nelson Cruz and Nick...

Friday Links: Steel City Sweep

After losing the first two games of the series, the Red Sox tried to staved off a sweep on Thursday night in Pittsburgh. Red Sox starter Brandon Workman quickly found himself down a run, after he walked Ike Davis with the bases loaded and forced in a run. An inning...

Wednesday Links: Home runs victimize Ranaudo, Red Sox

The Red Sox began their second to last road series of the 2014 season with a loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Two Pirates home runs, and an unproductive offense spoiled an otherwise effective start from the 25-year old rookie. Pittsburgh backstop...

Game of Throws

In a way, baseball is like the game of thrones: you win or you die – in baseball’s case, the media skewers you with verbal & written attacks, so in a way, it’s more like a character assassination. Not to say that GoT doesn’t have actual...

Thurdsay Links: Workman pounded as O’s sweep Sox

For the third straight day the Red Sox lost to the Orioles, as Baltimore completed their three game sweep of Boston. After breezing through his first two innings, Red Sox starter Brandon Workman endured a six run third inning, and was promptly knocked out of the game....

Friday Links: New York’s 9th inning rally sinks Sox

With the series tied at two games a piece, the Red Sox and Yankees played the rubber match of the 3-game set on Thursday night. David Ortiz gave the Red Sox an early one-run advantage after he cranked his 31st home run of the season off New York’s starter Chris...

Thursday Links: The Empire Strikes Back

In his fourth career start, Anthony Ranaudo suffered his first major league loss on Wednesday night. Pitching against his favorite childhood team, the New Jersey native allowed six hits in 5.1 innings pitched, while walking 2 and striking out just one. New York opened...

A Few Players Who Have Been Pleasant Surprises

The list is extensive and littered with our favorite names: David Ortiz. Dustin Pedroia. Xander Bogaerts. Jackie Bradley, Jr. Clay Buchholz. Shane Victorino. And on and on. These are the players who have played below [or severely below] expectations or career norms in...