3 Up 3 Down Says It’s Time for a Reality Check

  Maybe you are one of the optimistic Red Sox fans who believes this 2014 team has a second half run in them. You argue that despite being a season worst ten games under .500, the team is actually only nine games out of first place. You remind your fellow fans that...

Red Sox Shortstops Since Nomar with a Spin on American Pop Culture

My plan last week was to write an article on Boston Red Sox shortstop attrition since the departure of Nomar Garciaparra, but as I began writing about Nomar nostalgia got the best of me and it turned into a Nomar love fest. Thus, this Saturday morning piece will be...

John Lackey in 2013: Rebound or Bust?

On December 15, 2009, John Lackey signed a 5-year $82.5 million contract with the Boston Red Sox. The 31-year old native Texan joined a Red Sox rotation that already featured Josh Beckett and Jon Lester as a formidable 1-2 combination. The addition of the former...

Brad Penny Released

Red Sox starting pitcher Brad Penny was released late Wednesday night, according to the Red Sox official website. While Penny has struggled at times in the Sox rotation, he possessed good peripheral numbers (6.08 K/9, 2.87 BB/9, 4.48 FIP ERA) that suggest he was much...