First Base Becoming an Issue

For all the talk about what a good teammate Hanley Ramirez has been this year and his solid work at first base defensively it’s going to need to improve soon if the Red Sox truly plan to contend. In 24 games played so far Hanley has a WAR of -0.2 with equal...

538.com Ranks Red Sox in MLB Top Five

In the 538 MLB Predictions graph as of April 27 the Red Sox are now the 5th place team in all of MLB and the only AL team in that group as well. The updated prediction says the Red Sox will finish at 87-75 with a 52 percent chance at the playoffs. They are up 4 spots...

The Scoop: Moncada entered the season ranked as the No. 3 prospect in baseball, but with Corey Seager and Byron Buxton having enough major league playing time to have lost their prospect eligibility, Moncada is now No. 1. There’s a good chance he won’t relinquish that spot. He has an elite combination of athleticism, tools and baseball skills. A plus-plus runner, Moncada is second in the minors with 13 stolen bases in 13 games, batting .356/.508/.511 with more walks (14) than strikeouts (11). As impressive as he has been already, he has the raw power to add home runs, so he’s just scratching the surface. (BB)

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Travis Shaw Having a Wild Start

There’s no doubt the Boston Red Sox are thrilled with what they have gotten out of Travis Shaw both offensively and defensively this young season. Of all the moves they have made his starting over Pablo Sandoval has been arguably the biggest addition to the...

Jackie Bradley Jr struggles continue

The window for error with Jackie Bradley Jr is very small. His glove has been great in the outfield so far in his career, but he’s struck out so much in his career it’s a tough call to say if he’s going to maintain the numbers to stay a starting...

John Farrell’s leash is shortening

There is no doubt that even though Red Sox management has been much more forgiving than the fans of the failure to compete the last two seasons. That said there has to be a limit to how long the ownership will allow their team to struggle with such a high payroll....

Replacing Joe Kelly in the Rotation

Lats night the Red Sox saw starter Joe Kelly leave with a right shoulder inpingment and will surely see time on the DL. That means with Eduardo Rodriguez still not ready to return the Red Sox will need to turn to someone with likely candidates being Henry Owens and...