December 14th Winter Meetings Update

There’s been a whirlwind of activity so far this week, which is every baseball fan’s dream. It’s been mostly quiet on the Sox front, but keep in mind, Dave Dombrowski is known for his huge off season acquisitions. Here’s what we know so far, concerning the Red Sox targets: •Giancarlo Stanton and Marcel Ozuna are off the board, and it doesn’t sound like the Sox … Continue reading December 14th Winter Meetings Update

JBJ on the Block and Rightfully So

In 2013, when the Sox last clinched a World Series banner to add to the prolificacy of Title Town, U.S.A., Jackie Bradley Jr. played a small, if not meager role: 97 at bats, 31 strikeouts, 10 walks and 10 batted in. In 2014, he was handed the center field position after feel-good story Grady Sizemore hit .216 over 52 games. Bradley responded by showing more … Continue reading JBJ on the Block and Rightfully So

Stanton To New York Is No Cause For Panic

Somehow, a retired Derek Jeter running the Miami Marlins has found a way infuriate Sox Nation, once again. But, let’s take a collective deep breath, and remember that trades and signings are a part of the game, and they guarantee nothing. When the Red Sox traded for Adrian Gonzalez and signed Carl Crawford, the Yankees didn’t panic, and they won the division. A few years … Continue reading Stanton To New York Is No Cause For Panic

Deal away Dave…your job could depend on it

By the time baseball season rolled around, I was already on academic probation. Every. Season. Due to this, I spent my high school career (took me five years, thanks to a lengthy battle with mononucleosis) dabbling in fall sports, like soccer and basketball. I never made it out of little league ball, but man, like so many other 90’s kids that spent their summers trying … Continue reading Deal away Dave…your job could depend on it

Class Time: Offseason Vocabulary

Major League Baseball may not warrant mega TV ratings for their amateur drafts each June as the NFL does in April, but they certainly know how to entertain the masses come the offseason. It’s hard to even call it an “offseason,” with all the business being handled: the Arizona Fall League, World Baseball Classics, the Winter Meetings, and let’s not forget Boston’s own Truck Day, … Continue reading Class Time: Offseason Vocabulary

Is it Baseball Season Yet?

I can’t quantify my love for baseball by typing words onto a computer screen. But to me, it’s the perfect combination of relaxation, drama, hand claps and groans. It’s borderline insulting when people refer to it as “just a game,” but that’s the naïveté of a person I don’t need to concern myself with. Baseball is bigger than a sport in our great region; it’s … Continue reading Is it Baseball Season Yet?

Scoring Runs is at a Premium in Boston

I spent a small fraction of the summer wondering what kind of offensive output the team could have rewarded the fans with if Hanley didn’t do this: .242 / 58 R / 62 RBI His dismal performance was further exacerbated because it came in a year where it was paramount for him to ease the impact of Ortiz’s retirement. Of course, a majority of the … Continue reading Scoring Runs is at a Premium in Boston

Sox Should Take a Hard Look at Arrieta 

The Red Sox faltered in back to back ALDS matchup due to a highly ineffective pitching staff. Former manager John Farrell, plus the lineup he fielded each game, were just as poor; but both are in the process of being corrected. Alex Cora has taken the reigns of the Sox, and Dombrowski has been openly adamant about adding a middle of the lineup hitter. So … Continue reading Sox Should Take a Hard Look at Arrieta 

JBJ is standing in the way of Stanton, Cain

Jackie Bradley Jr. is one of the Major League’s top defenders, at any position. It also happens to be, that we’re enjoying an era in which sabermetrics and analytics have allowed defense to be measured statistically, creating an emphasis on the forgotten aspect of modern day baseball.  It’s unfortunate to partake – as fans of the homegrown center fielder – in the scuttlebutt surrounding this year’s … Continue reading JBJ is standing in the way of Stanton, Cain

Rusney Castillo’s shot at redemption

Photo Credit: Boston Globe 2014 was an abhorrent year for the Red Sox from start to finish. They placed last in the division, 25 games out of first, lost Jon Lester (only 21 starts in ’14) due to poor negotiational tactics, had one player surpass the 55 RBI mark, and added a pair of national leaguers, named Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. And in August … Continue reading Rusney Castillo’s shot at redemption