Found December 26, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Daniel Bard
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Daniel Bard will be the wild card heading into spring training. After posting 34 holds and limiting opposing hitters to a .179 batting average in 2011, the reliever is determined to make a transition to the starting rotation. The 26-year-old hasn't pitched in that role since 2007. That season, he struggled during his 22 starts between Single-A Greenville and High-A Lancaster, compiling a 3-7 record with 47 strikeouts, 78 walks and a 7.08 ERA. Those numbers are far from promising. But if there's anyone who can guide Bard through the upcoming conversion, it's pitching coach Bob McClure, who was formally...

HBT: Red Sox keeping door open with Varitek

HBT: Boston and Jason Varitek sound like they're still open to bringing the free agent back.

December 25, 2011: Merry Christmas, Red Sox Nation!

On behalf of Boston Red Thoughts, and from all of us at NEPABlogs, may your holiday be filled with peace, love, happiness, and light… Happy Hannukah Merry Solstice Blessed Yule Merry Christmas                                                                                         Feliz Navidad Happy Boxing Day and Happy Qwanzaa May...

Matt Garza, Hiroki Kuroda Among Available Pitchers Who Could Attract Red Sox

A year ago, the Red Sox rotation was firmly secure. With Jon Lester, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Josh Beckett and Daisuke Matsuzaka -- three of the five recorded at least 14 wins in 2010 -- headlining the staff, there was little apprehension. One year later, holes abound. After Matsuzaka and Lackey underwent Tommy John surgery, a procedure that will cost Lackey the season and Matsuzaka...

David Ortiz Player Projection No. 109

Key Stats: Merry Christmas from all of us at Fantasy Baseball 365. David Ortiz was not on too many teams wish lists as an aging designated hitter, but neither was Rudolph as a reindeer with a different nose. This one trick reindeer has it down to a science. In the last three years Ortiz has averaged 29 home runs and 99 RBI. He is not showing signs of getting radically worse even...

Send Red Sox Reporter Didier Morais a Question for His Weekly Mailbag

The Red Sox are sure to be under the microscope after last season's collapse. But the team's strength and conditioning team will also shoulder the ramifications and endure heavier scrutiny in 2012. After the pitching staff's conditioning was called into question in September, it caused a ripple effect within the organization. During his teleconference on Friday, manager...

Video: Pedro Still Has Love For The Red Sox

Interview is from earlier in the month, but nice to see Pedro back in town and to hear his thoughts on the Sox.

Sox Rotation

The Red Sox starting rotation, as most fans would agree, is still up in the air. The only sure things seems to be Josh Beckett and John Lester. Clay Bucholz also may qualify, but he is coming off a long-term injury. I do not believe John Lackey should start the year in the rotation. Off his work in the last two seasons, he deserves to begin as a middle reliever and spot starter,...

Happy new year?

It's been difficult to get jazzed over what will be different with the 2012 Red Sox since there have been so few...

Flawed finds

In their search for pitching depth, the Red Sox are seeking to identify what general manager Ben Cherington describes...
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