Found June 01, 2012 on
The Flagrant Fan:
Several posts have been written in this space in the past two weeks about ex-Boston Red
Sox players like Reddick and Lowrie really playing well for their new teams. What makes
those trades look so bad for the Red Sox is that those players were traded to get a bullpen
to replace Papelbon and Bard. And while there isn't much the Red Sox could have done to
prevent Andrew Bailey going down to injury, it is a bit mystifying that Mark Melancon was
banished to the minors after a few bad appearances and is rotting there.
Yes, Melancon threw some of the ugliest appearances ever in that first disastrous couple of
weeks of Bobby Valentine's Red Sox career. How ugly was it? Butt-ugly. In two innings of
total work, Melancon gave up ten hits and two walks and eleven of those twelve base
runners scored. He gave up five homers. So it is understandable that he was sort of run out
But couldn't that be considered a bit of a fluke? After all, Melancon was really good...
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Cuban Defector Jorge Soler has become eligible for Free Agency today. Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus has listed the Red Sox amongst the teams favorited to land the Cuban outfielder.
At 20 years old, Soler would not be major league ready. However, Baseball America has stated previously that, had he been eligible, he would have ranked as the 39th best prospect in baseball....
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
Daniel Nava arrived on May 10 in time for the Red Sox [team stats] to fall to 12-19. They’re 15-6 since, good for the second-best record in baseball.
“I’m absolutely amazed,” said...
After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value.
Ryan Sweeney: Ryan started the series off strong in game 1, then fell back down to where he started. He continues to impress, it is only a little more sporadic than a month ago.
Daniel Nava: He complied a bunch of 1-hitters, and the 1 hit in the second game...
Daisuke Matsuzaka may still be dealing with some post elbow surgery problems, but that's not keeping the veteran from making quality starts each time out in the minors. Matsuzaka returned to the mound on Wednesday night, less than a week since having his rehab clock turned back, throwing 5 1/3 innings at Pawtucket and only allowing two hits and a run in what turned out to be...
BOSTON –– Even in losses, Jarrod Saltalamacchia continues to impress. By belting a solo shot to deep center in Thursday's 7-3 loss against the Tigers, the Red Sox catcher tallied his 10th shot of the year, signaling the second highest total on the team behind David Ortiz's 12 long balls. Saltalamacchia's home runs haven't been close calls, either. Just like in...
Before taking batting practice this afternoon, Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz took a few minutes of his time to talk with Kevin Millar and Chris Rose on Intentional Talk.
I will only say this. This was one of the funniest interviews I've ever seen. Enjoy!
Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure...
Who has the time to keep up with all of the Sox minor league teams? We'll do all the work to keep you updated with the beat on the farm.
Mauro Gomez (1B): 2-for-4, 2 2B, RBI, R
Clayton Mortensen (RP): 1.1 IP, 0 H, 3 K
Felix Doubront won for the fifth time in six starts, Nick Punto homered and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 Saturday.
Punto fell a triple shy of the cycle and drove in two runs to lead Boston to its 10th win in 14 games. Daniel Nava also had two RBIs as the Red Sox (28-25) moved a season-high three games above .500.
Doubront (6-2) allowed three runs, two earned...
Got a twitter? Make sure you are following all the Red Sox players and prospects! Here are the correct twitter handles for players with an account!
Carl Crawford: @CarlCrawford_
Jon Lester: @JLester31
Jacoby Ellsbury: @JacobyEllsbury
David Ortiz: @davidortiz
Adrian Gonzalez: @adriangon28
Will Middlebrooks: @middlebrooks
Cody Ross: @IAmCodyRoss
Andrew Bailey: @AndrewBailey40
Rumors swirled about Kevin Youkilis' future in Boston on Friday but while the unsubstantiated suggestions continue to roll in the third baseman will get a much-needed day off. Will Middlebrooks gets the start in his place at the hot corner, hitting sixth in the lineup. The hot-hitting Jarrod Saltalamacchia got a noticeable bump in the lineup as well on Friday, as Salty will hit...
Was it a hit? An error? Either way, Daniel Nava's fly ball to centerfielder Colbly Rasmus (ruled a single) resulted in a pair of runs for the Red Sox as they scored 4 times in the top of the 2nd inning en route to a 6-3 win over the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. The win moved the Red Sox to 3 games over .500 and out of the AL East cellar.Felix Doubront went 6.1 innings in...
First Pitch: Friday 7:07, Saturday 1:07, Sunday 1:07
Arms: Friday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (4-2, 7.19 ERA) vs. Henderson Alvarez, RHP (3-4, 3.56 ERA)
Saturday: Felix Doubront, LHP (5-2, 3.86 ERA) vs. Kyle Drabek, RHP (4-5, 4.55 ERA)
Sunday: Daniel Bard, RHP (5-5, 4.56 ERA) vs. Drew Hutchison, RHP (4-2, 4.84 ERA)
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Red Sox (26-24)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (4-4, 4.15 ERA)
Pitching: RHP Max Scherzer (4-3, 5.67 ERA)
The Red Sox have had injury woes this season, it is no secret. They have six outfielders currently on the disabled list; Ryan Kalish, Carl Crawford, Jason Repko, Jacoby Ellsbury, Cody Ross and Darnell McDonald. Ryan Sweeney was on the seven day concussion DL until a few days ago. The Red Sox have had to [...]
23-27, 3rd place, 5.5 games behind CWS (who have won 8 in a row).
Short and sweet for the Win.
1. Berry, CF
2. Boesch, RF
3. Cabrera, 3B
4. Fielder, 1B
5. Young, DH (Maybe Verlander should DH)
6. Avila, C
7. Peralta, SS
8. Kelly, LF
9. Worth, 2B