Found April 02, 2013 on
Opening Day observations about James Shields, Jon Lester, Mike Moustakas and others.
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2013 is a big year for Jon Lester in more ways than one. Not only will Lester’s performance have a huge impact on the type of season the Red Sox have, but the left-hander is also pitching for his next contract.
Lester is in the last guaranteed year of the five-year, $30 million extension he signed prior to the 2009 season. The Sox hold a $13 million club option for 2014, but this...
The biggest move of the winter took center stage on Opening Day for the Kansas City Royals. No longer a team that is rebuilding, David Glass and company took steps this off-season to become contenders.
The top prospect in the organization was packaged away in order to get the one thing the Royals felt they needed more than anything else: a pitcher that could truly be an ace. In...
CHICAGO (AP) Chris Sale outpitched James Shields, Tyler Flowers homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 1-0 in the season opener on Monday.
The White Sox believe they're in position to make a run at the AL Central title even though they made no splashy additions while the rest of the division loaded up. They're off to a good start after a late fade...
Kevin Youkilis earned the respect of teammates and fans during his eight-plus seasons in Boston. None of that matters now.
“Now he’s one of the bad guys. We’ve got to worry about him,” Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester told reporters on Sunday.
Youkilis, who was drafted by the Red Sox in 2001, won two World Series rings and was selected to three All-Star Games during his time in...
We shouldn't get too caught up over one game right? NAHHHHH. CUE THE DUCKBOATS.
162-0 baby! The Red Sox attacked an unusally shaky CC Sabathia and Jon Lester managed to work through a rough inning and let the bullpen come in and do shut down the Yankees and come out with an 8-2 win.
This wasn't a classic Sox victory with the lineup cranking out three or four homers...
In the first game of the season the Red Sox have already made it difficult for me to pick the top 3 stars of the game. This column will run after every game. The idea is to pick 3 players from either team, who put in the best performances, just like the 3 stars of the game for hockey. I will be keeping track of who earns the awards and with that will be able to accurately predict...
Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox got off to a quick start after a dreadful 2012 season, giving new manager John Farrell an 8-2 win over the barely recognizable New York Yankees on opening day Monday.
Newcomer Shane Victorino led a revamped Red Sox lineup with three RBIs and rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. walked three times and scored twice in his big league debut. Boston's big day...
Sox fans are hoping John Farrell can get Jon Lester and this rotation back into shape
It’s finally here. Time to put last year’s nightmare season to rest and start the 2013 chapter of the Boston Red Sox. The Sox head to the Bronx Monday to open their season against rival New York Yankees. The Sox Yanks series to start the season should be exciting as they come, although neither...
This was something completely different, in a good way. Between 2000-2012, the Kansas City Royals used nine different Opening Day starters. Six times, that aforementioned starter worked fewer than six innings before getting the heave-ho. Five times, that aforementioned starter surrendered four runs or more.
Between 2000-2012, the Royals Opening Day "aces" averaged just...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, April 1 @ 1:05 PM
Jon Lester, LHP (0-0, 0.00) vs CC Sabathia, LHP (0-0 0.00)
TV: NESN, YES, ESPN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Wednesday, April 3 @ 7:05 PM
Clay Buchholz, RHP (0-0, 0.00) vs Hiroki Kuroda, RHP (0-0, 0.00)
TV: NESN, YES, ESPN2, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio...
First Pitch: Monday 1:05, Wednesday 7:05, Thursday 1:35
Arms: Monday: Jon Lester, LHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) vs. CC Sabathia, LHP (0-0, -.-- ERA)
Wednesday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) vs. Hiroki Kuroda, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA)
Thursday: Ryan Dempster, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) vs. Andy Pettitte. LHP (0-0, -.--ERA)
by John Viril—Here is a detailed look at the strengths and weaknesses of the Royals Opening Day roster for 2013.
Fangraphs.com rated Kansas City’s rotation as 22nd best in baseball. (I highly recommend reading their preview series using multiple projection systems to rank position group...
The fans, players, and front office all are starting to feel the same. We cannot keep building for the future forever. That means that the young, talented prospects who have the bright future that will lead the Kansas City Royals for the first time since 1985 back to the playoffs will be asked to do it sooner rather than later. Sports Illustrated may have been a bit premature on...