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It's hard to believe the stove can get any hotter for the Red Sox than it did last offseason, when they made blockbuster deals to bring in Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez. This offseason, the Red Sox' troubles can't necessarily be fixed by focusing on statistics alone. In addition to finding pitching help, new general manager Ben Cherington must find players who will help assure clubhouse chemistry doesn't crumble as it did in 2011. Cartoonist Will O'Toole implores Cherington to stay by the fire all winter long in the cartoon above. Since graduating from Seton Hall University, Will O'Toole has...

Adrian Gonzalez Feels Red Sox Had Plenty of Leadership, Says Issues Were Overblown After Collapse

Much was made in the wake of the Red Sox' historic collapse about leadership within the clubhouse and in the organization. A month later, the Sox have a drastic new look, with more changes to come. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez insists that, while the collapse was obviously not what anyone had in mind, the issues that sprung up following the season were overblown. He spoke about...

Video: Adrian Gonzalez Talks About Collapse On NESN Daily

Fresh off of winning his first career Silver Slugger Award, Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez called into the NESN Daily set to talk about the end of the season among other things. I have to wonder when the Boston media is going to let this go. After all, free agency starts at 12:01 on Thursday morning.

Dustin Pedroia, Adrian Gonzalez, Jacoby Ellsbury Win American Gold Glove Awards

The Red Sox were well-represented among the best fielders in the American League, as a trio of Boston defenders won Gold Gloves on Tuesday night. Dustin Pedroia, Adrian Gonzalez and Jacoby Ellsbury were all honored with the annual award for excellence in fielding. For Gonzalez, it his third Gold Glove after winning two in San Diego. Pedroia's Gold Glove honor is his second, while...

Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz, Adrian Gonzalez All Win American League Silver Slugger Awards

The postseason individual awards continue to come in for the Red Sox, as three members of baseball's best offense were honored Wednesday. Adrian Gonzalez, Jacoby Ellsbury and David Ortiz were all awarded with American League Silver Slugger awards as the top offensive players at their respective positions. It is the fifth time that Ortiz has won the honor as a designated hitter...

Ells, Gonzo and Papi Slug Their Way To Silver

The Sox may not have made the post season, but the awards keep piling up in the off season.  The Silver Slugger Awards were announced today and three Sox players came away with the prize: Adrian Gonzalez, David Ortiz and Jacoby Ellsbury.  The Silver Slugger awards the player with the best offense at each position.  This is the first time that Ellsbury and Gonzalez has received...

End of the Season Postmortem: The 2011 Tampa Bay Rays

Carl Crawford - gone. Carlos Pena - gone. Matt Garza - gone. What was a team that had to cut costs to do, when two of their best hitters left via free agency and one of their best pitchers got traded? Especially when they started off the season 1-8? Make the playoffs, of course. The Tampa Bay Rays went 91-71 to take the Wild Card (on the last day of the season), and though they...

Tale of the MVP Tape

Jacoby Ellsbury is routinely mentioned as an MVP candidate in the AL, but Adrian Gonzalez is not. I never questioned this; AG dropped off (a lot, it seemed) and never really felt like the MVP after the All-Star break. But to me Jacoby never felt like MVP either.So I looked at the numbers. Baseball Reference knows all. Jacoby Ellsbury Adrian Gonzalez ...

Three Sox Win Meaningless Awards

Take it for what its worth. Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury won AL Gold Gloves, as the awards were announced last night.In my opinion, they are the most overrated awards in sports. But it sounds like all three actually deserved to win them this year.Congratulations to them anyway.

Ells, Pedey and Gonzo Are Golden!

The Gold Gloves were announced last night.  Three Sox players walked away with the prize.  Dustin Pedroia won for second base, Adrian Gonzalez won for first base and Jacoby Ellsbury won for centerfield.  Kevin Youkilis was also nominated at third base, but given that he missed a bunch of time due to injury and didn't have his best year defensively, it was no surprise he did...

Their Gloves Smell Like Roses

Gordon Edes reports that four Red Sox players are finalists for Gold Gloves: Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, and Jacoby Ellsbury.

Quick Hits: Moyer, Darvish, Yankees, Tigers

Congratulations to the 2011 Gold Glove winners. Here are some notes from around MLB... Brandon Phillips ($250K), Adrian Beltre ($100K) and Adrian Gonzalez ($100K) were among the winners to obtain bonuses for their fielding excellence, according to the AP (via Jamie Moyer threw for scouts last Thursday, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter)...
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