Found September 09, 2012 on CJ Sports NFL Talk:
With the Sox present, and future, are uncertain under general manager Ben Cherington, Red Sox fans are looking to the past to find an answer to one of its most frequently asked questions. “Who was really responsible for the Red Sox’ glory years?” The 2004 Red Sox team could be considered one of the best rosters ever assembled in organization history. With a lineup consisting of David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon and a pitching rotation consisting of Pedro Martinez, Derek Lowe and Curt Schilling, this Sox team was a force to be reckoned with. The Red Sox, down three games against the New York Yankees in the ALCS, made a historic comeback and won four straight to complete the biggest upset in sports history. The Sox then advanced to the World Series and swept the St. Louis Cardinals to win their 6th title after an 86 year drought. All the credit then went to Theo Epstein, former manager of the Red Sox. But was Dan Douquette, the Red Sox GM prior to Theo, the real mas...

MLB investigating Red Sox leaks

MLB has come out and said they will investigate the seemingly high number of leaks regarding the waiver wire deals the Red Sox made throughout the month of August. 

Daisuke Matsuzaka In Jeopardy of Losing Spot in Red Sox Rotation to Alfredo Aceves

BOSTON -- Daisuke Matsuzaka may have started his last game in a Red Sox uniform. After Matsuzaka regressed in his past two starts, including yielding five runs through 1 1/3 innings on Saturday, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine hinted at possibly pulling the 31-year-old pitcher from the rotation. "I'm not sure," Valentine said, when asked if Matsuzaka would receive another...

Ryan Kalish, Cody Ross Getting Hotter as Red Sox Look to Beat Off Blue Jays

Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. The Red Sox' bats have been just about as cold as they can be over recent weeks. Even Dustin Pedroia, who had a 15-game hitting streak and was keeping the Sox afloat amidst a dreadful West...

Dustin Pedroia Collects 400th Career RBI But Can't Enjoy Milestone After Another Loss

BOSTON -- With a fielder's choice in the fifth inning, Dustin Pedroia achieved a feat. Pedroia was out at first, but the run that crossed home plate was Pedroia's 400th career RBI. But he couldn't celebrate the accomplishment -- nor did he care to -- after Boston lost 7-5 to Toronto. "I didn't even know that," Pedroia said of the accomplishment. "We...

John Lackey Impresses With Poise, 'Really Good' Breaking Ball After Throwing Batting Practice

BOSTON -- For the first time in nearly a year, John Lackey took the mound at Fenway Park. Unfortunately for the hurler, it was only to toss batting practice and not pitch against the Blue Jays. But it was still a momentous step for Lackey. At roughly 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, he unleashed 15 pitches against his teammates, his first taste of pitching against live hitting since last September...

Jon Lester's Winning Performance in Seattle Earns Him Amica Pitcher of the Week Honors

The Red Sox have had a pretty rough stretch over the past 10 games, going a brutal 1-9 over that time. But that sole win came behind the powerful left arm of Jon Lester. Lester, who has had a pretty rough go of it this season, has finally put together a nice run of outings and it showed once again on Tuesday in Seattle. The Seattle, Wash. native was making his only homecoming appearance...

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Sidelined by Back Spasms After Hefty Workload, Long Road Trip

BOSTON -- Back spasms have resulted in Jarrod Saltalamacchia's latest setback. During the seventh inning of the series opener against the Blue Jays, the catcher left the game and was replaced by Ryan Lavarnway. A day later, Lavarnway received the starting nod over Saltalamacchia. "Salty is going to rest all day today and not take batting practice," Red Sox manager Bobby...

The Red Sox And Showtime’s “The Franchise” – A Match Made In Heaven

A major image crisis has emerged for the Boston Red Sox over the last 12 months.  Pretty much everyone from John Henry down to the clubhouse guys, with the exception of a few players, now seem to have a negative reputation in Boston.  The fans of Red Sox Nation are quickly becoming disenchanted.  They desperately need to do something to repair their image and it may take more...

Red Sox try to embrace spoiler role

Over? Try telling the Boston Red Sox's remaining opponents that the season is over. It's true: Other than trying to avoid losing 90 games for the first time since 1966, the next three weeks don't mean much to the Red Sox. But their opponents have plenty to play for. Of the Red Sox's final 22 games, all but four are against contenders, giving them a chance to...

Red Sox Lineup vs the Jays 9/8/12

Pedro Ciriaco 3BJacoby Ellsbury CFDustin Pedroia 2BCody Ross RF Mauro Gomez 1BRyan Lavarnway CMike Aviles DHScott Podsednik LFJose Iglesias SS Daisuke Matsuzaka SP

Saturday Red Sox Travesty - 9/8

After falling 7-5 last night, the Boston Red Sox will take on the Toronto Blue Jays tonight in the second game of a three-game set known here as the Battle for the Basement at historic Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Blue Jays television market, you can catch the game...

Who Will Be This Week's Amica Pitcher of the Week?

The going has been anything but easy for the Boston Red Sox lately as the team has dropped four straight and 11 of its last 12 games. This week could be just as much of a challenge, with the Red Sox preparing for a three-game series against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park before going to Toronto for three more games with the Blue Jays on the weekend. Reigning Amica Pitcher of...

Blue Jays 9, Red Sox 2

BOSTON -- The Toronto Blue Jays beat up on Daisuke Matsuzaka early Saturday night, knocking the Boston Red Sox right-hander out of the game after just 1 1/3 innings. The result was a 9-2 Toronto win, as the Blue Jays took the first two games of their three-game set at Fenway Park. Matsuzaka (1-5) gave up five runs on five hits, a walk and a hit batter. His ERA rose from 6.15 to...

Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 3

BOSTON - The Toronto Blue Jays came to Fenway Park a game behind the Red Sox in the "battle" for fourth place in the American League East. They left two games ahead. Forty-five-year-old Omar Vizquel, playing his final game at Fenway, hit his second sacrifice fly of the game off Clay Buchholz with one out in the ninth inning on Sunday to lift the Jays to a 4-3 win and...

Red Sox Lineup vs the Jays 9/9/12

Kalish CFPodsednik LFPedroia 2BLoney 1BRoss DHEllsbury CFAviles SSLavarnway CCiriaco 3B Buchholz SP
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