Found May 07, 2012 on
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Starting the 2012 season 11-16 there is plenty of blame to go around. You can start with the team itself, or some people have called out new manager Bobby Valentine, but the real issue, and where the real blame should be is the front office. The failure to make offseason acquisitions to boost the teams depth is really starting to prove costly with the injuries and rough starts that the team has had to deal with in the first month.
Lets start with the infield. The Red Sox traded shortstop Marco Scutaro to the Rockies for relief pitcher Clayton Mortenson. That deal would have been fine, since the Red Sox don’t need to pay the $6 million owed to Scutaro this year, but the team didn’t do anything with that $6 million, nor did they fill the void at the position with someone proven to be a major league everyday player.
The Red Sox decided to make Mike Aviles, who the team brought on at the trading deadline last year, their full time shortstop going into the season. Don’t get me wrong, Avi...
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In the last two days, Middlebrooks has three homers and nine RBI. He's hit safely in each of the first four games he's played in the majors and has at least one extra-base hit in all four, something...
When Kevin Youkilis went on the 15-day DL with a bad back, the Boston Red Sox brought up their top prospect in Will Middlebrooks to play third base while he was out.
After gathering three hits, two of them doubles, in his first two games, Middlebrooks sat out Saturday's game with a tight hamstring. But on Sunday, he made his return to the lineup and had the biggest moment...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kauffman Stadium will never be Mike Aviles' first home. As far as the Red Sox shortstop is concerned, he'll always represent New York City first and foremost. But after ascending up the Royals organization and playing four years at the big league level, he still has a soft spot for Kansas City. Making his second return to KC since last summer's trade...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. –– Will Middlebrooks ascended up the Red Sox organization as a third baseman. But could he eventually see some time in the outfield? While Bobby Valentine said a move wasn't imminent, the Red Sox manager didn't rule out the possibility of trying out the youngster in the outfield. "It's been tossed around in some quarters," Valentine said...
While Will Middlebrooks continues to have success against major league pitching, Kevin Youkilis doesn't need to worry about becoming the next Wally Pipp, apparently. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters in Kansas City that Youk will still be the team's starting third baseman when he returns from the disabled list. "If Youk returns in a week and is ready...
On Sunday, Will Middlebrooks hit his first career homerun. He liked it so much he decided to do it again twice on Monday, as the Boston Red Sox snapped their five-game losing streak in an 11-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals. The Red Sox scored four times in the first inning, highlighted by a three-run bomb by Middlebrooks to give starter Felix Doubront a strong cushion...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. –– From the beginning of the day, Felix Doubront felt the burden. After 13 2/3 innings of work against the Orioles on Sunday, the bullpen was exhausted. Fresh off the second extra-inning game in three games, the relievers needed their own relief from Doubront, who never lasted past the sixth heading into Monday. And in the 11-5 win over the Royals, Doubront came...
Will Middlebrooks (credits below) Will Middlebrooks made a serious splash for the Red Sox, as he sent two out of the ballpark and racked up five RBI's going 3 for 5 from the plate in Boston's 11-5 win over the Royals.Carlos Zambrano pitched an absolute gem in the Marlins win over the Astors, going nine innings, striking out nine batters and giving up just three hits on the...
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Daniel Nava (LF): 2-for-4, HR (3), 2 RBI, 2 R
Alex Hassan (RF): 2-for-4, double, 2 RBI
Ryan Lavarnway (C): 3-for-3, run, walk
Daisuke Matsuzaka: 4.2 IP, 2...
Let's forget just for a moment that the Boston Red Sox were swept by the Baltimore Orioles at HOME over the weekend just for a few moments. Why's that?
It's because how many times can you go to a MLB game and see two position players battling it out on the mound for their respective teams.
Well that's exactly what happened yesterday afternoon/evening at Fenway...
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It's always fun to see which player's jersey is the most sold each season. And although hat sales have a tendency to fluctuate much less, it's still cool to see which New Era caps become trendy. Among the top 10 best-selling New Era baseball hats in 2011 are some usual suspects, including the Red Sox and Yankees. But there's also a couple of teams you might not have...
Things were looking pretty good for Daniel Bard and the Red Sox until they weren't. Bard allowed a couple of baserunners in the eighth inning, then Matt Albers gave up a three run home run to Billy Butler and all of a sudden the Red Sox had lost. Add a Will Middlebrooks injury of unknown magnitude on top of that, and you're looking at a bummer of a baseball game. NESN Nation...
Hey, Chris Davis – have a weekend kid!
First, you take out the Red Sox new secret weapon, Aaron Cook. Then you go 0-8 on Sunday – in what could only be described as karma biting you in the ass – only to totally redeem yourself by shutting down the best offense 170 million can buy for two innings. Sure you dropped from 92 to 84 by the time Adrian Gonzalez came to the plate...