Found July 26, 2012 on
What are the Red Sox going to do at the trade deadline? That's the million-dollar question as July 31 draws nearer, and one that will likely have a much clearer answer after this weekend. With the Sox visiting the Yankees for a three-game set, how the Red Sox fare in the Bronx these next few days will go a long way towards determining the team's actions in the trade market. If the Sox win a couple of games or even manage to sweep, the team could be emboldened to buy a couple of pieces and make a run at a...

Policeman who uttered racial slur about Boston's Crawford is fired

A policeman who allegedly used a racial slur in reference to Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford has been fired, the mayor of Leominster, Mass., announced Thursday. In his letter to John Perrault to announce Perrault's dismissal, Leominster mayor Dean J. Mazzarella said, according to the Boston Herald, "Your actions are so egregious that severe discipline is warranted...

Carl Crawford Says He's Fine Hitting Seventh Now After Remarks About Terry Francona's Batting Order Choices

Carl Crawford didn't mince words recently when reflecting on former Red Sox manager Terry Francona and what Crawford saw as Francona's poor choice to bump him down as far as seventh in the batting order just three games into his Boston tenure. Crawford ripped Francona's managing decisions soon after coming off the disabled list this year, saying Francona's call to...

Dustin Pedroia Not Happy With Boston's Effort, Says 'We Didn't Do Anything' Later in the Game (Video)

Dustin Pedroia may not wear the "C" emblem on his shirt like Jason Varitek did for seven years, but that didn't stop him from publicly challenging his teammates to give a better effort on the field. The Red Sox, losers of seven of their last 10 after Friday night's 10-3 loss, find themselves at a crossroads in their season with a record of 49-51 and the trade deadline...

Jon Lester Alters Routine Between Starts, Has Batters Stand in During Bullpen Session

NEW YORK -- Coming off his worst outing of the season, Jon Lester elected to tweak his bullpen session. Before Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Lester tossed his scheduled bullpen with Pedro Ciriaco and Daniel Nava standing at the plate. The reason was for Lester to simulate an authentic sequence with batters, except these batters weren't swinging. "He threw the...

Breaking News: Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster has been ‘kidnapped’

Reports out of Boston are that a depraved criminal has kidnapped Wally the Green Monster! Actually, to be more accurate, someone absconded with the beloved Boston Red Sox mascot’s outfit, making off with getup after pilfering it and sneaking out of Fenway Park with the costume. Via NBC Connecticut: “Missing: Wally the Green Monster, If [...]

Red Sox Must Do Something, Anything Before Trade Deadline to Provide Much-Needed Shakeup

For weeks now, we've been wondering if the Sox will be buyers or sellers at next Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline. It no longer matters. Either would be acceptable. As long as this team does something. The Sox had a much-needed day off Thursday in New York after losing two of three in Texas. They've lost five of six overall and 15 of 24. Not a trend that builds confidence...

Josh Beckett is one of the most overrated pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball

Following another bush league start by testy Boston “ace” Josh Beckett, the feeble Red Sox lost to the Rangers 5-3 last night at the Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. The 32-year-old Beckett (5-9, 4.57 ERA), who has won 130 games, in … Continue reading →

Buchholz Shines In Sox Win!

The Red Sox had lost 4 games in a row and if they had any chance to not make it 5 losses in a row, Clay Buchholz would have to once again behave as the defacto ace and stopper.  That is just what he did.  Buchholz didn't get the win, but he was the difference in this game bringing the Sox to their first win in what seemed like forever.  Clay Buchholz took the mound and not...

Ortiz Set To Return Soon

According to a report from the Boston Herald, David Ortiz is eligible to come off of the 15 day disabled list on Wednesday, August 1st prior to a start against the Detroit Tigers.  The report also indicated that the Red Sox slugger participated in batting practice at Yankee Stadium on Friday night. This is a good sign for the Red Sox and Ortiz’s fantasy owners.  Ortiz is having...

Game 100: Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees

Time: 7:05 PM ET TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI Red Sox (49-50) Ellsbury CF Crawford LF Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ross RF Saltalamacchia C Middlebrooks 3B Nava DH Aviles SS Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (2-3, 3.50) Yankees (59-39) Jeter SS Granderson CF Cano 2B Teixeira 1B Ibanez LF Jones DH Chavez 1B Ichiro RF Martin C Pitching: RHP Phil Hughes (9-8, 4.09)

Game 99: Boston Red Sox @ Texas Rangers

Time: 8:05 PM ET TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI Red Sox (49-49) Ellsbury CF Ciriaco DH Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ross RF Middlebrooks 3B Crawford LF Shoppach C Aviles SS Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (5-8, 4.53) Rangers (57-39) TBA Pitching: LHP Derek Holland (6-5, 4.84)

Red Sox Lineup vs. Rangers 7/25/12

Here is tonight's lineup vs. the Rangers: Ellsbury CFCiriaco DHPedroia 2BGonzalez 1BRoss RFMiddlebrooks 3BCrawford LFShoppach CAviles SS Beckett SP Game time is at 8:05pm EST.

Josh Beckett's Start Against Rangers Could Bring Back Dominance, Due to His Great Success in Texas (Video)

The Boston Red Sox entered Wednesday night's game with the Texas Rangers with a 49-49 record and four games out of a wild card spot. The team can make a statement given the difficult schedule ahead, starting with a series with the division-leading New York Yankees over the weekend. But all that depends on if Josh Beckett can get back to his usual dominant self. Luckily, the Sox...

Quote of the Day

"Clay Buchholz. Pitchers have a lot of time on their hands." -Adrian Gonzalez when asked who was the best pool player on the Red Sox.

Apparently the Whole Team Didn't Get the Memo

Make no mistake about it - this is an important series for the Red Sox. And to drop the 1st game of a 3-game set in the Bronx against the Yankees with 60-something games left on the schedule was not supposed to be part of the plan.The Yankees pounded out 10 hits in a resounding 10-3 win over the Red Sox. The Red Sox slammed three home runs off Yankee starter Phil Hughes, including...
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