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The Red Sox have plenty to be happy with in their middle relief corps so far this season. While most of the spotlight as the season starts has been on first-year starter Daniel Bard and newly picked closer Alfredo Aceves, others have been shoring up the relief situation for Boston. Tom Caron and Dennis Eckersley take a look at what Vicente Padilla, Franklin Morales and Scott Atchison have meant for Boston on Red Sox GameDay LIVE presented by UNO.

Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine Already on Hot Seat in Boston?

New Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine is not off to the sort of start that anyone wanted to see, especially considering how disappointing last season finished. But after just three games, could Valentine already be on the managerial hot seat? It may sound ridiculous, but there is a little bit of truth to that belief. Valentine already had his detractors even before...

Vicente Padilla a Bright Spot for Red Sox Pitching Staff Going Into Toronto Matchup (Video)

It was a first few games to forget for most of the Red Sox' pitchers, but Vicente Padilla did his job for Boston. Padilla came on in relief for Boston on Sunday and went four sparkling innings, allowing no runs as Boston's offense continued to produce. The rest of the staff blew two saves and allowed 13 runs. Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy make the case on Red Sox Gameday LIVE...

Red Sox May Have to Overpay to Re-Sign Jacoby Ellsbury If Center Fielder Puts Up Monster Numbers Again

The Red Sox aren't exactly off to a good start, and much of Red Sox Nation already has plenty of questions about how this team will fare this season. The talent level on the Sox is undeniable, but with a 1-4 record through five games, the beginning of this season is eerily similar to the end of last season. That's not a good thing. There's still plenty of reasons to be...

Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz Need to Be Much Better to Take Pressure Off Back End of Red Sox Rotation

This is why the top of the Red Sox rotation is so important. It is vital that the Big Three of Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholz pitch well this season. There's too much uncertainty surrounding the back end of the rotation. Felix Doubront and Daniel Bard have three major league starts on their combined resumes. Bard hasn't served as a starter since he was pitching...

Join Red Sox Reporter Didier Morais for Twitter Q&A on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

This isn't exactly how Red Sox fans hoped their team would rebound after its epic September collapse, but Bobby Valentine's group is sitting at 1-4 through five games, and there are still plenty of questions to be answered. Fortunately, Red Sox reporter Didier Morais is ready to take a stab at some of those questions. They can range from how the Sox can solve their...

Around the Minors 4/9

Pawtucket Red Sox Box Score Overview It’s a shame that Iglesias is off to such a poor start, as Mike Aviles has been pretty terrible too. Lavarnway also has struggled early, going 0-4 today and hitting .167 so far. Middlebrooks wasn’t bad today, going 1-4 witha a strikeout. The PawSox were shut down offensively today, with the only PawSox players with good games are Che...

Aceves Gets First Save In Sox Win

The Red Sox looked to Felix Doubront to put a stop to the skid that has started the Red Sox season.  It was starting to have a very eerie feeling of 2011.  Doubront came out like gangbusters in spring training and all of Red Sox Nation hoped he would do the same in his first start of the season.  (Photo Credit: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn) Doubront did just that...

Terry Francona won't take part in Fenway Park's 100th anniversary celebration

When the Red Sox celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park next Friday against the New York Yankees, the manager who was at the helm when Boston snapped their 86-year World Series championship drought won't be in the house. Terry Francona, who unceremoniously departed from the Red Sox following last season's 8-21 finish, told the Boston Globe that he can't "...

Can Jacoby Ellsbury Have Another 30/30 Season in 2012?

How can Jacoby Ellsbury follow up his 2011 season? After becoming the first Red Sox player to join the 30/30 club by hitting 30 home runs and stealing 30 bases, Ellsbury will likely be playing this year with a chip on his shoulder. He finished second in MVP voting to Justin Verlander, so it stands to reason he might have his sights set even higher in 2012 to get himself over the...

Morning Red Sox Delight - 4/11

After falling last night, the Boston Red Sox look to win the series in game three of a three-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. First pitch is scheduled for 12:37 p.m. and the game will be broadcast in the Red Sox television market on NESN. If you live in the Blue Jays television market, you can catch the game on Rogers SportsNet...

How we see it goin' down: Red Sox - Blue Jays series

First Pitch: Monday 7:07, Tuesday 7:07, Wednesday 12:37 Arms: Monday: Felix Doubront, LHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) vs. Henderson Alvarez, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) Tuesday: Daniel Bard, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) vs. Kyle Drabek, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) Wednesday: Jon Lester, LHP (0-0, 1.29 ERA)  vs. Ricky Romero, LHP (0-0, 7.20 ERA) Yard: Rogers Centre   Watch it:  NESN  Hear it:  WEEI The Matchup...

History Reveals Mixed Bag When Comparing Slow Starts for Red Sox, Yankees (Video)

The last time the Red Sox and the Yankees were 0-3, you may have heard, was way back in 1966. A lot's changed since then, obviously, but NESN Nation's Dan Duquette ventured to take a look back and see what else happened in 1966. Maybe that year wasn't so bad after all. Join NESN Nation: In-game home page | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

Lester Great But Offense Not As Red Sox Lose To Blue Jays

Two very good starts, and nothing to show for it - that's Jon Lester's 2012 season in a nutshell after his first two starts. Coming off the Opening Day loss to Justin Verlander and the Detroits Tigers, Lester pitched 8 very strong innings allowing just 3 hits and a pair of walks while striking out 6 in a 3-1 loss to the Blue Jays. The problem continues to be the offense...

The Boston Red Sox disappoint in their opening weekend against the Detroit Tigers

Well I really can't imagine a worse possible start for the 2012 Boston Red Sox as they were swept by the Detroit Tigers this weekend.  It wasn't the fact they now begin the season 0-3, but more of the manner on how they lost each game.  When they hit, they couldn't pitch, when they pitched, they couldn't hit.  Today I'm doing a little better and...
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