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Mazz: Trade Pedey. Me: No way.

AP PhotoConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterTony Masseroti penned an article on Boston.com in favor of starting Mookie Betts at 2nd base and entertaining offers for beloved current 2nd baseman, Dustin Pedroia. Mazz points to the logjam in the outfield as the main reason for trading Pedroia. In a certain light, he MAYBE has a point. Mookie Betts is making himself...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox pound Yankees in series opener

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox slammed three home runs to back Joe Kelly's 6.2 innings as Boston beat the Yankees 9-4 in the opening game of their three-game series in the Bronx on Tuesday night.Daniel Nava (pictured), Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts all went deep as the Sox jumped out to a 6-0 lead with two in the first inning and another four in the third all charged...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox lose in extras to Rays

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterMatt Joyce's 10th-inning single off Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 win over Boston at the Trop on Monday afternoon.The loss was the 11th in extra innings for Boston, a stat that leads the majors in 2014.The Red Sox jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning on an RBI double by Mookie Betts ...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Clay's complete game paces Sox to win

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterClay Buchholz turned in one of his best performances of the year with a complete-game 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at the Trop on Sunday afternoon.Buchholz allowed just three hits, struck out six and did not walk a batter in picking up his sixth win of the season. He retired 12 straight over the final four innings of the game.Boston scored single...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Farrell: Pedroia has concussion-like symptoms

Chris Meara/AP PhotoConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterAccording to manager John Farrell, Dustin Pedroia showed some concussion symptoms after getting hit by Logan Forsythe in the 2nd inning of last night's game. While Farrell says he's improved as the night's gone on, it was still a scary moment for Red Sox players and fans alike, and it helps explain to an extent...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox lose game and Pedroia

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe offensive futility continues.The Red Sox were held to just one hit for the third time this season as the Rays beat Boston 7-0 at the Trop on Saturday night.Dustin Pedroia was slammed in the head by Logan Forsythe's right forearm while Logan was sliding into second base in the second inning. Pedroia left the game with what was called symptoms...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelly Johnson and Michael Almanzar traded to Baltimore

Howard Smith/USA TodayConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterAccording to MLB Trade Rumors and the Red Sox official Twitter page, the Red Sox have shipped infielders Kelly Johnson and Michael Almanzar to the Baltimore Orioles for Ivan DeJesus and Jemile Weeks.#RedSox today acquired INF/OF Jemile Weeks and INF Ivan De Jesus Jr. from Baltimore for INF/OF Kelly Johnson...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Betts' slam back Ranaudo in Sox win

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy Associated PressMookie Betts hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Ranaudo upped his record to 3-0 as the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 8-4 at the Trop on Friday night.Betts' grand slam was one of ten hits off Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer who was lit up for all eight Red Sox runs in just four innings.Daniel Nava led Boston with...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Down on the farm: Henry Owens named Eastern League Pitcher of the Year

Photo from NESNConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterIf Red Sox fans needed any more reasons to get excited about Henry Owens, look no further than him being named Eastern League Pitcher of the Year for the AA Portland Sea Dogs. He had a 14-4 record with a 2.60 ERA in Portland and was promoted to AAA Pawtucket on August 1st. He also led the league in wins, strikeouts...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

(Too many) Angels in the outfield: Boston's outfield problem

AP ImagesConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterWhat to do, what to do. With the signing of Rusney Castillo, the Red Sox added another layer to an outfield that now seems overloaded with talent. The Red Sox signed Castillo to a 7-year/$72 million deal after trading Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletic's for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and bringing in Allen...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox need to add an anchor to the rotation

Chris O'Meara/Associated PressConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe 2014 Red Sox have a lot of problems. I mean, A LOT of problems. But of all of these problems, perhaps the most obvious is pitching, specifically the starting rotation. The only remaining starter from the start of the year is Clay Buchholz. Every other starter has been traded elsewhere. And going...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Jays' bench helps down Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterDanny Valencia's pinch-hit, three-run homer off Red Sox reliever Junichi Tazawa helped lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-2 win over Boston at Rogers Centre on Wednesday night.Photo courtesy Getty ImagesRed Sox starter Joe Kelly (pictured) took a no-decision in the loss, going six-plus innings. He was charged with two runs on three hits and two...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Koji vultures a win as Sox snap skid

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy Getty ImagesClay Buchholz turned in an impressive eight scoreless innings, Dustin Pedroia drove in two runs, and Yoenis Cespedes drove in the game-winner as the Red Sox snapped their eight-game losing streak with a 4-3, 10-inning win over the Blue Jays in Toronto on Monday night.The game was not without its drama, including a "What...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox swept by Mariners

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Seattle Mariners rallied from a 5-3 deficit to defeat the Red Sox 8-6 at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon. It was the eighth straight loss for Boston who have now been swept in two consecutive series.The Mariners jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning off Boston starting pitcher Allen Webster who only lasted 4.1 innings and took...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Koji implodes in Red Sox loss

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy Boston.comKoji Uehara turned in perhaps his worst performance as a major league pitcher, allowing five runs in the top of the ninth inning as the Seattle Mariners rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Red Sox 5-3 at Fenway Park on Friday night.As disappointing as the 2014 season has been for Boston, this game marked the first time all...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Red Sox land Castillo for 7-years/$72 mil

Photo from CBS SportsRejoice, Red Sox fans. The Red Sox have inked Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on a 7-year/$72 million deal, according to Gordon Edes (see tweet below).Sox agree on 7 year 72.5m deal with Castillo , joins club this season: Source— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) August 22, 2014The 27-year-old will join the team this season, according to Edes' report on ESPN Boston...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox get just 1 hit in loss

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterLook at it this way - at least the Sox weren't no-hit.Brock Holt was hit to lead off the bottom of the first by Angels starting pitcher and after that, the Red Sox didn't have a single base runner until Will Middlebrooks (pictured) doubled with two out in the bottom of the seventh as Los Angeles topped Boston 2-0 at Fenway Park. The Angels swept...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox drop 4th straight

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy Getty ImagesClay Buchholz's lost 2014 went even more off the tracks thanks to a five-run fifth inning as the Angels beat the Red Sox 8-3 at Fenway Park on Wednesday night.He retired nine of the first ten batters he faced but ran into all kinds of trouble in the fifth. Buchholz somehow got through the sixth inning, charged with six runs...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

4 potential building blocks for the Sox

Photo from redsox.comConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterI think most of us, even me now, have conceded the 2014 season as a lost cause. The Sox would have to go on a ridiculous tear to get even the 2nd wild card spot, let alone the division. Not only that, but at least a couple of the teams ahead of the Sox would have to emulate the Sox circa 2011. But one of the...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The problem with Xander Bogaerts is simple and obvious

Getty ImagesEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Everyone knows he is young.Everyone was excited about Xander Bogaerts first full year on the Red Sox after his exciting contributions to the 2013 postseason.Bogaerts hit .296 with an .893 OPS in 34 postseason plate appearances last October at the age of 21, but that version seems like so long ago.Up to May 31 this year, Bogaerts was...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox lose late to Angels

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterChris Iannetta's RBI double in the top of the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara lifted the Angels to a 4-3 win over Boston on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.David Ortiz gave the Sox a 1-0 lead in the first inning with his 29th home run of the season, an opposite field shot and the 460th of his career.Photo courtesy Getty ImagesThe Angels...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

How to get your bullpen cop bobblehead

Photo by: Photo by: Getty ImagesEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Imagine you were doing the right thing, going through life and just working hard to earn your paycheck.You are a policeman in Boston.Next thing you know, you catch a break and get to work a Red Sox game.Occasionally they pull you into Fenway Park to post in the bullpen, just to make sure nothing bad happens. You...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Pregame Notes 8-18-14 Jackie Bradley down, Mookie Betts up.

Brandon Workman gets the start today; his first in almost2 weeks. Photo courtesy of Boston GlobeBoston, MA- As soon as the Red Sox continue to show some signs of life in the American League, they then lay an egg to show their fans and the MLB that they are just not a very good team in 2014. Last night's pounding to the lowly Astros proved once again that the Red Sox will need good...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Tickes 41% Below Average For Series Vs Angels

The Boston Red Sox have actually played some pretty decent baseball in the last couple weeks despite trading away almost their entire starting pitching rotation. But the Los Angeles Angels have also played well lately, and they’re next on the Red Sox schedule. The Angels are currently tied for the best record in all of baseball, thanks to one of the best offenses in the league...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox blown out by Astros

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy Associated PressThe Astros jumped on Boston starter Joe Kelly for six runs in the second inning as Houston trounced the Red Sox 8-1 at Fenway Park Sunday afternoon to earn a split of their four-game series.Kelly was charged with all seven runs on seven hits and three walks in just four innings. One of those hits was a grand slam by...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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