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Say it ain't so... Xander Bogaerts to Astros

You gonna trade me to who?Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Scary thought isn't it?What about losing Ryan Lavarnway, Deven Marrero, Jackie Bradley Jr., Allen Webster, or Garin Cecchini?To the Houston Astros no less.For who you ask?Bud Norris, a 220 pound, right-handed pitcher that was being shopped for talent it seems by the Astros since mid-2013.Here is a unique look behind the...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox blanked on 2 hits by Cubs

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy MLB.comJake Arietta (pictured) no-hit the Red Sox for 7.2 innings as the Chicago Cubs blanked the Red Sox 2-0 at Fenway Park. Stephen Drew, of all people, broke the no-hitter up with a single to right field. Arietta struck out ten in the most dominant performance of his career.The last time Red Sox were no-hit was April 22, 1993 by...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox begin the Mookie Betts Era with win over Yanks

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy Associated PressDustin Pedroia rapped out three hits and David Ortiz slammed his 19th home run of the year as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 8-5 Sunday night in the Bronx. The win gave Boston two wins in the three-game weekend series.Boston jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning on - wait for it - an RBI single by Stephen...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Napoli's blast beats Yankees, Tanaka

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterMike Napoli's two-out, two-strike solo home run in the top of the ninth inning off Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pushed the Red Sox to a 2-1 win over New York in the Bronx on Saturday night.Photo courtesy MLB.comJon Lester (pictured) and Tanaka spent the night locked up in a classic pitcher's duel. Tanaka mixed his split finger fastball...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 million dollar (broken) man

FILE/JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFFEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Last night he went over 50 at-bats, half of the 100 at-bats considered valid to review a hitters performance.Needing 100 at-bats for a valid sample size to evaluate statistically, it will be another 15 games or so before we can do final evaluations, yet it is interesting to trace the current results.Time now to review...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - long balls help Sox drop opener to Yanks

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe New York Yankees roughed up Boston starting pitcher Brandon Workman for three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning en route to a 4-0 Red Sox loss at Yankee Stadium in the opener of their three-game weekend series.New York took an early 1-0 lead on a sacrifice fly by Mark Teixeira in the bottom of the first inning; they increased the lead to...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite Both Team's Struggles, Sox vs Yankees Ticket Prices Still Well Above Average

Almost halfway through the season and so far it has turned out the way the Boston Red Sox had imagined. A season after winning the World Series the Red Sox sit at 36-43, eight games out of first place in a relatively disappointing AL East. But that hasn’t stopped Red Sox tickets from being one of the most expensive in the league this year. The only team with a higher season ticket...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

How Red Sox are leading AL East

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer We have been watching the Red Sox all season with a severe lack of offense.No offense from the outfield.No offense from the left side of the infield since the acquisition of Stephen Drew for $10MM that required a shuffling of the roster to free up shortstop for him.We have been watching the Red Sox starting rotation and bullpen fail time and again...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Roundup: Red Sox Trade Rumors - Darvish, Hamilton, Smith

Getty ImagesConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterAnother week, more trade rumors surrounding our beloved Red Sox. Just a quick side note: I won't be talking about outfielders as much in this one. I may touch on it briefly, but if you want the latest on that, read Eric Schabell's piece on that from earlier this week. Without further ado, here's the latest from our...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Ortiz & Buchholz help put Red Sox in the win column

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterDavid Ortiz drove in three runs and Clay Buchholz pitched into the eighth inning as the Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 at Safeco Field.Photo courtesy Getty ImagesMaking his first start since hyperextending his left knee in late May, Buchholz gave up a pair of home runs in the bottom of the second inning but settled down after that going 7.1...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox roster moves to fix failed experiments

(AP)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Is the 2014 season, with 85 games left to play, over and done with for the Red Sox?Maybe the time has come to make some hard choices?With the season on the skids it might be the exact moment the Red Sox management will want to make the moves that might right a sinking ship.They have a pitching roster that is about to be shaken up with an announcement...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Peavy roughed up in Red Sox loss

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterJake Peavy allowed a season-high seven runs in a five-inning start Tuesday night as the Mariners beat the Red Sox 8-2 at Safeco Field.Photo courtesy Associated PressBoston's offense continues to sputter with only eight hits including two each from Brock Holt (pictured), Mike Napoli, and Jackie Bradley, Jr.; Holt had a double and a home run.Peavy...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 78: Sox look to rebound after blowout in Seattle

Photo from MLB.comConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox look to come back from a 12-3 thrashing last night in Seattle in which they were thoroughly outplayed by the Seattle Mariners.The Red Sox will send Jake Peavy to the hill against Erasmo Ramirez, a match up that features 2 pitchers that haven't won a game since April. For Ramirez, his last win came...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox to make major roster moves

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer It is looming on the horizon.Tomorrow to be exact.The Red Sox will need to make a big decision as to how the will be moving forward with their starting rotation.The starting three spots are taken by Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Jake Peavy.With just two remain for Clay Buchholz, Brandon Workman, Rubby De La Rosa, and Felix Doubront there is a major...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - King Felix & Mariners offense too much for Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe combination of Felix Hernandez and a lack of offense to begin with spelled doom for the Red Sox as they dropped the opening game of their 3-game series with the Seattle Mariners 12-3 at Safeco Field.Photo courtesy Getty ImagesBoston actually had the lead twice against King Felix, but ran into trouble in the bottom of the sixth inning when the Mariners...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox shopping for outfield trades

Matt Kemp being looked at to bolster Red Sox outfield?Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer The rumor mill is churning and the Red Sox have one of the worst offensive outfields right now.Boston began the year with five outfielders on its roster: Shane Victorino, Jonny Gomes, Daniel Nava, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Grady Sizemore. It looked pretty good on paper, but so far these five...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Catch Shane Victorino in Lowell tonight

(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Are you ready to catch a game even though the Red Sox are on the road touring the West Coast?Tonight at LeLacheur Park, Shane Victorino is scheduled to continue his rehab stint by playing with the Single-A Lowell Spinners in Lowell. That is a quick drive from downtown Boston and you can check up on the progress of our...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Ortiz blast bails out Koji, Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterDavid Ortiz's solo home run off Oakland A's reliever Fernando Abad in the top of the tenth inning proved the difference maker as the Red Sox overcame Koji Uehara's first blown save of the season with a 7-6 win at O.co Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.Jon Lester gave another strong performance going 7.2 innings and allowing just two earned runs on four...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Ben knows the offense is broken, right?

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterAnother game...another one-run loss.The Red Sox wasted a very impressive outing by starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa, losing to the Oakland Athletics 2-1 in 10 innings at O.co Coliseum.De La Rosa scattered four hits over seven innings, with one walk and seven strikeouts but given how impotent the Boston offense currently is, he had absolutely no...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox drop another close one late

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterFelix Doubront gave up three runs early and Andrew Miller allowed one late as the Red Sox fell to Oakland 4-3 on Friday night at O.co Coliseum. It was the eleventh one-run loss this year.Oakland's first three runs came on a Josh Donaldson 3-run homer in the first inning off Doubront who went 4.2 innings in his first game back from the disabled list...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What every Overseas Fan should do on a Fenway visit

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer As an Overseas Fan you might have only one chance to make the trek to Boston for a Red Sox game.What do you do to make the experience perfect, or at least as memorable as possible.With a bit of preparation, a bit of planning, and this article tucked under your arm we can assure you that your visit to a Red Sox game at Fenway Park will be the experience...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox offense struggles in West Coast opener

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox modest three-game winning streak came to an end in Oakland Thursday night as the A's limited Boston to just five hits in a 4-2 loss in the opening game of their West Coast road trip.Photo courtesy Associated PressDustin Pedroia supplied most of the Boston offense with two hits, including a two-run home run off Oakland starter Scott Kazmir...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 73: Boston look to open West Coast trip with a W

Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox head into Oakland riding a high after a walk off win against the Minnesota Twins yesterday afternoon. Tonight, they'll look to continue their winning ways against an Oakland team which they took 2 of 3 back at Fenway in May, but it won't be easy this time around on the A's turf. The A's have established themselves as...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The demise of Daniel Bard

(Photo taken and provided by the Texas Rangers)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Sometimes you have to write about things you don't want to talk about.Sometimes you have to report on things you wouldn't wish on anyone.This is one of those times.Daniel Bard was a rock solid performer out of the bullpen for the Red Sox from 2009 to 2011. He pitched in 192 games posting a 2.88 ERA...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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