Boston Red Sox Rumors: Latest News Surrounding the Team
The Boston Red Sox continue to surpass expectations, and it is getting close to the point where we can realistically call them playoff contenders.
Sun May 19, 2013
Have the Boston Red Sox Seen the Last of Daniel Bard?
The decline of one of the most promising pitchers in recent Red Sox history has been epic.
Thu May 16, 2013
Over The Monster
Daniel Bard walks five, sinks further, Juan Nieves concerned
Daniel Bard walked five batters on Wednesday night in a Double-A game. He is now walking roughly three times as many batters as he is striking out, with 17 walks against six punch outs in 12-2/3 innings.
Joel Hanrahan Trade is Officially a Bust for Boston Red Sox
Very rarely can you determine the winner of a baseball trade after five months or call a trade a bust in such a short period of time.
Wed May 15, 2013
Shipping Back Up to Boston: Could Papelbon Solve Bullpen Woes?
As Paul Prims wrote here , the Sox bullpen is in a state of flux, filled with injury, inexperience and inconsistency.
Tue May 14, 2013
Hopefully, Monday A Needed Reset
From 20-8 to 2-8. And if not for a gritty comeback and a pitching masterpiece, that latter stretch would be something really ugly.
Over The Monster
Jonathan Papelbon: Should've kept?
With the Red Sox suffering through a frustrating slide and the bullpen being bit by the injury bug, there has been some retroactive second-guessing of the decision to let Jonathan Papelbon walk.
Mon May 13, 2013
When Andy Bernard became manager of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin, he decided it was time for a change.
Chad FinnTime for Red Sox to make corrections
At the end of April, the Red Sox were in first place at 18-8, which projects to a 112-win pace over a full 162-game season.
Mariano Rivera: A career to be savored, even if you hate the Yankees
Mariano Rivera is 15-for-15 in save opportunities in what he's said will be his last season.
Boston Red Sox Should Trade for Closer Jonathan Papelbon
Definately not the way I wanted my time here with the Red Sox to go, hopefully ill get a chance to show #RSN the real pitcher I am someday The Red Sox have suddenly gone from having one of the deepest bullpens in baseball to having a big question mark there.
Sun May 12, 2013
Phillies complete comeback win over Diamondbacks
Ryan Howard looped a two-run single to right field in the 10th inning after Philadelphia scored twice in the ninth to tie it, lifting the Phillies to a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Borges: Sox paying for ill-fated closer decision
If timing is everything in life, Junichi Tazawa's could not have been worse than it was yesterday, when he gave up a game-winning, solo home run to Toronto's Adam Lind in the top of the ninth of a 2-2 game, blowing another strong effort by Clay Buchholz and coming only a few hours after the Sox' original closer, Joel Hanrahan, announced he was done ... (more)
Who Are The 2013 Red Sox?
Just a week ago, all the talk was "best record in baseball" and everything that goes with it.
Dan Shaughnessy For Red Sox, another quiet day at Fenway
Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, who went 2 for 4, breaks his bat while grounding out in the seventh inning.
Sat May 11, 2013
Vin Sylvia: Enigmatic B's, promising Sea Dogs
This is a maddening Bruins team - likable in so many ways, and yet frustrating in its inability or unwillingness to sustain its intensity, its focus.
The rising cost of replacing Jonathan Papelbon
Papelbon has been, well, Papelbon since he left Boston. He has appeared in 83 games and has a 2.28 ERA with 100 strikeouts in 83 innings.
Fri May 10, 2013
Jonathan Papelbon To Boston Red Sox: Miss Me Yet?
The failure to pay the dependable closer after the 2011 season looks worse every day.
Tue May 07, 2013
Can the Boston Red Sox Bullpen Survive Without a Proven Closer?
The Boston Red Sox got off to a terrific start, with the best record in baseball through the first month of the season at 18-8. However, issues in the bullpen could pose a major problem moving forward, as the closer position appears to be up in the air.
Thu May 02, 2013
Ranking the Top 10 Closer/Setup Man Combos in MLB
Having reliable pitchers to insert into the eighth and ninth innings of a close game is essential for Major League Baseball teams that have World Series hopes.