Saturday Aug 30
An Appreciation of Adrian Beltre, the Baseball and Comedy Superstar NESN Never Knew It HadSports
Chad Finn is the sports media columnist for the Globe and writes the irreverent Touching All the Bases blog for Boston.com.
Red Sox Beat: In '09, Jose Bautista got away
What if the Red Sox had drafted Albert Pujols in 1999 instead of the 15 players they picked before he went to the Cardinals in the 13th round? What if they had kept Adrian Beltre instead of Kevin Youkilis? What if they had sealed the deal with Alex Rodriguez in 2003? In light of last night's series finale with the Blue Jays, it's worth examining ... (more)
Red Sox Beat: Moment of youth costly
This was last March, a few days before Jackie Bradley Jr. won a spot on the Red Sox' Opening Day roster and made his big league debut at Yankee Stadium despite having never played a day above the Double-A level.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Baseball: History shows circumstances to blame more than managers were
Red Sox manager John Farrell was the right man at the right time after Bobby Valentine's 2012 season.
Hartnett: Yankees Asking An Awful Lot Of Newcomers Drew And Prado
The Yankees missed an opportunity to stock their farm system at last season's trade deadline.