Tony Massarotti is a mindless blowhard. He literally hurts my head listening to him on the radio and reading his columns. I usually just ignore him but I’ve been noticing one silly headline after another over the last few weeks. If the Red Sox let him make decisions for the team, they would be a perennial loser and wouldn’t have won one World Series over the last 15 years.
Sorry, I had to get that off my chest.
“In the midst of that one inning that Eduardo had the other day, it was me and Wade [Miley] sitting down in the batting cage watching TV and balls are getting hit hard. I think the one that set us off was the Chris Davis slider. It was a good slider away and he stayed on it and went the other way. You have to expect 96 or 97 and you’re staying back on a slider on a full count, left on left? It didn’t register. So we went in there and looked at it and found something that was not really ...
Allard Baird discusses Rusney Castillo.
Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez could return to the lineup as soon as Wednesday or Thursday after tests on his bruised left hand proved negative.
Ramirez was in Boston on Monday, getting an MRI at Massachusetts General Hospital. The exam showed no structural damage and he has been cleared to start swinging a bat.
“We’ll see how the next day to three days goes. The optimistic view is he’ll back in the lineup while we’re here,” manager John Farrell said.
This list is not complete without John Lackey.
Hold your fire, please, until you consider the cases of two other Sox pitching imports who were knocked around with impunity in their first seasons in Boston uniforms, only to reveal their true talents in subsequent seasons.
I give you, first, Josh Beckett, who in 2006, his first season after being acquired from the Marlins for a top prospect named Hanley Ramirez, had six starts in which he gave up seven or more earned runs, he was taken deep a ...
Bradley is a stud outfielder. If he can just provide average offense, he’ll be a very valuable player.
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The Red Sox shuffle players around.
The Red Sox made roster moves involving six players Thursday. They placed Pedroia on the DL; designated catcher Erik Kratz for assignment; and optioned pitcher Joe Kelly to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has landed on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
In addition, they brought up outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., infielder Deven Marrero and relief pitcher Jonathan Aro from Triple-A Pawtucket. Bradley was in ...
I’ve been in favor of putting Kelly in the bullpen for a little while. I’d replace him in the rotation with Steven Wright.
I would option him to Pawtucket and recall Jackie Bradley.
I am glad most baseball writers aren’t in charge of teams.
Although I agree that Hanley has been a horror show in left field, dumping them would be silly.
Has an underperforming team ever been likable?
Until, say, two weeks ago, the Red Sox were just another underperforming, overpaid team.
Then came a string of additional losses, some distinct lack of hustle on the field, a team meeting which had no positive effect and, finally, the Pablo Sandoval Fiasco.
Now the Red Sox aren’t just underachieving - they’re also hugely unlikable.
Now they’re a punch-line, an honest-to-goodness laughing stock, inviting ridicule and scorn.
The Brockstar has a big day.
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54 pictures of Fenway Park through the years.
Win now or else.
The press and fans have every right to complain. Of course, although it might feel good to vent, it doesn’t mean the venting actually does anything to improve the team’s chances.
Nothing really matters except for the players. If they want the rest of us to keep faith, they have to play well.
“Tough one to swallow,” Napoli said. “But we’ve got to keep going out there and getting after it. No one’s given up in here. We’re going to go out there and play the game the right way and get it done.”
What a great win for the Blue Jays and a horrific loss for the Red Sox. It’s tough for a Red Sox fan to be positive at this point.
Pitchers have a better chance of staying in the game when they aren’t giving up rockets.
“He’s a competitor,” Farrell said. “You work four days for your start and he doesn’t want to come out of the ballgame. I fully respect that. I thought he had good stuff overall, but where we were on the scoreboard, I felt like we needed a change of contrast and a change of style and I made a move after four innings.”
Let’s hope Clate Schmidt beats this before embarking on a nice career.
Since reintroducing an old toe tap at the plate, Bogaerts has looked like a different hitter.
This was a good win for the Red Sox. It’s good to see some life for the team.
Lord take me now, because I will never see anything more awesome than this.
Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte made his big-league debut tonight at Fenway, and pitched a nearly perfect sixth inning—retiring Brock Holt with his left arm, seen above, and then after allowing a single inducing a Mike Napoli double play with his right (which you can watch below).
Three videos at the link, including one of the switch-hitting Blake Swihart having to run back to the dugout to grab his lefty batting ...Read More...
Debacle? It was a loss. Despite their inconsistent play, despite their breakdowns, despite their failures to play up to expectations, this team has enough talent and, more importantly, time (5.5 back of first) to right the ship and win the division.
A faith in the process.
“Why do I believe that? Because I have worked with a lot of people over the years and these are two people that are really likable, respected — they are committed,” Henry said. “They are very good at what they do. John has provided the kind of leadership that we need through a tough period and I just don’t think you can blame the manager for this. I watch these games. They’ve been painful games to watch. To me it’s not the manager’s fault the way that ...
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