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3/25/15: Slugger David Ortiz is a legend in Boston. He has been a major figure on three World Series winning teams. Heck, he single-handedly beat the St. Louis Cardinals in their last World Series win in 2013. That still does not stop Boston area media from taking their shots at him. He was out last weekend with general soreness, and that did not sit well with the local media. That is a shame because he has earned his spot and will be ready when needed. And, with the way the Red Sox lineup looks this season, they may need him for the real games in October and November.
3/18/15: Apparently $63 million get you a single-A baseball player these days. The Boston Red Sox paid that amount for Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada a few months ago - that was $31.5 million salary commitment and the other half for a penalty/filing fee. Moncada will be assigned to single-A ball, playing second base. Do not worry, Red Sox fans. He is only 19 and this is just part of the development. Give him a few years and he will probably be playing in the majors. At least that is the hope. Otherwise it is a cautionary tale in signing international prospects.
3/11/15: Welcome to the Major Leagues, Rusney Castillo. Here is your $72.5 million. Now go see the medical staff. OK, so it probably did not happen that way, but new Cuban import Rusney Castillo did strain an oblique in an exhibition game against college players last week. He is not expected to miss much time - maybe a week or two - but missing any time for a guy trying to get a starting job is damaging. In the meantime, his primary competition for the starting centerfield spot, Mookie Betts, will probably see more action and may get the early jump on Castillo.
3/4/15: Money? That is only a problem for teams in tiny towns. It has no bearing on mints like the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox proved that adage to be true once again by winning the bidding for Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada. Though Moncoda is only 19 years old and has never been in US development programs, he is a highly regarded infielder that many teams coveted. The Red Sox signed him to a $31.5 million deal and will have to pay an additional $31.5 million tax for exceeding the international bonus pool. They will also forfeit their ability to spend significant money on international prospects for the next few years. For $63 million, he better be worth it.
2/25/15: The normal course of professional athletics is fire a coach that finishes well below .500 when the team was expected to be good. Or, if not terminating said coach, then keeping him on a short leash with no job security. The Boston Red Sox have gone a different route. They extended the contract of manager John Farrell through the 2017 season with a club option for 2018. It probably helps that the Red Sox won the World Series in 2013 and the team probably did not want him going into the season as a lame duck.
2/18/15: The Boston Red Sox were among the quickest teams to act when free agency opened up and wasted very little time in signing Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval will likely play third base and Xander Bogaerts will probably stay at short stop. That means that Ramirez is likely to move to the outfield. He seems content with that and is happy to be with Boston for the near future. He went so far as to say "Anything it takes to go back to Boston". The Red Sox originally signed Ramirez as an amateur free agent in 2000, but traded him to the Marlins in 2005 as part of the Josh Becket deal.
2/5/15: The Boston Red Sox have a glut of outfielders for the upcoming season, so many expect them to make a trade or two at some point to address other areas. One frequent rumor is to trade with Philadelphia in order to get starting pitcher Cole Hamels. However, a deal like that is probably not coming in the offseason, and is more likely to come around the trade deadline. Daniel Nava may be a trade option. The Red Sox avoided arbitration with Nava by agreeing to a one year deal for a reasonable $1.85 million. Nava started slowly last season, but hit almost .300 after the All Star break and is expected to be a part time player this season.
1/14/15: While the Boston Red Sox are remaking their roster so that they can compete in the AL East again, some less fortunate children should be getting some much needed help. Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles made a wager with David Ortiz of the Red Sox over the outcome of the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens playoff game. The loser had to donate $5,000 to the other's foundation. The Patriots beat the Ravens 35-31, so Jones will be making that donation, which should benefit those in need. Both deserve a tip of the hat for their work and dedication to their charities.
1/7/15: The Red Sox did what they could to get starting pitcher Jon Lester to return, but apparently it was not enough as Lester finally decided to go to the Chicago Cubs as a free agent. Many have pointed out that Lester could have been had for $110 million a year ago, but by waiting, his value skyrocketed and he ended up signing for $155 million. The Sox finally did get rid of their Yoenis Cespedes problem. He got shipped off to Detroit for starting pitcher Rick Porcello, who will be a lot less expensive than getting Lester back into the rotation.
12/3/14: The Boston Red Sox made the big splash last week by signing two of the most sought after free agents on the market. Boston was able to land both third baseman Pablo Sandoval and (traditionally) shortstop Hanley Ramirez in their effort to rebuild the team through paying big money. Ramirez is actually expected to play in the outfield, something he has never done in the Major Leagues. The Red Sox now have too many outfielders, so most people expect them to move one or two over the winter. There is a good chance that could be Yoenis Cespedes, who is rumored to not have good relations with the coaching staff.
11/19/14: The Boston Red Sox may be bringing one of their own back next season. The team traded away starting pitcher Jon Lester at the trade deadline to build up some organizational depth in a throw-away season. Lester's agent met with the Red Sox for 'an extended period of time' last week. Lester will not come cheap and it won't be easy to sign him. The Chicago Cubs are very interested in him, as are several other teams. It turns out that there is a pretty good market for veteran left-handed starters who have a history of showing up in big games and have championships on their resumes.
11/12/14: The interesting items surrounding the Boston Red Sox continue to be what they are going to do with their surplus of outfielders and if they are going to land Pablo Sandoval to play third base. First things first. The Red Sox say they are not shopping Yoenis Cespedes specifically, but are listening to offers. Trading him would probably be smart because he does not seem to want to be in Boston. The team is meeting with Sandoval this week. He wants a big contract for six years at the minimum. It remains to be seen if the Sox are willing to give him that kind of commitment, though. Now if they could only get their bullpen in order, they will be in business in 2015.
11/5/14: Lots of fun news coming out of Boston this week. The 2014 season is in the books, so it is time to make moves. The team gave a two year, $18 million deal to closer Koji Uehara, so he will avoid free agency. That is interesting considering Uehara is 40 years old now, though was great as the season ended. Additionally, there are reports that the coaches do not like outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The Red Sox may have a glut in the outfield and try to move him in the offseason or during the 2015 season.
10/22/14: The Red Sox may be on the golf course right now, rather than defending the World Series title they won a year ago, but David Ortiz is making his way to the big series. Big Papi will be doing pre-game work on-air for FOX Sports' coverage of the Fall Classic. Ortiz is among the most prolific postseason hitters of all time, and may be the best of this generation. He just about single-handedly beat the St. Louis Cardinals last October. If nothing else, he should provide a more upbeat and fun dimension to the broadcasts, but that will never top actually attending a World Series game.
10/15/14: The season is not over yet, well at least not for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals. However, speculation has already begun on the future of Royals pitcher James Shields. Shields is 32 and has enjoyed a pretty successful career with the Tampa Bay Rays and Royals. He is also slated to be a free agent once the season ends and that is where the Red Sox come in. The Red Sox are reportedly the early line favorite to land Shields. Chances are that Kansas City will not be able to afford the contract he is seeking, while Boston or either of the Los Angeles teams could do so.
10/8/14: There may be a lot of things to be upset about in Boston, aside from the high cost of living and big taxes, but there should be some optimism concerning the Boston Red Sox for 2015. Sure, the Sox finished in last place this season and only won 71 games - which is not a great way to defend a World Series title. However, the moves that the team made in the middle of the season should help out next year. Yoenis Cespedes is a star in the making and there is no way that the team finishes 25 games out of first in 2015. Now if the Patriots could only protect Brady, then maybe there would be some joy in Beantown.
10/1/14: A lot will change for the Boston Red Sox next season, and that is good. After collapsing nearly from day one this season, the Red Sox appear to be well suited for 2015. The trades they made at the deadline got them Yoenis Cespedes from Oakland (who, maybe not so coincidentally, collapsed after trading him for pitcher Jon Lester). They also signed and fast-tracked Rusney Castillo to the Majors. Castillo is expected to be a key offensive piece to the team next year. He just showed a bit of promise, though, as he hit his first Major League home run last Thursday.
9/24/14: The Boston Red Sox season has not gone as planned and the team never really gave themselves a chance to defend their World Series title. The Sox figured that out a while ago and made big trades at the trade deadline to prepare themselves for a more competitive 2015. But there are still some good things to talk about. Slugger David Ortiz broke Ted Williams record for seasons with 30 home runs and 100 RBIs last week. It was the eighth time in his career he has hit that plateau, a Red Sox record. Ortiz is the 23rd player to hit the mark eight times. Alex Rodriguez holds the record with 14 seasons.
9/17/14: It is understandable that many Red Sox fans have checked out for the season, 2015 is going to be the time to get to Fenway. The team is well below .500 on the year and will not be defending their World Series crown in October. So now is the time for the team to get healthy and see what they have for next year. Second baseman Dustin Pedrioia underwent wrist surgery last week. Pedrioa has been below his normal stellar self this season, but the surgery should help alleviate his wrist pain and get him back to his MVP caliber for next season.
8/28/14: Some big news coming out of Boston of a new player - though it will not do anything to help this season. Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo is signing with the Red Sox for a reported $72 million over six years. The deal was put together by Jay Z's Roc Nation, which further establishes their legitimacy. Castillo was looked at by most of the MLB teams and is being compared to Yasiel Puig (who got "only" $42 million). Boston may not have a prayer to get into the playoffs this season and defend their title, but things are definitely looking good for 2015 and beyond.
8/21/14: With all the moves the Red Sox made at the trade deadline it was obvious to even the most casual of fan that the team was waving the white flag on the 2014 season. Of course, they should be considered a legitimate contender for 2015. Boston is about 15 games off of the AL East lead and not in the area code of a wild card spot right either. One of the big questions is if they will get pitcher Jon Lester back for next season. He was traded to the A's for all-star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, but will be a free agent after the season. He has said that he would be willing to come back to Boston, which would be a major coup for the team.
8/14/14: It has been well-documented how the trade that sent John Lackey to the Cardinals and brought in Allen Craig and Joe Kelly was an emotional one. Of course, it hurts more for the Red Sox when their new slugger hurt his foot in his first game and immediately was unavailable. That is on top of the Lisfranc injury Craig suffered last season (and he has not been the same player since). But there is hope that Craig could come back again this season. He is eligible to be activated from the disabled list on August 17, and hopefully can have a solid final stretch of the season.
8/7/14: The Red Sox essentially announced that they were giving up on the 2014 season and focusing on 2015 with their roster dismantling at the trade deadline. Key departures include starting pitchers Jon Lester and John Lackey - both of whom were key players in the 2013 World Series run. They did get some quality players back, including all-star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Oakland A's, as well as outfielder Alan Craig and starting pitcher Joe Kelly from the St. Louis Cardinals. Interesting moves all around, but the team did put themselves in good position for next season.
7/31/14: Maybe the team will not admit it, but the Red Sox may be waiving the white flag on the 2014 MLB season. Boston is more than 10 games back in the AL East, which (as a division) is as weak as it has been in more than two decades. The latest signal that the team is prepping for the future is trading starting pitcher Jake Peavy and cash to the San Francisco Giants for pitching prospects Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree. It has been a rough season for the reigning World Series champs and does not look to get any easier. Perhaps this will help rebuild the team sooner rather than later.
7/24/14: In a sign that things are looing up in Boston, the team was finally able to activate Shane Victorino from the disabled list. Victorino has been out of the lineup since suffering a hamstring injury two months ago, which is a lot longer than the 15 day DL that he was placed on. His rehab was set back by additional injuries, including one to his back. But he got in a few games before the All-Star break and played on consecutive nights last week. Now healthy, the Red Sox hope he can improve upon his .242/.276/.352 slash line in a hurry. Both the Sox and Rays have made up some ground on the rest of the division, so it is anyone's to win at this point.
7/17/14: The All-Star break was a good chance to rest and regroup for the Red Sox, particularly since the defending World Series champs have struggled throughout the entire season and are doubtful, at best, to make the playoffs. One of their higher profile signings in the offseason, A.J. Pierzynski, has been a complete bust. The Sox, just prior to the break, designated him for assignment - so he will not be with the team anymore. And, in true Red Sox fashion, anonymous team 'sources' harshly criticized him as he was walking out the door. That seems to be a trend for the organization, and probably one that potential free agents notice when they evaluate the team.
7/10/14: Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester is not focusing on getting an extension from the team and has told the club that he wants to wait until the offseason before renegotiating his deal. Boston offered him a $70 million deal in April, which Lester rejected. Lester is scheduled to be a free agent after this season. It is believed that he wants to stay in Boston, but it has to concern the team that he rejected a big contract in the spring and does not want to discuss it further until the season ends. That means there is the possibility that another team will be able to swoop in and get him with a big deal in the winter.
7/3/14: The Red Sox and Stephen Drew took a long time to come to an agreement to bring the shortstop back - one of the unintended consequences of the CBA that costs teams a first round pick when they sign a tendered free agent. Drew struggled mightily at bat last postseason, though many experts just said it was because he was facing top-flight pitching in a pressure packed environment. Well, maybe he is just not a good hitter. He did end an 0-27 slump last Friday against the Yankees, but his slash line is .135/.167/.192 in 54 plate appearances. Those kinds of numbers indicate more than a slump and cry out for some extra help.
6/26/14: Some rivalries may take time to simmer down, if ever. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz too exception to the official scorer's ruling that denied Ortiz a hit. He has complained in the past about similar situations and Joe Torre, the former Yankee manager who is now the MLB Executive VP for Baseball Operations, has had enough. Torre issued a statement defending the official scorers and reminding everyone (read: Ortiz) that you don't get the benefit of the doubt because you are playing at home. In other words, act like a professional (then maybe you will get the hit next time).
6/19/14: The Red Sox have been hoping for reinforcement almost since opening day. The team has struggled in defending their World Series championship, even with a long winning streak. They finally came to an agreement with shortstop Stephen Drew (who promptly got hurt). But now they are looking for the return of outfielder Shane Victorino. Victorino is on the DL for the second time this season, this time for a strained hamstring. He is on a rehab assignment and may get called back up this week. Victorino has not provided much offense this season, but perhaps that was due to injury.
6/12/14: The Red Sox have been the definition of extremes over the last month or so. They dropped ten games in a row, then go on an eight game winning streak. Included in that was the dust ups against the Tampa Bay Rays. Boston overreacted to a stolen base in Tampa, then tried to start a fight after David Ortiz was hit by a pitch. The defending World Series Champs have a lot of talent on the roster, but need to keep the emotions in check if they want to battle back and get back into the playoffs this year.
6/6/14: It took a while, but the Red Sox finally snapped their 10 game losing streak by beating Atlanta last week. Despite the fact they finally got a win, which, in the meantime, dropped them to the cellar of the AL East, the big story has been about their 'brawl' with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Sox were upset that a Rays player stole third base in the seventh inning of a five run game. Lost in this dust-up was a worse transgression by the Sox last season and the Rays just let it be. It really seems that the Sox were frustrated and let their emotions get the best of them.
5/29/14: The Red Sox have been mired in a losing streak, reaching eight games last Friday. That puts the reigning World Series champs in last in the AL East and sets the table for a long summer if they cannot rebound. There may be hope on the horizon, though. The Red Sox and shortstop Steven Drew finally reached an agreement. He cleared waivers and is going through a prep session in the minor leagues. Drew never signed his $14 million qualifying offer until now. His agent, Scott Boras, said he had some multi year offers on the table. What is really looks like is no one wanted to give up a first round draft pick to sign him, and the Red Sox needed some help.
5/22/14: The Red Sox continue to improve bit by bit, and they have clawed their way to third place in the AL East, behind the division leading Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees. The starting pitching has been solid, well, at least the top three in the rotation (Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Jake Peavy) have been consistent, while Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront have underwhelmed. The Red Sox need more production on offense though. Until they can fix these issues, the team will continue to be middle of the pack and not be able to defend their World Series title.
5/15/14: This is certainly not the same Red Sox team as last season, it looks more like the one from a couple of years ago when the players seemed to quit on manager Bobby Valentine. The Red Sox are languishing near the bottom of the AL East and have a ways to go to catch the Orioles, Yankees and even the Toronto Blue Jays. The Red Sox were nearly no-hit by Rangers' ace Yu Darvish last week, and that seems to be a microcosm of the season so far. It is still early, Sox fans, so there is still time to defend the World Series.
5/8/14: While the Tampa Bay Rays were keeping Derek Jeter harmless with an 0-7 night, the Red Sox' Dustin Pedroia was reaching a much more positive milestone. Pedroia hit his 100th career home run last Friday, and it was a grand slam at that. It was his first homer this season, as he had been stuck at 99 since 2013. Pedroia becomes the second player in franchise history with both 100 stolen bases and 100 home runs. The first? The legendary Carl Yastrzemski. That is pretty company to be in for the exclusive career 100 - 100 club.
5/1/14: For the second time in a few weeks, the Red Sox were on the victim end of Yankees' starting pitcher Michael Pineda using pine tar in an obvious way. The first incident was basically swept under the rug. The second, where Pineda pasted pine tar to his neck, got Red Sox' manager John Ferrell's attention that he protested. Many claim that it is normal for pitchers to use the tar, and Sox starter Jon Lester may have used it in the World Series against the Cardinals last year. It seems like an accepted part of the game, unless one is so brazen with it, like Pineda.
4/24/14: Love them or hate them, it has to be admitted that the Red Sox annual Patriot Day game is among the better traditions in Major League Baseball. Patriot Day is a Boston holiday, and is also the day that the Boston Marathon is run. Of course, last year's Boston Marathon was terribly marred by a horrible terrorist attack that killed three and injured several more. Emotions ran high on Monday, where an American won the Marathon for the first time since 1983. The Red Sox, however, were not able to do their part as they lost to Baltimore on a special Boston day.
4/17/14: It has been a tough start to the season for the defending World Series champs, as the Red Sox are in the cellar of the AL East with a 5-9 record. The team is having a tough time scoring runs, barely averaging over three per game through this point, while giving up almost five. Even with a record that is four games below .500, the Red Sox are still only three games behind the division leading Blue Jays, and there are still almost another 150 games to play. One thing that will have to improve, though, is their play at home, where the team has only won two games this season.
Jon Lester pitched well enough to earn his sixth win of the season as he helped propel the Boston Red Sox to a 14-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Lester pitched six strong innings, surrendering just one earned run on three hits and two walks. He also added 12 strikeouts over the course of his 101 pitches to move to 6-10 on the season. Offensively, Adrian Gonzalez and Mike Aviles each went deep for the Sox, while Dustin Pedroia, Kelley Shoppach, Cody Ross, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Danny Valencia and Jacoby Ellsbury all drove in runs in the winning effort. Overall, the team was a strong 9-19 with runners in scoring position.
Josh Beckett continued to struggle on Wednesday night and the Red Sox could not recover as Boston dropped a close 10-9 decision to the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park. Beckett lasted just five innings, allowing eight earned runs on eight hits and two walks. He also added three strikeouts over the course of his 86 pitches. Offensively, Cody Ross and Will Middlebrooks each went deep, while Adrian Gonzalez also contributed three runs batted in. Overall the Red Sox managed 12 hits against the Rangers, but were just 3-13 with runners in scoring position in the losing effort. The team remains at two games below .500 with a 55-57 record.
Ryan Dempster pitched well in his second game as a member of the Texas Rangers as he propelled his team to 6-3 victory on Wednesday over the Boston Red Sox. Jon Lester got the start for Boston, allowing four earned runs on six hits and two walks. He also added four strikeouts over the course of his 116 pitch outing. Will Middlebrooks went deep for the offense in the loss, a three-run shot in the seventh inning off Demspter, his 14th of the season. Middlebrooks' three runs batted in gave him 51 on the season as well. Overall, however Boston managed just 8 hits and were 1-6 with runners in scoring position.
Fenway Park is one of the most historic stadiums in all of sports and is the home of the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox play in the American League's Eastern Division. Fenway Park is well known for its towering wall in left field called the Green Monster. A hitter only needs the ball to travel 310 feet to left field for a homerun, but it must clear the 37 foot wall. The Green Monster gives Fenway Park a unique feature that you won't see at any other ballpark in baseball.Fenway Park was constructed in 1912, making it the oldest stadium in Major League Baseball. The Red Sox won a World Series title in the first year playing at Fenway. They've won 7 total World Series titles, with the most recent coming in 2007.Fenway Park has hosted many events over the years such as football, hockey, and soccer games as well religious and political campaigns. Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, and Bruce Springsteen are some of the more notable artists to hold concerts at Fenway Park in the last 5 years. Fenway Park holds a capacity of roughly 37,495 for night games and 37,067 for day games.
The Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Sunday night to take the rubber game of the weekend series and move to an even 51-51 on the season thus far. While the team still remains 9.5 games out of first place, it went a long way to help build momentum heading into the rest of the week. Alfredo Aceves picked up the victory in extra innings, pitching 2.1 innings and allowing zero runs on one hit. He also picked up two strikeouts over the course of his 37 pitches, which included a 10 pitch at-bat with Raul Ibanez to finish off the Yankees. Overall on the day, Red Sox hitters were a solid 3-9 with runners in scoring position.
While Josh Beckett pitched a solid game, it was not enough to out duel Derek Holland as the Boston Red Sox dropped a close 5-3 ball game to the Texas Rangers on Thursday night. Beckett pitched seven innings, allowing four earned runs on nine hits and two walks. He also added three strikeouts on his way to his ninth loss of the season. Offensively for Boston, Will Middlebrooks and Dustin Pedroia each went deep, accounting for all of the Red Sox runs on the game. Overall, they managed just five hits off the Rangers pitching staff and were 0-2 with runners in scoring position.
In what was a high scoring affair from the very beginning, the Boston Red Sox lost to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday by the score of 15-9 at Fenway Park. Red Sox starter Jon Lester lasted four innings and gave up a staggering 11 earned runs on nine hits and five walks. He also surrendered four home runs on the day to Blue Jays batters over the course of his 94 pitch outing. Offensively for Boston, Adrian Gonzalez and Jacoby Ellsbury each went deep in the losing effort, while Mike Aviles and Nick Punto also drove in runs. Overall on the day, however, the team did manage an impressive 4-5 with runners in scoring position.
The last-place Boston Red Sox have once again fallen below .500 with Wednesday night's 5-3 loss to the Texas Rangers dropping their record to 49-50 as they head into a weekend series with their rivals, the first-place New York Yankees. Nothing is going right for the Red Sox this season, and they've had to deal with the continuing backlash from last season's late collapse in addition to further issues within the clubhouse that have popped up along the way so far this season. Despite being third in the league in runs and sixth in batting average, the Red Sox just can't seem to put it together.
The Boston Red Sox are fighting their way back into the AL East picture one inch at a time. Winning 7 of their last 10 games, the Red Sox have now pulled themselves up to 40-36, and are in third place in the AL East, 6.5 games behind the first place Yankees and 1.5 behind the second place Orioles. Earlier this week, the Red Sox dealt their long-time third baseman Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox. Youkilis spent almost a decade with the Red Sox organization and won two World Series titles in Boston, and his departure was emotional for him and for all of Red Sox nation.
In a season of ups-and-downs for many teams, the Boston Red Sox are just another in the long line of roller-coaster clubs, as they continue their recent resurgence. The Red Sox have rescued themselves from the basement of the AL East and are now three games over .500 at 36-33. Winners of 7 of their last 10 games, the Sox recently completed a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins, capped off by a three-run rally in the bottom of the 8th inning on Thursday night to earn a 6-5 win and complete the sweep.
After what looked like a promising stretch where the Boston Red Sox were beginning to assert themselves and climb back into contention in the AL East, things have been to go south again for the Sox, as they've lost 7 of their last 10 games and currently find themselves below .500 again at 31-32. Salvation will come in the form of a weekend series with the Chicago Cubs, as the Red Sox will look to get back on track and move up from the basement of the AL East. At the moment, they remain 6.5 games out of the division lead and are tied with the Toronto Blue Jays for last place.
The resurgent Boston Red Sox have begun to climb back into contention in the AL East and with a 29-28 record are only 3 games out of the division lead as they head into a three-game series with the NL East-leading Washington Nationals at Fenway Park this weekend. They will have to face Nationals' ace Stephen Strasburg in the series opener on Friday night as they look to win and keep pace with their rest of the division. Clay Buchholz powered the Sox to a 7-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday as the Sox avoided the sweep.
At 26-25, the Boston Red Sox have scratched and clawed their way back into the picture in the AL East and are now only 3 games out of the division lead, despite being in last place. The Red Sox are coming off of a four-game series against the Detroit Tigers in which they won three out of the four games and are starting to reestablish themselves thanks to solid pitching from Felix Doubront, who is 5-2 with a 3.86 ERA. David Ortiz is also have a resurgence of sorts, with a .318 batting average to go along with 12 home runs and 35 RBI.
At 26-25, the Boston Red Sox have scratched and clawed their way back into the picture in the AL East and are now only 3 games out of the division lead, despite being in last place. The Red Sox are coming off of a four-game series against the Detroit Tigers in which they won three out of the four games and are starting to reestablish themselves thanks to solid pitching from Felix Doubront, who is 5-2 with a 3.86 ERA. David Ortiz is also have a resurgence of sorts, with a .318 batting average to go along with 12 home runs and 35 RBI. The resurgent Boston Red Sox have begun to climb back into contention in the AL East and with a 29-28 record are only 3 games out of the division lead as they head into a three-game series with the NL East-leading Washington Nationals at Fenway Park this weekend. They will have to face Nationals' ace Stephen Strasburg in the series opener on Friday night as they look to win and keep pace with their rest of the division. Clay Buchholz powered the Sox to a 7-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday as the Sox avoided the sweep. After what looked like a promising stretch where the Boston Red Sox were beginning to assert themselves and climb back into contention in the AL East, things have been to go south again for the Sox, as they've lost 7 of their last 10 games and currently find themselves below .500 again at 31-32. Salvation will come in the form of a weekend series with the Chicago Cubs, as the Red Sox will look to get back on track and move up from the basement of the AL East. At the moment, they remain 6.5 games out of the division lead and are tied with the Toronto Blue Jays for last place. In a season of ups-and- downs for many teams, the Boston Red Sox are just another in the long line of roller-coaster clubs, as they continue their recent resurgence. The Red Sox have rescued themselves from the basement of the AL East and are now three games over .500 at 36-33. Winners of 7 of their last 10 games, the Sox recently completed a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins, capped off by a three-run rally in the bottom of the 8th inning on Thursday night to earn a 6-5 win and complete the sweep. The Boston Red Sox are fighting their way back into the AL East picture one inch at a time. Winning 7 of their last 10 games, the Red Sox have now pulled themselves up to 40-36, and are in third place in the AL East, 6.5 games behind the first place Yankees and 1.5 behind the second place Orioles. Earlier this week, the Red Sox dealt their long-time third baseman Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox. Youkilis spent almost a decade with the Red Sox organization and won two World Series titles in Boston, and his departure was emotional for him and for all of Red Sox nation.
5/25/12 The last-place Boston Red Sox have won 7 of their last 10 games, including taking two out of three from the first-place Orioles, and they are now back to .500 with a 22-22 record. The next few weeks will be tough for the Sox though, as they open this weekend with a three-game series against their division rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays. They will follow that series with a four- game set against the reeling Detroit Tigers and a three-game series north of the border against the Toronto Blue Jays. An uncharacteristically hot start from David Ortiz, who has 10 HR and 30 RBI to go along with a .315 average, has kept the Sox afloat thus far.
5/18/12 Despite splitting a 2-game series with the division-leading Tampa Bay Rays this week and despite winning 6 of their last 10, the last-place Boston Red Sox are still struggling to get their head above water and crack the .500 mark. At 18-20, the Sox are 2 games behind the 4th place Yankees in the AL East and 6.5 games behind the Rays. Things won't get much easier for Boston, as they'll head to Philadelphia to play an interleague series against a similarly struggling Phillies team that is also in last place in their respective division.
5/11/12 After a minor resurgence that lasted for all of a few games, the Boston Red Sox have returned to their losing ways as of late. The 12-19 Red Sox are reeling, having lost 8 of their last 10 games to the Orioles, Royals, and Indians. The embattled Red Sox ace Josh Beckett has struggled mightily, opening up the season with a 2-4 record and a 5.97 ERA, the latest debacle coming in the first game of the current series with the Cleveland Indians. The Red Sox are currently in last place in the AL East and trail the 4th place Yankees by 5 games.
Felix Dubront picked up his first loss of the season for the Boston Red Sox as they dropped to a game below .500 in a 5-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park. Dubront gave up a season-high five earned runs over four innings of work, allowing six hits and two walks in his effort. While the Red Sox bullpen held strong without giving up a run, the offense could not get the team back into the game in the late innings. Shortstop Mike Aviles had two hits for Boston, including two runs batted in to give him 19 on the season. Daniel Bard will get the start on Wednesday.
After a horrible start in which many fans were already calling for new manager Bobby Valentine's job, the Boston Red Sox have rebounded and are now winners of six of their last seven games. The team finally got a strong start from ace Jon Lester this past weekend when he gave them seven innings of shutout baseball to go along with seven strikeouts on 122 pitches. Designated hitter David Ortiz is off to a strong start as well, leading the team with a .395 batting average in the month of April. Newcomer Cody Ross currently also leads the squad with 5 home runs and 18 RBI's.
5/4/12 Despite a slow start to the season, the Boston Red Sox have managed to recover somewhat by winning 7 of their last 10 games and bringing their record to 11-13. Although they are still in last place in the AL East and 6 games behind the division-leading Tampa Bay Rays, they are only 1.5 games behind the New York Yankees heading into a series with the Baltimore Orioles. The Red Sox have been helped by a red-hot start from David Ortiz. Ortiz is batting .391 with 6 home runs and 21 RBI to start the season, his best start in three years.
The Boston Red Sox continued their free fall this past weekend after losing two games to the division rival New York Yankees. Perhaps the most damaging game of the season came in the second game of the three-game set when Boston jumped out to a 9-0 lead early in the game against Yankees starter Freddy Garcia, only to end up losing the game 15-9. The Yankees scored 7 runs in each the seventh and eighth innings against the horrid Sox bullpen. After that game, the Red Sox fell to 4-10 on the young season. The third game of the series was postponed for later in the season due to strong rain in the Boston area.
After their epic collapse at the end of last season, the Boston Red Sox looked to rebound in a big way with the additions of new manager Bobby Valentine, closer Andrew Bailey and right fielder Cody Ross. Unfortunately, the season has not gone the way they had hoped; after losing Bailey for most of the season with a thumb injury, the Sox began the 2012 season with an 0-3 record and two blown saves by their ailing bullpen. Their starting pitching has not been much better, with both Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholtz each yielding 7 earned runs in their first start.
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Boston Red Sox tickets allow fans the opportunity to experience one of baseball's most storied franchises. The Boston Red Sox, founded in 1901, have won two world championships and seven AL East titles, the most in the division. They play at legendary Fenway Park, which carries the distinction of being the oldest venue used by a professional sports team in the United States. Grab some Red Sox tickets and enjoy a game at Fenway!
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The Boston Red Sox had a monster of an offseason. Adding sluggers Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford could give the club hope for a third World Series win since 2004. With an overthauled bullpen, the Boston Red Sox along with the Yankees, should be considered the front-runners for AL East Division winners in 2011, let alone world champions.
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Boston Red Sox tickets ensure that fans see the Red Sox playing top contenders throughout the entire MLB season. The Red Sox are going to be tough to beat in a very strong American League East. With matchups with great teams like the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays and non-divisional meetings with the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers throughout the season, the Red Sox will have plenty of opportunity to test themselves against top talent in 2011. Be a part of this great tradition and don't miss the action!
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There's nothing quite like Boston fans. They are in your face, for good and bad. With their teams, through good and bad. And drinking beer, both good and bad. When it boils down to it, Boston fans just love sports, and they certainly love their Boston Red Sox. After all, there isn't much like the experience of taking the T to Fenway, walking with droves of people towards the park, mingling in Yawkee Way, grabbing some beers and Fenway Franks, and rooting for the Sox with your fellow Boston Brethren. If you like to party, check out the roofdeck at Cask and Flaggon or hang at the heavily TVed Game On.
Boston Red Sox - The Players
When I was growing up, I had a Mo Vaughn jersey that I would wear in my back yard and emulate Vaughn's quirky, crowched over and hitchy swing as I sought to hit home runs over the right field fence (aka, a strip of bushes that lined the dead end street in which I lived on). Well today there are no shortage of Red Sox players exciting today's youth to get out and play baseball. From David Ortiz to Dustin Pedroia, and more recently John Lackey and Adrian Gonzalez, the Red Sox have stars cutting up Fenway and bombing home runs over the infamous Green Monster to the looming Citgo sign in the distance.
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|Mar 30, 2015||Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox|
|Mar 31, 2015||Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays|
|Apr 1, 2015||Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox|
|Apr 1, 2015||Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins|
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|Mar 28, 2015||Boston Red Sox - Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training||9 - 6|
|Mar 27, 2015||Spring Training: Boston Red Sox - Atlanta Braves||2 - 4|
|Mar 26, 2015||Spring Training: Minnesota Twins - Boston Red Sox||4 - 5|
|Mar 24, 2015||Spring Training: Boston Red Sox - Miami Marlins||4 - 9|
|Mar 22, 2015||Spring Training: Philadelphia Phillies - Boston Red Sox||6 - 7|
|Mar 21, 2015||Spring Training: Boston Red Sox - Pittsburgh Pirates||2 - 2|
|Mar 20, 2015||Spring Training: Baltimore Orioles - Boston Red Sox||11 - 5|
|Mar 19, 2015||Spring Training: Boston Red Sox - Toronto Blue Jays||3 - 6|
|Mar 18, 2015||Spring Training: Minnesota Twins - Boston Red Sox||2 - 3|
|Mar 17, 2015||Spring Training: Atlanta Braves - Boston Red Sox||11 - 3|
|Mar 16, 2015||Spring Training: New York Mets - Boston Red Sox||3 - 4|
|Mar 15, 2015||Spring Training: Boston Red Sox - Philadelphia Phillies||4 - 11|
|Mar 14, 2015||Spring Training: Pittsburgh Pirates - Boston Red Sox||5 - 2|
|Mar 13, 2015||Spring Training: New York Yankees - Boston Red Sox||5 - 3|
|Mar 12, 2015||Spring Training: Boston Red Sox - Pittsburgh Pirates||5 - 1|
|Mar 11, 2015||Spring Training: Boston Red Sox - New York Yankees||10 - 6|
|Mar 10, 2015||Spring Training: Tampa Bay Rays - Boston Red Sox||1 - 5|
|Mar 9, 2015||Spring Training: Boston Red Sox - St. Louis Cardinals||3 - 0|