Archive for September, 2012

An update to the Red Sox 40-man roster puzzle

It’s time to play armchair general manager again. You are Ben Cherington, and in addition to determining the next Red Sox manager, you have decisions to make about the 40-man roster. Considering that there are prospects to add to that list to protect them from December’s Rule 5 Draft, and the 40-man roster is stocked, [...]

Felix Doubront shows promise for 2013 rotation

This off-season, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington clearly needs to acquire a frontline starter to significantly upgrade the rotation. That would allow other rotation members – like Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester and Felix Doubront – to serve in more complementary roles. The 24-year-old Doubront continued to show why the Red Sox are high on [...]

Ryan Kalish shut down to prepare for 2013

Not long ago considered the Red Sox right fielder of the future, Ryan Kalish is still recovering from shoulder and neck injuries that have hampered his last two seasons. On Sunday, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine confirmed that the 24-year-old Kalish would only be used in an emergency as a pinch-runner for the rest of [...]

Johnny Pesky remembered in Fenway Park tribute

A franchise rich in history and tradition, the Boston Red Sox feature a multitude of legendary players who have worn the uniform over the last century. One of the most beloved figures in Red Sox history was honored on Sunday at Fenway Park. Boston paid tribute to Johnny Pesky in a ceremony after the team’s [...]

Aceves’ implosion leads to another Red Sox loss

Has any pitcher had a more rapid descent from respectability in modern Red Sox history than Alfredo Aceves? The combustible right-hander who was arguably Boston’s most valuable arm last season continued his freefall in 2012 when he was charged with three runs in the top of the 12th as the Baltimore Orioles won their 16th [...]

Brandon Workman named Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year

Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and recently acquired Allen Webster are considered the three top starting pitching prospects in the Red Sox organization, but they will need to make room for Brandon Workman. A second round pick by the Red Sox out of the University of Texas in 2010 – and a third round pick by [...]

Xander Bogaerts named Red Sox 2012 Minor League Player of the Year

Xander Bogaerts, the 19-year-old phenom from Aruba who was recently rated as the No. 31 prospect in baseball by, was named Boston’s 2012 Minor League Player of the Year by the Red Sox organization. Regarded as Boston’s top overall prospect by multiple media outlets, Bogaerts opened the 2012 season at advanced Single-A Salem as [...]

Stewart, Matsuzaka to make upcoming starts for Red Sox

Apparently content dropping more games and perhaps claiming a protected top 10 pick in next summer’s draft, the Boston Red Sox announced that Zach Stewart and Daisuke Matsuzaka will make starts in upcoming games. Stewart, who was once considered a top prospect and was acquired by Boston from the White Sox in the Kevin Youkilis [...]

Lester absorbs first career loss against Orioles

Entering Friday night’s start at Fenway Park, Jon Lester owned a 14-0 career record against the Baltimore Orioles. This is not the same Lester and these are not the same Orioles. Lester allowed four runs and eight hits over seven innings while the watered down Red Sox lineup mustered two runs and seven hits against [...]

More losses this year will help Red Sox for 2013 and beyond

There will be no post-season parades regarding the Boston Red Sox this year. Already guaranteed of their first losing season since 1997, the greatest cause for celebration tied to Red Sox baseball in 2012 will likely erupt when the inevitable news of Bobby Valentine’s dismissal as manager is announced. With this in mind, it wold [...]

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