Post archive for ‘Red Sox 2011’

A grab bag of Red Sox and AL East notes

Dan Duquette has been involved in a myriad of baseball-related activities, but none major league related, since he was dismissed as general manager of the Red Sox in 2002. Yet the man who some people credit with putting together the core Red Sox team that reached Game Seven of the 2003 ALCS and won the [...]

Red Sox players accumulate Gold Gloves, Silver Sluggers

Red Sox players are accumulating hardware this week. Jacoby Ellsbury and Adrian Gonzalez won Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards, while David Ortiz captured a Silver Slugger and Dustin Pedroia earned a Gold Glove. The Silver Slugger is presented to the top offensive player at each position and, obviously, the Gold Glove is given to [...]

Ben Cherington’s “To Do List” when he is officially named the new Red Sox GM

Even though Ben Cherington is just 37, he has been part of the Red Sox front office since joining the team in 1997 under then general manager Dan Duquette. Cherington is expected to be named the new GM of the Red Sox on Tuesday. The New Hampshire native is regarded as a brilliant baseball mind [...]

An updated, in-depth look at the Red Sox 40-man roster

Now that Theo Epstein is officially a Cub and 37-year-old Ben Cherington will soon be named the new GM of the Red Sox, work can soon begin on selecting a replacement for Terry Francona. After that task is completed, one of the first orders of business for Cherington and the new manager will be determining [...]

Finally, the Red Sox can move forward with naming Cherington GM

After more than a week of unsuccessful negotiations between the Red Sox and Cubs about the compensation Boston will receive for Theo Epstein, the two teams decided to finalize the compensation in the future and make the move official. Theo Epstein has left his post as general manager of the Red Sox and joined the [...]

Keeping Beckett, Lester and Buchholz is one key for the Red Sox winning it all in 2012

This is getting old and tired, thus the reason – after this column – I will no longer address the allegations of Red Sox starting pitchers drinking beer in the clubhouse and dugout, and eating fried chicken and playing video games in the clubhouse during games when they were not on the mound. To a [...]

Time for Red Sox owners to earn trust and respect from Red Sox Nation

Red Sox majority owner John Henry has been understandably chastised for reportedly leaking information about Terry Francona’s alleged marital problems and prescription drug issue. Along with co-owner Tom Werner and CEO Larry Lucchino, Henry has also drawn criticism for his handling of Francona’s departure, and the September collapse that saw the Red Sox go from [...]

Change is necessary for the Red Sox roster

Since early September, joy has been minimal in Red Sox Nation. First, there was the 7-20 slide that cost the team an AL East title and then a wild card berth. Then, the fingerpointing started, Terry Francona lost his job, stories emerged about dissension in the Red Sox clubhouse and today it was announced that [...]

Fingerpointing, negativity fueled by Boston sports media is already getting old

In the aftermath of failure, fingerpointing is inevitable. This is true, regardless of whether you are talking about a Fortune 500 company or a professional sports organization. After a 2-10 start, the 2011 Red Sox reeled off an 80-41 record and appeared playoff bound in early September. Then came the historic collapse that saw a [...]

Epstein headed to the Cubs, promoting Cherington to Red Sox GM is likely

The announcement is official, but not surprising. Theo Epstein is leaving the Boston Red Sox to become the director of operations for the Chicago Cubs, according to multiple media reports that indicate he has a five-year deal worth more than $15 million with the organization that has not reached the World Series since 1945. The [...]

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    TeamWLPct.GB
    Red Sox5737.606 -
    Rays5340.5703.5
    Orioles5142.5485.5
    Yankees5042.5436.0
    Blue Jays4447.48411.5

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