Boston Red Sox

Defending Champions
Caleb Begley - Apr 30, 2022

The life of defending champions, in any sport, is never easy. This is especially true at the beginning of the next season. Either one begins said campaign hotter than the surface of the sun or colder than the Arctic Ocean. There are very few middling or even mediocre starts to seasons right after winning major […]

Trevor Story
Dan Jaycox - Mar 20, 2022

Trevor Story is officially off the market. The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with Story, reportedly for six years, $140 million. It includes an opt-out after four years, one that the Red Sox can avoid by adding a seventh year. Story will join an infield that includes Bobby Dalbec, Xander Bogaerts, and Rafael […]

Julian Coleman - Mar 16, 2022

The Boston Red Sox bullpen received a boost in the form of left-hander Jake Diekman. The Red Sox signed Diekman to a two-year, $7 million deal. The 35-year-old veteran is coming off the 2021 season with the Oakland Athletics where he put up a 106 ERA+ and 1.335 WHIP in a little over 60 innings […]

Julian Coleman - Mar 11, 2022

Red Sox 7, Mariners 4 (This game resulted from a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Seattle Mariners All-Time Team against the Boston Red Sox All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.) Behind 15 strikeouts from Pedro Martinez and a three-run seventh inning, the Boston Red Sox defeated the Seattle Mariners, […]

Julian Coleman - Feb 27, 2022

Founded in 1901, the Boston Red Sox have been the home to some of baseball’s most notable names. From Ruth to Williams to Ortiz and Martinez, there are plenty of greats who called Fenway Park home. With that being said, dwindling this down to one team seems like a daunting task (or is it?). If […]

Julian Coleman - Feb 23, 2022

What makes has made Chris Sale one of MLB’s premier pitchers over the last decade? In this article, we will take a detailed look into the ace of the Boston Red Sox and how his pitch selection and his four-seam fastball has played a role in his rise to stardom. To accomplish this we are […]

Tanner Houck
Julian Coleman - Feb 13, 2022

A change in pitch usage can be the catalyst for a pitcher breaking out. In this article, we will go through the process of using Pitch f/x data via Fangraphs to identify how the Boston Red Sox’s young hurler Tanner Houck changed his pitch mix by changing his usage rates of existing pitches. With data […]

Julian Coleman - Jan 31, 2022

For the entirety of its’ extensive history, baseball has had the element of human error intertwined in the game. Home plate umpires in particular are in charge of calling each pitch that comes across the plate. It’s not easy being a home plate ump. Throughout history, they’ve been public enemy number one all over the […]

David Ortiz Hall of Fame
Lewis Masella - Jan 25, 2022

The Baseball Hall of Fame welcomed one new member into their ranks on Tuesday–longtime Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. Big Papi met the 75% threshold in his first year on the ballot. This year’s ballot was filled with controversial nominees, many of whom were in their last year of eligibility. Ultimately, only Ortiz will head […]

Julian Coleman - Jan 21, 2022

Former Red Sox hurler Jon Lester made headlines when he announced his retirement after a 16-year career. Throughout his career, Lester won three World Series titles (two with the Boston Red Sox), amassed 200 wins, and made five All-Star teams. 2021 wasn’t the best swan song, as a 5.29 ERA isn’t the ideal way to […]

Caleb Begley - Jan 14, 2022

Previously, on the Top Ten Comebacks list: we learned that the landscape of baseball in two cities in 1961 was drastically similar. The Washington Senators and Boston Red Sox were both enduring torrential downpours as franchises. Perhaps a case could be made that this is too harsh a judgment towards the Senators, who were in […]

Caleb Begley - Jan 7, 2022

For the next in our list of courageous comebacks, we shift back in the proverbial vault. True, 1961 may not be the absolute bastion of “back there,” but it’s still pretty far back. So far, in fact, that it was during the second incarnation of the old Washington baseball team. This version of the Washington […]

Jeremy Breland - Jan 6, 2022

The 2022 Hall of Fame ballot consists of several controversial candidates. Whether because of steroids, off-the-field issues, or post-career actions, this ballot is as interesting yet frustrating as they come. However, there are three relievers on the hall of fame ballot who come with little to no baggage. They are Billy Wagner, Joe Nathan, and […]

Julian Coleman - Dec 29, 2021

For the seventh time in his career, Rich Hill will don a Boston Red Sox jersey. Hill signed a one-year, $5 million deal on December 1st. The 41-year old southpaw is coming off stints with the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Mets in 2021. The results of this season were mixed at best. […]

Julian Coleman - Dec 17, 2021

In a shocking move to some, the Boston Red Sox shipped right-fielder Hunter Renfroe to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Jackie Bradley Jr., and prospects David Hamilton and Alex Binelas. Renfroe is coming off a career year at the plate. He posted career highs in batting average, RBI, and on-base percentage, all while collecting […]

Julian Coleman - Nov 8, 2021

The biggest decision so far in the Boston Red Sox‘ off-season has been made. According to multiple reports, slugger J.D. Martinez has decided to exercise his $19.4 million player option, thus remaining a member of the Red Sox. What This Means for Martinez Martinez’ decision to stay put is probably due to the uncertainty he would […]

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Scoreless Outing

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Rays Closer Committee
Jim Marshall - Apr 30, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays‘ closer committee (bullpen-by-committee) is once again proving to be top notch. It is one of the things keeping this team in the race for a playoff spot. Also, the closer-by-committee they are using is once again proving naysayers wrong, as it shows they have mastered this strategy to their advantage. What […]

Pignatano's Passing
Joe Rini - Apr 30, 2022

Joe Pignatano’s passing caused a moment of reflection for  New York baseball fans. Nurturer of tomato plants and relief pitchers for the New York Mets, he passed away on May 23 in Naples, Florida. He was 92 years old. A veteran of six major league seasons, this former catcher coached for 20 years in the […]

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Baltimore Orioles Adley Rutschman
Jim Marshall - Apr 30, 2022

The Baltimore Orioles have called up top prospect Adley Rutschman. He made his major league debut in front of the Orioles fans on Saturday. He tripled in his second at-bat of the day. Their overall top prospect hopes to be the team’s catcher for the next decade and lead an Orioles staff that has some […]

Chad Green Tommy John
Lewis Masella - Apr 30, 2022

The New York Yankees suffered a big blow to their relief corps this weekend. Veteran pitcher Chad Green is done for the season and likely beyond, as he requires Tommy John surgery. Green has been one of the team’s more reliable relief pitchers for several years. With Aroldis Chapman struggling again, the last thing that […]

Detroit Tigers recovery
Jim Marshall - Apr 30, 2022

Can the Detroit Tigers recover after a not so positive start to the 2022 MLB season? After several brutal seasons of losing baseball, this year was going to be the year they finish over .500 and maybe contend for a playoff spot. One Requirement One requirement surrounding a successful 2022 Tigers team was that they […]

Max Scherzer
Caleb Begley - Apr 30, 2022

New York Mets right hander Max Scherzer will miss the next six to eight weeks with an oblique injury, per Andy McCullough of The Athletic. Max Scherzer has a “moderate to high-grade” oblique strain, the Mets say. He will miss six to eight weeks. — Andy McCullough (@ByMcCullough) May 19, 2022 Scherzer started Wednesday night’s […]