Boston Red Sox

Xander Bogaerts
collincarofano - Sep 19, 2022

The Boston Red Sox lost their second of a two-game series at Fenway to the New York Yankees on Wednesday. Their chances of making the playoffs are now less than 1%. Two and a half months ago, Boston had an 80.3% chance of making it. They have proceeded to go 27-42 since that mark and […]

Justin Merrlles - Apr 10, 2022

Sunday night baseball is back! In the first Sunday night game of the season, the Boston Red Sox (0-2) will play the New York Yankees (2-0). Tonight’s game will conclude a three-game series from Yankee Stadium. So far in this series, the New York Yankees won Friday 6-5 in 11 innings and followed that up […]

al east
Jeremy Breland - Apr 7, 2022

The AL East will be a dominant force in baseball this year. The division possesses four teams, all capable of winning 90 games or more this season. Just like in 2021, there figures to be a battle for playoff contention among the top four teams in this division. Only the lowly Baltimore Orioles figure to […]

Julian Coleman - Mar 26, 2022

Ever since reports of the Boston Red Sox inking Trevor Story to a six-year, $140 million contract, you’ve seen this graphic circulating over social media. Every Sox fan salivated at the prospect of those gray, white, and blue dots being turned cyan when his 2021 spray chart was overlapped onto the dimensions of Fenway Park. […]

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 […]

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Guardians clinch
Nate Miller - Jan 6, 2022

Guardians 10, Rangers 4   ARLINGTON, Texas, Sep 25 — The Cleveland Guardians dealt a three-game sweep to the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon, as they won the series finale by a final score of 10–4. With this win, they clinch the American League Central division. It is their first division title since the 2018 […]

Don Mattingly
Justin Merrlles - Jan 6, 2022

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly will leave the organization at the end of the 2022 season. Mattingly became manager of the Marlins after the 2015 season. He leaves as the second longest-tenured manager in the National League after Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers. Mattingly’s contract is up at the end of the season, and […]

Trevor Williams
Joe Rini - Jan 6, 2022

The unheralded Trevor Williams has had a uniquely successful season for the 2022 New York Mets. Unlike Edwin Diaz, trumpets don’t announce his entrance from the bullpen. In contrast to Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer’s highly anticipated starts, Williams’ nine intermittent spot starts quietly dot across the 2022 season. However, his ability to swing between […]

Rangers Guardians
Nate Miller - Jan 6, 2022

Guardians 4, Rangers 2   ARLINGTON, Texas, Sep 24 — The Texas Rangers dropped the middle game in their series against the Cleveland Guardians on Saturday evening by a final score of 4–2. It was a low scoring affair all evening at Globe Life Field. The only highlight that the crowd of 28,415 would see […]

Bubba Thompson
Nate Miller - Jan 6, 2022

Speed can be a powerful weapon to any major league roster. That is just one of the things that Bubba Thompson provides for the Texas Rangers. Since joining the big club in early August, the 24-year old outfielder has made quite an impression. He has quickly become a fan favorite at Globe Life Field, and […]

Astros Trade Acquisitions
Braden Herb - Jan 6, 2022

At the 2022 MLB trade deadline, the Houston Astros did not make any major blockbuster trades. However, they did make a few big moves to shore up the depth of their roster. The Astros acquired utility man Trey Mancini, catcher Christian Vazquez and left-handed reliever Will Smith in three separate deals. With under two weeks to […]

Luis Castillo
Matt Graves - Jan 6, 2022

Luis Castillo and the Seattle Mariners agreed on a five-year extension. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the deal is worth $108 million with a full no-trade clause for the 2023 to 2025 seasons. There’s a $1 million assignment bonus if the right-hander is moved following that. In addition, a sixth-year vesting option can take […]

Off guard
Nate Miller - Jan 6, 2022

Guardians 6, Rangers 3   ARLINGTON, Texas, Sep 23 — The Texas Rangers were caught off guard by the Cleveland Guardians on Friday evening at Globe Life Field as they lost by a final score of 6–3. Catcher Kevin Plawecki made a nice first impression in his Rangers debut with an RBI single in the […]