J.D. Martinez Passes On Opt-Out, Remains With Red Sox

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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 […] READ MORE


Boston Red Sox Regular Season Team Grades

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With the 2021 season coming to an end for the 2021 Boston Red Sox, it is time to evaluate the full body of work. To start, the regular season will be under review. Just how good were the Red Sox this year? Finishing with a better than expected 91 wins, this team took everyone by surprise […] READ MORE


2021 Boston Red Sox Best Four-Seam Fastball Hitters: Part 2

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Welcome back, readers. Last time, we set the parameters for identifying the best four-seam fastball hitter among the 2021 Boston Red Sox. We established CSW% and smashes per swing as the two metrics we used to help us along on this journey. In terms of the lowest CSW% on four-seamers. The youngster Jarren Duran had […] READ MORE


2021 Red Sox Best Four-Seam Fastball Hitters: Part 1

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The 2021 Boston Red Sox roster is consists of some pretty notable hitters. Xander Bogaerts has played much of the season with his average above .300, J.D. Martinez boasts a very respectable .289 career average, and Rafael Devers is a smidge under .280 for his career at .279. There are many ways to classify a […] READ MORE


Hard Times for Boston Red Sox

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I’m going to take you back to a happier time, a much simpler time. Flashback to July 1. Matt Andriese pitches from the stretch and delivers an 87-mile per-hour changeup in the dirt that strikes out Kansas City Royals catcher Sebastian Rivero. That pitch capped off a 15-3 thrashing sending the Fenway faithful home happy. […] READ MORE


Kiké Hernandez Leads the Way

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The 2021 Boston Red Sox are in prime position to win the AL East for the first time since 2018. They have showcased one of the most potent offenses in all of baseball. This is despite getting very little production from the leadoff position. Red Sox leadoff hitters through July 23rd are only batting .209 with […] READ MORE


Red Sox First Half Awards

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Boy was the first half fun for the Boston Red Sox. Raise your hand if you predicted the Sox would have: The best record in the American League (55-36), a perfect record against their rival New York Yankees (6-0), and a top-five staff ranking in pitching WAR (11.9). Well if you did you should head […] READ MORE


A Brief Mid-Season Recap: Longing to Belong

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July is when baseball season changes from a new friend that you are getting to know into either a welcomed confidant or a nuisance that refuses to bring delight. The spring and summer weather has lost its novelty. The crack of the bat and the satisfying first bite of the dog are not enough anymore. […] READ MORE


Red Sox: Stock List Vol. 3

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You may notice that this week’s Boston Red Sox stock list is a bit minor-league-centric. It’s not to say that the main roster doesn’t have any standouts. We know about the usuals (J.D. Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers), but there are some performances (good and bad) throughout the organization that could make big impacts down […] READ MORE


Previewing the 2021 Boston Red Sox

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The Boston Red Sox concluded the 2020 season in last place in the American League East with a 24-36 record. Boston had lost outfielder Mookie Betts over the offseason and were under the direction of a new regime led by Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom. Pitching and injuries were part of the problem for the […] READ MORE