FOUR QUESTIONS AS DUSTIN PEDROIA EMBARKS ON HIS “RETIREMENT DENIAL TOUR” THIS WEEKEND

By Terry Cushman – @cushmanMLB For many Dustin Pedroia huggers across Red Sox Nation, the expectation is that he will serve out the life of his contract (thru 2021) while maintaining the ability to play at an elite level.   For many of us realists, we understand that the long time Boston second baseman has lacked durability for much of his career, and that he won’t … Continue reading FOUR QUESTIONS AS DUSTIN PEDROIA EMBARKS ON HIS “RETIREMENT DENIAL TOUR” THIS WEEKEND

NOT ALL NEGATIVE BOSTON RED SOX BANTER IS ALIKE

By Ted Gay – @TedG63 It is getting harder to voice an opinion in these parts. The same blog can elicit responses that you are too positive or too negative. I have tried to not be reactionary or negative for the sake of clicks.  I have written about late-inning bullpen issues, Christian Vazquez’s bleak start, and David Price’s off-field issues often overshadowing his on-field accomplishments, … Continue reading NOT ALL NEGATIVE BOSTON RED SOX BANTER IS ALIKE

HOW TO STOP P.E.D. USE IN MLB

By David Little – @dlittlemlb On May 15th, 2018 Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games for the use of Furosemide, a diuretic for blood pressure which could act as a masking agent for other performance enhancing drugs. There was a collective of shock and wonder, as one of this generation’s greatest baseball players was caught red handed using a drug which may indicate he was … Continue reading HOW TO STOP P.E.D. USE IN MLB

TRADING BLAKE SWIHART: THREE POSSIBLE DESTINATIONS

By Joshua Nord – @nordjoshua Blake Swihart has been a latchkey child for this organization from the get go. The Texas born switch hitter was drafted as a shortstop out of high school, but converted to catcher and then tossed around the depth chart as an outfielder, first baseman, and even as designated hitter. What’s remained consistent about all of these positional changes is that … Continue reading TRADING BLAKE SWIHART: THREE POSSIBLE DESTINATIONS

DESPITE MOUNTING INJURIES & CONTROVERSIES, RED SOX STILL FAR AHEAD OF POST SEASON PACE

By Ted Gay – @TedG63 It’s panic season in Boston.  It came early this year. The small but loud percentage of hoopleheaded Sox fans who can’t let a single negative thought pop into their heads without transmitting it for the world to absorb are seemingly shocked the Sox have not continued to play .900 ball.  Despite the constant panicked postings the truth is the Red … Continue reading DESPITE MOUNTING INJURIES & CONTROVERSIES, RED SOX STILL FAR AHEAD OF POST SEASON PACE