THE RED SOX LIKELY TO MOVE ON FROM CRAIG KIMBREL AT SEASON’S END

(Photo Credit:  SI) By Terry Cushman – @cushmanMLB In regards to Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel, lets just get down to brass tax.   Boston has never been an organization who pays for closers long term.  Literally ever.  Jonathan Papelbon is arguably the greatest closer in Red Sox history.   He was drafted by the team in 2003, and served as it’s closer in six seasons from … Continue reading THE RED SOX LIKELY TO MOVE ON FROM CRAIG KIMBREL AT SEASON’S END

IS 2018 BOSTON RED SOX A 1978 REDUX?

By Ted Gay – @TedG63 When the Red Sox compiled the best early season record in their history one’s belief that the year is destined to be ruined depends on one’s  Red Sox Heartbreak Level which is based on the severity of the losses one has experienced. If it is the September 26, 2011 loss to the Orioles to complete the great collapse, or the 2003 … Continue reading IS 2018 BOSTON RED SOX A 1978 REDUX?

POOR MANAGING PEFORMANCE IN OAKLAND BY ALEX CORA

By Terry Cushman – cushmanMLB   All was well with the world when the Boston Red Sox departed Anaheim.  They had just swept the red hot Los Angeles Angels three games to nothing, and then headed north up the Pacific coast to play the sub .500 Oakland A’s. In game one, the Red Sox lineup was set to face Kendall Graveman who’s ERA was north … Continue reading POOR MANAGING PEFORMANCE IN OAKLAND BY ALEX CORA

POOR MANAGING PERFORMANCE BY ALEX CORA IN OAKLAND

By Terry Cushman – cushmanMLB   All was well with the world when the Boston Red Sox departed Anaheim.  They had just swept the red hot Los Angeles Angels three games to nothing, and then headed north up the Pacific coast to play the sub .500 Oakland A’s. In game one, the Red Sox lineup was set to face Kendall Graveman who’s ERA was north … Continue reading POOR MANAGING PERFORMANCE BY ALEX CORA IN OAKLAND

MOST CRITICAL MOVE THE RED SOX MADE LAST WINTER

(Photo Credit:  WEEI) By Terry Cushman – @cushmanMLB Much was talked about in regards to the “arms race” the Red Sox were having with the Yankees over the winter, or at least from the media hype that was generated.   The latter team came from within one game of the World Series, and then added the reigning NL MVP, Giancarlo Stanton.   Boston’s main acquisition was J.D. … Continue reading MOST CRITICAL MOVE THE RED SOX MADE LAST WINTER

THE SIN OF BEING DAVID PRICE

By Ted Gay – @TedG63   On April 11, 2018, David Price committed the greatest sin he could achieve.  He gave up a run. Immediately the overrated hacks climbed out from under rocks dragging their long knives behind them.  Their blades had become dull as Price pitched scoreless ball for two games, but now, as the dreaded Yankee runners circled the bases, the hacks vigorously … Continue reading THE SIN OF BEING DAVID PRICE

John Farrell’s Personal Diary:  March 29, 2018 – April 15, 2018

By Ted Gay – @TedG63 Excerpts From John Farrell’s Personal Diary:  March 29, 2018 – April 15, 2018   March 29, 2018 – Dear Diary:   Today has been the best day.  The Red Sox bullpen blew Opening Day.  The fans and media don’t have good old John Farrell to kick around anymore.  HA! I can’t wait to see Alex Cora skewered for mismanaging the bullpen Joe … Continue reading John Farrell’s Personal Diary:  March 29, 2018 – April 15, 2018