By Terry Cushman – @cushmanMLB At least temporarily. The Red Sox bullpen has been struggling as of late. Matt Barnes, Heath Hembree have been getting knocked around. Joe Kelly has been still pretty solid, but has continually found himself coming into games with multiple runners on base to get the previous reliever out of a jam. Prior to their recent struggles, there had been quite … Continue reading RED SOX WOULD WIN MORE GAMES WITH STEVEN WRIGHT IN THE BULLPEN
By Ted Gay – @TedG63 The Company Man sat in his chair behind his microphone on Thursday night as his producer counted down the seconds until he cued the Company Man to welcome his listeners to the inaptly named “The Baseball Reporters.” The Company Man is employed by 98.5 the Sports Hub. They broadcast the Patriots, Bruins and Celtics, every major team in Boston except … Continue reading THE SPORTS HUB’S COMPANY MAN SPREADS ANTI RED SOX PROPAGANDA EACH NIGHT FROM 6-7pm
(Photo Credit: mlb.com) By David Little – @DLittleMLB Prospects is sort of my thing. I can’t get enough. Constantly reviewing and watching the systems around the league, I find it intriguing to watch who’s new, who could possibly make an impact in the league, and more importantly for our team. With the MLB draft just passing, we have a new crop of prospects to look … Continue reading RED SOX DRAFT RECAP: WHO & WHY?
By Ted Gay – @TedG63 Mookie Betts is the most popular player on the Red Sox; there is little he could do to turn the Boston faithful against him. But what if he knelt during the National Anthem? I am not saying he would. Betts has never shown an inclination to take such an action. The question is not about Betts. It is purely a … Continue reading WHAT IF MOOKIE KNELT DURING THE ANTHEM?
By Terry Cushman – @cushmanMLB Following the 2014 season, when the Red Sox failed to sign Jon Lester, who signed with the Cubs, I was convinced that a trade with the Phillies would be made for Cole Hamels. Being “convinced” was more along the lines of wishful thinking. Of course, it didn’t help when Hamels was telling various media outlets that he would surely waive … Continue reading WOULD A COLE HAMELS TO BOSTON DEAL MAKE SENSE?
By Ted Gay – @TedG63 The Red Sox are in the midst of a storybook season destined to end in euphoric joy or heartbreaking tragedy. We are in either 2003 or 2004 redux. In early June it impossible to determine which road we are traveling, but, however it ends, while it is occurring, we will be entertained. The storylines that have sprouted from this season … Continue reading THE SOX STORYBOOK SEASON CONTINUES
By Terry Cushman – @cushmanMLB For the “Mookie Betts or die” crowd, this will not be a popular idea. It has been highly publicized since the spring of 2017, that Betts and his agents had turned down a five year $100M extension from the Red Sox. Earlier in the decade, then GM, Theo Esptein, was very successful in offering Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, and Dustin … Continue reading WITH BETTS UNWILLING TO NEGOTIATE, SHOULD RED SOX SHIFT LONG-TERM EXTENSION PRIORITIES ON BENINTENDI?