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?
(Photo Credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) By: Joshua Nord- @nordjoshua Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The Red Sox come into a series that on paper they should be the better team. They come in on a confident streak that hides the underlying problems, and the expectations are that this is a competitive, but winnable series. Then they get absolutely embarrassed. If the … Continue reading RED SOX VS. ASTROS: A SERIES OF TWO TALES
By Joshua Nord-@nordjoshua It’s the beginning of June, the sun is shining, schools are getting out and the Bruins and Celtics are eliminated from their respective playoffs. The Red Sox will now take center stage until the networks shove pre season football down our throats. For those just tuning into the season, you couldn’t pick a better time as the Red Sox, since cooling off … Continue reading Making Sense of a Red Sox May
By Ted Gay – @TedG63 Every Red Sox fan has the right to have one player they irrationally hate. In 2013, during the last year of his life, my father hated Jon Lester. He thought Lester was an over-privileged, underachieving, weak-hearted player who was always ready to point the finger of blame at his teammates. I spent hours trying to convince him otherwise, including informing … Continue reading THE ONE RED SOX PLAYER I IRRATIONALLY HATE