Coming into this season, Boston Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias hadn’t had much success in the MLB with the bat. In 2011 and 2012 combined, he had played in just 35 games with 74 at-bats. Over that span, he had just 10 total hits, good for only a .135 batting average coming into this year. [...]
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Coming off of a great rookie season in which he posted a very good .288/.325/.509 slash line with 15 home runs and 54 RBIs, Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks has struggled in 2013. In 212 plate appearances, Middlebrooks has hit for a .196/.232/.397 slash line with nine home runs. The power is still [...]
In a day that was suppose to be about watching an incredible young prospect for the Tampa Bay Rays named Wil Myers and the chance to see a double dip of baseball (both wins for the Boston Red Sox by the way), the real news comes from a player that was unable to complete a bullpen session between [...]
The Boston Red Sox came into the first leg of their doubleheader with the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday and started out strong, taking a 4-1 lead over 4.1 innings behind relatively solid pitching from Alfredo Aceves a RBI from Dustin Pedroia and three RBIs from David Ortiz. However, an almost three-hour rain delay halted [...]
There has been a lot of talk recently linking the Boston Red Sox to Jonathan Papelbon. That would be a terrible move for the Red Sox. The Sox already have a bunch of money tied up in often injured closers Andrew Bailey and Joel Hanrahan, and adding another just doesn’t make sense. Seeing Alfredo Aceves called [...]
When I get tickets to a Boston Red Sox game, the first thing I generally think is, “please don’t let this be an Aceves or Doubront game.” Buying tickets to this week’s three-game series between the Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays probably seemed like a good idea in early April. You probably thought you’d [...]
Sometimes acting skills can be a valuable asset in a professional athlete. In other sports, a good flopper can sell a call to an official in a crucial moment. In baseball, you just need a good lobbyist. The Boston Red Sox got a break in last night’s 5-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles. In the fourth [...]