Who among us is ready to drink the Clay Buchholz Kool-Aid? Not me. He can take his 5.71-ERA ass and go pitch somewhere else. My hope is that he’ll go on one of his hot streaks and the Red Sox will trade him before he falls apart again. We’ve been watching this same story for ten years. Yes, ten years! Hard to believe it’s been that long since he pitched a no-hitter in his...
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Passion an enduring aspect of Red Sox Nation

It was stunning this week to hear Derek Jeter say baseball's most historically passionate fan base north of Yankee Stadium and east of those ivy-covered walls in Chicago had lost its zing.
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John Kerry gives shout-out to Boston sports fans in commencement speech

Before congratulating the Northeastern class of 2016 during his commencement address Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry took a moment to talk sports. “Boston is the best sports town anywhere,” he said. “At the moment, for the Red Sox, ‘anywhere’ just happens to be first place, while the Yankees are in last. So don’t let anyone tell […] The post John Kerry gives...
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Wake Up With Wilbur: Is Ortiz Really Gonna Retire?

David Ortiz’s hot start has fans questioning whether he should retire. On today’s Wake Up With Wilbur, columnist Eric Wilbur says the Red Sox should be questioning Big Papi, too. David Ortiz’s walk-off hits The post Wake Up With Wilbur: Is Ortiz Really Gonna Retire? appeared first on
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Pedey, Hanley, JBJ Lead First-Place Red Sox to 7-3 Win

(AP Photo)Dustin Pedroia clouted his fourth HR of the year—and both Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley, Jr. went deep as well—to propel the Red Sox to a 7-3 win over the White Sox. The win gave Boston a series victory over the AL Central leaders and kept them in first place in the AL East. The Muddy Chicken was 3-5 on the night—raising his average to .322. David Ortiz and Brock...
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Read Sox: Carson’s Comeback, Bogaerts’ Breakout and Davis’ Development

Welcome back to Read Sox. This week we consider the impending logjam in the starting rotation, the return of Carson Smith to the bullpen, a review of the Red Sox after one month, Travis Shaw’s defense at third base, Xander Bogaerts’ team-leading performance to date, and Chili Davis’ magic in honing the team’s offensive approach. Going Deep The Red Sox have two starting pitchers...
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Hot Start For Rick Porcello

The Boston Red Sox have started decently despite some particularly mediocre pitching. The bats carried the team through April, however, there was one pitcher who did his job in the first month of the season. Ian York take a look at the hot start for Rick Porcello, and the success he carried over from the end of the 2015 season. Rick Porcello had two seasons in 2015: One that was...
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Boston's bullpen up to 6-inning task

Red Sox manager John Farrell needed six innings from his relief crew on Thursday night, and they delivered exactly what was needed in a 7-3 win over the White Sox.
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Red Sox stay in first place with power trio

In a slow-paced game marred with 16 walks, the Red Sox won thanks largely to power. Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley Jr. each went deep Thursday night in a 7-3 win against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
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White Sox send David Ortiz off with box of cigars

David Ortiz likely will receive all sorts of interesting gifts during his Major League Baseball farewell tour, and that trend began Thursday night. The Boston Red Sox slugger played his final game at U.S. Cellular Field as his team finished up a three-game set against the Chicago White Sox. As has become custom for retirement tours, the White Sox honored Big Papi with a special ceremony...
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Were We Wrong About Steven Wright?

It was far from a secret that the Red Sox had issues with their rotation heading into the season. The narrative was easy to spot from the beginning, as the back-end crop of starters appeared to be extremely weak. Beyond their number one guy, there were no certainties for what Boston would get from their starter on a day-to-day basis. The big difference from last year, of course,...
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Christian Vazquez Pleased With Clay Buchholz’s Attack In Pitcher’s First Win

Not only did Clay Buchholz’s final stat line look different Wednesday night, so did the way he went about his business. The Boston Red Sox pitcher notched his first win of the season with seven strong innings, allowing just two first-inning runs to pick up his first win of the season against the Chicago White Sox. Boston manager John Farrell said before the game the Red Sox needed...
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This David Ortiz Retirement Gift Will Haunt New York Yankee Fans Forever

If you haven’t heard, David Ortiz aka Big Papi aka the most clutch hitter in Boston Red Sox history aka the greatest designated hitter in MLB history is retiring after this season. He announced his retirement plans last November via The Players’ Tribune and Red Sox fans, including myself, have been dreading it. What Ortiz has The post This David Ortiz Retirement Gift Will Haunt...
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Red Sox Waste Another Effective Steven Wright Start

(Getty Images)Steven Wright pitched well again—aside from four costly walks—but the Red Sox offense could not help him out in a 4-1 loss to the White Sox. Wright went six innings, giving up just three hits and two earned runs. The knuckle-baller struck out six and walked four. Boston's offense came down to an opposite-field solo HR by Hanley Ramirez. Junichi Tazawa pitched one...
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Pablo Sandoval: From Panda to Punching Bag

The life of Pablo Sandoval has been nothing but a slow moving train wreck in endless vine loop ever since the All-Star third baseman signed with the Boston Red Sox during the 2014-2015 offseason. The 29-year-old battled through a mediocre campaign in 2015, and after six hitless at-bats in 2016, Sandoval’s season is done. The team announced on Monday that Sandoval will undergo reconstructive...
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Introducing the Wright Red Sox ace

(USATSI)Eric D. Schabell Contributing WriterThere is only one ace on the Red Sox staff right now.Steven Wright, the knuckleballer, the nicest guy in the dugout that everyone likes and the only member of the staff you can call dominating.Not David Price who is the anointed ace, he is sporting a 5.76 ERA over his first 5 starts. Over his first four starts, Price had a whopping 7.06...
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These Red Sox Are For Real

May 1, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (7) rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run during the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Remember the last time the Boston Red Sox were good in April? Me either. But so far in 2016, the Red Sox have reached May 1st above five...
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Curt Schilling's wife goes off on ESPN over alleged snub

Curt Schilling has company in his foxhole as he wages war against ESPN. The polarizing ex-MLB pitcher has hammered his former employer in interviews and on social media in recent weeks after the network cut ties with the outspoken analyst. ESPN dumped Schilling after he shared a controversial Facebook post about transgenders. Schilling claimed to be the victim of a double-standard...
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Christian Vazquez Gets an Odd Shoutout in the New York Daily News

Today's New York Daily News wasn't happy that Christian Vazquez finished off the Yankees in BostonPhoto Courtesy of the New York Daily News It’s interesting. When the season started, everyone talked about who they thought was the most important player on the Red Sox. For me, it’s always been Christian Vazquez. We didn’t know when he was going to be able to recover from surgery...
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Reliever Carson Smith Set To Join Red Sox On Tuesday

If there were frequent flier miles between Boston and Pawtucket, Marco Hernandez would qualify for a free trip to Hawaii by now. The young infielder was again sent back to AAA to make room for the likely activation of relief pitcher Carson Smith on Tuesday in Chicago. Smith successfully completed his rehab assignments in the minors and is ready to join the big club's 'end of the...
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Run, run, run Red Sox

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing WriterXander Bogaerts steals another bag. Photo courtesy of espn.comThe Sox are off to a great start this season as they sit in first place in the AL East with a record of 15-10. They have won 8 of their last 10 and are certainly firing on all cylinders.Many factors have contributed to this hot start including Rick Porcello's 5-0 record, Steven...
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Red Sox Lack Home Runs, But Not Power

The Red Sox have a good offense. That much is evident. You can simply look at the 126 runs they’ve scored through 24 games (a 5.25 run per game clip) to see the production. Or you can look at the pair of beatdowns they put on the lowly Braves in the middle two games of their four-game series in Atlanta in which they scored 24 times in the four games, and their 8-0 drubbing of the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Christian Vazquez hits moonshot off Dellin Betances as Sox sweep Yanks

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez entered Sunday evening with one home run in 240 career plate appearances. And because baseball is wacky, Vazquez hit one a mile off New York Yankees star reliever Dellin Betances, for what would serve as a game-winning homer in the Red Sox’s 8-7 victory over the Yankees on Sunday. This is exactly what the @CantPredictBall Twitter account...
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Rick Porcello Continues To Dominate

Rick Porcello remained unbeaten after tossing seven shutout innings on Saturday night against arch rival New York Yankees. Porcello improved to 5-0 on the season with a 2.76 ERA wrapping up the month of April on a great note for his Boston Red Sox. It’s no surprise that Rick Porcello holds the longest active streak in the majors of tossing at least six innings in his last 13 starts...
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