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Can We Get Chris Sale a Win?

With his second start of the season on Tuesday against the Marlins, Chris Sale did Chris Sale things. He went five innings, allowing one run and five hits. He also struck out six. Just like last season, he had a no decision to start the season. But after this start can we please get him into the win column? The dominant left hander made a huge run towards AL Cy Young Award last year, finishing second to Corey Kluber. While some consider that a questionable call one thing is for certain, he need
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Why the American League Needs to Fear Xander Bogaerts

In the hopes of a career season, Xander Bogaerts is looking like the touted prospect four years ago. With all this power and offensive production one has to wonder: did we lose faith in our shortstop? While collecting 6 RBIs, including a monstrous grand slam in a 10-3 hammering over the Tampa Bay Rays, it felt like a coming out party. This season alone he sports a .371 average with 2 homers and  9 RBIs throughout the first eight games. The offseason training has certainly paid off. During an in
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Red Sox Beat New York In Round One

While both teams sent their aces out in the first match up of the year, Luis Severino didn’t have a shot. Chris sale mowed down 8 while lasting 6 innings in a monstrous 14-1 win. This brings their season record to 9-1 while New York is sitting at 5-6 ( 4.5 games back.) Mookie Betts went 4-4 while hitting a grand slam and collecting 4 rbis and drawing a walk. Hanley extended his hit streak to 8 games with a pair of hits and grabbing 3 rbis. To round off the top three hitters Andrew Benintendi we
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The History Of The Boston Red Sox: Jersey Number 1-3

Bobby Doerr: Until recently, Bobby was the oldest living member of the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame. He played second base for the Red Sox from 1937-1951. He once lead the American league with consecutive chances without an error (414) in 1948. Throughout his career, he hit a .288 average with 233 career home runs, 2,042 hits, and 1,247 career runs batted in. He currently has his number retired at Fenway Park. Jerry Remy: The “rem-dog” played for his hometown Red Sox from 1978-1984. As a m
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An Open Letter To Felger, From A True Boston Sports Journalist

The Tragic Death of future Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay, stunned the baseball world and fans of decades alike. In the wake of these tragic events, we lose sight of the fact that he was a person who leaves behind a family who is grieving. This has me and countless of other sports enthusiasts to beg the question: How could someone criticize this tragic event during a 10 minute rant on live radio? This man left behind a wife and two children, he made his living by doing something that you or
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Why Jackie Bradley Jr. Should Be A Gold Glove Winner

Yesterday, Rawlings announced the AL and NL finalists for their annual Gold Glove awards for each position. There were a lot of deserving candidates, while some were questionable, which made for interesting debates over the last 24 hours. The biggest question to me is: Why is Jackie Bradley Jr. not even considered? The 27 year old saw his best defensive season of his career in 2017. While not only making numerous highlight catches (the famous Aaron Judge robbery), he even flashed his powerful a
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Why Alex Cora Is The Right Man For The Job!

Alex Cora has just made Red Sox history earlier this week by becoming not only the youngest manager in Red Sox history, but also the first Hispanic manager in the history of the organization. While most fans and analysts love the hire, what exactly does Alex Cora provide to the team? How can he help the team move out of the ALDS, a round that has had tremors for the club the last two seasons. At 42 years old, the 2007 Worlds Series Champion provides the winning attitude the media and the fans d
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Thank You Isaiah Thomas, From a True Boston Sports Fan

Isaiah Thomas , when I first heard that you were coming to the Celtics I had mixed emotions. I haven’t watched much of your play before you wore green, but I knew you were something special. I remember watching your first game at the TD Garden. The offense had a spark with you off the bench, and the atmosphere really showed it. I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for the city of Boston, and the surrounding states that forms New England. For helping us land Al Horford and Gordon Hayw
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Mookie Betts: An Underrated Superstar in the Making.

In a season overshadowed by the end of one legend’s career, Red Sox nation would soon learn the name of another one in the making. Mookie Betts, the surprising  AL MVP candidate, put his name on the map by taking a page out of David Ortiz’s book and hit 31 home runs in his 2016 campaign. Although he displays flashes of a raw power hitter, he was also recongnized  for his quick and flashy defense that earned him a Gold Glove award last season. Flashforward to the 2017 season. As of today, he is
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Dustin Pedroia Needs to Be Traded

Although it pains me to say this, trading Pedroia something that needs to happen. Can he really come back from surgery, ready to put all of the DL stints behind him? The former All-Star has missed 134 games within the last three seasons. Until the 2021 season, the Boston Red Sox owe him $56,500,000. That’s crazy for a 34 year old infielder. While never expected to hit for a lot of power (140 career homers), Pedroia is expected to get hits. He has a combined 431 hits in the regular season since
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The Red Sox Are in Win Now Mode

Guys like Chris Sale, Craig Kimbrel, Mookie Betts, and Xander Bogaerts are the core of this Red Sox lineup. One has to ask- will they all remain on the roster? With only a handful of years and options combined, who’s getting paid, and who’s getting the boot? With a depleted farm system, and only so much cash to go around, the time to win a championship is now. They have one of the best lineups and rotation around. With a talented manager and coaching staff to back it all up. The best part, we f
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2018: The Year of Bogaerts

After a season in which he suffered a hand injury, Bogaerts’s numbers hurt as well. In 2017, Xander hit .273 with 10 homers and 62 RBIs. Those numbers are surprisingly low following his amazing 2016 season, when he hit 21 homers and 89 RBIs to go along with a .294 batting average. With new manager Alex Cora in the mix, Xander Bogaerts is primed to have a career year. Although spring training to me doesn’t evaluate much besides the prospects, X man is showing signs of prosperity. The starting sh
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What a Hanley Ramirez Trade Could Look Like

In what seems to be a lackluster off-season for the Boston Red Sox, teams like the New York Yankees got seemingly stronger. So far, in response they have resigned Mitch Moreland to a team-friendly 2 year contract. In addition to making Samuel Adams the official beer of the team. The clear-cut move: Trade Hanley Ramirez. With a hefty $22 million dollar vesting option for 2019, the trade will be tough. He only needs 497 plate appearances this year. The President of Baseball Operations is no stran
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Jason Groome: The Next All Star Pitcher

In 2016, Jason Groome heard his name called as the 12th person in the MLB Amateur 2016 draft. After being given a $3.65 million contract with the Red Sox, the 6’6 southpaw out of Barngat, NJ came into 2017 as MLB.com’s #43 prospect. Last season, he sported a 3-9 record with a ghastly 5.69 ERA through 55.1 innings of work throughout low a and single a baseball. He has a wide arsenal of pitches that he uses to work his counts. He has a fastball velocity range from low to mid 90s, as well as a nic
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David Ortiz: A First Ballot Hall of Famer

For David Ortiz, the Dominican Republic and Boston has been home since 2003. In four years, he might be enshrined into a third one: the Hall of Fame. The long time DH for the Boston Red Sox retired after one of the best final seasons in MLB history. Not only has Boston retired his number 34 forever. The city and it’s fans have also pushed his case for the Hall of Fame. In 151 games played in 2016, the slugger hit .315 with 38 home runs and 127 RBIs at age 40. The 10 time All Star’s season ended
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The Red Sox Don't Need JD Martinez

It seems that the Red Sox are the only team in the MLB that are staying put during free agency. However there’s no need to rush to meet JD Martinez’s demands to get the slugger the team needs. We’re still waiting for big free agents to sign this winter. As of today, outfielder JD Martinez will wait out spring training in order to get the deal he wants. I’m not sure about the rest of Red Sox Nation, but I don’t want that sort of selfish player on my team. Unless this standoff comes to a close be
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Boston Celtics: The New Favorites?

The Boston Celtics have overcome adversity with great defense and rebounding. Is this enough for them to be called title contenders? Just five minutes into the season, All-Star Gordon Hayward went down with a potential season ending injury. The Boston Celtics fought hard against the Cavs in their first game but lost by three. Then they lost the subsequent game to the Milwaukee Bucks. It looked like it was going to be a long season, then something sparked. The team didn’t lose another game after
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Why the BBWAA Shouldn't Be Voters for the Hall of Fame

Another year, another article about notable snubs from the Cooperstown Hall of Fame. With all of the notable errors the BBWAA has had over the last couple of years, there should be discussion over a new template. A board of non bias, but knowledgeable people in and around the sport: the elected players themselves. Imagine all the living members of the Hall of Fame, the ones who know what it takes to make it. They gather around and introduce each year’s class on MLB Network. It makes total sense
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Why Logan Morrison is the Better Option

While Red Sox nation is still waiting on Dave Dombrowski to sign J.D. Martinez, there are other options available. One option that shouldn’t be overlooked is Logan Morrison. Last season with the Rays, he hit .246 with 38 homers and 85 RBIs. Even though the Red Sox have first base depth with Moreland, Travis, and Hanley, they need a power hitting righty to supplement Ramirez. He only needs 497 plate appearances for his $22 million vesting option for 2019. If healthy, that should be easily obtain
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