Boston Red Sox Articles

Grab your hard hats and watch your step, Red Sox fans, because Fenway Park’s going to be a construction zone. After hitting rock bottom in 2012, the Sox aren’t beginning a remodel so much as a teardown. The return to respectability won’t happen...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
As baseball's spring training continues in Florida and Arizona, Athlon Sports offers its thoughts on all the offseason movement. Here are the worst offseason free agent signings in Major League Baseball for 2013: Lance Berkman, Texas Rangers...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
The 2013 World Baseball Classic starts March 2, with round robin pool play getting the party started for the 16-team international tournament won by Japan in both 2006 and ’09. The championship round runs from March 17-19 at AT&T Park in San...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Steroids are now just as synonymous with baseball as hot dogs or cold beer. It is an unfortunate era of the game that fans of all ages must accept. Are the use of performance-enhancing drugs terrible for the body and a form of cheating? Yes, and...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
2013 Spring Training camps are open and many players will compete against teammates for jobs before taking on other baseball teams in April. Here are some position battles to keep an eye on this spring. American League East Baltimore...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Just as I did a few weeks ago, I once again examine the pennant races as they’re shaping up for 2013. Sure, it’s early, but what else are you going to read about? Bowl games between a bunch of non-BCS .500 teams? Now that some major free agent...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
It’s never too early to start thinking about 2013. At least now that the World Series is over. I mean, what else is there to think about? Pitchers and catchers report in a little more than 100 days. Certainly, key trades and free agent signings...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
As long as sports have been played in organized leagues, there have been team owners who have disgraced their respective games. Scoundrels, cheapskates and spoiled brats have always found a way to rip defeat from the jaws of victory — none worse...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Fans love it when their team signs a big-name free agent or locks up a current star, but too many times organizations pay for past accomplishment instead of future production. There are obviously some baseball superstars on this list, but...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
The tumultuous one-year tenure of Bobby Valentine in Boston is over. The Red Sox were awful under the polarizing manager, and the 2012 season was the first time the franchise had lost 90 or more games since 1966. There was constant turmoil...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Trading baseball players between teams has been part of the charm of the game since the 1800s. Ornery players traded after disputes with managers, struggling players traded for one another in hopes that a change of scenery will bring life back to...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
0-8 Boston’s Adrian Gonzalez suffered through an 0-fer day against Baltimore in the Red Sox’ 9-6 loss in 17 innings. The first baseman struck out in the 17th representing the tying run against the Orioles’ Chris Davis, who began the day simply...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for April 20. • Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe has the Beantown perspective on Fenway Park turning 100 years old. • Cedric Golden breaks down the Oklahoma...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and the Weekend Rundown every Thursday. Ailing Outfielders It’s been a tough week for outfielders around MLB, with Arizona’s Chris Young, Boston...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
Regardless what the standings look like now, with the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox teetering near the bottom of the AL East, they are not likely to end the season there. The Baltimore Orioles are bad enough that they won’t let it...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
AL East 1. New York 2. Tampa Bay (wild card) 3. Boston 4. Toronto 5. Baltimore It’s official. The Tampa Bay Rays are consistently competing with the rich boys up north. Make no mistake, the Yankees are clearly the team to beat in the AL...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Q: On the scoreboard on the Green Monster at Fenway Park, there is Morse code in two places spelling out “TAY” and “JRY.” What is the story behind these markings? And isn’t the “R” rendered incorrectly? — Charlie Kelly, Natick, Mass. A: Your...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
Boston Red Sox If you navigated last September without shaming yourself, your family, your employers and the city you call home, congratulations! You had a better month than the Red Sox. When September began, they led the AL East and owned the...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
--By Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman) Since the St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th World Series in late October, the baseball world has witnessed many major moves and risky contracts — and that was with the big-money Yankees and Red Sox staying...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
— by Mark Ross Pitchers are scheduled to report to spring training in less than a month, and if Major League Baseball’s offseason is any indication, a lot of teams’ postseason hopes will be riding on those arms that will get tuned up in Florida...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
The pitchers who usually finish games have been the starters of baseball’s offseason news. With free against like Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder anticipated to take weeks before signing contracts, two prominent closers have the “hot stove”...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
With the World Series in the rear-view mirror and the hot stove just beginning to heat up, it's time to hand out some awards to this year's best performers on the diamond. The Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) started handing out...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Dave Henderson called timeout and stepped out of the batter’s box. He had just fouled off a fastball out over the plate. The Boston Red Sox center fielder grimaced. “There’s a lot of thinking that goes into a timeout called with the pitcher on...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
by Charlie Miller The 2011 World Series is evolving into one of the classic matchups in history. We’ve seen a 1-0 game through eight innings won in the ninth with two sac flies. We’ve seen a monumental blowout with Albert Pujols making history...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
by Charlie Miller The 2011 World Series is evolving into one of the classic matchups in history. We’ve seen a 1-0 game through eight innings won in the ninth with two sac flies. We’ve seen a monumental blowout with Albert Pujols making history...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago

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