1. Caution: Tim Wakefield's Second-Half Performances Can Cause Heart Problems

    I’m going to begin by prefacing: I love Tim Wakefield. He has been a "soldier" for the Red Sox. He’s started for them, and he has come in as a long reliever, late-inning reliever, mop-up reliever, and even as a closer...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about 5 years ago 69 reads 2 comments

  2. Red Sox Need to Pass on Roy Halladay

    What are the chances of Roy Halladay wearing the ‘B’ on his hat? For one thing, the Red Sox would have the most dominating pitching staff in baseball. Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Halladay...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about 5 years ago 544 reads 16 comments

  3. Do the Red Sox Need To Make a Move?

    We’re 24 days away from the trading deadline. Somehow, the Red Sox went from in dire need of a shortstop and a DH/power hitter in the four slot to questionable needs. Are there not bullpen needs? No...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about 5 years ago 208 reads 0 comments

  4. Danny Ainge's Goal: Sign Rasheed Wallace and Grant Hill

    Talk about a full court press. The Boston Celtics are putting one on Rasheed Wallace—except it’s off the court...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about 5 years ago 10 reads 12 comments

  5. Boston's Win Wednesday Defines a Championship Caliber Team

    It was gut check time for the Red Sox on Wednesday at Baltimore. They were coming off an embarrassing loss that featured the Sox bulletproof bullpen to blow a nine run lead...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about 5 years ago 68 reads 0 comments

  6. Near the Halfway Mark: A Look at MLB Award Candidates

    It's that time again. After sifting through the dust, that has been the first half of the 2009 Major League Baseball season, we look at who are the leading candidates for baseballs awards...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about 5 years ago 246 reads 21 comments

  7. American League All Stars: Who Should Start

    The votes are coming fast and furious. It’s the annual debate of who should be an starter in the All Game versus those who are being voted by you, the fans. Yes, it’s that time where Major Leaguers who shouldn’t be selected by th

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about 5 years ago 266 reads 15 comments

  8. Dear Joe Maddon: Make Tim Wakefield an All-Star

    A message to Joe Maddon: Make Tim Wakefield a 2009 All-Star. That’s right, Red Sox Nation—your No. 5 starter deserves the All-Star nod...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about 5 years ago 373 reads 30 comments

  9. Top Five Defining Moments In Boston Celtics Draft History

    Dynasties are built through the draft. Whether it’s baseball, basketball, football or hockey, finding that special franchise player can put a team on the map for years to come...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about 5 years ago 1,192 reads 4 comments

  10. 13 Former Red Sox Goats Thankful for 2004 World Series Title

    These are the former Boston Red Sox who got on their knees and thanked the 2004 Red Sox for winning the World Series. They were goats in Boston lore. Whether it was bad plays, calls or just moves made that set the Sox in their 86 year drought...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about over 5 years ago 570 reads 6 comments

  11. Ortiz Slump Over? Stop the Crazy Talk

    All of Boston is talking about the Sox taking game one of the three game series between Boston and the New York Yankees. Boston, led by the brilliance of Josh Beckett, won 7-0...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about over 5 years ago 124 reads 2 comments

  12. Eight Moves the Red Sox Must Make for a World Series Title

    The Boston Red Sox are on the brink of either being a World Series contender or a complete collapse, like 2006. Team defense has been an on-going issue...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about over 5 years ago 807 reads 54 comments

  13. Josh Beckett Dominant, Boston Red Sox Pitching Becoming As Advertised

    Josh Beckett looks to be back. It was another dominant outing by Beckett, last night against the Tigers. For six and two-third innings, Beckett held the Tigers hitless. Beckett ran his record to 6-2 with a 4...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about over 5 years ago 133 reads 0 comments

  14. Dwight Evans: The Case for No. 24 to Be Retired at Fenway

    ‘The Man of a Thousand Stances’. ‘Dewey’. Regardless of the nicknames, Dwight Evans was the man who patrolled the Boston Red Sox right field for nearly 19 years. He did it well too...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about over 5 years ago 331 reads 1 comments

  15. Red Sox Need To Get Out of Neutral: A Simple Fix for Boston's Woes

    Folks, it's time for Theo Epstein and the Red Sox to make a move. The team is stuck in neutral, and plenty of question marks stand out. Boston's starting pitching has struggled at times and is ranked 26th in the majors with a 5...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about over 5 years ago 266 reads 2 comments

  16. Twenty Trades That Defined Boston Sports

    Before the 21st century, Boston sports teams went 16 years without witnessing a championship of any kind. The Boston Bruins haven't won a Stanley Cup in 37 years The New England Patriots had never won a championship before 2002...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about over 5 years ago 1,201 reads 24 comments

  17. Dan Duquette: Where's the Love for 2004 and 2007?

    "More Days in First Place. More Days in First Place. More Days in First Place." That’s Boston’s sports radio WEEI mocking a robotic Dan Duquette after the 2001 season, ...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about over 5 years ago 826 reads 8 comments

  18. Theo Epstein's Top 10 Moves with the Red Sox

    Yesterday, I focused my Top 10 list on Theo Epstein's 10 worst free agent signings. Today, I will examine why Theo Epstein is one of the top three General Managers in baseball...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about over 5 years ago 2,511 reads 13 comments

  19. Theo Epstein's 10 Worst Free Agent Signings with the Red Sox

    Theo Epstein, the architect and GM of two World Championships, has been a master at his craft. He has built the Boston Red Sox through the farm system and some of the gutsiest trades in Sox history...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about over 5 years ago 6,744 reads 39 comments

  20. A Penny for My Thoughts: Brad Penny and Other Opinions Around the MLB

    Through all the hoopla about David Ortiz finally hitting his first homer of the season (319 players have hit at least one home run before him), there was Brad Penny tossing one of his best games of the season...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about over 5 years ago 91 reads 0 comments

  21. Tim Wakefield: Red Sox Ace? No, Red Sox Savior

    The Red Sox, mired in an awful 2-6 start to the 2009 season, was in the last game of a miserable West Coast trip. On the mound was Tim Wakefield. Josh Beckett and Jon Lester, the co-aces, were beaten around by the Angels and Athletics...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about over 5 years ago 150 reads 7 comments

  22. Shortstop Woes Continue to Hound Red Sox

    The carousel of Red Sox shortstops has not stopped since 2004. When whining Nomar Garciaparra was shipped out to Chicago, in the most daring, yet greatest trade in the Theo Epstein era, the Sox have never solidified the position...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about over 5 years ago 267 reads 4 comments

  23. Trying To Find My Happy Place After a Tough Week in Boston

    After Scott Walker put the Carolina Hurricanes into the Eastern Conference Finals last Thursday, I found myself to lean on the injury-plagued Celtics to carry me through my depression...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about over 5 years ago 138 reads 1 comments

  24. Going to My Happy Place: A Look at Red Sox Prospects

    While I stayed up late last night and watched Jon Lester collapse again with a 4-0 lead against the Mariners, I was incredibly frustrated. Between Lester, Josh Beckett and David Ortiz, the core of the Red Sox, neither are performing well...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about over 5 years ago 191 reads 4 comments

  25. Big Papi = Big Problem: The Sudden Decline of the AL's Feared Hitter

    Yesterday's line for David Ortiz: 0-for-7 3 K's and 11 men left on base. Two balls were hit out of the infield. What a sad, yet telling day for the Red Sox power hitter...

    Dan McCone Written by Dan McCone about over 5 years ago 211 reads 0 comments