1. Salty, Tek, Lavarnway and the Future of Boston Red Sox Catching

    The Boston Red Sox began 2011 with big questions behind the dish. The starting catching job was entrusted to the 25-year-old Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who had played in only 12 games in 2010 and never more than 100 in his four seasons in the Majors...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 786 reads 5 comments

  2. MLB Free Agents 2012: Top 15 Starting Pitchers on the Market

    C.J. Wilson and CC Sabathia account for the bulk of the free-agent buzz thus far but there are many other worthy pitchers on the market this winter...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 3,482 reads 3 comments

  3. Boston Red Sox: Beer-gate Frothing Over in Wake of Latest Information

    On Monday, Jon Lester finally broke the silence that had followed in the wake of "Beer-gate," speaking on reports that he, John Lackey and Josh Beckett snuck off to the clubhouse ...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 585 reads 1 comments

  4. 25 Greatest Players in Boston Red Sox History

    Considering the state of the current Boston Red Sox , reflecting on the team's history sounds like an intriguing proposition...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 40,293 reads 8 comments

  5. Boston Red Sox: Anime Video of Collapse Goes Viral

    Taiwanese anime artists care about the Red Sox? Apparently yes. At the very least, Taiwanese anime artists care about the Red Sox when the times get rough. On Oct...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 905 reads 1 comments

  6. 2012 MLB Free Agency: 10 Players the Boston Red Sox Should Target

    With big questions at starting pitching, a lean bullpen and no sure thing in right field, the Boston Red Sox are not hurting for a lack of issues to tackle through free agency...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 4,038 reads 18 comments

  7. Boston Red Sox: "Hell Yeah, I Like Beer" Video, Starring the Starting Pitchers

    Country music singer Kevin Fowler released a music video for his single "Hell Yeah, I Like Beer" back on July 22. The entire Red Sox starting rotation makes cameos in the video...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 1,301 reads 2 comments

  8. Boston Red Sox: Jacoby Ellsbury Led Just Fine, Thank You

    Jacoby Ellsbury just turned in an MVP-worthy season, however, he just got broadsided with a sharp right jab from the Boston Globe on Wednesday . Bob Hohler wrote the article, with contributions credited to Peter Abraham and Nick Cafardo...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 714 reads 0 comments

  9. Theo Epstein: 10 Biggest Mistakes He Made with the Boston Red Sox

    Theo Epstein has bolted from Boston to join the Chicago Cubs , agreeing to a five-year deal worth between $15 and $20 million, according to ESPN ...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 3,782 reads 9 comments

  10. Tigers vs. Rangers: 10 Bold Predictions for the Rest of the 2011 ALCS Series

    The Texas Rangers are up 2-0 on the Detroit Tigers as the series shifts to Detroit for the next three games. The Rangers offense looks locked in. Detroit's starting pitching is stumbling...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 1,541 reads 5 comments

  11. Boston Red Sox: Who Will Stay? Who Will Go?

    September has happened. Terry Francona is gone. Theo Epstein might talk with the Cubs . As the dust begins to settle on Boston's disastrous conclusion to a once-promising 2011 season, ...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 5,309 reads 21 comments

  12. 10 Least Dedicated Fanbases in MLB (Not Willing to Stick Around When Losing)

    With 81 home games a year and only eight playoff spots for 30 teams, perhaps no sport tests the character of a fanbase more so than Major League Baseball...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 929 reads 2 comments

  13. Slip Slidin' Away: The Rants of a Hurting Boston Red Sox Fan

    And the Red Sox lose. Again . It almost doesn't seem fair to whine. I'm a Red Sox fan. On top of that, I'm a Boston sports fan. ESPN Magazine just devoted a whole issue to how much Boston kicks ass at sports...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 496 reads 1 comments

  14. Manny Ramirez's 10 Biggest 'Manny' Moments

    Manny Ramirez , oh, Manny Ramirez. Even when he's gone, he's not really gone, as evidenced by his headline-making arrest in Florida last week on a battery charge after a fight with his wife...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 3,420 reads 0 comments

  15. ACC Expansion: Big East Only Has Itself and Its Own History to Blame

    I grew up watching UConn basketball. From an early age, I loved the power and spectacle that is Big East basketball. That was Big East basketball. I was shocked to learn that Syracuse and Pittsburgh were planning to leave the Big East for the ACC...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 1,057 reads 17 comments

  16. MLB: 8 Reasons This Is the Most Boring September in Years

    As a Red Sox fan I can't say I personally find this September boring—at all. Boston is doing their best to squander their once comfortable AL Wild Card lead. But outside of this drama, it is a very uninteresting last month for sure...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 645 reads 1 comments

  17. Ricky's Revenge: Toronto Blue Jays' Romero Can Now Beat the Boston Red Sox

    For the past two seasons, Ricky Romero has been a good pitcher, and even occasionally a great pitcher. After a decent rookie season in 2009, the 26-year-old out of East L.A. has earned his stripes as Toronto 's No...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 417 reads 3 comments

  18. Curtis Granderson vs. Jacoby Ellsbury: Who's the Real AL MVP?

    Jose Bautista or even Justin Verlander may have something to say about it, but the AL MVP race may very well come down to a neck-and neck duel between two fine center fielders...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about almost 4 years ago 1,233 reads 10 comments

  19. MLB Trade Rumors: 13 Starting Pitchers Who May Be Available at the Deadline

    The trade market for starting pitchers figures to be a very interesting one later this summer, as pennant races take shape and the pretenders fall off, and the contenders emerge as the calendar creeps towards July 31...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about 4 years ago 4,268 reads 5 comments

  20. MLB Trade Rumors: 9 Rumors That Could Actually Happen

    As we hit the meat of June, trade rumors really start taking on a level of legitimacy. Here are nine MLB trade rumors with such seriousness...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about 4 years ago 3,741 reads 17 comments

  21. MLB Trade Rumors: 5 Teams That Can Change the Deadline If They Become Sellers

    As the summer heats up, the MLB trade season ramps up, too. Which teams will be buyers? Which teams will be sellers? Some teams are obvious sellers. The Pirates are perennial cost-cutters...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about 4 years ago 1,249 reads 0 comments

  22. MLB Trade Scenarios: Deals the Red Sox and SF Giants Could Make Together

    On the surface, the Boston Red Sox and the San Francisco Giants do not resemble conventional trading partners. It's rare for two contending teams to swap players, especially during the season...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about 4 years ago 5,708 reads 15 comments

  23. Boston Red Sox: Jacoby Ellsbury Putting Demons of 2010 in the Past in 2011

    Jacoby Ellsbury has arrived. Again. 2011 feels like 2008 all over again for Red Sox fans, and Jacoby Ellsbury might even say as much himself. 2008 was Ellsbury's first full season in the Majors...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about 4 years ago 811 reads 2 comments

  24. MLB Trade Speculation: Could the Boston Red Sox Deal for Mets' Jose Reyes?

    We're now two months into the 2011 season and the Jose Reyes trade rumors certainly have been flying. The San Francisco Giants were heavily mentioned a few weeks ago...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about 4 years ago 4,182 reads 5 comments

  25. Jonathan Papelbon: Why the Boston Red Sox Won't Trade Him Any Time Soon

    Speculating on Jonathan Papelbon 's future with the Boston Red Sox has been a bit of a pet interest of mine. I wrote an article about him for my college newspaper after the 2009 season...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about 4 years ago 1,338 reads 9 comments