1. How David Ortiz Continues to Improve Despite Increasing Age

    On May 13 and 14, David Ortiz gave the Minnesota Twins another harsh reminder about one of the biggest mistakes in franchise history: releasing Ortiz after the ​2002 season...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 2 years ago 5,731 reads 50 comments

  2. 3 Bold Predictions for the Remainder of the Boston Red Sox's Season

    The Red Sox haven't looked like the defending World Series champions so far this season. Boston is struggling to stay above .500 for good...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 2 years ago 2,016 reads 6 comments

  3. Boston Red Sox Prospects Who Have the Highest Ceilings

    With Xander Bogaerts in the major leagues and well on his way to being a centerpiece of the Red Sox team for the next decade, the focus shifts to who could be the next impact prospect on the farm...

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  4. How to Fix the Boston Red Sox's Biggest Problems Early in 2014

    The Boston Red Sox enter Tuesday with a 12-14 record and a -15 run differential, tied for second worst in the American League . It’s a far cry from where the defending World Series champions expected to be at the end of April...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 2 years ago 3,553 reads 9 comments

  5. 10 Biggest Red Sox 'Traitors' in Franchise History

    Every time a Red Sox player bolts town and dons pinstripes for the New York Yankees , fans of the Red Sox feel as if something sacrosanct has been violated...

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  6. Jackie Bradley Jr. Is the Key to Fixing Red Sox's Leadoff Issues

    So far in the early going, the Boston Red Sox have struggled to find a dynamic leadoff solution to set the tone for their offensive attack...

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  7. 10 Keys to the Boston Red Sox Having Early Season Success

    If the Boston Red Sox hope to repeat as world champions, it will all start with their play in the first couple months of the season...

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  8. Projecting the Playoffs, The Case for Kotchman

    MLB: Angels v Rangers September 26, 2007" width="234" height="351" /> Projecting the Playoffs With just 20 games remaining in the regular season, the Sox' Hunt for Red October is getting stronger by the day...

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  9. Red Sox's Road Record Cautions Playoff Success

    With Sunday's extension of the Wild Card lead to four games on the back of a doubleheader sweep (Jon Lester is the beast of all beasts), Boston's entrance into the playoffs as the Wild Card winner is all but assured...

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  10. Jays turned down Sox's 6-for-1 offer on Halladay

    I'm on the Rotoworld.com beat, and this just came across my desk:Bob Elliot of the Toronto Sun reports that the Red Sox offered the Blue Jays six pitchers for Roy Halladay at the trading deadline...

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  11. Getting to know Sox first-round pick Reymond Fuentes

    If blood lines mean anything, the Red Sox may have hit a home run when they made center fielder Reymond Fuentes their first-round pick (28th overall)...

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  12. Tazawa Slated for Tuesday Start

    Evan: Please welcome Mike Silver to the Fire Brand writing crew! Tim Daloisio is going to be stepping down from writing articles for Fire Brand...

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  13. Boston Red Sox 6.5 Behind Yankees: Defending Theo's Offseason

    The Red Sox are where they are. Six and a half games out of first place, with the division seemingly wrapped up, at least according to the statheads. And I include myself in that group...

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  14. Fernando Cabrera tears it up with PawSox, awaits call

    Will the real Fernando Cabrera please stand up? Is it the Cabrera, who from 2006-08, posted a minor league ERA of 1.12? Or is it the Cabrera who, during the same period, had a major league ERA of 5...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 7 years ago 151 reads 1 comments

  15. PawSox manager on Buchholz: 'He'll be fine'

    The Red Sox were gracious enough to issue me a press pass for the Pawtucket/Norfolk game at Fenway Park today. I barely made it into my seat for the first pitch thanks to some heavy traffic on the Pike...

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  16. Is the Boston Red Sox Starting Rotation an Unaddressed Fatal Flaw?

    When the 2009 season began, there was very little doubt in anyone's mind that the Red Sox had both the depth and talent in the starting rotation for it to be considered, not only the teams' primary ...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 7 years ago 193 reads 1 comments

  17. Q+A with Top 3B Prospect Will Middlebrooks

    Will Middlebrooks is currently ranked the 25th best prospect in the Red Sox farm system. 20 years old, Middlebrooks is currently in Mid-A Greenville, hitting for a .265/.343/.424 line...

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  18. Ellsbury showing critics (me) why he should be batting leadoff.

    This is why we write blogs--to inspire people, players. And since I wrote that blog questioning whether or not we as fans felt that Jacoby Ellsbury was worthy of leading off, he has gone on an absolute tear...

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  19. Theo Epstein 'Burning Midnight Oil': MLB Trade Watch

    Tom Werner says that Theo Epstein is "burning the midnight oil" for an impact trade. The article specifically mentions Roy Halladay and Victor Martinez. Is there no middle ground for Victor Martinez? As NESN...

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  20. John Smoltz: What Should the Red Sox Do with Him?

    There are several options that the Red Sox have when dealing with John Smoltz. But, when he is pitching, they seem to be giving away games. So, those options need to be explored. But, don't panic...

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  21. Michael Bowden Recovers Dominance with the Red Sox

    Over his last two starts, we have seen the Michael Bowden that the Boston Red Sox have come to know and love;the Michael Bowden that earlier this season dominated International League batters and the pitcher Baseball America rated the No...

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  22. Are we comfortable with Ellsbury leading off?

    Ops+ 83. That is Ellsbury's Adjusted OPS. Far from a perfect metric, but serves the purpose. But even with that, I know that the most at bats on the team should probably not go to to an OPS+ of 83...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 7 years ago 33 reads 0 comments

  23. Red Sox Trade Lugo to Cardinals for Duncan

    UPDATE: The Sox got a player to be named later too!? Wow. The Red Sox are trading shortstop Julio Lugo to the St. Louis Cardinals for Chris Duncan, Cardinals beat reporter Bernie Miklasz is reporting...

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  24. Epstein and Gammons on LaRoche trade

    Theo Epstein was on a conference call today, and Extra Bases dishes by saying the LaRoche deal had been in the works for months and was not a knee-jerk reaction to the recent offensive struggles...

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  25. Jeff Bailey Likely To Hit Disabled List

    Yesterday, first baseman Jeff Bailey suffered a high-ankle strain trying to make a play on Brad Penny's acrobatic flip to first base Saturday. He's likely to hit the disabled list, a loss, given that the Sox are about to face two left-handed pitchers...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 7 years ago 53 reads 0 comments