1. Boston Red Sox: 5 Outside-the-Box Outfield Options

    As one after another of the free agent outfielders signs with other teams, should Red Sox Nation be worried? After all, one of the top items on the offseason wish list was another ...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 680 reads 5 comments

  2. Boston Red Sox: Rich Hill, Non-Tendered Lefty Reliever, Should Be Re-Signed

    The Red Sox are rolling the dice by not tendering left-handed reliever Rich Hill. Faced with a glut of southpaws who are out of options (Franklin Morales, Andrew Miller, Felix ...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 642 reads 1 comments

  3. Yu Darvish: Will Bobby Valentine's Japan Years Affect Red Sox's Decision?

    Peter Abraham wrote in the Boston Globe that the x-factor in determining the Red Sox interest in Darvish is Bobby Valentine, who managed six seasons in Japan and speaks Japanese...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 1,088 reads 0 comments

  4. Boston Red Sox Rumors: 15 Ways They're Making Right Move Avoiding Yu Darvish

    Six years after going all in—committing about $103 million to a Japanese pitcher, Daisuke Matsuzaka—the Red Sox face another decision concerning a so-called "can't miss" hurler from Japan, Yu Darvish...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 3,408 reads 6 comments

  5. Boston Red Sox Free Agent Signing: Who Is Jesse Carlson?

    Pujols. Wilson. Reyes. Buehrle. Francisco. Bedard. Carlson. All those big-name players signed free agent deal during the Winter Meetings...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 1,991 reads 5 comments

  6. Boston Red Sox: Andrew Miller Signing May End Tim Wakefield's Time in Boston

    The news that left-handed pitcher Andrew Miller has re-signed with the Red Sox is not encouraging for Tim Wakefield, the oldest active player in the majors (he turned 45-years-old back on Aug...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 48 reads 5 comments

  7. Boston Red Sox: David Ortiz Staying Complicates Kevin Youkilis Situation

    There's no doubt about it in my mind: Big Papi's decision to accept arbitration and stay in Boston is the best news the Red Sox have had in several months. In 2011, Ortiz was by far the best designated hitter in baseball...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 4,792 reads 7 comments

  8. Boston Red Sox: 16 Bold Predictions for Their Offseason

    As Boston enters the Bobby Valentine era, questions and controversy still abound from the calamitous end to the 2011 season...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 3,273 reads 12 comments

  9. MLB Free Agents 2012: Signings of Closers Should Not Concern Boston Red Sox

    Here in southern New England, I can sense a growing angst as one after another of the top-name closers signs deals with teams other than the Boston Red Sox ...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 922 reads 0 comments

  10. Bobby Valentine to Manage Red Sox: The 9 Biggest Issues on His to-Do List

    On Nov. 23, I published an article entitled, " Boston Red Sox : 5 Things the New Manager (Whoever He May Be) Must Do." I wrote an open letter to that manager, addressed to "Dear Mr X...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 1,590 reads 2 comments

  11. MLB Free Agents 2012: An In-Depth Look at 14 Boston Red Sox DH Options

    Like selecting a closer, this is another decision the Boston Red Sox do not need to rush. First of all, there are only 14 DH jobs available. Second, there are always more DHs available than there are spots to fill...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 1,544 reads 4 comments

  12. Matt Murton: Who Is He, and Why Should the Boston Red Sox Sign Him?

    Matt Murton, a right-handed hitting outfielder now playing for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan, is the answer to a great trivia question: Name the other player the Red Sox gave up in the blockbuster 2004 deal involving Nomar Garciaparra...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 163 reads 26 comments

  13. Boston Red Sox: 5 Things the New Manager (Whoever He May Be) Must Do

    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE NEW RED SOX MANAGER: Dear Mr X, Congratulations on your selection as the 45th manager in the storied history of the Boston Red Sox. For what it's worth, less than half of your predecessors had a winning record...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 2,833 reads 3 comments

  14. Boston Red Sox Closer Situation: What They Should NOT Do

    Given the way the 2011 season ended, the immediate loss of Jonathan Papelbon may put increased pressure on Ben Cherington and the rest of the Boston Red Sox brain trust to move quickly to fill the closer void...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 573 reads 4 comments

  15. Boston Red Sox Bullpen Post-Papelbon: Don't Worry About It

    I'm not sure why many people get so worked up about losing free agent bullpen arms—even ones as good as Jonathan Papelbon. More so than any other position, filling out the bullpen is a total crapshoot every year anyway...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 719 reads 0 comments

  16. Randy Moss: Should the New England Patriots Bring Him Back?

    It was after another Patriots three-and-out, about halfway through the second quarter of last Sunday's Jets game, when my Patriots-junkie sister uttered the "R" word. Yes, R as in Randy...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 2,930 reads 9 comments

  17. Solving Boston Red Sox Pitching Problem: First Step–Make Daniel Bard a Starter

    Let's start with one simple fact. It's a lot harder to develop (or find) good starting pitchers than it is to find relievers. Let's face it, a top-four rotation of Beckett-Lester-Buchholz-Bard would not be bad...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 693 reads 63 comments

  18. Boston Red Sox Rumors: Fix Starting Pitching Before Addressing Loss of Papelbon

    While many may be fretting about the state of the Red Sox bullpen, it's important to stand back and ask why those concerns exist...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 2,828 reads 13 comments

  19. MLB Hall of Famers: Military Service You May Not Have Known About (Part 2)

    This is the second of a Veterans Day three-part slideshow about baseball Hall-of-Famers who served in the military. For Part I, please click here ...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 1,173 reads 0 comments

  20. MLB Hall of Famers: Ruth, Speaker and Others in Military Service (Part 1)

    With Veterans Day this week, I think it's appropriate to once again remind fans and the media of the long tradition of baseball's connection with service to our country...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 535 reads 0 comments

  21. MLB Trade Scenario: Why Trading Matt Kemp to Red Sox Makes Sense for Dodgers

    The Dodgers have needs at 2B and 3B and want to add pitching depth, both starting and in the bullpen. Perhaps most importantly, they need cash and/or relief from certain contracts as they enter this period of ownership uncertainty...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 4,172 reads 28 comments

  22. MLB Trade Scenario: The Red Sox & Mariners Should Do a Deal for Felix Hernandez

    Hear me out on this one before you dismiss it out of hand. I know that every previous offer for right-handed starter Felix Hernandez has been rebuffed by Seattle, and he supposedly ...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 7,430 reads 159 comments

  23. Boston Red Sox: Who Stays, Who Goes? 35 Roster Predictions

    I'm going to cheat with the 25-man roster, because the teams now have 40-man rosters and it's not exactly clear who the 25-man roster would be if the Red Sox had to name one tomorrow...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 1,856 reads 29 comments

  24. John Lackey: 4 Reasons Why Red Sox Nation Should Cut Him Some Slack

    OK folks, enough is enough. It’s time to cut John Lackey some slack. Doesn’t anyone else out there share even a smidgen of guilt for crucifying this man over the past ...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 1,192 reads 25 comments

  25. Boston Red Sox: 8 Realistic Offseason Moves the Sox Should Consider for 2012

    On Tuesday, there may be some relief from the paralysis that seems to have gripped Red Sox management since the disastrous end to the season...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about almost 3 years ago 6,244 reads 53 comments