1. Boston Red Sox: "It's the Offense, Stupid!"

    One of the elements of Bill Clinton's successful 1992 presidential campaign to unseat George Bush was his effective use of the phrase " It's the economy, stupid! " to remind the ...

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  2. Boston Red Sox Opening Day Concerns: Can Aceves, Melancon Close out Big Games?

    The night before Thursday's Boston Red Sox/ Detroit Tigers opener, former Red Sox closer Dick Drago told me,"I don't like the idea of Aceves as closer...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about over 2 years ago 949 reads 7 comments

  3. Boston Red Sox: 10 Burning Questions Heading into Opening Day

    Back on February 22, I wrote an article entitled, "22 Biggest Question Marks Heading into Spring Training." As Opening Day approaches, let's see which of those questions remain unanswered and which new questions have arisen...

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  4. Boston Red Sox: Andrew Bailey Hurt, Is DL Possible for New Closer?

    Reports out of spring training suggest the part of the reason Alfredo Aceves is going back to the Red Sox's bullpen is because of concerns about new closer Andrew Bailey's health...

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  5. Boston Red Sox Final Roster: Is There a Starting Pitcher Trade Still to Come?

    The fact that manager Bobby Valentine and Red Sox brass have been so non-committal about announcing a starting rotation leads one to believe there might be one last deal in the works...

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  6. Boston Red Sox: 9 Good Signs from Clay Buchholz Already This Spring

    A disclaimer, to start. I love Clay Buchholz . I've loved him since September 1, 2007, when he no-hit the Baltimore Orioles , 10-0, in just his second major league start...

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  7. Boston Red Sox: Jenny Dell's TV Debut as Heidi Watney's Replacement

    I don't really envy Jenny Dell, coming in to Red Sox Nation after Heidi Watney. On Jan. 28, I expressed my surprise that Jenny, a relative unknown from the hinterlands of ESPN's fringe sports coverage, would be Heidi's replacement ...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about over 2 years ago 43,624 reads 5 comments

  8. Boston Red Sox Should Consider Re-Signing LH Reliever Trever Miller

    Over the past week or so, rumblings out of the Red Sox camp suggest they are still in the market for an inexpensive left-handed arm for the bullpen...

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  9. Boston Red Sox: 16 Most Clutch Pitchers in Franchise History

    The biggest problem in writing this story was to try to come up with a definition of "clutch," and decide whether or not it was important to try to use it consistently...

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  10. San Diego Padres: 5 Most Intriguing Spring Position Battles

    San Diego's biggest roster competition has traditionally been among the pitchers, as starters like Mat Latos develop and move on, to be replaced by other prospects...

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  11. Boston Red Sox: 10 Reasons for and Against Signing Phillies SP Joe Blanton

    Phillies RHP Joe Blanton has been linked to Red Sox rumors over the past few days. Jim Salisbury of PhilliesInsider reported Red Sox scouts were in the stands last week when Blanton took the mound for his first spring training start...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about over 2 years ago 2,548 reads 5 comments

  12. MLB Free Agency: Yanks, Red Sox Fight for Miguel Montero? 7 Factors to Consider

    The Arizona Diamondbacks and their 28-year-old All-Star catcher, Miguel Montero , were unable to reach an agreement on a multi-year extension, so there will be no more negotiations until the end of the season...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about over 2 years ago 4,303 reads 12 comments

  13. John Lannan: 5 Reasons Washington's SP Would Fit the Boston Red Sox Rotation

    A CBSSports Baseball Insider report by Danny Knobler suggests that the Red Sox are one of the teams still considering the acquisition of Washington Nationals starter John Lannan ...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about over 2 years ago 3,386 reads 21 comments

  14. Boston Red Sox: 5 Reasons Why Mike Aviles Will Exceed Expectations at Short

    I believe that much of the hand-wringing and gloom-and-doom predicting about production from the Red Sox shortstop position is premature and overly pessimistic...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about over 2 years ago 3,078 reads 7 comments

  15. Fantasy Baseball 2012: Red Sox RF Cody Ross & Ryan Sweeney; Why Not Draft Both?

    What do you think it would cost you in a fantasy draft for an outfielder who would give you a .289 batting average, 195 hits, 95 runs, 110 RBI, a .352 OBP and an OPS of ...

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  16. Boston Red Sox: The Second Coming of Billy Buckner

    An intriguing footnote to last week's spring training updates was the news that the Red Sox had signed Billy Buckner. Without exception, each report included words to the effect of...

    Frank Lennon Written by Frank Lennon about over 2 years ago 1,256 reads 2 comments

  17. MLB Free Agents 2012: 15 Worst Signings of the Offseason

    The term "worst signings" leaves a lot of wiggle room for interpretation, I know. Does it mean player x was a bad signing because he's not a good player, or is he a good player that ...

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  18. Boston Red Sox 2011 Roster Losses: Where Are Those 23 Players Now?

    Roster turnover is one of the inevitables of Major League Baseball, especially in these days of free agency and the luxury tax. The most visible departures from the 2011 Red Sox roster are probably the retirements of Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield...

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  19. Boston Red Sox: 11 Reasons They Will Outperform 2012 Expectations

    Few pundits pick the Red Sox to win it all this year; many have the team finishing as low as third in the AL East, including Sports Illustrated senior writer Tom Verducci ...

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  20. Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry: 9 Who Signed with the Dark Side for 2012

    As spring training starts baseball juices flowing, it's time for a look at the latest members of the "Benedict Arnold Club", as Matthew Kory of Over the Monster calls it...

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  21. Carl Crawford Wrist Surgery May Give J.C. Linares a Shot with the Boston Red Sox

    Carl Crawford 's recent wrist surgery makes it very likely that he will start the season on the DL. That will likely give more playing time to both Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ross, but it also opens the door for unheralded Cuban free agent outfielder, J...

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  22. Boston Red Sox: 22 Biggest Question Marks Heading into Spring Training

    The tumult of the September collapse; the chicken and beer fiasco; the departure of both the GM and the field manager; the loss of Jonathan Papelbon; the controversial hiring of Bobby Valentine—this has certainly been an offseason to remember...

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  23. Boston Red Sox Sign 17-Year-Old Aussie Phenom LHP Daniel McGrath

    "Australian teenager Daniel McGrath has signed a professional contract with the world-famous Boston Red Sox...

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  24. Boston Red Sox: How Mike Cameron's Retirement Might Affect 2012 Team

    Former Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron announced his retirement today, and in an indirect way, his hanging up the spikes could affect the make-up of the 2012 Red Sox pitching staff...

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  25. Mauro Gomez: Details About the Latest Boston Red Sox Free Agent Hopeful

    The signing of Gomez created barely a ripple in the pond of Red Sox Nation, and I have to admit—of all of Ben Cherington's free agent signings this offseason, Gomez puzzles me the most...

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