1. Pedro Martinez: Never Can Say Goodbye

    Like Other Greats Before Him, Pedro Just Can't Walk AwayIt's tough seeing great athletes get old. To see a legend in any sport become faded and ineffective is sad, and it's a reminder that we too are getting older...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 5 years ago 499 reads 0 comments

  2. Wakefield to Make First All Star Appearance

    If there's one player Red Sox fans will feel happiest for and most proud of this Tuesday, it will be Tim Wakefield. The 17-year veteran was one of six Red Sox players selected to represent the ...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 5 years ago 102 reads 2 comments

  3. With Smoltz, Is This as Good as It Gets?

    John Smoltz came to Boston with very impressive credentials: 210 wins, 154 saves, a 3.26 ERA, and 3,011 strike outs. In fact, Smoltz is the only pitcher in history with a combination of 200 wins and 150 saves...

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  4. Papelbon Makes Red Sox History

    In just his fourth season as the Red Sox closer, Jonathan Papelbon has already made a place for himself in the Sox’ record book. With his 20th save in 22 chances Wednesday, Papelbon became the club’s all-time saves leader with #133...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 5 years ago 180 reads 6 comments

  5. With Mike Lowell on DL, Will Boston Red Sox Make Move?

    The Red Sox were hoping it wouldn’t come to this, but on Tuesday Mike Lowell was put on the 15-day disabled list due to a strain in his surgically repaired hip...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 5 years ago 142 reads 6 comments

  6. Tim Wakefield in Striking Distance of Red Sox Records

    With 382 career starts for the Red Sox, Tim Wakefield now needs just one more to pass Roger Clemens for the most in club history. And the knuckleballer is just five wins from matching Clemens' Fenway Park record of 95...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 5 years ago 878 reads 4 comments

  7. Matsuzaka's Meltdown Continues; Placed on DL

    Daisuke Matsuzaka's season-long struggles continued Friday night. In yet another dismal performance, Matsuzaka lasted just four innings, unable to record a single out in the fifth...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 5 years ago 77 reads 1 comments

  8. To Make Room, Matsuzaka as Bait?

    With John Smoltz set to begin the 2009 season after coming off his current 30-day rehab assignment, the Red Sox have a roster decision to make. With five healthy starters already, and a potential Hall of Famer raring to go, something's gotta give...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 5 years ago 332 reads 12 comments

  9. Jon Lester Shines Again

    With his 11 strike outs against the Phillies tonight, Jon Lester became the first lefty in Red Sox history to record double-digit strikeouts in three consecutive starts.If a casual observer looked at Lester's 5-5 record and 5...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 5 years ago 91 reads 1 comments

  10. Taking Stock of the Red Sox

    Fifty-seven games into the 2009 season, the Red Sox are 33-24, identical to the record they posted one year ago through the same number of games...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 5 years ago 212 reads 1 comments

  11. Terry Francona Reaches Milestone

    Red Sox Manager Records 500th Win Against DetroitWith the Red Sox 5-1 victory over the Tigers tonight, manager Terry Francona became just the third Red Sox skipper to win 500 games with the club...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 5 years ago 62 reads 0 comments

  12. The Torch Has Been Passed

    In last night's game against the Yankees, the Red Sox may have unofficially (at least) witnessed a symbolic passing of the torch, or the baton or, more appropriately, the bat...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 6 years ago 136 reads 1 comments

  13. Mark Fidrych: Twice Gone Before His Time

    Mark Fidrych put the Joy in BaseballBaseball fans all over the country, including myself, immediately fell in love with "The Bird" in 1976. He was playful and goofy, without any hint of pretension...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 6 years ago 172 reads 0 comments

  14. For Boston Red Sox, Nothing Is a Given

    The Red Sox have dropped two of the first three games of the 2009 season. No cause for alarm; it's far too early for that...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 6 years ago 144 reads 0 comments

  15. A-Fraud Saga Latest Disappointing Chapter in Baseball's Recent History

    In the wake of a damning SI story, one with four different sources, Alex Rodriquez was forced to do damage control on Monday, admitting that he "did take a banned substance...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 6 years ago 67 reads 0 comments

  16. Manny a Yankee?

    Though this is a dreadful notion to Red Sox fans, it is quite possible, if not likely.Given that Manny just turned down a one-year, $25M proposal from the Dodgers, it would hardly be a surprise ...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 6 years ago 676 reads 14 comments

  17. Brad Wilkerson Signing Provides Boston Red Sox With Additional Veteran Depth

    The Red Sox' signing of Brad Wilkerson to a minor league contract could end up being a wise and helpful move at some point this season.A left-handed hitter, the 31-year-old right fielder has displayed power in the past, totaling 122 career homers...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 6 years ago 124 reads 1 comments

  18. Reality Check for Varitek

    This is clearly a moment of reckoning for Jason Varitek. It is also a defining moment, a moment of truth.Will he or won't he accept the Red Sox formal offer, one that guarantees him ...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about 6 years ago 189 reads 2 comments

  19. PROSPECTS ARE A GAMBLE

    There has been a lot of discussion this offseason about the possibility of the Red Sox trading a pitching prospect for a catching prospect...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about 6 years ago 85 reads 0 comments

  20. For Boston Red Sox, There's Got to be a Catch(er)

    There were some very interesting developments in the Jason Varitek/Red Sox negotiations on Friday night. First, it was reported that Varitek personally requested a meeting with Red Sox owner John Henry...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about 6 years ago 791 reads 1 comments

  21. Do the Boston Red Sox Have an In-House Solution at Catcher?

    Though Josh Bard is already locked in behind the plate, the Red Sox still need to secure his battery mate. The speculation has been that the second spot will go to either free agent Jason Varitek, ...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about 6 years ago 469 reads 0 comments

  22. FINALLY, JUSTICE FOR RICE

    For fourteen consecutive years, Jim Rice fell short of qualifying for the Hall of Fame. But this year, Rice, along with Rickey Henderson, finally got the 75 percent voting requisite for induction (76...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about 6 years ago 42 reads 0 comments

  23. Red Sox Pen Now Mightier

    The Red Sox signing of former Dodger closer Takashi Saito is a savvy and interesting development.The move bolsters the bullpen yet again, as did the additions of Ramon Ramirez, Wes Littleton and Miguel Gonzalez, earlier this offseason...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about 6 years ago 639 reads 3 comments

  24. Red Sox Still Trying to Catch Up

    Free agent catcher Greg Zaun has made his feelings clear: he would love to play for the Red Sox. "My agent has had ongoing talks with Boston and I would love to see that happen...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about 6 years ago 356 reads 0 comments

  25. POWER OUTAGE IN BOSTON

    The Red Sox wanted Mark Teixeira for a variety of reasons: he's young (29); he's a Gold Glove winning first baseman; he hits for both power and average; he's a switch hitter; and he conducts himself professionally both on and off the field...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about 6 years ago 170 reads 3 comments