1. Clay Buchholz Quietly Among Baseball's Top Pitchers Since June

    Clay Buchholz had yet another strong outing Thursday night in Boston’s 6-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles ...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about 2 years ago 357 reads 6 comments

  2. Red Sox Trade Rumors: Should Boston Consider Reacquiring Jed Lowrie?

    It’s now clear that Jed Lowrie is not an everyday starting shortstop. He’s never played more than 90 games in any of his MLB seasons since he was first called up in ...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about 2 years ago 1,377 reads 3 comments

  3. Is Jacoby Ellsbury Auditioning for an Offseason Trade Out of Boston?

    After a 2012 season that’s been a major disappointment, Jacoby Ellsbury should be quite relieved he’s not a free agent after this year...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about 2 years ago 1,817 reads 19 comments

  4. Why Andrew Bailey's Return is Key to the Boston Red Sox's Playoff Hopes

    Last night the Red Sox trailed 3-0 going into the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins . With Adrian Gonzalez and Cody Ross coming up in the bottom of the frame, if closer ...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about 2 years ago 693 reads 6 comments

  5. For Red Sox to Have Any Chance, Dustin Pedroia Needs to Step It Up

    The No. 3 spot in any MLB lineup is most often given to the best hitter on the team. He’s guaranteed to bat in the first inning and will have two of the highest OBP guys in front of him...

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  6. Power Ranking the Most Important Injury Returns for the Red Sox

    Last night the Red Sox dipped below .500 for the first time since June 16. With a record of 48-49, Boston’s now four games out of a Wild Card spot in the American League...

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  7. Boston Red Sox Smart to Pursue Matt Garza Rather Than Ryan Dempster

    There’s been recent talk that the Red Sox are interested in acquiring Ryan Dempster. On the surface, it looks like a great move. Dempster leads the majors with a 1...

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  8. Boston Red Sox: 6 Creative Ways to Rebuild for 2013

    The Red Sox enter the second half of the season with a record of 43-43, good for last in the AL East. Although they're only 2...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about 2 years ago 999 reads 7 comments

  9. Projecting How David Ortiz and Adrian Gonzalez Will Fare in the 2nd Half

    As the All-Star Break is now in full effect, the Red Sox won’t play until Friday, and only have one representative in the game tonight: Mr. David Américo Ortiz...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about 2 years ago 345 reads 1 comments

  10. Yankees Pitching Injuries Mean AL East Still Within Red Sox's Grasp

    On the day before the Red Sox take on the Yankees in a four game series to cap off the first half of the season, the team has to be happy with the position they’re in. Just over two weeks ago on June 15 th , Boston was 31-33...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about 2 years ago 400 reads 9 comments

  11. Recent Injuries to Yankees Pitchers Provide Opportunity for Red Sox

    The Red Sox are currently four games above .500 and have recently been playing some of their best baseball to date. Yet they’re still 6.5 games out of first place, as the New York Yankees have played even better, having gone 19-6 in June...

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  12. Jon Lester: 5 Signs the Red Sox Ace Is Finally Back on Track

    Although he’s known as the top Red Sox starter, Jon Lester hasn’t been pitching like one this season. He’s only 5-5 on the year with a 4.53 ERA, numbers more associated with an end of the rotation starter than an ace...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about 2 years ago 603 reads 3 comments

  13. Time to Give Bobby Valentine Some Credit

    Imagine this scenario: An MLB team that slumped to a 7-20 finish last September once again is expected to gain a playoff berth, even though most of the squad remains unchanged from the previous year...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about 2 years ago 930 reads 4 comments

  14. In Contention with the Boston Media: Why It's a Terrible Idea to Trade Ellsbury

    On the Felger and Mazz Boston radio show on Monday, co-host Tony Massarotti stated that the Red Sox should look to trade Jacoby Ellsbury - right now, that is...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about 2 years ago 2,363 reads 18 comments

  15. Following Promotion to Red Sox on Sunday, Ryan Kalish Set to Realize Potential

    Ryan Kalish has been waiting patiently for the chance to resume his once-promising MLB career. Following a 2010 season in which he had a productive—if unspectacular—rookie ...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about 2 years ago 368 reads 3 comments

  16. MLB Trade Scenarios: 5 (More) Kevin Youkilis Deals That Make the Most Sense

    Last Thursday, I wrote an article that examined what Kevin Youkilis ’ trade value currently is, and which MLB teams may be interested in acquiring him...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about 2 years ago 1,209 reads 0 comments

  17. Boston Red Sox: Why Daisuke Matsuzaka Could Actually Help Save the Rotation

    Despite a rotation that’s currently making a combined $55 million-- if you include the injured John Lackey-- Red Sox starting pitchers have a 4.94 overall ERA, the fourth worst mark in MLB ...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about 2 years ago 559 reads 2 comments

  18. MLB Trade Scenarios: 5 Kevin Youkilis Deals That Make Sense for Both Teams

    According to a report by Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, the Red Sox have made Kevin Youkilis available to other teams, and “definitely intend” to trade him...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about 2 years ago 3,544 reads 1 comments

  19. The 2012 Boston Red Sox Resurgence Continues: 5 Signs of Prolonged Success

    Although the Boston Red Sox are currently in last place in the AL East standings, they’re only three games behind Tampa Bay for first place in the division...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about 2 years ago 524 reads 2 comments

  20. AL East Turned Upside Down: Why the Current Standings Don't Mean Anything

    Although the Red Sox have won 10 of their past 13 games, they still sit in last place in the AL East with a 22-22 record. By a different metric, however, Boston is the third best team in the American League...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about over 2 years ago 682 reads 1 comments

  21. 2012 Boston Red Sox: Why They Will Contend in Tough AL East Division

    Although the Boston Red Sox have won their last four games, they currently sit in last place in the AL East with a 16-19 record. Many pundits have counted them out for the season and expect they’ll finish around ...

    Stephen Sikora Written by Stephen Sikora about over 2 years ago 250 reads 0 comments