Tim Wakefield wasn’t the best pitcher of his era nor is he very likely to make the Hall of Fame. But Wakefield is one of the most interesting players of the last 20 years.
Archive for the ‘Red Sox’ Category
By: Bob Owens
Shortly after the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in the playoffs, Charlie Manuel said the Phillies need to upgrade at 3rd base.
Despite making just the second All-Star appearance of his fourteen year career, incumbent Placido Polanco suffered through an injury plagued season which saw him appear in just 122 games.
Jose Bautista wishes he could just multiply by 2.
Could Adrian Gonzalez be on his way to edging himself in?
Are the Boston Red Sox are preparing us for next step in baseball pitching evolution – the six many rotation? This is from Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com:
Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona and pitching coach John Farrell devised a creative way to use five starters despite the scheduling oddity of three off days in the [...]
Nomar Garciaparra officially announced his retirement from the National Pastime today, ending a 14 year career littered with some of the highest-statistical-highs and the lowest of statistical-lows. His career can distinctively be broken down into two complete halves; the first half being a whiz-bang-kick-your-ass-offensive-assault on the game few have ever seen from a shortstop and the second a bumpy, uneven journey down the lonely road of limitations due to injury after injury.
Now the real New Year’s countdown begins… There are 94 days until Sunday, April 4 at 8 p.m. when the Red Sox face the Yankees at Fenway Park to start the 2010 baseball season. This will be the 1,000th meeting of these two teams since 1950:
One would think this would be enough Sox news for the day but those damn Phillies had to go and get Halladay so Boston felt cheated in the headline grabbing department and added the following tidbits for your hot stove delight…
Although not yet official, Lackey to Boston is a power move that could equal the balance of power with the Yankees, or quite possibly create more headaches than it could possibly be worth.
In scanning the transactions log (yep, I do that), here are some moves I didn’t see featured elsewhere. And, yes, I tend to focus on the negative, the irrational. Bruce Chen, Pedro Feliz and Bobby Crosby – all snatched up by poorly performing teams. Coincidence?
Heading into the 2009 season, the Boston Red Sox had high hopes for their top minor league prospect, first baseman Lars Anderson. The Red Sox’ eighteenth round pick in the 2006 as an eighteen year old, the 6’5” Anderson flew through the Sox’ system, reaching Double A as a twenty year old before the end [...]