Peter Gammons: 2017 Predictions (Part II)

Back in time when the Red Sox held spring training in Winter Haven, Florida, on the banks of Lake Lulu in the land of Goat Milk Fudge and the Fossil Museum, a great Boston television sportsman named Bob Lobel would annually drive a player to Lakeland to Madame Christine’s House of Palmistry to try to […]

Coffee and Clippings: Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada triples in debut

David Dorsey (@DavidADorsey) of The News Press writes that Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada tripled in his debut… The switch-hitting Moncada started at second base and hit third in the lineup. Batting right-handed against Orioles left-handed pitching prospect Jonathan Ramos, Moncada smashed the third pitch he saw to deep right-center field for a standup triple. […]

Red Sox Position Players: As of Today

If you haven’t heard by now, the Red Sox have been negotiating deals with both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval that would bring them to Boston for the next 5 years. Assuming the rumors are true, this would leave a significant surplus of position players.  So let us take a look at the Red Sox roster, […]

In Boston, the kids are not alright

The  Red Sox have already started their Thanksgiving gluttony, probably not the best lede to put under a picture of The Panda. Boston is certainly putting their money where their mouth is in their desire to go from worst-to first-to-worst-to-first as they are in the process of signing both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval to […]

Red Sox rookies bring hope for a brighter future

The Red Sox have had a forgettable year in the sense that they massively underachieved in the first half of the season, forcing the hands upstairs to clean house at the trade deadline. But if anything good came out of it, it was the emergence of some great young talent. The Red Sox this season have […]

Stats report: Adam Jones has a bad case of walkaphobia

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. 1) Orioles CF Adam Jones set the MLB record for most PA in May with 1 or less BB (133). (STATS) Jones has been 20+ BB below the league average […]

Peter Gammons: Bringing back Stephen Drew only part of the answer for Red Sox

Bringing back Stephen Drew wasn’t about Xander Bogaerts. Now, has Bogaerts been Andrelton Simmons defensively? No, and his two errors Tuesday night may have come from the distraction, and hence was a sign of being the age of a college junior. But Bogaerts leads American League shortstops in on base percentage (.372) and is fourth […]

Coffee and Clippings: Garin Cecchini on his defense, “I will improve”

Tim Britton (@TimBritton) of the Providence Journal talks about Garin Cecchini’s defense and how he says it will improve… Cecchini made four errors in a three-game stretch in Indianapolis last week. When Will Middlebrooks landed on the disabled list Friday, the Red Sox called up Brock Holt to play third rather than Cecchini. Boston manager John Farrell justified the […]

Peter Gammons: Bogaerts, Red Sox youth shines bright on Boston’s future

Fort Myers, Fla.—It was an at-bat Max Scherzer was still talking about, ten days ago, across the state in Lakeland. Game Six, ALCS, seventh inning, Tigers up 2-1 fighting elimination, Jonny Gomes on second, one out, Xander Bogaerts, 21 years old with 50 career regular season plate appearances of experience, at the plate. “I still […]

Marlins looking for third, second and catching help

  It appears that Dan Jennings has flexibility Larry Beinfest did not, and as he has reconstructed his front office with the additions of Craig Weissmann from Oakland, Jeff McAvoy from Tampa and Mike Berger from Arizona, some flexibility as far as trades are concerned. The Marlins have a wealth of young pitchers, starting with […]