Soriano Back in Pinstripes

Alfonso Soriano has been one of the best midseason pickups, with 8 homers since July 26 and, after his blast of Boston’s Felix Doubront Friday, 5 homers and 19 RBIs in four games. With the Yanks still having nine games left with the Red Sox, Soriano becomes a huge figure in the American League East […]

Tony Conigliaro – Playing the Field

Lackey: A-Rod Should Not be Playing

Peter Gammons’ response to an article by Peter Abraham (@PeteAbe) in in which John Lackey is quoted saying that A-Rod shouldn’t be playing: Lackey doesn’t believe it’s fair Rodriguez is on the field. ‘I’ve got a problem with it. You bet I do,’ Lackey told the Globe on Thursday. ‘How is he still playing? He […]

Coffee and Clippings: MLB to Implement Replay System

John Harper (@NYDNHarper) of NY Daily News covers MLB’s decision to implement a replay system… Finally, baseball is taking a necessary and overdue step by implementing a replay system that should eliminate missed calls by umpires that are as embarrassing to the sport as they can be crucial toward determining wins and losses. So it’s […]

The Red Sox Song

Kalish Playing for Those Robbed of the Opportunity

Ryan Kalish had a disc removed from his neck Tuesday by Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles. The onetime top prospect for the Red Sox has had his career sidetracked by injuries to his hamate bone, both shoulders and his neck, but when he got out of surgery he texted Ryan Westmoreland—whose brilliant career was […]

Down But Not Out

Here is a look at MLB’s top hitters when faced with a two strike count. MLB’s 2013 Leading Hitters when Facing 2 Strikes G PA AVG OBP SLUG OPS K% BB% HR% Brandon Phillips (CIN) 104 232 .288 .319 .402 .721 30.2% 3.0% 1.8% Joe Mauer (MIN) 104 270 .287 .337 .367 .704 31.5% 7.0% […]

Coffee and Clippings: Middlebrooks’ Role with the Sox

Tim Britton (@TimBritton) of the Providence Journal examines Will Middlebrooks’ return to the Sox lineup… With Will Middlebrooks’ promotion to the major leagues last week, the Red Sox gained some stability at third base. The position, though, remains an open question as Boston enters the home stretch of the season. Middlebrooks reclaimed his starting spot at the hot […]

Coffee and Clippings: Miguel Cabrera’s Monster Year

ESPN’s David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield) breaks down Miguel Cabrera’s phenomenal season… So far he’s raised his batting 36 points, his on-base percentage 66 points and his slugging percentage 84 points. His advanced metrics — OPS, park- and league-adjusted OPS, weighted on-base average and wRC+, essentially a park- and league-adjusted version of wOBA — all correspond with that. […]

Kennedy on Fenway Concerts

Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Paul McCartney, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake have all played at Fenway this summer, all to sellout audiences. What is surprising is that the baseball operations folks say those concerts make the Red Sox less money than a regular season sellout. “The notion that these concerts are highly lucrative is wrong,” […]