Vazquez Improved Game through Molina

When the Red Sox got the Blue Jays to allow John Farrell to move to Boston, the Jays got Mike Aviles, shipped David Carpenter to Boston, then moved Aviles and Yan Gomes to Cleveland for Esmil Rogers. Gomes is developing into one of the best defensive catchers in the American League, with, as one official […]

Red Sox Looking to Fill Void at 3rd

The groundswell to bring Xander Bogaerts up from Pawtucket and instill him as the Red Sox third baseman has gotten to a near-hysterical level. Even Larry Lucchino went on the radio to rave about him, without seeing him play. But Bogaerts is not a lock on being brought up, although as Katie Morrison posted on […]

Coffee and Clippings

Here is a quick look at Peter Gammons’ stories for the day… Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) of the Washington Post takes a close look at Manny Machado’s first full season in the Majors. “When the Orioles promoted Machado straight from Class AA Bowie, they did so hoping he would fortify their defense at third base while allowing […]

Young on Waivers

When word leaked out that Michael Young was on waivers Thursday, some Red Sox fans speculated that he might be headed to Boston. Not likely. First, it’s doubtful Young would get out of the National League and past the Dodgers. Second, it seems more and more apparent that the Red Sox are committed to Will […]

Rising Star: Christian Vazquez

Scouts following 22 year old Portland catcher Christian Vazquez have raved about his catching skills, particularly the arm that opened John Farrell’s eyes in spring training. One scout watched him for a week and did not get him as slow as 1.8 seconds to second base. He’s thrown out 50% of opposing runners. Offensively he’s […]

Scatter Chart: MLB Team Offense

This unique, interactive scatter chart provides an interesting way to examine the offensive performance of MLB teams during the 2013 season (through 8/6/13).

Revisiting the Red Sox – Dodgers Deal

Ben Cherington was sitting in the Greenville, S.C. airport last August 24, awaiting a flight that led to a connection back to Boston. He nervously fidgeted with his smartphone, awaiting the final word on whether or not all the players in what was proposed to be a monumental deal with the Dodgers had cleared, and […]

Source: John Henry Selected as New Boston Globe Owner

A source says the New York Times Corporation has chosen John Henry as the new owner of the Boston Globe. –Peter Gammons   Share your thoughts on this news in the comment section below.

Peter Gammons: MLB Roundup

  Walk-Off City Watching the Red Sox rally for six runs in the ninth inning against the Mariners for their 11th walk-off win Thursday night was reminiscent of July 30, 1997. The Mariners were headed for the playoffs, Boston’s destination was a don’t-care, and on an afternoon the M’s went into the bottom of the […]

The Value of Jose Iglesias

As much as the Red Sox love the energy and elan of Jose Iglesias, when they went around the room, Deven Marrero was more highly rated than Iglesias for the long term. In fact, when Boston checked in on Norris, Houston asked for Marrero and the reply was that he was not available. Time will […]