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Theo’s Time to Shine

The Red Sox have had a little case of the J.D. Drews spreading throughout the clubhouse with with the likes of Crawford, Buchholz, and most recently Lester finding themselves on the the Disabled List.  I attended the game Tuesday night and I almost thought I was watching a game from last season with Darnell McDonald hosing guys to win games and a guy named Yamaico Navarro manning the hot corner.  The All-Star break is near and the next couple of weeks will have a significant impact on the second half of the season. read more

The Lackey Project

It has become an extremely apparent problem around The Nation:

John Lackey lives up to his last name.

The veteran right-hander who had clinched the World Series for his team in 2002 was signed with the Red Sox in 2009 for a whopping 82.5 million dollars. We all knew that was going overboard for someone who was bound to be the third or fourth man in the rotation, but Lackey had proven his worth with a solid track record seven years into the major leagues. In 2011, he’s 5-8 with a 7.47 ERA and is quite frankly the only dark spot in an otherwise solid staff. Journeymen like Alfredo Aceves and Scott Atchison are worth more than Lackey at this point. Prospects like Andrew Miller and Michael Bowden would give you more, yet there is something that goes further than baseball to blame for Lackey’s eerie season. read more

Manny being Manny….Still?

BY: Wild Thing

As I was driving to work earlier this week, I was listening to Dennis & Callahan, and Jerry Callahan brought up the question, “Where is Manny Ramirez?” That question made me crack up, and I pondered what Callahan said.

Since being out of the game for several moths now, I wondered, could Manny be done with his antics and be “Manny being Normal” instead of “Manny being Manny?” What can a 2x World Series and 9x silver slugger award winner be doing? I’m not 100% sure but I do know he is getting paid. read more

AGon to Roam Around The Outfield Tomorrow

Let me start off by saying I do not envy Tito’s position right now.  Ortiz has been one of the best hitters in the American League this year and you obviously can’t sit him for like 6 straight series, the offense has been struggling during this NL tour, and you would have to be deranged not to pencil in AGon’s .600 average and 176 RBI.  It only makes sense to try to get both of these landscapers in the line up together. read more

World Series Rescheduled for June 28th-30th

Let me start off by saying I am not a fan of inter league play, watching the Mariners battle the Marlins just doesn’t do it for me, but that’s an argument for a different day.  With that being said, every rule has an exception and the upcoming series between the Sox and Phils at Citizens Bank Park is as good as it gets. read more

John Lackey Stellar Again

Padres take two out of three from Sox after their 5-1 victory today. Not much to report here, Lackey pitched and there were like 16 rain delays.  Lester goes on Friday in Blitzburgh.

P.S.  Lackey has to be the only pitcher in the bigs who can give up 5 runs in a hurricane read more

Worth Mentioning

With one of the most loyal fanbases in all of Major League Baseball and the second highest payroll of the 2011 season, the Boston Red Sox are obviously capable of signing big names for record setting money. The lack of salary cap in baseball means one of two things: You have the best scouts in the world that help you find the most promising talent at a low cost or you have a pocket large enough to sign those that are already proven. This organization has both. read more

Miller Time

Andrew Miller makes the start for the Sox tonight.  I am not expecting 8 innings and 10 K’s but any type of productivity out of this kid could be huge for the Sox.  Injuries have hit of late all over the diamond and it is going to be players like Miller who will ride the Sox into the All-Star Break a top the A.L. East. read more

Can JoBu help MLB hit Wakefield’s Knuckleball?

So as it stands we have a struggling John Lackey, a hurt Dice K (blessing or curse?) and Clay Buchholz on the 15 day DL, but we also have a soon to be 45 year old knuckleballer who is the Red Sox secret weapon.

If you told people before the season that the Red Sox would have lost Dice K for the season and Wakefield was going to be a key contributor they probably would have said the Sox would be struggling. Well that isn’t the case at all. In fact over his last 6 starts Wake is 4-1 with a 3.60 ERA. He is now only 3 wins away from 200 and shows no signs of slowing down. read more

Jacoby on Fire

(Image from soxnation.net)

BY:Wild Thing

Although the Sox just ended their season high 9 game winning streak, Jacoby Ellsbury has proved to be Sox offensive catalyst. In his 5th year in the majors, Ellsbury has been on fire. Currently, he is ranked 3rd in Runs and 1st in SB in the American League. Though he was out most of last season with a left rib fracture, Ellsbury is surpassing his numbers from 2009. read more

NewEra needs a NewRivalry

This is quite the rivalry Alec. By the way I really loved the Mel Gibson impression you left on your daughters voice mail.

Seriously I think NewEra needs to rethink this rivalry thing. Here’s an idea, how about the rivalry between ARods forehead and hair?? Boom roasted. read more

Meet Matt Barnes (Draft Day 1 Update)

Theo and crew didn’t have to look far for to find their First Round pick when the MLB First-Year Player Draft got underway yesterday, selecting 90’s baby and UConn’s stud Junior RHP Matt Barnes at #19 overall.  UConn lacks a rich baseball history, but scouts and obviously the Red Sox believe that this kid is the real deal.  Here is the tale of the tape on the newest member of your Boston Red Sox: read more

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