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Red Sox minor lines: Catching up
Let's avoid getting too far behind...
Typically I like to get these up before the first game of the day starts. So 10 minutes before midnight and after a full extra day of games is, uh...late. But it's either this, or an over-packed triple...
Red Sox 3, Rays 4: Tazawa's rough outing costs Sox the sweep
The Red Sox came close to finishing their sweep, but Junichi Tazawa faltered in the eighth to let it slip through their fingers.
The Red Sox were two innings away from completing a sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, but a rough outing from Junic...
Red Sox place Rick Porcello on disabled list
After four awful months, Rick Porcello is headed to the disabled list--and perhaps the drawing board.
The Red Sox have placed Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list with "triceps soreness," with Ryan Cook joining the roster to take his ...
Red Sox 11, Rays 7: Travis Shaw better than Joe Kelly is bad
Joe Kelly was terrible, Travis Shaw was fantastic. The latter outweighed the former.
A huge game from Travis Shaw overcame another poor performance from Joe Kelly Saturday afternoon, powering the Red Sox to an 11-7 win over the Rays.
Larry Lucchino stepping down as Red Sox president
Lucchino has been influential in the Red Sox front office since owner John Henry took over the team.
Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino will step down from his role with the team,
Red Sox vs. Rays lineups: Travis Shaw starts at third
Changes might be coming soon. But not soon enough.
Travis Shaw will get the start at third base Saturday afternoon as the Red Sox try to take a weekend series win against the Rays.
Red Sox 7, Rays 5: Sox come out on top of sloppy game on Mike Napoli's homer
It was an ugly night of baseball for both teams, but in the end, Mike Napoli was able to make the best of it for Boston.
On a deadline day which saw the Red Sox do a whole lot of nothing as a franchise, the players did a whole lot of scori...
Red Sox trade A's cash for chance to fix Ryan Cook
The Red Sox made a minor deal before the deadline, but maybe it's one that can help them in the future.
The Red Sox bullpen is a mess, and the Red Sox are out of contention in 2015. While that's a downer for a whole lot of reasons, they've...
Red Sox don't make a big deadline trade, but they didn't have to
The Red Sox didn't have a ton of valuable pieces to move, and July 31 was never about forcing a trade.
The Red Sox were involved in a number of negotiations during deadline day, but they didn't end up making a significant trade before the ...
Red Sox vs. Rays lineup: Sandoval, Ramirez sit on deadline day
Who cares? Trades trades trades trade trades!
Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez will sit out on deadline day after each had unfortunate run-ins with baseballs in Thursday night's series finale against the White Sox.
Red Sox focusing trade efforts on Carrasco and Ross. Bradley on the way out?
The Red Sox might be honing in on their two biggest targets as the deadline nears.
With less than two hours to go until the trade deadline, the Red Sox are focused in on pitchers Carlos Carrasco and Tyson Ross according to Gor...
The Red Sox trade deadline
The Red Sox have veterans to move and long-term assets to acquire before Friday's deadline.
The Red Sox might yet find a trade partner for Shane Victorino, with J...
Red Sox trying to trade 'immovable' assets before deadline
With hours left to go before the trade deadline, the Red Sox might be trying to pull off a repeat of their 2012 miracle trade.
The Red Sox are apparently looking to do the impossible and trade some "immovable" assets accordin...
Red Sox, Cubs, Padres possibly negotiating 3-team 'blockbuster'
The trade deadline might be getting a whole lot more interesting for Boston in a hurry.
The Red Sox and Cubs both want to pry Tyson Ross from the Padres. The Red Sox also happen to be interested in acquiring Craig Kimbrel from San Diego, a...
Red Sox minor lines: Here today, gone tomorrow?
This might be the last time you see some of these players in a Red Sox minor league recap.
Hey, it's deadline day! Here are some guys we might trade!
Pawtucket L 1-6
Travis Shaw: 1-4, 2 K Allen Craig: 1-3, BB Garin Cecchini: 0-4, K Marc...
Red Sox 'have interest' in Craig Kimbrel trade
The Red Sox could solve a lot of bullpen problems by trading for one of the best relievers in the game.
The Red Sox bullpen has been a disappointment in 2015, and there are no guaranteed l...
Red Sox talking Tyson Ross trade with Padres
The Red Sox are looking for a pitcher under team control, and Tyson Ross isn't a free agent until 2018.
The Red Sox have been mostly quiet leading up to Friday's 4 pm trade deadline, but they have not been as quiet when it comes to what t...
Red Sox, Indians talking Carlos Carrasco trade
Could the Red Sox find their front-line arm in Cleveland?
The Red Sox and Indians have discussed a trade that would send starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco to Boston to shore up the Red Sox' dismal rotation, according to Jerry Cr...
A year after trading for Joe Kelly, Red Sox should use him in relief
The Red Sox gave it a year and 30 starts. It's time to put Kelly in the bullpen where he can do the most good.
Joe Kelly has never been a great starting pitcher. In the minors, he would occasionally post some shiny ERA, but the strikeouts ...
Who's the Red Sox first baseman in 2016?
Most of Boston's lineup for next year is locked in, but they'll need to decide who will be playing first base next season.
For a long time now, I’ve chuckled a bit whenever people freak out about the much-heralded "First Baseman of the Fu...
Daily Red Sox Links: Dustin Pedroia, Craig Breslow, Pablo Sandoval
Today's links look at the holes on next year's roster, the trade value of various Red Sox players, and the time to look at the young arms.
Alex Speier looks at the lineup and what positions will need reinforcements next season. (