May 6, 2014, 8:38 AM EDT
This will go unnoticed in Boston and New York and the matter will be forgotten by lunch. Right?
May 3, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT
Dustin Pedroia entered last night’s action homerless over his first 28 games this season.
May 2, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT
Joe Posnanski ranks all 30 MLB managers by how good they were during their playing days.
May 2, 2014, 6:29 AM EDT
Let’s play two! Three times! And let’s have a sweep in all three of them!
May 1, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT
Days off, union beefs and bobbleheads all played a part.
Apr 26, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
He still probably performed better than the guy calling the balls and strikes.
Apr 24, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT
Shane Victorino has been sidelined since spring training with a hamstring strain, but he’ll make his season debut tonight against the Yankees.
Apr 21, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT
The Unwritten Rules strike again. Plus, I wish you all a happy Spring Thanksgiving.
Apr 17, 2014, 2:21 AM EDT
Notes from a wild game in Chicago.
Apr 16, 2014, 6:11 PM EDT
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is back in the starting lineup for Wednesday’s game against the White Sox after getting a cortisone shot Monday for the inflammation in his left wrist.
Apr 15, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT
Tests taken Monday on the sore left wrist of Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia ruled out any major structural damage. He is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday night’s series-opener against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, but ESPN’s Gordon Edes says Pedroia is aiming to return on Wednesday.
Apr 14, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT
After playing through left wrist soreness for more than a week Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia headed back to Boston to be examined by a doctor during the team’s off day.
Apr 14, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT
Dustin Pedroia has been battling a wrist ailment for ten days. Now he’s going to have it looked at in Boston.
Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers dominate the best-selling jerseys list.
Mar 27, 2014, 12:11 PM EDT
Not surprising given that they, you know, won the World Series. But here are the numbers on offseason merchandise sales from Fanatics.com: Top selling teams since Jan. 1 Boston Red Sox NY Yankees LA Dodgers St. Louis Cardinals SF Giants Best Offseason Year-over-Year increases Boston Red Sox – up 230% Pittsburgh Pirates – up 200% Kansas City…
Mar 26, 2014, 1:30 AM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Boston Red Sox. The Big Question: Have the Red Sox taken the steps necessary to avoid a post-championship decline? No…
Jan 26, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT
Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that second baseman Jason Kipnis is open to discussing a contract extension with the Indians. The two sides will likely begin talking during spring training. Kipnis, however, does not want contract talks to distract him during the regular season, as MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian writes. Kipnis, who turns 27…
Jan 23, 2014, 8:42 PM EDT
With Clayton Kershaw signing a seven-year, $215 million extension with the Dodgers last week and Masahiro Tanaka landing a seven-year, $155 million deal with the Yankees this week, the market for starting pitching is very lucrative right now. Jon Lester is currently due to hit free agency after next season, but he told Gordon Edes…
Nov 16, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT
Long time Yankee and current free agent second baseman Robinson Cano is expected to sign a very lucrative contract this off-season, making his next deal not a matter of if, but when. So far, though, talks involving Cano and other suitors have been few and far between. At the end of September, he was reportedly…
Nov 15, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT
A quick thought on the Miguel Cabrera–Mike Trout MVP race. As you might know, I had a vote this year. And I voted for Trout. I suppose that won’t be a shocker for anyone on this site. I’ve never hidden my strong opinion that while Cabrera’s the best hitter in the game, Trout is the best…
Nov 5, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston reports that Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb next Tuesday (November 12). The thumb surgery was fully expected, but the exact design of the operation could be a surprise: “I guess because I played…
Nov 2, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT
After playing through a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb for nearly the entire season, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia expects to have surgery to address the injury “probably in the next couple of weeks.” He made the announcement during an appearance on WEEI’s “Salk & Holley” show yesterday. Pedroia suffered the…
Nov 1, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT
With Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew and Jarrod Saltalamacchia all filing for free agency, the world champion Red Sox would seem to have a whole lot of flexibility this winter. Even without signing any replacements, they have a perfectly legitimate 25-man roster ready to go: SS: Xander Bogaerts: $500,000 RF: Shane Victorino: $13 million…
Oct 31, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT
These Boston Red Sox are a new kind of dynasty. I suppose there’s a question if they really ARE a dynasty, if that word “Dynasty” even means anything in today’s game, with 30 teams and the game’s structure pushing toward parity. But Boston did win its third World Series in a 10-year-span. Only eight teams…
Oct 31, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT
It wasn’t exactly a shocker, but after batting .688 with two homers, David Ortiz was named World Series MVP following Boston’s Game 6 victory over the Cardinals. Ortiz tied World Series and postseason records with four walks and three intentional walks in the Game 6 victory. He came around to score after two of them.…
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