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Red Sox Exercise $6 Million Option for Marco Scutaro – Fenway Park 10/31/11

The Red Sox exercised the $6 million club option for Marco Scutaro’s shortstop services in 2012. Scutaro was the team’s lone offensive bright spot down the stretch – hitting .387 during the final month of the season. During the last decade only Manny Ramirez (.396 batting average in 2002) and David Ortiz (.396 batting […]

Red Sox To Interview Manager Candidates Next Week – Fenway Park 10/28/11

The Red Sox will begin interviewing manager candidates early next week once the World Series is over. Red Sox President and CEO Lary Lucchino gave a little insight into how the process will work, but really didn’t say too much when he spoke with WEEI radio earlier this morning: “I wouldn’t read too much […]

John Lackey To Have Tommy John Surgery – Fenway Park 10/26/11

Oh well – no trading John Lackey now that he needs Tommy John surgery to repair his right elbow. Lackey had an MRI and Dr. Lewis Yocum examined Lackey and Yocum recommended the surgery for Lackey. He will miss the entire 2012 MLB season.

Lackey was placed on the DL earlier in 2011 with […]

Red Sox Promote Ben Cherington to General Manager – Fenway Park 10/25/11

As expected, the Red Sox named Ben Cherington their new General Manager on Tuesday at Fenway Park. Cherington was thrilled with the promotion: “I’m incredibly honored to be given this opportunity… I truly believe there is no ownership group in baseball that;s more committed to winning or better to work with than this group […]

Done Deal – Epstein to Cubs – But Compensation Still To Be Decided – Fenway Park 10/21/11

We’re still waiting to hear that the Cubs and Red Sox have agreed upon the “compensation issue” to complete the Cubs hiring of Red Sox GM Theo Epstein as their new President of Baseball Operations. We all thought it would be today – a World Series off-day – but it looks like it is […]

Picture of Unruly ClubHouse Mars Tito’s Memory & Could Have Led to September Swoon – Fenway Park 10/17/11

What really happened and what really brought about the Red Sox September swoon in which they blew a 9-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays to fail to make the post-season for the 2nd year in a row? These are 2 questions for which we’ll probably never really know the truth.

The Boston Globe […]

Jacoby Ellsbury Wins Comeback Player of the Year Award – Will He Add MVP Trophy Too?! – Fenway Park 10/14/11

Given all the Francons/Epstein/Management issues the last few weeks, I thought I would focus on a “positive” today. Jacoby Ellsbury won the AL comeback player of the year award yesterday and there is a lot to be thankful for with the improved play of Ellsbury.

Ellsbury racked up a whopping 660 at-bats in 158 […]

Good Bye Theo – Thanks for the Memories – Fenway Park 10/12/11

Looks like the Cubs Chariman Tom Ricketts has lured GM Theo Epstein away from the Sox to take over the floundering Cubs. Given how BAD the Cubs have been the last 2 years – 2 straight 90-loss campaigns – this is probably more of a statement of how bad things are between Theo and […]

Theo Still Has Support of Red Sox Ownership – For Now – Fenway Park 10/10/11

Theo Epstein still has what it takes to have the backing of Red Sox ownership, including John Henry. WEEI Boston interviewed Henry on Friday and Henry made it clear that they want Theo to continue to lead the Red Sox team. Henry made the following comments when asked if Theo was still the “right” […]

Future Still Bright for Red Sox Organization – Fenway Park 10/7/11

Plain and simple – the future is still bright for the Red Sox organization. Despite the monumental collapse in which the Red Sox lost 20 of their final 27 games to become the 1st major league team to blow a 9-game September lead and miss the post-season. Despite the parting of ways with 8-year […]