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Andrew Bailey – Is He The Answer? Fenway Park 12/31/11

Wow – I did not realize that Bailey is as injury prone as his numbers show. 42 games in 2011; 47 games in 2010. Not good. His WHIP and ERA have gone up in each season since he broke out on the scene with a stellar 2009 season – 68 games, 6-3 record, 26 […]

Ryan Kalish To Miss Start of 2012 MLB Season – Fenway Park 12/30/11

Ryan Kalish had surgery on a labrum tear in his left shoulder in November and will miss the start of the 2012 MLB season. Kalish should start hitting during spring training and then should be ready to make regular game appearances in early 2012. Kalish suffered a back injury in April 2011 while making […]

Red Sox Acquire A’s Closer Andrew Bailey – Fenway Park 12/29/11

The Red Sox have acquired Andrew Bailey from the Oakland A’s in exchange for Josh Reddick, infielder Miles Head and pitcher Raul Alcantra. The Red Sox also picked up outfielder Ryan Sweeney from the A’s.

We’ll have more on this in the upcoming days, but it looks like the Red Sox have really upgraded the […]

Valentine, Red Sox Name Bob McClure New Pitching Coach – Fenway Park 12/26/11

Bobby Valentine and the Red Sox have announced that Bob McClure will be the Red Sox new Pitching Coach. McClure was the Kansas City Royals’ pitching coach from 2006-2011 and he helped mentor Zach Greinke who eventually won the AL Cy Young Award in 2009. The Royals did not keep McClure on after the […]

Merry Christmas – Fenway Park 12/25/11

Merry Christmas from your friends at MyRedSoxToday.com. Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season!

Problems Between Skipper Valentine and Carl Crawford? Fenway Park 12/21/11

Skipper Bobby Valentine and under-performing Carl Crawford have yet to connect this winter. While talks of a face-to-face meeting keep swirling, the 2 have not even spoken over the phone yet. Will this turn into a season-long issue? Given that both are under contract with the Red Sox for the foreseeable future, let’s hope […]

Red Sox Ink Nick Punto for Utility Infielder Spot – Fenway Park 12/19/11

The Red Sox inked Nick Punto to a 2-year, $3 million deal. Punto is 34 years old and is an 11-year vet. Once the Red Sox dealt Jed Lowrie to the Houston Astros, they needed a guy like Punto to take over the utility infield duties – he can play 2nd, 3rd or SS. […]

Mark Melancon Adds Versatility to Red Sox Bullpen – Fenway Park 12/15/11

The Red Sox acquired Mark Melancon in a trade with the Houston Astros for Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland. Melancon is a strong, young (26-years old) pitcher who will be under the team’s control for the next 4 years. Melancon made 71 appearances for the Astros in 2011 – 20 saves, 2.78 ERA, 66 […]

Red Sox Ink Catcher Kelly Shoppach, Say Goodbye to Jason Varitek – Fenway Park 12/12/11

The Red Sox have agreed to a 1-year, $1.35 million deal with veteran catcher Kelly Shoppach. There are also performance incentives that could increase the total compensation package. Shoppach played in 87 games for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011, hitting just .176 on the season.

This likely means the end of Jason Varitek’s […]

David Ortiz Accepts Arbitration From Red Sox – Fenway Park 12/9/11

David Ortiz has accepted arbitration from the Red Sox to be the team’s DH for 2012. That means he will likely get a nice little pay raise from the $12.5 million he earned in 2011 given his numbers: .309 batting average, 29 home runs and 96 RBI’s.

The Red Sox and Big Papi are […]