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Red Sox, Mike Napoli Agree to 3-Year, $39 Million Deal – Fenway Park 12-4-12

The Red Sox and Mike Napoli have agreed to a 3-year, $39 million deal.  Napoli will likely play 1st base for the Red Sox for the next few seasons.  Napoli has a career .306 batting average at Fenway Park with a .710 slugging percentage.  Not having to catch everyday could also help Napoli’s productivity and [...]

Red Sox Back to .500; Still Trail Yankees by 8 Games Though! – Fenway Park 6/18/12

The Red Sox salvaged the weekend series in Chicago by taking the final 2 games from the Cubs, but at 33-33, they still trail the AL-East-leading Yankees by a whopping 8 games.  Not good.  Throw in the fact that they just placed Josh Beckett on the DL with shoulder issues, this does not bode well [...]

Red Sox Take 3 of 4 from Indians; Bard’s Back; Middlebrooks on Fire – Fenway Park 5/14/12

The Red Sox took 3 of 4 from the red-hot Indians, helping to salvage what has been a long stretch for the ball club.  Daniel Bard picked up win #3, scattering 6 hits and 4 walks while limiting the damage to just 1 ER.  In the process, he lowered his WHIP to 1.54 and his [...]

At Last — Red Sox End Skid with 6-5 Win Over Twins – Fenway Park 4/24/12

It wasn’t pretty but the Red Sox ended their skid with a come from behind 6-5 win over the Twins in Minnesota on Monday night.  After building an early 3-0 lead, it was de ja vu all over again as the Twins rallied for 4 runs in the 4th and another run in the 5th [...]

Jason Varitek Nearing Decision on Plans for 2012 – Fenway Park 2/20/12

The time has come for Jason Varitek to make his decision.  Tek was a “no-show” when pitchers and catcher reported to Sox camp in Fort Myers on Sunday.  But it sounds like Tek is close to making up his mind whether he will hang up his spikes like his good pal Tim Wakefield did last [...]

Red Sox Issue Non-Roster Invitation to Jason Varitek – Fenway Park 1/13/12

The Red Sox have added long-time catcher Jason Varitek to list of non-roster invitees.  The Red Sox have made it clear to Tek that he has an “outside” chance of making the team. Tek has played his entire 15-year major league career in a Red Sox uniform.  Tek helped the Red Sox win World Series [...]

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 Red [...]

Weiland Ineffective in 2nd Start, Red Sox Fall to O’s 6-2 – Fenway Park 7/20/11

Kyle Weiland was mostly ineffective again in his 2nd start in place of Jon Lester.  The Red Sox lost 6-2 as Weiland allowed 3 ER on 6 hits and 3 walks in 6 innings pitched.  He has now given up 9 ER in 10 innings pitched in his 2 starts against the Orioles. Josh Reddick [...]

Red Sox End 4-Game Skid with 8-6 Roller-Coaster Ride Win Over A’s – Fenway Park 6/4/11

The Red Sox ended their 4-game skid with a come-from-behind roller coaster ride 8-6 win over the A’s on Friday night at Fenway Park. Clay Buchholz got off to a rough start by giving up 4 runs in the 1st inning to put the Sox in an early hole.  Buchholz didn’t even make it 5 [...]

White Sox Complete Series Sweep Over Red Sox with 7-4 Win – Fenway Park 6/2/11

The White Sox completed a 3-game series sweep over the Red Sox with a 7-4 win on Wednesday afternoon at Fenway Park.  The White Sox out-hit the Red Sox for a 3rd straight day (12-9) as they outscored the Red Sox in the series 24-14.  WOW – what an unbelievable turn of events for the [...]