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How Will Theo Epstein Reconstruct Shaky Bullpen? Fenway Park 11/10/10

How will Theo Epstein effectively and efficiently reconstruct the Red Sox bullpen for the 2011 MLB schedule?  It is not an easy question to answer.  After having the 2nd best bullpen ERA in 2009 (3.80), the Red Sox bullpen collapsed in 2010.  Hideki Okajima was awful, Manny Delcarmen and Ramon Ramirez pitched themselves out of [...]

Starting to Have Serious Doubts About This Red Sox Team — Red Sox 8, Mariners 6 – 13 INN – 7/22/10

I am starting to have some serious doubts about this 2010 Red Sox squad.  I can’t remember the last time a Red Sox team in recent memory blew a 5-run lead in the 9th inning.  So how did it all go so wrong? John Lackey probably worked 8 of the best innings that he’s worked [...]

Dice-K, Red Sox Can’t Tame Rays for 2nd Straight Night – Red Sox 4, Rays 9 – 6/30/10

The Red Sox lost to the Rays 9-4 on Wednesday night at Fenway Park. The OK — Daisuke Matsuzaka – 3 ER on 4 hits and 4 walks over 6 innings.  The lead-off walk in the 4th inning started the 3-run rally for the Rays. The Bad — Manny Delcarmen – he faced 5 batters [...]

Pedroia Heroics Help Red Sox Salvage Finale Against Rockies – 13-11 in 10 Innings 6/24/10

Dustin Pedroia came to play on Thursday night in Colorado, while Jonathan Papelbon struggled again, suffering another blown save. The Good — Dustin Pedroia went 5 for 5 with 3 home runs, 5 RBI’s and 4 runs scored.  He hit a solo home run in the 4th inning.  His 2nd home run was a 2-run [...]

Lester, Bullpen Disappoint in 7-6 Extra Innings Loss to Tigers

Jon Lester and the Red Sox bullpen failed to perform well after blowing a 6-1 3rd inning lead.  The Red Sox jumped out to an early lead courtesy of 10 walks and 7 hits (scoring 6 earned runs) by Dontrelle Willis and Eddie Bonine in the games 1st 6+ innings.  But the 6 runs wouldn’t [...]

Red Sox Top Orioles 4-3 @ Fenway Park on Friday Night

The Boston Red Sox persevered in their 4-3 win over the Orioles on Friday night at Fenway Park.  Jon Lester pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up just 4 hits and 4 walks.  Manny Delcarmen blew the save chance in the top of the 8th inning with the Red Sox leading 3-2.  But he got [...]

Drew Jacked up for Healthy & Productive 2010 MLB Schedule

J.D. Drew is jacked up for a healthy and productive 2010 MLB schedule.  Although this seems to be a running issue with Red Sox players (see Daisuke Matsuzaka & Manny Delcarmen), Drew played with a sore shoulder for most of the 2009 campaign.  Drewbattled through the injury to play in 137 games and rack up [...]

Manny Delcarmen – Will Keep “Eye” on “Arm” in 2010

It looks like Daisuke Matsuzaka wasn’t the only one who should have been more forthcoming about possible arm troubles in 2009.  Manny Delcarmen saw his velocity decrease as the season progressed in 2009.  Delcarmen made a whopping 73 appearances in 2008 and he followed that up with another 64 outings last season.  A pitcher with [...]

Jonathan Papelbon, Manny Delcarmen, Ramon Ramirez & Jeremy Hermida File for Arbitration

Four Red Sox players filed for arbitration on Friday – Jonathan Papelbon, Manny Delcarmen, Ramon Ramirez and Jeremy Hermida.  The Red Sox and each of the 4 players have until Tuesday to reach an agreement on a new contract.  If the 2 sides do not reach an agreement then each side will submit a dollar [...]

Red Sox Sign Hideki Okajima to 1-year, $2.75 Million Deal

The Boston Red Sox agreed to a 1-year, $2.75 million deal with reliever Hideki Okajima this week.  There are also incentive bonuses in place based upon the number of appearances Okajima makes during the 2010 MLB schedule – an additional $50,000 @ 55 games, 60 games, 65 games and 70 games.  Red Sox GM Theo [...]