The Tampa Bay Rays celebrated their twenty year celebration and reunion this past weekend while the Red Sox were in town for the first series of the year. It was a nice celebration as they brought in many of the players who donned the uniforms of that first team. They...
There is one more element that the Red Sox must have throughout their roster that is the intangible for all winning teams. That is a burning desire to win. This team must be so hungry for wins that they will not accept anything else.
Even though players want to do well in any situation, real or not real, they know they’re just trying to get ready for the season. Sure it’s nice to have a good spring but they’ve had good seasons before and know they can do it again.
It is critical for the Red Sox to sign Martinez or at least one of the other free agent bats that are on the table. They need the production and they need to allow players like Betts, Devers, and Benintendi to continue developing as they head into their most productive years.
Winning a division title was a pretty good achievement for a team that was last in home runs, had no twenty game winners and not one position player hitting 30 home runs. With all that behind us now, what did we learn from the season and postseason and where do the Red Sox go from here?
With just five more regular season games, the Red Sox are just three games up on the Yankees. They have some minor injuries with Betts and Binentendi, and Pedroia still has problems with his knee. Nonetheless, I’m sure all three will play. The most damaging injury is...
I still think the Red Sox are capable of getting to the World Series but it will take everyone on the ball club to play well. Pitching is always the key to winning but you have to do the other things well in order to go all the way. The Sox are capable but they have to do the job on the field.
One of the most foolish things David Price could ever have done was to start a war with the Boston media. Some fans say it doesn’t matter as long as he wins games. But it does matter. His actions have disrupted this team and instead of talk being about the team it’s about his actions and attitude.
We don’t know exactly what Eckersly and Price argued about but if it was about Price not covering first base Eckersley was right on. That’s a mental mistake and could have cost him the ballgame.
Let’s give some more credit to Xander Bogaerts and Christian Vazquez. They’ve both helped this ball club climb into first place and they play, arguably, the two most important positions on the field.