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Red Sox MLB rumors: Dustin Pedroia nearing return

Spring training games normally don't carry much clout. However, that won't be the case for the Boston Red Sox toward the end of the week. Depending on the call of manager Alex Cora, veteran second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be making his spring debut either Thursday or Friday. At the moment, he'...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 1:37pm

Chris Sale deserves his pay day right now: Picard

Chris Sale deserves to get paid. The problem for the Boston Red Sox is, there are several other players who are also deserving of the same. Sale will be a free agent next winter. So will Xander Bogaerts and Rick Porcello. And if J.D. Martinez wants to opt out of his five-year, $110 million...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 9:22am

Chris Sale extension vital for Red Sox after Lester mistake

The Red Sox have a lot of uncertainty surrounding their upcoming free agents. The club’s going to have to make some tough decisions as to which young pieces are worth investing in and which ones are worth moving on from.  There’s not as much uncertainty when it comes to Chris Sale. The left-...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 2:21pm

2019 Baseball Hall of Fame Tracker: Rivera, Mussina in

Slowly but surely, the Baseball Writer's Association of America ballots are trickling in as we get a clearer picture of who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019.  With the announcement coming on Tuesday, trackers around the baseball world have a little over half of the...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:27am

Red Sox MLB Rumors: Craig Kimbrel, Ryan Brasier, more

The Boston Red Sox got off to an aggressive start to the offseason, bringing back World Series MVP Steve Pearce on a one-year deal and following it up by rewarding postseason hero Nathan Eovaldi with a hefty four-year contract of his own.    While Boston is bringing back the large...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 12:33pm

MLB Winter Meetings are a bust: Malusis

As Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings came and went last week in Las Vegas, I can’t tell you how disappointed I was as not only a fan of the sport but one that has made sports my career.   It was a disaster of epic proportions. Not because of something that happened, because...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 11:38am

Expect quiet Red Sox at 2018 MLB Winter Meetings

The defending World Series Champion Boston Red Sox entered this week’s MLB Winter Meetings in Las Vegas in a pretty favorable position.   Prior to even arriving in Vegas, Boston’s front office answered two of the biggest questions this offseason had to offer. The Sox began by re-...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 12:27pm

The party isn't over for Alex Cora

The World Series celebrations continued last week, as Red Sox manager Alex Cora and World Series MVP Steve Pearce joined fans for a special event hosted by Mastercard at Laugh Boston. Wednesday’s festivities featured video highlights from the team’s amazing season, appearances by the...

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 4:25pm

Here is the 2019 MLB Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

The Baseball Writer's Association of America released its 2019 ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday afternoon where 20 new candidates are featured.  Among them are New York Yankees legendary closer Mariano Rivera, who is Major League Baseball's record holder with 652 career...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 12:36pm

Danny Picard: Why Bryce Harper should join Red Sox

Allow me to make a case for Bryce Harper in Boston. That’s right, I said it. Harper with the Red Sox. As MLB free agency has begun, it was reported this week that the 26-year-old Harper turned down a 10-year, $300 million deal with the Washington Nationals late last season. That shouldn...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:06pm

Athletics Red Sox or Yankees? Which MLB team should you bet on?

With the MLB season winding down, it’s time to investigate which teams to buy in on and which teams to sell your stock on before the playoffs begin. We’ll begin with the American League.    Oakland Athletics  Odds after deadline: 50-1 Current odds: 10-1 The A’s...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 5:45am

Red Sox Yankees Astros World Series odds - Futures

Metro recommends bets and fades in the World Series futures market for three AL teams.   Boston Red Sox  Pre-deadline odds: 6.5-1  Current odds: 3.25-1    The Red Sox have played like the best team in baseball almost all season and have the top record in the majors. J...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 4:35am

Futures odds spread MLB Dodgers Cubs Diamondbacks

Here’s who to bet and who to fade in the NL in World Series futures in the aftermath of the non-waiver trade deadline.   Arizona Diamondbacks  Odds before deadline: 12-1  Odds after deadline: 20-1  The change in odds belies it, but the Diamondbacks went out and got...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 4:23am

Red Sox 1-2 punch of Chris Sale and David Price come through in unorthodox fashion

It only took two seasons together in Boston for the well-compensated starting pitching duo of David Price and Chris Sale to win their first World Series title with the Red Sox. The interesting part with exactly how 2018 unfolded is what their roles morphed into come October: Price finally earned...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 8:26pm

Boston honors champion Red Sox with raucous parade

Approximately 1 million fans lined the streets of downtown Boston Wednesday to honor the 2018 World Series champion Red Sox in a raucous celebration. There wasn't quite as many people as the estimated 3 million fans that showed up for the Sox "rolling rally" in 2004, but that's...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 4:13pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

If you've still got some energy left after celebrating the Red Sox's World Series championship and parade, we've got some ideas for how you can spend your time off. From partying with Pedro Martinez to an all-star night of comedy, here are the best things to do in Boston this weekend....

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 9:52am

Red Sox with an elite young core that could win multiple World Series titles

The 2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox were the perfect blend. While a huge reason they were able to dominate the postseason with an 11-3 record was the veteran presence and in-season trade acquisitions, we can’t forget about the young core that Dave Dombrowski has in place … at...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 6:12pm

Mookie Betts became a Boston superstar in 2018

He finished second to Angels icon Mike Trout in 2016 for American League MVP, but if (as expected) Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts picks up his first AL MVP award later this offseason we will look back at 2018 as the time when he truly entered another plateau both in terms of stardom in Boston...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 3:04pm

Is 2018 team the best Red Sox team ever? Rankings

On almost all of the dozen of DVDs that were released following the Red Sox’ 2004 title that broke the Curse of the Bambino is a clip of pitcher Curt Schilling toasting his teammates and screaming, “To the greatest Red Sox team EVER!!!!” At the time, Schilling was probably right...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 4:33pm

Alex Cora and JD Martinez World Series champions in first year in Boston

It can’t possibly be as easy as manager Alex Cora and star hitter J.D. Martinez just made it look, right? In his first ever season as an MLB manager, Cora became the first Puerto Rican to lead his team to a World Series championship as the Red Sox beat the Dodgers four games to one with a 5-1...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 4:26pm