On August 7th, at 11:00 am. it was announced that the Yankees would release Alex Rodriguez after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 12th. The retirement of the .295 lifetime avg, 696 home run hitting, and .930 career OPS, Rodriguez, will be a closing chapter of one of baseball’s darkest times. That being the steroid era.
The Red Sox have lost 5 out of the last 6 games and went 4-5 in their last big homestand of the season. Now, they are about to go on a daunting 11-game West Coast road trip. Is this a safe time to say that we should be a little concerned still with our pitching? I think so. Should Dave Dombrowski retract his statement that the team isn’t looking to add another significant piece? Probably.
There were two types of people on July 14th. People who loved the Drew Pomeranz trade for Anderson Espinoza, and people who hated it. Regardless, there was much anticipation for Pomeranz’s first start for the Red Sox this past Wednesday. Continue reading
I know there are many great things to talk about in terms of the Red Sox’s performance during the first half, but I’m going to talk about the weaknesses that the team needs to focus on improving in the second half. If they fix some key issues and continue doing the things they are doing well, we could be very happy come playoff time. But, the issues are not small.
Twenty-two year old Red Sox prospect Jose Vinicio will be one of the first people to tell you that hard work and determination can go a very long way. In the matter of a year, we have seen the middle infielder jump from A+ ball all the way to Triple-A; this progress can be credited to his fielding, speed, and versatility of playing both shortstop and second base.
I would like to start off by saying that no, Sandy Leon will not keep up his crazy offensive production. But, what I can say is that he most certainly is making the Red Sox catching situation very noteworthy.
David Price came struggling out of the gate for the 2016 season. In Price’s first seven starts in a Red Sox uniform, he racked up an ERA of 6.75. In four of those seven starts, he allowed five or more runs, some to teams who can be found at the bottom of the AL East standings. It would have been foolish to think those struggles would last throughout the entire season. Maybe Red Sox fans can just call his time of struggle a readjusting period. Because who we are seeing now is not the same David Price we saw in the beginning of the season through the first week of May.