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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 12:54

Red Sox Report Card – August 2017

It seems like just yesterday that spring had just sprung and we were seeing the first pitches thrown on Opening Day of the 2017 MLB season. And now, just like that, the leaves are turning and we’re in the home stretch. Just one more month before the postseason starts.

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 10:38

Red Sox Report Card – July 2017

And now we’re getting down to the nitty-gritty.

The 2017 MLB season is four months gone. The standings are shaking out and the Red Sox look poised to do battle with the Yankees over the next 55 games for the honor of taking home the American League East division crown.

July wasn’t a great month for the Red Sox – they wound up shy of the .500 mark and bid farewell to their division lead. The bats have continued to struggle even as the pitching has flourished, leaving fans to once again wonder whether this team will ever be firing on all cylinders.

As we move into the dog days of August, we have to wonder if Boston will be able to put all the pieces together and start performing like their talent level says they should. If they do, they’ll lock down the division. If they don’t, it’s going to be a very tense two months.

On to the Report Card.

Published in Report Card
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 09:51

Red Sox Report Card – June 2017

With the end of June, we’ve basically reached the de facto halfway point of the MLB season. Sure, the All-Star break is generally considered “midseason,” but in terms of a true midpoint, the end of June is it – three months down, three to go.

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The Major League Baseball draft is vastly different from those of the other major sports leagues. In the NFL and the NBA and to a slightly lesser extent the NHL, draft picks are expected to join their new teams and start performing more or less immediately.

Not so with MLB.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 10:09

Red Sox Report Card – May 2017

And just like that, another month of the MLB season is gone.

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:21

Red Sox Report Card – April

It sure has been great having baseball back.

As always, the long winter left us waiting in great anticipation for the return of the thump of the glove and the crack of the bat. Spring has sprung and the Boston Red Sox – along with MLB’s 29 other teams – have taken the field.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:48

The Sports Edge – Post-Papi Depression

This week we look at the second part of our Red Sox season preview featuring the offense, which must deal with the loss of the big bat and bigger presence of David Ortiz.

Published in The Sports Edge
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 12:42

Chris Sale traded to Red Sox

Boston sends Moncada, three other prospects to Chicago

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 12:06

The Sports Edge Farewell to the 2016 Sox

Farewell to the 2016 Boston Red Sox, a team that, in the never-to-be-forgotten words of former Vikings coach Dennis Green, were who we thought they were.

Published in The Sports Edge
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 11:42

Red Sox Report Card September 2016

(Note: Boston's two October regular season games are also being included in this analysis.)

Quite a ride, wouldn't you say?

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