Category: Red Sox

Benitendon’t?: Are Red Sox Acting Too Soon?

421 days. It was only 421 days ago the Red Sox took outfielder Andrew Benintendi seventh overall in the 2015 MLB Draft. Following the August 1st trade deadline, head of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski announced Benintendi, 22, would be leaving…

Firing Farrell Fixes Nothing

It is no secret Red Sox fans take their team seriously. After a miserable 10-16 June, these fans are out for blood from manager John Farrell. Reporters to fans to bloggers all want his head. But what will firing him…

Return of the Ace

The Red Sox–Giants series left fans wanting so much more. The anticipated David Price vs. Madison Bumgarner pitchers’ duel more than fulfilled expectations. Though Price took an L for the night, Boston overall took a win seeing the ace they…

Bye-Bye Buchholz

Rest easy Fenway Faithful, there is good news. Starting pitcher Clay Buchholz has done nothing but prove he cannot be a part of this rotation, and finally dethroned from his starting role. Manager John Farrell announced Friday before beginning a three…

HHTF: The Red Sox Master Plan

Hyland’s Hot Take Friday: Volume 7, Inst. 2 We’ve seen the offensive outburst. We’ve heard the fan frenzy. And we’ve felt that new baseball season hit our harmonic hearts. There is no doubt that this Red Sox season is different.…

The Deal With David Price

If you grew up a Boston sports fan, there are just some things you know. The 86 Celtics are the best team evah, Tom Brady is a God, Curt Schilling has the biggest balls in the history of sports and…

Sox Pitching Staff About To Receive Much Needed Help

Eduardo Rodriguez, aka “E-Rod” is scheduled to make his for rehab start down in Pawtucket. Rodriguez was injured in spring training when he dislocated his kneecap. According to masslive.com, the 22 year old lefty was supposed to make a start…

HHTF: The Real Reason Why Price Got Pushed Back

Hyland’s Hot Take Friday; Vol 6. Inst. 1 Yesterday, news broke that Boston Red Sox LHP David Price would not pitch at all in the opening series against the reigning division champion Toronto Blue Jays. This comes following the announcement previously…

Full Count: 5 Red Sox Issues Heading Into Opening Day

DISCLAIMER: As I was writing this, news broke about Shaw starting and what the rotation would be. Some points are written with retrospect and some are written with current knowledge. It’s that time of year again folks, time for Red…

Lay off David Price

For a week or so I’ve been reminded of how David Price is a scared little duck paddling hard underneath the surface, but calm above. The questions about David Ortiz showing up to camp started a fire storm of commentary…

HHTF: Top 5 Worse Trades In Boston Since 2005

Hyland’s Hot Take Friday Vol 4. Inst. 2 5. Joe Thornton for Marco Sturm, Brad Stuart, and Wayne Primeau – 11/30/2005 It took six and a half years for the trade to deliver a Stanley Cup to Causeway. Though it…

HHTF: Xander Bogaerts Will Be AL MVP in 2016

Hyland’s Hot Take Friday Volume 3, Installment 4 With the complete crash landing that was the 2015 New England Patriots and the constant inconsistencies of the C’s and B’s, I’m definitely looking forward to some baseball. In particular, I’m looking…

2016 Expectations for Boston Sports Teams

Well, 2015 was quite a year here in New England when it came to our sports teams. There was the unbeliavable Super Bowl run by the Patriots, followed by an offseason dominated by Deflategate rumors and details. Currently, the Pats…

The Price isn’t right

The Boston Red Sox inked the richest contract for a starting pitcher in Major League history when they signed David Price for 7 years and $217 million. It made shock-waves, but here’s what I’ve gathered after the dust has settled. The…

HHTF: David Ortiz is the Greatest Red Sock Ever

“Hyland’s Hot Take Friday” Vol. 1, Inst. 2 Where were you on October 17th, 2004? April 20th, 2013? October 13th, 2013?  Maybe as recent as September 12th, 2015? Perhaps you’ll remember them more as the walk-off against the Yankees, the…

HHTF: Torey Lovullo Could Be Manager By June

“Hyland’s Hot Take Friday” Vol. 1, Inst. 2 Last August, the Boston Red Sox were told that manager John Farrell had a treatable case of lymphoma that would cause him to miss the rest of the 2015 season. In relief,…

Clay Buchholz re-injures elbow celebrating $13 million option

You thought that was a real headline, right? That’s how fragile Clay Buchholz is. And the Red Sox have picked up his option for 2016, worth $13 million. Buchholz, when healthy, is incredibly streaky. He can rip off 8 to…

Boston Red Sox Looking At A Pair Of Young Arms

According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Boston Red Sox are looking for some young arms in their starting rotation despite being out of the playoff hunt. The Sox have been in dire need of an ace since the beginning of…

Pedro Martinez is greatness beyond greatness

Pedro Martinez was by far the best thing going during the Great Boston Sports Depression between Larry Bird and Tom Brady. Before Boston teams won Super Bowls and World Series, all we fans could be proud of was a skinny,…

Red Sox almost blow rubber game against Astros

The Red Sox took 2 of 3 from the Astros over the weekend. It could have been a sweep, but the Sox blew Friday night’s game. And they almost blew the rubber game on Sunday. Hanley Ramirez (who didn’t know…

Rick Porcello is product of Red Sox Front Office arrogance

The Red Sox acquired Rick Porcello and then extended his contract because the 26-year old fit into the new philosophy recently developed by the Front Office. Instead of paying extra for pitchers over 30, and taking the risk of their…

Another call up would send a new message to Red Sox players.

With Wade Miley laying down another stinker, which concluded the series sweep in Baltimore, it’s time to call up another young arm. Brian Johnson would be preferable, but hell give me any women’s softball pitcher over Miley. The call up…

‘Baseball code’ is ruining baseball

If you’re a baseball fan, you’re like a Marine these days – the few and the proud. For the rest of us, the situation involving the Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs benches clearing was the most interesting thing to happen…

Shane Victorino should be traded by the deadline

Rusney Castillo started his first game for the Boston Red Sox on May 22nd, about 46 games too late. In the meantime, Shane Victorino had played in 20 of the 41 games since Opening Day and batted in just three…

Yoan Moncada set for minor league debut

The sixty-three million dollar man Yoan Moncada will finally see game action as the Boston Red Sox announce he will make his minors debut for the Single-A Greenville Drive. Moncada has been participating in an extended spring training remaining at…