Random thoughts as the Red Sox settle into spring training … Kudos to the Red Sox for not bidding against themselves to sign J.D. Martinez. With the Red Sox being the only viable bidder, Martinez seems to need the Red Sox more than the Red Sox need Martinez, whose opposite-field swing may not play well … Continue reading Red Sox Playing Smart with JD Martinez; Yanks Team To Beat, but Sox Will Contend
When I first heard that an ace Red Sox lefthander was heading to see Dr. James Andrews, I assumed the absolute worse: Chris Sale’s left elbow had succumbed to the violent, herky-jerky motion that causes so many swings and misses, but appears to put tremendous stress on the elbow. The trade that depleted the once … Continue reading Red Sox Roll The Dice With Chris Sale and David Price
Always a good sign when your newly-acquired, yet-to-reach-his-prime, 27-year-old-pitcher (Chris Sale) has a more accomplished career than his two Cy Young Award winning teammates (Rick Porcello and David Price).
Preaching the need for a true ace to build a contending team, new Red Sox baseball czar Dave Dombrowski responded quickly by signing David Price to a long-term deal during the off season. Price is a genuine, front of the rotation ace -- clearly one of the game’s top five pitchers. His resume includes a … Continue reading Red Sox Introduce Ace David Price To Rotation
John Henry’s declaration that the Red Sox have relied too much on analytics in recent years has made for interesting sports radio fodder, but does the Red Sox owner really mean what he says? After all, his team employs Bill James, the father of sabermetrics, and spends more money on statistical analysis than most major … Continue reading Red Sox Leaning Away From Analytics, Emphasizing Scouting?
New Red Sox president/GM/baseball czar Dave Dombrowski is bold, decisive, and clearly the man running the show. By signing left-handed ace David Price to a seven-year, $217 million contract, Dombrowski was able to persuade owner John Henry to make a complete philosophical change in how to build a baseball team while laying the groundwork for … Continue reading The (David) Price Is Right