Red Sox Playing Smart with JD Martinez; Yanks Team To Beat, but Sox Will Contend

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 …

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Christmas Comes Early: Red Sox Acquire Chris Sale

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).

Red Sox Introduce Ace David Price To Rotation

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 …

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Red Sox Leaning Away From Analytics, Emphasizing Scouting?

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 …

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