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Painting the Picture for the Future Red Sox Bullpen

Painting the Picture for the Future Red Sox Bullpen

If you are a Red Sox fan or even the slightest bit interested in baseball pitching, then you have seen the disaster that is the Red Sox pitching staff.  While it’s gotten much better lately, it is still a mess nobody wants to discuss and only a few want try to fix.  As an avid Red Sox fan myself I have taken a strong interest it what the Red Sox should do to build … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alfredo Aceves, Boston Red Sox, In-Season Analysis, Mark Melancon

MLB Off-Season Closer Analysis: Boston Red Sox

MLB Off-Season Closer Analysis: Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox have had a busy off-season when it comes to their bullpen.  With the departure of Jonathan Papelbon to the Philadelphia Phillies, the Red Sox pulled two trades and aquried to excellent closers.  The first was Mark Melancon from the Houston Astros.  Yesterday the Red Sox completed another trade, acquiring closer Andrew Bailey from the Oakland Athletics. Andrew Bailey is a perfect addition to the Red Sox.  When healthy, the former Rookie of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Boston Red Sox, Mark Melancon, Pre-season Analysis