It seems like a desirable job: the team consistently has one of the top payrolls in the league, and the franchise has won four World Series titles in the last 16 seasons. The last two men in charge of baseball operations – Ben Cherington and Dombrowski – were shown the door quickly after winning championships, and those moves are painting the Red Sox in a very bad light, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:55 pm
Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price will have surgery Thursday to remove a cyst in his left wrist that ended his season early. The 2012 Cy Young winner is expected to be ready for the start of spring training. Price, who went 7-5 with a 4.28 ERA in 22 starts this season, last pitched on Sept.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:10 pm
In another disappointing loss in a disappointing Red Sox season, Rafael Devers continues to make history. Saturday, in the Red Sox’ second consecutive 5-4, walk-off loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, Devers added the Sox home run record for third baseman to his resume. JOHN TOMASE: 2019 wasn’t a total washout – at least you got to watch Rafael Devers The 22-year-old from the Dominican Republic brought the Sox back from a 3-1 deficit with a two-run homer in the eighth inning with an opposite-field shot to left – his 31st of the season – surpassing Butch Hobson’s Red Sox mark of 30 in 1977.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:27 am
BOX SCORE RED SOX RECORD: 80-74 HIGHLIGHTS 3rd inning: (Shawaryn replaces Poyner on the mound) Meadows singles to right, moves to second when Choi walks, d’Arnaud singles, scoring Meadows (1-0, TB). Duffy hit by a pitch, loading the bases (Brewer replaces Shawaryn on the mound), Wendle singles to right, Choi scores, d’Arnaud out at home (2-0, TB) 4th inning: Bogaerts homers to left off Glasnow on a 0-and-1 pitch (2-1, TB). 5th inning: PLAYING LF, HOLT PULLS ONE IN 7th inning: (Taylor replaces Weber on the mound) Adames homers to center on a 0-1 pitch (3-1, TB).
Posted: September 22, 2019, 12:57 am
Kimbrel’s last nightmare outing Kimbrel’s struggles were on full display again on Saturday, and the results couldn’t have been worse for Chicago. Tasked with protecting a one-run, ninth-inning lead in a game the Cubs absolutely had to win against the St. Louis Cardinals, Kimbrel served up game-tying and go-ahead home runs before the announcers were finished reading his stats. Two pitches.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 12:19 am
The Red Sox are working toward cleaning out their front office by firing Dave Dombrowski and letting go of executive Frank Wren and scout Eddie Bane, and now it appears they’ve lost a long-time scout to Arizona. According to Bob Nightengale, the Diamondbacks have hired veteran scout Gary Hughes to work with Mike Hazen and the Arizona front office. Casas a potential gem in the Sox farm system Hazen is a part of Theo Epstein’s tree of baseball executives, and Nightengale notes that much of the Diamondbacks’ staff has Boston ties and raves about Hughes’ scouting ability.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 5:46 pm
With a loss to the Rays and an Indians win over the Phillies, the Red Sox were officially eliminated from playoff contention in a season following their World Series championship. Boston has won 4 titles in the last 15 years, a mark no other team has matched in the same time frame. But the last two times the Red Sox have won it all, they failed to make it past September the following season.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 1:01 pm
The Indians are thriving under the pressure of playoff-race baseball. Carlos Carrasco got his first save in five years, and Cleveland beat the Phillies 5-2 Friday night to remain tied with Tampa Bay for the second AL wild card at 91-63. ”It’s what we come to the ballpark to do and what we play for,” All-Star MVP Shane Bieber said.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 4:04 am
The Red Sox recently fired GM Dave Dombrowski. Now they’re dismissing a couple of his associates. Jon Heyman reports that the Sox’ senior VP of baseball operations, Frank Wren, and special assignment scout Eddie Bane will not be returning to the club.
Posted: September 20, 2019, 10:14 pm