RoY Awards: Fait Accompli?

Pre-season award predictions had Andrew Benintendi as the hands-down pick to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award and Dansby Swanson, of the Braves, was the pick for the NL RoY. Because both Swanson and Benintendi had debuted...

The Fister File

The Red Sox signed right-handed pitcher Doug Fister off waivers on June 23, after the 33-year old was released from his contract with the Angels. Fister was among the best pitchers in baseball as recently as 2014, when he...

Did Nunez Make The Right Decision Last Night?

The Red Sox’ 5-4 loss last night in Yankee Stadium will be best remembered for the epic 5-run bullpen implosion, brought to you courtesy of Addison Reed and Joe Kelly. But it should also be remembered for the 7-5...
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Anything More Is Gravy

The Boston Red Sox come to the Bronx with a 4.5 game lead over the second place New York Yankees while riding an eight game winning streak, in large part propelled by the additions of Rafael Devers and...

What Austin Pruitt Throws

Ian York uses his analytical skills to dissect the arsenal of Tampa Bay Ray's rookie Austin Pruitt

Rule Book 101: Flipping the Pen

Brandon Magee looks at the rules surrounding Austin Jackson's catch and subsequent tumble into Fenway Park's bullpen.

Three Relievers Gone – What was the Cost for Reed?

Brandon Magee takes a look at the three prospects sent to the New York Mets in the Addison Reed trade, with an eye towards the Red Sox 40-man roster crunch.

What does Bullpen Ace Addison Reed bring to the Red Sox?

Ian York brings his unique brand of analytics to shine a light upon Addison Reed, the Boston Red Sox new bullpen acquisition.

The Eduardo Nunez Era Has Begun

While the Red Sox battled the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night, General Manager Dave Dombrowski executed his first deal of the 2017 trade season; acquiring multi-position maestro Eduardo Nunez for a pair of low-level pitchers: Gregory Santos and Shaun...

Should The Red Sox Platoon Rafael Devers?

On Sunday, July 23rd, the Boston Red Sox announced the promotion of their top prospect, Rafael Devers, to Boston. The third base phenom obliterated Eastern League pitching to the tune of a 153 wRC+ over 77 games and didn’t...

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Origins of the Rally Cap

The weird and quirky tradition of the rally cap has endured in Major League Baseball for almost 70 years. Pete Hodges looks at the...
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Rule Book 101: The 10 Foot Strikeout

Brandon Magee explains why a pitch that slipped out of a pitcher's hand and rolled toward the first base line was ruled strike three.

Josh Rutledge: The New Brock Holt?

Rick Rowand takes a look at the latest Red Sox utility man – Josh Rutledge – and compares him to Brock Holt, the gold standard of super utility men.

What Effects Could the Proposed Strike Zone Changes Bring In 2017?

Ian York uses PITCHf/x and his unique charts to try and answer the question: What effects could the proposed strike zone changes bring in 2017?

A Choice, Not an Echo: The Case of John Farrell

The Boston Red Sox signed the top free agent on the market and acquired not one, but two back-end of the bullpen pieces to...