RealClearSports
Advertisement

Ortiz's Bat Quiet, Complaints Loud

AP Photo

David Ortiz is 1 for 11 in the first three games of the 2010 baseball season, and a good portion of Red Sox Nation (media included) is ready to kick him to the curb. On the heels of his dreadful start in 2009, there is little patience with the aging slugger. Especially if the Sox have trouble scoring runs as they did in last night’s 3-1 loss to the Yankees. (Curtis Granderson homered off Jonathan Papelbon in the 10th, which no doubt will start the drumbeat to replace Papelbon with Daniel Bard.)

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

No Middle Ground on Middlebrooks

Michael Silverman, Boston Herald - May 8, 2012

The Red Sox [team stats] have themselves a legit phenom on their hands with Will Middlebrooks. If he isn’t careful, some AL pitcher is going to go all Cole Hamels on him and give him a Bryce Harper-like “welcome to... more »

It's Time for Valentine to Rip Into Red Sox

John Tomase, Boston Herald - May 11, 2012

The Red Sox [team stats] hired Bobby Valentine to crack skulls, not braid hair. But five weeks into this season to nowhere, the team’s most startling development isn’t its rash of injuries, ineffective starting... more »

How Red Sox Maintain Sellout Streak

Bob Hohler & Seth Lakso, Boston Globe - May 5, 2012

At 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, in the seventh inning of a game against the Oakland A’s, the Red Sox cut off ticket sales at Fenway Park with an estimated 300 seats unsold, according to a Globe gate-by-gate review and interviews... more »