Category: Baseball Writing

What Would I Do With the Boston Red Sox in the 2022 MLB Offseason?

Based on the absurdly preliminary 2023 ZiPS projected standings released by Dan Szymborski, the Boston Red Sox appear to be a mediocre, but still somewhat winning team going into the 2023 season. This is without Xander Bogaerts, mind you, but is based on strong projections for pitcher Brayan Bello, infielder Enmanuel Valdez, and outfielder Cedanne […]

Every Red Sox Player Ever – Jerry Remy

Advanced metrics may not be kind to the Rem Dawg, and perhaps he wasn’t the greatest player in Red Sox history. But, without the injuries he suffered that took away three of his prime seasons, he would’ve been more than likely a league-average regular for the vast majority of his Red Sox career. Traded to […]

Every Red Sox Player Ever: David Aardsma

On January 28, 2008, the Boston Red Sox traded Willy Mota and Miguel Socolovich to the Chicago White Sox for relief pitcher David Aardsma. The Red Sox wouldn’t miss either of those guys, especially Mota who never made the Majors. Socolovich would have a few appearances in the majors, but never have much of an […]

How Billy Brewer Helped the Royals Win the 2015 World Series – MLB Trade Trees

Billy Brewer was a pretty good Rule 5 draft pick by the Kansas City Royals, a solid left-handed pitcher who would throw three seasons out of the Royals bullpen. Clearly, his work in the Expos system was good enough to give him a flier, and the scouts were absolutely correct. But, neither Brewer nor the […]

Skip Schumaker and the Reds: MLB Worst Free Agent Signings

On November 18, 2013, Cincinnati Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty made one of the strangest free agent signings I’ve ever seen with the signing of Skip Schumaker. While it certainly doesn’t go down as an all-time front office misstep, it certainly had a pretty bad ending to a respected role player’s career. Here’s what I […]

The Career Year – Sonny Siebert with the 1971 Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox had some pretty good baseball players back in the 1970’s. But, one you may not have heard much about was Sonny Siebert. A starting pitcher who was better known for his strong first few years with the Cleveland Indians, Siebert was mediocre in two of his four full seasons with the […]

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