As a former history major in college, I’ve long been fascinated by butterfly effects, how one seemingly insignificant happening can lead to major historical events taking place. Combine that with my long-running obsession with over-analyzing every transaction made by sports teams, and you can understand how we got here: a series in which I will […]
A member of the 1967 Impossible Dream Boston Red Sox, Jerry Adair was acquired midseason from the Chicago White Sox for relief pitcher Don McMahon and a minor leaguer.
I was greatly saddened to learn that former Red Sox baseball player Lee Tinsley passed away at just 53 years old. As of this writing, no cause of death has been confirmed. Because I already had this article written up, I felt it the best way for me to honor his memory by reposting this […]
“When you come up, you want to make a pretty good impact. Some days, you’re going to have down days. Some days, you’re going to have up days. But you just want to keep that evenness and just go out there and play, and try to help this ballclub win.” – Benny Agbayani Before Shane […]
Don McMahon may not be a household name, but he was a pretty good baseball relief pitcher for almost two decades. He actually pitched in Major League Baseball until he was 44 years old! McMahon would spent parts of two of 18 seasons in MLB with the Red Sox, and pitch fairly well in the […]
Were you not familiar with effective middle relievers in Major League Baseball, you’d probably think that the Boston Red Sox signed the lead singer of Coldplay. But, this Chris Martin is a baseball pitcher, and he’s a pretty good one.
How good will Masataka Yoshida be for the Red Sox? Like most baseball pundits, I do believe this is an overpay, but not as much as some people in the media would lead you to believe. Baseball America wasn’t all that glowing in their scouting report on Masataka Yoshida, giving him an above-average contact grade, […]
The Mexican relief pitcher Alfredo Aceves has a few interesting distinctions to his career. First of all, he played for only two teams in his Major League Baseball career, each bitter rivals, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. Aceves was remarkably brilliant for several seasons, even being credited with 10 wins to his […]
Considering that Tommy Pham hit for a lousy .234 batting average in only 234 at-bats, it’s pretty safe to say he won’t be returning to the Red Sox for 2023.
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 […]