Boston Red Sox Analysis

2018 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

Dec 26, 2018 5:34 PM

The Red Sox, Astros and Dodgers comprise this year's top-3 with the Yankees and Cubs right behind them. Read more »

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Bound For Glory: On The 2018 World Champion Boston Red Sox

by John Watson

Oct 30, 2018 4:07 PM

No curse was broken, no drought was extinguished. But Boston's 2018 World Series win was a truly remarkable achievement by a truly remarkable team. Read more »

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers

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A World Series We Deserve: Boston Red Sox Vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

by John Watson

Oct 22, 2018 6:32 PM

This should be a closely matched series between arguably the best teams in their respective leagues and that makes seven games seem about right. Read more »

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, IQ

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2018 ALCS Preview: Houston Astros Vs. Boston Red Sox

by John Watson

The ALCS is a thing of beauty with two regular-season behemoths fighting for a spot in the World Series. Read more »
Mayhaps Valid Predictions: Thoughts On The MLB MVP Awards

by John Watson

On the Mookie Betts versus Mike Trout race in the AL and the wideopen race in the NL. Read more »
Pitch Perfection: Cy Young Award Predictions

by John Watson

On the candidates including Blake Snell, Jacob deGrom, Chris Sale, Aaron Nola and more. Read more »
All Betts Are On: On Mookie's Superlative Start

by John Watson

Mookie Betts has been putting up numbers that could make the "best player in baseball" conversation more interesting. Read more »
Predictions For The 2018 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Predicting the regular season awards, division winners and what will happen in the always unpredictable October. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: AL East

by John Watson

How the Yankees, Red Sox, Rays, Jays and Orioles looked to improve this winter. Read more »
2017 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Astros, Dodgers, Yankees, Indians and Cubs comprise our top-5 as we enter 2018. Read more »
Grading The Deals: Eduardo Nunez, Anthony Swarzak, Pat Neshek

by John Watson

On Eduardo Nunez to the Red Sox, Anthony Swarzak to the Brewers and Pat Neshek to the Rockies. Read more »
Red Sox Roll: The (David) Price Is Right

by John Watson

While it's too early to say whether David Price will stay healthy, much less what sort of season he is going to have, his very presence on the mound couldn't have come at a better time for the Red Sox. Read more »
Predictions For The 2017 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Here are some predictions for the 2017 season, organized by team. If we make enough; some safe, some crazy, surely, we'll get some right, right? Cue: the rumbling laughter of the baseball gods. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: AL East

by John Watson

After an aggressive offseason, the Red Sox are the favorites to win the toughest division in the MLB even though any of the four teams could reach the playoffs. Read more »
2016 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Cubs won the 2016 World Series but they rank behind the Dodgers and Red Sox in terms of the value of their collective assets. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Red Sox (Un)Surprisingly Trade For Chris Sale

by Andrew Perna

While it came as a surprise that the Red Sox won the Chris Sale sweepstakes, the architect of the trade has a long history of blockbuster trades. Read more »
One-Run And Done: The Most Lucky And Unlucky AL Contenders

by John Watson

Individual teams' records in one-run games are having a profound effect on the playoff races in the AL this season, and it's worth taking a look at, because itís pretty wild. Read more »
Halfway To Home: Midseason Meanderings On AL Contenders

by John Watson

With a few more teams being little more than a sweep of a fellow Wild Card wannabe away from a playoff spot, there's more intrigue in the standings in the AL (eight teams fighting for two spots!!!), even if it means less excitement in the form of bodies on the block before the trade deadline. Read more »
Addicted To Chaos: On Steven Wright And Knuckleballin'

by John Watson

In a time when pitchers are throwing harder and harder, when teams are always on the lookout for the next Moneyball-style advantage, we'll see more pitchers joining this exclusive club and bringing a little more chaos to the masses. Read more »
Never Too Early To Be Proactive

by Andrew Perna

Using the depth of their farm system to trade for a starter so early in the season is unorthodox, but it would also give the Red Sox a better chance to make a postseason run. Read more »

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