Strange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports. In baseball, any kind of hand/wrist injury can really impact a hitter’s ability to turn on a fastball, and those players trying to come back from such injuries often struggle at the plate. Likewise, foot injuries are hard to overcome for hitters and pitchers, especially if it’s to a plant foot that gives the player power to swing or throw the ball.
If you have veterans who are not performing after one month of the season, it’s time to let them go. Someone else has to chance them on the roster; you need players performing right now. So shelve your emotions and make the tough choices that other owners can’t—and won’t—make. It will help you win in September.
Josh Reddick and Brandon Moss homered against their former team to send Daisuke Matsuzaka to an early exit.
After his first winter as general manager of the Boston Red Sox, Ben Cherington can’t wait until spring training so he can finally see how things are working out.
DA hosts today’s Gresh and Zo show and start the day off talking about the newest member of the Red Sox, closer Andrew Bailey.
Ryan Johnston and Mike Flynn were in for Toucher & Rich and they talked with Scott Lauber of the Boston Globe about the trade. They discussed concerns about Bailey’s health, why the A’s made this move and the Sox options for right field.
The Boston Red Sox have acquired pitcher Andrew Bailey and OF Ryan Sweeney from the Oakland Athletics.
The Red Sox have “gotten some play” on the trade market for outfielder Josh Reddick, according to a report from Yahoo!’s Tim Brown.
The Red Sox are interested in signing former Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore, according to a published report.
Ben Cherington said free agency is one of the areas the Red Sox front office will have to improve on.