Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Eduardo Rodriguez is not only simply trying to get back on the mound this year, but to do so with success. To that end, he has brought back his slider and it is pretty good. (Eno Sarris, The Athletic) Over at FanGraphs, David Laurila has an excellent interview with 2021 Red Sox first-round pick, Nick Yorke (David … [Read more...] about Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, Nick Yorke, Don Orsillo
This week here at TSFJ, we have been breaking down the best of the best in positional groups around Major League Baseball, chronicling the top infields, outfields and starting pitching tandems in the game today. For the final breakout of the week, we turn our eyes to what is the most underappreciated difference making unit in the game: a quality bullpen. As last October’s World … [Read more...] about A Definitive Ranking Of The Top 10 Bullpens In Baseball
You saw this story and you’re probably thinking “you guys are a bit late with the farewell to the Boston Red Sox,” and that’s a fair statement since the team was pretty much out of it months ago. But, so what, we just got around to it. The 2015 season was one of the most memorable in recent memory in New England for all the wrong reasons. Yet, unlike past seasons of infamy in … [Read more...] about 2015 MLB Farewells: Boston Red Sox
For some, 2016 Spring Training marks the start of a brand new Major League Baseball season. For others, this time of year marks the height of the presidential primary elections. While many pontificate over who is best suited to lead the country, The Sports Fan Journal fam decided to take a look at which player, manager, or front office member is the best candidate to lead their … [Read more...] about 2016 MLB Preseason Primaries: David Price
As the long and winding road of the Major League Baseball season draws to its later stages, the question of ‘who do you like to win the World Series’ is becoming more and more prevalent. And while it is an inquiry that is asked often throughout the year and is discussed in Las Vegas well before the first pitch of spring training is thrown, it is often a drastically premature … [Read more...] about What MLB Contenders Are In The Best Shape For A World Series Run?
He’s 6’1″ and 245 pounds, his head is shaved, and his right biceps is branded with interlocking omegas, Greek letters representing his college fraternity, Omega Psi Phi, but the word is out: Beneath the intimidating veneer is a different kind of Boston player, a leader and a gentleman who has lifted the Red Sox to great heights and taken thousands of inner-city kids along for … [Read more...] about Mo Vaughn Was The Realest, Period
It’s unfortunate, but necessary, to constantly re-evaluate what you were into growing up. Growing up a connoisseur of baseball video games, I loved it when batters charged the mound after being hit by a pitch. Whether it was Bases Loaded, Base Wars or MVP Baseball, I lived to see a brawl. This extends to real life as well. Right before the 2018 regular season started, this … [Read more...] about Enough With The Basebrawls Already
Swat away, rookie! (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports) We haven’t talked up baseball in quite a while around these parts. A neglected duty, for sure, but a major part of this stems from how long the regular season is. 162 games of play is a massive grind for players, managers and coaches, but unless you block out all else in your sporting fandom, keeping up can be a Herculean task … [Read more...] about The 5 Hitters That Deserve Your Attention This MLB Postseason
The 2018 World Series has come to a rather quick end, with the Boston Red Sox capping a dominant march through the summer with a relentless run for the title. Not only did they lead all of baseball in wins, the Red Sox march to the title was historic in a very legitimate sense. Their 119 total wins are the third most in MLB history. They became the first team in history to beat … [Read more...] about World Series Stock Market Recap: Who Rose, Fell or Broke Even?