Next stop, World Series: Answering the big questions left for Astros-Red Sox and Braves-Dodgers

The 2021 World Series matchup will be decided this weekend. The Houston Astros have pushed the Boston Red Sox to the brink in the American League Championship Series, while the Los Angeles Dodgers have managed to stay alive in the National League against the Atlanta Braves. The Red Sox (down

E-Rod mimics Correa, draws rebuke from Cora

Previously a Staff Writer at Bleacher Report Cornell University graduate BOSTON — The new and old school ways of baseball etiquette clashed during the Boston Red Sox’s 12-3 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday night when Carlos Correa grounded out to second baseman

Where’s the red? Sox unveil blue-yellow uniforms

Previously a Staff Writer at Bleacher Report Cornell University graduate The Boston Red Sox, known for their traditional white uniforms with red lettering and the iconic “B,” are unveiling their first jersey without any red at all. As part of Major League Baseball’s first major jersey collaboration with Nike —

Way-too-early 2022 Hall of Fame preview: How Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz add even more ballot drama

Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with since 1995 If you thought the 2021 Hall of Fame ballot was a contentious debate over statistics, character and PEDs, just wait until Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz join next year. Not only will it

Red Sox’s Rodriguez awaits heart test results

BOSTON — Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez said he is awaiting results of additional testing after doctors recently discovered an issue with his heart they believe is a result of his recent bout with the coronavirus. The 27-year-old left-hander tested positive for COVID-19 before the start of summer camp, but

WS MVP Pearce retires, says BoSox didn’t cheat

2018 World Series MVP Steve Pearce said he has retired after a 13-year major league career. Pearce, who was named the MVP after hitting three home runs with eight RBIs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games, made the announcement Monday night on WEEI.

‘We are fighting against an invisible enemy’: A Red Sox scout in Italy details life in COVID-19 lockdown

ESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” On the days when it feels like too much, like the world is caving in, Rene Saggiadi will walk toward the front door of the apartment he’s not allowed to exit and

Red Sox ace Chris Sale avoids Tommy John surgery – for now – but halts throwing program

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox will shut down Chris Sale for another week after tests on his sore elbow revealed a flexor strain, but no change in the condition of his ulnar collateral ligament. The Red Sox consulted several doctors, including noted elbow surgeons Dr. James Andrews and

Sale has flexor strain, won’t throw for a week

Red Sox ace Chris Sale has a flexor strain in his pitching arm and will be shut down from throwing for a week. Red Sox interim manager Ron Roenicke updated Sale’s status Thursday morning, telling reporters that an MRI showed no notable damage to the left-hander’s elbow. Sale underwent an