Ben Buchanan

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Ben is the manager of SB Nation's resident Red Sox site Over The Monster.

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Red Sox vs. Astros: More Jake Peavy


It's time for more Jake Peavy which, honestly, isn't that bad of a deal right now.

Red Sox 8, Astros 3: Vazquez keeps Red Sox rolling


The Red Sox are suddenly on a three-game winning streak, and this time you can actually attribute a big part of the victory directly to A.J. Pierzynski's departure--or, rather, to his replacement.


Game 93: Red Sox vs. Astros

Let's win...three in a row? Can it be done?

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Red Sox vs. Astros: Mike Carp starts at first


Mike Carp will make his first start in over a month Friday night as the Red Sox head out west to face the Astros.

Red Sox vs. Astros: A battle for last place


The Red Sox and Astros meet out west trying ostensibly to win. But...maybe actually to get closer to the first pick?

Red Sox minor lines: Bad days down below


The Red Sox seem to have stolen their farm system's mojo these past two days.

Mike Carp channels 2013, Red Sox walk off


The end of the White Sox series has brought a bit of the old 2013 magic back into Fenway Park, with the Red Sox picking up their second walkoff victory in as many games.


Game 92: Red Sox vs. White Sox

Well, the Red Sox won the Rubby De La Rosa - Chris Sale matchup. The Jon Lester - Jose Quintana matchup should be a piece of cake then, right? That or incredibly disappointing. There's always the...

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Red Sox vs. White Sox: Xander Bogaerts sits again


Whether we're trying to win or to develop talent, isn't Xander the better option either way?

A.J. Pierzynski was no scapegoat


A.J. Pierzynski was unproductive and unloved in Boston. But nobody thought he was the only problem.

Red Sox 5, White Sox 4: The kids are all right


Between big defensive plays, and rally-starting and game-winning hits, Boston's youth movement had a pretty good night Wednesday.


Game 91: Red Sox vs. White Sox

Welcome one, welcome all, the Christian Vazquez era is upon us. And most importantly, the A.J. Pierzynski era is no more. Truly these are strange and magnificent times we live in.

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Red Sox vs. White Sox: Christian Vazquez starts


The Vazquez era begins.

Red Sox DFA Pierzynski, call up Vazquez


The Red Sox have designated A.J. Pierzynski for assignment, calling up Christian Vazquez to take his place.

Red Sox minor lines: No slowing Rafael Devers


Four games into his stint in the GCL, Rafael Devers has shown no signs of slowing.

Brandon Workman demoted, but not for long


Brandon Workman has been sent back to Pawtucket, but it's not much more than a paper move.

Red Sox 3, White Sox 8: And into the tank they go


If only the Red Sox were tanking. Then they'd at least have an excuse.


Game 90: Red Sox vs. White Sox

Peavywatch 2014 is everything! Give us stuff for our old pitchers! Allow us to open room for new ones! There is no game! There is only trade! This is gonna drag on for weeks, isn't it? Sigh...

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Red Sox vs. White Sox: Workman's new batterymate


Brandon Workman will take the mound Tuesday night, but not with his usual batterymate behind the plate.

Red Sox minor lines: Struggles on the mound


Matt Barnes and Brian Johnson had very different nights in Pawtucket and Portland, neither of them in a good way.

St. Louis Cardinals interested in Jake Peavy


The Red Sox may finally have found a home for Jake Peavy in St. Louis.

Red Sox 0, White Sox 4: Bats depart once more


The brief visit from Boston's bats ended in a hurry Monday night.


Game 89: Red Sox vs. White Sox

Super late emergency thread, go!

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Red Sox vs. White Sox: Can Clay maintain momentum?


Clay Buchholz is looking a lot less catastrophic these days. Can he keep it up?

Introducing the SB Nation - FanDuel partnership


SB Nation has partenred with FanDuel to bring Over The Monster readers a chance to win cash prizes playing fantasy baseball.

Blake Swihart, Henry Owens place on BP top-50


Blake Swihart and Henry Owens have been named to Baseball Prospectus' top-50 prospects list, with Mookie Betts only missing out due to his promotion to Boston.

Red Sox minor lines: Coyle, Owens force the issue


Sean Coyle and Henry Owens are showing the Red Sox just how ready they are for a move to Pawtucket.

Jon Lester named to American League All-Star team


Jon Lester has been named as Boston's sole representative at the 2014 All-Star game.

Red Sox 6, Orioles 7: Sox rally, but fall in 12


The Red Sox produced a big seventh-inning rally, but couldn't hold out forever, falling in twelve innings to the Orioles.


Game 88: Red Sox vs. Orioles

The quest to find somewhere to put Jake Peavy continues...

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