Ben Buchanan

  • joined Apr 17, 2009
  • last login Jul 29, 2014
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Ben is the manager of SB Nation's resident Red Sox site Over The Monster.

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Jon Lester trade necessitated by market


With Jon Lester standing alone atop the pitching market, the Red Sox almost have to trade their lefty ace.

Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 14: Reversal of fortunes


Turnabout is fair play, I suppose.


Game 106: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays

AKA the "Yay Matt Kemp is still not on the team!" edition. May this edition last for at least, oh, four more games. At which point it will hopefully not so much be incorrect as simply lose its r...

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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: Hug Watch!


It's time to stop watching at bats and start watching for hugs in the dugout.

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: Last chance to see


In case this is goodbye, Jon Lester...

Red Sox minor lines: Run Manuel, run!


Will Manuel Margot be the next big base-stealing threat in Boston?

David Ortiz' three-run blast snaps losing streak


David Ortiz took it on his own shoulders to end Boston's losing streak, taking Chris Archer deep for a three-run shot that proved enough to top the Rays Sunday afternoon.

Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no!)


The Red Sox are considering trading for Matt Kemp because apparently negative-value players are all the rage these days.


Game 105: Red Sox vs. Rays

Let's at least not get swept by the damn Rays. Is that so much to ask?

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Red Sox vs. Rays: Allen Webster makes 2014 debut


Allen Webster will make his first major league start of the 2014 season Sunday afternoon against the Rays.

Red Sox minor lines: Huge nights for top names


Anthony Ranaudo went six scoreless, Blake Swihart picked up three hits, and Sean Coyle reached base four times in seven plate appearances. And those are the performances that didn't earn mentions...

Red Sox 0, Rays 3: Predictable losses


The Red Sox have once again followed up a run of wins with a five-game losing streek.


Game 104: Red Sox vs. Rays

Trades trades trades trades trades trades trades trades... What's that? The Red Sox are playing baseball? I don't care about baseball right now! I care about baseball trades! Fine, fine, actual...

Red Sox trade rumors: Mike Carp requests trade


The Red Sox may have to make another trade in a hurry, as Mike Carp has requested they move him to a contender. That might be easier said than done.

Trade is welcome, but Peavy should still be missed


Jake Peavy had to go, but that doesn't mean we have to be happy to see the last of him in Boston.

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Red Sox vs. Rays: Shane Victorino takes a break


Shane Victorino will take the day off as John Lackey, the Red Sox' last winning pitcher, tries to snap their losing streak.

Red Sox 4, Rays 6: Bullpen implodes, Red Sox lose


The losing streak reached four courtesy of a bullpen implosion from Andrew Miller and Junichi Tazawa.


Game 103: Red Sox vs. Rays

Guess who got caught up talking about trade ideas and future payrolls and almost forgot the Red Sox were going to play a game and a thread needed to be put up? Not this guy. No way, no how. (It...

Red Sox have called Phillies on Cole Hamels


The Red Sox have called the Phillies to talk about a possible trade for veteran lefty Cole Hamels.

Red Sox vs. Rays: David Ortiz plays


David Ortiz' back is apparently good to go as the Red Sox send Jon Lester to the mound against David Price.

Red Sox vs. Rays: The end of the road


Lay these Red Sox down to rest, we've come to the end of the road.

Red Sox minor lines: Short stays in Pawtucket


Will Middlebrooks and Brandon Workman's stays in Pawtucket might not last much longer.

Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 8: Dead cat bounce


It was a fun couple weeks, but the Red Sox are bad again. Real bad.


Game 102: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays

Why is this game starting at 12:37? What is your deal, Canada?

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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: Brock Holt starts at second


Brock Holt is back in the lineup, starting at second base against Marcus Stroman and the Jays.

Red Sox starters and the nine-inning curse


For Red Sox starters, going the distance might be an achievement best avoided.

Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 6: Momentum lost


Any hopes that the Red Sox could roll past their 7-3 defeat on Tuesday came to an appropriately symbolic end on Wednesday.


Game 101: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays

Look, ma, no emergency/incredibly late/posted on the wrong day/misnumbered-- Wait a sec... OK, now no misnumbered Game Thread! (If this isn't live at 7:00 p.m. with the correct title, number,...

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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: Brock Holt is missing!


A strange sight indeed...

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