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 minor lines: Catching up

We've got three days worth of minor league performances to catch up on. Can the farm system provide some light after a weekend of disappointing major league results?


Game 4: Red Sox vs. Brewers

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to Fenway Park. Those are pretty fantastic words on any given day. On Opening Day? They're a different kind of special. And today? On the Opening Day...

Red Sox minor lines: A no-hitter on Opening Day

Boston's farm system got off to a ridiculous start Thursday night courtesy of Henry Owens and Mookie Betts.

Red Sox 4, Orioles 3: Xander Bogaerts, unstoppable

The Red Sox wasted more chances, but this time they cashed in on just enough to eek out a series win in Baltimore. And Xander Bogaerts? He just can't be stopped.

Game 3, Overflow Thread: Just hanging around

The Orioles won't go away. The Red Sox go up 2-0, they make it 2-1. 3-1? 3-2. 4-2? Well, you know. And the last run coming on a walk + wild pitch to Delmon Young? C'mon now. Go Sox!


Game 3: Red Sox vs. Orioles

Can the Red Sox match their 2013 start with a series win?

Red Sox vs. Orioles: Farrell mixes it up vs. Chen

The batting order looks strange, but there's plenty of method to John Farrell's madness tonight.

Make or break time for Felix Doubront

Entering his third full year with the Red Sox, Felix Doubront has still not quite established himself as a fixture in the rotation. 2014 might be his make-or-break year.

Red Sox 6, Orioles 2: Big bats back up John Lackey

The heart of Boston's order was ridiculously productive, and the Orioles could not keep up, bringing the Red Sox their first victory in their second game of the year.

Game 2, Overflow: Presidential advisor doing work

It's all about Mike Napoli in Baltimore tonight. Well, him and David Ortiz. And Dustin Pedroia. And Xander Bogaerts. And John Lackey. It's been a good night so far, is what I'm trying to say....


Game 2: Red Sox vs. Orioles

Let's get on the board, folks

Red Sox vs. Orioles: Jonny Gomes starts in left

Jonny Gomes is in left field and John Lackey on the mound as the Red Sox try to take win number one in game number two.

Mike Napoli, presidential advisor

Mike Napoli has a new job as a presidential advisor on beards. Wait, what?

Orioles 2, Red Sox 1: Wasted opportunities

The Red Sox pitched well, they hit well, but they got the timing all wrong.

Game 1, Overflow: The Legend of Grady!

There is no truth but Grady. No joy without Sizemore. And far less lag without 1000 comments in the game thread.


Game 1: Opening Day, Red Sox vs. Orioles

The title defense begins

For Red Sox, a less important Opening Day

In recent years, Opening Day has been more important than any one game has a right to be. Why is 2014 different?

Red Sox vs. Orioles: Victorino misses Opening Day

Shane Victorino is headed to the disabled list, leaving Boston's Opening Day lineup looking awfully questionable in the outfield.

Shane Victorino to receive MRI on hamstring

With Opening Day right around the corner, the Red Sox face an early health scare

Red Sox retain Brandon Workman, finalize roster

Brandon Workman is the final member of the 2014 Red Sox' Opening Day roster.

Grady Sizemore named starting center fielder

Grady Sizemore has won the starting job in center field. Now what will he do with it?

Red Sox vs. Twins: Two to go until Opening Day

Real baseball is just around the corner.

Red Sox vs. Twins: Remember the Mayor's Cup?

Please do not remember the Mayor's Cup.

Grady Sizemore will not bat leadoff

Grady Sizemore is almost certainly breaking camp with the Red Sox, but he won't be hitting leadoff.

Why the Red Sox will win the pennant

The Red Sox had a quiet offseason, but that doesn't mean they're not ready to defend their title.

2014 Red Sox community projections: Edward Mujica

You may have forgotten, but the Red Sox acquired a pretty good reliever over the offseason.

The Red Sox' stars and stripes blazers

The Red Sox have some patriotic new duds...

Red Sox vs. Orioles: Jon Lester avoids the O's

With Opening Day right around the corner, Jon Lester is avoiding the lineup he'll have to face Monday.

Shane Victorino, Red Sox should consider rebellion

Major League Baseball is trying to crack down on walkup music. Shane Victorino shouldn't take it lying down.

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