Ben Buchanan

  • joined Apr 17, 2009
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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: 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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Red Sox vs. Orioles: Xander Bogaerts drops to 9th


The struggling Xander Bogaerts will be dropped to ninth in the Boston lineup as the Red Sox try to take a series win against the Orioles.

Red Sox 4, Orioles 7: Lackey's struggles continue


John Lackey struggled, and while the Red Sox offense flared up in the fourth, it was never to be seen again.


Game 87: Red Sox vs. Orioles

Same day, same teams, MORE MOOKIE! Have at it

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Red Sox vs. Orioles: Let's play again


We've already got one win in the bag today. The Red Sox will try for two behind John Lackey.

Red Sox 3, Orioles 2: Sox start DH with walkoff


The Red Sox took game one of their day-night doubleheader in dramatic fashion, with an unusual source providing the biggest hit.


Game 86: Red Sox vs. Orioles

Welcome to the 2015 preseason, y'all. Let's go individual performances! Woo!

Red Sox minor lines: Rafael Devers comes stateside


Rafael Devers' travel issues are sorted out. Condolences to opposing GCL pitchers.

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Red Sox vs. Orioles: Lester takes the mound in G1


Welcome to the 2015 preseason. Or summer training. Call it what you want.

Red Sox minor lines: The deceptive Manuel Margot


Manuel Margot's slash line is nothing special. But a closer look suggests there's more to his season.

Red Sox minor lines: The fall of Matt Barnes


Once one of Boston's top prospects, it's been a while since Matt Barnes was grouped with the likes of Bogaerts and Bradley.

Red Sox 9, Cubs 16: Death rattle in Fenway


The Red Sox were swept by the Cubs--one last brutal death rattle from a team that has taken quite a while in dying.


Game 85: Red Sox vs. Cubs

Ladies, gentlemen, we stand on the brink. Before us lies the abyss, it's depths interminable. Certainly we are already lost. Lost in such a way that there is little if any hope to save this...

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Red Sox vs. Cubs: On saving face, and new lows


Can the Red Sox avoid a sweep at the hands of the Cubs? Why is this scenario even in play?

Vazquez, Ranaudo named IL All-Stars


Anthony Ranaudo and Christian Vazquez will represent the Pawtucket Red Sox at the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game.

Red Sox sign international free agent Chris Acosta


The Red Sox have signed IFA Chris Acosta for $1.5 million, opening what is expected to be a busy international signing period.

Red Sox minor lines: A rare day for Trey Ball


Trey Ball pitched, but he didn't give up runs. A rare positive sign from Boston's first-round project arm.

Red Sox 1, Cubs 2: A year without bats


The Red Sox lost again. And while it may have been Koji Uehara who gave up the winning run, it's once again the offense that deserves the blame.


Game 84: Red Sox vs. Cubs

Emergency game thread, go!

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Red Sox vs. Cubs: All eyes on Clay Buchholz


It's Clay Buchholz time again, for better or worse.

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