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Matt_Collins

  • joined Jun 20, 2012
  • last login Jul 23, 2014
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Part time contributor at Over the Monster. College student, huge baseball and TV nerd. @RedSox_Thoughts

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User Blog

The quiet value of Burke Badenhop

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Burke Badenhop is not a star-caliber player, but he plays an important role in the Red Sox's bullpen.

Daily Red Sox Links: Nava, Lackey, Zimmer

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Today's links look at the putrid Red Sox outfield, Boston's pitching depth, and coming back from Tommy John surgery.

Daily Red Sox Links: Peavy, Sizemore, Ortiz

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Today's links look at Jon Lester's favorite battery mate, the rise of the youth, and the progression of a few injured players.

David Ross doesn't look like himself this year

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For all the talk of A.J. Pierzynski's faults, David Ross has struggled even more in 2014.

Daily Red Sox Links: De La Rosa, Holt, Betts

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Today's links look at the recent string of strong performances, Brock Holt's surge, and Garin Cecchini's short experience at the highest level.

Comparing Buchholz's struggles to others'

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Clay Buchholz has obviously had a disaster of a 2014 season, but we aren't too far removed from two other similar meltdowns.

Daily Red Sox Links: Lester, Bogaerts, Ramirez

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Today's links look at some parallels between this season and 2005, Jon Lester's future in Boston, and the injury excuse.

Should the Red Sox trade for another outfielder?

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A lot has been written about the Red Sox needing another outfielder, but is making a trade really the best decision?

Daily Red Sox Links: Buchholz, Ortiz, Betts

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Today's links look at Clay Buchholz's collapse this year, Jon Lester's offense, and Stephen Drew's road back to Boston.

Daily Red Sox Links: Middlebrooks, Buch, Bogaerts

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Today's links look at how much some of the recent roster moves will help, Daniel Nava's return to Boston, and a new job for Manny Ramirez.

It's time for Daniel Nava's return

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Daniel Nava was sent down to AAA to preserve the team's depth, but enough is enough. It's time to call him back up.

Daily Red Sox Links: Bogaerts, Farrell, Drew

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Today's links look at more repercussions of the Stephen Drew signing, John Farrell's managerial decisions and Brock Holt's future.

Daily Red Sox Links: Drew, Bogaerts, Doubront

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Today's links focus mainly of the Stephen Drew signing, of course.

Red Sox third base situation is complex

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There is no doubt that the Red Sox need something to jump start their third base production, but finding that something is an entirely more difficult task.

Daily Red Sox Links: Bradley, Sizemore, Cecchini

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Today's links look at Boston's start against right-handed pitching, Will Middlebrooks' trip to the disabled list, and Mookie on the move.

Daily Red Sox Links: Bradley, Bogaerts, Betts

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Today's links look at past Game 7 situations, Mookie Betts' awesomeness, and David Ortiz's controversial pop up.

Daily Red Sox Links: Lester, Owens, Bogaerts

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Today's links look at a big weakness for Boston's offense so far, A.J. Pierzynski's early impact on the pitching staff, and a little bit of a rotation shuffle.

Early season look at Boston's upcoming free agents

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It's only May, but it's never too early to start thinking about future plans for the roster.

Daily Red Sox Links: Pierzynski, Napoli, Betts

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Today's links look at some Red Sox prospects on the verge of making the active roster, the controversial pop up from Friday night, and the lineup's improvement.

The Red Sox' lack of power

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Boston's frustrating offense can be pinpointed to a severe lack of power in the early goings.

Daily Red Sox Links: Uehara, Badenhop, Napoli

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Today's links look at a tired Koji Uehara, Brandon Workman's progression at AAA, and the next step for the newly .500 Red Sox.

How long is Felix Doubront's leash?

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With Felix Doubront struggling to start his 2014 campaign, how long should the Red Sox wait until they take him out of the rotation?

Daily Red Sox Links: Bradley, Betts, Mujica

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Today's links look at John Farrell's newfound love for bunts, how it feels to be a career minor-leaguer, and Ryan Roberts' progress in AAA.

Daily Red Sox Links: Lester, Pedroia, Doubront

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Today's links look at the Red Sox's strategy with their pitchers during this stretch of days off, the continued struggle with runners on base, and kind words about Trey Ball.

Ortiz has been good, not great

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After the first month of the season, David Ortiz hasn't put up the superstar numbers we're accustomed to. For the most part, it's not too worrisome.

Daily Red Sox Links: Sizemore, Ortiz, Lackey

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Today's links look at today's doubleheader, Boston's young pitching pipeline, and the lineup finally starting to come around.

Daily Red Sox Links: Betts, Sizemore, Bogaerts

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Today's links look at the Red Sox trying to figure out who they are, Jackie Bradley coming around, and Trey Ball's first start of 2014.

Early season returns from the bullpen

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As we approach the one-month mark of the regular season, we look at some notables from Boston's bullpen.

Daily Red Sox Links: Bradley, Lester, Peavy

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Today's links look at Burke Badenhop's biggest adjustment, rethinking Boston's original decision in center field, and Chad Finn's top-10 prospects of the last 50 years.

Trading Carp easier said than done

13

Making a trade involving Mike Carp could be the perfect fit to Boston's roster crunch, but it's not that simple to make a deal.

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