Boston Red Sox: Daisuke Matsuzaka to Return in June?

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched in just eight games in 2011, before missing the rest of the season after having reconstructive elbow surgery. He has been slowly working his way back from that ever since, until he injured his shoulder and neck during a rehab start. Now Matsuzaka has been cleared to resume ...

Josh Beckett Booed, Hit Hard As Red Sox Lose Again

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Josh Beckett really isn't helping himself these days. After word surfaced that he had been playing golf last week the day after he was scratched from a start thanks to back pain, Beckett needed to turn in a masterful performance in his Thursday night start at Fenway Park. He didn't ...

Boston Red Sox Looking to Trade Kevin Youkilis?

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

The Boston Red Sox are struggling this season and if things continue on this path, they may be in a situation where they have to shed salary as the season goes on. One of those trade chips could be long-time third baseman Kevin Youkilis. Will Youkilis injured, prospected Will Middlebrooks came ...

Boston Red Sox: Terry Francona Will Attend Fenway Anniversary

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

After initially claiming he would not attend the 100th anniversary celebration of Fenway Park, Terry Francona has changed his mind and will be there. Francona and the Boston Red Sox had a bit of a rough parting last September and he took a job as an analyst for ESPN. He will ...

Boston Red Sox Make Offers To Jackson, Oswalt

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

The Boston Red Sox have been looking for starting rotation help all offseason and now they've started to make moves to add some guys there. The Red Sox have now made offers to both Edwin Jackson and Roy Oswalt, the two best starters left on the free agent market. After moving ...

Are The Red Sox Out Of Money?

Monday, January 16th, 2012

The Boston Red Sox suffered an all-time meltdown in 2011, missing the playoffs despite having what looked to be a stellar roster on paper. This offseason has seen a ton of change in Beantown as the Theo Epstein and Terry Francona are gone, and there has been an attempt to ...

2011 Losers Of The Year

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Last year, we began what we hope becomes a tradition here at Rumors and Rants and tipped our hats to Cheap Trick by naming the losers of the year in every sport we pay attention to. In case you are wondering, there is no scientific formula to being named loser of ...

Boston Red Sox Desperate For Starting Pitching

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

The Boston Red Sox were in the chase for left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez until the last minute, but were beaten out by a better package from the Washington Nationals. The Nats sent an impressive group of prospects to the Oakland A's in exchange for Gonzalez and now the Red Sox ...