1:03 AM EST, Fri November 27, 2020
16 hours ago
OTM Open Thread 11/26: It is Thursday

OTM Open Thread 11/26: It is Thursday

Photo by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Happy Thursday everyone, and happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the States. I hope you’re all being as safe as possible today and can enjoy the holiday to the fullest extent possible in this strange year. Not sure how active things will be here today, but just in case you want something here’s a thread.
Nov 25, 2020
Red Sox claim Joel Payamps off waivers from Diamondbacks

Red Sox claim Joel Payamps off waivers from Diamondbacks

Photo by Kiyoshi Mio/Icon Sportswire via Robert Stock is designated for assignment to make room. The Red Sox have made their first addition to the 40-man roster from outside the organization of the offseason, and to no one’s surprise it was a pitcher. It was not, however, a free agent or a trade acquisition. Instead, the team announced on Wednesday that they have claimed right-handed pitcher Joel Payamps off waivers from the Diamondbacks. To make room on the 40-man roster, Robert Stock was designated for assignment. Additionally, the team announced that Ryan Weber...
Nov 25, 2020
2020 in Review: Marcus Walden

2020 in Review: Marcus Walden

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ It was a brutal year for the righty. Welcome to our 2020 Red Sox in Review series. This is, as you can probably guess, where we will be reviewing all of the players who made at least a modest impact on the Red Sox in 2020. Every week day we’ll be deep diving into one player. For each edition we’ll describe the season in a sentence, look at the positives from the year as well as negatives, look back at our one big question from the season preview and look ahead to the 2021 season. We’ll be going in alphabetical order of the...
Nov 25, 2020
Red Sox reportedly among teams showing interest in Yasiel Puig

Red Sox reportedly among teams showing interest in Yasiel Puig

Photo by Jason Miller/ It would be a cheap route to fill the hole in the outfield. With Jackie Bradley Jr. hitting free agency, the Red Sox are left with a very clear hole in their outfield. On the surface it would seem that they need to fine a center fielder specifically, though it’s not quite that simple. That is the ideal scenario, but if they have to the team is comfortable with Andrew Benintendi or Alex Verduo sliding over and signing a new corner outfielder. It’s not entirely clear what their plan is — there have been rumors they are interested in bringing...
Nov 25, 2020
OTM Open Thread 11/25: It is Wednesday

OTM Open Thread 11/25: It is Wednesday

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Happy Wednesday everyone. There’s actually sports today, as college basketball gets started with games going on all day. Unsurprisingly, though, a good chunk of games did get postponed due to COVID. Use this space to discuss whatever you’d like. As always, just be nice to each other.
Nov 25, 2020
MLB Roundup 11/25: Braves sign Charlie Morton

MLB Roundup 11/25: Braves sign Charlie Morton

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via And a couple other available players. Braves sign Charlie Morton By and large the league has been incredibly inactive thus far this offseason, but the Braves have been a rare active club. Not too long after signing Drew Smyly, the reigning NL East champs have made another addition to their rotation. It was another one-year deal this time around as well as Atlanta inked Charlie Morton to a one-year deal worth $15 million. Morton was part of what had been a very good Rays rotation that could look quite different in 2021 between this...
Nov 25, 2020
Daily Red Sox Links: Blake Snell, Kolten Wong, Nick Yorke

Daily Red Sox Links: Blake Snell, Kolten Wong, Nick Yorke

Photo by Tom Pennington/ The starting pitcher market this year is relatively deep, which is very good news for a Red Sox team that not only needs talent but also just needs plain old innings. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) Speaking of pitching needs, Blake Snell could be available in a trade with the Rays. Is that really a thing the Red Sox would be able to work, though? (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) Trevor Bauer, another available free agent, wants to have a throwing contest with fellow free agent Yasiel Puig. Old friend Jackie Bradley Jr. wants in as well. (Rob...
Nov 24, 2020
The Red Seat Podcast: 40-Man Shake Up

The Red Seat Podcast: 40-Man Shake Up

David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports This week’s pod looks at the roster after the Rule 5 protections. Welcome back for another edition of the podcast. This week there is a lot of 40-man roster talk as the Red Sox announced who was protected from the Rule 5 draft. Jake and I go player-by-player of the seven who were added to the roster and talk about when their debut could come as well as what their role might be when they eventually make it to the major leagues. Additionally, we talk about Eduardo Rodriguez and the good news regarding his health and plans for the offseason,...
Nov 24, 2020
2020 in Review: Alex Verdugo

2020 in Review: Alex Verdugo

Photo by Michael Reaves/ It was a good first impression for the new right fielder. Welcome to our 2020 Red Sox in Review series. This is, as you can probably guess, where we will be reviewing all of the players who made at least a modest impact on the Red Sox in 2020. Every week day we’ll be deep diving into one player. For each edition we’ll describe the season in a sentence, look at the positives from the year as well as negatives, look back at our one big question from the season preview and look ahead to the 2021 season. We’ll be going in alphabetical order of...
Nov 24, 2020
OTM Open Thread 11/24: It is Tuesday

OTM Open Thread 11/24: It is Tuesday

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Happy Tuesday everyone. They’re knocking my power out for a bit starting in like 20 minutes I think, so I gotta make this quick. Be nice and all that. You know what to do.
Nov 24, 2020
MLB Roundup 11/24: Rays open to trading Blake Snell

MLB Roundup 11/24: Rays open to trading Blake Snell

Photo by Tom Pennington/ An ace in the division could be on the move. Rays open to trading Blake Snell Last we saw Blake Snell, the lefty was rolling through the Dodgers in a must-win World Series game before being pulled with just one out in the sixth in one of the most controversial managerial decisions in recent baseball history. That may also end up being the last time we see the former Cy Young award winner in a Rays uniform. On Monday, it was reported that the Rays could be open to trading Snell at some point over the winter. To be clear, the linked report...
Nov 24, 2020
Daily Red Sox Links: Kris Bryant, J.A. Happ, Jeremy Wu-Yelland

Daily Red Sox Links: Kris Bryant, J.A. Happ, Jeremy Wu-Yelland

Photo by Quinn Harris/ We’re still waiting for actual player movement for the Red Sox this winter, but we did get a bit of a rumor on Monday. Specifically, they apparently asked about Kris Bryant over the summer and could go down that road again this winter. (Mark Gonzales; Chicago Tribune) Don’t get overly excited about the possibility just yet, though. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) This one isn’t quite as sexy as the Bryant rumor, of course, but the Red Sox are also rumored to be interested in former Yankee and Blue Jay J.A. Happ. (Rob Bradford;...
Nov 23, 2020
2020 in Review: Christian Vázquez

2020 in Review: Christian Vázquez

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ It was another strong year for the Red Sox catcher. Welcome to our 2020 Red Sox in Review series. This is, as you can probably guess, where we will be reviewing all of the players who made at least a modest impact on the Red Sox in 2020. Every week day we’ll be deep diving into one player. For each edition we’ll describe the season in a sentence, look at the positives from the year as well as negatives, look back at our one big question from the season preview and look ahead to the 2021 season. We’ll be going in alphabetical order of the...
Nov 23, 2020
The Red Sox can’t just hope for the best at second base

The Red Sox can’t just hope for the best at second base

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Or, at least, the shouldn’t. You’ll excuse any fan of the Red Sox who wants to put pretty much all of their focus this winter on the pitching staff. Anyone who watched even a portion of the 2020 season knows they were a historically bad staff, and while the sheer advancement of time and normal regression should fix some of that, there is essentially no way for this roster to be respectable without upgrades on that front. That’s the priority for fans, and Chaim Bloom himself has alluded to that being a priority for the team as...
Nov 23, 2020
OTM Open Thread 11/23: It is Monday

OTM Open Thread 11/23: It is Monday

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Happy Monday everyone. At least it’s a short work week for many of us in the United States. As for today, there is a pretty good Monday Night Football matchup as the Rams and Bucs face off at 8:15 PM ET on ESPN. Maybe we’ll get some baseball news too. We’ll see. use this space to discuss whatever you’d like. As always, just be nice to each other.