Posts From Rick Pierce

Former Red Sox Third Baseman to Retire

Former Red Sox third baseman and World Series champion Will Middlebrooks has announced his retirement. Middlebrooks was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft and debuted with the team in 2012. During his rookie season,

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Red Sox Depth: Second Base

Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is set to return to the Boston Red Sox early in the 2019 season. The former MVP was out of commission for most of the 2018 season recovering from consistent knee problems. Even though the

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Red Sox Offseason Target: David Robertson

After winning the 2018 World Series, the Boston Red Sox find themselves without a closer. Former closer Craig Kimbrel elected to test free agency and is seeking a six-year deal, but there’s somebody else who would be a perfect fit

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Should the Red Sox Pursue This Japanese Star?

Sometime in December, the Seibu Lions of the Japan Pacific League will post their star pitcher Yusei Kikuchi onto the Major League free agent market. While Dave Dombrowski has not commented on the team’s interest on Kikuchi, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com

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What is Eovaldi’s Future in Boston?

The deal for Nathan Eovaldi is one of the best Red Sox trades this season. Eovaldi will be a free agent after the postseason ends, but should the Red Sox try to keep him in the starting rotation? The 28-year-old

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Should the Red Sox Keep Ian Kinsler?

Ian Kinsler may be one of the top ten-second basemen of the 2000s, and after 13 years in the big leagues, he found his way to the Boston Red Sox. Boston acquired the former Los Angeles Angels star for prospects

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Former First Round Draft Pick Could Transition From Pitcher to Outfield

Red Sox prospect and former first round draft pick Trey Ball is transitioning from a reliever to an outfielder. The Red Sox drafted Ball as the seventh overall pick of the 2013 MLB Draft. While attending New Castle High School,

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Pierce: Michael Chavis Is Back and Better Than Ever

One of my favorite prospects in the Red Sox organization is Michael Chavis, evident by the multiple articles I have written about him. After hitting 31 home runs in Double-A and High-A-Ball last season, his suspension for the use performance-enhancing

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Pierce: Time to Get Rid of Drew Pomeranz

For somebody with the nickname of “Big Smooth,” Drew Pomeranz has been anything but on the mound this season. After acquiring Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres in the middle of the 2016 season, Pomeranz has struggled so far in

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Should Betts or Martinez Win American League MVP?

The Boston Red Sox are having a historic season as they sit 50 games above .500 with an 85-35 record. A lot of this success can be credited to J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts, who make up 64 of the

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