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Rich Cooke blogs about the Red Sox. His blog runs during baseball season.

Connecticut native Matt Barnes ready to make impact for Red Sox

Nearly four years ago the Red Sox used their first-round pick (19th overall) in the 2011 MLB Draft on University of Connecticut pitcher Matt Barnes.

Patriots’ Day 2015: Short on baseball, huge on inspiration

Patriots Day is a day where the entire city of Boston comes together as one to celebrate one of the worlds most historical races, coupled with a Red Sox matinee in Fenway. What could be better?

Marathon rivalry game kicks off long Red Sox season

The Yankees and Red Sox have a reputation of playing not only some of the most intense games in baseball, but also some of the longest. Friday night, (and into Sunday morning), certainly did nothing to help that reputation.

Red Sox bring in Sandoval, Ramirez in big offseason moves

Surprise, surprise. The Boston Red Sox wasted no time this off-season, making a huge splash when they signed two big free agents on Monday: Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.

Red Sox Roundup: Friday, October 3rd

Well, the season is over. It’s been over for a while, but it’s officially over now. There are plenty of topics to get to when looking at what went wrong, but I just wanted to touch on a few late-season headlines.

Derek Jeter: Costing you money; the Yankees October; and me my sanity

I have nothing but respect (not R2SPECT) for Jeter. He was the central figure on one of the most dominant baseball franchises for a long time. He's a model citizen off the field. He played the game the right way. He hustles, he produces, he always...

Red Sox Roundup: Friday, September 5

As Labor Day wraps up, marking the unfortunate ceremonial end to summer, calendars turn to September with fall looming.

Assessing the Red Sox after the trade deadline

We’re just about a week past the trade deadline and it’s finally hit us: Jon Lester isn’t walking out to the mound in a Red Sox uniform anymore.

Red Sox make big moves at trade deadline

Well, it happened. Weeks of speculation finally came to fruition this morning, hours before the MLB's 4:30pm ET trade deadline. The Red Sox shipped ace pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Johnny Gomes to Oakland. In return, Boston gets power-hitting...

Red Sox Roundup: Friday, July 25

Despite the struggles of this team so far, Lester's contract has been the one distraction sitting in the back of every fan's mind. As the highs of winning streaks instill hope in the team and the lows of a losing streak elicit further...

Ortiz’ name gets thrown into PED mud again

As I rolled out of bed early Sunday morning, I expected your average day. As always I was getting ready for our shows on ESPN Radio that day, but in the back of my mind I was hoping to get out early enough to enjoy the beautiful July weather.