It's simple, really. With the current injuries to David Ross and Will Middlebrooks in addition with injuries to Jackie Bradley, Jr., Mitch Maier and Alex Hassan in Pawtucket, the Red Sox cannot afford to lose Shane Victorino. (Gordon Edes; ESPNBoston.com)
With the Cubs
stealing signing Anthony Rizzo to a seven year, 41 million dollar contract, Ben Carsley looks back on the Adrian Gonzalez deal that sent Rizzo packing from Boston. (Ben Carsley; Fire Brand of the AL)
Rob Bradford examines the issues with the Red Sox lineup and provides some potential solutions. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)
Boston could set a new MLB record for strikeouts this year. The team's not worried, though. (Jason Mastrodonato; MLB.com)
This year's Red Sox have avoided long-relievers like they're some kind of plague, but it's not just them. The entire league has seen a drop in the usage of inning-eating relievers. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)
If you haven't seen it already, here's Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli reacting to Patrice Bergeron's game-tying goal with 53 seconds left in regulation.* (Travis Hughes; SB Nation)
*You know I had to sneak in a Bruin link.