Jackie Robinson: Ending the beginning of the fight

Jackie Robinson Day isn't the celebration of the end of racism in professional baseball—it marks the end of the beginning of a long struggle.

Chris Capuano off to a solid start

It's very early in the season, but Chris Capuano has gotten off to a really solid start, and is providing some unanticipated versatility.

Jon Lester's $70 million contract offer

The Red Sox have made a $70 - $80 million contract offer to Jon Lester. Are they low-balling the southpaw?

Farrell first manager ejected after video review

To his credit, he had a point to make.

Owens added 10 important pounds this winter

It's to the point where we can't call him a lanky lefty any longer.

PawSox update: Cecchini, Vazquez, Ranaudo

Three of the best Pawtucket has to offer at Boston's loaded Triple-A level.

Owens, Lackey, and the Red Sox future rotation

How Henry Owens emergence and John Lackey's contract could allow the Red Sox to let Jon Lester walk.

Sox shouldn't abandon the Nava/Gomes platoon

With Victorino's return apparently nearing, the Red Sox have decisions to make again regarding the outfield. They shouldn't come at the cost of the left field platoon, though.

Portland Sea Dogs update: Owens, Marrero, Coyle

One of Boston's best pitching prospects, their top defensive shortstop, and one of their more powerful kids reside in Portland this summer.

Ortiz hits game-winner, takes slowest HR trot ever

There were extenuating circumstances that caused this, at least.


Preaching Patience for Prospects

The Ryan Roberts signing reminds us that there is a dividing line between those players the Red Sox consider to be depth options now and the ones that are still developing as prospects.

Salem Red Sox update: Mercedes, Haley, Maddox

A trio of relievers, but ones who could be valuable pieces in Boston in the coming years.

Don't give up on Felix Doubront yet

Felix Doubront had a disaster outing, and is off to one very bad start. But if 2013 is any indication, it's much too early to give up on the lefty.

Greenville Drive update: Light, Stankiewicz, Rijo

A first-round pick tries to get back on track, a 2013 selection joins full-season ball, and Wendell Rijo is very young.

Jackie Bradley Jr. must start

After a big night on Monday, it's time to finally give Jackie Bradley Jr. a starting job.

Coming to A.J. Pierzynski's defense

A.J. Pierzynski has had a really rough start to the season, but let's not make him walk the plank just yet.

Jackie Bradley Jr.'s big night, in GIFs

The Red Sox defeated the Rangers in the series opener on Monday, in large part thanks to Jackie Bradley Jr.

Henry Owens threw a no-hitter for Portland

One of the top Red Sox pitching prospects showed why he's so exciting his 2014 debut.

Make or break time for Felix Doubront

Entering his third full year with the Red Sox, Felix Doubront has still not quite established himself as a fixture in the rotation. 2014 might be his make-or-break year.

Salem Red Sox update: Johnson, Littrell, Vinicio

Remember Greenville's 2013 problems? They got promoted.

Breaking down the Red Sox minor-league rosters

Today is Opening Day throughout the farm system, so let's take a look at who will be playing for each of the affiliates.

2014 MLB Draft: Sox have 16th-largest draft budget

The Sox pick last in the first round, but extra selections bumped their draft budget up considerably.

Greenville Drive update: Margot, Callahan, Smith

Kicking off our 2014 minor-league coverage with a look at three of Low-A's more intriguing prospects.

Red Sox and Yankees, Equal Playthings at Last

We did it, ma.

Tabling Lester extension negotiations is troubling

This is silly. Can we just get this done, people?

Bradley's demotion not an indictment

Jackie Bradley lost the battle for center field, but his demotion to Pawtucket should not be looked at as a black mark on his future.

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