Red Sox Analysis

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Can the Red Sox rely on Brock Holt?

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At times, Brock Holt has been the best player and lone bright spot on a bad Red Sox team. Taken as a whole, though, Holt's season might not be enough to justify relying on him in 2015.

The under-appreciated Mike Napoli

15

In a season defined by disappointments and youth movements, one veteran's typical offensive production has been swept under the rug.

OTM mailbag: What to do with the outfield?!?

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The Red Sox appear to have too many outfielders for 2015. What do they do with their superfluous personnel conundrum?

Who will the Red Sox call up in September?

46

When the rosters expand in September, who will the Red Sox be looking at?

The dangers of accelerated prospect development

16

The gap between Triple-A and the major leagues is bigger than it ever has been according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. If so, why are players being called up with fewer minor league at-bats than...

Uehara's slump leaves Red Sox in tricky position

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Koji Uehara's struggles on the mound could leave the Red Sox with an uncomfortable decision to make come the offseason.

It's time to change the Red Sox rotation

97

There are a few arms we've seen enough from, and it's time to bring in new ones for September.

After signing Castillo, what next for the Red Sox?

242

The outfield is suddenly full, but that could just open new options for the Sox.

Should the Sox sell high on Brock Holt?

64

After bursting on to the scene this season, could the Red Sox look to capitalize on Brock Holt's success this offseason?

Stop trying to get rid of Clay Buchholz

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Clay Buchholz has been awful in 2014 and frustrating through much of his career. But some Red Sox fans are still too quick to want him gone.

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What will happen with Daniel Nava in 2015?

43

Daniel Nava has proven to be a quality player, but is there enough room for him to stay in Boston beyond this season?

The importance of Vazquez's final weeks

46

Christian Vazquez has taken over the everyday job behind the plate, but can he keep the job for beyond this year?

OTM Mailbag: Can the Red Sox compete in 2015?

12

This week on the Over the Monster mailbag, we touch on the 2015 Red Sox, the Jackie Bradley dilemma and the passing of Robin Williams.

Sox want Stanton, but Cespedes won't get him

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Everyone knows the Red Sox want Giancarlo Stanton, but it seems there might be some confusion as to what the Marlins would be looking for in a trade.

Bogaerts' biggest offensive shortcoming in 2014

12

Xander Bogaerts has been somewhat disappointing at the plate this year, especially in the last few months. One issue in particular looks to be the biggest concern.

Ask away for the Over the Monster Mailbag!

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It's that time of week again. Go nuts for week two of the OTM Mailbag!

Rodriguez, Escobar add to wealth of Sox prospects

13

These two might not be game-changers, but the potential is there to be useful Boston pitchers for a while.

Why Ball's season preaches patience for prospects

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Ball, last year's number seven overall pick, has made huge strides since the beginning of July. The lefty's early-season struggles and recent successes, however, still don't warrant any type of...

Why Trout is worst thing to happen to Bogaerts

43

The early career success of Mike Trout has had a major effect on the expectations for Xander Bogaerts.

How Webster shows outlook of player development

22

Allen Webster's pitching arsenal is one of the best in the Red Sox farm system. What he does with that arsenal will say a lot about player development and prospect evaluation.

How worried should we be about Jackie Bradley?

181

Jackie Bradley has yet to hit consistently at the major-league level. Is it time we worry about his long-term future?

Over the Monster mailbag: What about Giancarlo?

149

Who else would we talk about in the inaugural Over the Monster mailbag?

No reason to pressure Buchholz into "ace" role

26

After trading away the rest of the rotation, some have put the pressure on Buchholz to take charge of the rotation, and it's completely unfair to him.

Why Xander Bogaerts should stick at shortstop

31

The trade of Stephen Drew allowed Xander Bogaerts to move back to his preferred position of shortstop. Whether or not he should stay at the position long term is up for debate, but infield coach...

The framework of a Yoenis Cespedes extension

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What does history say about a potential Yoenis Cespedes extension? A former New York Yankee's free agent contract could be a starting point for negotiations.

Where does the Red Sox pitching stand now?

44

The Red Sox have plenty of pitchers, but do they have enough good ones?

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