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Tanner Houck was built to be a closer

As the Red Sox’s seemingly newly minted closer (or whatever you want to call it), Tanner Houck is a perfect fit.

The pros and cons of Chris Sale in the bullpen

Getting Chris Sale back as soon as possible would be a good thing, but is putting him the bullpen the answer?

It’s time to give Michael Wacha his flowers

After two-plus months of effective pitching, Michael Wacha deserves respect for how he’s anchored the rotation.

This bullpen is fixable right now

How the Red Sox can internally fix their bullpen woes.

The Red Sox need more of the recent offensive surge from their outfielders

Everyone in the Red Sox’s lineup has been hitting recently, including an outfield group that has struggled at the plate for much of the year. For the Red Sox to fully return to contention, that must continue, one way or another.

Christian Vázquez is partying like it’s 2019

The catcher is looking like a starting caliber player again.

Rafael Devers’ very good month of May

There’s been some turnarounds of late, but don’t sleep on a star taking things to a new level.

Franchy Cordero is earning a longer look

Even with underwhelming numbers so far.

What’s behind Nick Pivetta’s recent turnaround?

The righty looks to make it three strong starts in a row on Wednesday.

J.D. Martinez is succeeding in a different way

And he’s earning himself some money down the road.

Garrett Whitlock should be back in the bullpen

It’s where the team need lies.

One thing to like about each of the Red Sox’s slumping hitters

Let’s try to find the positives in an ocean of offensive struggles.

The Red Sox offseason has made a bright future more difficult

How did Chaim Bloom’s bad offseason lead up to this disastrous start to the year and will it get worse?

How can the Red Sox pull a Celtics?

Some fun cross-sports comparisons.

Trevor Story’s snowballing struggles

Things are not good for the team’s biggest signing.

The Red Sox offense needs a shakeup in the worst way

There are options.

Nathan Eovaldi is avoiding walks more than ever

Limiting walks has been a hallmark of Nathan Eovaldi’s last few campaigns, but he’s been even better at it this year.

Tanner Houck should be the closer

Or however you’d like to define the top late-inning reliever.

Is Michael Wacha’s solid start a reality or a mirage?

Michael Wacha has been very good in the Red Sox’s rotation, but some disquieting metrics lay below the surface of his strong start to the 2022 season.

The calls for Triston Casas are entirely reasonable

I don’t think it’s happening, but there is plenty of justification for the thought.

Rafael Devers needs to lead the charge in reining in the aggression

The Red Sox offense desperately needs a change.

What to make of Nathan Eovaldi’s early-season homer issues

The righty’s been good otherwise, but what’s the deal with the long balls?

The Red Sox need more from the bottom of their lineup

It’s been a rally killer so far this season.

The Red Sox have a big four emerging in the bullpen

Alex Cora has options he can turn to in big moments.

On Alex Verdugo’s newfound power

Small sample noise, or a real adjustment?

Tuesday showed the unique value Garrett Whitlock can provide

Theory turned into practice, for at least one day.

Red Sox Free Agent Target: Justin Upton

The recently released Angel could be had for the minimum. Is he worth a look?

Scattered Thoughts after opening weekend

Some quick hitter thoughts about the Red Sox-Yankees weekend series.

The five X-Factors who will determine the Red Sox season

Not the best players, but perhaps the most important.

Red Sox Position Preview: Starting Pitchers

A look at how the rotation shapes up.

Red Sox Position Preview: Relief Pitchers

The Red Sox bullpen, uh, has some questions.

Red Sox Position Preview: Designated Hitter

Even if he might play a little more outfield, J.D. Martinez is still the Red Sox’s primary designated hitter.

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