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  • The Royals and the Orioles were way more aggressive at the plate than Boston who seemed to be a trend behind in "Moneyball" baseball. The Sox walked 535 times, the Orioles 401 times, and the Royals 380. But that only tells part of the story. The Royals took 11,915 pitches; the Orioles took 12,111 pitches, while Boston took 14,281 pitches, the most in the majors.... read more...
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  • A team doesn’t stumble to a disappointing 71-91 record without several reasons for its failure. There was more than enough blame to go around for the Red Sox this season after completing their worst-to-first-to-worst-again turnaround.... read more...
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  • An assortment of injuries to his finger, toe, knee, and back hampered Mike Napoli last season, but it's a sleep apnea -- a condition in which someone's airway becomes obstructed -- that's causing the Red Sox first baseman to have offseason surgery.... read more...
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