Over the Monster - All Posts

But Can He Pitch?

  • Chris Sale and Red Sox close to extension

    Chris Sale and Red Sox close to extension

    It’s happening! It’s been extension season all around baseball the last week or two, but the Red Sox have been sitting out. It seems that’s about to change. According to Alex Speier, the Red Sox...

    Read Article
  • Previewing the American League

    Previewing the American League

    A quick look at the ten AL teams not in the East. With only a little more than a week left until Opening Day for most teams (and only a couple days away from Opening Day for the Mariners and A’s)...

    Read Article
  • Looking at where we stand with the Red Sox bullpen

    Looking at where we stand with the Red Sox bullpen

    Alex Cora gave an update on Friday. Opening Day is not less than a week away, but we still aren’t sure what the Red Sox bullpen is going to look like. The rest of the roster is more or less clear...

    Read Article
  • Red Sox Top Prospect Voting: Can Denyi Reyes prove the scouts wrong?

    Red Sox Top Prospect Voting: Can Denyi Reyes prove the scouts wrong?

    The reports are not nearly as exciting as the numbers, and this will be a big year for the Red Sox righty. For the second straight vote, it was something of a runaway as we continue to get towards...

    Read Article
  • OTM Open Thread 3/22: It is Friday

    OTM Open Thread 3/22: It is Friday

    Happy Friday everyone. The full version of OOTP comes out today if you’re into that sort of thing. There is also college basketball on all day yet again as the first round of the NCAA tournament...

    Read Article
  • MLB Roundup 3/22: Extension season continues

    MLB Roundup 3/22: Extension season continues

    And an all-time great says goodbye. Two more big-name extensions Extension season continues to roll along as some players seem afraid of the free agency process and are signing on to under-market...

    Read Article
  • Daily Red Sox Links: Dave Dombrowski, Andrew Benintendi, David Price

    Daily Red Sox Links: Dave Dombrowski, Andrew Benintendi, David Price

    Extensions are popping up all over the game, but the Red Sox haven’t signed any this winter. Dave Dombrowski says he won’t negotiate any after Opening Day. (Justin Leger; NBC Sports Boston) One of...

    Read Article
  • Red Sox 8, Rays 0: That’s more like it

    Red Sox 8, Rays 0: That’s more like it

    Most everything goes well for Boston on Thursday. I said before the game that it was about time the Red Sox got things rolling, and while results this time of year don’t really matter it still...

    Read Article
  • Red Sox “actively discussing” possible trades involving Sandy León

    Red Sox “actively discussing” possible trades involving Sandy León

    It seems they’ve made a decision at catcher. Heading into camp, the number one biggest position of interest for the Red Sox was catcher, and it wasn’t particularly close. As we all know by now,...

    Read Article
  • Red Sox vs. Rays Lineups: Time to get on track

    Red Sox vs. Rays Lineups: Time to get on track

    Unless they don’t. Over the last few weeks, Alex Cora has mentioned multiple times that sooner or later, the results need to start coming. He’s said that mostly in response to some poor outings...

    Read Article
  • Simulating the 2019 season with Out of the Park Baseball

    Simulating the 2019 season with Out of the Park Baseball

    OOTP is out, which is the best time of year. This week was one of the best weeks of the year, because it was when Out of the Park Baseball came out. If you’ve never played or never heard of it,...

    Read Article
  • American League East Preview: New York Yankees

    American League East Preview: New York Yankees

    A look at how the rivals are shaping up for 2019. With only a little more than a week left until Opening Day for most teams (and only a couple days away from Opening Day for the Mariners and A’s)...

    Read Article
  • In the Mookie Betts contract saga, the ball is firmly in the team’s court

    In the Mookie Betts contract saga, the ball is firmly in the team’s court

    It’s up to the Red Sox to make sure their biggest star doesn’t play for another team. The big news in Red Sox camp on Wednesday had nothing to do with the team’s evening game out in Sarasota. It...

    Read Article
  • OTM Open Thread 3/21: It is Thursday

    OTM Open Thread 3/21: It is Thursday

    It is March. Happy Thursday everyone. There is real, meaningful baseball on my TV as I write this and that is cool as hell. By the time this goes up the second regular season game of the year will...

    Read Article
  • MLB Roundup 3/21: Brewers in “serious” talks with Craig Kimbrel

    MLB Roundup 3/21: Brewers in “serious” talks with Craig Kimbrel

    The saga may be over Brewers in “serious” talks with Craig Kimbrel It has been clear for months that the Red Sox were never going to seriously consider re-signing Craig Kimbrel, which you...

    Read Article
  • Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, David Price, Eduardo Núñez

    Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, David Price, Eduardo Núñez

    Between his MVP season last year, Mike Trout’s new contract and his free agency coming up in a couple of winters, Mookie Betts has a lot going on. Fortunately, he doesn’t get caught up in any of...

    Read Article
  • Red Sox 6, Orioles 4: The young guys come back for a win

    Red Sox 6, Orioles 4: The young guys come back for a win

    The players who are going to matter in 2019 were pretty meh. The Red Sox travelled to take on the Orioles on Wednesday, with a good number of regulars making the trip, but not all of them. Mookie...

    Read Article
  • Red Sox at Orioles Lineups: Back after the rainout

    Red Sox at Orioles Lineups: Back after the rainout

    The Red Sox are back in action for their first night game of the year. The Red Sox are back in action on Wednesday after being rained out on Tuesday, and it’s the first evening game of the year....

    Read Article
  • One Big Question: Can Brandon Workman add more deception?

    One Big Question: Can Brandon Workman add more deception?

    If not, he won’t be able to step up to a more important role. Welcome to Over the Monster’s One Big Question series. For those unfamiliar, this is something of a season roster preview where over...

    Read Article
  • Expectations for Rafael Devers in 2019

    Expectations for Rafael Devers in 2019

    Let’s hope he gets comfortable in the 3-hole. Third basemen Rafael Devers, who one of the most intriguing players on this year’s Red Sox roster, has been scorching hot throughout spring training....

    Read Article
  • loading
    Loading More...