Mike Napoli is Boston's top priority, but Sox might have to overpay to get him.
Free agent Curtis Granderson should be on the Red Sox shopping list.
The Red Sox figured sticking to their plan would cost them Jacoby Ellsbury.
A pair of friends, both inmates, pushed through their limits to help others.
David Ross has enjoyed the ride, but says he's ready to return to normalcy.
The Sox could stick with last offseason's approach, but they don't have to.
As David Ortiz turns 38, his place in baseball history continues to evolve.
Will Ben Cherington stick with last offseason's formula for success?
Take 'em or leave 'em? It's your turn to play GM for the 2014 Red Sox.
In a season of resilience, the Red Sox were Boston strong to the finish.
Former classmates give us a glimpse at what Craig Breslow is made of.
The Red Sox have just one step left to complete their improbable journey.
After missing time with a concussion, David Ross is thriving on the big stage.
Starting with Clay Buchholz, John Farrell pieced things together in Game 4.
Game 4 could be a defining moment for Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz.
Jake Peavy can cement a spot in Sox Nation by beating St. Louis in Game 3.
Concern is creeping in for the Sox as the World Series shifts to St. Louis tied at 1.
Once scapegoated, John Lackey's redemption tour takes center stage.
While a great fit in Boston, Mike Napoli has made friends at every turn.
National League lifer David Ross has plenty of respect for the Cardinals.
With the World Series ahead, the Sox's spring shortcomings are long forgotten.
The Sox are aglow in the World Series after trumping the Tigers in the ALCS.
Xander Bogaerts started Game 5 and helped Boston seize a 3-2 ALCS lead.
Uncharacteristic lapses by Dustin Pedroia and Jake Peavy cost the Sox.
The Red Sox keep working together to find new ways to win.
The Red Sox's plan shouldn't be a secret: Get to the Tigers' bullpen.
David Ortiz's flair for the dramatic was in full bloom in Game 2.
Nearly no-hit in Game 1, evidence points to a Sox bounce-back.
The Sox plan to take the pennant away from the reigning AL champ Tigers.
Patience, power, speed, pitching -- the Red Sox keep winning in multiple ways.
The Red Sox turned the page on the Rays and moved on to the ALCS.
After being automatic for so long, Koji Uehara reminds us nobody's perfect.
Following his brother to Boston, Stephen Drew has been a great fit for the Sox.
David Ortiz took David Price deep twice to bookend Boston's Game 2 ALDS win.
The Sox capitalized on timely bounces and Rays' miscues to win a Game 1 rout.
John Farrell's roundabout return to Boston keyed the Sox's turnaround.
Koji Uehara has enjoyed an unusual journey to become the Sox closer.
Jacoby Ellsbury's base-stealing prowess gets the Red Sox going.
Right now, the Red Sox have everything they need to win in the postseason.
Matt Thornton faces stiff bullpen competition for a postseason roster spot.
Sox fans should enjoy David Ortiz while they can. He won't be around forever.
Will Middlebrooks rode ups and downs in helping the Sox reach the playoffs.
Red Sox new and old came out to honor Carl Yastrzemski at Fenway Park.
The AL East champ Sox aren't done yet, so buckle up and enjoy the ride.
The Red Sox still have things to accomplish during the regular season.
Led by Mike Carp and Jonny Gomes, Red Sox pinch hitters keep delivering.
Sox closer Koji Uehara's run of excellence keeps getting better.
Clay Buchholz didn't miss a beat, blanking the Rays in his return.
Even if he doesn't match his pre-injury stats, Buchholz should give Sox a boost.
Jacoby Ellsbury's foot injury doesn't look like it will slow down the Red Sox.
Mike Napoli and Xander Bogaerts led another parade of long balls in N.Y.
This Red Sox odyssey is stranger -- and better -- than fiction.
The Sox are closing in on the playoffs with their AL East foes on fumes.
The Red Sox's home run barrage could be a launching pad to October.
Batting righty vs. righty is doing what once came naturally to Shane Victorino.
Jerry Remy won't return to NESN broadcasts for the rest of the season.
Red-hot Stephen Drew is endearing himself to Sox nation after a slow start.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia has made a strong case to return as Sox catcher.
By beating the Dodgers, the Red Sox showed they can play with anyone.
Sox-Dodgers looms large, but Clay Buchholz's rehab start is even bigger.
A year after the Red Sox-Dodgers megatrade, which team is better off?
Dustin Pedroia survived an injury scare as the steady Sox soldiered on.
Yale grad Craig Breslow is quietly acing his assignments as Red Sox reliever.
The first-place Red Sox are reminded never to get too comfortable.
It's only a matter of time before Xander Bogaerts gets a shot for the Sox.
The Sox have a long stretch on the road, but should have no problem in Houston.
Jake Peavy wants to win games and contribute to Boston's playoff push.
Jake Peavy trade gives Red Sox a chance to finish what they started.
Boomer Scott died feeling some resentment toward the Red Sox.
David Ortiz made better use of his bat Sunday in Baltimore.
David Ortiz's outburst was fueled more by the ump's reaction than his bad call.
The Sox might need to plug holes on offense as well as the pitching staff.
In beating the Rays, Jon Lester showed he can still be on top of his game.
Dustin Pedroia isn't going anywhere, which is just how it should be.
Mike Napoli gives Fenway fans yet another reason to cheer.
The Sox are in great shape post-All-Star break, but stiff competition awaits.
Sox trainers and doctors are finally on the same page, but injuries remain.
From worst to first at the break begs the question: How is John Farrell doing it?
Andrew Miller has been the most reliable option out of the Red Sox's bullpen.
The Sox hit July running, boasting the American League's best record at 50-34.
Between Joey Bats and some issues on the basepaths, the Sox lost their way.
Amid Boston sports' cold drama, the Sox offer a surprise summer romance.
Much-maligned John Lackey is finally healthy and anchoring the Sox staff.
Jose Iglesias gave the Sox no choice but to make him an everyday player.
After an impressive first half, the true test for this Sox team starts now.
Don't be surprised if Junichi Tazawa eventually becomes Boston's closer.
Jonny Gomes' walk-off HR bailed out Andrew Bailey as the Sox swept Rays.
Mike Carp has been a surprising source of power off the Red Sox bench.
The results don't show it, but Jon Lester says he made gains versus the O's.
Powering toward Boston, Xander Bogaerts dazzled in his PawSox debut.
Tough-luck loss aside, Alex Wilson had already earned the Sox's respect.
Andrew Bailey isn't sweating the lack of save opportunities for the Red Sox.
Jon Lester faces questions but has no answers after getting rocked by Rays.
Despite the Red Sox loss, John Lackey is proving his comeback's for real.
Red Sox draft prospects draw comparisons to past hits and misses.
Underdog outfielder Daniel Nava seems to have finally arrived for good.
Jon Lester struggled against the Yankees, but he kept things in control.
Jacoby Ellsbury is stealing the show, punctuated by a Sox-record 5 SBs.
Is Clay Buchholz's baby really the cause of his AC joint trouble?
Jonathan Papelbon wasn't the least bit fazed by his return to Fenway Park.
Terry Francona's Fenway Park homecoming is no time to get nostalgic.
Jon Lester learned the hard way that "you've got to fail in order to succeed."
Jonny Gomes isn't sweating his slow start, saying he'll figure it out soon.
Despite a rough week of losses, the Sox are resolved to keep banging away.
Some question David Ortiz's continued excellence, but many just appreciate it.
At 6-0 with a minuscule ERA, Clay Buchholz is mighty hard to match.
The past two times the Sox sported MLB's best April record? 2004 and 2007.
Several Red Sox players say a teammate's sexuality is a non-issue.
Andrew Bailey has filled the closer's role well, but will he stay there?
Is John Farrell's patience with Alfredo Aceves running out for good?
Will Middlebrooks does what he can to try to make things right.
After a week that rocked us irrevocably, a day at Fenway helps Boston heal.
The Red Sox are eager to reconnect with their fans at Fenway Park.
This Red Sox team is feeding off each other in more ways than one.
Boston's unique celebration of sports and spring was dealt a chilling blow.
Clay Buchholz had everything working in nearly no-hitting the Rays.
Joel Hanrahan's blown save was a wet blanket on the budding Fenway lovefest.
Daniel Nava hit it big with the winning blast in his first Fenway opener.
The Red Sox are bringing their hardball revival to Fenway Park.
John Farrell's every move was met with boos in Toronto, but he laughed last.
Who you callin' free-agent flop? Shane Victorino has keyed Boston's 2-0 start.
A group of could-be closers in the Red Sox bullpen finished off the Yankees.
Jackie Bradley Jr.'s family is living the thrill of the rookie's Red Sox debut.
Who has the edge between the Sox and Yankees? Help us decide.
This season, Will Middlebrooks is letting his personality match his talent.
Fred Lynn thinks the time is now for Jackie Bradley Jr. And he would know.
Jonny Gomes will gladly make room for Jackie Bradley, but urges caution.
It's only a matter of time before Jose Iglesias is a big league shortstop.
For Joel Hanrahan, spring is for training, and summer is for closing.
Jacoby Ellsbury is approaching a pivotal season with confidence and optimism.
Joel Hanrahan credits Joe Kerrigan for helping him find his confidence.
Learning to live with hip condition, Mike Napoli anxious to prove himself.
Ryan Dempster aced his first test, looking sharp in his spring debut.
Alfredo Aceves breaks team protocol again -- but this time in a good way.
Avon Old Farms' Juan Nieves is back in New England as Sox pitching coach.
Stephen Drew has the family talent but a motivation all his own.
Sox OF Shane Victorino supports friend, fellow Hawaiian Manti Te'o.
Jon Lester knows he stunk in 2012 -- and that it won't happen again.
Daniel Bard hopes a simplified approach will ease his transition back to relief.
A talent evaluator breaks down the offseason changes in the AL East.
Jonny Gomes says he's an every-day OF. He could get a shot to prove it.
Pedro Martinez brings his magic touch back to Boston as a special assistant.
Terry Francona's portrayal of Red Sox ownership won't win them any fans.
Sox prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. is full of promise. Could he succeed Ells in CF?
Rubby De La Rosa learned his changeup from Pedro. Let's hope the lesson sticks.
Sox closer Joel Hanrahan liked what he saw in his first look at Fenway.
If Bill James knows anything, the Sox might be better than you think.
Ryan Dempster says the Sox "have as much chance to win as anyone else."
The Red Sox built a bridge to the future at shortstop with Stephen Drew.
The Sox are gambling that not spending big will pay off. Is a bridge year coming?
Ben Cherington has been busy, but his flurry of additions lacks a centerpiece.
Adding character guys is all well and good, but the Sox need more pitching.
Prized free agent Josh Hamilton would be an ideal fit in the Red Sox outfield.
Will Ben Cherington's winter meetings moves be gung-ho or ho-hum?
With Greg Colbrunn hired as hitting coach, John Farrell's staff is complete.
The Red Sox should put Joe Mauer in their crosshairs this winter.
The Red Sox are busy this week cooking up potential roster moves.
If Ben Cherington needs any help, we've got five trades for him to explore.
Will Middlebrooks made the most of time he missed with a broken wrist.
The numbers still add up for David Ortiz, and let's hope it stays that way.
With John Farrell at the helm, the Red Sox are seeking a quick turnaround.
Red Sox fans have a lot of questions for new manager John Farrell.
With John Farrell in place as manager, Ben Cherington's neck is on the line.
The Red Sox should have done right by their fans and cut ticket prices.
Rookie managers haven't often worked for the Sox, but Brad Ausmus might.
Naming a new manager by Election Day would aid the Sox's offseason overhaul.
If the Sox obtain Toronto's John Farrell, there's precedent for compensation.
Take 'em or trash 'em? It's your turn to play GM for the 2013 Red Sox.
John Farrell appears to be held in high regard across the Red Sox organization.
The longest year of Bobby Valentine's baseball life will soon be over.
The best thing about this season for Jon Lester? It's finally over.
As this disastrous season ends, the Sox need David Ortiz more than ever.
John Farrell seems to be the Sox's pick as manager. What if he's unavailable?
What ails Ells? Jacoby returned after missing 6 games, but wouldn't say.
Keith Foulke can finally savor the 2004 title after years of turbulence.
With a dismal season at Fenway done, the Red Sox look for glimmers of hope.
The Red Sox figure to try again in searching for the right manager.
Forecasting which Red Sox pitchers will be back in 2013.
Forecasting which Red Sox position players will be back in 2013.
Bobby Valentine called his roster weak, but his moves aren't much better.
The notion that the Sox are suddenly for sale just doesn't pass the smell test.
The Sox are still showing some fight, for better (Cody Ross) and worse (Aceves).
As a dismal season winds down, the Red Sox take joy in dropping the Yankees.
The last-place Red Sox actually have plenty of things to play for.
Nothing but misery at Fenway Park? You haven't met 12-year-old Grace Pontius.
The Sox could benefit from a manager like John Farrell, who puts players first.
What would Bobby V. tell John Farrell about managing the Sox? Hmmm ...
In lashing out, Bobby Valentine let his wounded pride get the better of him.
Here's how the Red Sox-Dodgers blockbuster went down.
Sox will make play to lock in Ellsbury, but keeping him off market will be hard.
The Red Sox brass plan to be extremely 'disciplined' in rebuilding, but how?
Adrian Gonzalez is gone to L.A., but big questions remain in Boston.
The Sox are willing to lose A-Gon in order to unload Beckett and Crawford.
The Sox keep finding new ways to lose: 13 runs weren't enough vs. the Angels.
This year's Sox team photo feels more like a marching order than a keepsake.
Bob McClure and Bobby Valentine just couldn't last as part of the Red Sox.
After trying his best to carry on, Carl Crawford was left with no choice.
Like it or not, Ben Cherington says Josh Beckett is a foundation of the future.
Yalies Craig Breslow, Ryan Lavarnway induced a double play to drop the Yanks.
Here's how the Red Sox, unhappy with negativity, would like their story told.
Bobby V's Sox are on wobbly legs, and this funk could linger.
Numbers show we can't blame Beckett and Lester for the demise of the Red Sox.
Although Red Sox royalty, Johnny Pesky forever remained a man of the people.
If the Sox don't get hot on the road, there'll be no more playoffs talk.
Tough, arrogant Josh Beckett may need Red Sox fans to get behind him.
Buckle up, Sox fans -- Bobby V won't be relinquishing the driver's seat.
Don't be surprised if the Sox part with Bobby V in hopes of a late run.
Memo to John Henry: The next step in this dreary Sox saga is getting obvious.
It looked like they were riding a wave, but the Sox are treading water again.
Josh Beckett isn't going anywhere, whether Red Sox fans like it or not.
Could an emotional win over the Yankees finally get the Red Sox rolling?
Can we agree that Bobby Valentine's leadership of the Red Sox isn't working?
Myriad reasons why floundering Sox won't be 'bold' at deadline.
Cody Ross' third three-run homer in two nights gave Boston a walk-off win.
Struggling Jon Lester isn't shaken and takes the blame for his performance.
With Youkilis, Crawford and Ellsbury back, emotions will be high at Fenway.
Dustin Pedroia is eager to resume play and prove critics of the Red Sox wrong.
Bobby Valentine seems to be plagued by problems from all directions.
Our scribes make 10 predictions for the Red Sox in the second half.
Midseason grades for each Red Sox player and member of management.
If Carl Crawford will eventually need elbow surgery, perhaps the time is now.
Adrian Gonzalez extended his hit streak, but failed to deliver with Sox trailing late.
After treading water all season, the Sox need to shape up against the Yankees.
Which Sox outfielders will feel the squeeze when Crawford, Ellsbury return?
The Red Sox had varied contributors in pushing past the Blue Jays.
Now serving as Fenway Park's public addres announcer, Gordon Edes.
The Red Sox are in no rush to replace Carl Beane as Fenway's PA man.
While aspects of Kevin Youkilis' game will be missed, it was time to move on.
A 'toxic' situation for the Sox? It's nothing that can't be kept under control.
Franklin Morales emerges as the possible answer to one of the Red Sox problems.
Ben should take a page from Theo's book to save the season: Go bold.
A Nationals uprising rocked Fenway as Stras, Harper wowed in Boston debut.
Some words of caution for Bryce Harper, who hits Fenway this weekend.
Josh Beckett was strong, but the Red Sox bats were weak against the Orioles.
Sox 1st-rounder Deven Marrero could beat out Jose Iglesias as SS of the future.
It's too soon for the Red Sox to abandon the Daniel Bard experiment.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia's manager thinks he's turned into an All-Star.
With Pedroia out, Sox players and their manager are stepping up in creative ways
Jim Leyland blew his top as the Sox broke the game open after a blown call.
Daniel Nava's return may be more improbable than his storybook debut.
The Sox are the best last-place team in MLB, playing .600 ball since April 21.
Daniel Bard searches for his killer fastball while settling into the rotation.
Bobby Valentine named names in dishing praise to all his weary Red Sox.
Kevin Youkilis is back with the Red Sox, at least for the time being.
David Ortiz sounds off about lack of respect for his leadership on Red Sox.
The starting rotation has been central to the Red Sox turnaround.
The unlikely Sox OF trio of Nava, Sweeney and Gonzalez saved the day.
Insults, injuries, ejections ... Everything went wrong for the Sox in Philly.
Josh Beckett's solid outing against Seattle should quiet his critics -- for now.
Sox phenom Will Middlebrooks has proven he is major league ready.
Clay Buchholz cowboyed up vs. the Indians, earning a deserved win.
Josh Beckett's postgame defiance and indifference says it all, doesn't it?
Red Sox PA announcer Carl Beane was a perfect fit at Fenway Park.
With Middlebrooks likely here to stay, a Youkilis trade makes sense for all sides.
Lightning strikes twice -- 1,200 miles apart -- for Will Middlebrooks and sister.
Sox have little choice but to let Clay Buchholz work through his struggles.
The Red Sox sank to new, subterranean lows with another 5-game skid.
Can David Ortiz and Mike Aviles make up for the missing Red Sox bats?
Mike Aviles refutes report as things start to go Boston's way in Minnesota.
Red Sox manager Bobby V hopes things can't get any worse.
After celebrating the past, the Red Sox got bogged down in the present.
Where have you gone, Tony C? Our Sox Nation scribe turns to his imagination.
Did Bobby Valentine's comments do irreparable damage in the clubhouse?
Sure, they started 1-5, but there are reasons to cut the Sox some slack.
The Red Sox spoil their welcome-home party by bringing a 1-5 record to Fenway.
The results weren't great, but Daniel Bard was encouraged by his first start.
Daniel Bard may be a starter now, but he's there for Aceves, Padilla & Co.
A little bit of trust helps Bobby Valentine get his first win with the Red Sox.
A bumbling bullpen is making things difficult for Bobby Valentine.
Seemingly hazy on history, Josh Beckett is long on motivation in 2012.
Setup man Mark Melancon and closer Alfredo Aceves failed their first test.
GM Ben Cherington says the Sox feel good, but not perfect, on Opening Day.
Andrew Bailey's thumb injury puts the Red Sox in an early hole.
Adrian Gonzalez's confidence wasn't shaken by last September's collapse.
The Green Monster could make Cody Ross a big hit at Fenway.
Ciriaco's spring has been so sensational, he could make the Sox roster.
Bobby vs. Ben 'power struggle'? It's more like consensus-building.
After neck and shoulder surgeries, Ryan Kalish faces a long road to the Sox OF.
As the torch passes to Jon Lester, Red Sox legend Mel Parnell's spirit lives on.
Behind-the-scenes guy Zack Minasian helps keep Sox skipper's life in order.
Will Jon Lester's work at slowing down base stealers catch on with the Sox?
Mike Aviles knows he's not a superstar, but says he can get the job done.
The Northeastern Huskies will always be welcome on Bobby Valentine's Sox.
Darnell McDonald lauded J.D. Drew, but even his agent doesn't know his plans.
Jason Varitek's hands said he could still play, but his heart said otherwise.
Like he has in the past, ex-Giant Cody Ross embraces his new opportunity.
Left-hander Andrew Miller says he's 'going in the right direction' with the Sox.
Nick Punto is eager to get a crack at the Yankees as a member of the Red Sox.
The Sox banned clubhouse booze. Let's hope it resurfaces as postseason bubbly.
Carl Crawford should bat second in the lineup as soon as he's healthy.
David Ortiz has slimmed down noticeably after adopting a special diet.
As full-time DH's near extinction, Big Papi powers on for the Red Sox.
On Day 1 of workouts, a hands-on Bobby Valentine gets right down to business.
Looking for a second chance, Carl Crawford has Bobby V in his corner.
After 17 seasons, Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield retires as a true Bostonian.
The Sox should let Mark Melancon compete for the closer's role.
Ralph Branca weighs in on Sox manager Bobby Valentine, his son-in-law.
The Sox are hoping that top target Roy Oswalt signs on to bolster the rotation.
Trading Scutaro yielded another pitcher ... and the chance to ink Roy Oswalt.
The Sox are singing a different, quieter tune ahead of spring training.
The Red Sox have plenty of business to tend to before spring training.
Ben Cherington doesn't figure to settle for Mark Melancon as his closer.
Unconventional pitching coach Rick Peterson could be good fit for Red Sox.
Although he didn't make a big splash, don't think Ben Cherington wasn't busy.
Trading places: Bobby Valentine and Terry Francona swapped stories.
While the Red Sox will be active, expect a different approach at the winter meetings.
One epic collapse and two months later, Bobby V is on board in Boston.
Outspoken and demanding, Bobby V will shake up the Red Sox clubhouse.
What will the Red Sox's manager choice say about the front-office dynamic?
Free agent compensation changes could free Red Sox to go closer shopping.
If Bobby Valentine convinces baseball ops he's a team player, the job is his.
Bobby V is the front-runner, but perhaps the Sox have a trick up their sleeves.
New Cubs manager Dale Sveum is held in high regard by those who know him best.
On his first big move as Red Sox GM, it looks like Ben Cherington was overruled.
Ben Cherington says Dale Sveum isn't the Sox's only candidate for manager.
Ben Cherington has plenty to keep him busy as the GM meetings get under way.
Papelbon will be missed in Boston, but not as badly as you might think.
Mike Maddux has what the Sox need in a manager -- except a desire to come here.
How effective could ex-Sox GM Dan Duquette be in leading the Orioles?
After a rocky stint as third-base coach, Dale Sveum eyes a return as manager.
Pete Mackanin looks to add 'Red Sox manager' to his extensive résumé.
Ben Cherington could have given the absent owners a lesson in accountability.
Ben Cherington's biggest task is to restore confidence in the Red Sox.
As Boston's Boy Wonder moves on, the Sox are left with their own drama .
After days of explosive allegations, the buzz of boozy Sox is fizzing away.
If Henry & Co. don't turn things around, this Red Sox reporter's walking.
Francona learning the hard way that no one escapes Boston with rep intact.
DeMarlo Hale deserves to be a top candidate as Red Sox manager.
Amid speculation on Theo Epstein's future, the Sox keep up a polite secrecy.
Gonzo has taken heat for comments in aftermath, but he's no excuse-maker.
Based on their track record, the Red Sox won't go for a big name as manager.
Theo Epstein's loyalty to the Sox would complicate a possible move from Boston.
The Sox didn't have each other's backs, and ownership didn't have Francona's.
The signs point to Terry Francona's departure as manager of the Red Sox.
This one could take a while to get over for Red Sox players and fans.
The Sox have played 161 games. They likely need a win in 162 to keep playing.
After Tuesday's high drama, the Red Sox say they're ready for the final act.
On Tuesday night, a Nation turns its lonely eyes to ... Erik Bedard.
Having lost all their wiggle room, the Red Sox are firmly against the wall.
Jacoby Ellsbury breathed life into the sagging Sox with his clutch home run.
The Red Sox's amazing slide continued Saturday in New York.
The Red Sox must share responsibility for their slide and focus on fixing it.
After Curt Schilling said he doubts the Red Sox, they showed why he should.
After an eventful 10 hours of baseball, the Sox were back where they started.
The Red Sox have left the Rays behind; now they have to hope it stays that way.
On Sunday, Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield can add to his growing legacy.
Beckett, Bard, Pap douse the Rays' fire as Boston extends its wild-card lead.
Tim Wakefield's road to 200 wins took as many turns as one of his knuckleballs.
If the Red Sox don't take care of the Rays themselves, the Yankees will.
Well, David Ortiz, is it time for the slumping Red Sox to panic? "Hell, yeah."
With the Rays' footsteps getting closer, the Sox are at a critical juncture.
Message to Tito: It's time to move on from John Lackey.
What should be a feel-good story for Tim Wakefield has turned into a horror show.
Josh Beckett's trip to the doctor could determine the Sox's postseason health.
A shaky homestand by the Red Sox gives fans some cause for concern.
When it comes to the Yankees, the Red Sox know nothing comes easy.
Jonathan Papelbon and David Ortiz make their cases to stick around.
The biggest source of Red Sox frustration was not Cervelli but Sabathia.
Terry Francona deserves consideration for manager of the year this season.
Set back by another injury, Jed Lowrie searches for answers.
Would Theo Epstein actually be interested in going to the Cubs?
The Red Sox's anemic hitting can't get worse than it was vs. the Rays. Right?
David Ortiz's injury comes at a bad time for the Red Sox's scuffling offense.
David Ortiz has taken the high road despite unhappiness over contract issues.
Jon Lester didn't have much backup as the Red Sox couldn't complete a sweep.
David Ortiz shows he doesn't need long home runs to add to his RBI total.
After an 0-7 start, the Red Sox are winning on the road at a remarkable clip.
It seems we just can't get enough of the Red Sox tangling with the Yankees.
Another strange moment for the Red Sox-Yankees history book.
The Yankees' bullpen stopped the Sox on Friday, but this battle is far from over.
With back-to-back walk-offs, Sox center fielder Ellsbury is looking like a superstar.
Theo Epstein showed his concern for Clay Buchholz by trading for Erik Bedard.
Theo Epstein has a lot to think about, but Terry Francona likes his team as is.
In typical fashion, Terry Francona tried to duck the spotlight after his milestone win.
Sox hitting consultant Tommy Harper says Big Papi is back on track this year.
Signs point to a small deadline deal, but Sox GM Theo Epstein loves to surprise.
While saying he'll 'figure it out,' slumping J.D. Drew acknowledges his frustration.
Amid an offensive onslaught, reliever Dan Wheeler was a hidden contributor.
Adrian Gonzalez has had no trouble adjusting to his first season in Boston.
Jacoby Ellsbury's return to Arizona stirs pride in his Native American roots.
Picking out the best seasons to create an all-time Red Sox All-Star team.
The case for David Ortiz as the best pure home run hitter in team history.
Midseason grades for each Red Sox player and member of management.
The Sox need to hope Jon Lester's optimism about his injury is warranted.
With Mike Cameron gone, the writing is on the wall for J.D. Drew.
Theo Epstein already made his big splash, so the trade deadline could be tame.
The Red Sox can't be thinking World Series yet as they face the Phillies.
Lefty Andrew Miller stands out as a potentially big pickup for the Red Sox.
Tim Wakefield won't let the Red Sox forget about his value to the team.
As Red Sox begin interleague play, the no-DH dilemma reappears.
Josh Beckett's one-hitter wins the approval of Boston's new pitching coach.
The Rays are finding ways to compete even without Carl Crawford.
With nearly every player contributing, the Red Sox are on pace to win 107 games.
Papi's plunking had nothing to do with reporters; it was simple retaliation.
Jonathan Papelbon learns of punishment, then punishes the Yankees.
The Red Sox have been clicking on all cylinders, with one notable exception.
A 12-year-old fan helped convince the Red Sox to make an anti-bullying video.
Rich Hill's bad luck is Tommy Hottovy's chance at breaking through in Boston.
Dice-K never lived up to the fanfare and his absence will stir few emotions.
After 20 games in 20 days, the Red Sox welcome a day off to rest and regroup.
While out on the road, the Red Sox found a home in first place in the AL East.
Tim Wakefield continues to show age is nothing but a number.
Carl Crawford is settling in and that just makes the Sox even more dangerous.
David Ortiz says the Sox's offensive burst Friday is a sign of things to come.
An open letter -- and some gentle advice -- to long-suffering Chicago Cubs fans.
Red Sox Mailbag: They're keeping their eye on the ball.
The Sox shuffle their rotation as Dice-K and Lackey rest their injured arms.
The Red Sox found some satisfaction in finally reaching the .500 mark.
Adrian Gonzalez is doing what the Sox signed him to do: hit.
Have no fear, Red Sox fans, your team will hit its stride.
John Lackey accepts blame for a lackluster performance by the Red Sox.
Dustin Pedroia tackles a fear of flying with his trademark grit and humor.
It's time for the Red Sox to put Carl Crawford back at the top of their lineup.
Despite his home run drought, Adrian Gonzalez is confident long balls will come.
Deflecting talk of personal catchers, Jason Varitek stresses "we're a team."
Not pleased with having his turn skipped, John Lackey is pitching with a purpose.
The Red Sox get relief from their road woes thanks to the bullpen.
Carl Crawford is still looking for his batting rhythm with the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are secure with Adrian Gonzalez's big contract despite team struggles.
Daisuke Matzusaka is at fault for his struggles with the Red Sox.
What we've learned about the Red Sox -- and it's not all bad.
Dustin Pedroia speaks loudly and carries a big stick in Boston's first win of 2011.
Checking in on some early season questions from Red Sox fans.
The 0-6 Red Sox return home knowing it can't get much worse.
Things just keep getting uglier as the Red Sox long for their first win.
Great expectations become great anxiety as the Sox still search for their first win.
The Sox already are looking to Josh Beckett to return to the role of stopper.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia knows he needs to settle in after a rough opening series.
The reliable arms were just the opposite in the Red Sox season opener.
The Red Sox don't seem to mind being everybody's team to beat.
A player-by-player scouting report for the 2011 Boston Red Sox.
Ten things we learned about the Red Sox during spring training.
Curt Young shares his first impressions of each Red Sox pitcher.
A lefty-righty imbalance shouldn't be a problem for this stacked Sox lineup.
Amid marquee names, little-known prospect has a special moment.
Will new big bats take the pressure off David Ortiz? Not if you ask him.
Tagged as "utility" infielder, Jed Lowrie learns the art of diplomacy with the Sox.
Jacoby Ellsbury is playing hot but remains reserved after a thorny 2010.
Adrian Gonzalez is glad to share his wisdom with up-and-comer Jose Iglesias.
Brian Cashman says the Yankees weren't going after Crawford, Gonzalez.
A former Notre Dame closer is the Red Sox starter on Saturday.
Jon Lester the best pitcher in baseball? Let us make our case ...
Andrew Miller hopes the fog finally is ready to lift on his disappointing career.
Sox brass paint a sunny picture after an ovation-worthy spending spree.
The Red Sox are banking on Carl Crawford paying off.
David Ortiz struggled the past two Aprils. He's confident that won't happen again.
Why Boston could be the next stop for Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols.
Daisuke Matsuzaka hopes a new offseason approach translates to success.
Kevin Youkilis' versatility and mindset made the Sox' big offseason possible.
A closer his entire career, Bobby Jenks says he's fine with the setup in Boston.
The Red Sox Mailbag makes its 2011 debut with answers to a pile of questions.
Adrian Gonzalez's first manager reflects on the first baseman's early days.
Adrian Gonzalez showed up at Red Sox camp on Wednesday.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia says he lost the yips by tapping into sports psychology.
Jonathan Papelbon says his uncertain future in Boston won't hold him back.
Playing the over-under game with Bill James' projections for the Sox.
The Sox have a base-stealing dynamic they haven't seen in years -- if ever.
Part 3: There's no way Adrian Gonzalez won't be a Monster at Fenway.
Part 2: Trust sealed the deal between Adrian Gonzalez and the Red Sox.
Adrian Gonzalez: Destined to play baseball in San Diego -- and Boston.
With Cliff Lee spurning New York, the Red Sox's offseason gets even better.
A stacked lineup is great, but Boston's bullpen still needs some help.
Big moves weren't made to create Red Sox buzz, but it's a welcome side effect.
Finally, GM Theo Epstein becomes an ace closer for the Red Sox.
After triumphant Gonzalez signing, Theo could have more up his sleeve.
After all his work, Theo Epstein wasn't about to let Adrian Gonzalez get away.
Sox on the verge of landing Adrian Gonzalez, Theo's dream becoming reality.
Confused by the Red Sox this offseason? They know what they're doing.
How badly will the Red Sox miss Victor Martinez? Only time will tell.
The 10 things we learned at the baseball GM meetings in Orlando this week.
Theo Epstein says he's OK with Jarrod Saltalamacchia as his top catcher.
Theo has his work cut out for him as important Sox offseason kicks off.
No easy answer for Red Sox when it comes to David Ortiz's contract.
The Celemente Award honors Tim Wakefield's great service to his communities.
Marco Scutaro figures to start at short in 2011, but Jed Lowrie could have a shot.
As the Sox try to fix their bullpen, the question is: Where to begin?
The Red Sox may choose to go bold in hopes of bolstering their outfield.
V-Mart struggled with base runners, but the Sox could use his bat and versatility.
Red Sox are inclined to pick up David Ortiz's option, but he has other ideas.
Will Adrian Beltre be back? There are many factors, including another Adrian.
While Jason Varitek's future in Boston is uncertain, Sunday sure felt like goodbye.
Mike Lowell leaves the Red Sox with memories, applause ... and third base.
Jon Lester fell short of 20 wins this year, but he'll likely get another shot.
Even in a sour season, the Red Sox had some sweet moments.
Despite grand expectations, the Red Sox may have been doomed from the start.
The word on Mike Lowell: Retiring Sox infielder provides defining moments.
Adrian Beltre established a market correction with strong season in Boston.
The real competition between the Red Sox and Yankees is in the offseason.
Adrian Beltre's late-season push has put him among the MVP favorites.
Doing the Red Sox postseason math for true believers. It's not pretty
David Ortiz emerges from the shadows with another 30-homer season.
With his continued success, Jon Lester has made special the norm.
John Lackey couldn't execute, so the Athletics took the reins Saturday night.
Another game in the Bay Area, another poor outing for Clay Buchholz.
Daisuke Matsuzaka and the Red Sox suffer through a sorry finish.
There's no debate: The Red Sox need to keep David Ortiz in Boston.
Red Sox reliever Scott Atchison finds inspiration in ailing daughter.
Red Sox pitchers have their issues, but the rotation looks strong for 2011.
It has been a season of controversy and criticism for the Red Sox medical staff.
With their bats falling silent, the Red Sox are seeing their season unravel.
After dropping series to the Rays, a Red Sox playoff spot is hard to figure.
J.D. Drew said he didn't mean to catch it. But after he did, he also caught flack.
The Red Sox? Boring? Hardly. And especially not on Friday night.
Considering the Red Sox injuries, it's time to take a closer look at the medical staff.
It was just a little smack talk, but it gave Adrian Beltre the boot on Wednesday.
Bud Selig, who went to bat for Milwaukee, takes his place in Brewers lore.
After lost season, Jacoby Ellsbury vows to come back better than ever.
Red Sox pitcher Beckett still searching for answers this season.
Pressure on the Red Sox to make the playoffs? Not if you ask them.
Dustin Pedroia returns to the Sox without a hit -- or a limp -- but with a win.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia says he has no bad blood for his former team.
Another blown save for Papelbon, but don't expect Bard to take over.
Bill Hall's power surge is surprising even to the Red Sox supersub himself.
Could rookie left-hander Felix Doubront breathe life into the Red Sox bullpen?
Despite his own pain, Marco Scutaro has been a rock for the banged-up Red Sox.
The Red Sox escape from New York, showing they're not packing it in yet.
With A.J. Burnett scratched, the Red Sox blew their chance to gain ground.
No A-Rod? No help -- for the Red Sox. They couldn't take advantage Saturday.
This Red Sox-Yankees series will tell us a lot about this Sox team.
Unable to swing a major deadline deal, Theo Epstein looks within for answers.
The mailbag has questions about Hideki Okajima, the trade deadline and more.
With their long trip over, the Red Sox are feeling better mentally and physically.
Hideki Okajima says he feels 'kind of alone' in the Red Sox bullpen.
Will the Red Sox's trip to the West Coast turn into a road to nowhere?
In one night, John Lackey and Josh Beckett renew Red Sox fans' hope.
Pitching mistakes and a catcher -- Bengie Molina -- handed the Red Sox a loss
Terry Francona's steady hand has helped the Red Sox weather setbacks.
Perhaps an AL All-Star victory shouldn't have come down to David Ortiz's speed.
George Steinbrenner resurrected a Sox-Yankees rivalry that's unmatched in sports.
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz wants an extension -- not a one-year contract.
Jacoby Ellsbury takes on the Red Sox in lengthy comments about his rib injury.
Although he's not an All-Star, Jonathan Papelbon is pleased with where he is.
The decision for Red Sox fans is clear: Take a night away from baseball.
With Kevin Youkilis out, the Red Sox are left with no good options.
The Red Sox found another unlikely contributor, but they couldn't get a win.
Red Sox pitchers show off their free-swinging sides in interleague play.
Despite rash of injuries, Terry Francona doesn't want to hear about bad luck.
As freak injuries mount, the Red Sox's depth and determination are being tested.
Daniel Nava's amazing ride to the majors hasn't slowed down at all.
Dustin Pedroia's amazing night really wasn't a surprise to the Red Sox.
Papelbon's collapse casts a shadow on an impressive night for the Red Sox.
It's becoming clear Mike Lowell is doomed to fail as an occasional player.
10 reasons why the 'Lost Boys' of April and May are suddenly a game out of first.
Despite piling up different configurations, the Red Sox outfield is holding together.
Reunion night at Fenway: Roger Clemens, Manny Ramirez cross paths.
Whether he elicits cheers or boos, Manny Ramirez indisputably is one of a kind.
Counting down the top 10 "Manny" moments from his stay in Boston.
As the Red Sox rely on call-ups, their outfield ranking has plummeted.
After finally making it to the majors, Daniel Nava showed he belonged.
Daniel Bard rushed to get ready, then couldn't slow down the Indians.
Justin Masterson shows Red Sox what they gave up when they dealt him away.
Tim Wakefield set one Red Sox record, but has his eyes on something bigger.
Victor Martinez reconnects with the family that took him in during his first season.
Dice-K finds comfort zone while Martinez makes himself at home.
Tim Bogar's "two bad decisions" cost Red Sox in loss to A's.
Tim Wakefield allows more hits than he registers outs in ugly loss at Fenway.
Now that the Sox are "settled in," they're roaring back into the AL East race.
A day after being cut, Darnell McDonald was happy to be back with Sox.
Clay Buchholz uses the guitar to help him pitch. So far this season it's working.
After a slow start, the streaking Red Sox remind us it's a long season.
Josh Beckett blames one pitch for his trip to the disabled list.
With a second chance at the Yankees, Jonathan Papelbon doesn't stay down.
Bad news for the Red Sox: The Yankees are figuring out Papelbon.
Just because the Yankees have left town doesn't mean things get any easier.
If Sox fans are frustrated, imagine how John Henry feels.
For Josh Beckett, it went south quickly against the Yankees.
Five things to watch for during this weekend's Red Sox-Yankees series.
David Ortiz, John Lackey reward Red Sox's faith and don't look back.
Jon Lester shoulders responsibility as the Red Sox rely on their leading lefty.
Sox respond loudly after weekend woes, but all it'll earn Lowell is bench spot.
Swept by Orioles, Sox have no answers as they fall further behind.
Tim Wakefield and Daisuke Matsuzaka made for a combustible combination.
After a disappointing April, the Red Sox have cause for concern.
As Red Sox veterans' roles change, Terry Francona manages the best he can.
Sunday sampler: McDonald's two-way potential; Pedroia pressing?
Homerless no more, Big Papi buoyed by father's visit, extra work.
Tim Wakefield's move to the bullpen is counter to party line in spring training.
Do Wednesday's events show the Red Sox have turned the page on David Ortiz?
The Red Sox needed a spark, Darnell McDonald needed a chance.
Red Sox try to figure out how to stop opponents from running wild
Slumping Sox can't hit, pitch or play defense; they can't even win at Fenway.
Add Jon Lester to the list of Red Sox who are struggling out of the gate.
Outfielders' injuries, slow start raise questions as Red Sox shuffle the lineup.
The beauty of the Twins' new stadium was lost on the Red Sox on Monday.
Father's illness adds another layer to Jason Varitek's year of transition.
He may retire next year, but for now Mike Lowell says he's prepared to play.
Some questions, some answers emerge as Red Sox drop two of three to Yankees.
'Big Papi' persona can't mask David Ortiz's frustration at talk of last season.
What does Josh Beckett's deal mean for Victor Martinez and Daisuke Matsuzaka?
Offseason focus was on pitching, defense, but bats bail out Red Sox in opener.
New Red Sox will jump right into Yankees rivalry on Opening Night.
Felix Maldonado holds a special place in the Red Sox minor league system.
A pitcher-by-pitcher look at the rotations of the Red Sox and Yankees.
All signs point to the Sox making another big push for Adrian Gonzalez.
Mike Lowell says he just wanted a chance to compete for his job with the Sox.
Tim Wakefield's career was turned around by an old Pirates coach.
Mike Lowell maintains his grace, sense of humor despite uncertain future.
J.D. Drew gains perspective from his 4-year-old son and Mark McGwire.
Red Sox shortstop Marco Scutaro would take a ring over a starring role.
Alan Embree's no-fear attitude fuels his return to the Red Sox bullpen.
With Alan Embree added to mix, Red Sox's bullpen still a bit jumbled.
Adrian Beltre gets glove warmed up with spectacular spring play.
Dad's disability was no obstacle to baseball bond for Josh Reddick.
Three months after voided trade, Mike Lowell's future in Boston is still uncertain.
Nomar Garciaparra comes full circle, returning to the team his heart never left.
Dustin Pedroia found focus in baseball when real life reared its ugly head.
Red Sox prospect Casey Kelly has a storybook homecoming in Sarasota.
Victor Martinez is a big fan of the Twins' Joe Mauer, and for good reason.
Prospects Jose Iglesias and Casey Kelly live their dreams in spring debuts.
Red Sox instructor puts select group of catchers through challenging camp.
For Jason Varitek, new backup role could mean Fisk-like longevity.
Mike Cameron won't be intimidated by his new surroundings with the Red Sox.
John Henry's ownership group has followed through on and off the field.
Boston doesn't seem to have a backup plan for Mike Lowell.
Clay Buchholz showed promise last year, but he's still fighting for a spot in the rotation.
David Ortiz comes to camp looking forward to silencing critics from the past.
Beckett's contract has been a hot topic, but he doesn't want to talk about it.
A revamped Red Sox squad seems eager to put the pieces in place.
Lester's pitch for Beckett seems to get Francona's endorsement.
Daisuke Matsuzaka could be feeling the effects of his workload in Japan.
Terry Francona touches base on Tim Wakefield, Mike Lowell.
John Lackey's passion should be a good fit for Red Sox fans.
On and off the field, Jonathan Papelbon follows Mariano Rivera's path.
Red Sox GM Theo Epstein pleased with Daisuke Matsuzaka's attitude.
Victor Martinez wants an extension, but agent says negotiations have not begun.
The Red Sox have a new man in charge of keeping spring camp on course.
If the Sox keep the front office stable, they'll be well positioned going forward.
Red Sox mailbag: On Buchholz, Papi and Mauer
New PawSox manager Torey Lovullo shouldn't get too comfortable.
Josh Beckett could have a new deal by spring -- or be trade fodder by summer.
Red Sox are counting on David Ortiz's bat, Victor Martinez's glove.
Defensive improvement doesn't make up for lost pop in outfield.
Beltre, Scutaro provide big upgrade for Red Sox infield.
Bard is set up to stabilize the back end of the Red Sox bullpen.
Jonathan Papelbon isn't closing the book on his blown save in playoffs.
Adrian Beltre came at price the Red Sox couldn't refuse.
Fenway had never seen anything like this, though the walk-off ending was familiar.
Lowell, Bay, Theo are the hot topics in the first part of this week's Red Sox mailbag.
Terry Francona's son, Nick, is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Where the 2010 Red Sox stand in payroll, pitching, position players and coaching.
The nixing of a trade to Texas is another strange twist in Lowell's Sox odyssey.
Can Casey Kotchman play first every day? That's one question in the mailbag.
Theo Epstein smoothly adapted his offseason plan.
Could the Red Sox starting rotation win 80-plus games next season?
Quick strike for Lackey seems out of character for Epstein.
Theo Epstein has made progress but still has work to do this offseason.
Reported trade of Mike Lowell would only add to intrigue for Red Sox.
With Angels in play for Bay, Red Sox talk to Scott Boras.
Kelly to focus on pitching; little other news at Day 1 of meetings
GM Theo Epstein keeps plans fluid, but with an eye toward the future.
David Ortiz says he has put last season's PED scandal behind him.
Jason Bay's agent was making no predictions on when his client will sign.
Marco Scutaro could be the answer for the Red Sox at shortstop.
One problem with trading Mike Lowell: Teams have safer, cheaper options.
Thoughts on Miguel Cabrera, Roy Halladay and getting younger.
What are Halladay, Beckett worth, and will Boston pay?
David Ortiz, who says the criticism hurts, deserves more time to answer back.
The Red Sox are in the running for Roy Halladay, but face lots of competition.
Reading the tea leaves on the Sox as free agency gets in full swing.
Gordon Edes returns to the neighborhood to cover the Red Sox for ESPNBoston.com.