Author Archives: Jamie Gatlin

The Red Sox Infield is Full of New Faces

Jamie Gatlin | January 14th, 2020 

With the start of spring training only weeks away, the Boston Red Sox roster is still full of question marks. While many of their key players are expected to return, the right side of the infield has undergone significant change. Brock Holt and Mitch Moreland remain unsigned and are not expected to return, while Dustin Pedroia has only appeared in nine games over the past two years. Despite the uncertainty, the Red Sox do have a few young players that will be relied on heavily this coming season.

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Eduardo Rodriguez Is Becoming The Red Sox Ace

Jamie Gatlin | September 9th, 2019

Coming into 2019 the Red Sox starting rotation was supposed to be one of their strengths. Unfortunately, this season has not gone as planned and due to inconsistency and injuries the Red Sox starters have not met expectations. Although it has been a disappointing season, Eduardo Rodriguez has been a bright spot on a struggling staff. The former top prospect is having the best season of his career. As the Red Sox fall and are currently third in the AL East, Rodriguez is emerging as an ace.

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Jose Osuna Taking Advantage of Latest Opportunity

Jamie Gatlin | September 4th, 2019

Over the past few seasons, Jose Osuna has been one of the Pirates most interesting prospects. The Venezuelan native was signed by Pittsburgh a decade ago but never appeared on any top prospect lists. The Pirates, however, saw something in Osuna and invited him to Spring Training in 2017. Despite an impressive spring Osuna did not make the team out of camp but was one of the final cuts. Unfortunately for the Pirates super-utility weapon he was unable to build off his impressive camp and hit .233 in 104 games. So far this year, however, Osuna is living up to the potential Pittsburgh saw in him.

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Brock Holt Heating Up At The Perfect Time

Jamie Gatlin | Aug 30th, 2019 

When Brock Holt first arrived in Boston, as part of the Mark Melancon deal expectations were not high. The young infielder was an unknown and was not expected to last long in Boston. His career, however, has not gone as planned and he has become an important piece over the last seven seasons. With free agency on the horizon, his run in Boston may, unfortunately, be coming to an end. As the season winds down, Holt is reminding Red Sox management what makes him so valuable. Continue reading

Steven Brault Reinventing himself in 2019

Jamie Gatlin \ Aug 20th, 2019

After a second-half slide, the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves planning for 2020 and beyond. As the Pirates look to build for the future, it is a golden opportunity for young players to prove themselves. Although pitcher Steven Brault would not fall under that category since he made his debut in 2016, he has been a bright spot amid the Pirates struggles. After bouncing between the bullpen and rotation, the lefty has been impressive of late. As the Pirates pitching has struggled, Brault has excelled. Continue reading

Brandon Workman’s Unsuspected Rise

Jamie Gatlin \ Aug 14th, 2019 

Entering this season Brandon Workman’s future in Boston was uncertain. The righty had no options remaining and struggled in the second half and postseason last year. In 2019 however, he has not only proved his critics wrong but been the Red Sox best reliever. As the Red Sox have struggled mightily Workman has seemingly put it all together in his fifth major league season. Continue reading

Darwinzon Hernandez Excelling In Red Sox Bullpen

Jamie Gatlin \ Aug 7th, 2019

So far this season the Red Sox bullpen has been a constant source of frustration. Their performance has been magnified of late as the Sox are currently six and a half games out of a wild card spot. While the relief group has been inconsistent so far, Darwinzon Hernandez is emerging as a key piece. The Sox lefthander has been dominate of late in his second major league stint. As the defending champs look to climb back into the playoff picture he will be an important piece of the puzzle. Continue reading