Mazz: Now in contention for No. 1 pick, Red Sox should tank

The Red Sox are a mess, folks. And there are no simple fixes here. Even if Chris Sale and Eduardo Rodriguez come back healthy next year, the Red Sox are woefully short on young talent overall and young pitching, in particular. The best way to get it is through the draft, which brings us back to the idea of tanking, whether you want to call it that or not.

The Baseball Reporters: Should the Red Sox Tank?

Tonight on The Baseball Reporters, Tony Mazz recaps the Red Sox 8-2 loss against the Rays. Should the Red Sox tank? Mazz wouldn't go that far and still thinks the team has some valuable pieces. 

Mazz: Did J.D. Martinez quit on the Red Sox?

Martinez? Unless or until we find out more in a world with limited media access, he has no defense or excuse. It sure feels like Captain Video pulled a Manny Ramirez in New York last weekend, refusing to hit in one of the few games where the Red Sox have had a chance this season. Whether they won or lost the game is irrelevant. The whole point, this year especially, is to try.

The Baseball Reporters: Last Night’s Red Sox Win Over the Rays and J.D. Martinez Not Pinch Hitting vs. the Yankees

Tony Massarotti kicked off the Baseball Reporters discussing last night’s Boston Red Sox win over the Tampa Bay Rays and their expectations going forward.  Mazz and Marshall Hook also looked back at the Red Sox series with the Yankees and JD Martinez not coming off the bench to pinch hit in last Saturday’s loss.

The Baseball Reporters: Red Sox Snap 4-Game Skid, the Approach of the Pitching Staff, and Rescheduling Games Due to Covid-19 Outbreaks

Mazz opened up the Baseball Reporters discussing last night’s Boston Red Sox win over the New York Mets.  Mazz also talked about the number of curveballs thrown by the Red Sox pitching staff. Tony also discussed how MLB could reschedule games because of Covid-19 outbreaks with the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies.

The Baseball Reporters: Red Sox Drop 4th Straight, Joe Kelly Suspended by MLB, and the Red Sox Pitching Woes

Tony Massarotti opened up the Baseball Reporters discussing the continued struggles of the Boston Red Sox.  Mazz also got into the Joe Kelly suspension for an incident between the Dodgers and Astros.  Mazz also shared his concerns with Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers.