The Baseball Reporters: Red Sox Snap Their Skid in Oakland, the Catching Platoon, and the Mishaps on the Base Path

Tony Massarotti kicked off the Baseball Reporters discussing last night’s Boston Red Sox win over the Oakland Athletics and roles of the catchers.  Should the Red Sox consider calling up Sandy Leon?  Finally, Mazz did a quick recap of today’s 7-3 loss in Oakland.

The Baseball Reporters: Chris Sale’s Velocity, Base Running Gaffes, and the Red Sox 1-5 Start

Tony Massarotti opened up the Baseball Reporters discussing Chris Sale’s performance in last night’s Boston Red Sox 1-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics.  Mazz also talked about Xander Bogaerts testing A’s outfielder Ramon Laureano’s arm for a second night in a row.  Matt McCarthy, of the Hardcore Baseball podcast and, joined the show to…

The Baseball Reporters: Red Sox Pitching Concerns and Spending

Tony Massarotti kicked off an abbreviated Baseball Reporters discussing David Price’s performance in last night’s Boston Red Sox 7-0 loss to the Athletics in Oakland.  Mazz also checked in on former Red Sox closer Joe Kelly out in Los Angeles.

Mazz: For Alex Cora and Red Sox, Invoice for October Workload May Be Coming Due Now

When you add it all up – past, present and future – the Red Sox have over a half-billion dollars invested in their starting rotation, $531.8 million to be exact. Those five pitchers are and always have been the foundation in Dave Dombrowski’s formula for success. And when they perform like they’re performing now, there’s really no need for analysis of any kind. You just have no chance.

Mazz: The Chris Sale conundrum ... can he dial it down and still be dominant?

Does everyone get the point now? When Sale is airing it out, he’s at his very best – and not just because of the velocity. His slider is much sharper, too. The Sale we saw yesterday in Seattle looked like a guy who was holding back and trying to pace himself – again, we’re assuming health here – and the result wasn’t remotely close to good enough.

The Baseball Reporters: Tonight's Season Opener, Bullpen & Catching Concerns, and Dan Roche of WBZ-TV

Tony Massarotti opened up the Baseball Reporters previewing tonight's Boston Red Sox season opener against the Seattle Mariners.  Mazz also discussed his concerns with the Red Sox bullpen and their catching situation.  Dan Roche, of WBZ-TV, joined the Baseball Reporters to discuss tonight's game, how manager Alex Cora will use his bullpen, and Chris Sale's…