Mazz: The Chaim Bloom Era starts now

Are they this bad? No. But they’re not going to be championship-caliber for a while, either. And Bloom knows it. So do Henry and everyone else in the organization. They’re just not going to say it because they still want you to pay attention. But the upcoming free agent market stinks for starting pitching and the Red Sox are in no real position to deal prospects, which leaves Bloom with decidedly few options.

Red Sox sign RHP Collin McHugh

With their pitching depth already thin and Chris Sale's status for the beginning of the year up in the air, the Red Sox have added an arm, signing 32-year-old Colin McHugh.

Toucher & Rich: The Stack (2/27/20)

On today’s edition of The Stack, The guys talk about new information being reporting on the likelihood of Tom Brady returning to the Patriots. Pete Davidson believes he's overstayed his welcome on SNL. Also, Chris Sale will be on the injury list for the beginning of the Red Sox season.  

Mazz: The one question the Red Sox still haven't answered

If the Red Sox knew they had to be under the luxury tax threshold as far back as the fall of 2018, why did ownership “green-light” the combined $213 million signings ($43 million annually in luxury tax) of Chris Sale and Nathan Eovaldi, two pitchers with histories of breaking down?

Mazz: For Chaim Bloom, a tough job just got tougher

Somebody - or somebodies - must go. And we mean somebody (or more than one) from the group of Nathan Eovaldi ($17 million), David Price ($31 million), Chris Sale ($25.6 million) and, yes, Mookie Betts, the last of whom has a projected salary of $27.7 million next summer and will be a free agent at the end of the 2020 season.