Red Sox, Padres discussing Mookie Betts deal

By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com While the consensus remains the Red Sox won’t trade Mookie Betts before the start of the MLB season, the team is still exploring the market for the former AL MVP. Per Dennis Lin of the Athletic, the Red Sox and Padres have recently had discussions about a deal that would send…

Mazz: Time for Red Sox Pitchers to Get Back to Basics

Call me a traditionalist – and to a degree, I am – but here’s a simple question: if you’re walking a ton of guys and putting yourself in bad situations, why would you keep pitching backwards? Maybe it’s because the Sox de-emphasized the start of the season, brought their pitchers along slowly, don’t have arm strength just yet. Or maybe the slow spring actually prevented Sox pitchers from getting the necessary feel for their off-speed pitches, which means Sox starters are throwing softer and with less break, movement, command.