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Sox Need to Make a Cole-Blooded Move

Greg Flume Getty Images
(Greg Flume / Getty Images)

It's Hamels Time

Red Sox Starting Rotation an Early Cause for Concern
Rosenthal: Phillies Need to Trade Hamels to Red Sox
Don't Want to Give Up Hall of Famer Mookie Betts?
OK, Here's Some Great Options for Philly...
Manuel Margot Creating Buzz at Single A Salem
Brian Johnson Finding the Strike Zone in Pawtucket
Deven Marrero, Now More Aggressive at Plate
Big Bryce Brentz Hits Monster Walkoff Homer
Hey Philly, Brock Star Holt's Batting Over .500!
Blake Swihart Pushes PawSox Past IronPigs

"... if Philadelphia general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is indeed serious about trading Hamels, he eventually will need to stop dithering and take his best shot." -- Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports

Buch Stopped Here

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Is the Red Sox Rotation of Aces Really Just a House of Cards?

New York 14, Boston 4 | Bronx Bombing Stops Sweep Talk
So Mookie Betts Is Hitting .192 with 2 Walks, But It's Early Right?
So Since the Two Homers, Comeback Kid Pedroia Has a Double to His Name
Do The Sox Need to Take Advantage of Another Red Hot Brock Holt?
Can We Get Rusney Castillo Up Here Already? Vic Batting .125
Is Pablo Sandoval Going to Hit Nothing But Singles All Year?
Everyone Can Rest Easy, Mike Napoli Got a Hit
David Ortiz Is More Than the Face of the Red Sox

"Felt good with all of my pitches. The command was a little off at first but after that I felt really good." -- Clay Buchholz, who gave up 9 earned runs on 9 hits in 3.1 innings.

Pressure's On Porcello
Rick Porcello
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

The Highest Paid Pitcher In Red Sox History
Is In a Must-Win Situation Tonight

When You Sign for Over $20 Million Per Year, You Have to Win Your Next Start
Good News Is That Porcello Is Facing the PhiladelphiAAA Phillies
ProJo: Why Did the Red Sox Pay Rick Porcello So Much?
Porcello's 13.1 fWAR Since 2009 Ranks 44th Among MLB Starters
Calculated Risks: Weighing Porcello's Contract vs. Other Red Sox Pitchers
Porcello Has 1-1 Record, 2.84 ERA In Last Three First Starts

"It’s not rocket science, just go out there and give them a solid start every fifth day.” -- Rick Porcello, the $82.5 Million Man

Hanley Being Hanley

Hanley Goes Deep, Twice
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

HanRam Slam Leads Red Sox in Romp of Phillies for Openers

Grand Opening: Boston 8, Philadelphia 0 | Feat of Clay: Buchholz Comes Up Aces
The Power Is Back On In Left: Hanley Ramirez Belts Homer, Grand Slam, 5 RBIs
(Ted, Yaz, Rice, Troy, Mike, and Manny Approve)
Welcome Back Dustin Pedroia...
(We'll Find Out Next February That He Got Hurt on His Home Run Trot)
Mookie Being Mookie: Betts Takes First Steps to Hall of Fame with Homer in Game 1
While You Are Reading This, David Ortiz Is Still Hugging Ryan Howard
Allen Craig Just Batting 1.000, That's All
Pablo Sandoval Looked Good, No?
Cole Hamels, 7.20 ERA, All Set

"This is how I planned it in my head. Everybody's opinion about the rotation outside the clubhouse is different than what's in here." -- Clay Buchholz, Ace of the Red Sox pitching staff

Lester leaves game early
(Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images)

$155 Million Doesn't Get You Out of the 5th Inning

Cards Slap Lester Around in Opener
NL Scouting Report: Run on Lester, Keep Running, Run Again
The Red Sox Easily Have 5 Aces That Can Go At Least 5
At Least Jon Had a Place to Go to the Bathroom, Theo
Same Old Cubs. Sincerely, Rex Ryan
Kris Bryant, Anyone?

"Not much was working. It was a little bit of a grind from the get-go. A lot of balls up in the zone. Just wasn’t real sharp." -- Jon Lester, 0-1

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole


Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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