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Thinking Outside The Batters Box is a blog about baseball published every week.

After flurry of key moves, Red Sox back in position to contend in American League

The Newtonite December 17, 2015

by Jacob Gurvis The Boston Red Sox have had quite a busy offseason. They have been active in free agency and the trade market, and have taken enormous steps to regain their dominance in the American League....

Thinking Outside The Batters Box is a blog about baseball published every week.

Red Sox legend David Ortiz calls it quits after 2016 season

The Newtonite December 8, 2015

by Jacob Gurvis The day that all Boston Red Sox fans have been dreading is now upon us. The beloved David Ortiz has announced that he will be retiring after the 2016 season. “Big Papi” has been a fan-favorite...

Thinking Outside The Batters Box is a blog about baseball published every week.

With baseball's offseason upon us, finally some excitement for Red Sox fans

The Newtonite November 8, 2015

by Jacob Gurvis With the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals facing off in this year’s Fall Classic, we saw incredible pitching, clutch hitting, and incredible comebacks. It was a great week of...

Thinking Outside The Batters Box is a blog about baseball published every week.

Blueprint for success in 2015 starts with ace—just ask the Red Sox

The Newtonite October 22, 2015

by Jacob Gurvis Now that the Red Sox leadership has finally acknowledged that having an ace-less pitching staff does not work, new President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski will work to secure a...

Thinking Outside The Batters Box is a blog about baseball published every week.

Thinking Outside the Batter's Box: Don't look now, but the Red Sox are not all that terrible anymore

The Newtonite September 24, 2015

by Jacob Gurvis The 2015 Boston Red Sox have been a disappointment, to put it lightly. Despite blowing out the bank and giving out hundreds of millions of dollars this past offseason, the Sox have spent...

Thinking Outside The Batters Box is a blog about baseball published every week.

Thinking Outside the Batter's Box: Red Sox bolster rotation, but still in need of an ace

The Newtonite December 16, 2014

by Jacob Gurvis In the span of four days, the roster and outlook for the 2015 Boston Red Sox drastically changed. Everyone expected them to make major moves at the 2014 Winter Meetings that took place...

Thinking Outside The Batters Box is a blog about baseball published every week.

Thinking Outside the Batter's Box: Boston's big signings of Sandoval, Ramirez, demonstrate new aggressive nature of Sox

The Newtonite November 25, 2014

by Jacob Gurvis It may only be November, but the Red Sox are back. Am I being a bit premature? Probably. But given the fact that in the span of 24 hours, the Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval to a five year...

Thinking Outside The Batters Box is a blog about baseball published every week.

Thinking Outside the Batter's Box: Why booing good players is wrong

The Newtonite April 16, 2014

by Jacob Gurvis One of the greatest things about sports is the universal language heard at all sporting events. When people cheer, they’re happy and supportive, and when they boo, they are mad and disapproving—it’s...

Thinking Outside The Batters Box is a blog about baseball published every week.

Thinking Outside the Batter's Box: Sluggish start nothing to worry about

The Newtonite April 9, 2014

by Jacob Gurvis After the first week of the 2014 season, the Boston Red Sox are not looking like the defending champions. The Sox, 3-5, have not been playing like themselves, and got swept by the Milwaukee...

Thinking Outside The Batters Box is a blog about baseball published every week.

Thinking Outside the Batter's Box: Five bold predictions for this season

The Newtonite March 30, 2014

by Jacob Gurvis The 2013 Boston Red Sox were successful for many reasons. The team had depth, a dominant bullpen, and a whole lot of luck and magic on its side. Now the Sox are back to defend their title,...

Sox skipper John Farrell gets cheated in Manager of the Year voting

The Newtonite November 20, 2013

by Jacob Gurvis Following the regular season and postseason, baseball continues its never-ending journey through its seasons, with the next stop being “award season,” which is one small part of the...

With the glow of a World Series Championship still shining in Boston, Sox front office is back to work

The Newtonite November 14, 2013

by Jacob Gurvis Now that the calendar has flipped to November, it’s back to work for the Red Sox. While it has only been a little while since they won the World Series, there is work to be done. As...

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