Mark Gallant

Mark Gallant

Mark has contributed to isportsweb, the Yawkey Way Report, Fansided's Chowder and Champions, and The Hockey Writers. He is also the host of the weekly radio show Top Shelf Sports on Bryant University's WJMF radio. Follow him on Twitter @TopShelfSports5

By Mark Gallant On Monday, February 29th, 2016
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Takeaways from Red Sox Spring Openers

As they do every spring, the Red Sox took on Boston College and Northeastern to kick off their schedule on Monday. Both games were seven innings, with the Red Sox using the majority of their projected starters More...

By Mark Gallant On Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Red Sox Outfield Poised to Have an Elite Defensive Season

In 2015, the Boston Red Sox managed to finish 7th in the league with 21 defensive runs saved (DRS) in the outfield, despite the fact that the Hanley Ramirez project in left field was a disaster. With the 2016 outfield More...

By Mark Gallant On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Top 10 Third Basemen for 2016

While there is plenty of talent around the league— especially young talent— third base might have the most. Last year, 8 of the top 30 position players (based on fWAR) were 3rd basemen, and in Steamer’s More...

By Mark Gallant On Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Red Sox Success Hinges on Performance of Ramirez and Sandoval

Rewind to a year ago. Red Sox fans were cautiously optimistic on how their two big free agent signings would perform in Boston. Hanley Ramirez had tacked on so much bulk mass that he was starting to look like Mac More...

By Mark Gallant On Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Five Red Sox Stories From 2015: The Bigs

                                     (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT What a roller coaster season it was for the Red Sox. Despite essentially being out of the postseason More...

By Mark Gallant On Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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Five Red Sox Stories from 2015: Minor Leagues

As we’ve seen over these past two months, the Red Sox have a very strong group of young players that can contribute at a major league level. Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts are 9th and 11th, respectively, More...

By Mark Gallant On Friday, September 18th, 2015

Red Sox Prospects Report To Fall Instructional League

The Boston Red Sox begin a three game series against the hard-hitting Blue Jays tonight, but a group of their minor league counterparts have begun the fall instructional league in Fort Myers. This group of lower-level More...

By Mark Gallant On Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

August a Roller Coaster Month for Red Sox Nation

The Boston Red Sox are in a much different situation going into September than they were going into August. They’ve had a handful of young players burst onto the scene. Their offense has been excellent, their More...

By Mark Gallant On Monday, August 17th, 2015

Matt Barnes in Need of a Strong Outing

On Monday against the Indians, Matt Barnes will be making his first career start in the majors. The former first round pick had success coming out of the bullpen in the early part of the season, however, two rough More...

By Mark Gallant On Monday, August 17th, 2015

Red Sox Top Pick Andrew Benintendi Promoted

In this year’s draft, the Red Sox selected the college player of the year, Arkansas’s Andrew Benintendi, with the seventh overall pick. After playing for the Lowell Spinners for just 35 games, Benintendi More...

By Mark Gallant On Thursday, August 13th, 2015
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Revisiting The Pablo Sandoval Signing

If you haven’t noticed, some of the Red Sox offseason acquisitions have not fared well so far. Hanley Ramirez has been decent at the plate, but his transition to the outfield isn’t working. The starting More...

By Mark Gallant On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Henry Owens’ Long Wait Ends

Despite being just 23-years-old, Henry Owens has been a household name among Red Sox die-hards for a couple of years now. Yet, it is just tonight that he makes his big league debut. A 2011 supplemental first round More...

By Mark Gallant On Monday, August 3rd, 2015

What Can Be Done With Allen Craig?

Ever since his May demotion to Pawtucket, there has been little to no mention of Allen Craig. The outfielder/first baseman, who recently turned 31, was a feared hitter with the St. Louis Cardinals on the team that More...

By Mark Gallant On Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

What The Red Sox Should Do At The Deadline

General Manager Ben Cherington has already begun to trade away pieces and, in short, that is what he should continue doing. With Shane Victorino traded to the Angels for Josh Rutledge, the Red Sox still have a More...

By Mark Gallant On Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Red Sox Farm System Hidden Gem: Anderson Espinoza

Earlier today, Keith Law ranked the Red Sox farm system as the best in baseball. Sox fans have all heard about Yoan Moncada, while some have started hearing about other top prospects like Rafael Devers and Manuel More...

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