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 Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Red Sox Midseason Grades- Outfielders And DH

There was no shortage of outfielders going into the season and to my surprise, none of them were traded before the year started. Oddly enough, the Red Sox have even added outfielders since the season has begun. More...

By Mark Gallant On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Red Sox Midseason Grades- Catchers And Infielders

Just like the starting rotation, the Red Sox infield has been a case of hit or miss. Some players are exceeding expectations, while others have fallen far, far short. RYAN HANIGAN- Grade: C+ Ryan Hanigan has looked More...

By Mark Gallant On Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Red Sox Midseason Grades- Starting Rotation

Going into the season, the Red Sox starting rotation was their biggest question mark. Once Jon Lester chose to sign with the Cubs, many expected the Sox to package some of their prospects together for an ace, but More...

By Mark Gallant On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Brock Holt: The Do-It-All-Star

When I heard that Brock Holt was named to the AL All-Star team, I was a bit shocked. A superstar among utility players, Holt has surprised many by improving his unexpected play from last year, enough to even play More...

By Mark Gallant On Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Joe Kelly Demoted After Atrocious Start To The Season

A seemingly inevitable move has finally been made, as the Boston Red Sox demoted Joe Kelly Thursday morning as part of a series of roster moves. With Dustin Pedroia heading to the 15-day DL, the Red Sox called More...

By Mark Gallant On Monday, March 30th, 2015

Jackie Bradley Jr. in a No-Win Situation

The Boston Red Sox have a slew of MLB-caliber starting outfielders, and practically forgotten at the bottom of the list sits Jackie Bradley Jr. The soon to be 25-year-old had a hype train similar to Mookie Betts‘ More...

By Mark Gallant On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Keep Your Eyes On Eduardo Rodriguez

Among Red Sox pitching prospects, Henry Owens has been receiving all of the hype. According to, he is the third best Red Sox prospect and 20th best in baseball, so of course the spotlight is going to be More...

By Mark Gallant On Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Opening Day Preview: Colorado Rockies

2015 COLORADO ROCKIES PREVIEW In 2014, the Colorado Rockies managed to be quite an exciting ball club despite finishing with the second worst record in baseball. Well, when they played at home, that is. It’s More...

By Mark Gallant On Thursday, March 5th, 2015

What Does Rusney Castillo’s Injury Mean for the Red Sox

When Red Sox manager John Farrell stated that Shane Victorino would be the team’s opening day right fielder, it became apparent that Rusney Castillo and Mookie Betts would battle for the center field job More...

By Mark Gallant On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Minnesota Twins Prospect Profile: Byron Buxton

We’ve all heard the name. Byron Buxton. He’s the best prospect in baseball according to and number two according to ESPN and Baseball America. While Kris Bryant of the Cubs, the top prospect More...

By Mark Gallant On Monday, February 16th, 2015

Who’s Better, Mookie Betts Or Xander Bogaerts?

In 2014, Xander Bogaerts was the talk of the town, and rightly so. The then 21-year-old Aruban prospect was coming off an impressive showing in the World Series and was the most highly touted player to come through More...

By Mark Gallant On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Did the Red Sox Miss Out On James Shields?

With the San Diego Padres making yet another offseason splash by signing James Shields, there is one less arm out there for the Boston Red Sox to think about. Still without an ace, the Red Sox never seemed to give More...

By Mark Gallant On Friday, January 30th, 2015

How Much Playing Time Will Daniel Nava See?

On Thursday, the Boston Red Sox agreed to a one-year, $1.85 million deal with Daniel Nava to avoid arbitration. Nava, who debuted with the Red Sox in 2010, had a career year in 2013, but saw his numbers dip this More...

By Mark Gallant On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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Mike Napoli Poised For Bounce Back Season

With several new bats and young players headlining the Boston Red Sox lineup, many eyes will be taken off Mike Napoli. The 33-year-old will be in his second and final year of his contract and will be looking to More...

By Mark Gallant On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

The Red Sox Should Avoid Stephen Strasburg

With Max Scherzer heading to the nation’s capital, there has been some buzz that Stephen Strasburg may be on the move. With the Boston Red Sox still without an ace, they could be interested in either Strasburg More...

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