Rank #1: Potential Trade Deadline Targets for the Red Sox
5:34 - The guys discuss how would they would grade John Farrell on the 1st half of this season and debate a decision by Farrell in a critical situation.
10:22 - Giles, Carrabis, and Drellich talk about if Deven Marrero and Tzu-Wei Lin could last the season at 3rd base and potential trade candidates the Red Sox could covet at the hot corner.
16:47 - A discussion about Drew Pomeranz’s impact on the Red Sox rotation and if he is overachieving or performing where he should be.
Rank #2: Could Andrew Benintendi overtake Aaron Judge for Rookie of the Year?
3:55 - Red Sox owner John Henry says that he would like to change the name of Yawkey Way. Should they change the name and if so, what should they rename the street?
9:12 - Merloni, Drellich, and Shaughnessy talk about Rafael Devers and how impressive he has been in his short time in the major leagues.
13:21 - Could David Price be out for the remainder of the season? Lou Merloni thinks it is possible now that Price has hit a snag in his rehab.
15:24 - Rick Porcello seems to have gained some confidence. The guys on The Baseball Show discuss where in the rotation Porcello might be pitching in the playoffs.
Rank #3: Astros Manager AJ Hinch interview: Is Red Sox series a measuring stick for his team?
Rank #4: Eduardo Nunez and Rafael Devers energize the offense
5:55 - Dan Shaughnessy talks about breaking the news of the David Price and Dennis Eckersley story details and his conversations with Price in the Red Sox clubhouse.
10:23 - Jared Carrabis calls in to talk about how his move to New York has been going, his thoughts on Eduardo Nunez, and his most recent battle on Twitter.
14:41 - Evan Drellich interviewed Dave Dombrowski about his relationship with the ownership group and if he is in full control of the Red Sox. Merloni, Shaughnessy, and Drellich discuss Dombrowski's comments.
Rank #5: JD Martinez on being released; In-depth approach to hitting
Evan Drellich talks exclusively with the Boston Red Sox biggest free-agent acquisition this offseason, JD Martinez.
The Sox slugger talks about being released by the worst team in baseball, just a few years ago, and not getting discouraged. He also talks in-depth about the hours of analysis he puts into hitting, before, during or after every single at-bat.
Rank #6: Doug Fister over Rick Porcello in the playoff rotation?
5:12 - It’s looking like the Red Sox will have to play either the Indians or the Astros in the ALDS. Which team would you rather face? The guys break it down.
9:54 - Britton talks about how David Price might be more effective pitching out of the bullpen in the postseason but Drellich does not agree.
15:48 - Has Corey Kluber overtaken Chris Sale as the favorite to win the A.L. Cy Young award winner? Lou Merloni believes so.
Rank #7: Red Sox-Yankees brawl, new hitting approach, David Price's problems
0:54 - Evan Drellich and Lou Merloni discuss what the number 1 reason is why the Red Sox are off to a red-hot start and talk about the new offensive approach from the hitters.
4:54 - Drellich and Merloni recap the brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees that took place at Fenway Park over the week and, if and when the Yankees will retaliate.
9:20 - The guys talk about how JD Martinez started showing what he can do on this 9-game homestand and what happened with David Price’s handed in the cold, and if that is something that could affect him in the future.
Rank #8: Eovaldi shines in Red Sox debut; Trade deadline approaches
Lou Merloni and NBC Sports Boston Red Sox insider Evan Drellich break down the week in Red Sox news and results:
0:19 - With Nathan Eovaldi tossing seven scoreless innings in his first start with Boston, Evan and Lou discuss how the addition of the right-hander can help the Sox rotation and Dave Dombrowski could have made a better move.
6:47 - Jackie Bradley Jr. has actually heated up at the plate recently and added a highlight-reel catch in center field on Sunday. Lou and Evan debate what Bradley needs to bring to the team for the remainder of the season to be worth sticking in the lineup every day.
11:47 - With the non-waiver trade deadline nearly upon us, Evan and Lou discuss what moves the Red Sox need to make to pad their roster as they look ahead to a playoff push.
Rank #9: Starters solid, bullpen questionable to start 2018
1:01 - With the first series of the season concluded, Evan Drellich and Lou Merloni give their first impressions of this Red Sox team and discuss how important it was for the rotation to get off to a hot start vs. the Rays.
5:47 - Evan and Lou break down the bullpen blunders of Joe Kelly and Carson Smith on Opening Day and debate how Alex Cora should have executed the late innings and should in the future.
10:07 - No one is panicking yet with any player on the Red Sox roster, but Evan and Lou take an early look at who needs to step it up after a slow start over the first four games.
Rank #10: Price and Hanley help Red Sox avoid elimination
0:15 - Tony Massarotti, Lou Merloni, and Trenni Kusnierek talk about Hanley Ramirez and Rafael Devers having big offensive days against the Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS.
4:18 - A discussion about David Price pitching 4 scoreless inning out of the bullpen and how he showed some passion and confidence that we haven't seen much of.
9:48 - Now that the Red Sox have avoided the sweep in the first round, is John Farrell's job as manager safe?
13:47 - Evan Drellich joins to talk about Rich Porcello starting in Game 4, if Price would be available, and if Chris Sale could come out of the bullpen if needed.
Rank #11: Red Sox suffer back-to-back losses for the first time this season
1:11 - Evan Drellich and Lou Merloni break down the Red Sox most recent loss to the Oakland Athletics and debate how Alex Cora should being using Craig Kimbrel.
7:28 - With Mookie Betts off to a roaring start to the season, Lou and Evan are left wondering if he has reverted to his 2016 form or if he'll fall off as the season progresses.
12:13 - With the weather wreaking havoc on teams' schedules in April, Lou and Evan look at some potential adjustments the league could make to the schedule: less games, more double headers and even longer playoffs.
Rank #12: Chris Sale continues to dominate; Where should the Red Sox look to upgrade before the trade deadline?
0:23 - Lou Merloni and Evan Drellich discuss Chris Sale's continued dominance as he shuts down the Tigers on Sunday afternoon. Sale now has an incredible 0.27 ERA in his last 5 starts.
4:24 - Will the Red Sox make a trade prior to the deadline? Do they have enough ammo to bring in an impact player? Merloni and Drellich talk about what positions the Red Sox should look to upgrade before July 31st.
9:05 - David Price started off the unofficial 2nd half of the season with 6.1 innings of shutout ball. Is he someone the Red Sox can rely on going forward? Lou and Evan break down what they expect to see from Price.
Rank #13: Red Sox head into the break flying high
Evan Drellich and Lou Merloni break down the week in Red Sox news and results on The Baseball Show:
1:06 - Evan and Lou discuss the unofficial first half of the season and what has gone right for the Red Sox to put them in first place with a 4.5 game lead in the division as they go into the All-Star break.
3:59 - Lou, Evan and Dan Shaughnessy play a round of over-under with the following topics: Mookie Betts' possible contract extension, Betts' MVP chances and the number of Red Sox selected to the All-Star Game.
8:52 - Evan and Lou look ahead to the second half of the season and discuss which players will improve the most.
Rank #14: Sox first team to 20 wins despite cooling off
Lou Merloni and Evan Drellich break down the most recent Red Sox action and a few topics from the past week:
0:33 - Boston narrowly escaped a sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend, as Craig Kimbrel was about to slam the door in the final two innings of the series finale. Lou and Evan continue their debate on the closer's usage.
6:31 - The team has come back down to Earth over the past week, which has Lou and Evan discussing whether or not they are worried about a few players in particular: David Price, Drew Pomeranz, Jackie Bradley Jr., Andrew Benintendi and Eduardo Núñez.
13:29 - We're just approaching May and Joe Kelly has already had himself quite the season. Since his brawl with Tyler Austin, the reliever has gotten a standing ovation at a Bruins game, he's had some hilarious tweets and now he's taking in Sox games in the bleachers at Fenway during his suspension. Evan explains why Kelly's suspension was upheld by the league.
Rank #15: Chris Sale heating up, Sox and Yanks set to clash in the Bronx
Lou Merloni is joined by NBC Sports Boston Red Sox insider Evan Drellich to break down the top headlines in Red Sox news:
0:30 - Following Chris Sale’s 12-strikeout performance vs. the Rangers on Sunday, Evan and Lou discuss how the Red Sox have managed their ace up to this point. They also take a look at Mookie Betts’ incredible numbers this season and look ahead to when the club will be faced with signing Betts to a lucrative deal.
6:10 - Jared Carrabis from Barstool Sports joins Evan and Lou to discuss how successful the Yankees have been recently and what it means for the Sox as they head to the Bronx this week. The trio also discuss Alex Cora’s managerial style and J.D. Martinez’s underrated contributions to the team so far.
13:52 - Evan and Lou quickly go around the horn and hit on Dustin Pedroia’s impending return, Tyler Thornburg’s progress and they preview the pitching matchups for the upcoming series with New York.
Rank #16: Sox continue to roll; Sale dominates in his return from DL
Lou Merloni and NBC Sports Boston Red Sox insider Evan Drellich break down the week in Red Sox news and results:
0:18 - In his return from the 10-day disabled list, Chris Sale tossed five innings of shutout ball with 12 strikeouts in the Red Sox 4-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Evan and Lou discuss Sale's performance and the insane numbers he's put up this season.
4:53 - Craig Kimbrel has been good this year, there's no denying it. But the Red Sox closer has shown some regression lately that has Evan and Lou worrying about how secure Boston's bullpen really is.
9:20 - Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez continue to drive the offense for the best team in baseball. So which one has a better shot at the A.L. MVP? Lou and Evan argue their picks.
Rank #17: Quintet of Red Sox selected to AL All-Star team
Lou Merloni and Evan Drellich break down this week's latest Red Sox news and storylines on the Baseball Show:
0:18 - Five, count 'em, five Red Sox will represent the team in the All-Star Game on July 17: Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, Chris Sale, Craig Kimbrel and Mitch Moreland. Evan and Lou dive into the All-Star voting and discuss how valuable each of the Sox' All-Stars have been this season.
5:13 - After pitching well during the month of June, David Price has struggled in his two starts in July, including an absolute disaster at Yankee Stadium last week. Evan and Lou discuss what has contributed to Price's sudden meltdown.
10:34 - Andrew Benintendi has certainly progressed in his second full season in the majors, but is the young outfielder an untouchable asset? Lou and Evan debate if both Benintendi and Mookie Betts are off limits or not for future trades.
Rank #18: What has Dombrowski done to the Sox farm system?
Evan Drellich and Tony Massarotti break down the top storylines in Red Sox news on this week's episode of The Baseball Show:
0:23 - After Boston dropped two of three to the Chicago White Sox this weekend, Evan and Mazz aren't worried, but they are questioning the depth of the roster and are looking ahead to what moves need to be made to make the team better.
5:08 - Evan and Mazz take a deep dive into the current status of the Red Sox farm system, which draws a striking resemblance to Dave Dombrowski's previous team, the Detroit Tigers.
10:23 - The pair look ahead to the Red Sox' 10-game road trip and beyond.
Rank #19: Should we be confident with this rotation?
0:21 - With less than two week before the beginning of the 2018 season, the Red Sox don’t have all of the answers for their rotation. Lou Merloni and Evan Drellich project their Opening Day rotation and discuss the lack of depth in it.
4:39 - Will Boston’s version of the ‘Killer B’s’ return in full force this season? Lou and Evan analyze the performances of Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Andrew Benintendi.
10:07 - Buy or sell? John Farrell will find another managerial position this season; J.D. Martinez will have a better season than Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton; Dave Dombrowski has put the best possible team out there for 2018.
Rank #20: Bullpen and David Price remain question marks as Sox return home
Tony Massarotti joins Lou Merloni on the Baseball Show to discuss and debate the most recent Red Sox news and results:
0:41 - The Red Sox were able to take two games from the Blue Jays in Toronto and went 6-4 on their road trip. The biggest storyline in the series was the return of David Price, who had missed his previous start after being diagnosed with a mild case of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Lou and Mazz discuss Price's situation.
6:53 - With Boston a quarter of the way through the regular season, Lou and Mazz pick out their top-five team MVPs so far.
12:40 - During the road trip, the part of the roster that suffered the most was the Sox bullpen. Lou and Mazz break down the performances from multiple relief pitchers and discuss how worried they are about the group.