Jason Mastrodonato, Boston Herald

Jason Mastrodonato

Boston Herald

Boston, MA, United States

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Recent:
  • Boston Herald
Past:
  • The Lowell Sun
  • Troy Record
  • Pasadena Star News
  • The Daily Democrat
  • masslivenews

Recent articles by Jason:

Once pursuing Xander Bogaerts, Dave Dombrowski’s Phillies land Trea Turner instead

The door to a Red Sox reunion with Xander Bogaerts opened a little bit wider on Monday morning. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Red Sox CBO Chaim Bloom under pressure at MLB Winter Meetings

Chaim Bloom has money, he has prospects and he has a blank slate to build the Red Sox roster in a multitude of ways. It’s time for him to make his mark. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Have the Red Sox whiffed on Plan A and Plan B?

The clock is ticking. Plan A looks like a longshot. And it’s fair to wonder if Plan B just went out the door. → Read More

Red Sox have decisions to make

With the MLB Winter Meetings kicking off Sunday in San Diego, expect the Red Sox to start getting busy. → Read More

Red Sox’ free agents Xander Bogaerts and Nathan Eovaldi reject one-year qualifying offers

If either Eovaldi or Bogaerts sign with another team, the Red Sox would receive a draft pick after the fourth round. → Read More

J.D. Martinez homers twice as Red Sox beat Rays, 6-3, to complete disappointing season

The theme of the day was goodbye, and the Sox may have said a few of them for the last time. → Read More

Red Sox notes: Garrett Whitlock expecting three months of rehab after hip surgery

Now the Red Sox have to hope that an offseason is enough time for Garrett Whitlock to recover. → Read More

Cautious Red Sox hold Aaron Judge at 60 home runs, but Yankees win in 10 innings, 5-4

Ryan Brasier gave up the game-tying run in the eighth, then Aaron Judge nearly made history in the ninth. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Red Sox are looking to the future, but what does that mean?

The Red Sox are looking to the future, but it remains unclear what that actually looks like. → Read More

Red Sox prospect Brayan Bello sneaky impressive in 3-2 loss to Orioles

Red Sox pitching prospect Brayan Bello offered a performance that should at least provide some hope for the future. → Read More

Red Sox’ Nick Pivetta turns in another solid outing, but Jeffrey Springs leads Rays to 1-0 win

Watching the Red Sox go quietly in a 1-0 loss to the Rays on Wednesday night was less a commentary on the 2022 season and more about Chaim Bloom’s trading record. Some wins, some losses. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Red Sox would lose credibility if they fired Chaim Bloom or Alex Cora, but they need to be better

The truth is, 2023 could be ugly. There’s no clear path forward. And while the easy move would be to fire the front office leader, it wouldn’t solve anything. → Read More

Red Sox notes: Hirokazu Sawamura, Austin Davis designated for assignment in bullpen shakeup

Since failing to acquire any relief help at the trade deadline, the Red Sox bullpen has an MLB-worst 5.95 ERA. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Time to say goodbye to the 2022 Red Sox and look to the future

The Red Sox still have to play 40 games, 31 of them against teams ahead of them in the A.L. East or the Wild Card chase. If they don’t go something like 32-8, they’re cooked. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Surging Michael Wacha could be the ace of the 2023 Red Sox

The 31-year-old Wacha is throwing the best changeup of his career, holding batters to a stunning .155 average and .206 slugging percentage that makes it one of the best pitches in baseball this yea… → Read More

Michael Wacha stays hot, leads Red Sox to 4-3 win over Orioles

With the win, Wacha is now 8-1 with a sparkling 2.28 ERA on the year. The Sox are 11-4 when he takes the mound. → Read More

Xander Bogaerts, Alex Cora ejected in Red Sox’ 15-10 loss to Orioles

The tides are shifting in the East, and Bogaerts couldn’t hide his frustration in the fourth inning. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Three ways the Red Sox could get back in the playoff race

Entering the off-day on Monday, Baseball-Reference gave the Red Sox a 4% chance at making the postseason, though the Fan Graphs odds were a bit more generous at 17%. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Chris Sale’s season-ending wrist injury hurts the Red Sox now and in the future

Not only could Chris Sale’s season-ending injury be the final kick in the groin to the 2022 Red Sox, but it makes projecting the 2023 season even more difficult. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Red Sox trade deadline moves backfired already

Trading Jake Diekman and replacing him with Darwinzon Hernandez has backfired, as has releasing Jackie Bradley Jr. and committing to Jarren Duran in center field. → Read More