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Outfield Options for Red Sox After Losing Jacoby Ellsbury

Jacoby Ellsbury’s seven-year, $153 million with the New York Yankees may have stolen the centerfielder from Boston, but it puts the Red Sox in a bind to either sign a free-agent outfielder or just stick with the guys they have and have Jackie Bradley Jr. in center. What are the best options for the Red […]

A.J. Pierzynski Deal Meant End of Jarrod Saltalamacchia in Boston

It seemed as if yesterday the baseball gods wanted every player on the market to go, well at least from the catcher’s perspective. A.J. Pierzynski inked a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox worth about $8.25 million early on Tuesday morning. The former Texas Ranger hit .272 with 17 home runs and 70 RBI […]

State of the Celtics: Phil Pressey, Jared Sullinger Making Great Strides

With a 2-2 record last week, the Celtics have gained some ground in the Atlantic Division with the 6-10 record through 16 games. Riding a two-game win streak into tonight’s contests against the Memphis Grizzlies, the green team looks to keep it going with a full team effort that starts from the hot shooting Jordan […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 12

Week 12 is just a week or two away from the end of the fantasy regular season and now is the time to start getting hot into those postseason matchups. Here are some guys to start or sit this week: Start ‘Em Colin Kaepernick (vs. Washington): Washington’s defense has been porous for throwing and running the […]

State of the Celtics: Defense/Offense Struggles Continue

Another week in the books for the Boston Celtics and, entering Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs, they have lost four straight, including a 24-point defeat against the Houston Rockets. The Celtics have had trouble on the offensive end in the last four games with an average of 88 points per game, but is that […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 11

Time to start planning for the postseason, or making the last push for a playoff spot with the postseason looming for all leagues. Here are some options to start and sit this coming week: Start ‘Em Russell Wilson (vs. Minnesota): Wilson is getting Percy Harvin to play along side him this week, which is a huge […]

State of the Celtics: Jeff Green, Jordan Crawford Shining Early

The Celtics stand at 4-4 after a week of 4-1 basketball after ending the first week 0-3. After the fourth loss, it did not look great for the green teamers. They were almost last in every offensive category, but the winless Utah Jazz team changed that last Wednesday night. Against NBA odds, the Celtics then […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 10

With four or five weeks to go in the regular season, Week 10 is do or die for almost every single fantasy team. Here are some players who you should consider starting or sitting this week: Start ‘Em Nick Foles (vs.Green Bay): The Philadelphia Eagles will be in this game with Aaron Rodgers out at QB. […]

Red Sox Extend Qualifying Offer to Ellsbury, Napoli, and Drew; Saltalamacchia Odd Man Out

All MLB squads had until 5 p.m. Monday to make qualifying offers to their respective free agents, and the Boston Red Sox gave qualifying  offers to Mike Napoli, Jacoby Ellsbury and , surprisingly enough, shortstop Stephen Drew. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will not receive a qualifying offer, according to WEEI.com. All these deals are for one year […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 9

Not much time is left to get back into the mix in most fantasy leagues, but Week 9 is the time to get back into the race. Here are some players you should start or sit this week: Start ‘Em Terrelle Pryor (vs. Philadelphia): Pryor had that one big rushing touchdown at the start of last […]

Jonny Gomes Powers Red Sox to Even World Series at 2-2

With two down and two runners on in the sixth inning, Jonny Gomes came up to the plate as Mike Matheny went to his bullpen after Lance Lynn (0-1) allowed a bloop hit to Dustin Pedroia and a four-pitch walk to David Ortiz. The right-handed reliever Seth Maness came in and was locating his sinker […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 8

Week 8 is the midway point, including playoffs, for the NFL and fantasy football. This is the week that the studs and pretenders in your league will show their true colors. Here is some help with those lineups. Start ‘Em Carson Palmer (vs. Atlanta): The Falcons do not have a good pass defense, so Palmer might […]

Jon Lester, Koji Uehara Lift Red Sox to 3-2 Edge Over Tigers in ALCS

Koji Uehara retired the final five batters for his second save of the series and Jon Lester got his second win in three postseason starts as the Boston Red Sox won a 4-3 nail biter over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.  Lester allowed two runs in 5.1 innings of work, walking three and allowing seven hits in […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 7

Week 6 provided many players the right to fight for a playoff spot still, but Week 7 is likely the week that will determine your fate heading to the postseason. Here are some options to start/sit this week: Start ‘Em Eli Manning (vs. Minnesota): Sure, the New York Giants are 0-6, but the Vikings have one […]

Lackey, Napoli Power Red Sox to 1-0 Victory Over Tigers in ALCS

John Lackey matched Justin Verlander pitch for pitch, and the Boston Red Sox managed to break through for a run on a 3-2 pitch from Verlander to Mike Napoli. Verlander’s 100th pitch went deep to left-center and the only run of the game gave the Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on […]