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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 […]

Oh By The Way: John Farrell Should Win AL Manager of the Year

Forget his success thus far in the playoffs. John Farrell has a huge case for AL Manager of the Year. This is thanks to a worst-to-first regular season finish for the Boston Red Sox after winning the AL East in 2013 with a 97-65 record. This was the best record in the American League after […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 6

The regular season is almost halfway done for fantasy owners and Week 6 could make or break your season if you are below .500. Below are some players who will make great production against their opponents in the sixth week of the season. Start ‘Em Cam Newton (vs. Minnesota): Newton struggled with multiple picks and a […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 5

With some key players on the bye week in Week 5, it may be time to dig deep in to that bench to find some guys of value. Some of the players below should help you out, especially if a must-start has suddenly become a major dud on your squad. Start ‘Em Michael Vick (vs. […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 4

Another week in the books and it may be time to make some trade if your squad is 0-3 or 1-2. These players should be available somewhere in your league and would make great bye week plays for the Green Bay Packers’ and Carolina Panthers’ players on your team. Start ‘Em Ben Roethlisberger (vs. Minnesota): Roethlisberger […]

Fantasy Football: Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 3

An 0-2 start may be an awful way to begin the 2013 fantasy football season, but there is still time to recover with injuries to running backs and different sleeper options at quarterback and wide receiver as the season goes forward. The Week 3 schedule may be tough for some teams, but the matchups below […]

With Strong Second Half, is Jon Lester Now the Ace?

Jon Lester was in the midst of another mediocre season with a 4.58 ERA before the All-Star break. He was pitching his way out of a start if the playoffs started back then. Then, a long break entering from the All-Star game seemed to give the left-handed starter a much-needed boost. With a 2.38 ERA, […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 2

It is still early in the fantasy football season and Week 2 can turn your luck around with the right starts and sits moving forward. With some great matchups going forward, fantasy football takes some skill and some luck. Maybe even some advice from a fellow fantasy player can help you on the way to […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 1

The NFL season starts Thursday night, but before the first game kicks off, everyone who plays fantasy football must decide who they want to start at each position. It is a difficult task if you have four or more at one spot, but maybe the players on this list might change your mind. Start ‘Em […]

At 8-12, John Lackey Still Has the Ability to be the Red Sox Ace

John Lackey is sitting at 8-12 after a 3-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Monday afternoon. He went 7.1 innings of work while giving up three runs on seven hits, one walk and striking out five. It was his fourth straight quality start and has quality outings in six of his last seven outings. […]

Daniel Bard Designated For Assignment

The sad tale of Daniel Bard, a brilliant young arm in the back of the Boston Red Sox’ bullpen only a couple years ago, has hit a standstill after his last two outings since returning from an injury. On August 29 in the Gulf Coast League, Bard walked five of the six batters he faced, […]

When Clay Buchholz Returns, Ryan Dempster Should Move to Red Sox Bullpen

Clay Buchholz is scheduled for a rehab outing with the Lowell Spinners on Sunday, according to the Boston Herald. With that being said, the Boston Red Sox would either need to place one of its current five starters on the DL or find a spot for them in the bullpen. The best option is probably […]

Jake Peavy Better Than Advertised in First Four Starts with Red Sox

Jake Peavy may not be an ace in the Boston Red Sox rotation, but he has been a  proven commodity as a starting pitcher since the trade from the Chicago White Sox back on July 30. In four starts with the Red Sox, the 32-year-old has a 4.18 ERA and a 1-1 record, but really […]