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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 ┬áproven 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 […]

The Red Sox Should Not Consider Benching Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli may be struggling for the last few months, but there is still a chance the Boston Red Sox’s first baseman could fight his way out of this slump since early in the season. Napoli has been the second-best run producer on this team with 15 home runs and is tied for second with […]

Knuckleballer Steven Wright Roughed Up in First Start: What’s Next?

Steven Wright lasted only one inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park while giving up threes runs and walking two and hitting one in his first start in the big leagues. He struggled keeping control of his knuckleball to the tune of four passed balls by catcher Ryan Lavarnway. The ball was dancing […]

It’s About Time for the Red Sox to Bring Up Another Third Baseman

The Boston Red Sox right now are a 22 games over .500, but still don’t have a player at third who plays on an everyday basis. However, there are a few options in the minors, including 24-year-old Will Middlebrooks and 20-year-old Xander Bogaerts. Brock Holt and Brandon Snyder have filled in nicely for the Red […]

Yoenis Cespedes Shows Off Power, Beats Bryce Harper in 2013 Home Run Derby

It was a battle of the MLB sophomores in the final round of the Home Run Derby on Monday night at Citi Field in New York. Yoenis Cespedes and Bryce Harper each advanced with 23 and 16 homers respectively. Harper hit eight in each of the two rounds while Cespedes hit 17 of his in […]

John Lackey Snubbed, Should Be on AL All-Star Team

After his sixth straight start with at least seven innings and two runs or less, John Lackey has shown how well he can be when healthy in 2013. He did miss some time with a bicep injury, but has been a go-to starter in this rotation when the Boston Red Sox have needed him. So, […]

Red Sox Need to be Patient with Allen Webster

Allen Webster has five starts under his belt and finally got his first win of the season on July 4 with a six-inning, two-run performance against the San Diego Padres. He struck out four and walked four, but was able to get out of some tough jams throughout the contest. It also helped that the […]

Daniel Nava Should be Chosen for the 2013 All-Star Game

Daniel Nava may not be the flashy guy on the Boston Red Sox, like David Ortiz, but he does put up the numbers of someone who could be a member of the All-Star team for the American League. With a .274 average, 10 homers and 45 RBI, Nava is doing well in most offensive categories. […]