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Will Cody Ross be the Next Short-Term Acquisition to Walk Away in Free Agency?

With the signing of Shane Victorino to a three-year contract and Ben Cherington’s insistence that Jacoby Ellsbury is the center fielder, Cody Ross has become the odd man out in the Red Sox outfield. In order for Boston to truly have a shot at bringing him back, they would have to offer him at minimum (as a […]

Positives and Negatives: Patriots-Dolphins Week 13

The New England Patriots brought just enough offense and defense to beat an inferior team Sunday afternoon, and that kind of performance needs to be stuck way in the rear-view mirror if they want to make it out of the next few weeks in position to take the playoffs by storm. With Baltimore falling to […]

Red Sox Land their Top Free Agent: C/1B/DH Mike Napoli set to join Boston for 3 years, $39MM

It took until the morning of the first day of the annual Winter Meetings, but the Red Sox have landed Mike Napoli, who will start primarily at first base and designated hitter. Reports indicate that he has signed a three-year deal with a high average annual value to avoid having to go to a fourth […]

Quick Reaction: Patriots Clinch AFC East in Less-Than-Inspiring Victory

The Patriots wrapped up the AFC East in the first week of December, but this will not be the biggest takeaway from this team on the day. New England played groggy at times, and sloppy on the field. It was enough for a win, and the Patriots will head to the playoffs as AFC East […]

Two More Cuban Prospects will Reportedly File for Free Agency

According to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez, two more Cuban defectors will be declaring for free agency in the coming weeks. Both players happen to play at positions of need in the Red Sox organization though they may not be as Major League ready as recent Cuban born players to join the league, Yoenis Cespedes and Aroldis Chapman. Almedys […]

Rumor Mill: Mark Reynolds is a Potential Non-Tender Candidate

With the Rumor Mill officially swirling in Red Sox Nation prior to next week’s winter meetings, it would be interesting to look into who will potentially be available in the coming weeks. Mark Reynolds of the Baltimore Orioles is  the kind of player Boston may be looking to add if their pursuit of Mike Napoli comes up […]

Positives and Negatives: Patriots-Jets Week 12

If anyone had any doubt about how good this Patriots team was, or how bad the New York Jets were, Thursday Night was just the showcase to convince people about the stark contrast between these two football teams. If Rex Ryan actually believes that the squad that showed up to play Thanksgiving night actually had […]

How Do You Replace Fantasy Football’s # 1 Tight End?

If you drafted Rob Gronkowski this season, you probably had to do so in the second round of most drafts, and if you were lucky you snatched him up in the third. He has been one of the most prolific scoring receivers in football since he entered the league stands alone on top of the […]

Positives and Negatives: Patriots-Colts, Week 11

After quite a performance on Sunday, the Patriots are 7-3 and in the drivers seat in the AFC East. Let’s take a look at some of the Positives and Negatives from Week 11 action. Positives  The front seven cause a lot of commotion up front. Brandon Spikes looked like he was getting an excellent jump […]

Blue Jays-Marlins Blockbuster Trade and the Red Sox Future Offseason Tactics

As many of you have heard by now, the Blue Jays have pulled off one of the biggest trades in Major League Baseball history by acquiring RHP Josh Johnson, LHP Mark Buehrle, SS Jose Reyes, Utility man Emilio Bonafacio, and catcher John Buck in exchange for LHP Justin Nicolino, OF Jake Marsnick, SS Adeiny Hechavarria, […]

Positives and Negatives: Patriots-Bills, Week 10

The Patriots’ 37-31 win over the Bills was penalty-plagued from the start, and without Buffalo digging their own holes constantly throughout the first half, I’m not sure the Patriots walk out of this one with a win. There is a tough stretch of games coming up in which they face San Francisco and Houston, and if the […]

Game of Inches: Patriots Squeaked Out Win Over Undisciplined Bills

As the Patriots concluded their first three-game winning streak of the season, should fans feel better or worse about the state of the defense? Sure that “bend but don’t break” muscle was flexed extremely hard (similar to Brandon Spikes following his knockout of Fred Jackson late in the fourth quarter), but there were a few […]

Dodgers GM Ned Colletti: Carl Crawford Still a “Dynamic Player” (And He’s Right)

Dodgers GM Ned Colletti recently said this about Carl Crawford: “He’s still a dynamic player… A couple of years ago, he was one of the most sought-after free agents in the game for good reason. People in Tampa saw it a lot. People in the AL East saw it a lot — a combination of […]

What’s the Difference Between the Red Sox and the Giants?

So here we are, sitting in the aftermath of the baseball season wondering what exactly is so special about the Giants. There are so many clichés that go along with winning that they are tough to sort through: defense wins championships; pitching wins championships; great hitting wins championships; a balanced team wins championships. When you […]

Red Sox 2012 Offseason: Rebuilding through Trades

The Boston Red Sox have a lot of choices to make this offseason, and with a relatively weak free agent class (outside of the mega contracts that will go to Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke), the Sox are left with limited options. Their late season salary dump of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and […]