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Ray Allen: 2008-2009 Celtics Player Review

Often criticized for being streaky when the Celtics really need him, Ray Allen still had one of the better years of his career this past season. The eldest member of the big three was also the subject of trade rumors at the start of the off-season, but those rumors have since died down and it […]

Sox Suffer Through Worst Week of the Season

After a good end to the series in Baltimore last Sunday, the Red Sox had an off-day followed by a trip down to the Trop in Tampa Bay for a short two-game series with the Rays followed by a trip to New York for a longer four-game series with the Yankees over the weekend. Neither […]

Epstein Does it Again, Acquires Martinez in Exciting Week

The Red Sox only finished this past week going 3-3, but still managed to have quite a deal of excitement thanks to Theo Epstein and his great work once again at the trade deadline. The Sox did not manage to get Roy Halladay, but did wind up with two strong new bats to help give […]

Rajon Rondo: 2008-2009 Celtics Player Review

Rajon Rondo really showed his increasing development as a NBA player this past season. Rondo had a good year during the 2007-08 season, but really got things going this past year and showed the rest of the league that he can compete with some of the premier point guards of the NBA. Nearly an All-Star, […]

Sox Bats Starting to Wake Up?

The Red Sox suffered quite the overall team slump when it came to hitting the ball this past week. The end of the Blue Jays series and trip to Texas saw the Sox lose four times in a row (five times overall) and fall out of first place, behind the Yankees. However, the bats finally […]

Kendrick Perkins: 2008-2009 Celtics Player Review

At last, we have reached the starting line-up for the Celtics in these player reviews. First up is the big man literally in the center of it all, Kendrick Perkins. Perk continued to get better and better this past season, and ended up having the best year of his career. Perk has become a force […]

Sox Use All-Star Break to Bring Back Original Infield

In this edition of the Starting Nine, I will take a look at how the Sox used the All Star break for some rest and repair. The shortened week saw the end of the Kansas City series as well as the beginning of the Toronto series. The Red Sox finished the week going 2-1 . […]

Glen Davis: 2008-2009 Celtics Player Review

Glen “Big Baby” Davis was back for his second season in the NBA. Big Baby turned a lot of heads in filling the big shoes of Kevin Garnett for 16 regular season games, and the entire playoffs. Not only did Davis fill those shoes, he did it quite well, and is currently drawing a lot […]

Nomar Returns, Sox to Send Five to All-Star Game

This past week saw some exciting events from the All-Star selections to return of a Fenway favorite for the first time in nearly five years. The Red Sox had a complete homestand this week as they finished their series against the Mariners and had visits from the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals. The […]

Leon Powe: 2008-2009 Celtics Review

We recently just pretty much said our goodbyes to Leon Powe after the Celtics opted not give him a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent. It’s not definite yet if he will be back next season or not, but based on the way the Celtics management is talking, it does not seem likely. However, let’s look back at Powe’s 2008-09 […]

Wakefield’s All-Star Nod Highlights Past Week

Welcome to the first installment of The Starting Nine. This column will take a look back at the past week for the Red Sox, and I will make nine comments, opinions, observation, etc. that stuck out to me throughout the week. This past week saw the Sox finish up inter-league play with Atlanta, a three […]

Stephon Marbury: 2008-2009 Celtics Review

The bad boy of the New York Knicks, Stephon Marbury, was given a shot at redemption this year with the Celtics. After sitting on the sidelines for a year with New York, Marbury was able to arrange a buyout of his contract with the Knicks and was signed as a free agent by the Green […]

Eddie House: 2008-2009 Celtics Review

Eddie House  had a much better year than last and continues to be a threat off the bench for the Celts. He was able to start appearing in different situations not just as a point guard, but also has a shooting guard on occasion too. House really benefited from the arrival of Stephon Marbury as […]

Save Leon Powe Petition is a Little Ridiculous

The Celtics have decided to part ways with forward/center Leon Powe after not offering him a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent. General manager Danny Ainge does not necessarily want to sign Powe since he will most likely not be ready to play until mid-December. They have not completely ruled out re-signing him […]

Tony Allen: 2008-2009 Celtics Review

Toward the end of last year, Tony Allen seemed to fully recover from his knee injury that sidelined him for much of the 06-07 season, which had appeared to be the beginnings of a breakout year. He showed flashes in 07-08, punctuated by that great 360-degree dunk to finish of the Lakers in the finals […]