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2012 Blockbuster Trade a Big Win for Red Sox and Dodgers

When the Boston Red Sox visit the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend, the anniversary of the blockbuster trade the teams agreed upon last summer will remind us of how far both sides have come in rebuilding greatness. The trade seemed incredibly one-sided on the surface, as the Dodgers received three significant big league players capable […]

MLB Expands Instant Replay, Enables Challenge System for 2014

Major League Baseball took a giant step forward on Thursday when it was announced that the league would adopt a new instant replay system in the 2014 season, one which allows for managers to challenge any call on the field, aside from balls and strikes. Assuming 75% of the owners agree to the change, teams […]

Flexibility, Depth Could Lead to New Red Sox Dynasty

The Red Sox have assembled a deep inventory of young players across their farm system with significant upside, while their current “three-year bridge” at the Major League level is standing tall at the top of the American League East. There’s plenty of excitement to fill Red Sox Nation regarding the turnaround of this franchise. The […]

Blount Impresses in Patriots’ Win Over Eagles

The New England Patriots kicked off their preseason schedule with an impressive 31-22 victory over the Eagles on Friday night at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. While the end result may not mean much at this stage, the Patriots did give fans the opportunity to see a little bit of everything that could factor in […]

A-Rod Suspended Through 2014, 12 Others Receive 50-Game Bans

After many long summer days of insignificant updates on the Biogenesis situation in Major League Baseball, the league finally dropped the hammer on Monday afternoon by announcing the suspensions of thirteen players. Alex Rodriguez is the biggest name on the list, and his continued involvement in baseball’s darkest hour has earned him a 211-game ban […]

Red Sox Should Extend Jon Lester’s Contract

After Dustin Pedroia received a seven-year $100 million contract extension from the Red Sox, the question could be raised as to which other members of the team are due for similar contracts, especially aces Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz. But if only one of these pitchers could receive such a contract, which would be a […]

Red Sox May Regret Letting Papelbon Walk in Free Agency

On Sept. 28, 2011, Jonathan Papelbon threw his last pitch as a member of the Boston Red Sox. A 1-1 splitter to the Orioles’ Robert Andino was smacked into left field for a walk off RBI hit to end Boston’s season in a dramatic collapse for the ages. The Red Sox would move on from […]

2013 Red Sox Midseason Report Card

The Red Sox find themselves atop the American League East after the unofficial first half of the season, so let’s take a look at what’s gone right and what hasn’t for this 2013 team as I present a report card on the five key aspects of the team. Starting Pitching The Red Sox have used […]

One Mo’ Time: Rivera Sets Up AL Victory at All-Star Game in New York

If the Boston Red Sox reach the 2013 World Series, Game 1 will be played at Fenway Park. The American League won home field advantage in the Fall Classic with a 3-0 victory over the National League at Citi Field on Tuesday night. The low-scoring game was filled with good defense and better pitching, and […]

Major League Baseball’s Instant Replay Problem

In 2008, Major League Baseball began to review difficult home run plays, allowing umpires to come together and discuss the potential need to check a video replay to get a correct call. While that same rule still applies today, the 2014 season will likely welcome new uses of instant replay for base running, plays at […]

Red Sox seek future shortstop in Iglesias, Bogaerts

The Boston Red Sox have endured years of uncertainty at the shortstop position since the departure of longtime great and fan favorite, Nomar Garciaparra. Most players at the position signed by former general manager Theo Epstein experienced “short stops” in Boston, but the time may have come for the organization to take advantage of an […]

Bruins Take 2-1 Series Lead as Rask Silences Blackhawks

The Boston Bruins defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday night, giving them a 2-1 lead in the best of seven series, which will remain in Boston for Game 4 on Wednesday. Coming off of two thrillers in Chicago, which included a combined four overtime periods, the […]

Walks Sting Lester as Rays Thump Red Sox

Jon Lester turned in his shortest and worst start of the season as the Boston Red Sox fell to the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 on a night where the Sox southpaw ace tied a career-high by allowing seven walks. The Rays homered three times against Lester, as Desmond Jennings, Evan Longoria and Matt Joyce all […]

Doubront Suffers Tough Loss as Quintana Quiets Red Sox Offense

Felix Doubront pitched just about as well as anyone could reasonably expect–but the White Sox still managed to outlast the Red Sox as Chicago prevailed with a 3-1 win. The Red Sox were without a hit against Chicago starter Jose Quintana until David Ortiz lofted a single to center field, followed by two more singles […]

Middlebrooks Delivers in 9th as Sox Rally in Dramatic Fashion

The Boston Red Sox were down to their last strike against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night, trailing 3-1 with Will Middlebrooks at the plate in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded against Rodney. The third baseman delivered for Boston, drilling a bases-clearing double into the left-center gap, giving the Red […]