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Not So Fast: Cespedes to Play CF or RF?

When reports emerged that the Boston Red Sox were honing in on an agreement with Hanley Ramirez, thus began the speculation surrounding the all but imminent departure of incumbent left fielder Yoenis Cespedes. Between coaches hating him, attitude problems, a free-swinging approach, and just one year remaining on his current contract, Cespedes seemed doomed to be […]

Casualties of New Red Sox Royalty: Honoring Lavarnway, Francisco DFAs for Panda, Hanley Signings

You would think David Ortiz spoke for all of us when he welcomed Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to Red Sox Nation. But there are a couple of former members who might not be as excited as the rest of us about the signings of Sandoval and Ramirez, because it signaled the end of their time in […]

David Ortiz Welcomes $200M Teammates Sandoval and Ramirez to Red Sox on Twitter

Red Sox Nation is pretty excited, and for good reason: the top two offensive players on the free agent market are both coming to Boston. Pablo Sandoval’s agent confirmed yesterday that he was spurning the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants to come to the last place Boston Red Sox (I’m not sure I quite […]

Pablo Sandoval to Decide Next Week on Red Sox’ 5 Year, $95M Offer

According to a report in the Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox have made a five year, $95 million offer to free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Is that going to be enough to sign the Kung Fu Panda away from his former team, the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants? Per Sandoval’s brother and […]

Back in Blount: Patriots Sign LeGarrette Blount

Cue up the AC/DC: The New England Patriots are back in Blount. Even having galloped over the Indianapolis Colts in last year’s playoffs, which earned him a Sports Illustrated cover with his record setting postseason performance, running back LeGarrette Blount left the Patriots this past offseason to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But after departing from […]

Jonas Gray on Sports Illustrated Cover, Top of Jonas Power Rankings

From lightly recruited high school prospect, to perpetual backup at Notre Dame, to opening act for Screech, to practice squad casualty, to this: Sports Illustrated cover boy.Not a bad career arc, huh?After Sunday night’s demolition of the Indianapolis Colts, Jonas Gray is the new toast of the town in New England (if New England were […]

Why Tom Brady’s INT at the End of 1st Half was Especially Egregious

I write this trying to remind myself that the New England Patriots were still winning by four points at halftime and set to receive the ball to start the second half. But Tom Brady has two interceptions, just one less than he had for the season coming into Week 11, and the second one was especially […]

Did the Denver Broncos Really Lose to the St. Louis Rams?

The NFL is a league of parity. Just look at the New York Jets beating the Pittsburgh Steelers after Ben Roethlisberger had thrown for six touchdowns in consecutive weeks, or the Seattle Seahawks falling to 6-4 after being crowned one of the likeliest repeat champions in several years. Still, despite the knowledge that anything can […]

Rondo Should Stay, Boston’s Great, and What Kendrick Perkins Was Really Trying to Say

It’s been a few days since former Boston Celtic Kendrick Perkins returned to his old stomping grounds, and I can’t get his interview with the local media out of my mind — but not for the reason you might think. He gave hope to Celtics fans far and wide for Rajon Rondo’s impending free agency. “I think […]

Rondo Passes Pierce for Fourth on Celtics’ All-Time Assists List

Sure, Rajon Rondo may be a point guard, and Paul Pierce a small forward, but it was still somewhat startling to learn on tonight’s broadcast that Rondo had already surpassed the longtime Celtics captain on the franchise’s all-time assists list. Rondo’s first assist of the game broke a tie with Pierce and moved him into […]

Tom Brady, Midseason NFL MVP? Not If Luck Has Anything to Do With It

Last week, ESPN’s 32 NFL beat writers cast their votes for who they thought was the MVP through the midway point of the 2014 NFL season.With 22 touchdowns and only 3 INTs, and a particularly hot stretch before the bye that saw his offense average 40 points over five games, New England Patriots quarterback Tom […]

With One More Game of 3 TD Passes, Tom Brady Would Join Rarified Company

It’s no secret that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is playing at a pretty high level right now. After last Sunday’s shellacking of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, Brady has thrown 18 of his 22 touchdowns on the season in his last five games, including at least three TD passes in each of the past […]

Patriots Thrash Broncos 43-21 with Record-Setting Day for Brady and Co.

Sunday’s game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots was billed as “Manning-Brady XVI.” Apparently nobody told that to Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman. Together with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the trio turned the game of football into a three-man weave, each setting milestones and notching their places in the record books with another dominating […]

So the Dalai Lama is a Bruins Fan

Okay, so maybe that statement isn’t entirely accurate. Something tells me rooting for the Boston Bruins doesn’t exactly fall along the Eightfold Path. But the Dalai Lama did speak at the TD Garden earlier on Saturday before the Bruins 7 PM game against the Ottawa Senators, and put on a Bruins cap to support the hometown […]

Former Red Sox Peavy Shelled as Royals Force Game 7 in World Series

After Madison Bumgarner twirled a complete game shutout to give the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 lead in the 2014 World Series, Jake Peavy got the start in Game 6 to try to wrap up the franchise’s third title in five years.“This is a start you play your whole career wanting,” said Peavy before traveling to […]