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Patriots 2014-15 Position Review: Safety

By on March 31, 2015 at 7:24pm
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Current Personnel: Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung, Duron Harmon, Tavon Wilson, Nate Ebner

Need Level: Moderate-Low

Possible Fits: James Sample (Louisville), Jordan Richards (Stanford), Ibraheim Campbell (Northwestern), Nick Perry (Alabama)

New England has one of the best safeties in the league on one side of their secondary and relatively average play on the other. This could make for an interesting draft for them. Continue reading Patriots 2014-15 Position Review: Safety »

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MLB: Spring Training-Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will seek a second opinion this week on the elbow of his throwing arm after it was announced Friday that he was experiencing soreness. Last week he had an MRI and something came up, but nothing further was said about the initial imaging. Manager John Farrell stated to reporters that the team was still very much in “fact-finding mode.” No further details were given at Friday’s Red Sox press conference.

It is unclear as to whether Vazquez will see time behind the plate any time soon.

Farrell offered, “The positive thing is, whatever happens, he won’t have to deal with it the rest of his career. Get it taken care of now. I don’t know the details or what they’re saying now, but I was looking forward to working with him this year.” Continue reading Christian Vazquez Seeks Second Opinion on Throwing Arm »

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Allen Craig

According to ESPN Boston’s Gordon Edes, a number of teams have begun preliminary negotiations with the Red Sox over Allen Craig, who can play the outfield, first base and third base.

Sure, Craig was a disaster after coming over in the John Lackey trade, but he’s a definite major league hitter with a good amount of pop in a league with a dearth of it.

In limited time with the Red Sox, his first at-bats as a player in the American League, Craig hit .128 in 29 games. He’s a better player than that, having hit .300 or better the previous three years with the Cardinals. Continue reading Red Sox Trade Rumors Swirl Around Allen Craig »

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David Ortiz posted an article to The Players’ Tribune, Derek Jeter’s website, ranting and raving about old accusations surrounding his use of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs).

Ortiz’s post was seemingly unprovoked. No one that I know of has said anything thus far this season about David Ortiz and PEDs. Don’t bring an issue to light if you want it kept in the dark, David. Too late, because now everyone is buzzing about the post called “The Dirt.”

Is he just seeking unneeded attention, again? Continue reading David Ortiz Rants on Steroids, Testing, Hall of Fame »

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Current Personnel: Jerod Mayo, Dont’a Hightower, Jamie Collins, Chris White, Darius Fleming

Need Level: Low

Possible Fits: Trey Flowers (Arkansas), Jordan Hicks (Texas), Ramik Wilson (Georgia), Taiwan Jones (MSU)

The Patriots are in a good spot at linebacker. Continue reading Patriots 2014-15 Position Review: Linebacker »

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Entering last Thursday the Bruins were looking at three crucial road games that could make or potentially break their playoff chances. They had to go on the road to Ottawa, Florida (Panthers) and Tampa Bay. The Senators and Panthers were nipping at the Bruins heels while the Lightning had established themselves as a top tier Eastern Conference opponent. Had the Bruins been able to pick up 4-6 points not only would they have firm grasp on a wild card spot, but they could legitimately challenge Detroit for third place in their division. Unfortunately, the Bruins turned in three inconsistent efforts and garnered only one point thanks to two regulation losses against Ottawa and Tampa Bay while losing in overtime to the Panthers. Continue reading Lackluster Trio of Games Makes Bruins Playoff Chances Uncertain »

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Boston Red Sox roster changes were made on Wednesday, March 18th and Friday, March 20th by management.

Catcher Blake Swihart and pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez join second baseman Travis Shaw and shortstop Sean Coyle, who were assigned to the Triple-A Pawtucket roster on Wednesday, March 18. All four of these players are part of the 40-man roster.

Pitchers Miguel Celestino, Keith Couch, and Noe Ramirez were assigned to the minor league camp on Wednesday, too. Continue reading Swihart, Rodriguez Assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket Roster »

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