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Rajon Rondo Trade Rumors: 5 Teams He Could End Up With

By on September 1, 2014 at 11:11pm

On Friday, Jackie MacMullan said that four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo has told the Celtics that he “wants out” of Boston. While nobody can blame the 28-year-old for wanting to play for a team with a legitimate shot to make the playoffs rather than a rebuilding organization that appears to constantly be trying to trade him, Rondo trade rumors are frequent and often without merit. But when the reputable Jackie MacMullan is behind the allegations, that certainly lends them credence.

Since MacMullan’s report, two things have happened that somewhat muddle our understanding of Danny Ainge’s predicament: ESPN removed the Around the Horn segment in question from YouTube, and Rondo’s agent, Bill Duffy, has denied that his client has requested a trade. Duffy’s statement is certainly not enough to undermine MacMullan, seeing as the game of NBA free agency and trade requests are never as transparent as we would like to imagine, so let us proceed regardless of the obvious client-agent-GM posturing. Continue reading Rajon Rondo Trade Rumors: 5 Teams He Could End Up With »

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1. Patriots 2011 Draft in Review:

1st – Nate Solder – (B+) Played in 47 of 48 games, solid not dominating

2nd – Ras I Dowling – (F) Reach when taken and proved to be a reach

2nd – Shane Vereen – (B) Has only played 26 regular season games out of 48 and has only been a game changer when Gronk on field at same time

3rd – Stevan Ridley – (B+) Ya he fumbles but he is excellent value. He was the 7th running back taken and only Demarco Murray has more yards than him (2,681 to 2,477)

3rd – Ryan Mallett – (F) it was a complete miss when you trade a third round pick for a 6th round selection

5th – Marcus Cannon – (A -) To get 37 games out of a fifth round pick who can play a number of positions is a win

* The rest didn’t play, so let’s give them C’s – Lee Smith, Markell Carter, Malcom Winters

2. Pink Hats Means Green Money:

Red Sox teams finishing at least 20 games outs and attendance that year (back to 1967): Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Less Than a Week to Opening Day! »

Red-Sox-Fans

It’s true. The 2014 season has been a complete nightmare for the Boston Red Sox. As the team’s winning percentage hovers around .440 with a dismal 29-40 record at Fenway Park, it’s no secret that 2014 has already been dismissed as a lost cause.

However, this should only make the 2013 World Series Championship taste even sweeter.

The reason?

This implosion could have easily have been what happened last season as well.

Aside from the departure of Jacoby Ellsbury, the 2014 Red Sox roster ended up looking almost identical to the 2013 Red Sox roster. However, when all is said and done, the 2013 Red Sox will have won around 30 more games than their 2014 counterparts. Continue reading Why 2014 Should Make Red Sox Fans Smile »

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Carol Vadnais

Carol Vadnais, a six-time all-star who played more 1,000 career games, has died. He was 68.

Vadnais played for the B’s from 1971-1976 and was a key cog on the B’s 1972 Stanley Cup-winning team.

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Red Sox Manager John Farrell (Source: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images North America)

In 2013, it seemed like everything Red Sox Manager John Farrell touched turned to gold.  2014 hasn’t nearly been the same, and Wednesday night’s loss to the Blue Jays was no different.

Joe Kelly and the Red Sox were up 2-1 in the 7th in Toronto when Edwin Encarnacion hit a lead off double on Kelly’s 86th pitch.  Farrell had seen enough.  Instead of letting the former Cardinal to work his way through the inning, Farrell called in lefty reliever Tommy Layne to face switch hitting Dioner Navarro.  After a base hit, Farrell opted to make another pitching change — this time for Junichi Tazawa.

Tazawa, whose career ERA against the Blue Jays is now 6.87 with 7 home runs, allowed the fairly predictable to happen: a three-run pitch hit home run off the bat of Danny Valencia. Continue reading John Farrell’s Second Season Unlike his First »

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Tom Brady throwing

Fantasy football is fickle. It is a game of chance where the best laid plans can regularly crumble before your tear-filled eyes. In the most basic sense, it is a game of risk analysis. Drafting your team is easily the most important part. Which players are most likely to score the most points? Which players have the greatest chance for injury or regression?

But, really, it’s a game of chance. Nevertheless, due to hype, rumors, or general Internet frenzy–come draft day, there are always NFL players who are wildly undervalued while others are wildly overvalued.

Continue reading Overvalued and Undervalued 2014 Fantasy Football Players »

Ryan Malllett is heading to Houston (Jim Rogash)

The Ryan Mallett era in New England has come to an end.

The Patriots have traded the fourth year quarterback to the Houston Texans for a sixth-round draft pick.

Mallett failed to impress in this his fourth training camp, and has never really been a good fit for the Patriots system.

With the Texans starting mediocre veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback, Mallett could be given a shot to start by mid-season if the Harvard alum struggles. Mallett will be reunited with former Patriots assistant Bill O’Brien, who is now the head coach in Houston. Continue reading Patriots Trade QB Ryan Mallett to Houston Texans, report says »

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