1. Patriots preview:
QB – Weeden is 0-5 / Hoyer was 3-0
Rushing – No running back over 400 yards
Receiving – Josh Gordon was the 5th wide receiver taken in 2012 draft
Defense – They have 33 sacks, which means Brady will be knocked down at least 6 times
Kicking – Bill Cundiff has a long of 51 and is 11-15 from 30 yards and out
2.Red Sox Salaries:
Sox have no players over $15.5mm – see #4 Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Dog Pound to Get Pounded »
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Boston lacked relievers until today when the Red Sox acquired a top reliever in Edward Mujica. Set-up men for the ever-dominant Koji Uehara are hard to find at a reasonable price point, but Ben Cherrington did his magic penning a deal with the former St. Louis Cardinal.
During the 2013 season, Mujica held a 1.73 ERA entering September. He finished the year with an impressive 2.78 ERA. Postseason fatigue played a part in the increase in his earned run average. The Sox gave the right-handed pitcher a salary increase of a bit over $1 million per year, equaling a $9.5 million, two-year deal. His numbers and salary give Red Sox fans hope after the club non-tendered Andrew Bailey on Monday. Continue reading Red Sox Sign Reliever Edward Mujica »
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How did Daniel Bard fall so far so fast? Monday December 2th, during what has been a tumultuous week for baseball contracts, the Cubs non-tendered him after only three months with the organization. Chicago acquired the right-handed pitcher on September 4, 2013 off waivers from the Red Sox. Many fans and reporters felt that Theo Epstein and the Cubs could be the change that Bard needed to succeed. The news of the non-tender was, hopefully, the final blow him in 2013.
Continue reading Daniel Bard Non-Tendered by Theo Epstein, Cubs »
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The Boston Celtics finished the week with a 2-2 record, with their latest victory coming against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night by the score 108-100. Jordan Crawford once again led the way with 25 points, including four triples and 8-of-14 shooting from the field to go along with a team-high five assists.
As a result of the victory and a loss for the Toronto Raptors against the Golden State Warriors, the Celtics are now in first place in the Atlantic Division with an 8-12 record. Continue reading State of the Celtics: Atlantic Division in Sights »
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Eric Decker, Alshon Jeffery, and Josh Gordon all had monster games in Week 13. Decker joins the Board while Jeffery and Gordon both soar. Peyton Manning jumps back to No. 4. Kendall Wright and Danny Woodhead fall off the board. Running backs Le’Veon Bell and Andre Brown both get a jump this week and Bell looks like he’ll be ready to roll against Miami at home after suffering a concussion last week. Giovani Bernard takes a tumble due to splitting touches with BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Continue reading SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 14 »
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Jacoby Ellsbury’s seven-year, $153 million with the New York Yankees may have stolen the centerfielder from Boston, but it puts the Red Sox in a bind to either sign a free-agent outfielder or just stick with the guys they have and have Jackie Bradley Jr. in center. What are the best options for the Red Sox?
Choo has not been really mentioned in Red Sox conversations, but he would be a great candidate to take over in center or move back to right and have Shane Victorino in center for 2014. The Boston Herald has reported that Choo is now a legitimate candidate that the team is pursuing in free agency. Continue reading Outfield Options for Red Sox After Losing Jacoby Ellsbury »
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We’ve seen this before; a popular Red Sox center fielder whose game is predicated on speed signs with the arch-rival Yankees. One’s gut reaction says this is exactly like the Johnny Damon situation in 2005, but if you put all the emotional muck aside, this is quite different.
If over these past three years you thought that Jacoby Ellsbury was returning to Boston, you are, quite frankly, delusional. Ellsbury is a mercenary, much in the same way as Jonathan Papelbon, who has always wanted to chase the money. You do not need to look any further than his agent, Scott Boras, to see where his allegiances lie. In the end, Ellsbury ended up with a 7-year, $153 million deal with New York. The fact that it was the Yankees who paid the most should not be a shock because the Yankees will be the Yankees (even when they say they are going to cut back on spending). It happened and the sooner we come to terms with that the better. The question is now: what next? Continue reading Jacoby Ellsbury Signed with the Yankees: Now What? »
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