Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told reporters on Friday that an MRI on small forward Gerald Wallace‘s knee revealed a torn meniscus, knocking him out indefinitely. Wallace had missed just one game all season, averaging 5.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting 50.4% from the field.
The 6’7″ Wallace is in his first season in Boston, his 13th in the NBA, after being acquired from the Nets in the offseason. His offensive production is down significantly from his peak years and he’s playing only 24.4 minutes per game, his lowest average since he joined the Bobcats through the expansion draft prior to his fourth pro season. But the 2006 league leader in steals, a former All-Defensive First Team selection, is still a strong defensive presence, and the Celtics will surely miss his intensity on D. Continue reading Gerald Wallace Out Indefinitely with Torn Meniscus »
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When Ryan Dempster announced that he would be stepping away for the 2014 season, the Red Sox suddenly found themselves with an extra $13.25 million to spend. They quickly resigned Chris Capuano to an incentive-laden deal to replace the pitching depth lost with Dempster’s absence. Despite the addition of Capuano, the Red Sox still have about $10 million plus to play with for this coming season. With all that extra money the question is, what will they do with it?
The story of the Red Sox re-signing Drew will continue to happen until he is no longer on the market. The money saved from Dempster’s deal would certainly help with bringing Drew into the fold and still be under the salary tax line. Continue reading Red Sox Content to Stand by and Wait »
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After a lackluster trade deadline, the Boston Celtics have continued to struggle with a 1-4 record since the All-Star break, including an 0-4 west coast trip. The Celtics now stand at 20-39 and are currently the fifth worst team in the NBA.
Rondo skips game for birthday
Rajon Rondo may be the “star” on this team, but his antics have got to stop with the “C” on his chest.
Rondo skipped one stop on the Celtics four-game west coast trip to celebrate his 28th birthday party with friends and family. Sure, the point guard deserves to have some time off, but why not celebrate his birthday on an off day? Continue reading State of the Celtics: Rondo’s Birthday Party, Celtics Struggles Continue »
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The Boston Red Sox and left-handed pitcher, Chris Capuano agreed to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million plus incentives on February 22nd. He threw for the Los Angeles Dodgers last year and has been in the league since 2003 The Boston Red Sox hope to have him fill the vacancy left by Ryan Dempster. Dempster decided to step down last week, and has been added to the restricted list for the 2014 season.
Continue reading Analysis: Chris Capuano’s Role with Red Sox »
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These past couple weeks we have analyzing and ranking the AL East position by position. In most posts, including last week’s which focused on third base, our rankings have been fairly similar. This week however, the shortstop rankings are wide open with no two lists looking the same. Who got it right or is the correct order something else entirely? Let us know at the end!
1. J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles: He doesn’t hit for average (.260 career average) and he doesn’t get on base all that much (.312 career OBP). Why then is he ranked first overall? Well when he makes contact he hits it hard, shown by his average of over 25 home runs and 28 doubles in the past three years. Along with his power, Hardy has won two Gold Gloves in the past two years. He is by no means a perfect player, but he contributes every way he can. Continue reading Ranking the AL East: Shortstop »
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