Cole Hamels (Michael Perez/AP)

Red Sox beat writer Nick Cafardo wrote an article yesterday for the Boston Globe saying that Cole Hamels might be a viable trade option for the Boston Red Sox and would make “perfect sense” for the Sox to pursue him.

Blasphemy. Blasphemy, I say.

Hamels, the hard throwing southpaw from San Diego, has had a successful 9-year career so far and has been a quiet ace all season long, despite his 3-5 record on a terrible Phillies team. He led his team to a World Series championship in 2008 and won the World Series MVP award. This is a very good pitcher with a long track record of success and he’s got an affordable contract.

That said, the Sox would be foolish to make a trade for him. Continue reading Red Sox Interested in Cole Hamels: Would This be a Mistake? »

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Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola (Jared Wickerham, Getty Images)

With the start of training camp just one week away, it’s time to look at the state of the Patriot’s wide receivers heading into the 2014 season. The group was the subject of much criticism last season. While Julian Edelman emerged into a solid replacement for Wes Welker, Danny Amendola and rookie Aaron Dobson struggled to stay on the field for the Pats.

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New Blood

The receiving core is relatively the same group that contributed to the league’s third ranked scoring offense a year ago. The one notable addition during the off-season was ex-Panther Brandon LaFell. The former Carolina receiver had a solid campaign in 2013, netting 627 yards on 49 receptions with 5 touchdowns. At 6’3″ LaFell offers tremendous versatility at the position, as he can play both in the slot and on the outside. Continue reading Patriots 2014 Wide Receivers Preview: Edelman, Amendola, LaFell, Dobson »

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Adam Schefter (ngngsports.com)

The following is the latest in our SoB Satire series. Much of the following isn’t real or confirmed to be true, but we totally wish it was.

The Fantasy Football Federation held a summit on Tuesday evening, calling in experts from around the country to try and consolidate a master ranking list of wide receivers for the 2014-2015 season. Held in Philadelphia, the summit featured experts ranging from ESPN.com writers to Fox Sports analysts. They were asked to rank wide receivers alphabetically, but after an eight and a half hour conference they were unable to produce a list that they all agreed on.

Each year, sports websites and fantasy blogs produce list after list of rankings and projections for players around the league and these lists often vary. In an attempt to rank NFL wide receivers in alphabetical order, the experts not only couldn’t agree but they almost came to blows.

Continue reading SoB Satire: Fantasy Football Experts Submit their 2014 Alphabetical Rankings »

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Peter Chiarelli (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has caught a lot of flak from B’s fans this summer for what has amounted to an uneventful offseason since being soundly beaten by the Canadiens in the second round. Arguments have been tossed around that he his too loyal to his “core” guys and that a few bad contracts are hurting the B’s cap situation. While there may be some validity to these arguments, in truth Chiarelli has done a masterful job in piecing together an elite roster.

As the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Just because the Bruins got bounced in the second round by their kryptonite Montreal doesn’t mean that they have something fundamentally wrong with their line-up. This is a team that finished first in the regular season and made a solid playoff push despite starting four rookie defensemen. Continue reading Quiet Off-Season Best Option for Bruins »

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Derek Jeter Nike

A Nike Jordan Brand commercial, featuring Derek Jeter and a star-studded cast of his fans paying their respects for 20 years in a New York Yankees uniform, will run during today’s All-Star Game.

The commercial, which will air before Jeter’s at bat, is for Nike’s Jordan brand. Mike Jordan, Billy Crystal, Rudy Guliani, Jay-Z, Phil Jackson, Tiger Woods, among other athletes and celebrities all take their turn tipping their cap in “Re2pect” to Number 2.

Continue reading Nike Jordan Brand Commercial Pays Re2pect to Derek Jeter (Video) »

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Boston Red Sox's Jake Peavy

To any true baseball fan that knows July is the crunch time for teams making trades, and this year is no different. We have already seen big moves already in players like Jeff Samardzija leaving the Chicago Cubs for Oakland. One name that is come up again this year within the Red Sox organization is that of Jake Peavy.

Peavy has had a rough year so far with a current record of 1-8 and a 4.59 ERA. There have been several rumors surfacing that Peavy is currently being pursued by the St. Louis Cardinals. Continue reading Trade Rumors Swirling Around Jake Peavy »

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1. Cliff Notes:

* Tiger Woods is second in odds in Vegas to win the British Open
* Brilliant no lose move by Lebron and he picks up $21mm a year
* Tour de France – 90% juice?

2. World Cup:

I was right (I never get to say it so….)

* You will be happy to hear that this is the last World Cup update
* Almost half the games in the elimination round had no goals in regulation
* Brazil most over-rated team since any Dean Smith team
* Still can’t believe how many players miss the net
* FIFA should rate the biggest divers the tourney and suspend them Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: All-Star Game Week… Time to go to Movies »

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