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Eduardo Rodriguez to Make Major League Debut for Red Sox in Texas

By on May 27, 2015 at 8:07pm
Eduardo Rodriguez (photo credit to BostonGlobe.com) Eduardo Rodriguez (photo credit to BostonGlobe.com)

Despite getting swept in three games by the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox have at least something to look forward to on their plane ride from Minneapolis to Arlington, Texas: the pitching debut of Eduardo Rodriguez.

Manager John Farrell announced before Wednesday’s 6-4 loss that Rodriguez will be called up to get his first Major League start against the Texas Rangers Thursday evening.

The Red Sox will be throwing a six-man rotation for this turn, but this will likely be Rodriguez’s only start this go-around. Farrell said that this current stretch of 20 consecutive games played offers a good time to get a spot starter up, giving each pitcher in the rotation an extra day of rest. Continue reading Eduardo Rodriguez to Make Major League Debut for Red Sox in Texas »

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2015 MLB Expert Picks

April 7, 2015 at 7:58pm in Featured, MLB, Now!, Opinion, Red Sox
Jon Lester headlined a free agent class that saw more than a few big names change teams, with trades sure to come in time. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Baseball season is finally here, with a game in the books. Lots of offseason moves were made, especially with top pitchers, but just before the games got underway, San Diego acquired elite closer Craig Kimbrel and pricey outfielder Melvin Upton (formerly BJ, who rejoins his brother Justin) from Atlanta in a rare right-before-the-season deal.

All the moving made it a real possibility that last year’s playoff bracket could get shaken up quite a bit this year. Seattle and San Diego made plenty of acquisitions to bolster needs, and it’s making them trendy picks. Ditto for the Red Sox. As for the likes of Baltimore, Kansas City and San Francisco, who lost some key pieces, it’s tougher to see how the losses will affect them, especially with the teams around them in their divisions also having to be considered.

But that’s the fun of picking winners and losers as the season begins, and that’s why we’re here. Scoring is as before:

  • Correctly guessing a team to make the playoffs is worth one point, or two points for guessing a division winner instead.
  • Correctly guessing which team will finish #1 in each league is worth five points, then four points for #2, and so on.
  • Correctly guessing which #1 seed will finish with MLB’s best record is worth two points.
  • In the event of a tie, we’ll also be guessing which team will finish with MLB’s worst record, then second-worst, then third.

So check below for everyone’s picks, and be sure to come back at season’s end for the results. Continue reading 2015 MLB Expert Picks »

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Fantasy Baseball Draft Review

March 26, 2015 at 11:25am in Fantasy, MLB, Opinion, Top Story
Adam Jones (hngn.com)

It’s getting closer and closer to opening day, and if you’re like me then you’ve already got fantasy baseball on your mind. Many of you may have even done your drafts by now. You may even have some money on the line.

Personally, I’m in a 10-team dynasty league with friends that’s extremely competitive. Every guy in the league knows his stuff, and they’re all very active on the waiver wire and trading block. It’s also really interesting to see how people run their team in a dynasty league like this as opposed to a single-season league. And let me tell you- the draft is VERY different.

I wanted to show you my team and draft results and get into why I went with each pick, where the draft was going, and maybe give you some tips and insight as you approach your own fantasy seasons. First, let’s take a look at my keepers from last year. The way it works is, you get to keep up to 9 players and they take the a draft pick based on their respective rankings. So the free agent pool at draft looks very different.

Here is my team and the draft picks they slotted into: Continue reading Fantasy Baseball Draft Review »

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Alex Rodriguez

Like it or not, it looks like Alex Rodriguez is going to force his way back into baseball after receiving his controversial one-year suspension for his role in the Biogenesis scandal.

I’ll tell you one thing — I bet the Yankees aren’t too thrilled to have the 39-year-old back in uniform, and I’d put a wager in now if it was available for MLB betting on William Hill. I mean, New York made it clear they want to move on and paid Chase Headley $52 million over four years to man A-Rod’s old position of third base.

A-Rod, to his credit, sought to have a meeting with team officials this week to clear the air. Continue reading Yankees Offer Stadium For Possible A-Rod Apology Press Conference »

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Danny Rosenbaum

As Spring Training fast approaches, here is a a look at how the Boston Red Sox are building a better team for the 2015 season. These Red Sox wrap up articles will be featured at the end of each week in the march up to  and during Spring Training. 

The Boston Red Sox front office completed a busy week signing pitchers Rick Porcello at $12.5 million and Junichi Tazawa for $2.25 million. These contracts helped avoid arbitration, something the Red Sox consistently try to do.

Continue reading Red Sox Wrap-Up, Jan. 12-18: Porcello, Tazawa Sign; Butler Traded »

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jon lester.firebrand

Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a 6-year $155 million deal Tuesday night. The deal features the highest per-year salary at $25.83 offered to a pitcher in free agency with a vesting for a seventh year.

Sources said that Lester rejected the Red Sox six-year $135 million offer with no options for a seventh year. Many believed that the Red Sox were still a possible home for Lester throughout the day on Tuesday, but their offer was not aggressive enough.

Theo Epstein, former Red Sox general manager, and current general manager for the Cubs, proved that he has not lost his deal-making magic that helped Boston win two world series in 2004 and 2007. Continue reading Jon Lester Signing: Theo Epstein Proves He Has Not Lost Deal-Making Magic »

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Pablo-SandovalRUMORS and Rants

Pablo Sandoval will make his final decision today regarding a contract with the Boston Red Sox worth approximately $100 million, according to WEEI.com’s Alex Speier. Speier reported this on Twitter after speaking with Sandoval’s agent, Gustavo Vazquez.

Continue reading Pablo Sandoval To Sign With Red Sox Today »

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