The Detroit Tigers recently let go of President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Dave Dombrowski. Dombrowski had been with the Tigers for nearly 14 seasons.
Dombrowski built the Tigers from the ground up. In his first full season in Detroit, the Tigers had an American League worst record of 119 losses. However, he did not let this be a detriment to his overall plan. Dombrowski was known for not being afraid to pull the trigger on a big time move. Some examples include trading for Miguel Cabrera and Max Scherzer. Continue reading Dave Dombrowski Should Be on Red Sox Radar »
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This week, the Eastern League All-Star game was held by the Red Sox’ AA-affiliate Portland Sea Dogs (ME). I was fortunate enough to have had the privilege to go attend the game, and what a pleasure it was to watch the Eastern League’s best showcase their talents in front of a sold-out Hadlock Field.
The gates opened to the public at 3:00 for an eventful afternoon in Portland that included the first, planned Homerun Derby and a festive pregame introduction ceremony that allowed fans to greet the starters as they made their way down to the field from the sky-boxes. After the National Anthem, Blake Swihart threw out the ceremonial first pitch and, around 7:20, it was time to play ball. Continue reading Portland Hosts Eastern League All-Star Game, Ends in Unusual Fashion »
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On Friday, the Bruins announced that they signed defenseman Matt Irwin to a one year, $800,000 deal.
The 27 year old d-man has played on the San Jose Sharks for the past three seasons, scoring a total of 50 points during that time. He scored 19 points last season. Continue reading Bruins sign Matt Irwin »
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According to Broderick Turner of the L.A. Times, the Boston Celtics have offered Marcus Smart, their number 16 and 28th picks in the first round, to the Philadelphia 76ers for Nerlens Noel and the third overall pick in Thursday’s annual draft. The 76ers however, decided to decline their offer.
The 76ers already have five picks in the draft this year so it would make sense for them to turn it down. Both the Celtics and 76ers are likely to either trade some of their picks or use some to draft international players that they can stash overseas for a few years while still developing. No team wants to have four or five rookies to start a year. Continue reading Celtics Propose Blockbuster Trade to 76ers »
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Patrice Bergeron is a finalist to receive the Selke Trophy on Wednesday night at the NHL Awards. The other finalists are Anze Kopitar of the LA Kings and Chicago’s captain Jonathan Toews.
The Selke Trophy is awarded to “the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.” Bergeron is the reigning trophy holder and this is his fourth nomination in four consecutive seasons. Continue reading Patrice Bergeron a Finalist for the Selke Trophy »
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On Sunday, Carl Soderberg’s agent J.P. Barry, officially announced that the Boston Bruins decided they will not make an offer this offseason to keep Soderberg. A major part of the Bruins’ decision was their tight salary cap situation.
Soderberg has played on the Bruins since 2012, scoring 94 points in 161 games. He played in all 82 games last season. Continue reading See You Later, Carl Soderberg »
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