The Boston Red Sox starting rotation lacks the star power that the 2015 lineup bolsters, but it does provide a sort of lack of depth that was not there in the 2014 season. The starters should be able to eat up innings while also being durable from whoever the “ace of the staff” is to the fifth starter. The Red Sox just need these pitchers to pitch deep into the games while keeping the opposition to fewer than five runs per game.
Not only do the Red Sox start the season in a National League ballpark, but the Philadelphia Phillies have a couple aging lefties in Chase Utley and Ryan Howard who Miley could take advantage of in his first start for the team. Continue reading Red Sox 2015 Preview: Buchholz, Porcello, Miley, Masterson, Kelly »
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The Bruins announced on Monday that they would be without center David Krejci for 4-6 weeks due to a partially torn MCL. Krejci, who had missed significant time earlier this season, is a top two center for the Bruins and proven himself to be an upper-echelon playmaker for the Bruins for years. He inked a seven year contract extension prior to this season showing that both he and fellow long term center Patrice Bergeron were part of the team’s long term future.
The injury may change how the Bruins approach the March 2 trade deadline and their playoff run. Up until news of Krejci’s absence, the Bruins had been in the market for a top six right wing and a top four defensemen, which are not easy to find in their own right. They now could be in the market for a top three center as well. Ryan Spooner played well in Krejci’s absence in a 6-2 win over the Blackhawks on Sunday and for now will hold the top 3 center role vacated by Krejci. Continue reading Bruins Center David Krejci Out 4-6 Weeks »
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Former Cuban free agent and infielder Yoan Moncada agreed to a deal with the Boston Red Sox with a $31.5 million signing bonus. Moncada is switch hitter filled with power and skill. When all the dust settles on the deal, it could be worth $63 million.
In Cuba, Moncada played two seasons for the Cienfuegos of the Cuban National Series before asking the Cuban government to leave for the United States in 2014 to pursue a career in the major leagues. During his 2 years in Cuba, he hit .277/.388/.380 and stole 21 bases. Continue reading Red Sox and Yoan Moncada Reach Agreement »
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1. How about an update on local players destined for the Hall of Fame:
* Tom Brady
* David Ortiz
* Zdeno Chara
* Darrelle Revis
* Rob Gronkowski
2. Draft position of the top ten scorers in the NHL:
1. Ovechkin… 1st
4. Tarasenko…16th Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Five Months to Patriots Camp »
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It seemed the Boston Celtics of the future were finally taking shape. Isaiah Thomas arrived at the trade deadline to take over as the starting point guard of the next few years, Kelly Olynyk was getting ready to return from his ankle injury, and the Celtics were just a game and a half out of the final two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. All signs were pointed towards a playoff push, whether Celtics fans liked it or not.
But before Thomas could even put on his new uniform, Olynyk could take the floor after missing 12 straight games, or a playoff push could gain any momentum coming out of the All-Star break, Jared Sullinger, the Celtics’ best big man, was in a walking boot and ruled out for the remainder of the season with a stress fracture in his foot.
Continue reading Celtics Rule Sullinger Out for Rest of Season »
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Philadelphia Phillies, left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels “want[s] to win” and feels that his best shot at achieving that goal is through a trade to another team, according to Bob Nightengale of USAToday. One of the most recent teams with an offer on the table at this time is our own Boston Red Sox.
Continue reading Cole Hamels Voices Interest in Trade From Phillies to Red Sox »
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