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The never-ending scandal surrounding the Major League Baseball(MLB) and illegal use of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and other steroids has once again resurfaced.

Charge the mound: As recently as Tuesday morning, several less known but key players who were target of a massive federal investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration were charged with federal drug conspiracy. The most notable being Anthony Bosch, the former owner of Biogenesis, who was responsible for supplying numerous professional athletes with Performance Enhancing Drugs(PEDs). Bosch pled not guilty to the charge, and received a $100,000 bond as a result. Bosch could potentially face up to 10 years in prison, but will likely not serve that much if he is found guilty and comes to some sort of plea agreement with the U.S. Attorneys. Continue reading More Biogenesis Suspensions Likely: What Will Happen Next? »

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Henry Owens (Jillian Souza/Pawtucket Red Sox)

The Red Sox traded away four starting pitchers at the trade deadline last week in hopes that their young prospects could begin to develop at the Major League level, and Henry Owens did his part to reinforce their decision in his Triple-A debut.

The lefty from Huntington Beach, CA took the mound for the Pawtucket Red Sox on Monday night and dazzled from start to finish. He pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out 9 and allowing only 2 hits. He showed tremendous poise on the mound, throwing 70 pitches for strikes out of his 100 total. Continue reading Red Sox Prospect Henry Owens Dominant in First Triple-A Start »

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Athletics vs Dodgers: Week 17's prediction for the World Series

The non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and many teams made big moves hoping to get into contention. David Price went to Detroit from Tampa, and Boston cleared way to bring the entire Pawtucket rotation up to the majors. With plenty of races still awfully close, it’ll be interesting to see how all the new-look teams work out in the final two months of the season. With those new teams starting to stretch their legs, let’s see what would happen if the playoffs started as of Tuesday, August 5, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 17 »

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This will be the view from the broadcast booth tonight on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball between the Red Sox and Yankees. (ESPN)

Even after the team shipped out a fifth of the 25-man roster, including its two best starting pitchers in Jon Lester and John Lackey, the Red Sox just keep coming up with reasons for fans to tune in after the trade deadline.

First, it was the potential awkwardness of Stephen Drew and Chris Capuano switching dugouts to play against their former team as members of the Yankees. Then there was the debut of Yoenis Cespedes in a Red Sox uniform yesterday, playing left field (as it turned out) and batting cleanup.

Today’s reason for watching (since it’s certainly not winning)? ESPN will be broadcasting from the Green Monster for Sunday Night Baseball between the Red Sox and Yankees tonight at 8 p.m.

Continue reading ESPN Broadcasting Red Sox-Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball from Green Monster »

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Yoenis Cespedes makes his Red Sox debut playing right field and batting clean up behind David Ortiz against the Yankees today. (Boston Herald)

After arriving late to yesterday’s game against the New York Yankees, newly acquired Yoenis Cespedes will make his debut for the Boston Red Sox today. He is in right field batting cleanup behind David Ortiz.

Cespedes, of course, was acquired from the Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline for Jon Lester, who will coincidentally be making his pitching debut for the A’s simultaneously on the West Coast.

Time to find out what sort of damage the right-handed slugger from Cuba can do with the Green Monster looming just 310 feet away in left field.

Continue reading Cespedes in RF, Batting Cleanup for Red Sox Debut at Fenway »

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Chris Capuano will get the start at Fenway, along with Stephen Drew, but both will be wearing Yankee pinstripes. (NY Daily News)

In April, Chris Capuano looked like he would be a key part of the Boston Red Sox bullpen, a vaunted lefty reliever who had given up zero runs in 11 appearances.

Two months later, the Red Sox re-signed Stephen Drew, solidifying the left side of the infield to make a push for the playoffs.

Today, both will take the field at Fenway Park…only they won’t be wearing Red Sox uniforms. Instead, they’ll be coming out of the visitor’s dugout as members of the New York Yankees.

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2014 Red Sox!

Continue reading Awkward Turtle: Former Red Sox Capuano and Drew to Take Field at Fenway…as Yankees »

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David Price will be joining an already strong Tigers rotation. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Hours after the Oakland Athletics traded for Jon Lester, the Detroit Tigers countered by pulling off a three-team blockbuster that puts the last three AL Cy Young award winners in the same rotation. The Tigers are now set for October with a loaded rotation of Max Scherzer, David Price, Justin Verlander, and Aníbal Sánchez.

Continue reading Tigers Acquire David Price From Rays in Trade Deadline Blockbuster »

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