// Albert Pujols

Masahiro Tanaka prefers Boston, New York or Los Angeles

According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has narrowed his ideal places to play in Major League Baseball to three cities: Boston, New York and Los Angeles. We’ve heard that the Red Sox could be a dark horse candidate for the 25-year old right-handed pitcher, but how realistic would […]

Dempster Records 2,000th Strikeout, Red Sox Rout Angels

Ryan Dempster recorded his 2,000th career strikeout and the Boston Red Sox overpowered the Los Angeles Angels in a 10-5 routing. Dempster turned in a quality start for the Red Sox as the right-hander struck out six and surrendered three runs through six innings of work. Despite allowing home runs to designated hitter Albert Pujols […]

Josh Hamilton to the Angels Changes Everything in the American League

Major League Baseball beware. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are fully loaded, and will not back down to anyone. Last season’s Angel lineup featured Rookie of the Year winner Mike Trout as well as homerun hitting sluggers Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo. Combine those all-stars with solid pieces in Howie Kendrick, Kendrys Morales, and […]

Back-And-Forth Slugfest Leads to Atrocious Red Sox Loss

It might have been one of the best back-and-forth games for any major league team this season, but unfortunately it also was arguably the worst loss the Boston Red Sox have suffered all year. Once leading 6-0 early, the Red Sox blew two notable leads in disastrous innings, the first an eight-run third for the […]

Buchholz Falters as Angels Batter Reeling Red Sox

The Red Sox are in free fall, there’s no denying it anymore. The best pitcher on the staff of late has been Clay Buchholz, and not even he could stop the bleeding as Boston fell to the visiting Los Angeles Angels 7-3. The team has lost three straight, dropping to 59-65 on the season. Buchholz […]

Rallies Cut Short, Red Sox Fall to Angels in Series Opener

The Los Angeles Angels are in a similar place to the Boston Red Sox late into this 2012 season. Both teams are currently not qualified for the postseason, they aren’t receiving the level of consistent starting pitching they’d expect from big names, and both teams have high-priced underperforming big names filling up the roster. Yet […]

What is (was?) Wrong with Adrian Gonzalez?

When the Boston Red Sox brought Adrian Gonzalez from cavernous Petco Park in San Diego to the cozy confines of Fenway Park, the team had visions of record-setting performances from their new slugger. Just not the record he set on Sunday. Just when it seemed Gonzalez had perhaps turned a corner with a pair of […]

2012 MLB Preview: Yankees Top American League Power Rankings

For the Boston Red Sox, the 2011 season was an homage to all of the disappointing Red Sox teams of the past. The Sox had a potent offense, mediocre pitching staff and even a historic collapse to cap it all off. The baseball season is an epic journey and usually teams with the most talent, […]

Friday Rambling: Peyton, A-Rod, and LeBron…What’s My Problem with the Best?

With Peyton Manning announcing that he has been cleared to play next season, there has been no shortage of coverage on the topic. And it’s not without justification–an NFL with Big Manning is probably a more exciting NFL. Good for him. What is curious, however, is the fact that the news was announced just days […]

Yu Darvish Makes AL West Even Wilder

The Texas Rangers went above and beyond with their holiday shopping this offseason. In need of starting pitching, the Rangers took part in the bidding war for Japanese ace Yu Darvish, and won with a $51.7 million post. This gives Texas one month to negotiate a contract with the pitcher, who is inevitably expected to […]

Ryan Howard: Albert Pujols’ New Best Friend?

This week Ryan Howard became the newest star to be locked up for the long-term. Twenty-five million dollars a year for a player likely to be more suited as a designated-hitter than a first baseman within a year or two. The question becomes then, how much should a true first baseman, and better hitter to […]

TGIF: Pujols or Hanley?

It’s a question we seem to be having every season. If you are granted the first overall pick in your fantasy baseball draft, you have a tough choice to make. Do you take arguably the best slugger of our generation in St. Louis 1B Albert Pujols, or do you draft fantasy’s elite SS in the […]

TGIF: Fantasy Baseball Draft, 2010

With the end of the 2009 season, it is never too early to look ahead to 2010. To me, baseball season never ends and I am already thinking about my strategy for next season (most notably because I finished 9th in one league). Believe it or not, before the year is out, some fantasy guru’s […]

Smoltz Looks for New Start in St. Louis

John Smoltz is preparing to make his debut in a Cardinals uniform Sunday and if St. Louis’ luck continues, he will have a stellar performance. The Cards have had some recent luck in picking up some new acquisitions. The addition of Matt Holliday turned out to be a steal. Although he is a free agent […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 13 (6-29 – 7-5)

In one of my leagues, I am sitting in 11th place (out of 12) and decided to pull the trigger on a trade that was offered to me. I am trading Philadelphia 2B Chase Utley for Angels’ OF Torii Hunter and Boston 1B David Ortiz. I have officially broken one of my own rules in fantasy […]