// B.J. Upton

Rays Winners in Blockbuster Trade with Stronger Royals

The Tampa Bay Rays were already a powerful nemesis to the Red Sox in the American League East, but the franchise that could once be penciled in for last place in the division has made a few moves this winter to ensure that they’ll be competing for many more years. In a blockbuster driven by […]

Buchholz Strong in Return, but Rays Beat Red Sox 5-3

Clay Buchholz pitched well in his first outing since his recent stint on the disabled list, but the bullpen couldn’t hold off the Rays’ offense. A seventh inning rally gave the Rays the 4-3 lead and BJ Upton added a home run to seal the 5-3 victory. The game started off as a pitchers duel […]

Cody Ross Powers Red Sox to 5-3 Win at the Trop

After dropping the series opener on Wednesday night by the score of 2-1, the Boston Red Sox hit two home runs on Thursday night to back Felix Doubront en route to a 5-3 victory. Doubront went 5.2 innings, giving up two runs (one earned) and striking out seven. Matt Moore made the start for the […]

Longoria, Upton and Kotchman all Homer as Rays Rock Red Sox, Cut Wild Card Lead to 3

When nothing is going right, nothing is going right. Such was the case Thursday night at Fenway, when a freakish broken-bat grounder led to four runs by the Tampa Bay Rays, who homered three times to beat the Red Sox, 9-2, and cut Boston’s wild card lead to three games. Broken Bat Ends Up Breaking […]

Lester Gives up Three in First, Rays Complete Sweep

The Red Sox are in absolute free fall, and by the time they hit the ground, they might be looking up at the Tampa Bay Rays in the playoff race. Rays starter James Shields allowed just one earned run in 8.1 innings Sunday afternoon in St. Petersburg, and the Rays battered Jon Lester and the […]

Price Silences Red Sox as Rays Take Rubber Match

One shudders to think how good the Tampa Bay Rays might be if they ever built an offense as good as their starting pitching. The Red Sox got a taste of that scenario Wednesday afternoon at Fenway. David Price pitched eight innings of three-hit baseball, and the Rays homered twice off John Lackey to beat […]

Lester Dominates, Ellsbury Homers to Give Red Sox Game 1 Victory in Rays Doubleheader

The Red Sox only hit against Rays starter James Shields in one inning Tuesday afternoon at Fenway, but sometimes one inning is all it takes. Jacoby Ellsbury‘s three-run home run capped a three-hit third inning, and Jon Lester struck out eight in seven innings to pick up his 12th win. The Red Sox beat the […]

Gonzalez Homers in Ninth, Red Sox Win Series in Tampa Bay

The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays played two pitchers’ duels for the first two games of their series, each winning one. A third pitchers’ duel was not in the cards Thursday night, with neither starting pitcher making it to the sixth. Luckily, Boston’s bullpen was slightly better. The Red Sox got a ninth-inning […]

Rays Score Every Which Way in Clobbering of Red Sox

When they weren’t taking first base on a walk, the Tampa Bay Rays were taking home plate via home runs. The Rays homered five times and walked seven times Tuesday night at Fenway Park as they defeated the Red Sox, 14-5. The Red Sox began the game well, with the first two Boston hitters reaching […]

Video: Longoria, Upton Nearly Fight in Dugout

In case you missed it, Evan Longoria and B.J. Upton got into a heated exchange in the dugout on Sunday after Upton lazily chased a ball in the gap in left-center that ended up being a triple. The Rays have hit the skids lately, and the Red Sox have now surpassed them in the AL […]

TGIF: Justin Upton in the First Round?

I am back from a dinner out with friends, and I decided to wander over to Yahoo! fantasy to see what is going on. To my surprise, Brandon Funston has released his fantasy baseball “Big Board” for the first time this year. I never really see eye-to-eye with Funston on his picks, especially since he […]

2009 Fantasy Baseball Season Wrap-Up

Aaaaaaannnnnnnnnnd that does it! The baseball season has officially come to an end. This of course means that fantasy baseball has officially closed in the year 2009. If we all want a taste of this game again, we will have to wait a few months until the 2010 draft preparations begin. Congratulations to all of […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 11 (6-15 – 6-21)

I’m going to take this time to be awesome. I usually wait until the end of the “Wrap-Up” to report on the Sports of Boston baseball league, but I recently took over first place. My favorite part about the situation is that I have Jose Reyes, Joey Votto, and Erik Bedard on the DL. I […]

TGIF: 2009 OF Rankings

Aaaahhhh finally, a position with some depth. It can be argued that you should address your shallower positions (2B, 3B, SS) in the first rounds and wait on the outfielders. This is actually a great way to draft. With more power than any other place on the diamond, the outfield has the luxury of hefty […]

James Shields Leads Rays in Game 2 Win

Big Game James Shields lived up to his name, pitching 5.2 shutout innings in the Rays 4-2 victory in Game 2. Sheilds allowed seven hits, but mostly held the Phillies bats at bay. He also walked two and struck out four in the victory. B.J. Upton woke up after a quiet Game 1 and a […]