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TGIF: 2009 Fantasy Baseball Playoff Help

Playoffs are here and you need all the help you can get. Every stat counts during these crucial weeks. Your lineup may have gotten you to the big show, but now they may be showing signs of fatigue. The free agent pool is full of overlooked, late-season talent and it is up to you to […]

Green With Envy

It’s no secret that Red Sox pitching has been a bit bleak lately. Josh Beckett has gone from the team’s Ace to their Joker. If he’s any worse, he’ll be the “Rules for Draw and Stud Poker” card. Hideki Okajima and Takashi Saito have been ho-hum out of the pen. Tim Wakefield is injured too much to […]

Smoltz, Penny Dominate the NL – Why?

This past offseason, the Red Sox became the land of the reclamation projects. The signings of Takashi Saito, John Smoltz, and Brad Penny were seen as low-risk, high-reward moves. Saito has worked out pretty well, but Smoltz and Penny were largely seen as busts. Theo Epstein cut ties with both pitchers, who then found new […]

A Penny Earned for the Giants

Brad Penny cleared waivers today and will join the San Francisco Giants. He will take Joe Martinez’ fifth spot in the starting rotation. Penny was 7-8 with a 5.61 ERA with the Red Sox this season in an up and down season. He was, for the most part, a steady five to six inning pitcher, […]

Yankees, Marlins, Giants Interested in Brad Penny

According to SI.com, the Yankees are interested in signing former Red Sox starter Brad Penny. OK, now re-read that sentence. Re-read it again. (I don’t know why I continue to ask you to read it…but take it from me, I had to re-read it twice when I saw that the Yankees were interested). After bombing […]

Tim Wakefield to Miss Next Start with Back Injury

Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield was scratched from his next start with a recurring back injury, leaving the Red Sox scrambling for starting pitching. Wake was on the disabled list since the All-Star Break before making a start earlier this week against the White Sox. He was impressive in a no-decision, allowing just one run in seven […]

Wagner Joins Red Sox, Big Papi Back to Hitting Walk-Offs

A weekly column taking a look at the sports stories that left us asking the question, “did that just happen?” In no particular order… Billy Wagner is traded to the Red Sox Despite all of the debate this was potentially going to cause, apparently the Red Sox management thought it was worth it to trade […]

Brad Penny Requests and is Granted Release From Red Sox

On Wednesday, the Boston Red Sox released starting pitcher Brad Penny in accordance with his wishes. Penny, who signed a one-year contract worth $5 million (with performance-based bonuses worth $3 million) last January, was removed from the starting rotation to make room for the freshly recovered Tim Wakefield and will now be replaced on the […]

Red Sox Looking Wild

After another Red Sox/Yankees series the Sox have once again fallen on tough times and are now pretty much looking to just secure a spot in the playoffs through the wild card. Boston had a decent week, which they started out rough after losing their lead in the wild card race to Texas, but gained […]

Tim Wakefield to Replace Brad Penny in Rotation

So, the first pitcher out of the rotation will not be rookie Junichi Tazawa or the untested Clay Buchholz, but rather veteran starter Brad Penny, who will now make way for Tim Wakefield. Wake has recovered from a lower back strain, an injured left hamstring, and an injured left calf, and will start Wednesday night […]

Red Sox-Yankees Live Blog 8-21

FINAL: Yankees 20, Red Sox 11 Entering the night without a win in Fenway Park all season, the Yankees busted out in a big way, putting up 20 runs in a 20-11 win. The Yanks touched Brad Penny for six runs in the first two innings, and scored six more in the fifth to chase […]

When Wakefield & Dice-K Return, Who are the Odd Men Out?

Remember at the All-Star break, when we all thought pitching was the deepest part of the ballclub? Josh Beckett and Jon Lester were pitching like aces, Tim Wakefield boasted an 11-3 record and was taking part in his first All-Star game, Brad Penny was pitching well and fans were still optimistic about John Smoltz’s comeback. […]

Don’t Mess With Texas Rangers

Unfortunately, the Red Sox returned to their losing ways in Saturday’s night game with the Rangers, losing 7-2. The Sox offense was provided by Jason Bay in the 4th and Victor Martinez in the 5th, with each of them supplying solo home runs. Meanwhile, Texas scored through a methodical hit and run approach including hot […]

Red Sox End Losing Streak, Beat Tigers 6-5

After scoring 18 runs last Sunday against the Orioles, the Red Sox managed just 14 runs over the next six games against the Rays and Yankees (0-6). So, after that disgusting stretch, the Sox needed just a little home cooking right? 10 pitches into their first game back home against the Tigers, Dustin Pedroia hit […]

Sox Can’t Catch Up, Lose Second Straight Against Rays

The Red Sox continue to have their struggles against the Tampa Bay Rays, as they dropped their second straight game Wednesday night, 6-4. It started out well, at least – Jason Bay, on returning to the lineup after missing two games due to a pulled hamstring, smacked his 21st homer of the season. But the […]