// Carlos Pena

White Sox Decline Option on Youkilis; Should Red Sox Bring Him Back?

The Chicago White Sox recently declined the $13 million option for the 2013 season on Kevin Youkilis. After all that transpired over the 2012 season for Youkilis, it is very hard to imagine him back in a Red Sox uniform. However, the idea isn’t all that crazy, and may be downright logical. The Red Sox […]

Crawford Crushes Red Sox; Boston Now 6 1/2 Back in Both Races

It’s been almost five years since any Boston Red Sox catcher threw out Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carl Crawford. He has stolen 35 consecutive bases. Sunday night, when the Red Sox and Rays played the rubber match of their three-game series at Tropicana Field, he stole no bases. Instead, he did his damage with his […]

The 2009 Tampa Bay Rays Eulogy

Summary of Rays season 2009

Handicapping the AL MVP Race

Seeing as there’s less than a month left to the season, we can begin to predict what the award winners are going to look like. The one I’d like to take a look at is the AL MVP race, and this is because it will divide old school baseball fans and more sabermetrically-inclined fans for […]

Dustin Pedroia Will Miss All-Star Game

According to the Boston Herald, Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia is going to miss the MLB All-Star Game this Tuesday due to family issues. Pedroia’s wife, who is seven months pregnant, has reportedly been having complications and Pedroia has decided to be at her side. “I am disappointed that I will not be able to […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 10 (6-8 – 6-14)

This upcoming week is Week 11 in the fantasy baseball world and that would then mean that next week is Week 12. The special thing about that? That is when midseason leagues start! 2009 will be my first year in embarking on the midseason league journey. The league I am in is just a nice gathering […]

Sox Offense Powers Win Over Rays

If Tim Wakefield’s career against the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays was extrapolated over a full major league season, he’d probably win a Cy Young award. After a win Saturday night against Tampa, Wake improved to 20-5 overall and 10-3 at Tropicana Field in his career. You know you’re good against a certain team when you […]

Rays Pound Masterson, Beat Sox Again

Justin Masterson has pitched well lately for the Red Sox. So well, in fact, that many called for him to remain in the rotation even when Daisuke Matsuzaka returns from injury. His start Friday night against began well with four scoreless innings. With a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning, the wheels fell off the […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 2 (4-13 – 4-19)

Apparently the new Yankee Stadium has become a home run haven. It has always been a well-known fact that Colorado’s Coors Field was the ideal place for owners needing a power fix. If recent trends continue, then I guess we will all have to start putting players in our lineups solely based on the fact that they are […]

Rays Even Series Against Lester, Sox

The Red Sox seemed poised to take the opening series of the season against the Rays after Josh Beckett’s dominating performance on Opening Day. But, these aren’t the Rays of old anymore, and they proved that, taking Game 2 of the season over Jon Lester and the Red Sox, 7-2. Scott Kazmir (1-0) continued his […]

Race to the Playoffs Close as October Approaches

Well. September is just about two weeks old now and the division race in the AL East is in full throttle. The division is currently featuring the Tampa Bay Rays still hanging onto first place with the Red Sox behind by just two games. The lower teams in the division also switched, with the Yankees […]

Carlos Pena Blasts Red Sox Further Back

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim popped the champagne bottles Wednesday night to celebrate their fourth AL West title in five seasons after defeating the Yankees 4-2. The Red Sox, meanwhile, fell further back in their quest for a second straight AL East title, losing to the Rays 4-2 in 14 innings. Boston is now 2.5 games […]

AL East Fantasy Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

It’s just about that time of the year. Pitchers and Catchers have already reported, the Boys of Summer are getting ready to captivate us for the next 7 months. Most importantly, FANTASY BASEBALL is set to start. Fantasy is a lot of fun, but it can be a frustrating love/hate relationship if you don’t play […]

Red Sox Clinch Playoff Spot

Late inning heroics by Jason Varitek and Julio Lugo sealed a place in the playoffs for the Red Sox tonight. Carlos Pena hit two home runs, including a breakout three run shot off of Javier Lopez, making the score 5-6 in the 7th, which until that time, the Red Sox were cruising and Dice-K was […]