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If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3

Three weeks into the season, and there’s starting to be some real separation in the NL divisions, but the AL is still largely close. The AL East is starting to even out, while Washington’s stock continues to rise. Where has everyone wound up this week? Let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 1

The MLB season is now underway, and already there have been plenty of surprises. In particular, the AL East has been turned upside down, again. The Dodgers are good, the Angels are bad, and Boston’s pitching is as useless as last year thus far. And a manager (Ozzie Guillen) is already in scalding water. So […]

How Can the Red Sox Trade John Lackey?

When the Red Sox signed John Lackey to an $82.5 million contract following the 2009 season, they had their sights set on establishing a trio of aces for the next several years. Lackey would be joining a rotation with Josh Beckett and Jon Lester, giving the Red Sox a team strength in pitching. However, things […]

Red Sox Rally Late to Down White Sox 5-3 on Deadline Day

No matter his performance, the Red Sox have had a penchant for winning with Andrew Miller on the mound. The team entered Sunday 6-1 in Miller’s first 7 starts, and a late rally stretched that to 7-1 as Boston squeaked past Chicago 5-3. It was a gutsy performance for Miller, who gave up a season […]

Pierre and Ramirez Pound Aceves, Red Sox in White Sox Win

Having lost two straight, the Boston Red Sox needed a stopper Tuesday night. They turned to a man who hadn’t lost since June 2009, and he was terrible. Red Sox starter Alfredo Aceves gave up eight runs in just five innings of work, and the Chicago White Sox banged out 15 hits – 12 singles […]

Lester Struggles in Loss to White Sox

The Red Sox returned home from a wildly successful road trip on Monday in first place in the AL East. They had their ace on the hill in Jon Lester, and they were facing a White Sox team that has struggled all season. All seemed well. Earlier in the day, though, the Yankees beat the […]

Did Manny Ramirez Cost Himself A Call to the Hall of Fame?

October 27, 2004. That was the night. Euphoria spilling through the streets of Boston, the dream had come true. The Red Sox, after 86 years, had finally won the World Series and on the back of World Series MVP Manny Ramirez. As Red Sox Nation watched Manny sprint in joyously to the infield to celebrate […]

A.L. Central Fantasy Preview

The A.L. Central is a glass half empty/half full division. Here you can find some of the best and most dependable players as well as bottom-dwelling schmucks. Let’s be honest here and just point out that you want Twins, Tigers, and White Sox players on your team. If you are backed into a corner, you […]

Papelbon Trade Was Discussed With A’s, White Sox

Looking from a distance, trading Jonathan Papelbon may seem silly. The team’s biggest weakness in 2010 was their bullpen, and other than Daniel Bard, Papelbon was the only semi-reliable relief pitcher. He has amassed 188 saves in five full seasons as a closer, with a career 2.22 ERA with a 1.03 WHIP. He’s had three […]

Red Sox Fall 8-2, Lester Loses Chance at 20 Wins

Entering the final game against the White Sox all the Red Sox had left to play for this season was the Mike Lowell farewell game, spoiler rights against the Yankees, and Jon Lester’s road toward 20 wins. Four innings into the game, Lester’s quest had ended. There’s often talk about relief pitchers having the “closer […]

Sox Defense Plays With Fire, Finally Burned in Seventh

For six innings, Josh Beckett and the Red Sox infield danced around walks, infield singles, sacrifice ground outs and bunts. In the seventh inning, the music finally ended, as two RBI singles and an errant throw on a bunt allowed three runs to score. Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field, the Chicago White Sox beat […]

Red Sox Eliminated From 2010 Playoffs; Lose to White Sox in 9th

Ever take a test in high school or college and know you totally bombed it? You sat down, looked at the exam, blanked on more than half of the answers, and just filled in bubble “C” all the way down, hoping to strike gold and pass the test? Well, that’s how the last couple weeks […]

Clinging to Last Hope, Red Sox Beat White Sox 6-1

After Sunday’s demoralizing loss to the New York Yankees, nearly all hope for the playoffs was lost. The magic number for both the Yankees and Rays to clinch the playoffs was at 1 heading into Monday’s games. Again, the resilient Red Sox bounced back to stave off elimination, and beat the White Sox in Chicago […]

Overextended Papelbon Blows Game for Fizzling Red Sox

Jonathan Papelbon entered the game in the eighth inning with the Red Sox clinging to a 4-3 lead and pinch hitter Manny Ramirez at the plate.  Everyone in the ballpark and watching on TV were hoping for a strikeout. Instead, he hit Manny, which was probably the second most desirable result. Papelbon worked the Red […]

Red Sox Swept at Home in Doubleheader

Things just keep getting worse for Boston. On Saturday, the Red Sox’ playoff hopes had another nail put in their coffin, as the Red Sox were swept by the White Sox, both times by the score of 3-1. The losses leave the Red Sox 10.0 games back of the Yankees (a season-worst), 2.5 games back […]