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If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 12

It’s almost All Star time, and with Interleague Play over, plenty of teams have padded their leads, or taken some. The Red Sox have been dipping into the take-an-injury, leave-and-injury tray quite frequently, but are still holding their own. Philadelphia is still trying to get back into the race, while Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 10

The top of the brackets is still the same, but don’t expect it to be the same for very much longer. The Dodgers already took over briefly for the Padres, the Braves are half a game back, and the Yankees have tied the Rays, only trailing the season series 2-3. Even the Angels are making […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 6-7-10

With another two weeks gone, the Rays are still the undisputed kings of the league, and don’t look to be on the verge of screwing that up anytime soon. Ditto for the undisputed princes of the league, the Yankees. The NL isn’t as clear cut, with everyone going nuts on each other; the East is […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 9

The race for the postseason is really anyone’s game, in the National League, at least. Nine teams of the 16 are in the brackets or 3.5 games out at most. In the American League, the West is a three-way race (everyone but the Mariners are 1.0 games apart), but other than that, it’s pretty safe […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 8

At the end of May, Minnesota is still right there with the Yankees, and there are finally two 30-game winners in the National League, but somehow those two teams are San Diego and Cincinnati. And the NL East is surprisingly still a logjam, with the Phillies only 0.5 games ahead of the Braves and 4.0 […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 5-24-10

It’s time for the second installment of the MLB Power Rankings, and it’s a good one. You have the Dodgers and Tigers threatening, and Cincinnati and St. Louis are too close to call. On the other hand, the Yankees are falling farther and farther behind the Rays, and are even losing ground in the Wildcard […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 7

May’s almost done, which means Interleague Part One has passed. Ever since 2004, the AL has won the season Interleague series, but the NL is up 22-20 so far, with every series going 2-1, except for the Bay Bridge Sweep of Oakland over San Francisco. The Dodgers have come surging forward in the last week […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 6

May is halfway over, and the unexpected beginnings are still going strong. The Padres are still on top, the Red Sox still suck, and the Reds are now ahead of St. Louis after taking two of three. Even the Nationals were in the Wildcard slot for about the amount of time it takes a frog […]

TGIF: Homer’s Odyssey

Instead of a boring introduction, let’s just cut right to it. Normally, when you hear the name “Homer Bailey”, you begin to cringe. You’re skin gets goose bumps, the hairs on the back of your neck stand straight up, and flashes of lightning start striking down behind you. It may seem like you are stuck […]

Aroldis Chapman: The Reds Future?

The saga of Aroldis Chapman came to an end when the Cincinnati Reds signed the defected Cuban pitcher last week.  The 22-year-old left-hander, whose fastball that has been clocked as high as 102 MPH, emerged onto the world scene during the 2009 World Baseball Classic while pitching for the Cuban team. Under contract for six […]

TGIF: Time for a Second Chance

As the baseball season winds down, several of us are on the lookout for a spark to our offense or our pitching staff. Odds are the trade deadlines in your leagues are coming to a close and the free agent pool is shallower than the shallow end of a swimming pool (wow, that one really sucked). […]

Bats Power Two Sox Wins

The Red Sox scored just one run in Game 1 against the Reds, and Manny Ramirez left that game with a hamstring injury. Without David Ortiz and Manny, the Sox took the field Saturday amid doubts of their ability to score runs. So…how did they do? The Sox slugged six homers in the final two […]

Bruce, Dunn Lead Reds Past Sox

There’s a lot of fanfare around the fact that the Red Sox haven’t visited Cincinnati since 1975 when the upstart Red Sox met up with the Big Red Machine in the World Series. The Red Sox did win a game there, leading to the Game 6 dramatics when Carlton Fisk willed his HR fair. You […]