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Cliff Lee Messes with Texas

Cliff Lee got a pretty good deal getting traded from the last place Seattle Mariners to the first place Texas Rangers in an inter-AL West trade.  The move is a white flag for the disappointing Seattle team (35-53 and 15 games out), and a jump to a short list of elite AL teams for the […]

Cliff Lee Traded to Rangers, Not Yankees

While it appeared that a Cliff Lee-to-the-Yankees trade was imminent, the Rangers swooped in at the 11th hour and nabbed the lefty ace, who immediately legitimizes the Rangers as they push for their first playoff series win in franchise history. Texas Gets: SP Cliff Lee RP Mark Lowe cash Seattle Gets: 1B Justin Smoak RHP […]

TGIF: Fantasy Impact of Recent MLB Trades and Signings

Over the past couple of weeks, the baseball world has been buzzing about Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, John Lackey, and Curtis Granderson. There is no doubt that this offseason’s hot stove has helped warm up this chilly weather. These aren’t just new faces in new homes, these are *big* names in new homes. I know […]

Three Off-Season MLB Moves That Affect the Red Sox

Plenty of action has already taken place during the off-season. The Red Sox have made their share of moves (John Lackey) and also made intentions known (Adrian Gonzalez). This could force other players out to get rid of the surplus (Clay Buccholz). But, it’s not just the Red Sox that have been moving and shaking. […]

Halladay Traded to Phillies in 3-Team Deal

When the Hot Stove is burning, it’s really an inferno. In the same day John Lackey signed a five-year contract with the Red Sox (pending a physical), the Blue Jays have traded Sox nemesis Roy Halladay (a nemesis because he’s so good, not hated) out of the American League and to the Philadelphia Phillies, who […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 24 (9-14 – 9-20)

It is finals time in the SoB baseball league. This begins a two-week struggle to decide the champion of the league. Hopefully you were one of the lucky few out there to be battling it out for a championship. I once again will be watching from the sidelines. If you made it to the show, […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 20 (8-17 – 8-23)

In last week’s wrap-up, I mentioned how I wanted Henry Rowengartner from the film “Rookie of the Year” as my fantasy closer. Now, if I had to choose the best fictitious hitter to have on my roster, it would probably have to be Pedro Cerrano from “Major League”. Oh, and I don’t mean the Buddhist […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 17 (7-27 – 8-2)

Would fantasy baseball be any fun if baseball was cleaned up? God knows how many players are currently hopped up on HGH or anything else that modern tests can’t detect. The most valuable player in fantasy would hit 25 HR at the most. What IF Albert Pujols is a cheater? He’d lose his fantasy baseball status […]

Cliff Lee Traded to Phillies, Red Sox Running Out of Options

ESPN.com reports that the Cleveland Indians have traded Cy Young winner and staff ace Cliff Lee to the Philadelphia Phillies. This comes just two days after the New York Post said that the Sox were in negotiations to acquire Cliff Lee and catcher Victor Martinez from Cleveland. What Do The Sox Do Now? Roy Halladay […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 16 (7-20 – 7-26)

I wasn’t a fan of Mark Buehrle’s perfect game. Granted, he is an established pitcher who already has a no-hitter to his credit, but I don’t know, he just doesn’t seem dominating enough to deserve such an accomplishment. Plus, this makes people completely forget about the no-hitter by San Francisco’s Jonathan Sanchez on July 10th. […]

Red Sox to Trade for Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez?

So instead of deciding between acquiring a big hitter or an ace, the Red Sox and Rays may now be interested in acquiring both in the same deal. According to the NY Post, the Sox and Rays are interested in trading for SP Cliff Lee (last year’s Cy Young award winner) and C/1B Victor Martinez in a […]

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 […]

Bay Homers to Lead Sox to 11th Straight Win

The Red Sox entered Monday night’s game with the Indians riding a 10-game winning streak thanks in large part to clutch hitting. But, through eight innings, the Red Sox were held scoreless by 2008 Cy Young Award Winner Cliff Lee. Thankfully, Tim Wakefeld kept the Sox in the game by dominating the Indians. He allowed no runs on […]

The First Week of Baseball

While nothing happened in the first week of baseball that was quite at the level of excitement of Boston University’s win of the NCAA hockey championship, there was some exciting action, but also a reminder of how short life can be. Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart made just his fourth major league start and later that night was killed […]

The World Baseball Classic is a Joke

We’re already on the second instance of the World Baseball Classic and Bud Selig’s wonderful idea has already become meaningless. I mean honestly, who would have thought that the World Baseball Classic would not produce the best baseball from the top talent? Who could believe that so many teams would keep their players that had […]