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Reaction to Dan Shaughnessy’s “It’s hard to get excited about these Red Sox”

Heading into the 2013 season, the Red Sox are determined to turn things around and get back on top of a competitive American League East division. Going in with a fresh start, I’m curious of what will be different this season than last season. Will clubhouse issues still exist? Will the starting pitching improve? Did […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 24

Just one week remains in the regular season, and there’s still plenty to play for. No AL team has even locked up a playoff spot so far, and only two of the NL divisions have been won. Both #1 seeds, essential for drawing a tired Wildcard team, are still very much up in the air. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 19

August is nearly done, but plenty is still going on. The Wildcard races are very heated, the seeding is by no means determined and the Dodgers are looking to make a MASSIVE push. The AL is especially volatile, with a three-way tie for the second wildcard and a new #1. Just about anything can and […]

Tigers Hit 3 Home Runs to Avoid Sweep by Red Sox

The Red Sox have been pretty good as of late, and the Yankees have been pretty bad as of late, so if you’re one of the few remaining optimistic Red Sox fans, Wednesday could mean a lot. Instead, the Yankees woke up, beating down the Orioles 12-3…and the Red Sox were taken to town by […]

Pedroia, Buchholz Power Red Sox Past Tigers for Third Straight Win

Dustin Pedroia hit a tie-breaking two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to put the Boston Red Sox ahead for good en route to a 7-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. The win Monday night to open the three-game series and a ten-game homestand put the Red Sox back over .500 (again). It […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 15

The trade deadline is almost here, and the Yankees made the biggest move so far by acquiring Ichiro Suzuki. They’re also rumored to be hunting for a third baseman in A-Rod’s absence, and the Brewers have declared that they will trade Zack Greinke. Clearly, we’re in for a fun next few days, but for now, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 14

Now that the second half of the season is well underway, teams are scrambling to shore up a position and manage their lineups and rotations as quickly as possible. With the non-waiver trade deadline less than two weeks away, we’re sure to see plenty of interesting deals. We’ve already seen some among bottom dwelling teams, […]

Tigers Maul Red Sox Pitching, Avoid Sweep

With two inherited runners on and two outs in the top of the eighth, Matt Albers struck out left fielder Don Kelly looking to end the threat. That was basically the only good thing the Boston Red Sox did on the mound all night. The Detroit Tigers clubbed 14 hits off Josh Beckett and two […]

Red Sox Hit 3 Home Runs, Beat Tigers Again

Shhhhh. While the Celtics are busy in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Red Sox have quietly moved two games above .500 for the first time this season and are now just 2.5 games out of first place. How, you ask? Well, the Sox stuck to a formula that has them rolling lately (they have now […]

Dustin Pedroia Injured in Red Sox Win over Tigers

Dustin Pedroia left Monday’s game against the Tigers with a jammed right thumb. He injured the thumb while diving for a groundball by Danny Worth at the end of the fifth inning. He was replaced by Nick Punto. “He’ll probably have some tests,” Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said after the game. “Right now I […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 2

Another week into the season and the injury bug is starting to bite into teams. The Yankees are without Brett Gardner and the Cardinals are without Lance Berkman, among others. Texas is still near unbeatable, while the Red Sox are terrible once more. Where have all these changes left everyone? Let’s look at what would […]

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 […]

Two Thumbs Down For Beckett in Loss to Tigers

The Sox have started the 2012 campaign much as they started and ended 2011—lifeless and losing. The Detroit Tigers handed Josh Beckett and the Sox a 10-0 loss Saturday in Detroit and the Sox are off to a quick 0-2 start. Sunday, they turn to Clay Buccholz to right the ship. The Tigers pounded Beckett […]

Red Sox in the American League: On Outside Looking In?

Yesterday, we looked at the top three teams in the American League. Next, let’s take a deeper look at my power rankings and examine which of the top six teams will miss the playoffs in October: 4. Tampa Bay Rays The Tampa Bay Rays were the laughing stalk of the American League for 10 years. […]

2012 MLB Preview: Yankees Top American League Power Rankings

For the Boston Red Sox, the 2011 season was an homage to all of the disappointing Red Sox teams of the past. The Sox had a potent offense, mediocre pitching staff and even a historic collapse to cap it all off. The baseball season is an epic journey and usually teams with the most talent, […]