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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, […]

Sox Create Late Drama in Opening Day Loss

The Red Sox couldn’t touch Justin Verlander all day. The American League MVP and Cy Young award winner started his 2012 season with a dominate performance, silencing the Sox bats over eight strong innings. He left the game with Detroit leading 2-0, and star closer Jose Valverde coming into the game. Valverde had a tremendous […]

What If…Ellsbury for Granderson?

In the Winter of 2009, the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, and Arizona Diamondbacks executed one of the most memorable 3-way trades in recent history. New York received big name outfielder Curtis Granderson. It’s amazing how even the trade has appeared to be across the board after a couple of seasons. Granderson has grown into […]

New Tigers 1B Prince Fielder’s Impact on the American League

Prince Fielder finally found his suitor. The National League slugger waited and waited all offseason to find the right fit until the Detroit Tigers made a $214 million, nine-year offer that he just couldn’t refuse. Hard to blame him considering he’ll now be a part of the best 3-4 combination in all of baseball alongside […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 24

We’re almost a week away from October, and that means it’s almost time for the playoffs to finally begin. Just the Phillies and Tigers have locked up spots so far (by way of a division title), but the largest elimination number remaining for a division is seven, and the Yankees shouldn’t have too much trouble […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 23

With less than 20 games and two-and-a-half weeks left in the season, it’s getting down to the wire if teams want to make a move. Tampa and St. Louis are doing their parts, but there’s still a ways to go. The Phillies and Yankees are still holding sway, while the White Sox and Indians are […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 22

We’re now officially into the last month of the season. The only division still definitely in question is the AL East, with the AL West also having a decent amount of competition left. Things are starting to become more about gaining postseason momentum than clawing for a spot, though don’t tell that to some of […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 21

With about 30 games left, we’re really getting down to the wire. The Red Sox / Yankees rivalry continues to be the main focus of the divisional races, with Texas also looking to hold off a run by the Angels. Philadelphia is sputtering a little, but still has a very comfortable lead. Meanwhile, Milwaukee is […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 20

20 weeks into the season and there’s still plenty of drama. Boston and Arizona are faltering, Milwaukee is cruising and the White Sox are back in the race for the AL Central. While the Yankees and Giants are on their way up, St. Louis can still be pretty much counted out. Houston can officially be […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 19

Only a month and a half remain in the season, and the races are starting to thin out. The Phillies are pretty well-entrenched in their lead, and the other divisions usually have been whittled down to two contending teams, though the AL Central is a tad more crowded than that. Boston and the Yankees are […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 18

With less than two months to go, some teams still have their space between themselves and rivals, while some teams have gotten close again. The Yankees lost their brief hold on the division, while the Angels and D-Backs are closing the gap quickly. Cleveland and Pittsburgh are continuing to fade from their early season success. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 17

The trade deadline has come and gone, and some contenders have made some big moves to up their chances of playoff glory. Ubaldo Jimenez and Hunter Pence, not to mention Michael Bourn (the Astros were really sellers, weren’t they?) are all in great positions to make a push. So is Erik Bedard, though he isn’t […]