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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 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 16

As the season goes on, it’s tough for any team to gain a competitive edge. The NL Central even has a three-way tie going, with each team only percentage points apart. Sure, teams are starting to wedge a little bit of room between themselves and their competitors, but those leads haven’t been stable this season […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 14

Now that the All-Star break is here, it’s time for teams to sit back and reflect on the first half, rest up and take stock of where they are. That’s especially important in the American League, where no division is led by more than 1.0 games. Save for the NL Central, NL leads are a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 12

With the Dodgers bankrupt and the All Star break almost upon us, the season is nearly half over, and there’s still plenty of teams in the hunt. Four divisions are led by at most 1.5 games. Philadelphia lost Roy Oswalt for awhile. The top three teams aside from Philly are all in one division. And […]

Ortiz HR Lifts Sox in Game 1; Verlander Gem Gets Tigers Split in Game 2

The Red Sox looked to extend their winning streak of five games on Sunday afternoon as they began the day-night doubleheader at 1 p.m. in Detriot. The Sox sent Clay Buchholz to the mound in Game 1 and Josh Beckett in for Game 2.  Boston did in fact get the win in the first game, beating […]

Crawford HRs, Wakefield Strong as Red Sox Beat Tigers

Let’s face it: you probably watched the first hour of the Friday night’s Red Sox game and missed the rest while the Bruins were on (the Bruins, of course, won 1-0 to earn their first trip to the Stanley Cup since 1990). Well, fear not! I’ve got you covered. Tim Wakefield filled in admirably for […]

Crawford’s Walkoff Hit Lifts Red Sox Over Tigers; Beckett Injured

The only thing that could dampen a duel between the two best pitchers in the American League, Boston’s Josh Beckett and Detroit’s Justin Verlander, is a little rain. Under a steady drizzle/fog/light rain at Fenway Park Thursday night, both pitchers still delivered quality performances. Beckett allowed just one run in six innings, but only threw […]

One Run Proves To Be Enough As Red Sox Squeak By Tigers 1-0

They say that one swing of the bat can change a whole game and that was proven to be true Wednesday night in the Red Sox win over the Detroit Tigers. The final score was 1-0, and the game’s only run came in the bottom of the eighth inning when Jarrod Saltalamacchia belted a ball […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 6

It’s about time Boston made it to .500. And it only took 40 games. Plenty has changed in the past week, including three new division leaders. The Yankees are in real danger of falling even further out of the race, and Adrian Gonzalez has Boston just two games out of the Wildcard hunt. The defending […]

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 […]

Victor Martinez Spurns Sox, Signs With Tigers

It appears Victor Martinez is headed out of town, as he has reportedly signed a $50 million, 4-year deal. The report came early Tuesday according to Venezuelan reporter Ignacio Serrano. He also said the Tigers outbid the Red Sox, Orioles, and White Sox to enlist Martinez’ services. According to reports, Baltimore offered four years and $48 […]