// Hanley Ramirez

Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez Moving Toward $90 Million Deal

The Red Sox and free agent Hanley Ramirez are believed to be “moving toward an agreement,” to possibly be inked on Monday in the $90 million range over five years, reports CBSSports.com Jon Heyman and Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. Heyman broke the news Sunday morning noting the deal would “come together quickly.” The Sox are poised […]

Carl Crawford to the Marlins for Hanley Ramirez, Heath Bell?

On Wednesday afternoon, baseball trade rumors reached a new height when news broke that the Red Sox were gauging the interest in outfielder Carl Crawford, and that amongst potential suitors the Miami Marlins could be willing to deal both infielder Hanley Ramirez and reliever Heath Bell. Such a potential trade would involve an incredible amount […]

Middlebrooks, Nava Lift Red Sox Past Marlins for the Sweep

The Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins Thursday night, beating them 6-5. Daisuke Matsuzaka struggled in the first inning, but was able to settle down to keep the team close throughout. Similar to the first two games, the Marlins started their offense early by scoring three runs in the top […]

Red Sox Beat Marlins Behind the Strength of the Long-Ball

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Miami Marlins by a score of 7-5. Clay Buchholz and Mark Buerhle were not the sharpest we have seen them, as both teams recorded 10 hits in this offensive showdown. The Marlins got to Clay Buchholz early in this game. Hanley Ramirez singled with one out in the first […]

In Defense of Josh Beckett

Talking about Josh Beckett is nothing new in Boston. In 2006, Red Sox fans were excited and unsure about acquiring him. We knew what he was capable of after watching him dispatch the Yankees in the World Series when he was only 23 years old. However, the Red Sox were forced to give up the […]

Hanley Ramirez to the Red Sox? Maybe it Could Happen

The winter meetings are fully underway, and teams across both leagues are making significant free agent splashes. Perhaps the biggest story, the Miami Marlins are buying players like an American League East team as they prepare for life at a new stadium. The question for Miami is whether or not they will be able to […]

Mike Lowell To Retire: The Tale of Two Contracts

Coming off a World Series win with the Marlins in 2003 and a strong season in 2004, Mike Lowell headed into 2005 with high hopes for another big year in south Florida. Instead, he flopped like a fish out of water, bashing just eight home runs in 150 games that season, which turned out to […]

TGIF: Pujols or Hanley?

It’s a question we seem to be having every season. If you are granted the first overall pick in your fantasy baseball draft, you have a tough choice to make. Do you take arguably the best slugger of our generation in St. Louis 1B Albert Pujols, or do you draft fantasy’s elite SS in the […]

Hanley Ramirez Would Look Good in Red Sox

This offseason, the Red Sox will be looking under ever rock, around every corner and every winter meeting room in order to find a new shortstop.  There are several names being thrown around: Marco Scutaro, Brandon Phillips, Stephen Drew, and all have positives and negatives. The Sox are even discussing moving Dustin Pedroia from second […]

Missing Nomar: The Red Sox Shortstop Search Continues

Fourteen players have started at shortstop since the beginning of the 2004 season: Nomar Garciaparra, Pokey Reese, Cesar Crespo, Ricky Gutierrez, Mark Bellhorn, Orlando Cabrera, Edgar Renteria, Royce Clayton, Alex Cora, Alex Gonzalez, Julio Lugo, Dustin Pedroia, Jed Lowrie and Nick Green. Only Gonzalez, Cora, Lugo and Renteria made more than 100 starts at the […]

TGIF: Fantasy Baseball Draft, 2010

With the end of the 2009 season, it is never too early to look ahead to 2010. To me, baseball season never ends and I am already thinking about my strategy for next season (most notably because I finished 9th in one league). Believe it or not, before the year is out, some fantasy guru’s […]

TGIF: Is Joe Mauer a First Round Pick in 2010?

Up until this point in the history of fantasy baseball, no matter what format your league was, no matter what the stat categories were, you would never even comprehend the idea of drafting a catcher in the first round. However, the fantasy baseball world in recent years has decided to open its doors to players […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 19 (8-10 – 8-16)

Do you know who would be an awesome pitcher to have on your fantasy roster? Henry Rowengartner! Yeah, the kid from “Rookie of the Year”. Watch the film one more time. You will see that after his first ever appearance, he never allows another baserunner for the rest of the regular season. The kid struck […]

All-stars, smilin’ at me/Nothin’ but All-Stars, do I see…

(SoB readers: For extra credit read this post out loud in a Louis Armstrong voice! See how far you can get before you cough yourself stupid!) The 2009 All-Star selections are out, and there are, as usual, few surprises. Fun Fact: The Red Sox have the most All-Stars of any major-league team this year, with […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 12 (6-22 – 6-28)

I hate closers. I really, really do. I hate them in large format leagues (like the SoB 12×12 league) because they are basically worthless with 12 pitching categories and because if they have a bad outing it really screws you over. For example, this past week in my mideason league, I had Jose Valverde of […]