// Joakim Soria

Four-Run Fourth Costs Beckett, Red Sox in Kansas City Series Finales

Josh Beckett pitched only one bad inning Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park, but it was one inning too many. Beckett gave up four runs in the top of the fourth, and Kansas City Royals starter Luke Hochevar quieted the Boston offense to beat the Red Sox, 4-3, and give Kansas City the series split. With […]

Red Sox Falter, Lose To Royals In 14-Inning Marathon

Over the course of a 162-game season, there’s a game or two in the mix where it feels like no matter what the Red Sox do, they simply come up short. Last night against the Royals fell right into that category, as the Red Sox stranded the winning run in scoring position in four of […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 23 (9-7 – 9-13)

You may have noticed last week that there was no “Wrap-Up” for Week 22. Unfortunately, my computer came down with a terrible virus. It is so bad in fact that it is STILL in the shop for cleaning. Yeah, we are going on almost a week of virus cleaning. The lesson boys and girls is […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 13 (6-29 – 7-5)

In one of my leagues, I am sitting in 11th placeĀ (out of 12) and decided to pull the trigger on a trade that was offered to me. I am trading Philadelphia 2B Chase Utley for Angels’ OF Torii Hunter and Boston 1B David Ortiz. I have officially broken one of my own rules in fantasy […]

TGIF: 2009 Closer Rankings

Oh the noble closer. The anchor to any bullpen, this man puts the weight on his shoulders in the ninth inning and makes it his duty to secure a victory for his team. Depending on what format your league is, the closer could be a valuable commodity on draft day or just a filler in […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 18 (7-28 – 8-3)

The trade deadline has come and gone. Several big names such as Jason Bay, Manny Ramirez, and Mark Teixeira have found new homes. I was very happy to see that Pat Burrell was not traded to the Red Sox because now I don’t have to trade him in my leagues (I hate having Sox players). […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 12 (6-16 – 6-22)

With the All-Star break on the horizon, it is time to step back and really look at your team. I mean c’mon people, the season is almost half done. Right now, you need to look through all of your stats and determine what areas need improvement and what trades you have to make. You shouldn’t […]