// Joe Nathan

Strongest American League Threats to Boston’s Throne

The free agent market has been put on ice this winter, as the Major League Baseball offseason has been held up by the holidays and the grand pursuit of Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. However, players have been changing uniforms across the American League, both through massive contracts as well as significant trades. Before the drama […]

One Mo’ Time: Rivera Sets Up AL Victory at All-Star Game in New York

If the Boston Red Sox reach the 2013 World Series, Game 1 will be played at Fenway Park. The American League won home field advantage in the Fall Classic with a 3-0 victory over the National League at Citi Field on Tuesday night. The low-scoring game was filled with good defense and better pitching, and […]

Mike Aviles’s Bloop Single in 9th Propels Red Sox Past Rangers

When the Texas Rangers tied the game in the sixth inning at one run a piece, the game certainly had the feel of another loss for the Boston ball club in what has been a difficult 2012 season. However, if there’s one thing we’ve learned about the team this year, it’s that they always manage […]

Lester and Bullpen Peter Out in Eighth; Twins Avoid Sweep

It wasn’t one bad inning that did in Jon Lester Wednesday night in Minnesota: it was three mediocre innings, and a Red Sox bullpen that didn’t help. The Twins scored in three separate innings off Lester, and Alfredo Aceves struggled in eighth-inning relief to give the Twins a 5-2 victory.

Meet Boof Bonser

When the Boston Red Sox traded for Boof Bonser over the winter, it flew under the radar a little bit. For good reason. A casual baseball fan may know his name, you don’t forget a name like Boof. Sad to say, most of Mr. Bonser’s notoriety comes from merely that, his name. This will be […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 17 (7-27 – 8-2)

Would fantasy baseball be any fun if baseball was cleaned up? God knows how many players are currently hopped up on HGH or anything else that modern tests can’t detect. The most valuable player in fantasy would hit 25 HR at the most. What IF Albert Pujols is a cheater? He’d lose his fantasy baseball status […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 10 (6-8 – 6-14)

This upcoming week is Week 11 in the fantasy baseball world and that would then mean that next week is Week 12. The special thing about that? That is when midseason leagues start! 2009 will be my first year in embarking on the midseason league journey. The league I am in is just a nice gathering […]

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 […]

Sox Comeback Fails in 9-8 Defeat

Tim Wakefield really gave the Red Sox no chance to win against the Twins Sunday night, lasting only 2 2/3 innings while allowing seven runs (six earned) on seven hits, two walks, and two HRs. The Sox bats would not go quietly into the night however, busting out 15 hits and eight runs before falling […]