// Justin Upton

Trading Jon Lester Could Ignite a Red Sox Dynasty

I love Jon Lester. As a native New Englander with a passion for baseball, I have always admired the intensity Lester brings to the mound every fifth day. He has been a reliable starting pitcher since his first full season, making at least 31 starts every year since 2008, and his 21 starts this season rank […]

Why the Red Sox Were Wise to Not Trade for Justin Upton

After a terrible 2012 season, the Red Sox have been one of the busiest teams in the offseason. Despite a roster that’s nearly full, there were rumors that the Red Sox hadinterest in the former Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton, before he was traded to the Braves this week. Did the Red Sox make the […]

Red Sox 2012 Offseason: Rebuilding through Trades

The Boston Red Sox have a lot of choices to make this offseason, and with a relatively weak free agent class (outside of the mega contracts that will go to Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke), the Sox are left with limited options. Their late season salary dump of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and […]

Steroid Use Should Cost Ryan Braun MVP

When you get caught cheating, you’re supposed to be punished. Copy your friend’s homework? Zero on the assignment. Run a red light to save a couple minutes? Ticket. Carry on an elicit affair? Divorce, and probably half your stuff. Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun got caught cheating: he failed a drug test. While a 50-game suspension […]

Robinson Cano Beats Adrian Gonzalez in AL-Dominated Home Run Derby

I won’t say that David Ortiz chose his American League teammates for Monday’s 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby at Chase Stadium in Phoenix better than Milwaukee Brewer Prince Fielder chose his from the National League. But if players were possible Holy Grails, Fielder would have long since turned to dust, whereas Ortiz would be chilling […]

Diamondbacks-Red Sox Trade Rumors: Justin Upton for Bard, Ellsbury?

Rumors tend to run wild during the Baseball’s GM meetings, but one of the more hot topics that won’t seem to go away in 2010 is Justin Upton, the 23-year-old, five-tool Diamondbacks outfielder. New Arizona GM Kevin Towers has always been a creative general manager, and he recently said any player on his roster, including […]

TGIF: Justin Upton in the First Round?

I am back from a dinner out with friends, and I decided to wander over to Yahoo! fantasy to see what is going on. To my surprise, Brandon Funston has released his fantasy baseball “Big Board” for the first time this year. I never really see eye-to-eye with Funston on his picks, especially since he […]

My 2009 MLB All-Star Ballot

It’s the time of year again when somehow ESPN believes John Kruk, Steve Phillips, and many other wannabe experts can tell you who should be on the MLB All-Star team. The other night I was trying to catch highlights of an Albert Pujols home run and Baseball Tonight was trying to push the meme of […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 7 (5-18 – 5-24)

It is my personal opinion that Boston’s David Ortiz used steroids. I also believe that he is no longer taking any performance enhancers as evident by his lack of power this season. So, I speak for all of the Ortiz owners out there when I ask David Ortiz to please, start juicing again! There was a […]

Baseball: Pick-Ups and Drop-Offs

A short segment on fantasy baseball players to look for, either during your draft or in the current free agent pool. Depending on your own league settings, you might want to look deeper into the stats and see what secret sexy baseball Casanova you can find. Don’t get too charmed by speed: a guy who […]