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If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3

After three weeks of the season, Milwaukee and Oakland are still ruling the roost, while the AL East and Central divisions both have 2.5 games between top and bottom. Other than the League leaders, no clear contenders have emerged yet. Though the teams people though would do well are starting to sift their way up […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 5

May is well underway, and there’s plenty of movement going on. Both leagues have new powerhouses in control. Some teams are slipping while others struggle to maintain what they have so far. It’s been difficult for any team to have any sort of lasting stay against those around them, so let’s look at what would […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 4

April is almost over already, and there are plenty of teams that are shaking up the standings from what many expected. Boston, Kansas City and Pittsburgh have all turned things around quite nicely from last season. The Dodgers, Blue Jays and Angels, on the other hand, have completely failed to live up to the hype. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3

It’s hard to believe that the season is already almost an eighth over with everyone at or around 20 games played so far. The NL Central is suddenly getting a lot stronger. The Orioles, Royals and now Twins continue to do well. The Tigers and Angels continue to struggle. Many teams are makings noise and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 2

Two weeks into the season, Atlanta has now emerged as the best team by far. They lead by 3.5 games, while no other division is led by more than 1.5 games. The Royals and Pirates are sticking around, while the Angels and Nationals are having a bit of trouble. Early on at least, the league […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 1

The MLB season is finally here, and already, teams are making statements. Injuries are holding the Yankees back somewhat, while the Red Sox have made the most of their offseason acquisitions. The Angels and Tigers are having a bit of trouble out of the gate, while the Mets, Diamondbacks and Rockies are all doing well. […]

Rays Winners in Blockbuster Trade with Stronger Royals

The Tampa Bay Rays were already a powerful nemesis to the Red Sox in the American League East, but the franchise that could once be penciled in for last place in the division has made a few moves this winter to ensure that they’ll be competing for many more years. In a blockbuster driven by […]

Red Sox Win While Debuting New Faces

While Boston certainly isn’t contending this season and has gone into rebuilding mode, they do have some time to try out some new pieces before 2013. Two new members of the team saw game action with Boston for the first time Sunday, as the Red Sox defeated the Royals 8-6. James Loney, acquired from the […]

Will Middlebrooks Hits 2 Home Runs vs. Royals

In 18 games this season, Kevin Youkilis is hitting (if you can call it that) .219/.292/.344 with 2 HRs, 9 RBI and just 5 walks. Meanwhile, in 4 games this season, Will Middlebrooks is hitting .381/.405/.952 with 3 HRs and 9 RBI. That’s right. Forgot the averages for just a moment. Middlebrooks has one more […]

Pedroia Cleans Up, Papelbon Closes Door as Sox Take Opener in KC

Calm down, Red Sox fans. The bats have not been sawed in half. After netting all of nine hits over the three-game series against the Rays, the Red Sox equaled that amount in the series opener in Kansas City as part of a much-needed 4-3 bounceback victory. Josh Beckett was sharp through seven innings, throwing […]

Red Sox Trade for Mike Aviles

The Red Sox have made their first move as the trade deadline nears, dealing away 23-year-old infielder Yamaico Navarro and minor league right-hander Kendal Volz for Royals infielder Mike Aviles. The 30-year-old Aviles can play 2B/3B/SS, but has had a rough season at the plate. He’s hitting just .222 with 5 HRs and 31 RBI […]

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 […]

Offensive Onslaught Continues in 12-5 Sox Win Over Royals

After the Kansas City Royals opened Wednesday night’s game with three runs in the top of the first inning, the Red Sox responded. And as has been the case for much of the year, they did so emphatically. While John Lackey worked through 5.2 innings to get the win, Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia hit […]

No Youkilis, No Problem: Sox Stomp Royals 13-9

Pedroia Continues to Rake It was a quick turnaround after the last out was recorded at 2:00 am Tuesday morning, but the Red Sox did not have a hangover. Although the Royals got to a struggling Andrew Miller, the Sox pounded 16 hits and managed 13 runs to beat the Royals 13-9. The offense was […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3

After another week, the standings show little to no signs of stabilizing. Philadelphia is back on top, Detroit and Tampa are making challenges, and here come the Red Sox, among others. Taking down the Reds helped Pujols and the Cardinals take over the division, but Corey Hart is about to return, and the Brewers are […]