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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 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 2

After Week 2, plenty has been shaken up. The Rangers, while still deadly, have fallen out of favor. The Red Sox are on a winning streak, but Carl Crawford is still absolutely useless. The Rockies did quite well for themselves, rocketing up the standings. The Orioles are 6-8 after starting 6-1, and the Angels have […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 1

Baseball is finally here, though it’s not going in the manner for which Red Sox fans would have hoped. As can be the case early in the seasons, the standings look like bizarro divisions, with good teams doing terribly and terrible teams doing good. That’s led to some very interesting match-ups. Right now, the Rangers […]

A.L. Central Fantasy Preview

The A.L. Central is a glass half empty/half full division. Here you can find some of the best and most dependable players as well as bottom-dwelling schmucks. Let’s be honest here and just point out that you want Twins, Tigers, and White Sox players on your team. If you are backed into a corner, you […]

Zack Greinke Traded to Brewers

Zack Greinke has been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers, just one year removed from his Cy Young 2009 campaign. In that year, he was 16-8 with a 2.16 ERA, 1.073 WHIP, six complete games, three shutouts, 242 strikeouts, and 53 walks in 229.1 innings pitched. In 2010, he was 10-14 with a 4.17 ERA, 1.245 […]

Ortiz, Red Sox Cap Off Impressive Month With Victory Over Royals

The Boston Red Sox finished off their month of May in suitable fashion. On New Hampshire Day at Fenway Park, the Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-1 to salvage a split of the series heading into tomorrow’s day off. After a much-needed sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, the Sox came into this […]