// Lance Berkman

New Mike Napoli Contract is Perfect for the New-Look Red Sox

Mike Napoli agreed to a one-year deal with the Red Sox on Thursday morning that guaranteed only $5 million, according to sources via ESPN. The deal includes multiple incentives that could push his salary up to the $13 million annual salary he was originally supposed to get in the three-year deal worth $39 million. The […]

Did the Red Sox Miss Out on Lance Berkman?

While the Red Sox struggled to finalize the Mike Napoli deal, they had looked at other options like veteran slugger Lance Berkman. The former Astro, Yankee and Cardinal eventually signed with the Texas Rangers, as the Sox presumably never had enough interest to sign Berkman. The Rangers signed Berkman to a one-year deal worth $11 […]

What Will Happen if the Red Sox Can’t Sign Mike Napoli?

A little over a month ago, the Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with slugger Mike Napoli to be their primary first baseman with a 3-year, $39mm dollar deal, and yet there has been no formal press conference, no real news, and much speculation as to why this deal is not finalized. On the surface, […]

Would Lance Berkman Make a Good Addition for the Red Sox?

One of the Red Sox needs this season is a first baseman. There are several options, including Mike Napoli and Adam LaRoche. Playing at Fenway Park, Napoli has a .462 average, while LaRoche has a .083 average. Napoli is seen as the better option because he dominates at Fenway and he has flexibility around the field. But according to […]

Beckett, Red Sox Drop Second Straight in the Bronx

So much for that thunderous roar back into the standings. While a sweep would have been the nail in the proverbial coffin for your 2010 Boston Red Sox, the best that this team can hope for at this point is a split of the series. Doesn’t it taste just as bitter? As Josh Beckett and the […]

Yankees Trade for Lance Berkman, Austin Kearns

The AL-East leading New York Yankees have added some bench depth and a former All-Star hours before the trade deadline. Lance Berkman is likely headed to the Yankees, but the Astros and Yanks are working out the final kinks. Here’s the trade in principle: Yankees Get: Astros Get: 1B/OF Lance Berkman $4 million RP Mark […]

What’s Gotten into Kevin Millwood?

Welcome to the first installment of the Fantasy Radar: Fantasy Baseball Edition! Here I will make several weekly observations on hitters and pitchers on their recent trends and how you should deal with it going forward in the season. It will be split up in five categories: Quick Hits (hitters), Wild Pitch (pitchers), Falling Fast […]

The World Baseball Classic is a Joke

We’re already on the second instance of the World Baseball Classic and Bud Selig’s wonderful idea has already become meaningless. I mean honestly, who would have thought that the World Baseball Classic would not produce the best baseball from the top talent? Who could believe that so many teams would keep their players that had […]

TGIF: 2009 1B Rankings

First base has the honor of being one of the deeper positions in the game. With such a rich amount of great talent, it can be easy to wait on a 1B in your draft. Why not? There were 16 players who qualify at 1B who hit 25+ HR in 2008 so clearly power is not […]

TGIF: Fantasy Baseball Draft, 2009

OK, OK, I know what you’re thinking. Why the hell am I doing a draft preview for baseball now? Well frankly, I can do what I want but, that’s not the point. Let’s not lie to ourselves. As soon as the regular season ended, you were already planning your first round draft pick for next […]

TGIF: First Half Awards

The stars are shining bright here at the Sports of Boston First Half Fantasy Baseball Awards. In fact the award show just may take home the award for longest award show name. Wow, I don’t know who to thank. The first half had it all. Ups, downs, lefts, rights, you name it baby. This award […]

Astros Win Slugfest 11-10

The Astros won their first game all-time against the Red Sox, but needed some late-inning heroics to do so. Fast forward to the eighth inning: the Astros had already climbed back from a 4-0 deficit thanks to a five-run third inning off Jon Lester. They were now about to complete a comeback from a 9-6 […]