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A Red Sox Bullpen in Arrears

The Red Sox bullpen was once thought to be a strength but is now the only thing holding this team back. As we approach the mid-season classic, the Sox stand at 57-37 with a 3.5 game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays. While few analysts predicted it, the Boston Red Sox are among baseball’s best […]

Dempster Records 2,000th Strikeout, Red Sox Rout Angels

Ryan Dempster recorded his 2,000th career strikeout and the Boston Red Sox overpowered the Los Angeles Angels in a 10-5 routing. Dempster turned in a quality start for the Red Sox as the right-hander struck out six and surrendered three runs through six innings of work. Despite allowing home runs to designated hitter Albert Pujols […]

Red Sox Interested in Angels Starting Pitcher Dan Haren?

There’s no way to put it nicely: The Red Sox pitching needs help. Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester both improved as the season went on and we saw a breakout year from Felix Doubront, but even with John Lackey penciled in as his 2010 self the rotation is still full of question marks. According to […]

Back-And-Forth Slugfest Leads to Atrocious Red Sox Loss

It might have been one of the best back-and-forth games for any major league team this season, but unfortunately it also was arguably the worst loss the Boston Red Sox have suffered all year. Once leading 6-0 early, the Red Sox blew two notable leads in disastrous innings, the first an eight-run third for the […]

Buchholz Falters as Angels Batter Reeling Red Sox

The Red Sox are in free fall, there’s no denying it anymore. The best pitcher on the staff of late has been Clay Buchholz, and not even he could stop the bleeding as Boston fell to the visiting Los Angeles Angels 7-3. The team has lost three straight, dropping to 59-65 on the season. Buchholz […]

Rallies Cut Short, Red Sox Fall to Angels in Series Opener

The Los Angeles Angels are in a similar place to the Boston Red Sox late into this 2012 season. Both teams are currently not qualified for the postseason, they aren’t receiving the level of consistent starting pitching they’d expect from big names, and both teams have high-priced underperforming big names filling up the roster. Yet […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 16

Now that August is here and the teams have passed 100 games, it’s time to get down to business. Contenders will be working with their new talent (Giants/Dodgers, Rangers) while others will use what they can for making a push. All the division leaders save San Fran have a decent lead, but still have to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 15

The trade deadline is almost here, and the Yankees made the biggest move so far by acquiring Ichiro Suzuki. They’re also rumored to be hunting for a third baseman in A-Rod’s absence, and the Brewers have declared that they will trade Zack Greinke. Clearly, we’re in for a fun next few days, but for now, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 14

Now that the second half of the season is well underway, teams are scrambling to shore up a position and manage their lineups and rotations as quickly as possible. With the non-waiver trade deadline less than two weeks away, we’re sure to see plenty of interesting deals. We’ve already seen some among bottom dwelling teams, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 13

We’re now past Independence Day, and the All-Star votes are in as well. David Ortiz is the only Boston member on the AL squad, which may be hampering Boston’s spirits on their three-game losing streak. Still, other teams are having a good time, most notably new division leader Pittsburgh. The White Sox are also doing […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 12

Things keep changing more and more. The Rays are dropping, the Red Sox are rising and even the Pirates are making a run. The Yankees are widening their lead, while the Dodgers are dropping fast. The Giants are on an absolute tear, while the Reds… not so much. More is different now than ever before […]

2012 MLB Preview: Yankees Top American League Power Rankings

For the Boston Red Sox, the 2011 season was an homage to all of the disappointing Red Sox teams of the past. The Sox had a potent offense, mediocre pitching staff and even a historic collapse to cap it all off. The baseball season is an epic journey and usually teams with the most talent, […]

Yu Darvish Makes AL West Even Wilder

The Texas Rangers went above and beyond with their holiday shopping this offseason. In need of starting pitching, the Rangers took part in the bidding war for Japanese ace Yu Darvish, and won with a $51.7 million post. This gives Texas one month to negotiate a contract with the pitcher, who is inevitably expected to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 6

It’s about time Boston made it to .500. And it only took 40 games. Plenty has changed in the past week, including three new division leaders. The Yankees are in real danger of falling even further out of the race, and Adrian Gonzalez has Boston just two games out of the Wildcard hunt. The defending […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 5

Almost 20% of the season is done already, and the Red Sox still have never been to .500. The Pirates have for the first time since Blackbeard roamed the waters, so it’s embarrassing. Yet somehow, they’re only 4.0 games out of both the division and the Wildcard race. Cleveland is still somehow good, and is […]