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2012 Blockbuster Trade a Big Win for Red Sox and Dodgers

When the Boston Red Sox visit the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend, the anniversary of the blockbuster trade the teams agreed upon last summer will remind us of how far both sides have come in rebuilding greatness. The trade seemed incredibly one-sided on the surface, as the Dodgers received three significant big league players capable […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 20

20 weeks into the season, plenty of races are still in play. By the same token, many other teams are running out of time. The AL playoff teams are logjammed at the top. The NL is a little more open, but the Reds are starting to make things interesting again in the NL Central. A […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 19

The Waiver-Wire deals are well underway, and there are plenty of contending teams still looking to tweak their rosters in the event they finds themselves in a late-September race. Neither league is safe at the top, and with the #1 seed meaning a whole lot with a one-game Wildcard playoff, we’re sure to see a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 18

August is here, and there’s still plenty going on. Most importantly, the Biogenesis suspensions have been dished out. A-Rod is appealing, though the Yankees aren’t in the best position anyway with other teams vastly improving their records. Plenty of teams are still in the race, and the trade deadline helped out plenty of them. Especially […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – Week 17

The trade deadline is almost upon us, and teams are looking to add some last-minute pieces. Plenty of players are available, and there are lots of close races. With the home stretch coming up, there are plenty of opportunities left. Especially with both top seeds still very much in play, let’s look at what would […]

Josh Beckett to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

According to USA Today, Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett will undergo season ending surgery. The team made the announcement on Saturday. Soon after speaking with team doctors, the Dodgers decided that it would be best for Beckett to undergo a surgery that will relieve pressure on the nerve in his neck that has been giving him […]

Alfredo Aceves Needs A New Home

As the Red Sox disastrous 2011 season came to an end, Alfredo Aceves was one of the notable successes, besides of course the MVP-caliber performance turned in by Jacoby Ellsbury. Aceves made four starts and fifty-one appearances out of the bullpen, finishing with a combined 2.61 ERA in both roles. While his starts were nothing […]

Carl Crawford’s Comments About Boston Media Far From the Truth

Carl Crawford is starting to become one of those players that is a huge bust, no matter where he ends up. Crawford began his career in quiet Tampa Bay, where the media coverage is minimal. He typically didn’t have to face the music too often with the media during his time there, even if he […]

Red Sox Should Thank MLB Player’s Union for Nixing A-Rod Trade, PED Circus

On December 18, 2003, the trade that would have sent AL MVP Alex Rodriguez to the Boston Red Sox for Manny Ramirez went dead. The Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox passed the deadline set by MLB Commissioner Bud Selig to complete the blockbuster, ending negotiations and the prospect of Rodriguez in a Red Sox uniform. A […]

Bobby Abreu Is Not the Answer For Boston Red Sox at First Base

With Mike Napoli’s deal in jeopardy, the Boston Red Sox have reportedly started looking into other options at first base. According to The Boston Herald, Bobby Abreu’s name is on the table as one of those options. However, this is just a background check, which means the Sox are just in the preliminary stages of the process. […]

Joel Hanrahan to the Red Sox: Soon to Be Done Deal

The Boston Red Sox will soon reportedly acquire Joel Hanrahan in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to several reports. The Pirates closer has been brilliant the last two seasons, putting up 40 saves and a 1.83 ERA in 2011 and compiling a 5-2 record with 36 saves and a 2.72 ERA in 2012. The bullpen […]

Looking Back: Red Sox Dumping Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett Still a Good Move?

When the news broke on August 24 that the Red Sox would be shedding Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford AND Adrian Gonzalez’s contracts, the first thought on most observers’ mind was “What’s the catch?” Much to everyone’s surprise, there was none. The Red Sox found a saving grace in the Los Angeles Dodgers and their new […]

Dodgers GM Ned Colletti: Carl Crawford Still a “Dynamic Player” (And He’s Right)

Dodgers GM Ned Colletti recently said this about Carl Crawford: “He’s still a dynamic player… A couple of years ago, he was one of the most sought-after free agents in the game for good reason. People in Tampa saw it a lot. People in the AL East saw it a lot — a combination of […]

White Sox Decline Option on Youkilis; Should Red Sox Bring Him Back?

The Chicago White Sox recently declined the $13 million option for the 2013 season on Kevin Youkilis. After all that transpired over the 2012 season for Youkilis, it is very hard to imagine him back in a Red Sox uniform. However, the idea isn’t all that crazy, and may be downright logical. The Red Sox […]

Red Sox Won’t Raise 2013 Ticket Prices, Avoid PR Disaster (For Once)

In their first positive public relations move in recent memory, the Boston Red Sox have decided NOT to raise ticket prices for the 2013 season. After all, it’s not like they could slip the media some “anonymous” story about ticket holders having a prescription pill problem to justify a price hike. And sadly, they had already […]