// Mark Reynolds

Francona Wins Big in Return to Fenway

In his return to Fenway Park as manager of the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona received a much-deserved standing ovation and video tribute. Unfortunately for the Boston Red Sox, he didn’t exactly extend the warmest welcome in return, as the Indians pummeled the Red Sox 12-3 to give Francona the win. The loss dropped the Red […]

Rumor Mill: Mark Reynolds is a Potential Non-Tender Candidate

With the Rumor Mill officially swirling in Red Sox Nation prior to next week’s winter meetings, it would be interesting to look into who will potentially be available in the coming weeks. Mark Reynolds of the Baltimore Orioles is  the kind of player Boston may be looking to add if their pursuit of Mike Napoli comes up […]

Beckett Roughed Up in 7-1 Loss to Baltimore

At this point in this disastrous Red Sox season, disappointing losses like Tuesday night’s 7-1 beatdown to the Baltimore Orioles feel like they’re compounding together as a sense of numbness settles over Red Sox nation. Fans have become accustomed to games like on Tuesday, when the Sox offense went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position, and […]

Red Sox Lose in 17 Innings to Orioles

The Red Sox attempted to avoid being swept by the Baltimore Orioles as they sent Clay Buchholz on the mound on Sunday. Unfortunately the game turned into a ridiculous 17-inning affair ending in a brutally painful 9-6 Sox loss. Darnell McDonald earned the loss after the Sox depleted their available bullpen options and were forced to […]

Aaron Cook Injured, Battered by Orioles in Red Sox Loss

Aaron Cook was hoping for a better first start in Boston. A much anticipated debut for the Red Sox on Saturday was shattered early, as a second inning collision with Chris Davis left a large gash in his leg. He amazingly stayed in the game, but probably would have been better off hitting the showers, […]

Red Sox Fall to Orioles in 13 Innings

On a night when the Boston Celtics defeated the Atlanta Hawks in overtime, the Boston Red Sox were playing a bit of extra baseball in what ended up being their third consecutive loss. The division rival Baltimore Orioles (16-9) were in town, looking to improve upon a strong start to their season. The ninth inning […]

2009 Fantasy Baseball Season Wrap-Up

Aaaaaaannnnnnnnnnd that does it! The baseball season has officially come to an end. This of course means that fantasy baseball has officially closed in the year 2009. If we all want a taste of this game again, we will have to wait a few months until the 2010 draft preparations begin. Congratulations to all of […]

Troy Tulowitzki a Top SS in 2010?

With the playoffs around the corner and the trade deadline passed it is about that time to take a look back at the 2009 season as a whole. It has been a season full of injuries to top players (Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, Brandon Webb, Jake Peavy just to name a few). So I decided […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 18 (8-3 – 8-9)

Have you ever thought about your entrance music? If you were a UFC fighter, boxer, closer, or whatever else you can think of, what would you want played when you entered a game or a match? I would choose “For Whom The Bell Tolls” by Metallica. The ominous ringing of a bell combined with heavy […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 16 (7-20 – 7-26)

I wasn’t a fan of Mark Buehrle’s perfect game. Granted, he is an established pitcher who already has a no-hitter to his credit, but I don’t know, he just doesn’t seem dominating enough to deserve such an accomplishment. Plus, this makes people completely forget about the no-hitter by San Francisco’s Jonathan Sanchez on July 10th. […]

TGIF: 2009 BABIP Leaders and Losers

One of my favorite tools for assessing players in fantasy baseball is Batting Average on Balls in Play (BABIP). A great piece done on BABIP can be found here. To those unfamiliar, here is a brief synopsis: “Simple logic states that once a ball is hit into play, there is nothing a hitter can do […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 10 (6-8 – 6-14)

This upcoming week is Week 11 in the fantasy baseball world and that would then mean that next week is Week 12. The special thing about that? That is when midseason leagues start! 2009 will be my first year in embarking on the midseason league journey. The league I am in is just a nice gathering […]

Surprises of the Baseball Season

Now that we are approximately two and a half months in to the baseball season, each player’s statistics have begun to hold a little bit more weight. Thus, we can begin to analyze some of the more unlikely numbers of the season so far. Adam Lind Tied with Freddy Sanchez for the lead in doubles, […]