// Mark Teixeira

Red Sox Very Clean, Get Swept by Yankees

Perhaps the plane tickets were wrong. Perhaps there was some baggage-related mix-up. Whatever happened, the Red Sox offense never arrived in New York, losing the fourth game of this crucial late-season series to the Yankees 5-2. Damon and Teixeira’s back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning — off Daniel Bard, no less — may have […]

Sell Dan Haren While You Still Can!

Am I crazy? Some people may tell you differently, but I am so confident in this prediction that I am willing to put anything on the line. This is why I made a slap bet with my friend this week (those of you who watch “How I Met Your Mother” will know what I am […]

My 2009 MLB All-Star Ballot

It’s the time of year again when somehow ESPN believes John Kruk, Steve Phillips, and many other wannabe experts can tell you who should be on the MLB All-Star team. The other night I was trying to catch highlights of an Albert Pujols home run and Baseball Tonight was trying to push the meme of […]

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 […]

Red Sox Consider Six Man Rotation

Red Sox news for today: Oritz looks to be getting back on track with another HR last night, his fifth of the season. He’s now 5 of his last 10. Kevin Youkilis has surpassed Mark Teixeira for 1B balloting, but just barely, by only 1315 votes. Get your votes in (25 max per person) by July […]

Wakefield Helps Keep Sox Unbeaten vs. Yankees in 2009

Tim Wakefield entered Wednesday’s game against the Yankees tied for the team lead in wins with a 7-3 record, but has not pitched well as of late. In his previous three outings, Wake was 2-1 with 14 ER allowed in 17.1 innings pitched. Luckily, he was lined up to face Chien-Ming Wang, who sported a […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 8 (5-25 – 5-31)

OK, so the Matt Wieters experiment isn’t looking good so far (.182 avg, 0 RBI), but hey, these things just need time baby. In one of my leagues, I was offered a trade. It was Angels’ 1B Kendry Morales for Colorado 3B Garrett Atkins. Maybe this guy got a hold of my piece on Atkins […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 7 (5-18 – 5-24)

It is my personal opinion that Boston’s David Ortiz used steroids. I also believe that he is no longer taking any performance enhancers as evident by his lack of power this season. So, I speak for all of the Ortiz owners out there when I ask David Ortiz to please, start juicing again! There was a […]

Sox Victorious in First Game at New Yankee Stadium

Not even mother nature could keep the Sox-Yankees rivalry from starting a new chapter. A rain delay of over two hours chased away most of the crowd at Yankee Stadium, but those who left missed out on a real nail-biter that came down to the very last pitch. Jon Lester tied a career high with […]

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 […]

Yankees Complete Holiday Shopping, Sign Teixeira

The Yankees stole Mark Teixeira right out from underneath the Red Sox, giving him $1.5 million more per year over the eight years than the Sox offered, $180 million against $168 million. This is the third time Teixeira has gotten away as the Red Sox originally drafted him, but could not come to terms and […]

Report: Mark Teixeira Signs with Yankees

Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports the Yankees have agreed to a contract with free agent first baseman Mark Teixeira. Nothing is confirmed and exact figures aren’t known but Olney reports it may be around 8 years and $180 million dollars. The Yanks beat out the Angels, Orioles, Nationals and the Red Sox for the 28-year-old. […]

Where Will Manny Ramirez Sign?

One of the great things about this offseason is that everything is developing so slowly that you can really get a good chance to speculate on the destinations of players. In this case we’re going to be looking at Manny Ramirez, the very polarizing player, with the agent who sometimes puts out absurd demands for […]

Red Sox Outbid for Mark Teixeira

According to numerous sources, the Red Sox are now out of the bidding for free agent slugger Mark Teixeira. As late as Thursday afternoon, it appeared the Red Sox were finalizing a deal for Teixeira, but overnight things drastically changed. Owner John Henry emailed the Associated Press saying the Sox “are not going to be […]