// Matt Kemp

Ben Cherington Conservative Again with Off-Season Approach

As teams continue to open their wallets and dish out big dollars this off-season, the Boston Red Sox remain conservative in their approach. In spite of losing center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to free agency and potentially losing shortstop Stephen Drew as well, GM Ben Cherington seems to be replicating his off-season game plan from last […]

Matt Kemp to the Red Sox? Not the Right Guy, Not the Right Time

Opinions about Matt Kemp abound as Winter Meetings continue in Orlando, Fla. Some sources state that the centerfielder would not be a good addition to the Red Sox. Instead, Jackie Bradley, Jr should be heir to the crown of the outfield. Others feel Kemp’s major league experience would bring some consistency and depth with Jacoby […]

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 […]

Red Sox Trading Gonzalez, Beckett, Crawford to Dodgers?

According to an initial report by ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers are discussing a potential groundbreaking blockbuster of a trade which has rumored numerous notable names. The possibility of a trade involving players cleared through waivers could center around Adrian Gonzalez or Josh Beckett, both of whom were claimed […]

Steroid Use Should Cost Ryan Braun MVP

When you get caught cheating, you’re supposed to be punished. Copy your friend’s homework? Zero on the assignment. Run a red light to save a couple minutes? Ticket. Carry on an elicit affair? Divorce, and probably half your stuff. Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun got caught cheating: he failed a drug test. While a 50-game suspension […]

Fielder HRs, NL Pitchers Shutdown AL to Win All-Star Game; Beckett Hurt

Adrian Gonzalez may have out-homered Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder at the Home Run Derby, but Fielder’s home run mattered most Tuesday night at the 82nd All-Star Game at Chase Stadium in Phoenix. Fielder’s three-run home run off Texas’ C.J. Wilson in the fourth inning drove in the winning runs, and National League pitchers limited American League […]

Robinson Cano Beats Adrian Gonzalez in AL-Dominated Home Run Derby

I won’t say that David Ortiz chose his American League teammates for Monday’s 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby at Chase Stadium in Phoenix better than Milwaukee Brewer Prince Fielder chose his from the National League. But if players were possible Holy Grails, Fielder would have long since turned to dust, whereas Ortiz would be chilling […]

Boston Beats L.A. in the Big Game! Red Sox 10, Dodgers 6.

When this season’s schedule came out, Red Sox fans circled the date of June 18, when the Los Angeles Dodgers would be at Fenway Park, for it would be the night of The Return: a former Red Sox hero coming back to the site of his glory, the most anticipated Fenway reunion in quite a […]

TGIF: Matt Kemp Fantasy Value

Many of us are starting our draft preparation for the 2010 season. I have already joined two Yahoo! leagues and have looked over the player list to see who is ranked where. Some familiar faces were in the top 10, as were some surprises. None more than Dodger OF Matt Kemp. Yes, he was nearly […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 15 (7-13 – 7-19)

In the fantasy baseball world, the All-Star week can be a blessing or a total nightmare. With the week being cut in half, your team needs to prove that it can perform in a limited amount of time. I myself was fortunate in one league, but failed tremendously in three others. Over at Yahoo! Fantasy, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sources: Mets Contact Sox About Manny Ramirez

According to the Star-Ledger, officials from both the Mets and Red Sox have confirmed that trade talks about Manny Ramirez have taken place between the two teams. The Red Sox suspect that GM Omar Minaya wants Ramirez more than Mets ownership does. Regardless, the Mets are reluctant to part with top-prospect talent in exchange for […]