// Melky Cabrera

Clay Buchholz Rises Above Cheating Allegations

The implications of a cheating accusation in baseball can be enormous. Jack Morris, a color commentator for the Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcast, put Clay Buchholz and the Boston Red Sox at risk of these implications when he accused the starting pitcher of throwing a “spitter.” However, the hard throwing righty demonstrated mental fortitude and […]

The 2013 Season Will Be a Make or Break Year for Ben Cherington

Ben Cherington showed that he was ready to take charge when he traded Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Allen Webster, Ruby De La Rosa, James Loney, and other prospects. The Dodgers will absorb about $260 million of salary, which will free up some money for the Sox […]

National League Dominates in 2012 All-Star Game

When the lineups for the 2012 All-Star Game from Kansas City were posted, most saw the American League as heavy favorites, especially given Justin Verlander would be pitching the first two innings. It was surprising to say the least that Verlander barely made it through the first, surrendering five runs out of the gate as […]

Eight-run Sixth Beats Red Sox, Wakefield Continues Search for 200

On a night full of opportunity, the Red Sox fell apart in Kansas City, losing 9-4 on Saturday. The loss hurt in different ways, most notably because it looked as if Boston was in line to get Tim Wakefield his 200th career win. Despite building a solid 4-1 lead, an eight-run sixth inning from the […]

Yankees Bolster Rotation with Trade for Vasquez

The Yankees and Red Sox have renewed an arms race that rivals the cold war of late. The latest acquisition came today as the Yankees have traded OF Melky Cabrera to the Braves for RHP Javier Vasquez. Vasquez pitched for the Yankees in 2004 and had a successful 2009 in Atlanta, posting 238 strikeouts and […]

Sox Get Swept, Look Towards Wild Card

The Red Sox came into the series with the hope of stealing the AL East. However, now they will be playing for a Wild Card slot as the Yankees swept the Sox and captured the AL East crown along the way. The win Sunday afternoon gives the Yankees their 11th division title since 1995 and […]

Wang Masterful, Yanks dump Sox 4-1

Tonight the Yankees took the first of many match-ups between the two rivals in the 2008 season as Yankee ace Chien-Ming Wang pitched a two-hit shutout and the Bronx Bombers defeated the defending World Champs, 4-1. Wang allowed a fifth inning solo homer to J.D. Drew which tied the game at 1-1. Wang would retire […]

Steinbrenner Says Yanks Offer “still the best one”

“I think the Twins realize our offer is the best one,” Steinbrenner told the Daily News in a telephone interview. “I feel confident they’re not going to trade him before checking with us one last time and I think they think we’ve already made the best offer.” Its believed the Yankees have the offer on […]

Pettitte’s Back, Yankees Out, Who Needs Johan? We do!

Last night the Red Sox exchanged medical information with the Twins about Jon Lester and Johan Santana, a sign these two clubs might be close to finalizing a deal. More on that later. But first… Yesterday Andy Pettitte decided to come back for 2008 with the New York Yankees, giving the Yanks six solid starting pitchers. […]