// Miguel Cabrera

Strongest American League Threats to Boston’s Throne

The free agent market has been put on ice this winter, as the Major League Baseball offseason has been held up by the holidays and the grand pursuit of Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. However, players have been changing uniforms across the American League, both through massive contracts as well as significant trades. Before the drama […]

Connelly’s Top Ten – One Down, Three to Go To Duck Boats

Red Sox thoughts 1. Jon Lester * When it’s on he has the best lefthander cutter since Al Leiter * Love the curve ball * Love the composure – no histrionics on close calls * Great game despite only throwing 15 of 28 first pitch strikes

Jon Lester, Koji Uehara Lift Red Sox to 3-2 Edge Over Tigers in ALCS

Koji Uehara retired the final five batters for his second save of the series and Jon Lester got his second win in three postseason starts as the Boston Red Sox won a 4-3 nail biter over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.  Lester allowed two runs in 5.1 innings of work, walking three and allowing seven hits in […]

Tigers Pounce on Peavy, Even ALCS at 2-2

After two 1-0 outcomes in the first three games of the ALCS, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland decided enough was enough and rearranged his lineup. When the dust from Game 4 settled and the Tigers emerged with a 7-3 win to tie the series at 2-2, Leyland looked like a genius. With Jake Peavy taking […]

Lackey, Napoli Power Red Sox to 1-0 Victory Over Tigers in ALCS

John Lackey matched Justin Verlander pitch for pitch, and the Boston Red Sox managed to break through for a run on a 3-2 pitch from Verlander to Mike Napoli. Verlander’s 100th pitch went deep to left-center and the only run of the game gave the Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on […]

The AL MVP Debate: Inventing Ways for Mike Trout to Win

This past Sunday, Yahoo! Sports “expert”, Jeff Passan, published a piece about Angels OF Mike Trout and how he has come to embody a new meaning of “value” when it comes to voting for the AL MVP. The argument made is that Trout gives you more bang for your buck than any other player in […]

One Mo’ Time: Rivera Sets Up AL Victory at All-Star Game in New York

If the Boston Red Sox reach the 2013 World Series, Game 1 will be played at Fenway Park. The American League won home field advantage in the Fall Classic with a 3-0 victory over the National League at Citi Field on Tuesday night. The low-scoring game was filled with good defense and better pitching, and […]

Miguel Cabrera Wins Elusive Triple Crown. So?

45 long years after Carl Yastrzemski won baseball’s Triple Crown, Miguel Cabrera just clinched the 16th such award in history. Cabrera finished the season with 44 home runs, 139 RBIs, and a .330 batting average.  Numbers worthy of MVP consideration, without a doubt.  Consideration, you ask?  Yes. Why would a Triple Crown winner only be […]

Tigers Hit 3 Home Runs to Avoid Sweep by Red Sox

The Red Sox have been pretty good as of late, and the Yankees have been pretty bad as of late, so if you’re one of the few remaining optimistic Red Sox fans, Wednesday could mean a lot. Instead, the Yankees woke up, beating down the Orioles 12-3…and the Red Sox were taken to town by […]

Pedroia, Buchholz Power Red Sox Past Tigers for Third Straight Win

Dustin Pedroia hit a tie-breaking two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to put the Boston Red Sox ahead for good en route to a 7-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. The win Monday night to open the three-game series and a ten-game homestand put the Red Sox back over .500 (again). It […]

Tigers Maul Red Sox Pitching, Avoid Sweep

With two inherited runners on and two outs in the top of the eighth, Matt Albers struck out left fielder Don Kelly looking to end the threat. That was basically the only good thing the Boston Red Sox did on the mound all night. The Detroit Tigers clubbed 14 hits off Josh Beckett and two […]

Two Thumbs Down For Beckett in Loss to Tigers

The Sox have started the 2012 campaign much as they started and ended 2011—lifeless and losing. The Detroit Tigers handed Josh Beckett and the Sox a 10-0 loss Saturday in Detroit and the Sox are off to a quick 0-2 start. Sunday, they turn to Clay Buccholz to right the ship. The Tigers pounded Beckett […]

2012 MLB Preview: Yankees Top American League Power Rankings

For the Boston Red Sox, the 2011 season was an homage to all of the disappointing Red Sox teams of the past. The Sox had a potent offense, mediocre pitching staff and even a historic collapse to cap it all off. The baseball season is an epic journey and usually teams with the most talent, […]

New Tigers 1B Prince Fielder’s Impact on the American League

Prince Fielder finally found his suitor. The National League slugger waited and waited all offseason to find the right fit until the Detroit Tigers made a $214 million, nine-year offer that he just couldn’t refuse. Hard to blame him considering he’ll now be a part of the best 3-4 combination in all of baseball alongside […]

Ortiz HR Lifts Sox in Game 1; Verlander Gem Gets Tigers Split in Game 2

The Red Sox looked to extend their winning streak of five games on Sunday afternoon as they began the day-night doubleheader at 1 p.m. in Detriot. The Sox sent Clay Buchholz to the mound in Game 1 and Josh Beckett in for Game 2.  Boston did in fact get the win in the first game, beating […]