// Nelson Cruz

A-Rod Suspended Through 2014, 12 Others Receive 50-Game Bans

After many long summer days of insignificant updates on the Biogenesis situation in Major League Baseball, the league finally dropped the hammer on Monday afternoon by announcing the suspensions of thirteen players. Alex Rodriguez is the biggest name on the list, and his continued involvement in baseball’s darkest hour has earned him a 211-game ban […]

What Braun’s Suspension Means For Other Players on Biogenesis List

A lot has happened in the MLB over the last 24 hours, and it could get even more interesting in the weeks to come. The fact that Ryan Braun went to the Major League Baseball to negotiate a deal in which he would be suspended for the rest of the 2013 season, is not going […]

Who the Red Sox Could Target in the 2014 Free Agent Market

The 2013 free agent market has stirred up excitement and suspicion about where possible free agents like Zack Greinke, Josh Hamilton, Michael Bourn and others will land. Looking ahead in the 2014 free agent market, the excitement and suspicion grows even more with Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Nelson Cruz, Tim Lincecum and other top players […]

Lester, Red Sox Lose Temper, Lose Game to Rangers

The Boston Red Sox lost 6-3 to the Texas Rangers in a pitchers duel early on between Jon Lester and new Ranger Ryan Dempster. The loss snapped the team’s small two-game winning streak and drops them below .500 once again. Red Sox starter Jon Lester (5-10) took the loss after dominating the Rangers bats through […]

Beckett Lets One Get Away as Red Sox Fall to Texas

In the rubber game of the three game series with the Texas Rangers, the Red Sox managed to scrap across a few runs and Josh Beckett avoided his recent first inning struggles, yet the team still fell 5-3 after two late Ranger runs broke a 3-3 tie. The loss drops the Sox back below .500 […]

Homer-Happy Rangers Complete Red Sox Sweep in Texas

The Boston Red Sox, so highly touted for their off-season acquisitions, had the opportunity to make a statement against the American League-champion Texas Rangers and reassert their dominance in the MLB. They did not. In an Opening Weekend series in which the Rangers swept the Red Sox and outscored them 26-11, including beating Boston 5-1 […]

Bullpen Impressive, but Sox Unable to Overcome 6-Run Rangers First Inning

The Boston Red Sox began the second half of their season Thursday night against the first-place Texas Rangers at Fenway Park, sending knuckleballer Tim Wakefield to the hill. Wakefield had struggled of late, going 1-3 in has last four decisions and sporting an ERA over 5.00 (5.22 coming into the game). The Rangers countered with […]

VIDEO: Texas Fan Falls From 2nd Deck for a Foul ball, Saves $13

NEW POST: For video of the fan killed trying to get a foul ball during a game Thursday, July 7th 2011, click here. —– In what I can only describe as the most eye opening example of the state of this country’s economy, a fan at the Rangers/Indians game last night took a 30 foot […]

Handicapping the AL MVP Race

Seeing as there’s less than a month left to the season, we can begin to predict what the award winners are going to look like. The one I’d like to take a look at is the AL MVP race, and this is because it will divide old school baseball fans and more sabermetrically-inclined fans for […]

What’s Gotten into Kevin Millwood?

Welcome to the first installment of the Fantasy Radar: Fantasy Baseball Edition! Here I will make several weekly observations on hitters and pitchers on their recent trends and how you should deal with it going forward in the season. It will be split up in five categories: Quick Hits (hitters), Wild Pitch (pitchers), Falling Fast […]

Rangers Batter Dice-K, Win Series

The usually wild Daisuke Matsuzaka finally had his pitches at or near the strike zone, but the Rangers jumped all over him for 10 hits and five runs in 5.2 IP to beat the Sox 6-3 and win the series. Dice-K allowed no walks and finished with eight strikeouts, but took the loss as his […]

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

It is my personal opinion that Boston’s David OrtizĀ 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 […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 25 (9-22 – 9-28)

The fantasy baseball season has officially come to an end. The laughter, the tears, the tears, the tears, and more tears. Oh god the tears. I personally have been curled up into a ball and sobbing like a little baby. Since this is the very last Wrap-Up of the 2008 season, we will not be […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 21 (8-18 – 8-24)

Nelson Cruz Called Up to Play for Rangers Rangers’ OF Nelson Cruz was called up to the majors and will play almost everyday for the rest of the season. In Triple-A, he was absolutely destroying everything he saw with a .342 avg, 37 HR, and 99 RBI. In 96 games last year he hit very […]