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If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 4

Coming up on the end of April, the Athletics have slowed and brought the AL lead into a pileup. That’s also true more than ever of the NL Wildcard race. The AL East is stretching out a bit, while the NL West is contracting. Teams all over the place are still having trouble breaking free […]

Why the Red Sox Should Steer Clear of the Mets’ R.A Dickey

The Boston Red Sox have made their presence known in the Winter Meetings with the aggressive signings of Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino, plugging the team’s holes at first base and right field. But the Red Sox still need to fill their biggest need: signing or trading for a starting pitcher. With several options out in […]

Bay-State Reunion: Should the Red Sox Look to Reacquire Jason Bay?

For some reason, Red Sox fans are delighted when the possibility of a reunion arises. Unfortunately, this inexplicable urge to reacquire former players often finds itself at odds with the desire to field a competitive baseball team. Is re-signing Kevin Youkilis and/or Marco Scutaro really worth having to suffer through a 70-win season? Today, however, […]

Kelly Shoppach Traded to the Mets

Kelly Shoppach, the Sox backup  catcher and rightful heir to Jason Varitek’s facial hair, has cleared waivers and been dealt to the New York Mets for the always exciting “player to be named later.” Shoppach has been as productive as a backup catcher could be [.250, 5 HR, .789 OPS], but his days were numbered […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 11

Another week down and the changes keep coming. Cleveland is making a resurgence. Boston is starting to put a run together. The Cardinals and White Sox are slipping. Plenty is still going on, and with the All Star break upcoming, teams are doing all they can to get ready. So with all that in mind, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 10

10 weeks into the season, and pitching continues to hold sway following yet another perfect game, this time from Matt Cain and the Giants. That has the Giants still doing well in the Wildcard race. But that hasn’t stopped things from mixing up elsewhere. The tightly contested AL East has undergone yet more changes, and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 8

May is just about up, but the story lines haven’t let up. Matt Kemp should be back on the DL again. The Red Sox have injuries galore but are suddenly good. The Angels and White Sox have picked up their game, while the Orioles and Rays are faltering. Where does that leave everyone? Let’s look […]

If The Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 6

Interleague play is almost upon us, and that will mix up the races for sure. In fact, there’s a three-way tie for the top AL spot. The NL race isn’t too far away from that either. However, injuries are continuing to hit key names, which should shake things up even more. Where do things stand […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 5

After another week, there’s been some shifting. The Mets and Braves are opening a bit of space for themselves in the Wildcard race, while the Blue Jays are still trying to maintain their final spot. There’s more competition for the #1 spots, which is sure to make things fun. A few division have entertaining races […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3

Three weeks into the season, and there’s starting to be some real separation in the NL divisions, but the AL is still largely close. The AL East is starting to even out, while Washington’s stock continues to rise. Where has everyone wound up this week? Let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 2

Another week into the season and the injury bug is starting to bite into teams. The Yankees are without Brett Gardner and the Cardinals are without Lance Berkman, among others. Texas is still near unbeatable, while the Red Sox are terrible once more. Where have all these changes left everyone? Let’s look at what would […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 1

The MLB season is now underway, and already there have been plenty of surprises. In particular, the AL East has been turned upside down, again. The Dodgers are good, the Angels are bad, and Boston’s pitching is as useless as last year thus far. And a manager (Ozzie Guillen) is already in scalding water. So […]

Why Would Tim Wakefield Go to the National League?

Tim Wakefield‘s declaration at the end of September that he wanted to return to the Red Sox made perfect sense: if the team wanted him back, why not? The fans have always loved him; he needs just seven wins to break the team’s career wins record; and figuring out what to do next – every […]

Red Sox Set to Sign Carlos Beltran?

With J.D. Drew’s horrific contract and passionless play finally vacating right field at Fenway Park, newly appointed general manager Ben Cherington must decide who should man the territory near Pesky’s Pole for the 2012 season. Will Cherington give internal options Josh Reddick and/or Ryan Kalish a chance to prove themselves? Or will he look elsewhere […]

N.L. East Fantasy Preview

This division is STACKED. Hell, the Phillies alone have enough starting pitchers to lead your team to glory, and no, that’s no exaggeration. Aside from that, there is an abundance of young hitters, some with 30+ HR potential. You know what? Just draft solely from the N.L. East and you actually might win your league. […]