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Ranking the AL East: Second Base

Continuing our position by position ranking of the AL East, today’s focus is second base. If you missed last week’s make sure to check it out here. These rankings are a way to ramp up for the baseball season and to incite your own thoughts on the rankings. At the end of the piece feel […]

Ranking the AL East: First Base

It feels like the Red Sox just won the World Series and there is a long offseason ahead of us, but things have snuck up on us pretty quickly and Spring Training is now 12 days away. With baseball so close, three writers at Sports of Boston, Scott Siegler, Brian Roach, and myself, have felt […]

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 […]

MLB and NPB Agree to New Posting System; Masahiro Tanaka Posting In Doubt

While there are a couple hurdles before the deal is finalized, Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have come to an agreement for a new posting system. Under the old system teams had to submit a bid during a four-day silent auction. At the end of the auction, the highest bidding team would have exclusive negotiating […]

Robinson Cano Signs with Seattle Mariners for 10 Years, $240M

The Seattle Mariners have a new second baseman. So do the New York Yankees. After the Yankees drew a line in the sand, Robinson Cano has decided to take his talents to Puget Sound, signing a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners, according to ESPN. The deal reportedly includes a full no-trade clause. Cano […]

Outfield Options for Red Sox After Losing Jacoby Ellsbury

Jacoby Ellsbury’s seven-year, $153 million with the New York Yankees may have stolen the centerfielder from Boston, but it puts the Red Sox in a bind to either sign a free-agent outfielder or just stick with the guys they have and have Jackie Bradley Jr. in center. What are the best options for the Red […]

Jacoby Ellsbury Signed with the Yankees: Now What?

We’ve seen this before; a popular Red Sox center fielder whose game is predicated on speed signs with the arch-rival Yankees. One’s gut reaction says this is exactly like the Johnny Damon situation in 2005, but if you put all the emotional muck aside, this is quite different. If over these past three years you […]

Jacoby Ellsbury to the Yankees on 7-Year Deal

First, it was Johnny Damon. Now, another longtime Red Sox center fielder is going to the Yankees. Jacoby Ellsbury signed with the Yankees on a 7-year deal, according to ESPN. The deal is reportedly for more money than the $142 million deal that Carl Crawford signed with the Red Sox after the 2010 season. Ellsbury […]

Yankees Sign C McCann to Five-Year, $85M Deal

Move over, Chris Stewart. Adios, Austin Romine. Better PEDs luck next time, Francisco Cervelli. Brian McCann is the new catcher for the New York Yankees. According to the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham, McCann has signed a five-year contract worth $85 million with the Yankees. The deal also contains a vesting option for a sixth year […]

VIDEO: Buck Showalter and Joe Girardi (Nearly) Come to Blows

On Monday night, the Orioles further hampered the Yankees’ playoff hopes with a 4-2 victory, but the fireworks were flying long before the game ever ended. In the very first inning, Yankees’ manager Joe Girardi bolted to the end of his dugout in order to scream at Orioles’ third base coach Bobby Dickerson and accused […]

Video: Ryan Dempster Hits A-Rod with Pitch – And Wakes a Sleeping Bear?

Even though Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games by the MLB, he is still playing because he has exercised his right to appeal that suspension as a “first-time offender.” Due to the complications in the case, it is likely that A-Rod will play the rest of the regular season. This may seem outrageous to […]

Book Review: How the Red Sox Explain New England

“How the Red Sox Explain New England” is a very interesting account of the history of the Boston Red Sox. Rather than reading like a droll history novel, it is more of a collection of 13 different topics relating to the Red Sox, their players, their history and whatever other fun tidbits fans, athletes and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 10

With 10 weeks done in the baseball season, excitement is still abound. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are still knotted up in an effort to see who hosts the Wildcard game. Texas, all of a sudden, finds themselves in a very tough spot. Detroit now has the biggest AL divisional lead. The AL East is still up […]

Red Sox Crush Yankees 11-1; Doubront Dominant

The Boston Red Sox took advantage of its base runners on Saturday night against the New York Yankees with 11 runs on 18 hits, including three homers and 5-of-15 with runners in scoring position. They won 11-1 and bring the AL East lead to two games over the Yankees. Felix Doubront really dominated in his […]

Yankees’ Sabathia Silences Red Sox as Lester Struggles in 4-1 Loss

After coming off a four game sweep at the hands of the New York Mets, the New York Yankees entered the series  two games behind the first place Boston Red Sox in the American League East.  The Yankees had C.C. Sabathia on the mound, who shut down the Sox hitters through seven and a third innings. […]