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If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 7

Another week gone, and the Rays have finally faltered out of the division lead. For a brief moment, the Red Sox actually led the division, but then they collapsed against the Cubs. Cleveland’s still in firm command of the AL, while Philadelphia maintains a delicate lead in the NL. The Giants have built a comfortable […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 6

It’s about time Boston made it to .500. And it only took 40 games. Plenty has changed in the past week, including three new division leaders. The Yankees are in real danger of falling even further out of the race, and Adrian Gonzalez has Boston just two games out of the Wildcard hunt. The defending […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 5

Almost 20% of the season is done already, and the Red Sox still have never been to .500. The Pirates have for the first time since Blackbeard roamed the waters, so it’s embarrassing. Yet somehow, they’re only 4.0 games out of both the division and the Wildcard race. Cleveland is still somehow good, and is […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 4

It’s been four weeks, and Boston is still in the division’s cellar, and who would’ve thought the Twins would be MLB’s worst team? After that start, the Rays are back in the conversation for the Wildcard team. The Rangers are starting to slip from their powerful start, and Brandon League has the Mariners just 3.5 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3

After another week, the standings show little to no signs of stabilizing. Philadelphia is back on top, Detroit and Tampa are making challenges, and here come the Red Sox, among others. Taking down the Reds helped Pujols and the Cardinals take over the division, but Corey Hart is about to return, and the Brewers are […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 2

After Week 2, plenty has been shaken up. The Rangers, while still deadly, have fallen out of favor. The Red Sox are on a winning streak, but Carl Crawford is still absolutely useless. The Rockies did quite well for themselves, rocketing up the standings. The Orioles are 6-8 after starting 6-1, and the Angels have […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 1

Baseball is finally here, though it’s not going in the manner for which Red Sox fans would have hoped. As can be the case early in the seasons, the standings look like bizarro divisions, with good teams doing terribly and terrible teams doing good. That’s led to some very interesting match-ups. Right now, the Rangers […]

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. […]

Bronx Bombing: Cliff Lee Spurns Yankees, Signs With Phillies

I guess Cyndi Lauper was wrong. Money doesn’t change everything. With Cliff Lee eschewing over $30 million of the Yankees money to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, who do you think was more pissed: Brian Cashman or Michael Weiner? The Yankee’s cash man Cashman has been left at the altar, forlornly holding a bag of […]

Cliff Lee, Phillies Agree on $120M Deal

According to multiple sources, Cliff Lee has agreed to sign a five-year, $120 million deal (with a reachable vesting option for a sixth year) with the Philadelphia Phillies in a shocking turn of events. Lee had been rumored to sign with the Rangers or Yankees, but instead he took the lowest offer on the table. […]

Nationals, Jayson Werth Agree on $126M Deal

If the day wasn’t bad enough for the Red Sox, free agent target Jayson Werth has agreed to a seven-year, $126 million deal with the Washington Nationals, according to Yahoo!’s Tim Brown. While it may come as a surprise, the Nats had a lot of money available after they missed out on Adam Dunn. The […]

Quack! Report: Red Sox Sign Brandon Duckworth

According to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy via Twitter, the Red Sox have signed former major league starter Brandon Duckworth. Duckworth last pitched in the majors in 2008 with the Royals, and has pitched parts of eight seasons with the Phillies and Astros as well. Duckworth, 34, sports a career 5.28 ERA and 1.58 WHIP, and […]

MLB Power Rankings: Playoff Edition

Playoff time is here, and to help understand where the teams stack up against each other, we would like to present you with the final MLB Power Rankings of the year, featuring only the eight playoff teams, along with our thoughts for the World Series. It’s been a good last week or two for the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 25

There’s just one week left in the season. One week. The Twins, Rangers, and Phillies have all punched their post-season tickets, and it’s all but a certainty that the Yankees, Rays, and Reds will be joining them. The Padres are just 1.0 game behind the Giants for the division, and half a game behind the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 24

Things are now starting to get interesting. Aside from the West, the playoff teams are pretty much set. But the seeding for those that are in is still very much to be determined. For example, the Rays are only half a game behind the Yankees, the Twins are only half a game behind the Rays, […]