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David Ortiz Should Sit, Not Move Adrian Gonzalez to Outfield, on NL Road Trip

Terry Francona has a problem: without a DH for the upcoming nine-game NL road trip, should he play David Ortiz (.313 BA, 17 homers, .977 OPS) at first and move Adrian Gonzalez (.359, 15, 1.019) to right field, or keep Gonzalez at first and use Ortiz primarily as a pinch hitter? Moving Gonzalez preserves the […]

Pirates Drop Former Red Sox Prospect Craig Hansen

The Red Sox may be 0-5 so far this year, but it could be worse. They could be Craig Hansen. A former 2005 first round pick, Hansen never lived up to his potential. He struggled over a few years with the Red Sox, and after he was sent to the Pirates in the Manny Ramirez-Jason […]

N.L. Central Fantasy Preview

The largest division in baseball is brimming with fantasy talent from top to bottom. This division contains the single most dominant player of the past decade, who you will be drafting first overall in any draft. Even though he may overshadow other players, the N.L. Central has a lot of early round talent worth spending […]

TGIF: Believe in Garrett Jones!

We all know that when draft day rolls around, we will not be fortunate enough to grab a marquee player at any given position. The 1B position is loaded with talent with the likes of Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, Ryan Howard, Mark Teixeira, etc. Now some of us will just wait ’til later for a […]

TGIF: Nate McLouth Traded to Atlanta

This past week, Pittsburgh Pirates CF Nate McLouth was dealt to the Atlanta Braves for three minor league players (SP Charlie Morton, OF Gorkys Hernandez, and SP Jeff Locke). The Braves are hoping to beef up their offense and make a charge in the N.L. East where they trail Philadelphia by 5.5 games. As it […]

TGIF: Please Pick Up Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Paul…Maholm

Dammit! That was almost perfect alliteration. A few weeks have passed and the baseball season is in full swing. To those owners who need pitching help, I would like to suggest an unlikely source: Pittsburgh’s Paul Maholm. Granted, he has not been exactly what you would call “flashy” over the past few seasons. In his […]

Did the Red Sox Get Enough for Manny?

No, and there’s no way to get “enough” in return for Manny Ramirez. You can’t just go out and trade superstar for superstar; this isn’t fantasy baseball. No smart GM will just willing give a younger star for an aging and dramatic one, despite the fact he is still one of the best hitters in […]

Manny Ramirez Traded

OF Manny Ramirez was reportedly traded to the Dodgers right at the trade deadline, with Jason Bay coming to the Red Sox as part of the deal. The $20 million option for 2009 for Ramirez has been officially dropped and apparently the Red Sox will pay the rest of Manny’s contract this season. Nick Cafardo […]

Red Sox Talking to Marlins about Manny

According to ESPN.com, the Red Sox are now engaged in serious discussions with the Florida Marlins involving OF Manny Ramirez. Ramirez makes $20 million this season, which is nearly as much as the entire Marlins roster ($22 million). But, Manny would simply be a two-month rental to help the Marlins overtake the Mets and Phillies […]

Manny Ready to Leave, Four Teams Interested

Could Manny Ramirez really be traded before the July 31 trading deadline? Manny appears ready to leave. “If the Red Sox are a better team without Manny Ramirez, they should trade me; I will not object. I don’t have any preferences. I could choose a team that offers me the best conditions or one in […]

All-Star Update: Yankees Fans Attack Papelbon

BREAKING NEWS: With one stroke of the bat, Red Sox RF J.D. Drew knocked in a 2-run shot off Cincinatti Reds SP Edinson Volquez to tie the All-Star Game at 2-2 in the 7th inning. We’ll keep you posted. Update: Sox Closer Jonathan Papelbon came in the 8th inning to a slew of boos and […]