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Did the Red Sox Miss Out on Roy Oswalt?

The past offseason didn’t just have an elephant in the room – it had an elephant the entire room was on top of stampeding down the streets of Boston like a pachyderm “rolling rally.” If this elephant had a first name, like the song goes, it would be P-I-T-C-H, and it’s second name would be […]

No Edwin Jackson? No Roy Oswalt? No Problem.

The Boston Red Sox have been rumored to be after just about every starting pitcher for the past fifteen seasons. There will never be a winter where the Sox aren’t in the running, even if it’s hearsay, for a free agent. With a little less than three weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, we know […]

Red Sox Sign OF Cody Ross

After trading starting shortstop Marco Scutaro last week to free up salary, the Red Sox have already put their newfound financial flexibility to use. Pending a physical, the Red Sox have agreed with free agent outfielder Cody Ross to a one-year, $3 million contract, as reported Monday night by The Globe’s Peter Abraham and Tuesday […]

Breaking the (Piggy) Bank: Moving Red Sox Payroll

When the New York Yankees went ahead and revamped their starting rotation, trading for 23-year-old pitching phenom Michael Pineda and signing Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal, they immediately became the favorites to win the AL East again in 2012. On paper, that is. (Allow me this one glimmer of hope, please and thank you. […]

Low-Cost Pitching: The 2011 Yankees vs. the 2012 Red Sox

With their latest addition of Vincente Padilla, the Red Sox continue their spree of signing old and terrible pitchers. To the frustration of many fans, the Red Sox continue to pass on established starters such as Roy Oswalt for the likes of Carlos Silva and Aaron Cook. Meanwhile, the Yankees acquired Hiroki Kuroda and Michael […]

Red Sox Pitching Preview: Health Key to Success in 2012

While this Red Sox offseason has been relatively quiet outside of the trade for closer Andrew Bailey and the hiring of Bobby Valentine as manager, they have made a little noise lately with regards to their starting rotation. General manager Ben Cherington signed veterans Carlos Silva and Aaron Cook to minor league contracts to add […]

Should the Red Sox Consider Signing Roy Oswalt?

With the Red Sox looking to fill 40% of their starting rotation, names such as Jeff Francis, Bruce Chen, and Erik Bedard are being thrown around. If those guys doen’t sound particularly appealing to you, then you’re not alone. Short of CJ Wilson, the general consensus seems to be that the free agent market for […]

How to Fix the Red Sox this Off Season

As the offseason gets underway, the Red Sox don’t particularly have that many needs. Except for a manager. And an outfielder. And a few starting pitchers. Oh and an entire new bullpen. I guess I was wrong, they do have a lot of needs. And considering the payroll, there’s not much room for an Albert […]

The Couch Potato Report: Sox, Skateboards, and Some Ponies

This weekend we’ll say good bye to a hot, steamy July and welcome in the month of August, which means one big thing to sports fans everywhere… we are that much closer to the return of football season! But while NFL players and college gridiron hopefuls bake under the hot summer sun at training camps […]

Sell Dan Haren While You Still Can!

Am I crazy? Some people may tell you differently, but I am so confident in this prediction that I am willing to put anything on the line. This is why I made a slap bet with my friend this week (those of you who watch “How I Met Your Mother” will know what I am […]

TGIF: Baseball’s Second Half Studs

The season is half over and you have some decisions to make. If you are low on the totem pole and need to make a run at the playoffs, then clearly the team you have now needs some adjusting. Searching free agency and looking for potential trades can be a stressful endeavor. The important thing to […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 13 (6-29 – 7-5)

In one of my leagues, I am sitting in 11th place (out of 12) and decided to pull the trigger on a trade that was offered to me. I am trading Philadelphia 2B Chase Utley for Angels’ OF Torii Hunter and Boston 1B David Ortiz. I have officially broken one of my own rules in fantasy […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 20 (8-11 – 8-17)

The latest news and notes from around baseball: Greg Maddux Traded to Dodgers This just in: On Monday, August 18, future Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux was traded from the San Diego Padres to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Maddux played for the Dodgers for half a season in 2006 after being traded from the […]