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Red Sox should pursue Padres’ outfielder Chris Denorfia

The Boston Red Sox are in need of stronger outfield depth after former center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury signed a seven-year, $153 million deal with the New York Yankees. While some appealing options on the free agent market have since signed, there does exist the possibility that the Sox could make a trade with the San […]

How Can the Red Sox Trade John Lackey?

When the Red Sox signed John Lackey to an $82.5 million contract following the 2009 season, they had their sights set on establishing a trio of aces for the next several years. Lackey would be joining a rotation with Josh Beckett and Jon Lester, giving the Red Sox a team strength in pitching. However, things […]

Lackey Lacks Control in Rain-Shortened Loss

The rain bothered San Diego Padre and Boston Red Sox players alike Wednesday afternoon in Fenway, but no one was affected more than John Lackey. Lackey’s lack of control allowed the Padres to score four times in the fourth inning, and the game was called in the middle of the eighth and the Padres beat […]

Red Sox Squander Chances in 5-4 Loss to Padres

The Red Sox entered Tuesday night’s game an incredible 14-3 in June as they continue to dig out and move on from their dreadful 2-10 start to the season. While fans (and probably the players) assume they’ll probably win every single game the rest of the way, that’s just no feasible. They will lose some, […]

Ten-Run Seventh Inning Blasts Red Sox Past Padres

With no member of the Boston Red Sox ever having faced him before, San Diego Padres starter Wade LeBlanc stood an excellent chance of derailing Boston’s explosive offense. But LeBlanc could not stop Boston’s scoring Monday night at Fenway; all he could do was delay it. The Red Sox scored 11 runs – 10 in […]

N.L. West Fantasy Preview

Within this division rests the World Series champions, Coors Field killers, ace pitching studs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. The best team in the division isn’t even the one with the most highly regarded fantasy talent, which can only speak volumes for the division’s depth. San Francisco Giants The reigning world champions’ biggest strength is it’s […]

Red Sox-Padres Trade Rumors: Adrian Gonzalez to Boston?

UPDATE: The Red Sox have agreed in principle to acquire Adrian Gonzalez for RHP Casey Kelly, 1B Anthony Rizzo, and OF Reymond Fuentes. —- According to ESPN.com’s Gordon Edes, the Red Sox and Padres are discussing a mega-trade that would send long-coveted first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox for a slew of Red […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 9-14-10

The Rays and Yankees are still locked in a heated duel, with the Rays having a 0.5-game lead and a game in had. Ditto for the Padres over the Giants. The Rockies are only 2.5 games out, and the Braves are just a game behind Philadelphia ad leading the Wildcard race by 1.5 over San […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 23

Only three weeks are left in the season, and it looks like ten teams are still legitimately in it (four in the AL and six in the NL). Everyone knows the Yankees ad Rays are still battling it out for top honors (with the Rays 0.5 games behind and a game in had). The Sans […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 22

You see the image; the Reds are now the best team in the National League. That’s despite the Cardinals’ two victories in a row and Atlanta losing to Pittsburgh. The Pirates have got to be the ugliest thing in Pittsburgh since Matt Cooke. If Philadelphia hadn’t lost their last two to stay a scant 1.0 […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 8-31-10

The Rays and Yankees are still tied with 31 games to go; the Red Sox are 7.0 games back. The Cardinals (and pretty much the Giants) have seemingly died. The Padres have too, but they still had a huge division lead built up to eat the blow. And assuming Manny doesn’t help the White Sox […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 21

With just over a month left to go, things are finally starting to fall into place. Baltimore has officially been eliminated, and Pittsburgh could still win their division, if they win their last 32 and Cincinnati loses their last 32. The Yankees were the first team to 80 wins, but were joined hours later by […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 20

With just six weeks to go until playoff time, the divisions are finally starting to see some separation. The Yankees are a game ahead of the Rays, but the Reds are finally 3.5 games ahead of the Cardinals. The Phillies have opened up a 2.0-game lead over the Cardinals and Giants, and the Orioles are […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 19

Well under 50 games remain in the season, and we’re starting to get towards the final stretch. A few of the division leads are widening a little, but the Reds and Cardinals are still as close as ever. Minnesota is back in command, and the Orioles are no longer the worst team in baseball. The […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 18

Just eight weeks are left in the season, and only one division is led by more than 1.5 games: Texas is beating Oakland by 8.0. For all the talk, the BoSox neither gained nor lost ground over the Yanks, and are now in danger of falling behind the White Sox and Twins. The Cardinals/Reds saga […]