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If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 13

We’re now past Independence Day, and the All-Star votes are in as well. David Ortiz is the only Boston member on the AL squad, which may be hampering Boston’s spirits on their three-game losing streak. Still, other teams are having a good time, most notably new division leader Pittsburgh. The White Sox are also doing […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 12

Things keep changing more and more. The Rays are dropping, the Red Sox are rising and even the Pirates are making a run. The Yankees are widening their lead, while the Dodgers are dropping fast. The Giants are on an absolute tear, while the Reds… not so much. More is different now than ever before […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 11

Another week down and the changes keep coming. Cleveland is making a resurgence. Boston is starting to put a run together. The Cardinals and White Sox are slipping. Plenty is still going on, and with the All Star break upcoming, teams are doing all they can to get ready. So with all that in mind, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 10

10 weeks into the season, and pitching continues to hold sway following yet another perfect game, this time from Matt Cain and the Giants. That has the Giants still doing well in the Wildcard race. But that hasn’t stopped things from mixing up elsewhere. The tightly contested AL East has undergone yet more changes, and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 9

We’re now a week into June, and there’s plenty to talk about. The NL Wildcard race has really been shaken up. Texas is having a tough time staying on top. Even the Yankees are starting to turn things around. And there’s potential for even more significant changes very soon, so let’s look at what would […]

Kevin Youkilis Trade Rumors: Where Will He End Up?

The 2012 Boston Red Sox look a lot like the 2011 version of the team, at least on paper. Two players entered this year as potential free agents: David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis. Ortiz, enjoying a tremendous resurgence, may have already guaranteed himself another arbitration deal with the Red Sox, but Kevin Youkilis, over whom […]

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 […]

Red Sox Set to Sign Carlos Beltran?

With J.D. Drew’s horrific contract and passionless play finally vacating right field at Fenway Park, newly appointed general manager Ben Cherington must decide who should man the territory near Pesky’s Pole for the 2012 season. Will Cherington give internal options Josh Reddick and/or Ryan Kalish a chance to prove themselves? Or will he look elsewhere […]

Video: Giants Closer Brian Wilson Loves the 1986 Celtics

The NBA may be in lockout, but that hasn’t stopped 2KSports from releasing the latest in their series of NBA games, NBA 2K12. In this edition, the game makers are doing an excellent job of promoting their game, by asking the question: “What’s the greatest team in NBA history?” Many would say the 1996 Bulls […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 18

With less than two months to go, some teams still have their space between themselves and rivals, while some teams have gotten close again. The Yankees lost their brief hold on the division, while the Angels and D-Backs are closing the gap quickly. Cleveland and Pittsburgh are continuing to fade from their early season success. […]

Post-Deadline Contenders: Where Do the Red Sox Stand?

Every baseball season, the days leading up to the July 31st trading deadline offer teams the chance to evaluate their place in the league and decide whether or not to invest more or less into the active season. The Red Sox are no amateurs when it comes to making deadline deals, whether it be the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 17

The trade deadline has come and gone, and some contenders have made some big moves to up their chances of playoff glory. Ubaldo Jimenez and Hunter Pence, not to mention Michael Bourn (the Astros were really sellers, weren’t they?) are all in great positions to make a push. So is Erik Bedard, though he isn’t […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 16

As the season goes on, it’s tough for any team to gain a competitive edge. The NL Central even has a three-way tie going, with each team only percentage points apart. Sure, teams are starting to wedge a little bit of room between themselves and their competitors, but those leads haven’t been stable this season […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 15

Nearly 100 games have been played. The largest division lead is 4.0 games, and half of the six divisions are led by no more than 1.5 games. For a brief moment, the Pirates were actually leading the NL Central, which shows how surprising this season has been. Trade talks have been heating up in advance […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 14

Now that the All-Star break is here, it’s time for teams to sit back and reflect on the first half, rest up and take stock of where they are. That’s especially important in the American League, where no division is led by more than 1.0 games. Save for the NL Central, NL leads are a […]