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Beckett, Red Sox Drop Second Straight in the Bronx

So much for that thunderous roar back into the standings. While a sweep would have been the nail in the proverbial coffin for your 2010 Boston Red Sox, the best that this team can hope for at this point is a split of the series. Doesn’t it taste just as bitter? As Josh Beckett and the […]

Red Sox Harpooned By Mariners

Yet again, Boston had a chance to ride decent pitching to a win, but they completely screwed it up again, giving way to the Mariners 4-2. The Mariners rank 27th out of 30 of all major league teams, and are one of four not above .400, and don’t have Cliff Lee, but still, the Red […]

Lester Dominates But Bats Go Silent in Seattle in 5-1 Loss

Who’d have thought Jon Lester v. David Pauley would have made for a Saturday night pitcher’s duel? While Lester’s home state and the confines of SafeCo Field have not exactly been kind to him in previous starts, he began a dominant roll in this one, retiring the first 16 batters he faced. He had struck […]

Beckett is Back as Sox Win 2-1

The Red Sox were able to hold off the Seattle Mariners Friday night 2-1, but the focal point was the pitcher who didn’t even factor into the decision. Sure, Josh Beckett was back last night, but Red Sox fans couldn’t help but wonder which version of their two-faced ace would actually show up. In his […]

The Couch Potato Report: Sox, Softball, and Snooki

During the 2008 Presidential election, we heard both Barack Obama and John McCain use the rhetorical expression “you can’t put lipstick on a pig” multiple times as their respective campaigns waged on towards election day. One of my friends from across the pond has a different way of saying the same thing… “you can’t polish […]

Lackey Flirts With No-Hitter, Red Sox Survive Scare in Seattle

The much-maligned John Lackey flirted with a no-hitter into the eighth inning on Thursday night against the light-hitting Mariners, but settled for allowing just two hits and one unearned run (on a second-inning passed ball) over eight innings. The Sox entered the ninth with a 6-1 lead, and the bullpen promptly imploded on cue. It […]

Red Sox Trade for IF Jack Hannahan

Looking for infield depth, the Red Sox traded with the Mariners for light-hitting corner infielder Jack Hannahan on Thursday. The Mariners got a player to be named or cash. Red Sox Get: Mariners Get: 1B/3B Jack Hannahan Player to be named/Cash Hannahan has played for Triple-A Tacoma all season, and is hitting .228. According to […]

Cliff Lee Traded to Rangers, Not Yankees

While it appeared that a Cliff Lee-to-the-Yankees trade was imminent, the Rangers swooped in at the 11th hour and nabbed the lefty ace, who immediately legitimizes the Rangers as they push for their first playoff series win in franchise history. Texas Gets: SP Cliff Lee RP Mark Lowe cash Seattle Gets: 1B Justin Smoak RHP […]

Video: Yankee Fan Multitasks – Talks on Cellphone, Catches Ball with Face

You know how we always wish that the omnipresent jackass on his cellphone at baseball games would get hit in his face while he carried on his undoubtedly unimportant conversation? Well…wish granted, courtesy of Seattle’s Rob Johnson, who delivered a well placed ground rule double to one lucky Yankees fan’s domepiece. Of course,  the always […]

The Lowell Question Remains Unanswered

Another day passed, another trade rumor thrown out the window and the question Theo Epstein has been facing for nearly a month remains. What do the Red Sox do with Mike Lowell? Lowell, an elite third baseman for the majority of his career, has found himself to be the odd man out in this year’s […]

Ken Griffey Jr. Retires After 22 Seasons

One of the greatest players in major league history, Ken Griffey Jr., retired on Wednesday, ending a Hall of Fame 22-year career with the team he started it with, the Seattle Mariners. He also played with the Reds and White Sox. Griffey retires with the fifth highest home run total (630) in baseball history, behind […]

MLB Predictions 2010: Lowell Won’t Be Traded, Mets Will Win NL East

This will hopefully be a weekly list of rants and meaningless predictions that have no validity whatsoever. It’s just designed to be a fun look into the possibility of what may come in the world of Major League Baseball. Enjoy it and feel free to add your own Nostradamus insight each week. FACT #1: The […]

Red Sox Trade Casey Kotchman to Mariners

With news that the Red Sox have signed free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre (who is considered the best defensive third baseman in baseball…and perhaps the best defensive player overall), first baseman Casey Kotchman became expendable. According to WEEI’s Alex Speier, the Sox have reportedly traded Casey Kotchman to the Mariners for “a minor-league player […]

Three Off-Season MLB Moves That Affect the Red Sox

Plenty of action has already taken place during the off-season. The Red Sox have made their share of moves (John Lackey) and also made intentions known (Adrian Gonzalez). This could force other players out to get rid of the surplus (Clay Buccholz). But, it’s not just the Red Sox that have been moving and shaking. […]

Halladay Traded to Phillies in 3-Team Deal

When the Hot Stove is burning, it’s really an inferno. In the same day John Lackey signed a five-year contract with the Red Sox (pending a physical), the Blue Jays have traded Sox nemesis Roy Halladay (a nemesis because he’s so good, not hated) out of the American League and to the Philadelphia Phillies, who […]