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If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 8

May is almost over already, yet there is no shortage of action. Cleveland is starting to come back down to Earth. The Red Sox and Yankees are back in firm control of the AL East. Texas’ recent losing streak is making things interesting in the AL. Cincinnati is the second-best team in the majors, but […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 6

We’re halfway through May, and baseball is full of stories. The Yankees and Indians are up. The Red Sox and Rockies are down. New injuries are creeping up while others are healing. It’s very difficult for any team to get any sort of a niche for themselves, so let’s look at what would happen if […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 5

May is well underway, and there’s plenty of movement going on. Both leagues have new powerhouses in control. Some teams are slipping while others struggle to maintain what they have so far. It’s been difficult for any team to have any sort of lasting stay against those around them, so let’s look at what would […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 4

April is almost over already, and there are plenty of teams that are shaking up the standings from what many expected. Boston, Kansas City and Pittsburgh have all turned things around quite nicely from last season. The Dodgers, Blue Jays and Angels, on the other hand, have completely failed to live up to the hype. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3

It’s hard to believe that the season is already almost an eighth over with everyone at or around 20 games played so far. The NL Central is suddenly getting a lot stronger. The Orioles, Royals and now Twins continue to do well. The Tigers and Angels continue to struggle. Many teams are makings noise and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 2

Two weeks into the season, Atlanta has now emerged as the best team by far. They lead by 3.5 games, while no other division is led by more than 1.5 games. The Royals and Pirates are sticking around, while the Angels and Nationals are having a bit of trouble. Early on at least, the league […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 1

The MLB season is finally here, and already, teams are making statements. Injuries are holding the Yankees back somewhat, while the Red Sox have made the most of their offseason acquisitions. The Angels and Tigers are having a bit of trouble out of the gate, while the Mets, Diamondbacks and Rockies are all doing well. […]

New Mike Napoli Contract is Perfect for the New-Look Red Sox

Mike Napoli agreed to a one-year deal with the Red Sox on Thursday morning that guaranteed only $5 million, according to sources via ESPN. The deal includes multiple incentives that could push his salary up to the $13 million annual salary he was originally supposed to get in the three-year deal worth $39 million. The […]

Did the Red Sox Miss Out on Lance Berkman?

While the Red Sox struggled to finalize the Mike Napoli deal, they had looked at other options like veteran slugger Lance Berkman. The former Astro, Yankee and Cardinal eventually signed with the Texas Rangers, as the Sox presumably never had enough interest to sign Berkman. The Rangers signed Berkman to a one-year deal worth $11 […]

Who the Red Sox Could Target in the 2014 Free Agent Market

The 2013 free agent market has stirred up excitement and suspicion about where possible free agents like Zack Greinke, Josh Hamilton, Michael Bourn and others will land. Looking ahead in the 2014 free agent market, the excitement and suspicion grows even more with Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Nelson Cruz, Tim Lincecum and other top players […]

Red Sox Should Not Pursue Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton is one of those players in the baseball world that is very polarizing, both negatively and positively. After missing some seasons dealing with rehab, the outfielder has really been a force for the Texas Rangers and his lone year back in 2007 with the Cincinnati Reds. His 162 game average over these six […]

David Ortiz not Joining Rangers, Agrees to 2-Year Contract with Red Sox

Rumors early in the day Friday had the Rangers very intrigued by David Ortiz. It made sense too. They have a habit of signing veterans to fill their DH slot over the last several years, with names like Sammy Sosa and Vladimir Guerrero doing the honors. So, what would stop Big Papi from extending his […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 24

Just one week remains in the regular season, and there’s still plenty to play for. No AL team has even locked up a playoff spot so far, and only two of the NL divisions have been won. Both #1 seeds, essential for drawing a tired Wildcard team, are still very much up in the air. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 23

Two weeks remain in the season, and the final push is in full swing. Only one team has officially clinched a playoff spot so far, so there’s still plenty of room to make a move. Four divisions still have three teams officially alive. Teams are really on edge trying to keep or steal playoff spots, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 22

It’s just a few weeks left until the playoffs start, and the action isn’t any less exciting. The Orioles and Yankees are still neck and neck. The Athletics are making a push for the AL West. Even the Phillies are back in the picture. That’s not to mention the several other teams still in the […]