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Red Sox 2012 Offseason: Rebuilding through Trades

The Boston Red Sox have a lot of choices to make this offseason, and with a relatively weak free agent class (outside of the mega contracts that will go to Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke), the Sox are left with limited options. Their late season salary dump of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and […]

Trading Spaces: The Unlikely Duo of Bill Belichick and Al Davis

Since 2005, the Patriots and Oakland Raiders have made nine trades involving draft picks. In those nine trades, 25 players were involved, led by household names Randy Moss and Richard Seymour. Despite a relationship that has seen Al Davis accuse the Patriots of tampering with Randy Moss, the two teams have been active trade partners […]

Were We Wrong to Hate Danny Ainge at the Trade Deadline?

With newly acquired Thunder guard Nate Robinson having knee surgery that will cause him to miss 4-6 weeks, and with Kendrick Perkins out for Oklahoma City as well since February 22 with knee problems of his own, Celtics Nation has to wonder: is it possible Boston got the better end of the recent trade? Did […]

Senators Trade Chris Kelly to Bruins

Not long after the ugly 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday night, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli completed a trade for Ottawa Senators center Chris Kelly. The Bruins will trade their 2nd round draft choice in 2011. “He has a lot of playoff experience,” said GM Peter Chiarelli. “He’s good on faceoffs. He’s a […]

Meet the New Magic, Same as the Old Magic

With football season winding down and Christmas on the horizon, its that time of year when the NBA officially moves toward the front of the sporting crowd. With a full slate of five Christmas Day games and league GMs clamoring to make more trades than ever before, the Orlando Magic find themselves firmly installed in […]

Bruins Trade Hunwick for Cohen, Clear Cap Room for Savard

The Bruins have traded defensman Matt Hunwick to the Colorado Avalanche for former Boston University defenseman Colby Cohen in a salary dump. Why did they need to dump any salary? Well, with plans to activate Marc Savard in the works, GM Peter Chiarelli needed to trim some space to fit in their 33-year-old concussed center […]

Moss Trade Painful, But Might Not be so Bad

A little over two years ago, the Red Sox traded a certain malcontent superstar during the season. They did not receive equal value. Unless this new third round pick is turned into a player like Vincent Jackson, it’s likely that the Patriots’ dealing of Randy Moss to the Vikings will be perceived as one-sided. After […]

Randy Moss to the Vikings?

According to FOXSports.com’s Jay Glazer, the Vikings are close to acquiring wide receiver Randy Moss from the Patriots in a shocking move. Patriots sources said the deal is contingent on Moss signing a contract extension with the Vikings. All sides are working to hammer out the contract. The Vikings have been searching for a star […]

Red Sox Trade Manny Delcarmen to Rockies, Waive White Flag

It’s amazing how quickly things turn around. A week ago, the Red Sox made a bold move in claiming Johnny Damon off waivers in an effort to add outfield help as the Sox pushed toward the playoffs. Johnny Damon said “Screw You” to Theo Epstein in not so many words, and the Red Sox arrived […]

Red Sox Trade for Kevin Cash, Sign Rich Hill

The Red Sox have made a couple necessary moves in the last couple days. With the team short at the catcher position due Victor Martinez’s untimely injury and DL trip, the Sox traded minor league infielder Angel Sanchez for old friend Kevin Cash, who played catcher for the Sox in 2007 and 2008. There’s no […]

Bruins-Oilers Trade: Marquardt for Wild

The Bruins made another minor deal on Wednesday night, acquiring minor league defenseman Cody Wild for minor league forward Matt Marquardt. The B’s had originally acquired Marquardt from Columbus for Jonathan Sigalet. A fifth round pick in the 2006 draft, Wild was a three-year star at Providence College. Playing in the ECHL, Wild tallied 14 […]

Antawn Jamison Traded to Cavaliers

The Cavaliers strengthened their chances of winning an NBA Title by acquiring Wizards power forward Antawn Jamison in a three-team deal. Oh, and Cleveland somehow is still in the Amare Stoudemire sweepstakes. Let’s cut to the chase: Cavs Get: Antawn Jamison (from WAS) Sebastian Telfair (from LAC) Wizards Get: Zydrunas Ilgauskas (from CLE) First-round pick […]

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 […]

The Adrian Gonzalez Conspiracy Theory

Boston baseball hasn’t convulsed with this much rampant speculation since the Red Sox tried to bring Alex Rodriguez to the Hub. From newspapers and television to water coolers and the Web, one name has the Nation dreaming Gheorghe Muresan big: Adrian Gonzalez. Today, according to multiple reports, the price tag for the slugging Padre first […]

Lackey to Boston: Sox Bridge to Title Town?

“We’re kind of in a bridge period.”—Red Sox GM Theo Epstein The Winter Meetings are to baseball fans what Christmas is to children. So when wunderkind Theo Epstein uttered those fateful words at this year’s installment in Indianapolis, Red Sox fans felt like they’d been unjustly penciled in on the Naughty list. Coupled with the […]