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(David) Price is Wrong for Red Sox

The 2015 season has highlighted the harsh reality of the Red Sox pitching staff: it lacks an Ace, or really any time of frontline starter. This is the need that Ben Cherington seriously needs to address in the immediate future, either at the trade deadline or in the offseason. There is absolutely no way the […]

Will the Real Clay Buchholz Please Stand Up?

One inning.That’s all it took for the New York Yankees to pile on seven runs, for the Boston Red Sox to throw away a potential sweep, and Clay Buchholz to undo the narrative of an overachieving and underestimated Red Sox starting rotation after one turn through. This came one turn after shutting down the Philadelphia Phillies […]

Red Sox Rename Home Opener “Mookie Betts Coming Out Party”

The ceremony took place after the first inning. It didn’t have quite the same formality or pomp and circumstance as the preface ceremony. There were no Lombardi trophies on display. Tom Brady had already left after throwing out the first pitch (or trying to). But by the bottom of the first inning, before the second […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 24

Just a week remains in the season. Three divisions and five overall spots have been locked up. The rest of the bracket is really starting to come into play, though a couple of teams are still looking to make a last-week push. The big question for them is how they’ll stand up against a #1 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 23

Just under two weeks remain in the season, so time is running out for teams having problems. The likes of Pittsburgh and Detroit are breathing a sigh of relief following struggles by their competition. Many races are still tight enough, though, so don’t pencil anyone in just yet. (The Angels are the only team to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 22

The end of the season is inching ever closer. The top of the NL is getting a lot more crowded. The AL is still competitive as well. The Wildcard races are very much up for grabs. Many divisional races are still alive. A lot is still left to play for in the last few weeks […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 21

The final month of the season is here, and teams have just 25 or so games left before the postseason. No team has yet to be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, though Texas can not win their division. The Angels, Orioles and Nationals are all in stable spots, but all of the other contenders still […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 20

August is nearing its end, and teams have less than a week to use the waiver wire to acquire new talent. Oakland is still having trouble with the Angels. Kansas City is still working on building a more permanent home atop their division. The NL Wildcard race is fairly stable, but still close and frantic. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 19

A month and a half remain in the season, and it’s a good race. Both leagues have new leaders. Four divisions are within 3.5 games. Winning and losing streaks are shaking things up. The questions now is whether or not all this will paint a new postseason picture, so let’s look at what would happen […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 18

We’re in the middle of August, and the NL race is still close, despite the divisions opening up a bit. Oakland and Anaheim continue to hold sway in the AL, but look out for Baltimore and Kansas City all of a sudden. Detroit and San Francisco are among the better teams falling off, while the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 17

The non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and many teams made big moves hoping to get into contention. David Price went to Detroit from Tampa, and Boston cleared way to bring the entire Pawtucket rotation up to the majors. With plenty of races still awfully close, it’ll be interesting to see how all the new-look teams […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 15

The All-Star Break is here, and it’s still a chaotic time. The whole NL has gotten a whole lot closer. The AL West has the two best and two worst teams in baseball (including a tie between Arizona and Houston). Four divisions are led by no more than 1.5 games. Those teams looking for an […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 14

The All-Star Game is almost here. Just one week remains for teams to finagle their players into the best situation (and avoid using pitchers Sunday they want to be All Stars). Injuries remain a factor for many teams; Toronto has just lost Edward Encarnacion to a quad strain. With several divisions in flux, let’s look […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 10

10 weeks of the season have gone by, and it’s getting good. The NL East has three teams atop its standings. The Wildcard races are still hot. Cleveland is moving up the ranks as well. And of course, teams are moving past each other all the time. With so much going on, let’s look at […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 7

The season goes on, and while both East divisions remain tight top-to-bottom, the others now have clear leaders. The Wildcards remain tight, as does the race for #1 in the NL. Some teams are dealing with injuries, others are trying to get better performances out of a few guys. It’s a delicate time, so let’s […]