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If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 4

A month into the season, and many teams are holding steady. But there’s still some changes going on. Some lower ranked teams are making some runs to get back into things, while others continue to sputter and be streaky. The DL continues to hoard some big names, which always mixes things up, so let’s look […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3

Three weeks into the season, and there’s starting to be some real separation in the NL divisions, but the AL is still largely close. The AL East is starting to even out, while Washington’s stock continues to rise. Where has everyone wound up this week? Let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 2

Another week into the season and the injury bug is starting to bite into teams. The Yankees are without Brett Gardner and the Cardinals are without Lance Berkman, among others. Texas is still near unbeatable, while the Red Sox are terrible once more. Where have all these changes left everyone? Let’s look at what would […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 1

The MLB season is now underway, and already there have been plenty of surprises. In particular, the AL East has been turned upside down, again. The Dodgers are good, the Angels are bad, and Boston’s pitching is as useless as last year thus far. And a manager (Ozzie Guillen) is already in scalding water. So […]

N.L. East Fantasy Preview

This division is STACKED. Hell, the Phillies alone have enough starting pitchers to lead your team to glory, and no, that’s no exaggeration. Aside from that, there is an abundance of young hitters, some with 30+ HR potential. You know what? Just draft solely from the N.L. East and you actually might win your league. […]

Nationals, Jayson Werth Agree on $126M Deal

If the day wasn’t bad enough for the Red Sox, free agent target Jayson Werth has agreed to a seven-year, $126 million deal with the Washington Nationals, according to Yahoo!’s Tim Brown. While it may come as a surprise, the Nats had a lot of money available after they missed out on Adam Dunn. The […]

Brian Daubach Hired by Nationals, Could Manage Bryce Harper

Former Red Sox first baseman Brian Daubach has been hired to manage the Hagerstown Suns, the low Class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The move puts him in line to be No. 1 pick Bryce Harper’s first manager in professional baseball. Daubach previously managed the Pittsfield Colonials of the independent Canadian-American league in 2010, […]

Two for Two: Nationals Draft Bryce Harper to Join Strasburg

With their second No. 1 overall pick in as many years, the Washington Nationals selected Bryce Harper, the latest possessor of one of sports’ most prematurely dubious distinctions: The Chosen One. The Harper pick comes on the heels of Washington’s selection of baseball’s former Chosen One, Stephen Strasburg. In the past year, the ubiquitous NFL […]

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 […]

Chien-Ming Wang, Nationals Agree to Deal

Former Yankees starter Chien-Ming Wang has agreed to a deal with the Washington Nationals. He had previously been linked to a “team on either coast,” and with Boston right on the Atlantic Ocean, a Wang-Red Sox match seemed possible. In the end, however, the Nationals snagged the soon-to-be-30-year-old off the market. Wang had a disastrous […]

Report: Red Sox Claim Cristian Guzman

The Red Sox lost Jed Lowrie to the disabled list again with a strained forearm, and without Julio Lugo, are left with the slumping Nick Green and the recently acquired Chris Woodward to play shortstop. Understandably, Theo Epstein is not impressed with the tandem, and is apparently zeroing in on another shortstop, according to the […]

Smoltz Has Rough Outing in Sox Debut

The Red Sox were looking to sweep the Washington Nationals when John Smoltz took the hill for the first time as a member of the Red Sox. He replaces Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is now on the DL after struggling to a 1-5 record. Smoltz had a rough outing himself in his debut, allowing five runs […]

Ortiz Homers in 6-4 Win Over Nationals

Nick Green has been doing a lot to help the Red Sox win lately. He produced¬†a game-winning HR Sunday afternoon, a nifty double play Tuesday night, and Wednesday he nearly was impaled by a broken bat in a strange play that was called a single by Elijah Dukes. He play didn’t hurt the Sox too […]

Red Sox Smash Nationals 11-3

The Red Sox arrived in Washington, D.C., and with them came a record-setting 41,517 fans to the new Nationals Park. Playing in what became their home away from home, the Red Sox knocked around Nats pitchers all night for 17 hits in an 11-3 win. Jason Bay and Jacoby Ellsbury each finished with four hits […]

Red Sox Head to Capital, Smoltz to Debut Against Lowly Nationals

Daisuke Matsuzaka’s ineffectiveness has conveniently turned into a weak shoulder and stint on the disabled list, opening up a rotation spot for John Smoltz, the 20-year Brave who the Sox signed up in the off-season despite knowing he needed rehabilitation for his shoulder.¬† Smoltz has looked very good in his minor league stints recently and […]