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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 […]

Citi Field: My First Impression

After checking out the new stadium in the Bronx I wanted to check out the new home of the New York Mets. Now, my latest chance to see a game at Citi Field was going to be to wait until the Giants came into town and to buy tickets to see Tim Lincecum make the […]

Red Sox Turn Down Deal to Get Nick Johnson

The Red Sox reportedly turned down a deal that would’ve sent relief pitcher Manny Delcarmen to the Washington Nationals for first baseman Nick Johnson. The Nats need to improve their bullpen, and word is the Sox want to improve their power, especially if David Ortiz never comes around. Nick Johnson is having a strong season […]

All-Star Update: Yankees Fans Attack Papelbon

BREAKING NEWS: With one stroke of the bat, Red Sox RF J.D. Drew knocked in a 2-run shot off Cincinatti Reds SP Edinson Volquez to tie the All-Star Game at 2-2 in the 7th inning. We’ll keep you posted. Update: Sox Closer Jonathan Papelbon came in the 8th inning to a slew of boos and […]

Wily Mo Traded

Wily Mo Pena was traded yesterday for cash and a player to be named later to the Nationals to clear room for Clay Buchholz. The rumor is the player to be named later is Chris Carter, who is not in the Washington organization right now, but the Diamondbacks. As of last week Chris Carter was […]