In what was described as a “freak accident” by manager John Farrell, Jake Peavy has been scratched from his next start due to a laceration on his left index finger. The injury happened while using a fishing knife and should set Peavy back about three days or so.
Farrell also mentioned that the injury could have been much worse as Peavy almost cut through the entire finger. This is the second finger related injury to Peavy this Spring as he was set back at the beginning of camp with an ailment to his right ring finger. Brandon Workman will be taking Peavy’s rotation slot on Monday. Continue reading First Setback for Red Sox? Jake Peavy Cuts Finger with Fishing Knife »
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Offense or defense? Trade up or stay put? Just two of the many questions surrounding what the New England Patriots will do with this year’s first round draft pick (29th overall). There are a select few names that come up in each mock draft. And let’s be honest, you can’t turn your head without getting hit in the face with someone’s mock draft. Continue reading Who Should the Patriots Draft With Their First Pick? »
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When Ryan Dempster announced that he would be stepping away for the 2014 season, the Red Sox suddenly found themselves with an extra $13.25 million to spend. They quickly resigned Chris Capuano to an incentive-laden deal to replace the pitching depth lost with Dempster’s absence. Despite the addition of Capuano, the Red Sox still have about $10 million plus to play with for this coming season. With all that extra money the question is, what will they do with it?
The story of the Red Sox re-signing Drew will continue to happen until he is no longer on the market. The money saved from Dempster’s deal would certainly help with bringing Drew into the fold and still be under the salary tax line. Continue reading Red Sox Content to Stand by and Wait »
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After a lackluster trade deadline, the Boston Celtics have continued to struggle with a 1-4 record since the All-Star break, including an 0-4 west coast trip. The Celtics now stand at 20-39 and are currently the fifth worst team in the NBA.
Rondo skips game for birthday
Rajon Rondo may be the “star” on this team, but his antics have got to stop with the “C” on his chest.
Rondo skipped one stop on the Celtics four-game west coast trip to celebrate his 28th birthday party with friends and family. Sure, the point guard deserves to have some time off, but why not celebrate his birthday on an off day? Continue reading State of the Celtics: Rondo’s Birthday Party, Celtics Struggles Continue »
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These past couple weeks we have analyzing and ranking the AL East position by position. In most posts, including last week’s which focused on third base, our rankings have been fairly similar. This week however, the shortstop rankings are wide open with no two lists looking the same. Who got it right or is the correct order something else entirely? Let us know at the end!
1. J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles: He doesn’t hit for average (.260 career average) and he doesn’t get on base all that much (.312 career OBP). Why then is he ranked first overall? Well when he makes contact he hits it hard, shown by his average of over 25 home runs and 28 doubles in the past three years. Along with his power, Hardy has won two Gold Gloves in the past two years. He is by no means a perfect player, but he contributes every way he can. Continue reading Ranking the AL East: Shortstop »
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