Ellsbury is part of a strong Yankees outfield  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Opening Day for the Red Sox is now just a couple weeks away and with that in mind, here is our latest installment for the rankings of the AL East. All five AL East teams have strong outfields though some are considerably stronger than others. After checking out our rankings comment below if you agree, disagree, or have another take!

1. Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner; New York Yankees: The Yankees do not have much going for them this year, but they certainly have a strong outfield. All three players are outstanding defenders capable of playing center field and should be capable of closing many gaps. The short porch in right should be a boon for Ellsbury’s power numbers, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see a 20-20 campaign. Beltran will be as solid as ever and Gardner is a grinder and is basically a poor man’s Ellsbury. The Yankees possibly have the best outfield in the AL. Continue reading Ranking the AL East: Outfield »

The Patriots signed corner Darrelle Revis to a one-year deal which could prove to be one of their smartest decisions to date.

Hallelujah! The Patriots have done something for once during free-agency, surprising its fans (at least me) by signing arguably the best corner in the league, Darrelle Revis, to a one-year, $12 million contract. A big free-agent signing has not been made since Randy Moss back in 2007 and the Patriots made us feel as if this opportunity to get the best player in free-agency would slip away. Luckily, this year was different. Continue reading How Darrelle Revis Will Dramatically Improve Patriots »

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Julian Edelman

The Patriots didn’t let Tom Brady’s most trustworthy weapon slop away this time.

The team and wide receiver Julian Edelman agreed Saturday on a new contract. Continue reading Patriots, Julian Edelman Agree on New Contract »

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Former Seahawks CB Brandon Browner joins Darrelle Revis on the Patriots defense. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

A day after pulling off a deal to bring Revis Island to New England, the Patriots continued to add to their defense by signing former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner. In his three-year career Browner has been one of the top cornerbacks in the league, with 10 interceptions over that span. His addition, combined with the arrival of Darrelle Revis, means that the Patriots are serious about shoring up their defense and making a title run on a rapidly closing window. While contract details are still emerging, the deal is reportedly for three years and a maximum of $17 million. Continue reading Patriots Sign CB Browner to Play Opposite Revis »

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Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, who has spent the first 10 seasons of his career with the Patriots, has reportedly asked to be released, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport reports that the Patriots asked Wilfork once to restructure his contract, but Wilfork refused and the two sides haven’t talked contract since. Continue reading Vince Wilfork Asks for Patriots to Release Him »

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Patriots fans can now look forward to the press conference introducing their newest cornerback, Darrelle Revis. (Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Times)

The pipe dream has come true.

The New England Patriots wasted no time after Darrelle Revis was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday afternoon, swooping in to sign the former Jets cornerback to a one-year, $12 million contract.

No, seriously:

Continue reading Patriots Sign Revis for One-Year, $12M »

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Could the Patriots land former Jets corner Darrelle Revis to replace Aqib Talib? (Photos courtesy of the Boston Globe)

The rumors have been swirling for a while now: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are getting rid of cornerback Darrelle Revis, and the New England Patriots are interested in taking him off their hands.

I’ve tried laughing it off as another of those ridiculous offseason “stories” that have no real journalistic basis. I didn’t want to write about it for fear of coming off as just another fill-in-the-blanks Bleacher Report post: “Should the (Insert team name here) Trade for/Sign (Insert star player name here)?”

But I can’t help myself anymore, especially now that Aqib Talib left a huge hole in the Patriots secondary by signing with the Denver Broncos. By 4:00 PM on Wednesday, Revis will either be traded or released, and all I can think about is twitching my nose and making him appear at a press conference in Foxboro wearing a Patriots uniform. Continue reading I Dream of Revis: Former Jets CB to Patriots? »

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