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Red Sox Preview: David Ortiz

David Ortiz Pos DH/1B Age 32 Bats L Throws L Experience 10 years 2008 Salary 13.25 Million 2007 Stats: G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB CS AVG OBP SLG 149 549 116 182 52 1 35 117 111 3 1 .332 .445 .621 Current Affairs: David Ortiz had surgery November 6th […]

Red Sox Preview: Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez Pos LF Age 35 Bats R Throws R Experience 14 years 2008 Salary 20 Million 2007 Stats: G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB CS AVG OBP SLG 133 483 84 143 33 1 20 88 71 0 0 .296 .388 .493 Current Affairs: Manny showed up on time to […]

Spring Training Begins: Okajima Changing It Up

Even after a fantastic relieving year by anyones standards Okajima is hard at work. He addressed reporters after today and told Boston-area reporters he has been working on some new pitches to add to his arsenal. “In my mind, the same pattern as last year won’t work. Still, my best pitch is my changeup. If […]

More Drugs in Baseball

Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds, the best pitcher and best hitter, in all of baseball, maybe ever, have proven how rampant drugs are in baseball. It’s disgusting. And horrible for baseball. What other sport has had this level of disgrace?.. And survived? And it all comes back to Canseco. What if Canseco and others were […]

Fantasy Baseball Big Board: Top 50 Update

Official Fantasy Baseball Big Board (12) Johan Santana, Min, SP: (UP) The move to the Mets is the best move for Johan. Must be assumed to be the #1 fantasy pitcher. (28) Erik Bedard, Bal, SP: Bedard to Seattle like everyone predicted. So no move up the ranks because of NL. Possible Cy Young guy […]

Red Sox Sign 1B Sean Casey

Today, the Red Sox signed 33 year old Sean Casey to a $700,000 deal. The Red Sox first option was Brad Wilkerson who they pulled out on earlier today or this week. Because today Brad Wilkerson was signed to Seattle for a 1 year $3 million deal. Wilkerson would have fit the OF and 1st […]

Dumb#!@ Twins Trade Johan for Nothing to Mets

Santana delivering to the plate. Now he’ll be doing it for the NL (Courtesy of ESPN.com) I don’t believe there was anyone in baseball who thought the Twins were running this sweepstake right. The talks were rampant when the Yankees and Red Sox were tossing around prospect names to be traded to the Twins. News […]

Red Sox Preview: Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia Pos 2B Age 24 Bats R Throws R Experience 1 year 2008 Salary 420k 2007 Stats: G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB CS AVG OBP SLG 139 520 86 165 39 1 8 50 47 7 1 .317 .380 .442 Current Affairs: Pedroia has a lot to live up […]

Does Congress Have Anything Else to do?

Does Congress have anything else better to do? After pouring over the Mitchell report for weeks and holding an all day hearing to adress the issue of PED in baseball, is anyone else wondering what I am. Isn’t there more important business? I look at is as this is one of the few things all […]

Yankees Pull Santana Trade Offer

Apparently the Yankees offer of Philip Hughes for Johan Santana has been withdrawn again. They just keep flip-flopping on whether Philip Hughes it worth any trade for Santana. The Twins have drawn these conversations out so long it’s looking like the race is between the Red Sox and Mets to acquire the former Cy Young […]

Red Sox Preview: Kevin Youkilis

Kevin Youkilis Pos 1B Age 28 Bats R Throws R Experience 3 years 2008 Salary Arbitration Eligible 2007 Stats: G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB CS AVG OBP SLG 145 528 85 152 35 2 16 83 77 4 2 .288 .390 .453 Current Affairs: For the first time in Kevin […]

Red Sox Resign C Doug Mirabelli

From the Boston Herald According to sources, Mirabelli has agreed in principle a one-year deal from the team that will pay him in the range of a guaranteed $550,000 to serve as backup to Jason Varitek. The guaranteed portion of the deal is down from the $750,000 Mirabelli earned last season, but incentives allow the […]

Divisional Weekend Expert Picks

We here at Sports of Boston like to refer to ourselves as experts, so we have made our picks for this weekend’s NFL Divisional playoff games. The Colts game was a wash for everyone. No perfect records remain! Chris and KC were the only ones that trusted in Eli Manning to beat the Cowboys in […]

The Future for Jim Rice

Today, Jim Rice didn’t make the Hall of Fame for the 14th time. As the HoF guidelines says, you only have 15 years to make a bid. Other players have been in this same position. Here are a couple names: Nellie Fox gained 74.6 percent of the vote in his final opportunity. Orlando Cepeda’s final […]

Red Sox Preview: Jason Varitek

Jason Varitek Pos C Age 35 Bats R/L Throws R Experience 10 years 2008 Salary $11,000,000 2007 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB CS AVG OBP SLG 131 435 57 111 15 3 17 68 71 1 2 .255 .365 .421 Current Affairs: Varitek is in the last year of […]