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Nomar to Return with A’s

Desperately in need of a right-handed batter that hits well against left-handed pitching, the Oakland A’s signed former Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra to a one-year deal. Garciaparra, 35, was reportedly contemplating retirement. In his injury-riddled 12-year career, Nomar has played over 140 games just five times. Nomar was a mainstay at short for the […]

Varitek Filed for Divorce

Soon-to-be Free Agent Hits the Market Early Boston.com reports: Sox catcher Jason Varitek is splitting with his wife, Karen. The team captain filed for divorce July 28 in Gwinnett County, Ga., where the couple live in the offseason. They were married in 1997 and have three daughters, ages 8, 6, and 3. Varitek is in […]

Packers Trade Brett Favre to Jets

Breaking News According to Foxsports.com, the Packers have finally put an end to the Brett Favre era in Green Bay. It’s rumored that the Jets will send a conditional 2009 4th round pick based on their 2008 performance to the Packers. If Favre sees 80% of the team’s snaps at QB AND somehow the Jets […]

Did the Red Sox Get Enough for Manny?

No, and there’s no way to get “enough” in return for Manny Ramirez. You can’t just go out and trade superstar for superstar; this isn’t fantasy baseball. No smart GM will just willing give a younger star for an aging and dramatic one, despite the fact he is still one of the best hitters in […]

Youkilis and Hansen for Teixeira?

Introduction Ah, the difficulties of being a GM. Should Theo pick up Manny’s option? Should Theo sign Jason Varitek after the season? For right now, the most pressing concern for the Red Sox is what they will do before the July 31 trade deadline. Should the Red Sox consider trading one of their young arms? […]

Manny Caught Jaywalking in Seattle

Manny just never stops being Manny. This laughable story was reported by Seattle Times Geoff Baker in his Mariners blog: Seems that Boston slugger Manny Ramirez was leaving the ballpark, with headphones on trying to look inconspicuous and quickly get away from the crowds still leaving the stadium. He started to cross South Royal Brougham […]

J.D. Drew Wins All-Star Game MVP

Coming in the 6th inning, J.D. Drew proved most valuable to his team working the bases and playing well in RF as well. Drew became the fourth Red Sox player to ever win the All-Star Game MVP award, joining Pedro Martinez (1999), Roger Clemens (1986), and Carl Yastrzemski (1970). It was also nice that he […]

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 […]

A-Rod’s Wife Files for Divorce After His Alleged Affair with Madonna

Alex Rodriguez has had quite the past few days. He was selected by the fans to his 12th All-Star Game. He hit his 536th career homer tying Yankees Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle for 13th all-time. He’s…… getting divorced?? Rumors and whispers of an adulterous relationship with Madonna came to head on Monday when A-Rod’s […]

Coming Soon: Dear Dev

Do you love Fantasy? Do you hate Fantasy because you suck at it? (Really, it’s ok to just admit it, it’s the first step to recovery) Is Fantasy more confusing than your not-so secret obsession with the Jonas Brothers? If you answered yes to any of those questions then you need (help if you said […]

Ortiz “Yankee Curse” Jersey Sells On eBay

Well it’s all over, 282 bids later, the jersey that struck fear in the Yankees organization has finally sold. The infamous Big Papi jersey has just sold for $175,100 as of 12:30 PM EST today! All proceeds will go to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. In typical eBay fashion, the final day […]

Why I Hate Opening Day

First, I want to get it out of the way, I am a Red Sox snob and a die-hard one at that. I feel entitled to that team as if I am on a different level in my relationship with that club. But I am, indeed a real Red Sox fan. What does that exactly […]

Players I Targeted: Nick Markakis

The season is underway, baseball is here! And that means most fantasy drafts are over. But for those mid-season leagues or leagues just drafting a little late, Pete and I will highlight some guys we were trying to get in every draft. If you know me, this won’t come as a surprise. The intensity of […]

A Legend Walks Away: Brett Favre Retires

In what came as a shock to NFL fans, the Green Bay Packers QB has called it quits. The Mississippi gunslinger said in a voicemail to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, “I know I can still play, but it’s like I told my wife, I’m just tired mentally. I’m just tired.” The three-time MVP ruined my 13th […]

Bonds coming to AL East?

You aren’t dreaming, the Tampa Bay Rays have confirmed talks about Bonds joining their club. From Associated Press via ESPN.com: ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays have had internal discussions about the prospect of pursuing Barry Bonds. Manager Joe Maddon said Monday he knew “little” about what was going on, but acknowledged some […]