// A.J. Burnett

Ortiz, Drew Nudge Wakefield Towards History in 11-6 Win Over Yankees

Yankee Stadium must be serving Boston cuisine in the clubhouse this year: entering Wednesday’s game, the Red Sox had won the first four contests of 2011 in the home of their arch rivals. After the game they would move to 5-0 on the season when visiting Yankee Stadium, beating the home team 8-5 and moving […]

Beckett, Red Sox Drop Second Straight in the Bronx

So much for that thunderous roar back into the standings. While a sweep would have been the nail in the proverbial coffin for your 2010 Boston Red Sox, the best that this team can hope for at this point is a split of the series. Doesn’t it taste just as bitter? As Josh Beckett and the […]

Wake-Up Call Win For The Sox

If the Red Sox want to get a fresh lease on the season, they’d do well to seize the spirit of Sunday’s 9-3 win over Yankees and start printing shirts with a new mantra: Win Ugly. While it certainly won’t be played on ESPNClassic anytime soon, the Sox staved off a sweep behind a steady […]

Pitching will Dominate Sox – Yanks Weekend Tilt at the Fens

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood? No, no. The Country Mouse and the City Mouse? Scratch that. Paula Abdul and that dancing cat in the “Opposites Attract” video? Lame, I know, but you get the point. The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are two teams going in entirely different directions and both […]

Scutaro Error Proves Costly in Red Sox Loss

Tuesday night saw the continuation of the opening series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. The pitching match-up featured both teams’ No. 2 starters, as Jon Lester for the Red Sox and A.J. Burnett for the Yankees pitched in a back-and-forth battle. The Red Sox jumped on the scoreboard in the first […]

Opening Day 2010 Preview: Red Sox vs. Yankees

Well it’s finally here, Opening Day. Major League Baseball is getting it started the perfect way by having the Yankees and Red Sox square off in the first matchup of the season. Two storied franchises are beginning a new chapter in their historic rival. We’ve previewed the Sox extensively, but now it’s time to see […]

A-Rod Blasts Walk-Off HR in 15th

After waiting five hours and 33 minutes we finally saw some offense. Unfortunately for the Red Sox, it was off the bat of Alex Rodriguez as Boston continues to get burned by third basemen via the walk off home run in extra innings. You might remember Evan Longoria hitting a home run to beat the […]

A.J. Burnett Tossed Out of Barnes and Noble in Boston

According to the Boston Herald, A.J. Burnett was tossed from another venue early, this time, the Barnes and Noble at the Prudential Center. The incident supposedly occurred the day after A.J.’s abysmal outing against the Sox. According someone at the scene: “He was swearing and stuff and the security guard went over and told him […]

Ortiz Homers, Beckett Dominates Yankees

David Ortiz, mired in an awful season-long slump entered Tuesday night’s game against the Yankees on a modest six-game hitting streak. He extended his streak to seven games, but more importantly he hit his third HR of the season to the deepest part of the ballpark (straightaway center field). His blast gave the Sox all […]

Sox Out-Slug Yankees 16-11

The last two Saturdays have not been very kind to New York Yankees pitching. On Saturday, April 18, the Yankees lost to the Cleveland Indians 22-4. One week later, it was a similar story, as the Yankees allowed 16 runs and gave up a 6-0 lead to the Red Sox. The Sox capitalized on weak […]

Will Sabathia and Burnett Push the Yankees Past the Red Sox?

The Yankees made the first big splashes of the Hot Stove Season with the $161 million signing of CC Sabathia and $82 million contract for A.J. Burnett.  The signings were huge for the Bombers (and not just because of CC’s size) because they addressed their biggest weakness of the 2008 season.  The Yankees had the […]

Red Sox Should Not Sign A.J. Burnett

There has been recent talk about the Red Sox looking to sign free agent pitcher A.J. Burnett. The Sox are seeing if they can improve the starting rotation with the flame-throwing righty who was 18-10 last season with a 4.07 ERA. He lead the A.L in strikeouts with a career high 231, which was the 3rd […]

Red Sox Farm Friday: Michael Bowden

Do the Red Sox  have a starting pitcher of the future? Well no other pitching prospect in the system looks as promising as this tall young righty. Michael Bowden could be a Red Sox middle-of-the-rotation starter for the next decade. Of course, Bowden is still just a prospect. Many similar prospects have come, impressed, and […]

How to Fix the Yankees 2009 Roster

The Yankees have quite a bit of holes to fill this offseason. Simply put their hitting last year was abysmal (partially due to injuries, but also some guys aging) and their starting pitching had so many injuries that they relied much too much on Sidney Ponson. Their fielding has sunk to a really poor level […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 18 (7-28 – 8-3)

The trade deadline has come and gone. Several big names such as Jason Bay, Manny Ramirez, and Mark Teixeira have found new homes. I was very happy to see that Pat Burrell was not traded to the Red Sox because now I don’t have to trade him in my leagues (I hate having Sox players). […]