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If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 9

We’re now a week into June, and there’s plenty to talk about. The NL Wildcard race has really been shaken up. Texas is having a tough time staying on top. Even the Yankees are starting to turn things around. And there’s potential for even more significant changes very soon, so let’s look at what would […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 8

May is just about up, but the story lines haven’t let up. Matt Kemp should be back on the DL again. The Red Sox have injuries galore but are suddenly good. The Angels and White Sox have picked up their game, while the Orioles and Rays are faltering. Where does that leave everyone? Let’s look […]

Red Sox Head Home After Win Streak Snapped By Floyd, White Sox

Although Boston’s 6-game winning streak ended Sunday at the hands of pitcher Gavin Floyd and the Chicago White Sox, the Sox can return to Fenway feeling much better about their team than when they departed. Since blowing a 9-1 lead to the Yankees on April 21, the Red Sox won 6 straight on the road […]

Red Sox Continue Winning Ways in Pitchers’ Duel

It was very refreshing to see Boston get off to such a great road trip, and that hasn’t let up. Thanks to a 1-0 victory against the White Sox, that streak now stands at six. However, Chicago could have done better. The most important play of the game came in the first inning, with Chicago […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3

Three weeks into the season, and there’s starting to be some real separation in the NL divisions, but the AL is still largely close. The AL East is starting to even out, while Washington’s stock continues to rise. Where has everyone wound up this week? Let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 1

The MLB season is now underway, and already there have been plenty of surprises. In particular, the AL East has been turned upside down, again. The Dodgers are good, the Angels are bad, and Boston’s pitching is as useless as last year thus far. And a manager (Ozzie Guillen) is already in scalding water. So […]

How Can the Red Sox Trade John Lackey?

When the Red Sox signed John Lackey to an $82.5 million contract following the 2009 season, they had their sights set on establishing a trio of aces for the next several years. Lackey would be joining a rotation with Josh Beckett and Jon Lester, giving the Red Sox a team strength in pitching. However, things […]

Red Sox Rally Late to Down White Sox 5-3 on Deadline Day

No matter his performance, the Red Sox have had a penchant for winning with Andrew Miller on the mound. The team entered Sunday 6-1 in Miller’s first 7 starts, and a late rally stretched that to 7-1 as Boston squeaked past Chicago 5-3. It was a gutsy performance for Miller, who gave up a season […]

Pierre and Ramirez Pound Aceves, Red Sox in White Sox Win

Having lost two straight, the Boston Red Sox needed a stopper Tuesday night. They turned to a man who hadn’t lost since June 2009, and he was terrible. Red Sox starter Alfredo Aceves gave up eight runs in just five innings of work, and the Chicago White Sox banged out 15 hits – 12 singles […]

Lester Struggles in Loss to White Sox

The Red Sox returned home from a wildly successful road trip on Monday in first place in the AL East. They had their ace on the hill in Jon Lester, and they were facing a White Sox team that has struggled all season. All seemed well. Earlier in the day, though, the Yankees beat the […]

Did Manny Ramirez Cost Himself A Call to the Hall of Fame?

October 27, 2004. That was the night. Euphoria spilling through the streets of Boston, the dream had come true. The Red Sox, after 86 years, had finally won the World Series and on the back of World Series MVP Manny Ramirez. As Red Sox Nation watched Manny sprint in joyously to the infield to celebrate […]

A.L. Central Fantasy Preview

The A.L. Central is a glass half empty/half full division. Here you can find some of the best and most dependable players as well as bottom-dwelling schmucks. Let’s be honest here and just point out that you want Twins, Tigers, and White Sox players on your team. If you are backed into a corner, you […]

Papelbon Trade Was Discussed With A’s, White Sox

Looking from a distance, trading Jonathan Papelbon may seem silly. The team’s biggest weakness in 2010 was their bullpen, and other than Daniel Bard, Papelbon was the only semi-reliable relief pitcher. He has amassed 188 saves in five full seasons as a closer, with a career 2.22 ERA with a 1.03 WHIP. He’s had three […]

Red Sox Fall 8-2, Lester Loses Chance at 20 Wins

Entering the final game against the White Sox all the Red Sox had left to play for this season was the Mike Lowell farewell game, spoiler rights against the Yankees, and Jon Lester’s road toward 20 wins. Four innings into the game, Lester’s quest had ended. There’s often talk about relief pitchers having the “closer […]

Sox Defense Plays With Fire, Finally Burned in Seventh

For six innings, Josh Beckett and the Red Sox infield danced around walks, infield singles, sacrifice ground outs and bunts. In the seventh inning, the music finally ended, as two RBI singles and an errant throw on a bunt allowed three runs to score. Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field, the Chicago White Sox beat […]