Category Archives: AL East

Boston Red Sox Suffer Biggest Loss in November

My Faithful Readers, I come to you today with a heavy heart. I’ve just received some news that can only be described as devastating, heart-breaking, gut-wrenching and/or super-duper sucky. Boston’s blonde bombshell of baseball, Heidi Watney has officially parted ways … Continue reading

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I Almost Died Today…Maybe

It is entirely possible that I’m being just a tad hyperbolic, but let’s make one thing perfectly clear folks, Bostonians—especially those shell-shocked by an unanticipated collapse in an athletic endeavor—are a fragile group of people. Last night, as many of … Continue reading

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2011 MLB Predictions

Many of you may not know this, but it’s actually a federal requirement for all baseball bloggers to post their misguided preseason predictions. Okay, it’s entirely possible that there’s zero truth to that, but this is the one time a … Continue reading

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You’re Doing It Wrong: New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox Loyalty

There is no rivalry in sports more storied than the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox—or so ESPN tells me, constantly—and with that type of long-term, history-laden rivalry comes some serious battle lines, right? Literally hundreds of books have … Continue reading

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2010 MLB Predictions: Better Late Than Never

It’s pretty obvious that the posts haven’t exactly been coming hot and heavy in the past month or so. Things have been very busy at work and there was a fair amount of travel in the mix as well, but … Continue reading

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Nomar Hangs Up His Overly Adjusted Batting Gloves…As a Member of the Red Sox

This morning, Nomar Garciaparra signed a one-day minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox so that his dream of retiring in a Sox uniform could be realized. After GM Theo Epstein unveiled the signing at a press conference, Nomar … Continue reading

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Miguel Tejada, Baltimore Orioles Set for Reunion

Miguel Tejada is headed back to Baltimore. The six-time All-Star has agreed on a one-year deal with the Orioles. The deal, which is currently pending a physical, was confirmed by Tejada during a phone interview with the Associated Press on … Continue reading

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Mike Cameron Signs with Boston and Ends the Jason Bay Era

Jason Bay? Nope. Matt Holliday? Pass. The Boston Red Sox balked at the sticker price on the two marquee left fielders on the market and went a different route by reportedly signing veteran center fielder Mike Cameron. The signing—which is … Continue reading

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John Lackey to Sign with the Boston Red Sox

The never-ending game of one-upmanship continues. The Boston Red Sox are reportedly on the verge of inking the top pitcher on the market, John Lackey, to a five-year, $85 million contract. Reports out of Boston claim that Lackey took a … Continue reading

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Texas-Sized Trade: Rangers Deal Ace, Millwood to Baltimore

Kevin Millwood is headed east to Baltimore after the Orioles and Rangers made a splash in the trade market today. The Rangers receive former closer, Chris Ray and a player to be named later in the swap. Ray, 27, closed … Continue reading

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Curtis Granderson Heads to the Yankees in a Blockbuster Three-Team, Seven-Player Trade

The New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, and Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly completed a blockbuster trade that has seven players switching teams. All-Star center fielder Curtis Granderson goes from the Tigers to the Yankees. Pitcher Edwin Jackson goes from the Tigers … Continue reading

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Marco Scutaro Signs with the Boston Red Sox

Talk about anticlimactic. Smart, but anticlimactic. In a move that was pretty much set in stone a week ago, the Boston Red Sox have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with Marco Scutaro. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the deal … Continue reading

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Boston Blunder: Red Sox Continue to Strike Out in Pursuit of Shorstops

The Boston Red Sox need a shortstop. It’s as simple as that. It’s time for the club to forget about acquiring ace Roy Halladay or a slugging first baseman like Adrian Gonzalez or Miguel Cabrera. The Red Sox number one … Continue reading

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Alex Gonzalez Signs with Toronto

Shortstop Alex Gonzalez will be taking his slick defense up north next summer. Gonzalez, 32, signed a one-year, $2.75 million contract with the Blue Jays on Thursday. The contract includes a $2.5 million option for 2011. The deal comes just … Continue reading

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Joe Mauer’s Potential Trade Destinations, Minnesota’s Worst-Case Scenario

It’s almost time to let the real “Hot Stove Season” begin in earnest. Barring some unforeseen blunder by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Joe Mauer will be crowned the 2009 American League Most Valuable Player on Monday afternoon. When … Continue reading

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