Category Archives: Boston Red Sox

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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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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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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Is Mike Lowell an Option for the Minnesota Twins?

The Minnesota Twins had a great offseason. Mike Lowell did not. The Minnesota Twins revamped a previously punchless middle infield, added a big bat to an otherwise lackluster bench, retained an innings-eater for the rotation, and brought in a solid … Continue reading

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Countdown to Spring Training: 9 Days

We’re another day closer to Spring Training, so it’s time for another video to get your baseball-blood pumping. The Yankees/Red Sox rivalry is one of the most well-known in all of sports. The rivalry—which was, at best, simmering for much … 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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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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Atlanta Braves on a Warpath: Club Bolsters Bullpen, Turns Attention to Big Bats

Atlanta is at it again. Just a day after acquiring Billy Wagner to serve as the club’s new closer, the Braves have reportedly signed free agent reliever Takashi Saito to a one-year deal. According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports, Saito’s … Continue reading

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Billy Wagner Signs with the Atlanta Braves

That didn’t take long. Just hours after the deadline for teams to offer arbitration, the Atlanta Braves have reportedly signed free agent closer Billy Wagner to a one-year deal. The deal is reportedly worth $7 million and has a $6.5 … Continue reading

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Dustin Pedroia May Play Shortstop for Red Sox

  The Red Sox may no longer need a shortstop.   Just one day after I went on a lengthy diatribe regarding Boston’s inability to find a suitable shortstop, the club has reportedly found a solution.   The solution is … 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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