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Ben Cherington’s 2013 Report Card: The Free Agents

Keeping it low level as always, Hunter Golden impresses no one with his analysis of Ben Cherington’s offseason free agent prance through the petunias.

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The Advanced Scout – Chicago White Sox

The Advanced Scout desperately tries to get a ticket to Alinea while he analyzes the Chicago White Sox

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The Advanced Scout – Chicago White Sox

The Advanced Scout washes his #20 jersey and analyzes the Chicago White Sox

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The Advanced Scout – Chicago White Sox

The Advanced Scout wipes the juice from his Italian beef off of his keyboard and analyzes the Chicago White Sox.

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15 bats the Red Sox could trade for — Pt. 1

MLB: MAY 31 Red Sox at Blue Jays

On the heels of the Sox’s fourth disappointing offensive game in a row, it’s becoming abundantly clear that despite the team’s top five offense, it’s a top five incapable of sustaining any sort of playoff-caliber offense.

With that in mind, I have compiled a list of the 15 bats the Red Sox may have interest in. As the trading deadline approaches, I am keen to see if Theo has the “killer instinct” in him to make a strong move instead of holding onto his prospects with an iron fist.

With Jason Bay a free agent and his agent seeking a Mark Teixeira-type deal, is the time now to get a bat for now and the future? Here are some names that could don Sox uniforms sooner rather than later — you’ll see eight names in this article (in alphabetical order). On Friday, the final seven will follow, plus a summary of what the best fits seem to be.

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Know Thine Enemy 2009: Toronto Blue Jays

It wasn’t long ago that the Toronto Blue Jays were expected to be in the position now occupied by the Tampa Bay Rays as the third wheel atop the American League East. While there is some strong young talent in Toronto, J.P. Riccardi’s five year plan is looking more like a two term presidential rebuilding plan in action. It’s hard to believe that this team is anything resembling “on the road to competing” in the most vaunted division in baseball.

Last year was a mess for the Blue Jays. Between injuries, slumps, manager changes, and overall bad luck, the Jays still found themselves dreaming of a run at the Wild Card late in the Summer. While an 86-win season was respectable and would have put you in the playoffs in the NL West, it yielded another season leaving Jays fans frustrated with what could have been if there were any semblance of an offense behind one of the best rotations in baseball.

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A.L. Award voting thru 4/7

Each week, I will be participating in the 2008 MLB Blog Poll, put together by BaseballHappenings.com. Below are my current votes for the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards. These votes will be tabulated among other votes from other blogs to create a running master list of voting as the […]

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Know Thy Enemy: 2008 Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are being picked as the team to upset the Red Sox and the Yankees. At least Bob Ryan thinks so. I think otherwise and here is why. Vernon Wells is not the same player of old and the pitching has to stay healthy which I do not think it will. Most […]

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Not enough fight in the Blue Jays loss to Sox

The Red Sox survived an eight run sixth inning rally from the Toronto Blue Jays who were down 10-1 entering the inning beating them 13-10. Mike Lowell was the offensive star of the game for the Red Sox going 3-4 with his 18th homerun of the season, four RBI’s, two runs, one walk, one stolen […]

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Sox bats provide no run support for Beckett, lose 2-1 to Toronto

Josh Beckett (12-3) pitched well enough to earn his 13th win throwing for 8 innings, giving up seven hits, two runs, two walks, and eight strikeouts, but it was not enough as the Boston Red Sox (55-36) only pushed across one lone run as Blue Jays rookie starter Jesse Litsch kept the offense off balance […]

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