The Advanced Scout is glued to Twitter and his television while he analyzes the Kansas City Royals
Hunter Golden swoops in on a Tuesday and does the unthinkable. He fondles Jonny Gomes’ plate approach and finds new, innovative ways to ponder the future.
Part one of a two part series defending the Boston Red Sox offseason acquisition of Shane Victorino.
The Advanced Scout tries to glue his pulled-out hair back into his head as he analyzes the Kansas City Royals
The Advanced Scout wipes the barbecue sauce from his face and analyzes the Kansas City Royals.
Reports are spreading that the Oakland Athletics have already offered free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre a five-year deal worth upwards of $64M and that his agent, Scott Boras, is using Torii Hunter’s five-year, $90M deal as a comparable for what Beltre should expect. Yikes. It has already been reported that the Red Sox would [...]
In a division packed about as tightly as a can be, the emergence or decline of a single player can mean the difference between a playoff berth and an early end to the season.
With the AL Central race as wide open as any division in the MLB, each team will be counting on the contributions of every player on the roster – and praying for the breakout of their sleeper prospects. And, when it comes to those, there is certainly no shortage of potential breakout players.
SP Justin Masterson: Though we could have gone with OF Matt LaPorta here, it just wouldn’t have been as fun as picking the home-grown talent.
Everyone in the Boston metro-area familiar with Masterson – or “Monsterson,” as some like to call him – and his impeccable set of offerings. The 6-6, 250 lb behemoth was the centerpiece that brought Victor Martinez over the Sox, paired with stud reliever Nick Hagadone.
A hefty price tag befitting of the elite catcher, Masterson now turns his sights toward the AL Central as the Indians’ number three starter…
A five run first inning by the Kansas City Royals did the Red Sox in last night, as the boys from Boston drop the second game of a four game series, 5-1.
Paul Byrd shook off the missteps of the first inning and went on to throw 6.2 innings, but the damage was already done, as Zack Greinke held off the Boston bats with another dominating performance.
Victor Martinez should get back on track upon returning from injury. Martinez may not be a great catcher, but he actually has value outside of the batters box, unlike Hafner. I expect good things out of Martinez this season, maybe not great things, but good. Shoppach will handle some of the duties behind the plate as well, which will help Victor stay rested.
If Carlos Santana can make his way up to the big leagues this season, Victor could basically stay at first, and Shoppach could be moved for another piece, since they will need something, somewhere, eventually…
Obviously, no team in the MLB is a pushover but after a revamped offense and a hot streak a lot of us in Boston were expecting a sweep. Boston at least won game two tonight 8-2 with Jason Bay collecting four hits – third time he has done so this season – in the win. [...]