Predicting the 13 position players that could make up the 2013 Boston Red Sox Opening Day Roster. Specifically, will Daniel Nava make the team?
Attempting to process some of the emotional baggage from one of my favorite and least favorite Red Sox players of the last decade.
Facing the final year of his contract, many are suggesting that the Red Sox trade Jacoby Ellsbury. Hunter Golden examines his market and identifies some players the Red Sox may be able to get in return.
Is Beckett being shopped? If so, who are the potential suitors?
Mark Prior continues his battle to make it back to the majors. By Mike Scandura
As Charlie mentioned in his column yesterday, the Marco Scutaro trade provided the Red Sox with $6M in salary relief. While it might seem strange to many of us that a high-revenue club with a payroll consistently hovering around the luxury tax threshold could need some salary relief, it’s a sign of the times. The [...]
Boston Red Sox (39-26) @ Tampa Bay Rays (35-31) Tim Wakefield (3-1, 4.84) @ James Shields (5.4, 2.85) 7:10 PM EDT | Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg, FL) TV: NESN, MLB Network RADIO: WEEI 850, WWZN 1510 INJURY REPORT Boston: Bobby Jenks, left back tightness (Placed on the 15-day on DL June 8); Rich Hill, left elbow [...]
We are in the middle of inter-league play. Manny Ramirez and the Dodgers are coming to Boston. It is going to be an exciting weekend, but the last series with the Diamondbacks does not get circled on any fan’s schedule in January nor does the All-Star Game unless it is in your home city. A few slight schedule changes could assist in making inter-league play tolerable for even the purists.
As my colleague mentioned a few days ago, inter-league play generates too much revenue to be eliminated in the near future. But below is a plan to alleviate the two major negatives to those contests: too many games and the unbalanced schedule.
This will be the fourteenth season of interleague play in the Major Leagues. Perhaps the most controversial of Bud Selig’s innovations, interleague has had a good run with some wonderful moments, but it has also produced some head-scratching matchups, highlighted the gap in talent between the American and National Leagues, and introduced a level of imbalance that is, at least in my view, antithetical to the spirit of baseball. Despite the revenue boost it has given some clubs, it may be time to end – or at least reduce – the interleague experiment.
As the advent of spring training games are upon us, I thought I’d kick off everyone’s favorite little exercise by providing my own personal predictions as to how I think the season will shake out. Now, before I do so, a word of caution: predictions can change daily based on events. Heck, my predictions change multiple times a week. But I’ve gotta make predictions at some point, right? Point being, I might disagree with my own predictions a week from now. Most of the time, these kind of predictions are an exercise in fallacy, but it’s not going to stop me from trying.
I don’t know why I made things harder on myself, but I set out to present an exact record. This means I had to go into a spreadsheet and make sure all the wins and losses totaled the correct amount of games while also balancing out to a .500 record. Took me a while, but dadgum it, I did it. One thing I did not control for was the unbalanced schedule (in a total record sense), but I already strained my tenuous math skills, so I wasn’t about to complicate it further.
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