*IF* the Red Sox make the playoffs this year what teams do they want to face, and what teams would it be better to avoid?
The Advanced Scout gets ready for a Clash of the Titans as he analyzes the Texas Rangers
The Advanced Scout munches on a barbecued brisket sandwich and analyzes the Texas Rangers
Who could be the Red Sox’s next shortstop? Will it be Jose Iglesias, or will they look elsewhere?
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.
It’s time to trade Jacoby Ellsbury
While Mike Aviles has done a competent job this year, is he really the man moving forward?
The Advanced Scout eats copious amounts of bad food to ease the pain of the weekend and analyzes the Texas Rangers
The Advanced Scout tries to avoid drinking that tasty-looking hemlock and analyzes the Texas Rangers
Evan reveals his ballot.
The Advanced Scout steals a sip from Bobby V’s huge cup of STFU and analyzes the Texas Rangers.
Buried in the West are many talented breakout candidates. Some of the more interesting in the league, many have been relegated to former prospect status, while others are just building a name for themselves.
Anaheim Angels of California
This team is a bit difficult to pinpoint as most of the players are already somewhat established. Though Joel Pineiro could fit in simply because he is, potentially, a one-year wonder, he’s still enough of a credible asset to disqualify himself as a sleeper. There are a couple, however, that deserve some serious notice.
3B Brandon Wood: Wood is probably best known for the annual merry-go-round he and the Angels play on – sending the prospect up, down, and around through the organization – never letting him stay in one place. Though he’s done precious little at the major league level to warrant a 25-man roster spot – or starting gig, no less – he’s been so good in the upper minors for so long that at some point you just have to let the guy get his hacks in…
By Mike Brunell Back in May I made a guest post about a new stat that I had developed called the blown save rate. I case you don