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Tuesday Links: Checking in on AL East rivals; Baltimore Orioles edition

It’s been a pretty quiet offseason for the defending American League East champions so far this winter. The Baltimore Orioles, who finished the 2014 season with a 96-66 record, have done more subtracting than adding, as the team has watched Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis find new homes. After signing a one year contract last […]

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Friday Links: Checking in on AL East rivals; Toronto Blue Jays edition

By now I imagine that we’re all pretty well versed in acquisitions that the Boston Red Sox have made so far this offseason, but they’re not the only team that has been busy in the American League East. The Toronto Blue Jays, who finished third in the division standings last season, added some thump to […]

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Thursday Links: Is Jeff Samardzija a viable alternative to Jon Lester?

Once Jon Lester makes his final decision, most expect the floodgates to open on the starting pitching market. Lester, who has garnered interest from the Red Sox, Cubs, Mariners, and most recently the Dodgers, is reportedly set to make his final decision before the week is over. While Boston waits for the 30-year old to […]

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Should the Red Sox sign Pablo Sandoval?

With MLB’s Hot Stove season now just a couple weeks away, focus is beginning to shift toward who the Red Sox will target during a highly anticipated offseason. The club’s moves prior to the trade deadline left a gaping hole in Boston’s starting rotation, but Ben Cherington has indicated the Red Sox will also be […]

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Monday Links: Advantage San Francisco

It’s been a battle so far this fall, but the San Francisco Giants just keep plugging along. After entering the postseason as the National League Wild Card winners, the Giants are blew past the Washington Nationals, en route to a five game NLCS victory against the St. Louis Cardinals. Now, the Giants hold a 3-2 […]

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Wednesday Links: Walk off….bunt?

The San Fransisco Giants took a one game series advantage on Tuesday, after they beat the St. Louis Cardinals in unorthodox fashion. Starters John Lackey and Tim Hudson battled for their respective clubs for 6 innings, and left the game after allowing 4 runs. The Giants jumped out to a first inning 4 run advantage, […]

Tuesday Links: Benches and Bullpens

While the American League Championship Series is all set to go, the National League side of the postseason is still stuck in the Divisional Series. On Monday, the Washington Nationals staved off elimination behind a solid effort from right-hander Doug Fister. After both Fister and Giants starter Madison Bumgarner exchanged scoreless frames for the first […]

Tuesday Links: Lester, Shields kick off playoffs

The 2014 MLB playoffs officially get underway tonight, as the Oakland Athletics take on the Kansas City Royals in a win or go home Wild Card game. The opening contest will feature a pair of impending top flight free agents in Jon Lester and James Shields, both of whom have a knack for rising to […]

Tuesday Links: Only six more games as MLB champions

The Red Sox will return home on Tuesday night and host their second to last homestand of the 2014 season. While both teams are well out of contention, Tuesday’s match-up of Alex Cobb vs. Clay Buchholz appears to be an interesting battle on paper. Prior to his most recent start in which he allowed five […]

Friday Links: Buchholz stops Sox skid in Kansas City

After being swept at Fenway Park by the Baltimore Orioles, the Red Sox hit the road for the final time this season. Boston’s last road trip of the 2014 campaign took them to Kansas City, for a four game series with the first-place Royals. The Red Sox grabbed an early lead against Royals starter Liam […]

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