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Wednesday’s Links – The Waiting Game

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Ranking Possible Playoff Opponents

*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?

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What is this Felix Doubront and what do we do with it?

Is Felix Doubront on a really big hot streak, or is this who he is?

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The Advanced Scout – Texas Rangers

The Advanced Scout munches on a barbecued brisket sandwich and analyzes the Texas Rangers

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The Advanced Scout – Texas Rangers

The Advanced Scout eats copious amounts of bad food to ease the pain of the weekend and analyzes the Texas Rangers

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The Advanced Scout – Texas Rangers

The Advanced Scout steals a sip from Bobby V’s huge cup of STFU and analyzes the Texas Rangers.

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Sox Did Not Bid on Yu Darvish

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports, via Twitter, that the Red Sox did not place a bid on Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish. Of the 313 votes cast on this weeks poll, 63 percent voted in favor of the Sox placing a bid on Darvish.  

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It Had to be Yu: Darvish to be Posted

According to Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker (with a hat tip to the incomparable Drew Silva of NBC Hardball Talk for digging it up), Yu Darvish will be posted by the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters at some point either today or Friday.  Darvish is one of the most, if not THE most, promising pitching prospect […]

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Poll: How Much Does a Manager Matter?

Boston’s search for a new field manager continues and it will do so without the option of Mike Maddux, who withdrew his name from consideration. There are still some intriguing options out there, but managerial changes always make me wonder, “How much does a manager matter?” Jim Tracy has been the target of much criticism in Colorado, […]

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Junichi Tazawa: Japanese pitcher headed to US

As has been common knowledge, 22-year old Japanese pitcher Junichi Tazawa requested that the Japanese pro league, Nippon Pro Baseball, not draft him in the amateur draft, allowing him to jump to the major leagues immediately.

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