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Halfway Home and Competitive Balance is Winning With Pitching

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The first half of the 2013 season is in the record books and surprises abound. Chris Davis is quietly on a pace to hit 62 home runs when most were predicting an end to the offensive surge of prior years. The Boston Red Sox team that unraveled under Bobby Valentine has vaulted to the lead in […]

Josh Beckett Working Hard to Assume Role of Scapegoat

May 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Even the most optimistic Boston Red Sox fans would be hard-pressed to classify the team’ last 60 or so games as a slump because a slump implies an anticipated return to an expected level. Since blowing a seemingly insurmountable lead for the wildcard in the final month of the 2011 season, the team has looked […]

Clearing The Bases

April 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The season is only 6-7 games old for most MLB teams to this is certainly no time to panic no matter how bad your fantasy team has started off.  Standings can change dramatically in the span of a couple of days.  Like every season, there are plenty of players that are off to slow starts.  […]

To Santa From Red Sox Nation

December 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Santa; Please know we remain thankful for your gifts of 2004 and 2007. We also know that you are aware the Red Sox were bad in September and naughty to Tito upon his exit. We hope you know that we fans were good all season and the Sox pitching staff were naughty and Bobby […]

Bobby V. Already Shaking Things Up In Boston

November 30, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Despite the historic collapse of the Red Sox this past season, it appears that some members of the team did not learn their lesson about the impact their selfish and diva-like behavior can have. Less than 24 hours after the news of the hiring Bobby Valentine as Boston’s next manager, the rumors have already started […]

Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw Named Walter Johnson Award Winners by the Baseball Bloggers Alliance

October 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

You can debate whether Justin Verlander should be win the “best player in the league” award.  There was no debate on if he’d win the “best pitcher” version. The Detroit Tiger ace was an unanimous selection for the Walter Johnson Award, given out by the Baseball Bloggers Alliance.  Verlander was the top name on all […]

Dealing with the Red Sox Starting Pitchers

October 21, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

More details keep emerging about the hijinks of the top three pitchers in the 2011 Boston Red Sox starting rotation. Just when fans think it can’t get any worse, it does. Although the 2012 season is a ways off, it feels impossible to think right now about how the Red Sox can handle this situation […]

Starting With Three Losses: A Historical Perspective of The Olde Towne Team

April 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A long, cold, wet winter that still hasn’t completely transformed into spring here in the Pacific Northwest was made much more palatable by the thought of All-Stars Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Bobby Jenks wearing Boston’s carmine hose for the first time, not to mention veteran reliever Dan Wheeler, who wrapped a 2.36 ERA for […]

Clearing The Bases: AL Predictions

April 3, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Clearing The Bases                                                                                                                                          April 3, 2011 By George Kurtz Yeah I know the season is four days old as of this writing, but today I’ll make my predictions for each division.  It seems the wildcard is no longer a lock to come out of the American League East, not so much because the Yankees and […]

2011 Pre-Season Preview: AL East – Boston Red Sox

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Red Sox prospects for the 2011 season are so bright, Adrian Gonzalez has got to wear shades Boston Red Sox (2010 record: 89-73) The 2010 edition of the Boston Red Sox was a very good ballclub. Entering the season, it appeared they would have an extraordinary pitching staff but a questionable offense. As it […]

AL East Positional Analysis And Ranking: Starting Rotation (No. 3 Starter)

February 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

I am in the midst of a series examining the relative strengths and weaknesses of the teams in the AL East, on a position-by-position basis. The players at each position are being ranked in relation to their peers within the division, with each team being assigned points based on where their player ranks in comparison […]

Lazzari’s Baseball Roundup 5

September 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

TRIVIA QUESTION: The 1990 Chicago White Sox–who finished 2nd in the AL West under manager Jeff Torborg–had three players who stole more than 30 bases apiece. Can you name this trio? Answer to follow……….There have been many questionable decisions over the years regarding baseball’s postseason awards, but how ’bout this one for pure insanity: In […]

Dickey, Wakefield, and the Not-So-Lost-But-Sorta-Lost Art of the Knuckleball

August 19, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

With roughly six weeks remaining in the 2010 season there are a number of bloggers, writers, and analysts that have started looking ahead to the offseason. While the writing itself hasn’t actually begun yet, I’ll admit I’ve started thinking ahead to the format I hope to encapsulate my year-end thoughts within. Of course, the season’s […]

Time for Red Sox to clean house

August 14, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

With the trade deadline come and gone and the Red Sox doing very little to shore up a run for the post season, perhaps the rest of this season is more or less try outs for next year. Of the regular players on the 25-man roster the following players should all be eligible for trading […]

Back Against It

March 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The biggest news from Cardinals camp yesterday didn’t come out of the matchup between the Cards and the Red Sox, between Chris Carpenter and Josh Beckett.  The news of the day was made before the game even started and hopefully hasn’t put the team’s back to the wall. Albert Pujols didn’t make the trip yesterday […]