1. MLB Trade Scenarios: James Shields and 10 'Sell-High' Trade Candidates

    It happens every July. In the circus that is the MLB trade deadline, teams always overpay for players they think could be the piece to push them over the top...

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  2. Boston Red Sox: Where Should Carl Crawford Hit in the Lineup?

    Carl Crawford was not happy last year. His .255 batting average was 40 points below his career mark. He only scored 65 runs and managed to steal just 18 bases...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 2 years ago 1,924 reads 5 comments

  3. MLB Power Rankings: Predicting the Home Run Totals for Each Team

    The days of the Steroid Era and people hitting 70 home runs a season are in the past now. However, while no one is threatening to break Roger Maris' record any more, the state of big home run hitters is still very much the "haves" and the "have nots"...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 2 years ago 2,495 reads 15 comments

  4. Formula 1: Can the Port Imperial Street Circuit in New Jersey Be a Success?

    There are two ways to make a street circuit. You can make it thrilling, or you can make it in Valencia. There have been four F1 grands prix in Valencia and, let's be frank, they have all sucked...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 2 years ago 2,814 reads 11 comments

  5. Boston Red Sox: In Banning Alcohol, Bobby Valentine Has Started Well as Manager

    Yesterday, new Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine laid out some of the rules he will be introducing in his first season at the helm. Among them was an obvious, yet necessary, one: no drinking in the clubhouse...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 2 years ago 445 reads 3 comments

  6. Cricket: England Should Still Be Concerned, Even After ODI Whitewash of Pakistan

    Everyone is saying good things about English cricket today. Yesterday, Kevin Pietersen clubbed his highest-ever ODI score and led England to a 4-0 sweep of their series against Pakistan...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 2 years ago 154 reads 1 comments

  7. Boston Red Sox: Getting Chris Carpenter as Compensation Is a Victory for Sox

    The rumors about Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein leaving the organization to join the Chicago Cubs were swirling as far back as June. Theo and the ownership group were at times evasive on the matter but generally denied it...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 2 years ago 3,660 reads 7 comments

  8. Boston Red Sox: Why Bobby Valentine Has a City's Worth of Pressure on Him

    Playing in Boston is tough and not everyone can handle it. Some can rise to the challenge, like David Ortiz , and have the best years of their career with the Red Sox . For every player who relishes the pressure, however, there are two who crack...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 2 years ago 358 reads 0 comments

  9. Boston Red Sox: Predicting the Performance of Each Position Player in 2012

    Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has said that the team has more star players than any other team he's coached. With the likes of Adrian Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia taking the field, that's certainly true...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 2 years ago 963 reads 8 comments

  10. Boston Red Sox: 10 Players Who Could Overachieve in 2012

    The Boston Red Sox play in a tough division. The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays are great teams, and if the Sox are to make it back to the postseason, they are going to need some great performances...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 2 years ago 2,567 reads 2 comments

  11. Boston Red Sox: Why David Ortiz is a Bargain at $15 Million

    After a lengthy contract negotiation, which ended merely days before a likely arbitration hearing, David Ortiz is back with the Boston Red Sox for 2012...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 2 years ago 476 reads 1 comments

  12. Boston Red Sox: 5 Players Who Could Win MVP or Cy Young Award

    The Boston Red Sox have been represented very well in award balloting in recent years. Since 2007, 10 Boston players have finished in the top 10 in the MVP race and five have done it in Cy Young voting...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 2 years ago 1,079 reads 2 comments

  13. Kansas City Royals: How the Royals Can Have Their Best Season in 20 Years

    The Kansas City Royals have been stuck in a rut for a long time. When you can consider a 71-91 season a moderate success, you know you've got a bad baseball team...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 2 years ago 469 reads 2 comments

  14. Boston Red Sox: Do the Sox Have Enough Pitching to Compete in the AL East?

    There are two adages about pitching: "You can never have enough," and "It wins championships." Taken together, they go a long way in explaining why woeful starting pitching saw the Red Sox collapse and miss the playoffs in 2011...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 2 years ago 1,216 reads 12 comments

  15. Boston Red Sox: The Five Players Under the Most Pressure in 2012

    After the debacle that was September 2011, when Boston completed one of the most spectacular implosions in major league history, the Red Sox have been in a state of transition this offseason...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 2 years ago 2,117 reads 11 comments

  16. Boston Red Sox: Why the Outfield Could Be Ben Cherington's Toughest Test

    By all standard and traditional measurements, Theo Epstein brought great success to the Boston Red Sox . In his nine seasons with the club, the Sox made the playoffs six times...

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  17. Boston Red Sox: 5 Things GM Ben Cherington Should Address This Offseason

    The 2011 Boston Red Sox went on an incredible journey. Last spring training, they were World Series favorites. After a 2-10 start, they were last in the AL East...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about almost 3 years ago 79 reads 0 comments

  18. US Open Tennis: Five Men's Players Just Waiting to Break out at Flushing Meadows

    The final Grand Slam of the year, the 2011 US Open, has main storylines that will range from Novak Djokovic attempting to continue his ridiculous run of form to Roger Federer hoping to return to form to Rafael Nadal probably being injured again...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about 3 years ago 1,145 reads 3 comments

  19. New England Patriots: Why the Pats Will Win the AFC East in 2011

    The New England Patriots had a better season than anyone expected, finishing 14-2 and winning the AFC East. Their year ended on a sour note, though, with a feeble loss to the New York Jets in the playoffs...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about 3 years ago 2,003 reads 1 comments

  20. Dustin Pedroia and 5 Current Red Sox Players Who Could Make the Hall of Fame

    Some of the greatest players of all time have played for the Boston Red Sox . Cy Young, Tris Speaker, Bobby Doerr, Dennis Eckersley, Carlton Fisk, Lefty Grove, Babe Ruth, Rickey Henderson, Carl Yastrzemski, Ted Williams to name just a few...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about 3 years ago 2,013 reads 8 comments

  21. Los Angeles Angels: Can They Beat Out the Texas Rangers for the AL West Title?

    With a comfortable 7-1 win over the Minnesota Twins last night, the Los Angeles Angels are now just a single game back of the Texas Rangers for the lead in the AL West...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about 3 years ago 545 reads 1 comments

  22. Boston Red Sox: Jacoby Ellsbury's Walk-off Hits Have Put Him in MVP Conversation

    Adrian Gonzalez leads all of baseball in hits, batting average and runs batted in. He has not had the power year many expected him to have when the Red Sox acquired him in the offseason ...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about 3 years ago 888 reads 11 comments

  23. Boston Red Sox: Who Will Be Boston's Third Starter in the 2011 Playoffs?

    By the time the calendar flips to September 29, 2011, there will have been some 2400 games played in the Major Leagues and the postseason schedule will be set...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about 3 years ago 955 reads 5 comments

  24. New England Patriots: 5 Biggest Games of the 2011 Season

    The 2010 season saw quite a few changes for the New England Patriots . Star wide receiver Randy Moss was traded away, the defense got considerably younger, and they had a 1000-yard running back...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about 3 years ago 3,169 reads 5 comments

  25. LA Angels: Jered Weaver's Six-Game Suspension Isn't Enough

    At the seventh inning stretch of the July 31 game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Detroit Tigers , it looked likely people would be talking about the game all week long...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about 3 years ago 891 reads 4 comments