1. Boston Red Sox: Theo Epstein's 10 Worst Decisions as General Manager

    Some people rave about Theo Epstein. He is the young, handsome, Yale-educated wunderkind who masterminded two World Series championships and finally broke the Curse. It is true he has made some good moves...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 26,753 reads 76 comments

  2. Boston Red Sox: Why John Lackey Is a Lost Cause

    John Lackey has been a disappointment. GM Theo Epstein inked him to a monster 5-year, $82.5m deal before the 2010 season and has yet to see any sort of return on his investment...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 2,011 reads 6 comments

  3. 2011 NBA Draft: 5 Players Who Could Help the Boston Celtics

    We all agree the Boston Celtics need to rebuild and regroup if they are to make another run at a title next year. They got the first big thing out of the way: they re-signed Doc Rivers to a long-term deal...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 5,760 reads 9 comments

  4. MLB Report Cards: Grading Each Red Sox Player After the First Two Months of 2011

    The start of 2011 was not kind to the Boston Red Sox. They lost 10 of their first 12 games, were swept in three of their first four series and scored more than five runs in a game just once...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 727 reads 4 comments

  5. MLB: Carl Crawford and Five Hot Players Who Need to Move Up in the Order

    The batting lineup is very much an inexact science. In fact, some people feel the attention given to it is completely unjustified. But people do pay attention to it, and there are a few general rules...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 687 reads 2 comments

  6. Boston Red Sox: Jarrod Saltalamacchia Might Not Be Great but He Is Good Enough

    The Red Sox ’s catching tandem of Jason Varitek and Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been terrible so far in 2011. Between them, "Saltek" have a .220 batting average, three home runs, nine doubles and 17 RBIs...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 1,312 reads 6 comments

  7. New York Giants: Travis Beckum and 5 Giants Ready to Breakout in 2011

    With the NFL lockout and the Brady v. NFL lawsuit putting the upcoming season in jeopardy, there are concerns we will not see a game played until 2012...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 3,659 reads 6 comments

  8. Boston Red Sox: Is This the Best Josh Beckett Has Ever Pitched?

    Josh Beckett came to the attention of baseball fans everywhere when he pitched a complete game shutout in Game 6 to win the 2003 World Series over the New York Yankees . He was in the third season of a five-year spell with the Florida Marlins ...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 943 reads 7 comments

  9. Derek Jeter and the 15 Most Precipitous Declines in Baseball

    In 1951, three-time MVP and future Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio had the worst year of his career. He knew he was done and he retired gracefully as one of the greatest players of all time...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 8,189 reads 13 comments

  10. MLB Trade Scenarios: Each Team's Starter Who's Played Himself into Trade Bait

    It might only be May, but it is never too early to look at MLB trade scenarios. There have already been a few minor deals done this season, but as we get closer to the July 31 deadline, the big names start to become involved in the trade talk...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 11,201 reads 14 comments

  11. Boston Red Sox: Should We Be Worried About Clay Buchholz?

    Clay Buchholz will take to the mound tonight against the Minnesota Twins and their lethargic offense. Last season, one would have expected him to mow down their lineup, go eight innings and allow just two hits...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 605 reads 4 comments

  12. MLB Power Rankings: Baseball's Caps Ranked from Worst to First

    There really is nothing like a baseball cap. It provides fans with the easiest way of showing their allegiance to their team, and no other item of clothing has made the leap from sports apparel to fashion accessory quite as well...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 12,860 reads 23 comments

  13. MLB Report Cards: Grading Each Red Sox Player Through the First 25 Games of 2011

    The Boston Red Sox have gotten off to a slow start in 2011. After opening the season 0-6, they almost worked their record back to .500, at 10-11...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 337 reads 0 comments

  14. MLB Trade Ideas: 5 Teams Who Will Target Francisco Liriano Before the Deadline

    While Francisco Liriano had a good season in 2010 (14-10, 3.62 ERA) it is fair to say that he has only had one great year, way back in 2006 (12-3, 2.16)...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 4,132 reads 3 comments

  15. MLB Power Rankings: Are the Phillies Still Number One After Week Three?

    The 2011 season has been bizarre. The Baltimore Orioles started 6-1, while division rivals Boston and Tampa Bay were 0-6. The defending champions are .500, Albert Pujols is batting ...

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

  16. MLB Power Rankings: Analyzing All 30 Fanbases To Find the Most Emotional One

    The fans are the lifeblood of sport. Whether their team is winning or losing, they are at the games, dressed in their club's apparel, faces painted, cheering wildly. Or there are 20,000 empty seats...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 6,593 reads 39 comments

  17. Boston Red Sox: 10 Reasons the Winless Club Can Still Win the World Series

    When the Boston Red Sox dropped the first two games of the season in Arlington, some were saying their summer had already been ruined. The team has since lost two more, falling to 0-4 for the first time since 1996...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 2,033 reads 27 comments

  18. Boston Red Sox: The Best and Worst Performers in the 3-Game Sweep by Texas

    Hopes were high for the Red Sox before the season started. There was talk of a World Series title and even of reaching the almost-impossible 100-wins mark. Then Opening Day rolled around...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 559 reads 1 comments

  19. Boston Red Sox: How Opening Day Loss to Texas Proved They Can't Win World Series

    The Boston Red Sox won the offseason, adding Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Bobby Jenks and Dan Wheeler to a team that was already capable of making a playoff run...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 821 reads 15 comments

  20. MLB Power Rankings: The 10 Biggest Brawls in MLB History

    Hockey is known for fighting. Baseball is seen as more of a pastoral sport, played on a sunny afternoon in June. For a game with such similarities to cricket, that is perhaps not such a surprising thing...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 7,519 reads 6 comments

  21. 2011 MLB Predictions: Felix Hernandez and the Top 20 AL Cy Young Candidates

    The decision to award the 2010 Cy Young to Felix Hernandez was a historical aberration. His 13-12 record was by far the worst of any starting pitcher to win the award; his 12 losses were the most for any pitcher who failed to win 20 games...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 1,247 reads 0 comments

  22. MLB Trade Rumors: 10 Top Pitchers Who Could Move at the 2011 Trade Deadline

    The trading deadline can make or break a team. The right trade can lift your team to a pennant. A bad move can wreck your franchise for years to come. Last season, we saw just how dramatic an effect a trade can have...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 5,908 reads 5 comments

  23. MLB Trade Rumors: The Players Who Could Become MLB's Carmelo Anthony in 2011

    Carmelo Anthony has been one of the most talked-about figures in sports in 2011. The saga that led to his eventual departure from Denver was incredible...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 935 reads 2 comments

  24. MLB Power Rankings: The Most Overrated Player in Each Franchise's History

    We all know who the greatest players of all time are. Willie Mays, Henry Aaron, Walter Johnson. These are the elite, the legends of the game. And they are deserving of the praise they are given...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about almost 4 years ago 5,867 reads 75 comments

  25. MLB Power Rankings: Barry Bonds and the 15 Best Power-Speed Combo Players Ever

    There is a general rule in baseball: you can have power or you can have speed. Many players can hit 30 home runs or steal 30 bases but very few break the rule and do both...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about almost 4 years ago 1,623 reads 6 comments