1. MLB Hall of Fame: Why Curt Schilling Is Worthy and Andy Pettitte Is Not

    Baseball is, for the most part, an exact science. That is why we can compare Tony Gwynn and Tris Speaker, even though 75 years passed between their respective debuts. We know that Speaker's ...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 1,381 reads 35 comments

  2. MLB Preview 2011: What Each Team Is Lacking Most Heading to Spring Training

    Ignore the weather outside. We are only two weeks away from the grapefruit and cacti of Spring Training. For us, it is time to regroup after the NFL season...

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  3. 2011 MLB Predictions: Identifying the Biggest Weaknesses of All 30 Teams

    No team is perfect. Even with a starting rotation of Halladay, Lee, Hamels and Oswalt, the Phillies are not a lock for the Fall Classic. The Yankees won the World Series two years ago, but their rotation now consists of just two men...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 1,337 reads 5 comments

  4. 2011 MLB Predictions: Each Team's Player with the Most Pressure on Him

    Pressure does the strangest things to baseball players. Alex Rodriguez might end up hitting more home runs than anyone else in history, but he has struggled in October. Zack Greinke won the Cy Young in 2009 but would never pitch for a big-market team...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 452 reads 0 comments

  5. MLB Spring Training 2011: 15 Up-and-Coming Players Who Deserve a Shot at a Job

    As spring training rolls ever nearer, our attention begins to turn away from the big names, and we focus more on the minor leaguers, September call-ups and young players who could compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster...

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  6. MLB Power Rankings: Robinson Cano and the 25 Best Players in the AL East

    With Boston's offseason spending spree and Tampa Bay's everything-must-go jumble sale, one can make a pretty good stab at how the AL East will play out in 2011...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 3,073 reads 75 comments

  7. To Those Who Wait: Adrian Gonzalez Is Better for the Red Sox Than Mark Teixeira

    Cast your minds back two years. Philadelphia had just won the World Series; New York had finished third in the AL East; CC Sabathia was a hero in Milwaukee; Cincinnati, San Diego ...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 1,076 reads 9 comments

  8. MLB Free Agents: Is Carl Crawford a Good Fit for the Boston Red Sox?

    With the acquisition of Adrian Gonzalez from San Diego solving the problems at first and third, there are only two positions left for the front office to address: catcher and left field...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 1,053 reads 2 comments

  9. Boston Red Sox: The 10 Biggest Questions after the Adrian Gonzalez Trade

    The trade appeared finished on Saturday, was dead in the water on Sunday, and on Monday, the Boston Red Sox unveiled their new first baseman, Adrian Gonzalez, to the media...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about over 3 years ago 1,192 reads 29 comments

  10. MLB Trade Rumors: 10 Boston Red Sox Moves To Replace Martinez and Beltre

    Let’s get one thing clear, the Red Sox cannot find replacements for Victor Martinez and Adrian Beltre, and improve offensively. Martinez batted .400 against lefties, Beltre was the best player on the team...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about almost 4 years ago 10,025 reads 10 comments

  11. First Quarter Report Card: Grading the Boston Bruins After the First 21 Games

    After 21 games, the Boston Bruins are 12-7-2. Their 26 points rank them second in the Northeast behind Montreal, and seventh overall in the Eastern Conference. Every team ahead of them, however, has played at least three games more...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about almost 4 years ago 649 reads 12 comments

  12. Boston Bruins: The Five Best-Performing Players Six Weeks into the Season

    After 18 games, the Boston Bruins are 11-5-2, good for second in the Northeast—three points behind Montreal—and fourth overall in the Eastern Conference...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about almost 4 years ago 1,150 reads 1 comments

  13. MLB Free Agency: Predicting the Boston Red Sox Best/Worst Case 2011 Lineups

    It is not crazy to say that without injuries to almost every major player, Boston would have made the playoffs last season...

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  14. MLB Free Agents: The 10 Most Underrated Players on the Free Agent Market

    Every offseason the free-agent class is headlined by a small group of big-name players. In 2008, CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira were the big names. Last year, it was probably John Lackey...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about almost 4 years ago 13,687 reads 10 comments

  15. Boston Bruins: 5 Reasons Why They Will Win the Stanley Cup

    Last season ended in heartbreak for the Boston Bruins. A 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semi-finals against the Philadelphia Flyers quickly became 3-3. Then in Game 7 at home at the TD Garden a 3-0 first period lead became a crushing 4-3 defeat...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about almost 4 years ago 1,905 reads 1 comments

  16. MLB Rumors: 10 Texas Rangers Contingency Plans If Cliff Lee Leaves Town

    The Texas Rangers won their first-ever American League pennant in 2010. If they hope to make a return to the Fall Classic and avenge their loss to the San Francisco Giants, they have one offseason priority: re-sign Cliff Lee...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about almost 4 years ago 3,488 reads 2 comments

  17. MLB Free Agents: The Top 25 Pitchers on the Market

    With the Giants securing their first World Series title in 56 years – and first since moving from New York in 1958 – the 2010 Major League Baseball season came to a close...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about almost 4 years ago 5,372 reads 4 comments

  18. Boston Bruins: Can They Survive Without Johnny Boychuck?

    The Boston Bruins lost a fair bit in their last game, against the New York Rangers . Not only did they lose the game, 3-2, and their four-game winning streak, but they also lost faith in Tuukka Rask as the team's No...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about almost 4 years ago 530 reads 1 comments

  19. Doubting Thomas: Do the Boston Bruins Have a Goalie Controversy?

    The eyeball test. For years, it has been the lifeblood of sports debates. Two people disagree about which player had a better season. One person backs up his argument with stats...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about almost 4 years ago 486 reads 2 comments

  20. Boston Red Sox: The Offseason Priorities Position by Position

    General Manager Theo Epstein announced a few years ago that he had signed a new deal. The terms of that deal were never disclosed, but it’s safe to say that whatever he is ...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about almost 4 years ago 2,142 reads 19 comments

  21. To Russia With Love: With F1 Heading to Sochi in 2014 Which Grands Prix Will Go?

    There has been talk of a Russian Grand Prix for years. Two days ago, we saw a lovely picture of Bernie Ecclestone and Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin shaking hands, announcing that there will be a race in Sochi, near the Black Sea, from 2014...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about almost 4 years ago 415 reads 12 comments

  22. Boston Bruins-NJ Devils: 5 Things To Watch as the B's Return To North America

    After opening the season in Europe, the Boston Bruins will play their first North American game of the year in New Jersey...

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  23. How Theo Epstein Can Learn from Peter Chiarelli and the Boston Bruins

    They play in buildings separated by less than three miles, but in terms of their general managers’ attitudes to free agents, the Red Sox and Bruins are worlds apart...

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  24. Czech, Mate: Boston Bruins Split Opening Games with Phoenix Coyotes in Prague

    The notion of starting a new season in a foreign country is a strange one. With all the pageantry that comes with it, not to have it on Canadian or US soil just seems pointless...

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  25. Bill Simmons Is Wrong: The 2010 Boston Red Sox Are Far From Boring

    Sometimes one reads an article that is so far from what one believes, it makes one scream and hastily hammer out an angry comment. ESPN’s Bill Simmons wrote such an article today, about how the Boston Red Sox have been boring this year...

    Adam MacDonald Written by Adam MacDonald about 4 years ago 768 reads 0 comments