1. Boston Red Sox Successes and Failures of the Offseason so Far

    The offseason for the Boston Red Sox began with a bang. A late season collapse saw the exit of two-time World Series winning manager Terry Francona and general manager Theo Esptein, who were replaced respectively by Bobby Valentine and Ben Cherington...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about over 2 years ago 279 reads 0 comments

  2. Boston Celtics: Lockout Could Hurt Team in Regular Season, Help in Playoffs

    The Boston Celtics are one of the oldest teams in the NBA . Their core group of Ray Allen (age 36), Kevin Garnett (age 35) and Paul Pierce, plus the only center on the roster, Jermaine O'Neal (33), have logged countless minutes in the league...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about over 2 years ago 662 reads 0 comments

  3. MLB Trade Deadline: Ranking the Top 13 Relievers on the Market

    The MLB trade deadline is fast approaching. One hot commodity at the trade deadline year in and year out is relief pitching. There isn't a contender who would turn down another arm to strengthen their bullpen...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about almost 3 years ago 2,855 reads 5 comments

  4. NBA Free Agents 2011: Three Players the Boston Celtics Should Avoid

    While the lockout has the status of the 2011-12 NBA season up in the air, free agency will be an important tool for the Boston Celtics. The Celtics are a team in desperate need of retooling...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 26,569 reads 12 comments

  5. 2011 MLB All-Star Starters: Position-by-Position AL and NL Starting Lineups

    The 2011 MLB All-Star starters have been announced. Whether it's a good idea or not, the All-Star game has taken on some significance as the winning league determines which team has home field advantage in the World Series...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 1,641 reads 0 comments

  6. MLB Power Rankings: 10 Workout Wonders Who Stink on the Field

    There are some baseball players who just constantly wow the fans with their physical attributes. Whether it be their actual bodily condition, or their ability to perform some task ...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 179 reads 0 comments

  7. Boston Celtics: Kevin Garnett & Co. Facing 10 Burning Questions in 2011-12

    The Boston Celtics fell short of the expectations of both the fans and the organization last season. From the start of the year, a repeat trip to the NBA Finals was the only acceptable goal for the veteran team...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 8,483 reads 8 comments

  8. Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada & Carlos Beltran: What Does the Future Hold?

    Derek Jeter has been in the news lately for a myriad of reasons—underproduction, injury, and when his date with destiny (3000 hits) will come. You see, Derek Jeter is an aging ballplayer, but not just any aging ballplayer...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 391 reads 0 comments

  9. Boston Red Sox Fans Should Have a Vested Interest in the 2011 All-Star Game

    Surprise, surprise. The Boston Red Sox are exactly where the preseason pundits thought they would be in mid-June: sitting comfortably atop the AL East with the second best record (42-27, ...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 947 reads 9 comments

  10. Josh Hamilton and the 16 Most Naturally Gifted Players in MLB

    Josh Hamilton has gained a reputation as one of the most naturally talented players in the MLB , and it's easy to see why. His smooth swing and his natural hitting ability are among the best in the league...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 5,164 reads 55 comments

  11. Dustin Pedroia: What the Second Baseman Means to the Boston Red Sox

    Boston Red Sox fans can breathe a sigh of relief, after learning that MVP second baseman Dustin Pedroia won't need surgery on a bruised right knee...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 489 reads 4 comments

  12. MLB Trade Speculation: Each Team's Player They Can't Get Rid of Fast Enough

    The MLB trading deadline is a mere 53 days away, so let the rampant speculation begin! Each team has a player that is most likely to be traded in an event that they become sellers...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 194 reads 2 comments

  13. Boston Red Sox: Late Meltdown Proves MLB Umpires in Need of Attitude Adjustment

    The Boston Red Sox were fortunate to escape with a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday afternoon. It took 14 long innings and five hours, 17 minutes of play to achieve, but J...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 1,470 reads 12 comments

  14. MLB Report Cards for Cliff Lee and All of the Major Free-Agent Acquisitions

    Cliff Lee headlined an eventful offseason in Major League Baseball. His decision to return to the Philadelphia Phillies was unexpected and sent reverberations around the rest of the league...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 143 reads 0 comments

  15. Boston Celtics: Was Letting Tony Allen Go Danny Ainge's Biggest Mistake?

    The Kendrick Perkins trade is the popular reason as to why the Celtics weren't good enough to win a title this year...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 3,343 reads 16 comments

  16. Albert Pujols Rumors: Rating the Odds for Each MLB Team Landing Him for 2012

    Albert Pujols is without question the greatest hitter of this generation. So, by simple logic, Pujols will be due for the highest payday of any MLB player ever when he becomes a free agent this offseason...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 1,750 reads 9 comments

  17. NBA Playoffs 2011: Don't Blame Danny Ainge for the Boston Celtics' Playoff Elimination

    It's over, it's done. The once champion Boston Celtics have been eliminated by the Miami Heat in one final thrust of bedazzlement and spectacle...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 4,029 reads 43 comments

  18. NBA Free Agents 2011: Top 10 Targets Boston Celtics Must Acquire to Contend

    The Boston Celtics are down 3-1 to the Miami Heat , a hole which may very well prove impossible to climb out of...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 12,374 reads 18 comments

  19. Boston Red Sox: Jose Iglesias Might Not Be the Answer at Shortstop

    This weekend came with the news that 21-year-old Cuban prospect Jose Iglesias was to join the major league squad...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 2,273 reads 5 comments

  20. Boston Celtics: If They Don't Win It All, Should They Trade 1 of the Big 3?

    The Boston Celtics will take on the Miami Heat this Sunday, the first game in the much anticipated Eastern Conference quarterfinals. All season long, the mantra of the team has been: " it's all about 18 ...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 10,861 reads 22 comments

  21. 2011 NBA Playoff Schedule: Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Most Important Matchups

    The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics are ready to being their much anticipated playoff matchup. We saw the Celtics take three of the four meetings this year...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 5,748 reads 9 comments

  22. MLB Trade Speculation: 10 Relievers Who Will Become Available

    You're a Yankees fan. You're confused as to why Rafael Soriano has stunk it up so far this year. Or maybe you're a Chi-Sox fan wondering why none of your solid closing options have worked out...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 5,811 reads 0 comments

  23. MLB Ballparks: 5 of the Biggest Stadium Design Flaws in Baseball History

    Every MLB ballpark has its nuances. Some are deemed nostalgic tributes to past generations of ballplaying, and some are considered eyesores by the average fan...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 4,008 reads 0 comments

  24. NBA Playoffs 2011: Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks Game 2 Report Card

    The Boston Celtics defeated the New York Knicks 96-93 on Tuesday to take a 2-0 series lead. Much like the first contest, game two came down to the wire...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 5,539 reads 2 comments

  25. Jeff Green: 4 Ways to Get Him More Involved in the Boston Celtics Offense

    The Boston Celtics defeated the New York Knicks 87-85 last night behind the heroics of Ray Allen, who exploded for 20 points in the second half. It was the starting unit, for the most part, who contributed to last night's victory...

    Dan Hartel Written by Dan Hartel about 3 years ago 1,663 reads 3 comments