1. MLB Trade Speculation: The Best Pitchers Who'll Become Available by the Deadline

    Here we go again. It seems that every year as the trade deadline approaches, teams find themselves needing pitchers...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 621 reads 3 comments

  2. MLB Power Rankings: The Worst Fair-Weather Fans in MLB

    A fair-weather fan is defined by Urban Dictionary as "a fan who only likes a team when it is winning." For this reason the Kansas City Royals will not be on this list since their fans don't seem to like them at any time...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 4,589 reads 69 comments

  3. David Ortiz and Some of the Boston Red Sox's Best All-Time 'Yankee Killers'

    OK not that kind of Yankee killer. I guess since they were his daddy and Pedro Martinez couldn't get the job done against the New York Yankees on the mound, he took it out on the old man in an old fashioned brawl...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 11,818 reads 27 comments

  4. Pedro Martinez: 5 Teams That Should Sign the Future Hall of Fame Righty

    Pedro Martinez has made quite a career for himself. He has toed the rubber for the Los Angeles Dodgers , Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox , New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies ...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 3,632 reads 15 comments

  5. Daisuke Matsuzaka: 10 Things I'd Have Bought Instead of $103,111,111 Man

    To make life easier, let’s just say that Dice-K cost a clean $100 million. I mean, that extra $3,111,111.11 really isn’t anything to write home about anyway. I can easily make that much money in three, maybe four lifetimes...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 1,476 reads 18 comments

  6. MLB Predictions 2011: Projecting Which Pitcher Will Lead Each Team in Wins

    Stephen Strasburg and Adam Wainwright would have been two of my answers to this column's question before they were both sidelined with elbow injuries that will keep them off the diamond for most, if not all, of this season...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 1,635 reads 7 comments

  7. Boston Red Sox: Ranking Their All-Time Starting Rotation

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the best starting five of the Boston Red Sox in order from worst to first prior to 1960, as well as the greatest rotation of pitchers the Sox have seen in their uniform since 1960...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 3,041 reads 12 comments

  8. MLB Trade Speculation: Why Felix Hernandez Will Be Dealt By Deadline

    This is an insane column, folks. Why would the Seattle Mariners trade Felix Hernandez before the trade deadline? Why would they trade him ever? To butcher a line from my ...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 1,788 reads 50 comments

  9. MLB Power Rankings: Worst Positive Drug Test Excuses in League History

    We’ve all heard of Roger Clemens and Manny Ramirez and their “alleged” flirtation with performance enhancing drugs (PEDs)...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 7,577 reads 24 comments

  10. MLB Preview 2011: Projecting the Boston Red Sox Starting Lineup for 2011

    When it comes to his lineup, Boston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona has a lot of difficult decisions to make. He was handed some of the best puzzle pieces around and was told to “Tetris” them together to the best of his ability...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 4,953 reads 15 comments

  11. 2011 MLB Spring Training: 10 Players Who Reported out of Shape

    Spring training has sprung and so have the waistlines of a lot of MLB players. It seems that some professionals actually take their job seriously and show up to camp in shape while others seem not to care...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 2,742 reads 7 comments

  12. MLB Predictions: 10 Boston Red Sox Prospects Most Likely to Flame Out

    I was charged with writing a column about the top Boston Red Sox prospects that will amount to less than expected. This is a very difficult assignment for several reasons...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 9,500 reads 13 comments

  13. Albert Pujols to 2012 Red Sox: Mr. Pujols, Green Monster. Green Monster, Pujols

    Dream with me for a moment, folks. With the additions of Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez, the Boston Red Sox need another right-handed bat in their lineup...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 3,776 reads 63 comments

  14. Boston Red Sox: 10 Things That Need to Break Right for Return to World Series

    There are a lot of things that I have mentioned in many of my previous columns that need to break right for the Boston Red Sox to return to the World Series...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 3,897 reads 11 comments

  15. Fantasy Baseball 2011: The Idea Of A "Fantasy Versus Reality" League

    My friend Shawn came out to Los Angeles on a business trip and while he was on the Left Coast, we got together in Malibu for lunch at Dukes. We sat in the barefoot bar area out on the deck overlooking the ocean...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 300 reads 3 comments

  16. Boston Red Sox: Their Top 10 Players to Watch in Spring Training

    In trying to assess players at Spring Training for the Boston Red Sox this season one can take several different approaches from a few different angles...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 1,023 reads 2 comments

  17. NFL Super Bowl: Packers, Steelers, Commercials, Fans and Five Things I Took Away

    Everyone is talking about Alex Rodriguez of the NY Yankees getting caught on camera being fed popcorn by Cameron Diaz. Michael Wilbon of PTI says it will boost A-Rods image while Tony Kornheiser says A-Rod looked like a dweeb...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 340 reads 0 comments

  18. Roger Goodell and The NFL: Is Good Customer Service Still Alive and Kicking?

    How many times have you made reservations for an evening meal, requested the table by the window with the ocean view so your date can see the dolphins swimming by in the moonlight, ...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 375 reads 0 comments

  19. Boston Red Sox: 10 Reasons Dustin Pedroia Will Be Back in the 2011 MVP Race

    As an avid fantasy baseball player I have been the owner of a keeper league for several years now. We are allowed to keep nine players from season to season and then a draft is held to fill the other roster spots for the upcoming year...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 763 reads 4 comments

  20. Adrian Gonzalez or Carl Crawford: Why Gonzalez Was the More Vital Red Sox Move

    The 2011 Boston Red Sox are begging for us to examine who will be the better offseason addition—Carl Crawford or Adrian Gonzalez? Which player will have a bigger impact in ...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about over 3 years ago 1,169 reads 8 comments

  21. Boston Red Sox: 10 Players to Worry About in 2011

    The Boston Red Sox had a very active off-season this year. Spring training opens for pitchers and catchers on February 13 th and when position players arrive four days later you will see some new faces with the two-sox patch on their arms...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about almost 4 years ago 1,145 reads 9 comments

  22. Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer the Brunt of Inappropriate and Insensitive 'Joke'

    Ryan Wilson an editor for backporch.fanhouse.com wrote the following column the other day about Pat Dooley, a sports columnist for The Gainesville Sun ...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about almost 4 years ago 3,055 reads 16 comments

  23. Hokies 2011: Here's 1 Reason Beamer Doesn't Have To Worry About His Running Game

    The way the Virginia Tech Hokies entered the 2010 season looked pretty promising for their experienced offense. The way they finished the regular season seemed to show why...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about almost 4 years ago 1,515 reads 39 comments

  24. 2011 NFL Draft: Washington Redskins' Daniel Snyder vs. His Inability to Draft

    In 1933 the Boston Braves were renamed the Boston Redskins . In 1936 The Boston Redskins were one of the original nine franchises to participate in the first ever NFL draft. The Redskins selected Riley Smith with the second pick that day...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about almost 4 years ago 2,666 reads 51 comments

  25. 2011 NFL Draft: Washington Redskins Will Pass on QBs To Draft Mark Ingram

    I will be assuming a lot in this column. I will be assuming that Andrew Luck, quarterback for the Stanford Cardinal, will be turning pro...

    Jeff Cockey Written by Jeff Cockey about almost 4 years ago 3,813 reads 32 comments