1. Boston Red Sox: 10 Things We Learned from the Red Sox-Yankees Series

    Coming into their three-game set in the Bronx last Friday, both the Yankees and the Red Sox had dropped their past two games. As is seemingly always the case, an eventful weekend of baseball ensued between the archrivals...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about 3 years ago 3,336 reads 13 comments

  2. Boston Red Sox: Carl Crawford and 4 Players Who Will Turn It All Around

    The Red Sox certainly had their stumbles in the season's opening month. At the end of April Boston stood at 11-15 after their 0-6 start. The poor start of the team was not without poor starts from individuals, notably Carl Crawford, who batted ...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about 3 years ago 2,351 reads 3 comments

  3. Boston Red Sox Bullpen Shuffle: Jenks, Wheeler on DL, Atchison, Hill Called Up

    The Red Sox' soggy, 13-inning loss to the Angels in the wee hours this morning prompted manager Terry Francona to bring in fresh arms and place two of his more struggling relievers, ...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about 3 years ago 137 reads 1 comments

  4. Boston Red Sox: 5 Players on the Trade Market Who Could Help

    The Boston Red Sox appear to be setting a consistent course now. Last month the team played both some spectacularly terrible baseball as well as some spectacularly great baseball...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about 3 years ago 3,675 reads 12 comments

  5. MLB Trade Speculation: 10 Outfielders Who Will Become Available

    It's been a wild and eventful April in baseball. The first month of the 2011 season is drawing to a close and the season is beginning to truly gear up...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about 3 years ago 23,122 reads 2 comments

  6. Jonathan Papelbon's “Stare” and MLB's 8 Weirdest Pitching Mannerisms

    There's something about pitchers and weird mannerisms. More than any other player on the diamond, they are under the microscope. So perhaps it's that, as fans, we always notice when they do strange or quirky things...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about 3 years ago 4,867 reads 12 comments

  7. Boston Red Sox: Can John Lackey Keep Things Rolling at Oakland?

    The slumbering Boston Red Sox are now wide awake. Either that or they're faking it really well. The Red Sox pounded out three straight wins over the Toronto Blue Jays ...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about 3 years ago 560 reads 2 comments

  8. Dustin Pedroia: Amid Sox' April Struggles, His Hot Start a Reason to Celebrate

    Eleven games into 2011, the Boston Red Sox are 2-9. They've dug themselves a nice little hole to work out of, huh? Amid the many things that are going wrong for the Red Sox , there are some things that are going right ...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about 3 years ago 428 reads 0 comments

  9. 10 MLB Stars Whose Slow Starts Are Nothing To Worry About

    Cold starts at the dish in April are nothing new to baseball. They are as old as the game itself. Opening a season poorly is difficult for a player to hide. Bury a two-week slump in the middle of July, and nobody will bat an eyelash...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about 3 years ago 639 reads 5 comments

  10. Boston Red Sox: Analyzing the Best Player at Each Position in Team History

    Founded in 1901, the Boston Red Sox are one of the American League's eight charter franchises. Accordingly, with over a century's worth of seasons, many a great player has cycled through the organization...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 3 years ago 2,292 reads 5 comments

  11. Jose Canseco, Barry Bonds and 5 Retired MLB Stars We Wish Would Just Go Away

    The scars of MLB's recent past are beginning to heal and fade. The Steroids Era is growing smaller and smaller in the rearview mirror...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 3 years ago 1,296 reads 0 comments

  12. 2011 MLB Predictions: Josh Beckett and John Lackey Looking To Rebound

    Josh Beckett and John Lackey were both treated to lavish paydays last season; to say that neither of them lived up to their deals in 2010 would be a colossal understatement. Lackey inked a five-year, $82...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 3 years ago 689 reads 1 comments

  13. MLB Predictions: 5 Ways the Tampa Bay Rays Can Still Sting the Boston Red Sox

    Matt Garza's a Cub. Ditto for Carlos Pena. Jason Bartlett is a Padre. Rafael Soriano now calls the Bronx home. Grant Balfour's in Oakland. Carl Crawford is, of course, now a Boston Red Sox, as is Dan Wheeler...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 3 years ago 802 reads 6 comments

  14. Jon Lester: Why He's Poised to Become AL's Second-Best Pitcher in 2011

    With 172 career starts before the age of 25, Felix Hernandez is the best pitcher in the American League. Who's No. 2? CC Sabathia? Justin Verlander? Jered Weaver? David Price? These guys are certainly all contenders, Price in particular...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 3 years ago 637 reads 2 comments

  15. MLB Trade Rumors: Could Red Sox Make Run at Jose Reyes If Mets Unload Him?

    Jose Reyes , the future shortstop of the Boston Red Sox ? Crazy talk. Right? Perhaps not, though...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 3 years ago 5,960 reads 18 comments

  16. Boston Celtics: Why They Must Secure No. 1 in the East

    With key home wins in games four and five in Boston, the Celtics overcame a 2-1 deficit in last year's NBA Finals and went back to the Staples Center in Los Angeles with two shots to win one game...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 3 years ago 768 reads 1 comments

  17. Boston Red Sox Rumors: 10 Signings or Trades That Could Clinch AL East Title

    It's not even February, however the Boston Red Sox have been all but given their rings as 2011 World Series Champions...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 3 years ago 3,181 reads 6 comments

  18. Boston Red Sox: Power Ranking the Top 10 Prospects Left in Their Farm System

    Blockbuster trades at the major league level often tend to shake things up at the minor league level, and the Boston Red Sox trade for Adrian Gonzalez last November was no exception...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 3 years ago 2,540 reads 13 comments

  19. Jonathan Papelbon: He Isn't Heading Anywhere, But He Won't Be Staying, Either

    Jonathan Papelbon is gearing up for his sixth season as closer for the Boston Red Sox . The upcoming year will be the third straight that Papelbon has pitched on a one-year contract...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 3 years ago 1,334 reads 10 comments

  20. Boston Celtics: Winning Beyond Danny Ainge's 'Three-Year Window'

    The Red Sox had given me Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS. The Patriots had given me 18... and 1. This May, the Bruins added themselves to the short list of teams to blow 3-0 leads in a best-of-seven series...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 3 years ago 1,336 reads 10 comments

  21. Keeping Up with the Red Sox: 10 Potential Additions for the New York Yankees

    Are the Red Sox a lock to win the AL East? Sure looks like it at this juncture. Let's put it this way: The AL East is Boston's to lose...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 3 years ago 3,772 reads 6 comments

  22. Boston's Reason to Believe: What Do the Red Sox See in Jarrod Saltalamacchia?

    The big news today is that Cliff Lee rejected the Yankees . Red Sox fans have every right and reason to be delighted by this news. However, the Yankees did quietly sign Russell Martin this morning...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 3 years ago 1,748 reads 8 comments

  23. Get to Know Your Boston Celtics: Let's Meet Their Twitter Accounts!

    NBA Players Love Twitter, and Your Boston Celtics Are No Exception to this Trend Like other professional athletes, NBA players have flocked to Twitter over the past few years...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 3 years ago 2,091 reads 2 comments

  24. Why Carl Crawford Is Worth Every Penny of His $142 Million Deal

    There is a certain logic to why the Washington Nationals splurged on Jayson Werth, even if it is a faulty logic...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 3 years ago 1,174 reads 6 comments