1. 2012 NBA Playoffs: The Celtics Rise, the Heat Fall and the Beat Goes on

    Well, that was some classic, ultra-pivotal Game 5, huh? That said, expecting greatness from the fifth game of a tied conference finals is a pretty easy call...

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  2. Fantasy Baseball: Buying or Selling Top 25 Starting Pitchers in 2012

    In a little over a month pitchers and catchers report to camp, so it's not too early to turn an eye toward the 2012 fantasy baseball season, not that it's ever too early for a little old-fashioned prognostication...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 1,009 reads 0 comments

  3. Josh Reddick Traded for Andrew Bailey: Analyzing the Red Sox Outfield Situation

    The most important result of the swap of Josh Reddick and Andrew Bailey is that the Red Sox have a dramatically improved bullpen situation. The void at closer left by Jonathan Papelbon has been filled...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 1,021 reads 1 comments

  4. MLB Free Agents 2012: 5 Players Not Worth Their "Market Value"

    What's too high? What's too low? Establishing a player's "market value" is one of the more important aspects of the free-agent process. Simply put, like in any business, team's want to get the most bang for their buck...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 572 reads 0 comments

  5. Prince Fielder Free Agent Rumors: Updating His 10 Most Likely Destinations

    With Albert Pujols off the market it is now Prince Fielder 's time to sign—and earn his own mega-deal...

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  6. Odds That Each MLB Team Takes a Chance on Manny Ramirez

    Manny has decided he has not had quite enough of being Manny—Manny Ramirez is back in baseball after being officially reinstated last Saturday . Ramirez abruptly retired last April after a failed drug test, his second drug offense...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 2,990 reads 8 comments

  7. Boston Red Sox: Jed Lowrie, Kyle Weiland Traded for Astros' Mark Melancon

    Shortstop Jed Lowrie and starter Kyle Weiland have been traded for Houston Astros closer Mark Melancon, tweets FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal . It's not surprising that Lowrie's on the move...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 1,035 reads 2 comments

  8. Boston Red Sox: 10 Relievers They Should Target

    The offseason is ticking along and the Red Sox have yet to make any major moves towards shoring up their depleted bullpen. The closer's role, in particular, needs to be addressed...

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  9. LA Angels Sign Pujols & Wilson: What Angels' Big Day Means for Boston Red Sox

    So yesterday was a good day to be an Angels ' fan, huh? My college buddy Jesse, an Angels' fan, shot me a text yesterday morning as news broke that his team had signed Albert Pujols : "Best day for angels fans since pap's blown save in the alds...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 2,614 reads 1 comments

  10. 10 Starting Pitchers the Boston Red Sox Are Considering for 2012

    The Red Sox have three rotation spots locked up between Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz . Spots No. 4 and No. 5 are completely up for grabs though...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 1,688 reads 3 comments

  11. 15 Biggest Sellouts in MLB History

    Albert Pujols signing with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim rocked the baseball world. Many called him a lucky man while others rightfully called him a sellout...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 19,360 reads 61 comments

  12. MLB Free Agents 2012: Top 10 35-Plus Players on the Market and Where They'll Go

    Some say baseball is increasingly a young man's game. Don't tell that to these fellas though. The 10 guys on this list are the best of geezers—the top 10 free agents 35 or older...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 774 reads 0 comments

  13. Boston Red Sox: Please, Just Say No to Bobby Valentine

    As of Monday, the Red Sox managerial search is officially down to two men : Gene Lamont and Bobby Valentine. A decision is expected before the winter meetings commence in Dallas next Monday...

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  14. New England Patriots: Predicting the Final Five Games

    The calendar will flip to December before the Patriots play their next game next Sunday at home versus the Colts ...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 5,208 reads 16 comments

  15. MLB Free Agency: Top 12 Relievers on the Market and Where They'll Go

    The free-agent market is awash with relievers, including many closers or former closers. With Jonathan Papelbon and Joe Nathan already signed, Heath Bell and Ryan Madson are arguably ...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 4,190 reads 8 comments

  16. Why Mark Buehrle Is a Perfect Fit for Retooled Boston Red Sox Rotation

    At this juncture, the Boston Red Sox have three rotation spots set with Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz. The Red Sox will undoubtedly scope out the free-agent market to address one if not both of these vacancies in their starting rotation...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 830 reads 2 comments

  17. Boston Red Sox: Candidates to Replace Jonathan Papelbon

    Jonathan Papelbon has signed with the Philadelphia Phillies and, for the first time since 2006, the Red Sox are searching for a closer...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 2,901 reads 3 comments

  18. Jonathan Papelbon Exit Is Ben Cherington's First Gamble for Boston Red Sox

    Jonathan Papelbon is shipping down to Philly. Papelbon reportedly agreed today to a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies for four years and $50 million...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 2,331 reads 5 comments

  19. Boston Red Sox: 12 Things for Fans to Look Forward to in 2012

    Fear not, my Red Sox brethren! While the sting of 2011 shall not subside anytime soon, it is what lies ahead, 2012, that must be the primary focus...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 706 reads 5 comments

  20. 2012 MLB Free Agency: 10 Bold Predictions for Prince Fielder's Free Agency

    Where's Prince Fielder going to go? Fielder ranks only behind Albert Pujols among the biggest names on the free agent market this offseason...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 3,030 reads 8 comments

  21. 10 Years Later: Remembering the 2001 World Series

    10 years ago today the Arizona Diamondbacks won their first and only World Series in franchise history, rallying for a pair of runs of the great Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning of Game 7...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 1,956 reads 8 comments

  22. MLB's 10 Throwback Jerseys That Should Have Stayed in the Past

    Given its long and rich history, baseball is a sport overflowing with throwback jersey combinations. Some of these retro looks are downright awesome and some of these are, well, not so much ...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 3,920 reads 8 comments

  23. Who's in Right? Analyzing the 2012 Options for the Boston Red Sox

    J.D. Drew is, God bless him, finally off the books and the Boston Red Sox have a vacancy in right field for the first time since 2006...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 2,129 reads 8 comments

  24. 2011 World Series: The 10 Greatest Game 7s in Fall Classic History

    The Cardinals' dramatic Game 6 win forced a Game 7 for the 2011 World Series . The Fall Classic has gone seven 32 times, a relatively high number considering the Rangers and Cardinals played in the 107th World Series...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 5,295 reads 9 comments

  25. Boston Red Sox: Ranking the 25 Greatest Pitchers in Franchise History

    Earlier this month , I ranked the 25 greatest players in Red Sox history. This time around I'm narrowing the focus and looking exclusively at pitchers...

    Chuck Platt Written by Chuck Platt about over 2 years ago 7,145 reads 1 comments