1. MLB: Boston Red Sox Sweep Away Plunkings, Baltimore Whining to Close First Half

    Over the weekend, Boston players, coaches and fans bore witness to some major league griping. In their final series before the All-Star Break, the Baltimore Orioles spent an undue ...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 395 reads 12 comments

  2. Ohio State Football Vacates Wins, Throws Jim Tressel Under the Bus

    According to the Columbus Dispatch , Ohio State has offered its official response to the NCAA following the notice of violations by its football program received earlier this year...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 2,198 reads 81 comments

  3. Boston Red Sox: 5 Things the Club Must Do in July

    After enjoying a strong May and, for the most part, a solid June, the Red Sox have hit a rough patch. Going back to June 18, a span of 16 games, the club has gone 8-8, losing series to the Padres , Pirates and Phillies ...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 2,677 reads 26 comments

  4. Albert Pujols' Amazing Recovery Raises Questions

    I'll admit that I'm not a doctor. I know precious little about platelet counts, metabolic rates or white blood cells. Left to my own devices, I probably couldn't diagnose an injury or provide a very accurate prognosis...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 2,437 reads 60 comments

  5. 2011 MLB Trade Speculation: 8 Teams That Will Make a Deadline Splash

    Every year around this time, as players look forward to a few days off and the All-Star Game dominates the headlines, trade talk heats up...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 2,509 reads 8 comments

  6. Boston Red Sox: Top 10 Good Guys and Bad Guys of the Last 25 Years

    Any franchise that gets as much attention as the Boston Red Sox is bound to have more than its share of fan favorites...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 3,325 reads 37 comments

  7. MLB Power Rankings: 45 Fat Major League Baseball Players Worth Their Girth

    Few things in the world of sports are more amusing or mysterious than fat athletes. These portly, pudgy players pack on the pounds yet somehow still manage to pull off the role of ...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 23,021 reads 16 comments

  8. Boston Red Sox: Opener in Philly Highlights Club's Primary Weakness

    Baseball is a sport in which even the best hitters fail nearly two-thirds of the time. It is a sport that demands consistency and requires limitless patience and short memories. And it is a sport in which good pitching truly does beat good hitting...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 248 reads 2 comments

  9. Chase Headley Steamrolls Catcher Brayan Pena: Awaiting Brian Sabean's Outrage

    In case you missed it - and odds are you did - the Royals and Padres played to a 4-3 finish at Petco Park last night. San Diego defended its turf and eked out the victory, but it was a hard-fought game...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 205 reads 3 comments

  10. David Ortiz: Not a Real Baseball Player?

    Opinions are great. They fuel debate and are a significant reason why watching and talking about sports are such enjoyable activities. But an opinion has to make sense. And it has to be defensible...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 1,580 reads 20 comments

  11. Boston Red Sox: Time for Terry Francona To Pull John Lackey

    The latest chapter in John Lackey's season from hell unfolded on Wednesday at Fenway Park, where not even frequent rain could extinguish the blaze of failure that scorched the Red Sox ...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 2,823 reads 13 comments

  12. Adrian Gonzalez: 5 Reasons He Could Win a Triple Crown with the Boston Red Sox

    Major League Baseball hasn't had an offensive Triple Crown winner since 1967. As the drought nears the half-century mark, it's worth wondering if and when it will ever be captured again...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 1,471 reads 9 comments

  13. Kevin Youkilis and the 12 Current Hitters with the Craziest Mechanics

    There was a time in the game of baseball when unique approaches to the game led to all sorts of crazy moves, maneuvers and mechanics. Think Juan Marichal on the mound. Think Darryl Strawberry's front leg flying...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 2,430 reads 8 comments

  14. MLB Power Rankings: The Top 12 Pitchers Who Became Position Players

    The game of baseball is filled with clear-cut distinctions. Fair or foul. Ball or strike. Safe or out. Left-handed or right-handed. Pitcher or position player...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 2,307 reads 3 comments

  15. David Ortiz: Why His 2011 Is Even More Impressive Than You Think

    It wasn't too long ago that I thought David Ortiz was finished. Oh, I assumed he'd hang around in the majors for a few more years as a DH, but it appeared as though his days of being truly productive were over...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 1,060 reads 3 comments

  16. MLB Realignment Offers Chance for Sweeping Changes Such as Salary Cap

    After nearly 14 years of imbalanced leagues, it appears that Major League Baseball is giving serious consideration to a realignment plan...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 1,156 reads 33 comments

  17. Dustin Pedroia To Need Surgery: Top Replacement Options for the Boston Red Sox

    According the Boston Globe's Peter Abraham and Nick Cafardo, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is on the verge of taking action to repair a sore knee that has plagued him all season...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 942 reads 12 comments

  18. Jon Lester Struggling: Why the Boston Red Sox Ace Should Be Monitored

    Jon Lester is easily one of the best young pitchers in baseball. If I were to construct a rotation from scratch, he would be in it every time. That jibes with expert opinion, as evidenced by ESPN's recent Franchise Player Draft ...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 806 reads 5 comments

  19. 2011 MLB Draft Results: The 6 Biggest Surprises of the First Round

    The first round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft is officially in the books, and in its wake comes the range of emotions fans always feel after watching their teams plan for the future...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 3,333 reads 6 comments

  20. J.D. Drew: Why He Has Been a Bust with the Boston Red Sox

    After recently putting together a list of the top 10 worst signings in recent Red Sox history, I got some blowback over my inclusion of J.D. Drew at number four...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 1,317 reads 18 comments

  21. Brian Sabean Should Face Discipline for Remarks on Buster Posey Injury

    It was bad enough when former catcher Mike Matheny inserted himself into the fray following Scott Cousins' collision with Buster Posey. Since then, the over-reaction has grown more ridiculous...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 2,768 reads 96 comments

  22. Albert Pujols and the Next 9 Sluggers with a Shot at 500 Home Runs

    In an era of more power through better chemistry, Albert Pujols stands out as a glaring exception to what was rapidly becoming a depressing rule. He is one of the few remaining big bats who has not been linked to steroid use...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 2,490 reads 6 comments

  23. Daisuke Matsuzaka and the 10 Worst Signings in Boston Red Sox History

    According to ESPN's Gordon Edes and Yahoo!'s Tim Brown , Daisuke Matsuzaka is going to opt for Tommy John surgery to repair a significant tear in his ulnar collateral ligament...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 4,264 reads 23 comments

  24. Boston Red Sox: Hot May Cancels Early-Season Mayday

    After an ugly April that finished with them sitting dead last in the A.L. East, the Boston Red Sox were certainly in distress. But what a difference a month can make...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 185 reads 5 comments

  25. Ohio State Football: Gene Smith Should Follow Jim Tressel

    With each day, the investigation into Ohio State football gets worse and worse. With each day, new violations come to light. More poor behavior. More cover-ups. SI...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about 3 years ago 955 reads 26 comments