1. Jim Tressel Resigns: Good Move for Ohio State Football

    It's been nearly one month to the day since I wrote about the need for Jim Tressel to voluntarily step down as head football coach at the Ohio State University...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 111 reads 1 comments

  2. Boston Red Sox: Alfredo Aceves Has Earned a Rotation Spot

    In baseball, perhaps more than in any other sport, a player is required to earn everything. From his first days as a professional, he has to fight through layers of farm system ...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 1,081 reads 18 comments

  3. Dustin Pedroia Still Struggling: Time for the Boston Red Sox to Worry?

    In his short but illustrious career, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has done it all. He's been Rookie of the Year and won an MVP award, a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 1,612 reads 8 comments

  4. Boston Red Sox Weekly Awards and Recap: Milestones for Ortiz and Youkilis

    Ted Williams. Carl Yastrzemski. Jim Rice. Dwight Evans. Four names that any Red Sox fan knows and loves. This elite group includes the only four players to have hit 300 or more home runs in a Red Sox uniform...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 215 reads 4 comments

  5. Boston Red Sox: Daisuke Matsuzaka Injury Will Require Changes

    If there is a such a thing as a fortunate injury, or a convenient one, the Boston Red Sox may have found it. Despite back-to-back shutout efforts in April, Daisuke Matsuzaka has been mostly a liability in the Boston rotation...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 740 reads 12 comments

  6. Boston Red Sox Trade Spec: What Should Boston Do If John Lackey Doesn't Recover?

    On Monday, the Boston Red Sox placed John Lackey on the 15-day D.L. with an elbow strain. It must be a contagious arm problem. Daisuke Matsuzaka had a similar diagnosis when he was struggling, and by all appearances, Lackey has caught the bug...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 2,140 reads 17 comments

  7. Boston Red Sox: Week Capped by Bronx Sweep as Club Pulls to .500

    It was a good weekend to love the Red Sox . Sweeping the Yankees in their own backyard is always satisfying, and getting back to the .500 mark in the process? That's just gravy...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 163 reads 2 comments

  8. Boston Red Sox: Jose Iglesias Offers Glimpse of the Future

    Yes, the Red Sox are still below .500. Yes, they still have some rather serious issues to resolve before we as fans can relax and enjoy the season with confidence. And yes, needing 11 innings to beat the A...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 908 reads 10 comments

  9. Boston Red Sox: Another Inconsistent Week Leaves Team Under .500

    It's May 9th. Do you know where your Red Sox are? Okay, so they're still below .500 at 16-18. And they're still in third place, trailing New York and Tampa Bay by four games...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 720 reads 5 comments

  10. Adrian Gonzalez: Is Boston Red Sox Slugger's Power Outage a Problem?

    This winter, Adrian Gonzalez joined the Red Sox in one of Boston's biggest and most anticipated deals in recent memory...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 758 reads 11 comments

  11. Boston Red Sox Trade Speculation: Fact or Fiction

    If you're a Red Sox fan, you're worried. Don't deny it. Even those of us with unshakable faith in the organization can't ignore the club's weaknesses. Players we had hoped would be solutions have so far been problems...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 1,435 reads 8 comments

  12. Boston Red Sox: How to Solve the Carl Crawford Dilemma

    This is not about picking on Carl Crawford for his slow start. A quick look around the league is all it takes to know that the left-fielder is hardly alone in his struggles, and in fact, he's shown signs of breaking out of his funk...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 1,212 reads 5 comments

  13. MLB Trade Ideas: 12 2012 Free Agents Who Will Be Moved by the Deadline

    As April ends, the 2011 season moves a month closer to the trading deadline. Clubs who are carrying free agents-to-be have to start thinking about how to make the best use of those ...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 1,622 reads 3 comments

  14. Ohio State Football Predictions: How Will the NCAA Penalize the Buckeyes?

    I recently commented on what coach Jim Tressel could do to improve the sad state of affairs facing his Ohio State Buckeyes...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 1,367 reads 58 comments

  15. Ohio State Football: How Jim Tressel Can Repair the Damage

    Over the past few months, the college football world has been hit with a series of revelations regarding the behavior of a handful of Ohio State football players and their coach, Jim Tressel ...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 546 reads 17 comments

  16. MLB Predictions: 10 Players in Danger of Being Sent Down

    In baseball, working your way out of the minors can take anywhere from several months to many years. Only the truly elite prospects enjoy limited time in an organization's farm system...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 162 reads 1 comments

  17. NFL Lockout: Debunking Rick Reilly's Bogus Sob Story

    With a lockout in place, and the threat of a missed season on the horizon, many NFL fans are worried. And there is widespread debate over who bears responsibility for this mess...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 310 reads 1 comments

  18. MLB Power Rankings: Top 15 Prospects in the AL East

    Baseball is more than a game. It's also a way of life. Perhaps more than any other major sport, baseball relies on long-term development to create successful players...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 437 reads 5 comments

  19. Boston Red Sox Rotation Should Say Sayonara to Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Can we all just agree that this wretched experiment needs to end? Several years ago, the Red Sox took a chance on a Japanese import. It didn’t work out. Despite big bucks. Despite a lot patience...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 337 reads 3 comments

  20. Chipper Jones' Milestone Underscores Magnitude of 3,000 Hits

    Larry Wayne Jones has been playing for the Atlanta Braves since 1993. Set to turn 39 on April 24, the man you all know as "Chipper" is in his 18th season with the same club—that alone is noteworthy...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 1,592 reads 6 comments

  21. MLB Predictions 2011: 15 Setup Men Eyeing the Closer Role

    Look at what fantasy baseball has done to us. We pore over pre-season rankings, stalk the Internet for live game box scores, pray for injuries just major enough to open up opportunities for sleepers...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 604 reads 1 comments

  22. MLB Predictions 2011: Who Will Be Each Team's Biggest Surprise?

    One of the best things about baseball is that it is a game of numbers. Numbers can tell us a great deal; they quantify the history of the game, help us track our favorite players in-season, and even allow us to predict what is likely to happen next...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 238 reads 5 comments

  23. Boston Red Sox: 5 Keys to Reaching the World Series

    It's a funny thing. Spring begins and somehow immediately conjures thoughts of October. For baseball fans, the weeks leading up to Opening Day are all about what the upcoming season has in store...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 379 reads 0 comments

  24. New England Patriots: Tom Brady Factor Must Drive 2011 NFL Draft Strategy

    When the New England Patriots drafted Tom Brady in the sixth round of the 2000 draft, there was no way of knowing what he would become...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 810 reads 5 comments

  25. Boston Red Sox Could Have Franchise-Best Offense in 2011

    As the title suggests, there's rampant optimism among Red Sox fans after this winter's acquisitions. The club traded for Adrian Gonzalez, a highly-prized first baseman whom the Boston brain trust has coveted for years...

    Matt S Written by Matt S about over 3 years ago 576 reads 3 comments