1. 2012 Training Camp Battles: New England Patriots Running Back

    In the wake of the New England Patriots "defense first" draft, it seems odd to focus too much attention on the running back position...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about almost 3 years ago 4,102 reads 10 comments

  2. Projecting Theo Epstein's 2012 Boston Red Sox Roster

    As the Red Sox surge through the summer, validating preseason predictions and putting a 2-10 start well behind them, GM Theo Epstein is focused on stitching together the final components for Boston's stretch run...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about almost 4 years ago 1,139 reads 0 comments

  3. Boston Red Sox: Ryan Lavarnway's Future

    Let's face it: "designated hitter" does not have a ring to it. There's no swagger, no punch, no sex appeal. There's never been a Big DH on Campus. The DH was never named prom king, and never got the girl...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about almost 4 years ago 706 reads 4 comments

  4. Boston Red Sox: 5 Right-Field Options at the Trade Deadline

    JD Drew is having a bad season . Chalk that one up under Captain Obvious' playbook. In year five of a $70 million contract, Drew is proving all the right people among Boston's leadership wrong with a ...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about almost 4 years ago 1,537 reads 5 comments

  5. Baltimore Orioles: Buck Showalter's Legit Beef and Poor Choice of Enemies

    From a hardcore Red Sox lifer and armchair Orioles fan (gotta love that Camden Yards), I am a Buck Showalter admirer. Heck, I think he's the best thing to happen for that team since Albert Belle retired...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about 4 years ago 631 reads 7 comments

  6. Boston Red Sox 2011 Prospect Preview: SP Drake Britton

    In my continuing series of articles covering the Boston farm system, I'll be discussing a number of top-tier prospects throughout the Red Sox minor leagues with the potential to help the team in the next wave of home-grown talent...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about 4 years ago 421 reads 0 comments

  7. Boston Red Sox Prospect Preview: SS Jose Iglesias

    Over the next few weeks, I'll be publishing a series of articles on the Red Sox farm system, profiling a dozen or so top-tier prospects that have high potentials and will likely help the club as the next wave of homegrown talent...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about 4 years ago 894 reads 4 comments

  8. Boston Red Sox 2011 Prospect Preview: SP Felix Doubront

    Over the next few weeks, I'll be publishing a series of articles on the Red Sox farm system, profiling a dozen or so top-tier prospects that have high potentials and will likely help the club as the next wave of homegrown talent...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about 4 years ago 543 reads 0 comments

  9. Boston Red Sox Prospect Preview, Vol. I: OF Ryan Kalish

    Over the next several weeks, I'll be publishing a series of article on the Red Sox farm system, profiling a dozen or so top-tier prospects that have high potentials, and will likely help the club as the next wave of home-grown talent...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about 4 years ago 487 reads 0 comments

  10. Boston Red Sox's Youth Movement and the Future of the Team

    Before I get started, a tip of the cap from all of us in Red Sox nation to Theo Epstein, our maverick genius, our watchful protector, our Dark Kni-...never mind. But I stand in awe of what the 37 year old son of Brookline, MA has accomplished...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about over 4 years ago 439 reads 2 comments

  11. The Case For Jed: 6 Reasons Why Lowrie Should Start for Boston in 2011

    In the blitzkrieg of high-profile signings that has been the Red Sox' offseason, too easily have nagging questions escaped our rose-colored tunnel vision...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about over 4 years ago 739 reads 9 comments

  12. Patriotic Duty: 5 Needs New England Must Address In The 2011 NFL Draft

    With five of the first 74 picks in this year's draft, the New England Patriots have a unique opportunity to make their elite team even better next fall...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about over 4 years ago 1,036 reads 5 comments

  13. Quantifying Greatness: The Unparalleled Pitching of Pedro Martinez, 1997-2003

    I am the first sports fan to admit that statistics spin tall tales as much as they inform. While number-crunching has allowed us to distill fact from fiction when it comes to ...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about over 4 years ago 682 reads 2 comments

  14. 2010 NFL Playoff Theory: How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Seahawks?

    It could have been alright. One measly win, and the Rams are in. We've seen 8-8 playoff teams before. Sometimes to the chagrin of some 9-,10-, and yes, 11-win teams. And maybe the Seahawks aren't so different from that 8-win sleeper...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about over 4 years ago 556 reads 2 comments

  15. All Lunch Pail Crew: Starting Nine Who Earned Their Keep In The 2010 MLB Season

    We should all be so lucky to make the league minimum. Before we go feeling sorry for the (relatively) underpaid workhorses of baseball, it helps to remember how much $400,000 is...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about over 4 years ago 502 reads 2 comments

  16. Red (Sox) Scare: Fitting Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez in the Boston Lineup

    I won't lie—it's a nice problem to have. At a time of year when finding an outfielder, starting pitcher and rounding out the bullpen is at the fore of most teams' minds, ...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about over 4 years ago 1,135 reads 10 comments

  17. The Red Sox In 2009: A Catcher's Drama In Three Acts

    Heading into the 2009 season, the Red Sox will be knocking on the door of an identity crisis, if they haven't already smashed said door to bits and crossed the threshold...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about over 6 years ago 390 reads 5 comments

  18. Money to Burn: The Luxury of the Boston “Big-Market” Red Sox

    If the Red Sox sign a big ticket free agent this winter, it may be at the behest of David Ortiz (now minus-one Manny Ramirez) wanting a scary, pitchers-fill-their-pants, kind of hitter. The Sox may sign Derek Lowe, who is durable and experienced...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about over 6 years ago 406 reads 1 comments

  19. A Letter of Apology to Terry Francona

    I confess, Tito. I did it. I took the cookie from the before-they-hatch jar. Lock me up. I deserve to get slapped around, Pedro-Zimmer style. I throw myself on the mercy of the Red Sox court...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about over 6 years ago 260 reads 3 comments

  20. Red Sox-Angels Preview: The Boston Bench

    It remains to be seen exactly how the Red Sox postseason roster will shake down. Don't be surprised if the Sox go with an offense-heavy bench this October...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about over 6 years ago 296 reads 0 comments

  21. Money Talks. But it doesn't play for the Boston Red Sox.

    It's time, my fellow bean-eating friends. Time to get over it. The Yankees are no longer the Evil Empire. With all due respect to the Brothers Steinbrenner, they are no more evil than Snidely Whiplash, cackling over the damsel tied to the train tracks..

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about over 6 years ago 157 reads 1 comments

  22. MLB MVP Philosophy

    In the interest of full disclosure, I am a Red Sox fan. If I was a card-carrying member of the BBWAA, I would have mailed in my ballot weeks ago, with our modern-day Hack Wilson incarnate's name punch-holed several times to ensure no hanging chads...

    Tyler Strickland Written by Tyler Strickland about over 6 years ago 344 reads 2 comments