1. Nick Punto Signing Shows Boston Red Sox's Commitment To Improve

    The Nick Punto signing isn't exactly the type of move that dominates headlines. It's not going to be the move that nets Ben Cherington the "GM of The Year" award...

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  2. LA Story: Clippers Make Moves to Improve While Lakers Sit and Watch

    There's a buzz in Los Angeles this morning. That's because the Los Angeles Clippers , not the Los Angeles Lakers , are all of a sudden the talk of the town...

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  3. Boston Celtics 2012 Schedule: Roughest Stretches for 2011-2012 Season

    With the 2011-2012 season bearing down on the Boston Celtics as it rapidly approaches its Christmas Day tipoff, the team is scrambling to get ready. The rosters aren't even set and practices have begun...

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  4. Boston Red Sox Trade: Why Melancon May Be Just the First Step

    The Red Sox acquisition of Houston Astros closer Mark Melancon could be the answer to the closer position that was left open when former Red Sox stopper Jonathan Papelbon left for Philadelphia via free agency...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 3 years ago 2,046 reads 12 comments

  5. Boston Red Sox Trade: Mark Melancon for Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland

    The Boston offseason restructuring took a dramatic step forward Wednesday as the Red Sox shipped infielder Jed Lowrie and pitcher Kyle Weiland to the Houston Astros for their closer Mark Melancon...

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  6. MLB: Every Team's Biggest Offseason Injury Concern

    It doesn't matter what team you root for. Every fan knows the feeling. There's a player on your team's roster who is...let's use the word "fragile"...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 3 years ago 3,838 reads 37 comments

  7. MLB Free Agents 2012: Boston Red Sox Sign Kelly Shoppach, End Jason Varitek Era

    The Jason Varitek era has come to an end in Boston. Nothing is set in stone as of yet but the Red Sox' signing of Kelly Shoppach this morning creates a roster where there is simply no place for Jason Varitek...

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  8. Boston Celtics' Biggest Challenges for the 2011-2012 NBA Season

    It's been a unique and unprecedented offseason for the National Basketball Association. A lockout that spiraled into not just missed exhibition games but regular season games as well...

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  9. Braun's Positive Test Opens Up Questions for MLB's Testing Program

    Baseball fans are about to learn a lot more about Major League Baseball's drug testing program over the next few days...

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  10. Daniel Bard Being Prepped to Start: What This Means for Boston Red Sox

    Even though the Boston Red Sox have, to this point, come up short in their efforts to land a closer via either free agency or trade, new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine announced ...

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  11. Ryan Braun Positive Banned Substance Test: Huge Step Backwards for Baseball

    Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens, Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun ...

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  12. How Danny Ainge Can Keep Rajon Rondo Happy on the Boston Celtics

    As the entire sports world found out on Thursday evening and into Friday when players hear they're going to be traded or are part of a trade, feelings can be hurt ...

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  13. Yankee Fans Who Don't Think the Angels Can Win in 2012 Have a Short Memory

    Moments after both Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson were both inked to massive multi-year deals by the Los Angeles Angels, the cries began...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 3 years ago 688 reads 53 comments

  14. MLB: Marlins, A's and Phillies Should Get Together and Make This Big Deal

    While everyone loves to play "GM" and concoct trades that move high profile players and rearrange the balance of power in baseball, those types of deals rarely happen. Teams don't like moving stars that often...

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  15. What Can the Boston Celtics Realistically Expect from Kevin Garnett on Defense?

    Now that the NBA season is not just going to happen but is rapidly approaching its Christmas Day debut, it's time to start to ask pertinent questions about the product that fans will see on the floor...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 3 years ago 1,095 reads 2 comments

  16. Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson to Angels: Ranking Every AL Team After the Signings

    What can $331.5 million do? Well, in addition to bringing in the both the highest-profile available hitter and starting pitcher off the market, it also shakes up the balance of power in the American League...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 3 years ago 12,993 reads 186 comments

  17. Albert Pujols to LA: Are the Angels the World Series Favorites in the AL?

    In what is unquestionably the surprise of the offseason, Albert Pujols has signed a 10-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels for approximately $250 million...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 3 years ago 6,328 reads 128 comments

  18. Boston Red Sox: Recapping the Winter Meetings and What's Next

    It was just over three full days of activity in Dallas, Texas —but not for the Boston Red Sox and their fans...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 3 years ago 2,008 reads 4 comments

  19. MLB Trade Rumors: Can the Boston Red Sox Get Andrew Bailey for Josh Reddick?

    When former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon was offered four years and $50 million by the Philadelphia Phillies nearly a month ago, he knew a few things. He hadn't gotten an offer from the Red Sox yet...

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  20. Sergio Santos to the Blue Jays Is a Sign of Impending Rebuilding in Chicago

    Chicago is in rebuilding mode. No, not the Chicago Cubs , who always seem to be in rebuilding mode. "It is the start of a rebuilding," Williams said. "You guys know I have not used that word in 12 years...

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  21. Worst Franchise in All of Baseball? The New York Mets Are Winning This One

    On Sunday night when the departure of Jose Reyes became official it was the latest in what has become a near constant stream of bad news for the New York Mets and their beleaguered fans...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 3 years ago 1,870 reads 5 comments

  22. Ortiz Likely to Remain in Boston: More Good News for the Red Sox

    Sure there will be those that will be critical. Some have said he dogged it down the stretch in September, or that he became preoccupied with his individual stats and wasn't concerned enough with the results of the games...

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  23. MLB Power Rankings: Predicting How the Teams Will Stack Up on Opening Day

    April 4th is a long way off. That's when the first official game of the 2012 MLB season will be played. The defending champion St. Louis Cardinals will face off against the new-look, new-name Miami Marlins in a new stadium...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 3 years ago 526 reads 2 comments

  24. Pedro Martinez Retires: Looking Back on Dominance in Boston

    With the announcement that Pedro Martinez is retiring it's worth looking back on the career of one of the greatest pitchers ever to play the game. Red Sox fans surely can remember the electricity of the late 1990's and into the 21st Century...

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  25. Baseball Winter Meetings: Red Sox Will Meet with the Agent for Oswalt and Wilson

    With baseball's winter meetings poised to begin in Dallas on Monday, the rumor mill is already heating up. Michael Silverman of The Boston Herald is reporting that the Boston Red Sox have scheduled a meeting with agent Bob Garber ...

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