1. Lineup Change Needed?

    In last year’s postseason, one that featured a march to the World Series title, the trio of David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and Mike Lowell had plenty of RBI opportunities and were able to cash in...

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  2. BLOGPOLL: A.L. Awards 7/1

    Each week, I am participating in the 2008 MLB Blog Poll at RotoJunkie.com. Below are my current votes for the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards...

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  3. The Long View

    After watching a Red Sox rally in the ninth inning last night fall just short as they fell 1 1/2 games behind the first place Tampa Bay Rays, I couldn’t help feeling that last night’s game ...

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  4. 6/30: Battle For First

    Prev. Gm: Boston Red Sox (50-34) @ Tampa Bay Rays (49-32) Justin Masterson (4-1, 3.43) @ James Shields (5-5, 3.76) 7:05 PM EDT | Tropicana Field (St...

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  5. Boston Red Sox's Midyear Evaluation

    Here the defending world champion Boston Red Sox stand, at practically the halfway point of the season: 50-32, first place in the A.L. East by one-half game over Tampa...

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  6. Mid-year Review: The best “B” team in baseball

    As Paul and I looked back on the first half of the season in last night’s podcast, we found ourselves surprisingly critical of the team’s component performance despite it’s 49-32 record and lead in the A...

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  7. 6/27: Final Interleague Duel

    Prev. Gm: Boston Red Sox (49-32) @ Houston Astros (37-42) Daisuke Matsuzaka (8-1, 3.46) @ Runelvys Hernandez (0-0, 0.00) 8:05 PM EDT | Minute Maid Park (Houston, TX) TV: NESN RADIO: WRKO 680, SBN 1150 GAME NOTES: This should be a sweep...

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  8. BOS 5, ARI 0: Wakefield dominates in win

    Tim Wakefield yielded two hits over seven runs out dueling Randy Johnson for his fifth win of the season. Dustin Pedroia had three hits and Kevin Cash hit a three-run homer in the eighth to put the game away...

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  9. Pepsi’s TRIVIA: Before Pedro

    Daniel Rathman and Tessie’s Dad are jockeying for first place! Tessie’s Dad was able to identify Ray Culp as the last Red Sox pitcher who pitched five consecutive home openers...

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  10. POLL: Is Schilling a Hall of Famer?

    Is Curt Schilling a Hall of Fame pitcher? Yes, he’ll make it there but it will take a few years of rejection 59% of all votes. No, his post season dominance doesn’t offset his overall body of work 21% of all votes Absolutely, first ballot...

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  11. SOX ON DECK: Kris Johnson pitches Portland to victory

    Chalk up Thursday night’s 2-0 victory over the Connecticut Defenders to another impressive start by one of the Portland Sea Dogs’ young pitchers...

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  12. Red Sox "On Deck": Bump in the Road

    Portland had difficulty in navigating a “bump” Wednesday night at Dodd Stadium—Nate Bump, to be specific...

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  13. 6/25: Battle Of Elders

    Prev. Gm: Arizona Diamondbacks (40-38) @ Boston Red Sox (48-32) Randy Johnson (4-5, 5.09) @ Tim Wakefield (4-5, 4...

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  14. Bostong Red Sox: Trade-Deadline Possibilities

    The Red Sox, year in and year out, have their name surfaced around the trade deadline and the weeks prior. The team is in contention annually, and they have the necessary payroll to make any type of deal without worrying too much about cost...

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  15. SOX ON DECK: Bowden bears down, wins game for Sea Dogs

    The worst thing the Connecticut Defenders could have done to Michael Bowden occurred in the fourth inning Tuesday night when Ryan Rohlinger hit a two-run homer that tied a game against the Portland Sea Dogs at 3-3...

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  16. Boston Red Sox Win From Behind For 19th Time

    Yes, 19 come from behind wins for the Boston Red Sox and 12 in their last at bat. Jason Varitek drove home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth on a single, to right plating ...

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  17. 6/24: Win It For The Dawg

    Prev. Gm: Arizona Diamondbacks (40-37) @ Boston Red Sox (47-32) Doug Davis (2-3, 3.65) @ Justin Masterson (4-1, 3...

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  18. Boston Red Sox/New York Yankees Interleague Disparity Is Ridiculous

    The difference in the interleague schedule of the Red Sox and Yankees could mean the difference between playing in October or going home. And the Yankees have the advantage...

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  19. Schilling’s Legacy

    When Curt Schilling broke from Thanksgiving dinner in 2003 with Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein, I doubt even he knew what the next five years would hold for him...

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  20. Corsaletti, Goodson paces PawSox to victory

    Matt Goodson exorcised a couple of demons Monday night as the Portland Sea Dogs beat the Connecticut Defenders, 5-3, at Dodd Stadium. First, Goodson snapped a two-game skid during which he was 0-1 with an inflated 12...

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  21. Arizona-Boston: Dan Haren outduels Josh Beckett

    Dan Haren went seven innings and only surrendered two hits, as the Boston Red Sox have now dropped three out of their last four home games, losing to the D-Backs 2-1 on Monday night...

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  22. Kevin Youkilis Goes Down in the Polls

    The previous poll asked: In the Youk vs. Manny squabble, whose side are you on? •Manny’s: Youk needs to lighten up. Don’t let the opposition see you get frustrated...

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  23. BLOGPOLL: NL Awards 6/23

    Each week, I am participating in the 2008 MLB Blog Poll at RotoJunkie.com. Below are my current votes for the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards...

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  24. Michael Bowden: Should he stay or go?

    The Boston Globe recently published a piece on Michael Bowden and reported that over his last 10 starts for Double-A Portland, Bowden’s gone 5-1 with a 1.40 ERA...

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  25. Kevin Youkilis Negates Sweep: Boston Red Sox 5, St. Louis Cardinals 3

    Kevin Youkilis homered twice, but the most important one came in the bottom of the 13th inning. The two-run walk-off homer lifted the Boston Red Sox over the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-3. It was Youkilis’ 13th home run of the season...

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