1. Kevin Youkilis and the Curious Case of Selective Aggression

    In Kevin Youkilis' recent Q&A with MVN's The Bottom Line, I found one particular answer particularly interesting...

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  2. Tampa Bay Rays Nab Pat Burrell

    *hat tip MLB Trade Rumors, from Ken Rosenthal* "According to Ken Rosenthal, the Rays are close to signing Pat Burrell to a two-year, $16MM deal. It'd be a solid move, as the Rays can increase his value by not using him in the field...

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  3. Interviewing Red Sox prospect Stephen Fife

    Red Sox prospect Stephen Fife took some time out of his schedule to answer some questions for Fire Brand. Fife, 22, was drafted in the third round of the draft out of Utah. In 14 relief appearances for the Lowell Spinners, he posted a 2...

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  4. Whither Wakefield—Knuckleballer Not in Boston Red Sox Plans?

    *hat tip - YFSF, What Does Amalie Know?* As YFSF picked up, Tim Wakefield's name is omitted from the pitching options in the following response to a mailbag question of Amalie Benjamin. "The Red Sox will count on nothing of the sort...

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  5. Being the GM: Red Sox

    Folks, You may or may not know this, but I also write for MVN Outsider, the staff page of MVN. Over there, I've been doing a series of "Being the GM" and today it was the Red Sox' turn. Check it out and let me know what you think...

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  6. Sumo Lounge TRIVIA: Tek Leads Catcher Postseason HR

    Jason Varitek has the most ever postseason homers as a catcher. How many did he hit? HONOR CODE: No search engines. WINNER GETS: To submit a featured community post. Register for an account, click PUBLISH A POST in the sidebar, and write your article...

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  7. Morning Cup o' Rumors: MLB; Sox needs

    Lot of twiddling our thumbs right now as we wait for the free agent season to officially kick off. Let's take a whirl throughout the rumors in baseball and see what's going on... Out west, the San Diego Padres are committed to trading starter Jake Peavy..

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  8. Morning Cup 'o Info: Red Sox News and Notes, Pedroia, Saltalamacchia, and more

    Just some quick notes to get your morning started. First, trust me when I say this, but my Top 50 Free Agents is probably my favorite piece that I do all year and because of that, I get way too fussy about it...

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  9. Boston Red Sox May Have Interest In Japanese Pitcher, Kenshin Kawakami

    The Boston Red Sox are hot on the tails of 22-year old Junichi Tazawa to join the club, but there's another Japanese pitcher out there that may end up serving as the Sox's No. 5 starter in 2009...

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  10. A look at Kenshin Kawakami

    The Boston Red Sox are hot on the tails of 22-year-old Junichi Tazawa to join the club, but there's another Japanese pitcher out there that may end up serving as the Sox's No. 5 starter in 2009...

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  11. Bora$ wants 'Posada money' for Varitek

    Jason Varitek and Jorge Posada are of similar age. Both are catchers. The similarities stop there, but Scott Boras said he thinks Varitek is worthy of a four-year, $52.4 million commitment, which is what Posada got last year...

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  12. Sumo Lounge TRIVIA: Lefty winners

    Congratulations to Tessie's Dad for winning the last round of trivia! He gets a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3 with 5 MP, 6X Optical Zoom, 2-Inch Diagonal LCD. Oooh la la! TD -- please e-mail me your mailing address to send to...

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  13. How They Voted: The 2008 Boston Red Sox (Humor)

    Today is election day for one of the most important and polarizing elections in the history of our great country. I hope everyone takes time out of their day to fufill their most important responsibility as an American citizen...

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  14. Top 50 Free Agents - Important Dates to Know

    Last year, on November 6th, 2007, I released my top 50 Free Agents rankings and predictions. You can check out the archive on my old blog if you are interested...

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  15. Projections for 2009 Boston Red Sox and Others

    Bill James has come out with his new handbook for 2009, and in the handbook are the early statistical projections for players next year...

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  16. Free Agent Frenzy, 2009

    I assume at least some of you know about Free Agent Frenzy. It's a game on MLB.com. There, you predict where the 15 top free-agents sign and your confidence level of each signing. You get opening day tickets if you win...

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  17. Free Agent Frenzy 2009

    I assume at least some of you know about the Free Agent Frenzy -- a game that MLB.com rolls out where you predict where 15 top free agents sign and the confidence level you have of that...

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  18. Red Sox Pick Up Tim Wakefield's Option

    The Red Sox have exercised Tim Wakefield's $4 million perpetual team option for the 2009 season. Next year will mark Wakefield's 15th season with the team...

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  19. A Plea to MLB: Move the Marlins to Boston

    It has never been more difficult to get a ticket to professional sports than it is in Boston in 2008. While the Red Sox have sold out every game for four-plus years, things aren't much better with Boston's other teams...

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  20. Phillies Fix My Car

    For Philadelphia Phillies fans, it was the best of times, unless you are Ted Passon, who's "best of times" turned into a "worst of times" at the flip of a switch, or in this case.....

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  21. Manny Ramirez Eyes the Bronx As a Chance To Punish Red Sox

    Just like 6.1 percent of all Americans during the economy's recession, Manny Ramirez is currently unemployed and looking for work...

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  22. For Love of the Game: Yankees fan guilty

    From the Boston Herald: Prosecutors say Rodriguez was among a group of men who watched the baseball game on TV in Boston, won by the Red Sox 6-4. As the men drove home along Interstate 93, some of them teased Rodriguez, a Yankees fan...

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  23. Don't call it Weathergate

    There are so many reasons to love the sport of baseball. One of the top reasons for this writer is that even after 100 years of playing the nation's pastime, there is still a good chance that every year you'll see something that has never happened before.

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  24. Internal Affairs

    Some of the biggest signings that the Boston Red Sox make this offseason might not have anything to do with new faces set to make a splash in Boston...

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  25. Youkilis named AL's best hitter; is he for real?

    In fan voting, Kevin Youkilis was tabbed the AL's best hitter, an honor formerly bestowed on such luminaries like Manny Ramirez and Alex Rodriguez...

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