1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 6 years ago 61 reads 1 comments

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 6 years ago 76 reads 0 comments

  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Rooting for the Phillies to win it all

    The World Series has been an extremely interesting affair thus far, and it's one you should be tuning into...

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  13. Red Sox Roundtable: Whom Should Boston Bring In?

    If you could decide just one free agent acquisition for the Red Sox this offseason, whom would it be, and why? Well, since it's a free agent acquisition, I suppose I can't talk about trading for Russell Martin...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 6 years ago 240 reads 2 comments

  14. Red Sox Notes: Josh Beckett, Derek Lowe, Texas Catchers

    Rounding up Red Sox-centric rumors for the day... Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels would not rule out trading two catchers (likely Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Gerald Laird) ...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 6 years ago 371 reads 2 comments

  15. If the Angels can't get Teixeira, maybe they should go after Manny

    Maybe the Angels should make it Manny-heim. Understand, I am not a fan of Manny Ramirez. I think that the attention he gets, his antics, and the way he left Boston is despicable...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 6 years ago 112 reads 1 comments

  16. Halloween Sound-off - Who's Scarier: Sox or Rays?

    Hey gang, I hope this one posts. We've been having problems with the changeover and nothing's been getting through. Hopefully, the new site will work out all the kinks and provide a more user-friendly environment for everyone...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 6 years ago 95 reads 0 comments

  17. Hand Lowrie that starting job

    One plotline throughout this offseason will be the question of what will happen at shortstop: will the Red Sox install rookie Jed Lowrie into the role or go back to injured, mega-bust ...

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  18. MLB 2008 World Series preview: Position-by-position sizing of the Phils and Rays

    If you were nervous about the Tampa Bay Rays pulling through at the start of October -- or after Game 5 of the ALCS -- you can calm down. They may just be the best team in baseball...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 6 years ago 79 reads 0 comments

  19. Curt Schilling Says Manny Ramirez "Didn't Give a Rat's Ass"

    Curt Schilling's latest entry on his blog, 38pitches.com, was very, very interesting. It has been removed from 38pitches.com (unsurprisingly), but the text still comes through on my RSS reader...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 6 years ago 480 reads 5 comments

  20. A Tribute to Tek: The Captain's Top 10

    There will be plenty of space used throughout the print world and blogosphere regarding the decision to re-sign Jason Varitek or pursue other options behind the plate...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 6 years ago 328 reads 1 comments

  21. Shutterfly TRIVIA: Jason's #33

    On the heels of what could have been Jason Varitek's final season as a Red Sox comes this trivia post and tomorrow, a compilation of the top 10 Varitek moments...Jason Varitek didn't always wear #33 for the Red Sox...

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  22. ALCS IN REVIEW; Upton, Garza, Price, Longoria lead the way.

    B.J. Upton: The MVP of games 1-6 belonged to B.J. Upton, but after Garza's game seven performance, I have no problem with him winning the MVP. However, everyone needs to remember the series B...

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  23. Building a Dynasty

    In the wake of a season that ended five wins short of everyone's hopes but was gratifying in it's entirety nonetheless, the attention shifts from on field activities to the maneuvers of the front office behind the scenes...

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  24. Earnings

    The least experienced of the youthful enough and hungering enough Tampa Bay Rays punches out J.D. Drew with ducks on the pond to finish the eighth...

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  25. Stoking up the Hot Stove: Peavy or Lowe for '09?

    With 2008 officially in the books, and congrats to both the local nine and the AL Champion Tampa Bay Rays, let's begin looking at options to improve the team for 2009. The achievements of this year's squad are nothing short of impressive...

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