1. NFL Playoffs: Game Plans and Predictions for Conference Games

    The playoffs are dwindling down and we're almost to the big one. Lucky for us NFL fans, we get some of the best matchups possible in the impending conference championship games. New England Patriots vs...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 298 reads 0 comments

  2. Oregon State Football: How Do the Beavers Get Back on Top of the Pac-12?

    As an Oregon State Beavers fan, it's been hard to stay positive. 2008 and 2009 both ended in disappointment, as our down-south rivals ended strong Rose Bowl bids...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 789 reads 4 comments

  3. Boston Red Sox Rotation: Daniel Bard as a Starter Is Destined to Fail

    Perhaps the most controversial of all Boston Red Sox decisions this offseason has been the treatment of Daniel Bard. In desperate need starters, the BoSox have decided to stretch out Daniel Bard, as if a starter, throughout Spring Training...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 1,329 reads 16 comments

  4. 15 All-Time Greats Who Would Have Been Fantasy Baseball Monsters

    Fantasy baseball has become a must for baseball enthusiasts everywhere. And, despite how legendary today's players are, how do they size up against the player's of old? Who would you rather pick No...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 536 reads 6 comments

  5. Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda: How the Field of Baseball's Been Altered

    Well, the ball has finally dropped. In a stunning move, the New York Yankees have traded Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi to the Seattle Marines for Michael Pineda and Jose Campos...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 893 reads 6 comments

  6. Fantasy Baseball 2012: Top 25 Outfielders to Target Come Draft Day

    When it comes to fantasy baseball, outfield is one of the deepest positions. It also features some of the most dynamic five-tool players in the game. However, each team is required to fill out three outfielder spots on their roster...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 1,116 reads 0 comments

  7. MLB: Franchise Players at Each Position

    Recently I was approached by Bleacher Report about taking part in a mock franchise draft. The gist was that we simulate a 30-team draft, and each pick is for an MLB player you would want to start a franchise with...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 3,928 reads 56 comments

  8. Fantasy Baseball 2012: 10 Keys to a Successful Draft

    This could be the biggest mistake of an article I have ever written. Not because I am afraid of negative feedback. Not because it lacks quality. None of those reasons. You see, my father and friends are some of my most consistent readers on here...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 1,282 reads 0 comments

  9. MLB Trade Rumors: Matt Garza an Overrated Commodity for the Boston Red Sox

    Matt Garza . First the Boston Red Sox asked for him as Theo Epstein compensation. I was okay with that. Then things fell by the wayside and he was forgotten—I was also okay with that...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 2,899 reads 33 comments

  10. Andrew Bailey Signifies Huge Win for Boston Red Sox Brass

    Before today, if I were to pick a theme song for the current Boston Red Sox off season, Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" would be almost too fitting of a choice. That may no longer be the case...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 1,443 reads 3 comments

  11. Fantasy Baseball 2012: 10 Lower-Tier Starters Worth the Risk

    In life, there's the Thanksgiving rule. You can't take out your Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving, or else you look a little crazy. In fantasy baseball there's the January rule...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 2,140 reads 0 comments

  12. MLB Trade Rumors: Did Billy Beane Give the Oakland Athletics the Deepest Farm?

    Last season everyone was talking about the Kansas City Royals . All you have to do is look at Baseball America's list of top 10 prospects for 2011 and you'll know why: That was one deep farm system...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 2,633 reads 5 comments

  13. Washington Nationals: After Years of Rejection, Nats Finally Land Their Man

    Since 2009, there is always one team we hear in on every big free agent. Whether it be Mark Teixeira, Cliff Lee, or C.J. Wilson, they were in on them. Whether it was a $100 million contract, or a 10-year contract, they were throwing them out there...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 2,294 reads 56 comments

  14. Boston Red Sox: Predictions for 10 Prospects in 2012

    Despite being a somewhat young team, the Boston Red Sox do have some aging stars (Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz, Marco Scutaro, to name a few)...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 2,274 reads 0 comments

  15. Boston Red Sox: How Chase Headley Could Save the Offseason

    For lack of a better word, the Boston Red Sox's offseason has been quiet. Scratch that, it has been dead silent. For a team that was so aggressive in 2011, yet so disappointing in September, Red Sox Nation has been waiting for something big...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 5,567 reads 17 comments

  16. Boston Red Sox Rotation: Could Roy Oswalt Be the Answer?

    The following stats for each player are from ages 23-33. Stat line legend: Record, ERA, Compiled Innings, WHIP, K/BB, WAR Player 1: 110-91, 3.41 ERA, 1876.1 innings pitched, 1...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 3,002 reads 7 comments

  17. MLB: 15 Winners and Losers This Offseason so Far

    On October 28th, 2011, the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series. On October 29th, the offseason officially began. Here we are 42 days later, and what an exciting 42 days it has been...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 702 reads 0 comments

  18. Boston Red Sox Prospects: Ryan Westmoreland Fights Way Back into Lineup

    Earlier today, it was reported on WEEI that Ryan Westmoreland will see some live at-bats in the final days of the Dominican Instructional League. It will be the first time the Boston Red Sox prospect sees live pitching since March 16, 2010...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 1,536 reads 5 comments

  19. MLB Winter Meetings: Lack of Noise Sets Eerie Precedent for Boston Red Sox

    It was almost a year ago that Carl Crawford signed with the Boston Red Sox . I know that because I had a final that night, and a year later I am once again in finals hell. I had a finance final that night...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 916 reads 6 comments

  20. MLB Trade Talk: 5 Top Blockbuster Trade Options for the Boston Red Sox

    November 18, 1997 - The Boston Red Sox trade Carl Pavano and Tomy Armas to the Montreal Expos for Pedro Martinez November 23, 2003 - The Boston Red Sox trade Michael Goss, Casey ...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about over 2 years ago 6,476 reads 30 comments

  21. MLB Free Agent Rumors: Why the Boston Red Sox Should Avoid Yu Darvish

    In terms of starters, the free agent market is depleted this season. C.J. Wilson and Mark Buehrle will receive a lot of intrigue, but after them the market drops off significantly...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 3 years ago 2,235 reads 11 comments

  22. 5 Players Who Make David Ortiz Expendable for the Boston Red Sox

    Since the start of the offseason, I have been a proponent of letting David Ortiz walk. Despite the two-year upsurge in offense, it is hard to look past the age (35 years old) and injury history...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 3 years ago 4,344 reads 16 comments

  23. Boston Red Sox Prospect Preview: Who Is Untouchable?

    Just as they did last year, the Boston Red Sox are expected to make a saving-grace trade this offseason. However, this year's target will not be a left-handed first baseman from San Diego , but a starting pitcher...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 3 years ago 1,335 reads 20 comments

  24. 2011 MLB Offseason: 10 Ways the Boston Red Sox Make Fans Forget Collapse

    It is November and Red Sox Nation is still lamenting on one of the worst baseball collapses in history. Hungry for some hardware, Boston is heading full steam into the off-season ready to rebuild this team...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 3 years ago 2,090 reads 9 comments

  25. 2011 MLB Trade Proposal: Is Jair Jurrjens a Fit for the Boston Red Sox?

    This offseason the Boston Red Sox are desperate for pitching. John Lackey is down, there are question marks in the back end of the rotation, and they need to make a big move...

    Jonathan Irwin Written by Jonathan Irwin about almost 3 years ago 2,561 reads 22 comments