1. Why Robinson Cano Is the Most Overrated Second Baseman in Baseball

    If I had a dollar for every time a sports analyst said that Robinson Cano was a future batting title winner, I'd be writing this article from the Waldorf-Astoria with a bottle of Ace of Spades "Midas" champagne ...

    Mike Edelman Written by Mike Edelman about over 2 years ago 4,938 reads 158 comments

  2. Boston Red Sox: Warming Up to the Idea of Daniel Bard as a Starter

    When I first heard that the Boston Red Sox planned on using Daniel Bard as a starting pitcher, I was not a fan of the idea. I couldn't understand why the team would mess with a good thing...

    Mike Edelman Written by Mike Edelman about over 2 years ago 860 reads 8 comments

  3. Boston Red Sox: Cautiously Optimistic About New Closer Andrew Bailey

    Andrew Bailey is just 27 years old. He has a career ERA of 2.05, a career WHIP of 0.954 and has converted 75 of 84 save opportunities. He's a former Rookie of the Year, a two-time All-Star and he'll cost less than $4 million in 2012...

    Mike Edelman Written by Mike Edelman about over 2 years ago 618 reads 2 comments

  4. Boston Red Sox Should Target Seattle Mariners Starter Michael Pineda Via Trade

    The 2011 season was a year to remember for 22-year-old starter Michael Pineda. The Seattle Mariners pitcher threw 170 innings, had a 3.74 ERA and struck out more than a batter an inning, finishing fifth in American League Rookie of the Year voting...

    Mike Edelman Written by Mike Edelman about over 2 years ago 2,145 reads 18 comments

  5. Boston Red Sox: Why They Will Have the Largest Salary in Team History in 2012

    When writers and fans alike refer to the Boston Red Sox front office as "penny pinchers" or "dumpster divers" I can't help but tilt my head sideways...

    Mike Edelman Written by Mike Edelman about over 2 years ago 134 reads 9 comments

  6. Boston Red Sox: Projecting the Offense in 2012

    In 2011, the Boston Red Sox had arguably the best offense in baseball. The team led the majors in runs scored (875), hits (1,600), doubles (352), total bases (2,631), on-base percentage (...

    Mike Edelman Written by Mike Edelman about over 2 years ago 1,194 reads 12 comments

  7. Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington Finding High Upside at Low Costs

    Signing an unknown designated hitter named David Ortiz in 2003, trading for a 32-year-old utility outfielder named Dave Roberts in 2004, taking on Mike Lowell's salary as a throw-in in the Josh Beckett deal in 2006...

    Mike Edelman Written by Mike Edelman about over 2 years ago 536 reads 0 comments

  8. Jonathan Papelbon: Why Not Signing Him Was a Major Victory for New GM Cherington

    Jonathan Papelbon was new Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington's first big test—and he passed it with flying colors! I have advocated multiple times to let Jonathan Papelbon walk for a variety of reasons...

    Mike Edelman Written by Mike Edelman about over 2 years ago 1,177 reads 5 comments

  9. Red Sox Ace Josh Beckett's 2011 Was Not a Fluke: He Learned to Pitch

    Since Josh Beckett was acquired by the Boston Red Sox from the Florida Marlins in 2006, he's been one of the most inconsistent pitchers in baseball...

    Mike Edelman Written by Mike Edelman about over 2 years ago 948 reads 2 comments

  10. MLB Free Agents 2012: 7 Best Free Agents the Boston Red Sox Should Not Sign

    Most fans go into free agency excited about the team's next big signing. And why shouldn't they? There are elite talents for the picking that could change the face of a franchise...

    Mike Edelman Written by Mike Edelman about over 2 years ago 823 reads 0 comments

  11. Major League Baseball: What's Beer Got to Do with It?

    What's the difference between a beer drinking cult hero and a beer drinking clubhouse cancer? Winning, apparently. I'm sorry, but all of the piling on Red Sox pitchers for drinking beer in the clubhouse during the 2011 seasons seams a bit disingenuous...

    Mike Edelman Written by Mike Edelman about over 2 years ago 474 reads 1 comments

  12. Red Sox Discuss Beltran: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    If I asked you what the 2011 Red Sox team's weakest link was, how would you answer? John Lackey would likely come to mind; some fans might even lump the rest of the pitching staff in with him...

    Mike Edelman Written by Mike Edelman about over 2 years ago 411 reads 20 comments