1. Cole Hamels: If the Phillies Are Sellers, Could He Go to the Dodgers?

    If you want to take Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. at his word, then the team with the second highest payroll in baseball might be sellers this season. In some regards, it would make sense...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 3,661 reads 13 comments

  2. Boston Red Sox: Josh Beckett's Failures Mean the Sox Must Overpay for Roy Oswalt

    Josh Beckett is obviously on the back nine of his time with the Boston Red Sox . One way or another, he is going to be out of Boston by the time the trade deadline rolls around...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 1,496 reads 6 comments

  3. Josh Beckett: His Latest Start More Evidence That the Sox Need to Move Him

    Only once prior in his Red Sox career did Josh Beckett give the team fewer innings than his 2.1-inning horror show of an outing. Beckett allowed seven runs on seven hits, allowing a pair of home runs while throwing 56 pitches...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 676 reads 7 comments

  4. Boston Red Sox: How Will Middlebrooks Compares to Wade Boggs as a Rookie

    It took the injury of Red Sox third baseman Carney Lansford in 1982 for a young Wade Boggs to get his chance to play in the big leagues. Up came Boggs, and the rest is history...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 1,076 reads 3 comments

  5. Boston Red Sox: Fans Should Boo Josh Beckett, Not Johnny Damon

    On Thursday, the Boston Red Sox will face the Cleveland Indians in the first of a four-game series against the Tribe. In what some might consider his final trip to Fenway Park, an old staple of the Sox lineup will be returning once again...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 813 reads 7 comments

  6. Bryce Harper and the Future 'Face of the Franchise' for All 30 MLB Teams

    The winds of change are blowing in Major League Baseball. An injection of youth, energy and talent has been the rage lately, seemingly regardless of which team you root for...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 2,549 reads 4 comments

  7. Why the Boston Red Sox Should Trade Josh Beckett After Latest Controversy

    First there was the "chicken and beer" controversy, now this. Josh Beckett reportedly was busy golfing with teammate Clay Buchholz the day after the team announced he would be scratched from his next scheduled start because of a sore lat muscle...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 3,598 reads 22 comments

  8. Boston Red Sox: Should They Put Will Middlebrooks in the Outfield?

    Settle down. I already know what you're thinking and no, I'm not an idiot. Rumors have been circling that upon the return of Kevin Youkilis to the Boston Red Sox lineup, the team could entertain placing Middlebrooks in the outfield...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 1,367 reads 4 comments

  9. Is 150 RBI a Realistic Goal for Andre Ethier in 2012?

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have played 29 games thus far this season. In those games, Andre Ethier has managed to drive in 30 runs. Not only does that lead all Dodgers, it also leads the National League and is the best number in Major League Baseball...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 847 reads 2 comments

  10. Dodgers Stan Kasten Holding off on Contracts Until End of Season

    The Los Angeles Dodgers new ownership group has two golden opportunities to make a mark on the new era of Dodger baseball. And...well, they're gonna wait to make that statement until the season is over...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 680 reads 0 comments

  11. Kevin Youkilis: Viable Trade Options the Boston Red Sox Could Entertain for Him

    The debate is raging all over Boston: When Kevin Youkilis returns to the Red Sox lineup in the next couple of weeks, what will the team do? Will they move Will Middlebrooks and his ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 1,972 reads 6 comments

  12. Boston Red Sox: Why Boston Needs to Rebuild Around Will Middlebrooks

    Boston Red Sox fans near and far are hard pressed to make an argument for taking stud prospect Will Middlebrooks out of the starting lineup...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 3,115 reads 19 comments

  13. Adrian Gonzalez: How His Slow Start Compares to the Rest of the AL First Basemen

    Of all the stories that have surrounded the 2012 Boston Red Sox , the Adrian Gonzalez saga has seemingly flown under the radar for the most part. Saga, you say? Well, that might be a bit dramatic...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 1,224 reads 8 comments

  14. Los Angeles Dodgers: Odds That Each Key Dodger Makes the All-Star Game

    The Los Angeles Dodgers host the best record in the National League and the second best in all of baseball at 17-8. Dodger fans have been waiting for quite some time to see a team take the field that they could truly be proud of...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 1,654 reads 3 comments

  15. Will Middlebrooks: What We Can Take Away from His First Major League Start?

    Boston Red Sox fans watched the future of the team start his journey towards becoming an everyday third baseman. I'm a realist, I don't think the call-up will last for long right now...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 767 reads 2 comments

  16. Matt Kemp Earns National League Player of the Month for April

    There is one word that I keep reading over and over again that pertains to Matt Kemp and that word is "beast." Truly, there is little else that can be said that more accurately portrays what the man has become to the game of baseball...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 514 reads 6 comments

  17. Boston Red Sox Are Set to Sign Free Agent Pitcher Mark Prior

    The Boston Red Sox are making some noise this week, that's for sure. According to Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman, the Boston Red Sox are set to offer Mark Prior a contract that ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 1,087 reads 0 comments

  18. Boston Red Sox: Will Middlebrooks Called Up and Kevin Youkilis Sent to the DL

    When Will Middlebrooks steps in to the batter's box at Fenway Park for the first time, he'll have his hands wrapped firmly around his custom made Old Hickory WMB16 bat...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 1,811 reads 0 comments

  19. Los Angeles Dodgers: Dee Gordon Has Been Dee-Lightful in Dodger Blue

    On Tuesday night, Dodger shortstop Dee Gordon led off the game by hitting his first career home run—against the Colorado Rockies ' Jhoulys Chacin. As soon as ball met bat there was little doubt that it was a goner...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 387 reads 4 comments

  20. Boston Red Sox Need to Add Aaron Cook to MLB Roster

    Sitting here waiting for the 12:01 deadline to come, it becomes increasingly obvious that the Boston Red Sox absolutely need to retain the services of Aaron Cook . It could be as a starter, or in relief...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 428 reads 1 comments

  21. Boston Red Sox Are Making Strides in the Right Direction

    Everyone, myself included, appears to have been consumed with the idea of adding a player or changing things up for this Red Sox team. However, I realized something last night watching the game against the White Sox ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 1,756 reads 10 comments

  22. Chad Billingsley Should Be a Nice Matchup Against Bryce Harper

    Nineteen-year-old Bryce Harper will make his Major League debut today against the Dodgers' right-handed hurler, Chad Billingsley . Billingsley enters the game with a 2-1 record, 3...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 285 reads 3 comments

  23. MLB Rumors: Ned Colletti Wants to Add a Bat Before the Trade Deadline

    In an interview with Jim Bowden and Casey Stern of MLB Networks Radio on Sirius FM, Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti went on record stating that he would like to add a bat to the lineup before the July 31st trade deadline...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 2,560 reads 12 comments

  24. Boston Red Sox Should Try to Acquire Huston Street

    The Boston Red Sox just completed a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins . That is the good news. The bad news is, the Red Sox just finished a three game sweep of the Minnesota Twins...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 2,594 reads 9 comments

  25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Andre Ethier's Big Payday Is Just over the Horizon

    As you may have seen this week in the Los Angeles Times , Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti has expressed his desire to sign right fielder Andre Ethier to a contract extension...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 1,062 reads 4 comments