1. Boston Red Sox: The Time Has Come for Will Middlebrooks and Aaron Cook

    Everyone in and around Boston can see it, so why can't Red Sox ownership? As the late, great Jim Morrison once said, "The time to hesitate is through." The Boston Red Sox need to make three significant changes to right this ship...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 3,887 reads 34 comments

  2. Los Angeles Dodgers: Ranking the 25 Most-Hated Opposing Players of All Time

    One of the greatest things about the game of baseball is the rivalries it breeds. They can come in the form of two franchises at each others' throats for decades, like the Dodgers and Giants or Red Sox and Yankees ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 250 reads 15 comments

  3. Boston Red Sox Acquire Marlon Byrd from the Cubs: Is This a Desperation Move?

    On the heels of an utterly humiliating loss at home to the New York Yankees , the Boston Red Sox find themselves in the middle of a trade with the Chicago Cubs ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 2,413 reads 11 comments

  4. Los Angeles Dodgers: The Evolution of Andre Ethier

    With 11 games under his belt in this 2012 season, Andre Ethier is playing exactly how the Los Angeles Dodgers need him to play: outstandingly...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 423 reads 0 comments

  5. Boston Red Sox: Is This Team Broken Beyond Repair in 2012?

    In January 2005, Malcolm Gladwell released a book entitled Blink which investigates the theory of rapid recognition. The theory is based upon an idea of making decisions by "thin-slicing" situations and events...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,466 reads 6 comments

  6. LA Dodgers: 10 Reasons Clayton Kershaw Deserves Joey Votto Money Right Now

    Clayton Kershaw deserves Joey Votto money right now, no questions asked. Votto, Votto-matic, whatever you want to call him, has been an vital piece in the Cincinnati Reds lineup since his major league debut in 2007...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,928 reads 3 comments

  7. Boston Red Sox: Ellsbury's Injury Opens the Door for Change to Take Place

    Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, Jacoby Ellsbury, last season’s AL MVP runner-up appears to be sidelined for the next six to eight weeks with what is being called a shoulder dislocation...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 2,040 reads 25 comments

  8. Los Angeles Dodgers: Less Than 30,000 in Attendance for Team's Fifth Win

    When the attendance of 29,729 was announced at Dodger Stadium, it echoed louder than it should. The sound reverberated off of the 26,271 empty seats...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 2,017 reads 3 comments

  9. Boston Red Sox: Strike a Match and Pour Some Gasoline

    The Boston Red Sox have once again started their season with a nauseating record. True, they are not as bad off as they were one year ago, however racking up just one win in six games is nothing to boast about either...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 393 reads 5 comments

  10. Daniel Bard Suffers Unluckiest First Start in Red Sox History

    Depending on who you read today regarding Daniel Bard 's first start of the season you will get a mixed review. Sure, it took Bard over 50 pitches to finally dust off his curveball and actually use it...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 557 reads 4 comments

  11. Boston Red Sox: Despite Losses, Ryan Sweeney Making a Name for Himself in Boston

    Pretty soon the Andrew Bailey trade will just be known as the Ryan Sweeney trade. Rightfully so. Bailey went down to injury in spring training and has added no value to this ball ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 545 reads 2 comments

  12. L.A. Dodgers: Andre Ethier and Clayton Kershaw Return to Form for Home Opener

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are starting their season off the right way: winning. Once upon a time, not all that long ago, there was a ball player...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 548 reads 1 comments

  13. Will Mark Trumbo Ever Play for the Los Angeles Dodgers?

    Mark Trumbo is displaced in Anaheim. His role is relegated to either hoping that Albert Pujols is injured, taking a few swings at DH or playing the fourth outfielder role, giving an aging Torii Hunter a break from time to time...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 2,127 reads 7 comments

  14. Boston Red Sox Need to Sign Johnny Damon & Roy Oswalt Now

    The experiments are not working. I am not the guy to sit here and overreact or be premature to something, but this Red Sox team is floundering at a point in the season where it seemingly is impossible to flounder...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,009 reads 5 comments

  15. Los Angeles Dodgers: Their 10 Biggest Differences from Last Season

    What a difference a year makes. At the start of the 2011 season, the Dodgers started off on a good foot, winning their first two games of the season against the San Francisco Giants ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 5,292 reads 7 comments

  16. Matt Kemp: Is He the Best All-Around Player in Baseball?

    Number 27 has only been an All-Star once in his career. That being said, Matt Kemp , in my opinion, is still the best player in baseball today. Don't let the All-Star nominations fool you...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,586 reads 7 comments

  17. LA Dodgers: With Magic in Town, Don Mattingly's Job Should Be Secure for a While

    It felt touch-and-go there for awhile. The uncertainty of ownership left many Dodger fans contemplating what the future would hold for manager Don Mattingly...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,422 reads 0 comments

  18. Los Angeles Dodgers' Most Pressing Concerns as the Season Nears

    The Frank McCourt era in Los Angeles is over. It feels good just writing that. Now, with Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten manning the Dodger ship, this team has an extremely bright future...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,392 reads 2 comments

  19. Boston Red Sox: Curt Schilling's Comments on Bobby Valentine Are Off-Base

    Yesterday on WEEI -FM, former Red Sox ace and current ESPN analyst Curt Schilling joined the Mutt and Merloni Show and shared his thoughts on Bobby Valentine and the clubhouse feel...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,033 reads 3 comments

  20. Boston Red Sox: John Lackey Proves He's Just Terrible

    There are two things in this world that I can't stand: those intolerant of other people—and John Lackey . I never cared for the man when he was in Anaheim and I cared even less for him when the Boston Red Sox decided to sign him in 2010...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 982 reads 9 comments

  21. Boston Red Sox: Daniel Bard, Andrew Bailey and Carl Crawford Wishlist

    The 2012 Boston Red Sox are truly starting to take shape. As of today, the team has optioned shortstop Jose Iglesias and first baseman Lars Anderson to Triple-A, Pawtucket, making Mike Aviles the opening day starter at short, and well...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,576 reads 2 comments

  22. Boston Red Sox: Could Daniel Bard End Up Being Traded?

    Daniel Bard was supposed to be the "lock" fourth starter heading into the 2011 season. So far, I'm not impressed. A long time ago I learned how statistics can be used to make your point in no matter what argument...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 3,726 reads 19 comments

  23. Clayton Kershaw vs. Tim Lincecum: Who's the Better Pitcher Heading into 2012?

    Cy versus Cy. The Claw versus The Freak. Any way you want to bill it, the National League West has arguably the two best aces pitching within the division...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 3,603 reads 3 comments

  24. Boston Red Sox Management Wedge Reminiscent of WWE Feuds

    One of my favorite wrestling matches of all-time came on January 24, 1999. It was the WWE’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view and the match was between The Rock and Mankind...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 673 reads 1 comments

  25. Washington Nationals Roster Battles: 3 Most Intriguing Spring Position Battles

    Ahhh, Spring Training is in full-effect, and the start of the 2012 season is just about on top of us. It is truly a beautiful time of year...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,582 reads 6 comments