1. Ryan Braun: Is He Now the 2012 NL MVP Favorite?

    There seems to be a collective sigh of relief spreading across Major League Baseball. Ryan Braun has won his appeal, and his PED suspension has been overturned. My faith has been restored...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 415 reads 1 comments

  2. MLB Spring Training 2012: Is Roy Oswalt Just Playing the Waiting Game?

    Pitchers and catchers have been in camp across Major League Baseball for the better part of a week, and yet one stud free agent remains out there: Roy Oswalt ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,348 reads 3 comments

  3. Kevin Youkilis and JD Drew: A Tale of Two Oft-Injured Players

    The be-all, end-all argument in the game of baseball boils down to production. While many fans are loathsome when it comes to J.D. Drew, those same fans applaud Kevin Youkilis ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 2,356 reads 5 comments

  4. MLB Spring Training 2012: Bobby Valentine Re-Shaping the Red Sox

    What a difference a year makes. Heading into spring training in 2011 the Boston Red Sox were being deemed the " Best Team Ever " by the Boston Herald . This season, we see the team viewed with trepidation and question marks...

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  5. Boston Red Sox: Stat Projections for All 25 Roster Players

    Forget Christmas—this is the most wonderful time of the year. It's baseball season. The smell of freshly cut grass is in the air, while the sounds of bats cracking and gloves ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 8,557 reads 47 comments

  6. Boston Red Sox: Top 10 Greatest Moments of Captain Jason Varitek's Career

    When looking back on the career of Jason Varitek , there are two very important names that come to mind: Heathcliff Slocumb and Dan Wilson. Red Sox fans should be grateful to Wilson, the No...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 4,394 reads 8 comments

  7. Hanley Ramirez Still Not Thrilled to Play 3B in Miami

    Every time I hear the name "Hanley Ramirez" and somehow it is connected to the phrase "unhappy with the Marlins" my pulse speeds up just a bit. Listen, I know I am promoting a rumor that just won't die...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 484 reads 1 comments

  8. Josh Beckett: Does His Early Arrival Indicate a Reinvigorated Ace?

    When Kenny Powers made his debut pitching in Mexico for the Charros, he made his way to the mound in an over-the-top, Americana-filled display of awesomeness that even included the old Hulk Hogan "Real American" entrance music...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,918 reads 9 comments

  9. John Henry: Red Sox Fans Don't Care About Liverpool

    One thing became very clear to me today: John Henry and the ownership group of the Boston Red Sox are vastly distracted when it comes to handling both the demands of the Boston Red Sox and the Liverpool Football Club...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 2,492 reads 14 comments

  10. Los Angeles Dodgers: 10 Players Most Likely to Make the Biggest Impact in 2012

    When the 2011 baseball season came to an end, the Los Angeles Dodgers found themselves sitting 11.5 games behind the first place Arizona Diamondbacks with a record of 82 wins and 79 losses...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 2,470 reads 7 comments

  11. David Ortiz Has a Deal in Place: Will Not Go to Arbitration

    According to a tweet by ESPN's Buster Olney , David Ortiz has come to terms with the Boston Red Sox for one year and a midpoint of $14.575 million...

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  12. Roy Oswalt: Boston Red Sox Need to Finally Pull the Trigger

    In the immortal words of The Doors, the time to hesitate is through. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote this morning that veteran free-agent pitcher Roy Oswalt is down to just two teams: the Boston Red Sox and the St...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,789 reads 20 comments

  13. Washington Nationals: Mike Cameron or Rick Ankiel on Opening Day Roster?

    This past week the Washington Nationals announced the signing of Rick Ankiel to a minor-league deal. Along with Mike Cameron , Ankiel gives the Nationals some depth (albeit aged depth) in the outfield heading into spring training...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 899 reads 3 comments

  14. Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd Singing His Own Version of Cocaine Blues

    This week former Boston Red Sox , Montreal Expos and Texas Rangers pitcher, Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd admitted to having had a dependency on cocaine during his playing days...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 736 reads 0 comments

  15. Los Angeles Dodgers: Can They Win the NL West in 2012?

    With spring training just around the corner, you can almost smell the fresh-cut grass and hear the crack of a bat colliding with a baseball. The calendar is racing towards another season and with each spring comes a sense of cleansing...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 866 reads 2 comments

  16. David Ortiz: Arbitration Hearing Is Looming for the Sox Slugger

    According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald , an arbitration hearing date has been scheduled for David Ortiz but neither the Red Sox nor the players' union will reveal the date...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,431 reads 5 comments

  17. Texas Rangers Have 3 Tough Arbitration Cases on the Horizon

    The Texas Rangers have not had to attend an arbitration hearing since the year 2000. There is a strong possibility that that could change this month...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 392 reads 6 comments

  18. Dodgers Should Just Lock Up Andre Ethier Long Term

    For the Los Angeles Dodgers , the waves have certainly been high over the past couple of years. Steering this ship through the rough terrain has been a difficult process and one that hopefully is almost over...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,513 reads 0 comments

  19. Boston Red Sox: Maybe Jacoby Ellsbury Shouldn't Lead off in 2012

    When the Red Sox acquired Adrian Gonzalez and signed Carl Crawford before the 2011 season there were wide ranging debates as to what the batting order should be. Many thought that Crawford was brought in to be your No...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,727 reads 19 comments

  20. Jayson Werth: Should Washington Nationals Move Him to Center Field?

    Here is a shocking headline: Jayson Werth severely underperformed for the Washington Nationals in 2011. While the Werth signing seemed like a solid (albeit expensive) signing for the Nats, he certainly has not lived up to his billing...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 890 reads 4 comments

  21. Nelson Cruz or Mike Napoli: Who Will Have a Bigger Offensive Year in 2012?

    The Texas Rangers have a problem—a problem so big that roughly 25 other ballclubs wish they could share the same problem. That problem? They are insanely deep. It is a good problem to have...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,374 reads 6 comments

  22. Boston Red Sox Rumors: Jason Bartlett May Not Be a Good Gamble

    There is no secret to the fact that the San Diego Padres have been shopping shortstop Jason Bartlett since midway through November of 2011. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal was first to report the Padres intentions to move Bartlett...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 4,529 reads 12 comments

  23. Tim Wakefield: Ranking 10 Greatest Moments as Red Sox Player

    Baseball is a magnificent sport. In a relatively short period of time a man can win over the masses and just as quickly lose their affection, becoming old news. Some say baseball is a young man's game...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,532 reads 5 comments

  24. Edwin Jackson and Others Make Washington Nationals Serious Contenders in 2012

    Pitching is the key to playing into October. There is no secret there. If a team lacks pitching depth and stability, they're not going to sniff the big dance...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 1,355 reads 19 comments

  25. Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton Has Relapse, Future in Texas in Jeopardy?

    Before anyone can sit and bash Josh Hamilton for having a relapse , he has truly walked a long and hard road to get to where he is today. No man is perfect...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about over 2 years ago 737 reads 9 comments