1. No Trades Needed; the Boston Red Sox Just Need to Use Their "Ace"

    The Boston Red Sox got some bad news earlier this week, when it was made clear that the return of starting pitcher Clay Buchholz was going to come later rather than sooner...

    John Cate Written by John Cate about 3 years ago 298 reads 0 comments

  2. Carl Crawford's 'Perfect Storm' Hits Boston: Can It Deluge the Pinstripes?

    I heard the news when I woke up this morning to go to work: Carl Crawford will spend the next seven years in a Boston Red Sox uniform, for which he will be paid an annual salary slightly in excess of $20 million per year...

    John Cate Written by John Cate about almost 4 years ago 509 reads 10 comments

  3. Decisions, Decisions: V-Mart, Beltre, Papi, Tek and the 2011 Boston Red Sox

    The 2010 season for the Boston Red Sox appears to be down to its last 16 games, although I’m sure no one in Red Sox Nation has given up hope of a late-season slump by the Yankees or Rays that could still get the Sox into postseason play...

    John Cate Written by John Cate about 4 years ago 938 reads 13 comments

  4. The Strasburg Rule: Why MLB Teams Should Be Allowed To Trade Draft Picks

    There are a lot of things wrong with the current structure of Major League Baseball. Every year, about this time, we read about teams in smaller markets having to trade off their best players ...

    John Cate Written by John Cate about 5 years ago 444 reads 2 comments

  5. Pete Rose Can Be Reinstated, but He Can Never Get Back Respect

    I was 12 years old on September 11, 1985, when a 44-year-old veteran first baseman named Pete Rose seemingly did what would forever be his greatest claim to fame...

    John Cate Written by John Cate about 5 years ago 463 reads 6 comments

  6. Randy Johnson is the Newest Member Of The 300 Club, But Not The Last

    On June 18, 1986, the California Angels’ Don Sutton became the last 300-game winner in the history of Major League Baseball when he threw a complete game three-hitter to beat the Texas Rangers, 5-1...

    John Cate Written by John Cate about over 5 years ago 654 reads 15 comments

  7. Strength of Schedule Matters in Baseball, Too

    It was during the 1990 Major League Baseball season that I gained a reputation among friends for my ability to predict the future. And all for what, at least to me, was just plain and simple logic...

    John Cate Written by John Cate about over 5 years ago 394 reads 4 comments

  8. Ouch! The Most Painful College Football Upset Losses of the Last 50 Years

    On any given day…Sometimes college football fans, especially those of powerhouse teams, dismiss those words...

    John Cate Written by John Cate about almost 6 years ago 729 reads 29 comments