1. 5 Reasons Boston Red Sox Fans Can Relax

    Having clinched their first series of the 2012 season—in a four-game set against the division rival Tampa Bay Rays , no less—the doom and gloom that dominated the Boston Red Sox ’s first six games is starting to lift...

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  2. Boston's Bullpen Disaster: 10 Relievers the Red Sox Should Trade For

    With new Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey expected to miss the next three to four months, who will step up to anchor the back of Boston’s bullpen? The putrid performances of both ...

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  3. Red Sox Should Let Kevin Youkilis Walk in Order to Extend Jacoby Ellsbury

    Could 2012 be the final season with the Boston Red Sox for Kevin Youkilis and/or Jacoby Ellsbury? Youkilis is 33 and entering the home stretch of a four-year, $40 million contract signed before the 2009 season...

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  4. With Andrew Bailey Injured, Mark Melancon Should Be Boston's Closer

    It is the most distressing news out of Boston Red Sox camp this spring. Andrew Bailey , brought in from Oakland to succeed Jonathan Papelbon as the team’s closer, may have to undergo thumb surgery that will keep him sidelined for months...

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  5. 5 Reasons the Boston Red Sox Should Bid Big on Cole Hamels in Free Agency

    Cole Hamels was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies , developed into a dominant starter with the Phillies, won a World Series (and a Series MVP) with the Phillies and, reason dictates, will sign a new contract with the Phillies...

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  6. 5 Reasons the Boston Red Sox Should Stop Pursuing Nationals LHP John Lannan

    The Washington Nationals have spent this spring trying to move lefty starter John Lannan and his $5 million salary, and the Red Sox have been one of the teams mentioned as a potential destination...

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  7. LIU Brooklyn: 5 Reasons Blackbirds Should Be Your 2012 NCAA Tournament Darling

    March Madness isn’t just about the blue bloods of college basketball. Part of the joy of the tournament each year comes from discovering schools that you never knew existed ...

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  8. Why the Boston Red Sox Would Love to Have Hanley Ramirez Back

    There’s no question that the Boston Red Sox benefited from the 2005 trade that delivered them Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell and Guillermo Mota in exchange for Hanley Ramirez and Anibal Sanchez...

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  9. 5 Pitchers the Boston Red Sox Should Pursue at the 2012 MLB Trade Deadline

    It will take a lot more that prohibiting beer and fried chicken in the clubhouse for the Boston Red Sox pitching staff to perform better than it did at the end of 2011...

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  10. MLB 2012: 10 Burning Questions About the American League East

    Even when the American League East was, seemingly, a two-team division—with the Yankees and Red Sox battling not just in the standings but in the front offices for the best ...

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  11. Rolling the Dice-K: 5 Reasons Daisuke Matsuzaka Will Come Through in 2012

    It seems like a long time ago since Daisuke Matsuzaka came to the Red Sox pegged as baseball’s Next Big Thing...

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  12. 5 Glaring Weaknesses the New England Patriots Can Fix in the 2012 NFL Draft

    Much of the Patriots ’ journey to their fifth Super Bowl appearance in 11 seasons was played under clouds of doubt...

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