This has gone on too long. For about two years now, the Boston Red Sox have been “close” to trading for San Diego Padres’ slugger Adrian Gonzalez. Every winter, every trade deadline, every moment of desperation. The chess match is over. Christmas has come early for the Red Sox faithful. It only took two years…Read More
What could possibly be better than adding one big free agent bat? How about retaining another. The Chicago White Sox, who finished seven games over .500 and six games behind the Twins in the AL Central last season, reportedly are close to announcing the signing of Adam Dunn. According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago…Read More
Juan Uribe leaves World Series Champion Giants to join their Biggest rivals, the LA Dodgers.
There’s nothing wrong with using the latest technology to get what you want. In Carl Crawford’s case, the desired result is money. He’s going to get lots of it, so giving each potential suitor a $500 gift that’s fully loaded with — well, Carl Crawford — doesn’t sound like a bad idea. According to Hardball…Read More
The Detroit Tigers are said to be close to signing free agent catcher Victor Martinez to a four-year $50 million deal. Martinez, 32 in December, is coming off a .302/.351/.493 season for the Red Sox where he hit 20 home runs and drove in 79 runs, hitting in the middle of the Sox lineup. He…Read More
A few days ago we explained to you how signing Derek Jeter could hinder the New York Yankees’ ability to bring in other big-name free agents, such as Cliff Lee. What we forgot to mention is that the Red Sox have the ability to make life even more difficult for the Yankees. We forgot to…Read More
Yes, even the Yankees can overspend. Believe it or not, every business has some sort of budget. Sports franchises are certainly businesses, and while the Yankees may look like a bottomless pit of money the line must be drawn somewhere. Derek Jeter could push New York toward the line. The Yankees have found themselves in…Read More
King Felix has finally earned his crown. The 24-year-old right-hander from Venezuela was announced as the American League Cy Young Award winner on Thursday. With just a 13-12 record his Cy Young victory symbolizes a major league change in the game. What’s at stake anymore? Is it fantasy or is it real? Mathematicians using sabermetrics…Read More