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  • Posted 08/30/2014 05:07:22 EDT

    In response to crazy-world-of-troybrown's comment: The International Picks and signings is the way to go. All it cost is money. You still keep your Draft Picks, and Prospects in Trades. You have to re more »

  • Posted 08/30/2014 02:25:35 EDT

    Playing half his games in a hitter-friendly ballpark, Will Middlebrooks broke into the big leagues in a potent hitting lineup and the following spring was handed the starting thirdbase job on a club t more »

  • Posted 08/30/2014 12:25:04 EDT

    One analysis from FanGraphs columnist Dave Cameron: http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/just-a-bit-outside/story/yasiel-puig-jose-abreu-yoenis-cespedes-rusney-castillo-cuba-international-market-082014" rel=" more »

  • Posted 08/30/2014 12:32:37 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: They could use a bat to improve their post season chances. We could chip in some money towards future contract costs, if needed, and maybe get a nice prospect that more »

  • Posted 08/29/2014 08:52:25 EDT

    For what it's worth, the Oliver WAR projections through 2018 have Joe Kelly and Rubby de la Rosa consistently in the 0.1 to 0.2 range over the next four seasons. Of Anthony Ranaudo, Matt Barnes, Brand more »

  • Posted 08/29/2014 12:55:04 EDT

    The Red Sox took lefthander Brian Johnson with the 31st pick of the June 2012 draft, but his college batterymate at the University of Florida was the No. 3 pick in that draft. That would be Seattle ca more »

  • Posted 08/28/2014 10:34:15 EDT

    An Oakland fan apparently produced this biting video satire on the Yoenis Cespedes trade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfaYdR8ONKo#t=159" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfaYdR8ONKo# more »

  • Posted 08/28/2014 10:23:31 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: With respect to the SP, that's a big if ... if we could add Ruth and Gehrig in their prime, NYY could have a good offense Yes, but with $60M to spend and a boatloa more »

  • Posted 08/27/2014 12:02:41 EDT

    Anthony Ranaudo joins this list of International League Most Vauable Pitchers over the past 10 years: 2005: Zack Duke 2006: Heath Phillips 2007: Kevin Slowey 2008: Charlie Zink 2009: Justin Lehr 2010: more »

  • Posted 08/26/2014 02:43:57 EDT

    In response to Bill-806's comment: Didn't know that they had that may players left at GITMO  ?? Seattle lefthander Roenis Elias is actually from Guantanamo: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e more »

  • Posted 08/26/2014 12:26:48 EDT

    That's an impressive number (in 445 plate appearances). Here are some comps:

    J.D. Drew: .884 (1662 PA)

    Jonny Gomes:. 851 (1026 PA)

    Mike Napoli: .815 (1074 PA)

    Carl Crawford: .804 (1674 PA)

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  • Posted 08/26/2014 12:34:21 EDT

    My wife and I will drive straight through to the Bay Area on September 14 and then return on September 17 or 18 after moving our 18-year-old daughter into her college dormitory.

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  • Posted 08/25/2014 08:20:02 EDT

    In response to croc's comment: Wasn't the obviously artificially created crowd noise worth it to the Seahawks in gaining home field adv and winning the NFC title game? And subsequently winning the SB. more »

  • Posted 08/25/2014 06:04:54 EDT

    ... from the viewpoint of a Los Angeles Dodger blogger: http://dodgersdigest.com/2014/08/25/dodgers-red-sox-trade-nick-punto-adrian-gonzalez-carl-crawford-josh-beckett/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&u more »

  • Posted 08/25/2014 12:43:09 EDT

    The title hopes of many teams have been dashed when a pitching staff is decimated by injuries. Is the overall impact on a team any different when a pitching staff is decimated by trades? Would the rem more »

  • Posted 08/24/2014 09:07:57 EDT

    In response to dgalehouse's comment: In response to hill55's comment: A hitter has three to five chances to make a contribution from the plate in a typical game. A fielder may have more or fewer chanc more »

  • Posted 08/24/2014 08:40:03 EDT

    In response to blingblang's comment: When Uehara is handed a 3-0 game in 9th, and he coughs up 5 to lose the game, you know the BB gods are exacting payment for '13. +1 Seattle did not play well enoug more »

  • Posted 08/24/2014 08:33:37 EDT

    A hitter has three to five chances to make a contribution from the plate in a typical game. A fielder may have more or fewer chances to make a contribution from the field in a typical game. And most p more »

  • Posted 08/24/2014 02:55:41 EDT

    This is the shortest start of Hisashi Iwakuma's career (the previous shortest was against the Red Sox and Allen Webster at Safeco Field in Seattle). The 39 pitches thrown by Iwakuma in the first innin more »

  • Posted 08/23/2014 10:21:38 EDT

    No offense, but this is what a beat reporter writes about when his or her team is 17 games below .500 in late August.  http://espn.go.com/boston/columns/mlb/story/_/id/11397992/with-rusney-castillo-si more »

  • Posted 08/23/2014 06:26:36 EDT

    In response to SinceYaz's comment: How's it feel to have hope again, Hill?  :0) It's been a long time. My first-born was startng kindergarten the last time the Mariners played in the postseason and sh more »

  • Posted 08/23/2014 05:43:24 EDT

    In response to SFBostonFan's comment: In response to hill55's comment: On the bright side, the Red Sox have held the Mariners scoreless in 16 of the 18 innings so far in the three-game weekend series. more »

  • Posted 08/23/2014 05:32:05 EDT

    I might be attending an World Series game in Seattle that week.

    Or not.

    But your get-together sounds like a good time.

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  • Posted 08/23/2014 05:28:39 EDT

    On the bright side, the Red Sox have held the Mariners scoreless in 16 of the 18 innings so far in the three-game weekend series.

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  • Posted 08/23/2014 12:02:51 EDT

    When Seattle catcher Mike Zunino fanned for the second out in the top of the ninth, the Red Sox had a win expectancy of 98.8 percent: http://www.lookoutlanding.com/2014/8/22/6058893/69-58-mariners-mou more »

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