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  • 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 »

  • Posted 08/22/2014 11:21:35 EDT

    This game marked a strange reversal of the last game these two teams played at Fenway Park when the Red Sox scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for an 8-7 win in another Felix Hernandez more »

  • Posted 08/22/2014 05:20:41 EDT

    Red Sox 1. Daniel Nava (S) 1B 2. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B 3. David Ortiz (L) DH 4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF 5. Allen Craig (R) RF 6. Will Middlebrooks (R) 3B 7. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS 8. Mookie Betts (R) C more »

  • Posted 08/22/2014 01:03:38 EDT

    I hope Rusney Castillo performs well for the Red Sox. However, the market for Cuban hitters may have overheated with the relative successes of Yoenis Cespedes in 2012, Yasiel Puig in 2013 and Jose Abr more »

  • Posted 08/21/2014 06:54:18 EDT

    In response to BogieAt12oclock's comment: Where I live the MLB NETWORK is either going to present the BRAVES/REDS or the ANGELS/SOX this evening. It got me to thinking that, man, there's a ton of bori more »

  • Posted 08/20/2014 11:53:49 EDT

    At what point did Clay Buchholz' team-friendly contract transform into a player-friendly contract?

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  • Forum Post: Now's the time

    Posted 08/20/2014 11:28:28 EDT

    no objection to removal of thread

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  • Posted 08/20/2014 06:42:39 EDT

    In response to bosoxmal's comment: In response to hill55's comment: Red Sox fans should temper their expectations for 21-year-old Mookie Betts. I'm always fascinated by similar statistics even if the more »

  • Posted 08/20/2014 04:14:45 EDT

    On a possible trade of Will Middlebrooks, consider the perspective of prospective trade partners. Despite hitting in a traditionally potent lineup and playing half of his games in a historically hitte more »

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