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  • Posted 09/15/2014 09:00:28 EDT

    I suspect Scott Boras and Stephen Drew are better off emotionally and financially than the OP. An elite agent negotiates favorable deals for the vast majority of his or her clients, but even the best more »

  • Posted 09/12/2014 06:26:14 EDT

    Farther down in his column, Pete Abraham suggests a trade of Jackie Bradley Jr., Will Middlebrooks and a pitching prospect for one of San Diego's young pitchers. How much trade value do the 24-year-ol more »

  • Posted 09/12/2014 03:03:23 EDT

    In response to pumpsie-green's comment: There really aren't that many side effects if you keep the dose reasonable-and if you are otherwise healthy (eg: normal blood pressure). It does help with focus more »

  • Posted 09/12/2014 12:58:30 EDT

    In response to dgalehouse's comment: In response to hill55's comment: This MLB Trade Rumors analysis of Chase Headley's prospects in free agency projects a two- or three-year contract without ruling o more »

  • Posted 09/12/2014 12:16:32 EDT

    This MLB Trade Rumors analysis of Chase Headley's prospects in free agency projects a two- or three-year contract without ruling out a "one-year deal, hoping to produce at 2012 levels next season befo more »

  • Posted 09/11/2014 06:41:14 EDT

    I earlier made an analogy to Warren Buffett going to a flea market: plenty a money but few attractive items to buy. Upon further reflection, I could write that Ben Cherington did his best Warren Buffe more »

  • Posted 09/11/2014 02:58:54 EDT

    The Red Sox have the money, but are the Sox willing to go the five, six or seven years needed to land one or two of the few elite free agents?

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  • Posted 09/11/2014 02:21:23 EDT

    On tangential matters ... FanGraphs columnist Dave Cameron examines a potential Giancarlo Stanton extension: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/what-a-giancarlo-stanton-extension-might-look-like/ FanGraph more »

  • Forum Post: LACKEY b LACKING!

    Posted 09/11/2014 11:02:35 EDT

    Still, pitching for a postseason-bound 80-66 team beats pitching for a moribund 63-83 team.

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  • Posted 09/10/2014 05:42:23 EDT

    Allen Craig has a guaranteed $26.5 million remaining on his contract after this season.

    That's a significant chunk to throw away.

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  • Posted 09/10/2014 05:19:39 EDT

    This issue is not whether the Red Sox want to spend. The issue is whether the Red Sox want to commit to the expensive, long-term contracts that the dwindling field of elite free agents commands. More more »

  • Posted 09/10/2014 02:57:55 EDT

    In years past some teams could not afford to sign elite players to expensive long-term contracts. Those days have passed. To some degree revenue sharing -- boosted by skyrocketing television revenues more »

  • Posted 09/10/2014 11:52:19 EDT

    Although I do not have a specific recollection, I was probably listening to the Seattle Mariner radio broadcast when Derek Jeter made his MLB debut on May 29, 1995, by going 0-for-5 from the 9 hole in more »

  • Posted 09/10/2014 07:58:30 EDT

    In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: In response to hill55's comment: Despite an early season-ending injury to 22-year-old ace pitcher Jose Fernandez, the Miami Marlins are 71-72 with a young, cost-con more »

  • Posted 09/10/2014 01:20:02 EDT

    Despite an early season-ending injury to 22-year-old ace pitcher Jose Fernandez, the Miami Marlins are 71-72 with a young, cost-controlled team that has the financial flexibility to at least double Gi more »

  • Forum Post: Felix Doubront

    Posted 09/09/2014 07:08:24 EDT

    In response to Joebreidey's comment: In response to dannycater's comment: Sox had 3 really good lefties and unloaded all 3, Morales and Miller being the other 2. With that said, Tommy Night-Train Layn more »

  • Forum Post: Felix Doubront

    Posted 09/09/2014 02:47:24 EDT

    Mike Olt is pretty much a clone of Will Middlebrooks, who turns 26 years of age today (13 days after Olt reached that milestone). Here are the minor league numbers of the righthand-hitting thirdbaseme more »

  • Posted 09/08/2014 11:18:25 EDT

    The Red Sox need to run the table in the final 18 games to finish at .500.

    The offseason promises to be an interesting one.

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  • Forum Post: King for a day ...

    Posted 09/08/2014 05:16:11 EDT

    In response to lasitter's comment: In response to crazy-world-of-troybrown's comment: "Noticed no passed balls with Lavarnway catching both games." I thought there was one infamous game under a dome w more »

  • Posted 09/08/2014 04:17:05 EDT

    I suspect serious sabermetricians welcome the questions raised by Yahoo! columnist Jeff Passan. However, I would note that batting average, on-base percentage and OPS do not distinguish the infield si more »

  • Forum Post: King for a day ...

    Posted 09/08/2014 12:08:14 EDT

    Steven Wright's two career wins came in long relief last year when the Red Sox knuckleballer twice took over for battered starter Ryan Dempster in 8-7 come-from-behind victories over the Seattle Marin more »

  • Posted 09/06/2014 08:47:56 EDT

    To those of you out there and you know who you are don't like what"s being said then take your ball and go the hell home because you are truly boring. Baseball has been an a conversation of pros and c more »

  • Posted 09/05/2014 07:09:18 EDT

    The 33-point difference in on-base percentage and the 96-point difference in OPS are hard to overlook. I am happy that Brock Holt has enjoyed an unexpectedly productive season, but I doubt that I woul more »

  • Posted 09/04/2014 06:51:10 EDT

    In response to BogieAt12oclock's comment: In response to J-BAY's comment: Pitching: RHP Brandon Workman (1-8, 4.93). YANKEES (71-66) Pitching: LHP Chris Capuano (2-3, 4.24). Game time: 7:05 p.m. TV/Ra more »

  • Posted 09/04/2014 06:23:18 EDT

    In response to MadMc44's comment: Look at Arizona---maybe Goldschmidt for Nap and either Xander or Betts and Owens  or Vazquez. With an extremely team-friendly contract, Paul Goldschmidt has the third more »

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