Monthly Archives: July 2014

Red Sox to Redbirds: Cardinals Get Lackey from Sox for Craig, Kelly

The busiest man Thursday before the MLB trade deadline, Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington continued wheelin’-and-dealin’ after his early day blockbuster, sending Pitchers John Lackey and Corey Littrell and cash to the St. Louis Cardinals for Pitcher Joe Kelly and First Baseman/Outfielder Allen Craig. Lackey became the fourth starting pitcher from the Sox Opening […]

From Boston to the Bay: Red Sox Send Lester, Gomes to Oakland for Cespedes

In the first of two blockbuster trades before Thursday’s 4 PM non-waiver trade deadline, the Boston Red Sox shipped  pitcher Jon Lester, outfielder Jonny Gomes, and cash to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The Red Sox will also receive the A’s 2015 competitive balance pick in the MLB draft. Lester, […]

MLB Trade Deadline Storylines

(Note: This article was published Wednesday at 10PM) The trade deadline is rapidly approaching with some activity but mostly speculation. We know the ACTIVE buyers and sellers: Buyers Orioles Blue Jays Royals Angels Mariners Nationals Braves Brewers Cardinals Pirates Giants Dodgers Sellers Red Sox Twins Astros Mets Phillies Rockies And my arbitrary top 3 storylines happening […]

MLB Prospects to Look for in September, Part II: The Dirt on Infielders

Welcome back for the second part, of three, in our overview of the top Major League Baseball prospects who you may see on a diamond near you come September. In part one, the focus was on the moundsmen- gunslingers with sniper accuracy, tall, hard-throwing fireballers whose pitches leave smoke trails in their wake, and knee-buckling magicians who […]

MLB Scores 07/21/2014

American League National League Boston Red Sox 14 San Francisco Giants 7 Toronto Blue Jays 1 Philadelphia Phillies 4 Texas Rangers 4 Miami Marlins 3 (F/10) New York Yankees 2 Atlanta Braves 1 Kansas City Royals 1 Los Angeles Dodgers 5 Chicago White Sox 3 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 Cleveland Indians 3 Cincinnati Reds 2 Minnesota […]

MLB End-of-Season Award Predictions

The second half of the MLB season is underway, following a week of festivities in Minnesota for those players selected to participate in the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game, and a week of rest for others. With the non-waiver trade deadline fast approaching on Thursday, July 31, general managers begin to contemplate adding players for a […]

Mariners OF Michael Saunders to DL

Michael Saunders is heading back to the DL for the 2nd time this season- this time with an oblique strain suffered Thursday night. The young outfielder was apparently injured on a check-swing and an MRI confirmed the oblique strain. Saunders, hitting .276 with 7 home runs, has been replaced on the roster by previously-demoted Justin […]