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  1. Sabermetrics Gets Soft

    Ben Lindbergh

    Last Saturday, on the first morning of the fourth annual "Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball" seminar in Boston ("Saber Seminar" for short), Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow strode onto the a...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  2. Why History Says Jon Lester Won’t Be a Red Sox Pitcher Agai...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On the morning of last week's trade deadline, the last-place Boston Red Sox dealt Jon Lester, their best starting pitcher and second-longest-tenured player, to the Oakland Athletics, touching off a day of divesting that completed the defend...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  3. What the Jon Lester–Yoenis Cespedes Blockbuster Means for t...

    Jonah Keri

    In one of the most shocking blockbusters in MLB trade deadline history, the Oakland A's sent All-Star Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick to the Boston Red Sox for Cy Young contender Jon Lester, former Athletic Jonny Gomes, less than ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  4. Moneyball …; But With Money

    Jonah Keri

    Not too long ago, David Ortiz looked like he might be cooked. Boston's hulking DH had posted huge numbers through the first three and a half months of the 2012 season, hitting .316/.414/.609 with 23 homers and 25 doubles in just 89 games...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  5. The 2013 Red Sox: Don't Call It a Comeback

    Jonah Keri

    The Boston Red Sox own the best record in the American League. Maybe you're used to this by now. They surged out of the gate, spent most of April and early May atop the AL East, fell back to the pack for a short while, reclaimed the division lead on ...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  6. Is Red Sox GM Ben Cherington Off to a Shaky Start?

    Rany Jazayerli

    You don't get a second chance to make a first impression, and sometimes, you don't need to. At the end of the 2007 season, Terry Ryan retired as the Twins' GM, and his longtime assistant, Bill Smith, was named his successor. Smith had a solid rep...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  7. Rankonia: The Triangle Power Rankings

    Chris Ryan

    1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins After spending nearly a year recovering from a concussion, Sidney Crosby returned to the ice Monday night and recorded two goals and two assists. Read Katie Baker's recap of Crosby's comeback night to remember h...

    Blog | November 23, 2011