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  1. Red Sox open to more deals?

    AJ Mass

    With the Boston Red Sox in the midst of a five-game slide that has planted them firmly in the American League East cellar, the deal that sent starting pitcher Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for a pair of minor leaguers is surely j...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  2. Fantasy impact of position changes

    Eric Karabell

    Most times that I've talked to a baseball player about the potential effects a position change will have -- or is having -- on them at the plate, they've looked at me like I was an alien from outer space. In other words, although these guys are human...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  3. What's the 1B plan for Red Sox?

    AJ Mass

    With Mike Napoli still a week away from coming off the disabled list, the Boston Red Sox now have to turn to Plan C at the position following the news that Mike Carp has a broken right foot and is likely to miss several weeks as a result. Kyle Bra...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  4. Boston Red Sox outfield in vast need of improvement - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello explains just how bad the Boston Red Sox's outfield has been this season, and explores possible improvements.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  5. Red Sox injury toll mounts

    AJ Mass

    The Boston Red Sox appear to have dodged a bullet with Xander Bogaerts. The shortstop was forced to leave Saturday's game in the 11th inning after his right hamstring seized up on him, but the diagnosis was that it was only a cramp. "Normally I ge...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  6. New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka adjusts seamlessly to li...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Buster Olney writes that Masahiro Tanaka is better than anyone imagined -- and funnier too. In fact, it may not be too early to wonder if we're looking at a future Yankees legend.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  7. Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox demonstrate importance of b...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan explains why good baserunning has been so crucial to the Angels' success this year, and why poor baserunning is costing the Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  8. Peralta among most unlucky hitters so far

    Eric Karabell

    Perhaps no hitter illustrates how wildly unpredictable Batting Average on Balls in Play (BABIP) can be more than St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta. A year ago with the Detroit Tigers, Peralta hit .303 with a .374 BABIP, including a ridicul...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  9. When will injured Red Sox return?

    AJ Mass

    The Boston Red Sox injury toll continues to mount, as Mike Napoli has joined the growing list of players who might be unavailable to manager John Farell for at least the next few days. Napoli dislocated the ring finger on his left hand, and while X-r...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  10. Is Bradley's stay in Boston permanent?

    AJ Mass

    On March 28, Jackie Bradley Jr. was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket -- the expectation being he'd remain in the minors for some time, with no room on the Boston Red Sox for the outfielder. Things changed just a few days later, as Shane Victorino's ham...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  11. Derek Fisher's injury could shake up draft

    Christopher Crawford

    Injuries are an unfortunate -- but unavoidable -- part of the draft season; and while the class has stayed relatively healthy to begin the year, one of the best offensive prospects for the 2014 draft wasn't so fortunate. Virginia outfielder Derek ...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  12. Early observations from spring training

    Buster Olney

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- This is the time of spring training when a player can redefine himself with a first impression, good or bad. You could be Jesus Montero walking into the Seattle Mariners' camp 40 pounds overweight, or maybe Masahiro Tanaka, cutting...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  13. Ranking strength of early AL schedules

    Buster Olney

    The Cleveland Indians were 51-44 at the All-Star break, and when they lost four of their first five games in the second half, it was unclear whether they would remain in contention. But here's the thing: The Indians had what appeared to be on pape...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  14. Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw among young big leaguers who proje...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at which current players under the age of 30 project as Hall of Famers, with Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw leading the way.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  15. Top 10 bullpens in the majors

    Buster Olney

    The top 10 series continues with a look at the best bullpens in the majors. 1. Atlanta Braves If you want to know what the start of a first-ballot Hall of Fame career might look like, Craig Kimbrel is the reliever version of Mike Trout. The Atl...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  16. Boston Red Sox need to re-sign Stephen Drew - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello explains why the Red Sox need to bring back Stephen Drew.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013