Last Night, the Red Sox game against the Orioles was delayed in the second inning because of rain. I mean there was no possible thing to predict such a thing right? No things to predict weather at all? Not a weather app? Continue reading “Red Sox Game Delay Turns to Canceled Game”
In my article from yesterday, I bash the Red Sox for not doing enough to get Zach Britton, or even a reliever. Instead of getting a reliever, they get another starting pitcher in a trade with Tampa Bay. But this starter has some experience in the bullpen too. Continue reading “Red Sox Aquire Starter”
Last Night, the Red Sox lost their last chance to add an elite relief pitcher to help improve their bullpen of gutless bums. To add to the pain, they lost to a hopeless Orioles team that has nothing to live for. Britton went to the Yankees for almost a steal. What the hell Sox? What are we doing here? Continue reading “The Red Sox Lose Out on Another Reliever”
Simply put, the Red Sox are doing fantastic. At the All-Star break, Boston (68-30) has the best record in baseball… they are currently on pace for 112 wins. Anything and everything you could have asked for out of this squad, they have delivered.
As the season began, I wrote about five players I believed would dictate the course of the season. Now that we are at the mid-season point (not halfway, for those keeping track at home), I will go back and see how I did.
The NL West leading Dodgers just got a whole lot better this year. The Dodgers traded five prospects, including Yusniel Diaz who is a highly touted prospect for possibly a one year rental in Manny Machado. Why would they trade a top prospect who would help in the future for an uncertainty like Machado?
Machado is going to be a deadly part of the Dodgers’ middle of the lineup. They’re already top 10 in a lot of offensive categories and are taking on Machado who’s having one of his best seasons with a .315 BA and 24 home runs, which would lead the Dodgers in both categories.
Currently, The Dodgers are 5th in the NL with 4.7 runs per game. If they want to get back to the World Series, they have to compete with The Cubs who lead the NL with 5.1, and The Braves with 4.8, who are 3rd. This move will bump the Dodgers numbers up and when they get Yasiel Puig back from injury their defense will be better. The only negative about this trade would be Machado’s defense at shortstop is bad but his bat should make up for what he lacks in skills at shortstop.
The Dodgers will be more of a complete team with a NL leading ERA of 3.49. They get a big bat and will hopefully be better in the infield. This Machado deal is a win for the Dodgers and will most likely be top 2 in the NL and will likely be competing for a World Series in late October.
The Number 1 team in the American League’s road to the playoffs just got incredibly easy.
In their next 17 games, the opponent with the highest winning percentage are the 41-47 Blue Jays. The next highest are the 40-51 Tigers. Then the 39-51 Rangers. Then, the Tigers and so on and so forth. You get the Jackson Pollock picture I’m painting you. These loser teams they’re facing seems all to easy for them. No real test. Continue reading “Red Sox Have it Easy”
In all seriousness, what the fuck? Hanley was one of my favorite Red Sox these past couple years. Being forced to root for assholes like David Price, Jackie Bradley JR, Dustin Pedroia, and Steven Wright these couple years, sue me for liking the guy who’s been known for his lack of effort these last couple years. But when the Red Sox designated him for assignment, I was shocked to say the least. His numbers in 177 at bats up to that point were okay to say the least, better than that crap show of a center fielder JBJ. Continue reading “The Curious Case of Hanley Ramirez”