Category Archives: Red Sox

New @Fangraphs — Playoff Odds

Fangraphs introduced a very cool feature at their standings page, now integrating playoff odds into the presentation of up to date standings.  So, in one place we can see existing W/L records, expected records for the rest of the … Continue reading

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Remembering (Incorrectly) Bill Buckner

For some reason I can’t remember, I was looking at Bill Buckner’s career stats – as I became a diehard baseball fan in the 1980s he was on the downside of his career, but my recollection was (outside of the … Continue reading

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Felix Doubront: Breakout Candidate?

As a lifelong Yankee fan, searching for bright spots amidst what appears to be a disastrous upcoming Red Sox season is less than exciting, but perhaps my hatred of Boston is trumped by my optimism over my Ottoneu ownership of … Continue reading

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AL East: Why do people think the Yanks are Heading to the Playoffs?

The MLB season officially began last week in Japan, with the Mariners’ extra inning victory over Oakland, but for me it opens Thursday when reigning MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander takes the mound against Jon Lester and the … Continue reading

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Adrian Beltre — Underappreciated and 31

Adrian Beltre:  Appreciation of the best third baseman of a Generation? In December 2004, Adrian Beltre signed a 5 year, $64M contract with the Seattle Mariners, coming off one of the greatest seasons ever put together by a third baseman.  … Continue reading

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