Here at Retro Trade Analysis, we look at trades of the past and evaluate their value today. The trade analyzed today is the trade that sent Johan Santana from the Minnesota Twins to the New York Mets. Continue reading
Boston is coming off a disastrous season that saw them start the rebuilding process. With a new manager in place, will they be able to compete right away, or need a season or 2 get back to the post-season?
Here’s a series of texts between Russ and myself yesterday afternoon regarding the Dodgers waiver claim of Adrian Gonzalez…
One day left, and we have 2 ties for the Wild Cards. The Red Sox and Rays both won last night, so the AL WC hasn’t changed. The Cardinals won and the Braves lost, so now the 2 are in a must win situation. It looks like we could see 2 1-game playoffs tomorrow.
And to think, the playoff picture looked set at the beginning of the month.
The division winners became set over the weekend; the Yankees, Tigers, Rangers, Phillies, Brewers, and Diamondbacks are all in. The Wild Card is going down to the wire. The Red Sox hold a 1 game advantage over the Rays and 3 games over the Angels; the Braves have a 1 game lead over the Cardinals.
Looking at the schedules, the Red Sox and Cardinals have the advantages:
Red Sox at Orioles (Beckett vs Hunter; Bedard vs Britton; Lester vs Simon)
Rays vs Yankees (Noesi vs Shields; Colon vs Hellickson; TBD vs Price)
Angels vs Rangers (Wilson vs Haren; Lewis vs Santana; Harrison vs Weaver)
Braves vs Phillies (Lee vs Delgado; Oswalt vs Lowe; Hamels vs Hudson)
Cardinals at Houston (Garcia vs Rodriguez; Westbrook vs Sosa; Carpenter vs Myers)
The Red Sox and Cardinals are playing the doormats of their divisions, while the other 3 are playing the first place team in their division. It looks like the Yankees could be mailing it in for this series (Noesi and an undetermined pitcher), but they can still hit. Both the Rangers and the Phillies are using good pitching for their match ups.
It should be fun to watch.
One pitch. One swing. One bat flip. These three events put the Yankees and Red Sox on the back pages once again as their rivalry intensified Tuesday night. Continue reading
Boston Red Sox
2010 Record: 89-73
818 RS, 744 RA, Pythagorean Record: 89-73