Post Tagged with: "Red Sox"


Why the Final Week Rainout and the Last Game Loss Were Blessings

The 2010 Major League Baseball draft order is out, pending changes due to free agency signings, and the Chicago Cubs come in at 16th. That the Cubs are 16th and[Read More…]

Voodoo Magic: Smoltz Dominant in Cardinals Debut

Voodoo Magic: Smoltz Dominant in Cardinals Debut

Even though we predicted it would happen, a small part of us refused to believe that, after putting up an ERA over eight with the Boston Red Sox, John Smoltz[Read More…]


Wouldn’t Matter if it Were Any Other Team: Smoltz Nearing Deal with Cardinals

Wouldn’t Matter if it Were Any Other Team: Smoltz Nearing Deal with Cardinals

A Smoltz with any other team would not smell as sweet – or perform as well. John Smoltz is apparently close to signing with the St. Louis Cardinals. Smoltz, 42,[Read More…]

by August 19, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
The Cardinals Might Work Their Voodoo Magic on John Smoltz

The Cardinals Might Work Their Voodoo Magic on John Smoltz

Sportswriter Bernie Miklasz says that St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa wants another reliever to shore up the Cardinal pen – and the targets are veterans Justin Speier and John[Read More…]

by August 13, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Looking at John Smoltz?

Cubs Looking at John Smoltz?

The Boston Red Sox recently designated 42-year-old pitcher John Smoltz for assignment. Typically, with a veteran like Smoltz, this means the player will be traded or released within the next[Read More…]

by August 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cardinals Clearly Sold Their Soul Before Acquiring Julio Lugo

The Cardinals Clearly Sold Their Soul Before Acquiring Julio Lugo

Flashback to two weeks ago. The trade deadline was looming, and teams were assessing needs, strengths, weaknesses, and increasingly, payroll. Can we add? Should we dump? And the toughest question[Read More…]

The Cubs are a-Rumoring

The Cubs are a-Rumoring

The Chicago Cubs are finally in first place and poised for a post-season run – but that doesn’t mean a trade or two isn’t in the works to improve the[Read More…]


Cardinals Deal One Outfielder, Rumored to Add a Better One – Matt Holiday

Cardinals Deal One Outfielder, Rumored to Add a Better One – Matt Holiday

The National League Central leading St. Louis Cardinals are becoming quite active in the pre-trade-deadline market. Yesterday, they dealt outfielder Chris Duncan to the Boston Red Sox for recently DFA’d[Read More…]

by July 23, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
A Ramirez Return Worth Cheering For

A Ramirez Return Worth Cheering For

When Manny Ramirez returned from a 50-game steroid suspension, Los Angeles Dodgers fans cheered as though he’d returned from a terrible injury after months of rehabilitation. The hero returns. When[Read More…]

by July 21, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs Are Interested in Julio Lugo

The Cubs Are Interested in Julio Lugo

The Red Sox designated Julio Lugo for assignment yesterday, pulling the plug halfway through a poorly-timed and probably ill-conceived contract given out at the high of the free agent boom.[Read More…]

by July 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs World Series Chances Are Diminishing, But Still Surprisingly High

The Cubs World Series Chances Are Diminishing, But Still Surprisingly High

When the 2009 season started, the Chicago Cubs were the prohibitive favorite to win the National League Central, and were a strong favorite to represent the Senior Circuit in the[Read More…]

by June 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

The Chicago Cubs Are Scouting Pedro Martinez

The Chicago Cubs Are Scouting Pedro Martinez

You read that right, folks. Somehow, some way, for some reason, the Chicago Cubs recently scouted formerly awesome pitcher, and currently broken guy,┬áPedro Martinez. A source close to Pedro Martinez[Read More…]

by June 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Peavywatch: Juicy Nuggets of Info

Obsessive Peavywatch: Juicy Nuggets of Info

An off day is the perfect time to return to obsessing about a trade that will almost certainly never happen, and given the Chicago Cubs’ offensive struggles, is almost certain[Read More…]