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Eric Thames

What is Different About Eric Thames in This Go Around MLB?

Joseph Ferraiola compares the old Eric Thames with the new Eric Thames in an attempt to figure out what's different this time around.

How Do Hitters Perform With Their Eyes Wide Shut?

Mike Richmond analyzes a study performed in Japan that sought to determine the point at which hitters didn't need to see the ball to make solid contact.

Jackie Bradley Jr Needs to Make a Readjustment

The Boston Red Sox season has been a failure, but there have been some diamonds in the rough. The team's youth movement provided a boost in August and gave fans a glimpse of the future. However, Ian York thinks...

Has the New Strike Zone Stuck a Fork in Mike Napoli?

Heading into the 2015 season, expectations for Mike Napoli were very high. His offseason Bimaxillary Advancement surgery to help alleviate his sleep apnea gave Boston Red Sox fans hope that a well-rested Mike Napoli would have an excellent year. Unfortunately,...

Mike Napoli is Way Off Balance

It is no secret that Mike Napoli is having a bad season. One of the biggest reasons for this poor season is hidden in his swing. Damian Dydyn shows us that Mike Napoli is way off balance when compared...

Recently Promoted Sam Travis Can Rake

Prospects often struggle. It happens to top prospects as well as the fringe ones. Sometimes their struggles are short lived and they return to flourishing. Damian Dydyn wants to let everyone know that recently promoted Sam Travis can rake. With...

David Ortiz Adjusts His Mechanics

After the Boston Red Sox starting rotation struggled in April, their offense was abysmal in May. The primary culprit of this offensive malaise was their legendary designated hitter. After a brief time out with his coach, David Ortiz adjusts...

Devon Travis Needs to Adjust

Devon Travis started 2015 off with a bang. The rookie second baseman made the leap from prospect to major league contributor quickly. However, there is a glaring weakness in his approach at the plate. Sean O'Neill thinks Devon Travis needs...

David Ortiz Struggles With Fastballs From Left Handers

The Boston Red Sox offense was viewed as the biggest strength of the team going into the season. However, the offense has been a major disappointment, especially their designated hitter. Ian York looks to find out why David Ortiz...

Hard Hitting Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez has long been one of Major League Baseball’s premier power hitters. With his move down the defensive spectrum and as he enters the tail end of his prime, Hanley was able to spend his off season bulking up. Brandon Magee...

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Rulebook 101: Big Papi Conked Bobby Wilson

Brandon Magee explains why the umpires ruled that Xander Bogaerts was out on the basepaths when Big Papi conked Bobby Wilson.

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Peter Gammons is a Boston sports legend. He has been a journalist primarily covering the Boston Red Sox for the past 46 years. From...

Defending Bud Selig

Bud Selig spent 23 years as the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. He certainly had his detractors but presided over legendary players, unique games,...

Rulebook 101: The Tulowitzki Baserunner Interference

Brandon Magee explains why the Tulowitzki baserunner interference was called and how the rule was applied.
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Who Are the 2016 AL Cy Young Award Candidates?

Dave McCullough takes a look at the landscape for the 2016 AL Cy Young award to see if there is a clear-cut winner or if it will come down to the wire.