John Farrell Is Toast, Who Are Candidates To Be The New Red Sox Manager

With the Red Sox eliminated from the playoffs after winning the AL East for the second time in two years, it was announced this morning that John Farrell will not be returning to manage the team. So now it’s...

Justin Verlander: The New Astro

The Red Sox are fairly familiar with Justin Verlander, having faced him often when he played for the Detroit Tigers, and generally have fared pretty poorly against him. Of the current Sox, only Mitch Moreland (.863) and Eduardo Núñez...

The Dallas Keuchel Red Sox Hitters Will Face

After Dallas Keuchel’s Cy Young season in 2015, he had a down year in 2016 (4.55 ERA, 86 ERA+, 1.286 WHIP for a 9-12 win-loss record), but he has bounced back very well in 2017. His 2.90 ERA (136...

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, It’s a Verlander!

Last night, literally at the very last minute, the Detroit Tigers and the Houston Astros completed a trade that will send Justin Verlander to the team with the best record in the AL for a package of prospects that...

The Perpetually Improving Jose Altuve

Ian York uses his unique charts to demonstrate how the Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has taken his offensive game to a new level in 2016, vaulting himself into MVP consideration.

Better Know a Reliever: Will Harris

The bullpen is often overlooked when a team is successful, yet quickly blamed when a team fails to secure tight wins. So when a talented reliever comes along, it's wise to take notice and give him his due. Justin Gorman...

Minor League Report 5/27/16: A Tale of Two Months

Any baseball fan who follows prospects knows will be highs and lows. Young players will struggle when promoted to a new level, or once their opponents find tendencies they can exploit. However, Brandon Magee found that Houston Astros prospect J.D....

Doug Fister Signs With The Houston Astros

The Houston Astros made a low-risk signing on Thursday when they inked pitcher Doug Fister to a one-year deal. This move gives the young roster a player who could be a stabilizing force in their rotation. Ian York breaks...

Visualizing Successs: Dallas Keuchel’s Cy Young Year

The 2015 season is over and Dallas Keuchel has been crowned the AL Cy Young award winner. The pitcher helped lead the Houston Astros to the ALDS in what is likely a sign of things to come for the young team. Ian...

ALDS Clinching Game Recaps

With both ALDS series in the books, it's time to look at how the deciding games played out. The Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays both won in an entertaining fashion, and Rick Rowand has our ALDS...

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