The Boston Red Sox Pitching Question Marks: Clay Bucholz & Daniel Bard

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If an election year is when politicians play up the embattled middle class, then the middle of the Boston Red Sox rotation should come in for special focus. The pitching is solid at the top with Jon Lester and Josh […]

The Time Is Now For Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester To Be An Ace

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Jon Lester has been nothing if not consistent. Since battling his way back lymphoma and becoming a regular member of the Boston Red Sox starting rotation in 2008, the lefthander has put up around 200 IP each year (the only […]

Milwaukee Brewer RF Corey Hart Is Critical To Team’s Success

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Milwaukee Brewers’ rightfielder Corey Hart stepped up with arguably the best year of his career in 2011. While he didn’t hit the 31 home runs he had in 2010, and you can make a case for his overall season in […]

Milwaukee Brewers CF Nyjer Morgan Needs To Improve Plate Discipline

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Nyjer Morgan is 31 years old and last season with the Milwaukee Brewers showed he might have finally found his niche. The centerfielder was only in his third year as a major league starter and after a poor 2010 showing […]

Cody Ross In Right Field A Sign Of Boston Red Sox Weakness

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Rightfield is a big question mark for the Boston Red Sox as they try and return to the playoffs for the first time since 2009. The problems date back to last season when it became apparent that the J.D. Drew’s […]

Why Milwaukee Brewers LF Ryan Braun Will Struggle In 2012

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It’s no secret that Milwaukee Brewers’ left fielder Ryan Braun is under the microscope this season, as the 2011 National League MVP winner returns from an offseason marked by steroid allegations and the eventual lifting of his 50-game suspension, as […]

Will Boston Red Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury Be MVP-Caliber Again?

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Perhaps no one on the Boston Red Sox was a more pleasant surprise than centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury in 2011. From his time in the major leagues beginning in late 2007 through 2009 he’d established himself as a solid leadoff hitter, […]

New Milwaukee 3B Aramis Ramirez A Big Difference-Maker In NL Central

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The Milwaukee Brewers aren’t known for stepping out on big contracts—even the long-term lockup of leftfielder Ryan Braun was more about economics, as a small-market time committed to a player before he could hit the open market. So when Brewer […]

Can Boston Red Sox LF Carl Crawford Ever Earn His Big Contract?

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There’s no doubt that Boston Red Sox leftfielder Carl Crawford had a disastrous first year in Fenway Park. After signing a $140 million contract for seven years, Crawford had by far the worst year of his career. Offseason comments by […]

Milwaukee Brewers SS Alex Gonzalez A Key Addition For Coming Season

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The shortstop position was a problem for the Milwaukee Brewers a year ago, and general manager Doug Melvin sought to fix it this offseason by signing 35-year-old Adrian Gonzalez to a deal for $2.5 million. I think this is an […]

Power The Key To Boston Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez’ MVP Hopes

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The Boston Red Sox have had some bad big-name pickups in recent years, but no one can say first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was one of them. Gonzales had an MVP-caliber year in 2011, and in the mid-to-late summer it looked […]

The Boston Red Sox Need Power Restoration From 3B Kevin Youkilis

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The hip injury to Boston Red Sox’ third baseman Kevin Youkilis was cited as one of the reasons for the team’s collapse in September (along with the injury to starting pitcher Clay Bucholz). While it might be stretching it to […]