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World Series Game 4 Prediction and Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

By Jake Rose, 5 months 3 weeks ago
In the time it took to complete Game 3 of the World Series, you could have watched a cable broadcast of Braveheart, commercials and all, two times — plus an old episode of The West Wing for good measure. Last night’s — well, this morning’s — Game 3 lasted seven hours and 20 minutes and was the longest World Series game, postseason game, and interleague game ever...

World Series Game 3 Prediction and Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

By Jake Rose, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The World Series shifts from freezing Fenway Park to sunny Chavez Ravine with the Boston Red Sox holding a 2-0 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers. In Game 2, David Price delivered his second quality start in a row, giving up just two runs through six innings with five strikeouts, perfectly setting up the Sox bullpen to secure a 4-2 victory. Joe Kelly, Nathan Eovaldi and Craig Kimbrel were perfect...

World Series Game 2 Prediction and Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox

By Jake Rose, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Neither Clayton Kershaw nor Chris Sale was sharp in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series on Tuesday night. What could have been a cornerstone World Series moment for two of this generation’s best pitchers, including one of the greatest of all-time, was stymied by missed spots and good two-out hitting.   The velocity came back to Chris Sale. After hovering in the low 90s for the better...

World Series Game 1 Prediction and Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox

By Jake Rose, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The 2018 World Series is not the first time the Dodgers and Red Sox have gotten together for the Fall Classic, but it has been quite a while since these two historic franchises have faced each other to determine baseball's champion.   In fact, it's been more than 100 years since the 1916 World Series that pitted the Dodgers (then known as the Brooklyn Robins) against the Red Sox....

5 Reasons Why the Boston Red Sox Will Win the AL East in 2018

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 4 weeks ago
The biggest deal of the most recent hot stove season in MLB was executed by that team in the Bronx. After falling one game short of reaching the World Series, the New York Yankees added another slugger by acquiring Giancarlo Stanton and his 59 home runs from the Miami Marlins. As a result, the Bombers are the team that everyone expects to challenge the defending champion Houston Astros...

Jon Lester: Cancer survivor and World Series champ

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 4 months ago
Never quit. That’s a lesson Chicago Cubs pitcher and cancer survivor Jon Lester has learned, time and time again.   Lester, 32, was diagnosed with lymphoma a decade ago – so long ago it makes him feel old just to be reminded — and he has never quit fighting. Off the field, Lester started the NVRQT (or “never quit”) fundraising campaign to support pediatric...

Who Should Win the 2017 MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the American League?

By Juan Jose Rodriguez, 1 year 9 months ago
On Sunday, MLB announced the American League and National League rosters for the 2017 All-Star Game, the 88th edition of the Midsummer Classic. The game, set for Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami, will be packed with the brightest stars in the game on one stage. In a sizable switch from previous years, this year’s game will not determine home-field advantage in the World...

Mike Schmidt's and Jerry Remy's Comments Are Disappointing to Fans and the League

By Juan Jose Rodriguez, 1 year 10 months ago
Though different words were used and in somewhat different contexts, two men with close ties to MLB made distasteful and arguably racist remarks yesterday about the culture that so often is a point of pride in baseball.   In an interview Tuesday morning on WIP (94.1 FM, Philadelphia), Hall of Fame third baseman (and former Phillie) Mike Schmidt argued that the Phillies should not (and...

5 American League Storylines to Watch During Spring Training

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 years 1 month ago
Spring training is in full swing, the World Baseball Classic is underway, and Opening Day for the 2017 MLB season is right around the corner. As teams look ahead to baseball games that count in the standings, we give a rundown of some of the biggest American League storylines of the spring.   Boston’s Pennant Hopes Boosted by New Big 3 The Red Sox are the clear favorite to repeat...

Boston Red Sox: 2017 Preview, Predictions & Schedule

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 2 months ago
The Red Sox spent years building for the future. Under Dave Dombrowski, however, they’re acting as if the apocalypse is drawing near. Blessed with a young roster and loads of talent at the big-league level, Dombrowski is going for it in a big way. By trading away the top two remaining jewels of his farm system — Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech — for former White Sox ace Chris...