Dueling Bulletins

Earlier today, The Sons of Sam Horn website reportedly “broke” the story that Roger Clemens had reached an agreement to pitch the remainder of the 2006 baseball season with the Boston Red Sox. Meanwhile, NY Newsday was busy reporting on ITS website that Clemens had come to an agreement to pitch the rest of the season for the Houston Astros… at $3.5 million / month for the rest of the…

October 20, 2012
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Calling Red Sox Nation: Your Vote Is Needed! Vote For Birthday Boy Clay Buchholz Today

Once again, Red Sox Nation has the ability to cast a well-deserved vote for a member of the Red Sox franchise… this time, to reward Clay Buchholz as the USA Today’s “Minor League Player of the Year”. Vote here. It is an honor that has been earned by Buchholz. Unfortunately, the USA Today newspaper and it’s readers have gotten caught up in the ‘feel good’ hype of the major league…

October 20, 2012
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Cardinals Pitcher Hancock Legally Drunk At Time Of Fatal Accident, In Possession Of Marijuana

The St. Louis Police Department held a press conference today during which it provided numerous details with respect to the auto accident that claimed the life of St Louis Cardinals reliever Josh Hancock, a former member of the Red Sox organization. St Louis Medical Examiner Michael Graham said that Hancock was dead “within seconds” from head injuries sustained in the crash early last Sunday morning when his rented Ford Explorer…

October 20, 2012
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Fantasy Baseball Studs – AL Outfielderss – Top Twenty (Today’s Installment: 1-10)

Another in a series of articles designed to help fantasy baseball fanatics prepare for the upcoming season. Today: AL Outfielders… 1-10.   Carl Crawford, TB. Good Batting Average. Decent Power (for a CF). GREAT speed at any position. And, unbelievably, he won’t be 25 years old until August. And to top it all off, his BA, HR, RBI, OBP and Slugging Pctg have improved each and every year since he…

October 20, 2012
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Coco Ready To Go… Who Should Lead Off?

Coco Crisp is ready, willing and able… and he is due to return to the Red Sox lineup tomorrow in Toronto. Crisp, who has been on the disabled list since April 9 with a fracture at the base of his left index finger, played another rehab game for the PawSox last night against the Norfolk Tides. He was 1-for-3 with a walk in four plate appearances… the hit was a…

October 20, 2012
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Fantasy Baseball Studs – AL Starting Pitchers – Top Twenty (Today’s Installment: 11-20)

Another in a series of articles designed to help fantasy baseball fanatics prepare for the upcoming season. Today: AL Starting Pitchers… 11-20.   John Lackey, LAA. Lackey made an adjustment to his delivery prior to last season… an adjustment that dramatically improved his change-up… and dramatically improved his performance. He now has a third pitch that he can spot consistently to go along with his fastball and curveball. He is…

October 20, 2012
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Game 47: Sox Overcome Rangers, Nausea to Take Series Opener, 10-6

According to Boston manager Terry Francona, starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka started feeling ill in the second innning of last night’s game against Texas. The nausea caused a sub-standard performance from the Japanese rookie… but the Red Sox bullpen picked up the slack and the offense came to the rescue en route to a 10-6 win over the Rangers. The Red Sox improved to 32-15… and their lead in the AL…

October 20, 2012
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Fantasy Baseball: Top Ten AL Prospects For Your Farm Team Drafts

Many fantasy baseball auctions and drafts will take place this weekend and next Saturday. I have written numerous articles concerning top position players, by position, and top prospects, by organization… and today, I provide my Top Ten Overall AL Prospects. [NOTE: If readers want to expedite reading my fantasy baseball articles, click on the ‘fantasy baseball’ link in the right margin. Francisco Liriano would have been #2 except that he…

October 20, 2012
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Fantasy Baseball Studs – AL Relief Pitchers – Top Ten

Another in a series of articles designed to help fantasy baseball fanatics prepare for the upcoming season. Today: AL Relief Pitchers.   Mariano Rivera, NYY. The KING. The best there ever was. And this praise comes from a Red Sox fan who believes there is nothing worse a professional ballplayer can do than what Johnny Damon did this year. Nuff said. He’ll put up 5 or 6 wins to go…

October 20, 2012
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Book Details Allegations of Steroid Use By Barry Bonds

In the upcoming book, “Game of Shadows,” reporter/authors Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams have written that “more than a dozen people either had been told directly that he was using banned drugs, had seen him using the drugs with their own eyes, or had been provided with information that made the conclusion he was doping inescapable.”. This allegation and several others are contained in book excerpts in this week’s issue…

October 20, 2012
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