Red Sox – Yankees Rivalry Regaining Passion?

Red Sox - Yankees Rivalry

In most cases, when I write a baseball column, I do so as an objective professional journalist without reference to my team of choice, which is the Boston Red Sox. This column is an exception – an exuberantly striking exception. The reason? After back-to-back seasons that have seen the storied Red Sox-Yankees rivalry lose its […]

Is Pirates Slugger Pedro Alvarez The New Adam Dunn?

Pirates News

In the 2008 draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected a player they envisioned would lock down third base for years to come and more importantly the cleanup spot in the batting order for years to come. It has been a work in progress, as Pedro Alvarez has yet to do the latter, but in reality, Alvarez […]

Baseball’s Strong Connection Between Father and Son

Fathers Day tribute

Baseball is a tradition. It’s a religion. Baseball is history. It’s family. All of these terms get tossed around and when you’re not into the sport it gets treated like a bad love letter full of sappy romantic rhetoric and a lack of foresight. But when you are a fan? It’s life. I started following baseball […]

Jeffrey Loria is the Worst Owner in Sports

Marlins news

Forget about just baseball owners. Jeffrey Loria is the worst owner in all of sports. In fact Loira is such a bad owner it seems fair to draw conclusions he’s a bad person too. How else can he be so comfortable spending everyone else’s money for nothing but his own profit? How else could he […]

Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition #8 – Napoli, LaRoche and Leftovers

Hot Stove

LaRoche’s destination could be tied to Napoli’s contract situation Boston Editor’s Note: Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition is a new weekly column that appears on Baseball News Source every Friday and details free agent and trade talk at every position. Cody Ross signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks,  A.J. Pierzynski joining the Texas Rangers, and Cleveland Indians reaching an agreement with free-agent Nick […]

Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition #7 – Bourn, Swisher, LaRoche

MLB News

Bourn is the premiere center fielder left on the free agent market Editor’s Note: Across the Diamond: Hot Stove League Edition is a new weekly column that appears on Baseball News Source every Friday and details free agent and trade talk at every position. Seemingly more than ever, Major League Baseball teams are coveting their first round draft picks. […]

MLB Trend: The Shrinking Closer Market

MLB free agents

The market for high salaried closers is shifting Once upon a time, closers like Rafael Soriano were in high demand. Draft picks carried less clout, the ninth inning was critical and it took a special kind of attitude to record those specific three outs. Nobody used to intentionally create a closer, so finding an already […]