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Eduardo Rodriguez Has Finally Earned His Spot

After what seemed to be a very rugged two and a half seasons, Eduardo Rodriguez has finally proved that he can be a stable option. Question is, how long can he achieve this? The Red Sox will be 13-1 when Eduardo Rodriguez stats bearing they hold on to their 9-2 lead in tonight’s game. With that being said, it has been a long and bumpy ride during his tenure with the team. Since the 2014 trade that sent him here for Andrew Miller, he’s posted a 28-21 record with a 4.13 era to go along with 429 strikeouts in 437.2 innings pitched throughout his young career.  While holding up physically thus far, he has had a lot of injuries throughout his career. Last October, he finally got a knee surgery that should keep it strong. After all, he has had three separate knee injuries that has derailed him. Usually whenever he finally starts to take off. He’s in the position to get better under the wings of Chris Sale and David Price. The trio of southpaws could always help him elevate his game. With his mid 90s fastball, killer changeup, and who can forget that sinker that will buckle your knees Alex Cora has another pitcher who can destroy the American League. Hopefully, these numbers can be less stagnant as they have been throughout his career. While the season...

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Trade Ideas For Kawhi Leonard

With the finals MVP and defensive player of the year requesting a trade, the news and speculation of Kawhi Leonard’s impending future looms a huge topic before free agency. When news spread about all star Kawhi Leonard requesting to be traded, speculation of many teams came into fruition.  With breaking news such as this, this could shake up the free agency plans of almost every team. The longer this holds off, the better the potential return. Here are some projected trades for the all star. Los Angeles Lakers receive: Kawhi Leonard, Patty Mills  San Antonio Spurs receive: Lonzo Ball, Luol Deng, 2019 first round pick, 2020 first round pick.  This trade ( if the spurs will trade in conference) makes a lot of sense. The Spurs duo at guard ( Parker, Ginobili.) have been on the decline for the last few years. The Lakers get their superstar to entice Lebron James, and coach Pop gets the young talent to revitalize his team for the future. New York Knicks receive: Kawhi Leonard, Davis Bertans San Antonio Spurs receive: Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, 2018 first round pick. The spurs get an athletic point guard who can score well on the one-on-one iso plays, and move the ball effectively as a floor general.  They also receive a high pick in this year’s draft ( maybe a Trae Young selection?)  The Knicks do...

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MLB Al and Nl All Star Ballot Update

In the first of three ballot updates before the big all star game, let’s see who holds the edge, and who gets snubbed after update 1. In the National league’s first ballot update, the Atlanta Braves stood out by far. Having three players leading in the votes thus far. Here’s how the ballot is shaping up after the first ballot update. First Base: Freddie Freeman ( 633,342 votes)                                                                                                                                Second Base: Ozzie Albies ( 398,816 votes)                                                                                                                                    Third Base: Nolan Arenado (527,863 votes)                                         ...

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A Letter to Hanley Ramirez, From Red Sox Nation!

With the untimely departure of the fan favorite, the memories will last for a lifetime. With the injury prone Dustin Pedroia back in the lineup, ( so they thought) Hanley Ramirez was officially released. After not finding a trade partner within the last 7 days after being designated for assignment, Red Sox nation had to say goodbye. While we can’t say for sure how this all plays out, one thing for sure is he captivated the audiences at Fenway park as we all knew he would. For the fans, El Trece kept the fans smiling. Hanley, this part is for you! With all the memories that left us in awe, we thank you! Especially hitting this walk off bomb off of Dellin Betances. The entire park was roaring after that sweet hit. You always were the go to guy, being the best hitter for average last postseason. ( .571 batting average.) You are having such a productive season, that you will become a huge asset to whoever signs you. There is much more to come for you this season. When you came to the team in 2014, the pairing of you and David Ortiz sparked the clubhouse in ways it hasn’t seen before. It was electric! The charisma and patience you brought to the field everyday should stand as an example for players for years to come. While all...

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Jd and Mookie Are The Next Power Duo

The power duo of JD Martinez and Mookie Betts are tearing up starting pitching this season, how long can they keep up this historic pace? After the Red Sox beat the Rays 4-2 at the trop, Mookie Betts took sole possession of league leader in home runs. He ripped a three run laser to left field to drive in Sandy Leon and Jackie Bradley Jr. in the third inning.  He currently leads the league in average (.365), Home runs (16), runs (49) and slugging percentage (7.60). The list continues. With teammate JD Martinez not too far behind him in some categories, will the duo be able to tear up the league all year? While cold streaks do occur, Red Sox nation has seen this before. From 2003-2007 Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz tore up the American League, taking hostages on a nightly basis. Their combined home runs ( 388) and rbis ( 1,210) rank among the best duos the mlb has ever seen. In their best season as a duo (2005), the two hit a combined 92 homers and 292 rbis. While both players should be no doubt hall of famers, JD and Mookie have long careers ahead. With Martinez already cashed in his big payday, It’s time to give Mookie his. The two time gold glove winner could be in line for a massive 7 year/ $210 million...

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