Tagged: ‘Boston Red Sox’

How big of a free agent misstep is Jacoby Ellsbury?
April 15th, 2017 at 8:58 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Ellsbury contract continues to be an issue for the Yankees.  Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports As his fourth year in New York begins, it's hard to believe that Jacoby Ellsbury is, at best, an afterthought on the Yankees. In 2011, then on the Red Sox, Ellsbury was a near...

MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%
April 11th, 2017 at 6:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** It's never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB's expanded focus on branching out with...

Why a World Series repeat is unlikely
March 31st, 2017 at 4:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester (34) lifts the Commissioner's Trophy during the World Series victory rally in Grant Park.  Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports The Major League Baseball season begins this weekend, and for the first time since 1908, the Chicago Cubs...

CTBNL: Letting go of Aaron Hicks and other notes
March 31st, 2017 at 2:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** YOU'LL HAVE TO PRY THIS HICKS FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS Even though Joe Girardi finally did the obvious and named Aaron Judge the starting right fielder, you get the sense that Aaron Hicks will be a constant temptation to him. The manager is planning to get Hicks frequent...

Lingering issues for each 2016 MLB postseason team
March 21st, 2017 at 3:05 PM
***PHOTO1*** Hopes spring eternal this time of the year across most camps in Major League Baseball, as the spring washes away the lost ambitions of the previous summer. Yet in the same vein, it also can carryover outdated expectations of prior successes as well. In 2016, only two teams that had...