Red Sox rightfully asking “King’s Ransom” for Lester

by Michael Husson

Only time will tell if Jon Lester will still be a member of the Boston Red Sox after Thursday’s 4:00 p.m. MLB trade deadline passes. If the Red Sox due intend to deal the left hander, you better believe it will be for a great return in what ESPN Boston beat writer Gordon Edes puts as a “king’s ransom.” Continue reading

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Bruins lines and roster predictions

by Michael Husson

We are only about a month away from Bruins training camp and it can’t come fast enough. The Bruins have had an interesting offseason that still isn’t done. They lost a couple of pieces and saw the potential of their first round selection, David Pastrnak, at the development camp. With still a couple of decisions to make. Here are my roster predictions for the 2014-15 Boston Bruins.  Continue reading


Let’s go back to April

by James B. Terry

Do you know how many times our own Colin Dailey told me in April that the Red Sox struggles were a result of a World Series hangover and on May 1st it would all be a thing of the past and they’d start playing like expected again?

Well the Red Sox were 13-13 in the season’s opening month, that stands as their best month so far in the 2014 campaign so I think this April excuse was just a hoax, maybe the Red Sox struggled in April because they just were not that good.

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Showboating, hypocrisy, and Chris Archer

by Colin Dailey

“I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat,” Archer said Monday. “I’m not comparing the two, but they’re obviously in the same class of players as far what they accomplished. I guess different people have different ways of reacting. That’s just who he is.”

That is a actual quote from Chris Archer when he was asked about David Ortiz’s at bat in yesterdays game. Ortiz flipped his bat after hitting a home run  that wound up being the game winner.  Here is the video:

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NHL 15 looks pretty, but where’s the gameplay?

by Michael Husson

As most BTSD followers know, I am a big fan of the EA Sports video game series. Sometimes coming off topic from Boston sports to write an occasional article on the subject. So far we have seen a few trailers for the game showing off how good the game looks graphics wise and a couple of the new features. But where is the actual gameplay? Continue reading


B’s would be smart to lock Krejci up now

by James B. Terry

David Krejci has been nothing but a sure thing for the Bruins throughout his entire career.  The 28-year old center led Boston with 69 points last season and has been among the team’s top three point scorers each of the past six years.

With his three year, $15.75 million contract set to expire at the end of next season, the Bruins would be smart to extend him before Krejci even has the opportunity to test the open market.

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Where the Red Sox went wrong

by James B. Terry

The 2013 Red Sox did what only one other team before them had done; win the World Series after a last place finish the season before.  It was unthinkable and almost magical as a response to the Boston Marathon bombings from early in the season.

But then the offseason came around and Ben Cherington tried to do the same thing that has killed the career of many general managers in the sport; he tried to win while building for the future at the same time.

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Patriots can’t rush Gronk back this year

by Michael Husson

Two days ago, we received some very good news from Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowkski. He started training camp with the Pats yesterday and was running drills with the team. Today, however, it was reported that Gronk is not 100% ready for contact. The Pats need to take it slow this summer in order for Gronk to stay on the field the entire 2014 season. Continue reading


Throwback Thursday: Jason Varitek turns around Red Sox 2004 season

by Michael Husson

One of the most iconic events in Red Sox history happened exactly ten years ago today. The image of Jason Varitek smothering Alex Rodriguez is burned into the memories of lifelong Red Sox and Yankees fans everywhere. But what Tek did that day was much more then initiate a scrum of one of baseballs most hated players. He turned around the entire season.  Continue reading

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