Hurley: Red Sox Simply Not On Astros' Level In ALDSThe Red Sox threw their very best at the Houston Astros. It wasn't good enough.
Never Give Up In Fantasy Baseball, Even If It Seems Hopeless With Five Weeks LeftDepending on your fantasy baseball league's structure, there's either one week to go before the head-to-head playoffs begin or five weeks to go to the end of the Rotisserie season. Regardless, you should never give up on your fantasy team, no matter what place it occupies in the league standings. Since other owners will give up, you can use that to your advantage in order to finish as high as possible. Your roster just may end up surprising you in the end.
Why Pitching Is The Hardest Thing To Rely On In Fantasy BaseballMost fantasy baseball owners plan their draft around picking pitchers that threw well last year. But as we all learn, sometimes things don't go as planned. Pitchers can get hurt; their performance can drop off for a number of reasons, sometimes without rational explanation. The hardest part for the fantasy owner is accepting that the present season is different than past seasons, and it's sometimes better to just admit you drafted wrong instead of stubbornly sticking with bad pitchers all season—and losing the league.
When It Comes To Fantasy Baseball, Always Beware Wrist And Foot Injuries On Your RosterStrange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports. In baseball, any kind of hand/wrist injury can really impact a hitter's ability to turn on a fastball, and those players trying to come back from such injuries often struggle at the plate. Likewise, foot injuries are hard to overcome for hitters and pitchers, especially if it's to a plant foot that gives the player power to swing or throw the ball.
Patience Is Not A Virtue One Month Into The Fantasy Baseball SeasonIf you have veterans who are not performing after one month of the season, it's time to let them go. Someone else has to chance them on the roster; you need players performing right now. So shelve your emotions and make the tough choices that other owners can't—and won't—make. It will help you win in September.
Matsuzaka Shelled In Oakland, Sox Lose 6-1Josh Reddick and Brandon Moss homered against their former team to send Daisuke Matsuzaka to an early exit.
Cherington: Red Sox Eager To Start 2012After his first winter as general manager of the Boston Red Sox, Ben Cherington can't wait until spring training so he can finally see how things are working out.
A Busy Wednesday In Boston SportsDA hosts today's Gresh and Zo show and start the day off talking about the newest member of the Red Sox, closer Andrew Bailey.
Can Bailey Stay Healthy?Ryan Johnston and Mike Flynn were in for Toucher & Rich and they talked with Scott Lauber of the Boston Globe about the trade. They discussed concerns about Bailey's health, why the A's made this move and the Sox options for right field.
Red Sox Trade For Andrew Bailey, Ryan SweeneyThe Boston Red Sox have acquired pitcher Andrew Bailey and OF Ryan Sweeney from the Oakland Athletics.
Report: Red Sox May Trade Josh Reddick To Improve PitchingThe Red Sox have "gotten some play" on the trade market for outfielder Josh Reddick, according to a report from Yahoo!'s Tim Brown.
Report: Red Sox Interested In Grady SizemoreThe Red Sox are interested in signing former Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore, according to a published report.