By: Joe Spinosa
As the clock ticks down to Major League Baseball’s Trading Deadline, the Red Sox and President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski are in need of some arms in the bullpen to provide some help. At last year’s deadline, Dombrowski pulled the trigger bringing in relievers Fernando Abad and Brad Ziegler, whom I believe was Dombrowski’s most underrated addition while working for the Red Sox. Furthermore, while the Sox are sitting with the 3rd best bullpen ERA in the majors at 2.99, it is clear some help is needed; Joe Kelly has been a rock at the backend, but is now on the shelf. Also, Matt Barnes owns a respectable ERA of 3.26, but has been abysmal on the road with an ungodly mark of 5.87 compared to an elite 0.75 at Fenway. No matter how you slice, the Sox need to bring someone to shore things up. So without further adieu, here are some arms who could wind up in Boston.
By: Kenny Doyle
When an NBA player requests to be traded, one webpage immediately comes to mind for many NBA fans: The NBA Trade Machine. ESPN hit the jackpot with this feature. Ever since it debuted it's been an absolute smash hit. Even disgruntled former ESPN employee Bill Simmons can't keep his hands off it. Ever since Kyrie Irving's request to be traded leaked to the media, NBA Twitter has run rampant with all sorts of crazy trade scenarios and even more rampant with replies to those trade scenarios saying how awful they are. It's impossible to come up with a trade that everyone loves, so if you want to submit one to the masses, beware of the angry Twitter users unhappy with your thinking. Here are the top 5 trade scenarios that I've thought up via the NBA Trade Machine.
By: Cam Farnham
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By: Evan Singleton
Whoa Evan, slow down... That is probably what you thought just after reading that headline. While I agree there is plenty of reason out there regarding why this won't happen, let me at least tell you why I think Terry Rozier could actually shine this season.
By: Jake Mackey
Brace yourselves backup quarterback talk is coming. Ah yes the start of training camp means football is one step closer and we can finally stop bantering about how the Red Sox need bullpen help, David Price’s antics, and if the Celtics can compete with Cleveland. The real team in town is back to steal the spotlight and while many like myself enjoy good front seven talk, ratings are driven when things like the future of the Patriots quarterback position is brought up and the hot take police are summoned.
By: Jake Perda
In the wake of the specifics of the David Price-Dennis Eckersley confrontation being revealed, there are a different few things that we could look at. #1. David Price is the definition of an over-sensitive, thin-skinned, panzy. #2. The fact that he had teammates applaud his blasphemous actions is simply sickening. #3. The fact that no apology has been issued from any player is a direct reflection of the poor job that has been done by John Farrell and the rest of the Red Sox upper management. The list is endless. But at the end of the day, it all goes back to one overlying issue. The Red Sox have an extreme lack of leadership.
By: Chris Wehner
After reading the Dan Shaughnessy's article on the Price/Eck incident from a few weeks ago, I can UNDOUBTEDLY say that I've lost respect for not only the Red Sox Organization, but for whoever the players were who participated in such disrespect of not only a media member, but a media member who happens to be a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher.
By: Evan Singleton
Is is now known that superstar guard Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland. He has asked the Cavaliers management to trade him. Rumor has it he gave four landing spots: New York, San Antonio, Minnesota, and Miami. So, where does Kyrie go? Are there other designations outside of those four? No. The Cavs have the power and there are plenty of other packages they might explore.
By: Alex Reimold
As the Sox arrive at the last 62 games of the season, the decision has been made to finally call up top 3B prospect Rafael Devers. With Devin Marrero continuing to struggle (batting .216), it's about time the Sox made a decision on whether to call up Devers or trade for a bigger name. While this call up might not be permanent, it's exciting to see how he will perform in the big leagues.
By: Evan Singleton
Below you will find my official power rankings of the top 25 current NBA players (as of 7/23/17)