By: Andrew Tashian
The Boston Red Sox are American League East Champions, in back-to-back seasons, for the first time in franchise history! Beating the Houston Astros this afternoon, the Red Sox won their 93rd game of the season. It is just the ninth division crown for Boston -- out of the previous eight seasons, the Sox made it to the World Series four times, winning it all twice -- 2007 & 2013.
By: Evan Singleton
This is part 1 of my Boston Celtics Predictions. Like I did last year, I will be releasing a about 3-5 prediction pieces prior to the start of the NBA season. This will focus on the regular season performance and outcome of the Boston Celtics. Stay tuned, as the next few installments will feature something along the lines of, The Playoff Push, Who Will Rise and Shine?, and The Underwhelmers.
By: Kenny Doyle
Wednesday night, David Price walked off the mound to the cheers of the Fenway faithful after pitching an absolute masterpiece. He was unhittable. He pitched like the player the Red Sox thought they were getting 2 years ago when they paid him $217 million. He pitched like an ace.
It just would’ve been nice if it was for longer than 1 and ⅓ innings in relief.
By: Jake Perda
With just 3 games remaining on the Red Sox schedule, it’s safe to say that we have seen enough of this team to come to some conclusions. Here are a few of mine: 1. They lack the starting pitching depth needed to compete against top-tier American League lineups. 2. They lack the offensive consistency needed to match up against top-tier starting pitching and compete against top-tier American League lineups. 3. The consistently inconsistent performances that they receive from their middle relievers and set-up men doesn’t seem like a major issue, but it is. Call me negative, but when Dave Dombrowski convinced John Henry to open up the checkbook and sign David Price for $217 million dollars and then proceeded to empty the farm for Craig Kimbrel, Drew Pomeranz, Tyler Thornburg, and Chris Sale, I was under the impression that it was time to win now… especially when Dave Dombrowski said that it was time to win now.
By Andrew Nason
If it weren’t for a few close calls, my record last week would have looked like Jeff Fisher’s average season. Check out my week 4 picks and pray that I have a bounce back week.
Last Week’s Record: 9-7
Season Record: 30-17
By: Don Porcaro
If someone was to group general managers into political parties, Danny Ainge would be anything but conservative. The trigger-happy GM has never been shy of dealing any player, regardless of how much they mean to the team or the city. With only one championship under his belt, but a faster rebuild than almost any other team, is Danny Ainge already a hall of fame GM?
By: Dylan Porcaro
The playoffs are right around the corner and for the second straight season the Red Sox find themselves right in the middle of the race. Last year’s expectations were high as the Sox entered the October Classic. In David Ortiz’s final year/postseason, many fans expected him to make one last run at a fourth World Series title. Unfortunately, the Sox were swept by Cleveland in a series where their CY Young winning pitcher (Rick Porcello) gave up five runs in a loss, and their $30-million-dollar pitcher (David Price) also gave up five in a loss, including four runs in the second inning alone. How will this team fare this postseason with the addition of Sale but the loss of their leader Ortiz?
By: Evan Singleton
Terry Rozier is about to enter his 3rd year in the NBA. He has not done much yet, but I feel like this could be a year that he takes a big leap when it comes to his level of play.
By: Erin Walsh
The Boston Bruins have started the preseason and to say they are doing well is an understatement. With a record of 4-1-0 to start the preseason, head coach Bruce Cassidy’s Bruins are looking fantastic. The youngsters are making a huge difference for the Bruins, but will their terrific play last throughout the regular season?
By: Jeremy Perrigo
One of the most talked-about topics in the sports world over the past year has undoubtedly been whether or not professional athletes should be able to kneel, or carry out some form of demonstration, during the playing of the National Anthem prior to the start of games. Many have wondered if these protests will carry over to other professional sports; let's see what this means for the NHL.