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Keep an eye on those Red Sox

When the trade that would send Mike Lowell from the Red Sox to the Rangers came to light, one of my coworkers — a big-time Yankee fan — rejoiced. “They’re going to get Adrian Beltre,” he said with a dismissive laugh. “Enjoy that, suckers.” But then I teased him. “You’ll be sorry when they move

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Random thoughts during a scoreless extra-innings classic

While watching the beginning of what has become this amazing pitchers’ duel between the Red Sox and Yankees (it’s now in the 12th, still scoreless), I wondered when the last time was that a team pitched a no-hitter against its chief rival. At the time, Josh Beckett hadn’t allowed a hit, though it was only

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Surely some not-so-free agents

If money were no object, some team in baseball could potentially add nine future Hall of Famers to its roster this offseason, including what is obviously a baseball first: available sluggers who have reached the 700, 600, 500, 400 and 300 home-run plateaus. First, the possible — not all probable — Hall of Famers: Barry

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Saying no to Zito

As far as I’m concerned, the Giants can have Barry Zito. Seven years?! $126 million!? Dude’s not Randy Johnson in ’98. He’s not even Nolan Ryan in ’88. He’s a curveball pitcher, a soft-throwing lefty with good control who benefits from a strong defense and pitch location. He’s Tom Glavine, minus 12 years, and the

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Counting down to pitchers and catchers

I know I’ve got a lot to catch up on. I still haven’t finished the attendance comparison between the Nationals and Orioles and I have yet to go through my preseason predictions for each division to hold myself accountable for my rights and wrongs. That will come. For now, a few thoughts on the end

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