Alex talks to the author of “Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston,” about sportwriting and the dark side of Boston’s sports history.
Coming off a disappointing 95-loss season, the Mets brought in Kaz Matsui and Mike Cameron in an attempt to shift gears. Jose Reyes is a rising star, but Mike Piazza and Tom Glavine are coming toward the end of the line. Can the Other New York Team make a run at the pennant, or is the club too hamstrung by age and injuries to contend?
Ben wades through the deep pool of fantasy outfielders and ranks his top 50 for 2004.
Bad management has led the Brewers down the NL Central tubes for years, but there should be help on the way. Interesting stories like Scott Podsednik could lift the Brewers out of the NL Central basement for the first time in three years.
Almost everything that could go wrong did go wrong for the Reds last year. This time around, Cincy’s hoping luck (and health) are on their side. Matthew has a look at the current edition of the Big Red Machine.
The third (and final, we promise) installment of Aaron’s look at the top 50 prospects in baseball.
What starts with an Alex and ends with an Alex? Ben’s top 20 fantasy shortstops for 2004.
Ben helps you sort out the logjam at the top of the third base fantasy rankings, and ranks the rest of the top 20 as well.
The second installment of Aaron’s look at the top 50 prospects in baseball.
With the league’s wildest pitcher, a pair of anti-sabermetric outfielders, and an aging, overrated first basemen, can the Devil Rays fulfill Lou Piniella’s guarantee of exiting the cellar? With B.J. Upton on the horizon winning will come soon, and the Devil Rays can escape the “worst expansion team ever” remarks.
Ben takes a look at the top 20 fantasy first baseman for this season and puts them in order for you.
Ben ranks the top 20 second basemen in fantasy baseball this season, from Alfonso Soriano to Mark Ellis.
Where am I? What is this place? Who are these guys?
The first installment of Aaron’s look at the top 50 prospects in baseball.
Is it okay to like the Yankees? Will either the Yankees or Red Sox miss the playoffs? Ben and Larry face off on opposite ends of the most passionate rivalry in sports.