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Wed, 22 Jul 2009 15:43:00 -0400Back in 2005, the Boston Red Sox seriously investigated acquiring Aubrey Huff from the Tampa Bay Rays. One team official opined, on the condition of the anonymity, "We think he's the type of guy who enjoys the spotlight and would thrive in high-pressure situations."
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 23:23:00 -0400It's all about where they set the bar for you, isn't it?
Sat, 18 Jul 2009 22:33:00 -0400Imagine a baseball world in which a trade deadline passed and the Yankees served as innocent bystanders.
Sat, 18 Jul 2009 20:33:00 -0400Twice this decade, the Yankees made their feelings clear regarding Ted Lilly.
Wed, 15 Jul 2009 15:45:00 -0400The Red Sox, under general manager Theo Epstein, have exhibited fearlessness when it comes to cutting ties with popular players. They traded Nomar Garciaparra in the middle of the 2004 season, let Pedro Martinez go to the Mets after that curse-breaking '04 campaign and saw Johnny Damon flee to the Yankees in the 2005-06 winter.
Tue, 14 Jul 2009 23:23:00 -0400You can't walk three feet in this town, it seems, without stepping on a sportswriter who wants to talk about steroids.
Mon, 13 Jul 2009 22:03:00 -0400Johan Santana and Francisco Rodriguez sat at tables next to each other, with David Wright 90 degrees to their right. At a downtown hotel, they shared space with the likes of Albert Pujols, Hanley Ramirez and Dan Haren.
Mon, 13 Jul 2009 08:28:00 -0400While the Mets and Yankees hugged the coasts yesterday, wrapping up a typically eventful first half, fitting symbols of our two club's fortunes could be found here, at the Gateway to the Midwest.
Sat, 11 Jul 2009 19:03:00 -0400We hit the 2009 season's halfway mark last week, yet I still think of the All-Star break as the spiritual halfway mark. So as teams and players prepare to enjoy their respite, let's select our award winners for the first 54 percent of the campaign.
Wed, 8 Jul 2009 15:20:00 -0400Let's say that the Mets get neither increasingly healthy nor increasingly productive, which looks like the safe bet at this point.