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Peavy and Beckett: Slumping or Washed Up? »

Like Carlos Zambrano, big-time pitchers Justin Verlander, Jake Peavy, and Josh Beckett are off to awful starts. They are not alone. Names like Jon Lester, Aaron Harang, Javier Vazquez, Chad Billingsley, and Jeremy Bonderman join them on this list of the top ten worst pitchers in 2010. Virtually all of these pitchers have two things in common. [...]

Former Red Sox Kelly Shoppach Stymies C.C. »

After seven and two-thirds innings of no-hit ball Saturday afternoon in Tampa Bay, C.C. Sabathia was within striking distance of his first career no-hitter.   Just four outs to go.   His team enduring an 8-0 thumping from the visiting New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays catcher Kelly Shoppach arrived in the batter’s box with one [...]

Epstein’s Red Sox Dominate Cashman’s »

Theo Epstein gets more bang for his buck than Brian Cashman. Temporarily setting aside the century-old Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, let's put into perspective the decade-long Cashman-Epstein rivalry. There is no rivalry. Beyond Epstein's perennial duping of Cashman in his many faux free-agent pursuits, the former dominates the latter where it really [...]