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Boston Red Sox 2014 Team Preview

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As part of our season preview, we continue our trek through baseball’s 30 teams. Today’s team is the Boston Red Sox. For this preview I made a call to my old roommate – both in college and after college – because Brent lives and dies with the Red Sox. Still basking in the glory of another World Championship, he brings us his thoughts on Beantown while living in Washington, DC. You can follow Brent on twitter here.

It’s been a long off-season but now Opening Day is upon us. Opening Day means different things to folks, but to me it’s the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It also, means trips to the ballpark on a nice warm evening with friends.

Last season was very special, because I got to see my Boston Red Sox win their third World Series in ten years. After what the city of Boston went through with the Marathon bombings and their disastrous season the year before, it was exciting to be a part of Sox Nation.

It will be very tough for the Sox to repeat, but I like their chances as well as any of the American League teams. When I look at the AL East, I’m still convinced they’re the strongest team in that division.

Toronto isn’t going anywhere and the Orioles pitching is very weak. The Yankees should be better, but they’re still old and their pitching isn’t nearly strong enough. I’ve learned to never count out the Rays and they will probably be competitive again this season, but their pitching isn’t as strong as it once was, minus David Price. Therefore, I have my Sox winning the AL East again. Continue reading

2013 Texas Rangers Team Preview

Ahhh…good ol’ Texas.  More like a country than a state.  If there was one state that I would money on to secede, it would be Texas.  (unless we sell Alaska to China for some futures in raw bamboo)  The Rangers spent 2010 and 2011 losing in the World Series, but couldn’t manage to make it back for a third time.  Any many thought they would the way they opened up the 2012 season.  But let’s be honest, they were just heading toward Buffalo Bills territory.

Let’s take a closer look at the Rangers.

Major Off-Season Moves:

  • Signed Joakim Soria, a reliever who’s arm is possibly still messed up.
  • Signed A. J. Pierzynski, who may not have any knee cartilage left after years of playing catcher

The Rangers off-season was mainly defined by what they didn’t do.  They didn’t resign aging but still super star Josh Hamilton – instead letting him go to the rival LA Angels. Then, they were unable to replace him with Justin Upton after rumored trade after rumored trade fell through.  Who really knows how close they were to getting Upton.  But we do know they are a less talented team than they were a year ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now on to who is going to take the field this year.

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