Red Sox Trade 6 Players in 1 Day

The Red Sox finally began to sell but suprisingly also buy with the trade deadline to end July.They began with Jake Peavy on Saturday than started out today by trading Felix Doubront to the Cubs for an unknown player.Then,they traded Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to Oakland for home run derby back to back champion Yoenis Cespedes.They also traded Stephen Drew to New York and Andrew Miller to Baltimore.Finally,they traded John Lackey to St. Louis for Allen Craig and Joe Kelly.I think that the Sox lineup will look like
Holt,LF,Cespedes,RF,Pedroia,2B,Ortiz,DH,Napoli,1B,Victorino,CF
Bogaerts,SS,Middlebrooks,3B,Vazquez,C.Carp is still on the bench along with Allen Craig,David Ross,Jackie Bradley Jr. and Daniel Nava.So,I was right that it wouldn’t be all prospects and I predict that the Red Sox will finish with a record of 85-77.What happened to the Red Sox since last year? They had to have the health,stats and every player they had last year.Everyone played better then ever and nobody thought they would win last year.What people thought would happen last year happened this year and what I predicted this past March is now a 2015 prediction,it’s still active for next year.So,maybe the Red Sox can make it over .500 but have no chance at the playoffs unless Cespedes plays better than ever.

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My SportsNation Updated MLB Week 18 Power Rankings

1.Athletics 65-39

2.Nationals 57-45

3.Angels 63-41

4.Tigers 57-45

5.Dodgers 59-47

6.Giants 57-48

7.Braves 57-48

8.Yankees 54-50

9.Cardinals 56-48

10.Royals 53-51

11.Reds 52-52

12.Brewers 59-47

13.Pirates 55-49

14.Rays 51-54

15.Indians 53-52

16.Orioles 58-46

17.Blue Jays 56-50

18.Red Sox 48-57

19.Mariners 54-51

20.Marlins 51-53

21.White Sox 51-55

22.Mets 50-55

23.Rangers 41-64

24.Phillies 46-59

25.D-backs 45-60

26.Padres 46-58

27.Twins 47-57

28.Cubs 42-61

29.Rockies 43-61

30.Astros 42-63

Red Sox Snap 5 Game Skid vs Rays while ending their 9 game winning streak

The Red Sox finally won after a 5 game skid beating the Rays 3-2,a Big Papi home run being their only run source.The Rays were 19-5 since June 24 with a 9 game winning streak that we ended.Their record improved then decreased to 51-54 in the process.Although Boston will be selling like mad in just four days maybe they could try and win these next four vs Toronto and New York at Fenway Park.Allen Webster made his season major league debut while starting to replace the trade of Jake Peavy today.We got pitching prospects Edwin Escobar,a starter and Heath Hembree,a closer for him.Here’s some stat math for you.My projected Red Sox record is a combination of the current team record mixed with my preseason projected record.The Sox are 48-57 and my prediction was 94-68.48+94=142.68+57=125.142-125=90-72.90-72 is apparently my current projected record.It could also be 89-73 but I keep it as close to the original as possible.The Red Sox are 5-5 in the last 10,9-6 in the last 15 and since the 8 of 9 streak and 9-11 in the last 20,Will they keep up in the second half which they have a 5-5 record in so far or are they bust?

Red Sox Futures Roster,Expect a Lot of Prospects

Lineup
3B Holt
RF Stanton
2B Pedroia
DH Ortiz
1B Napoli
CF Victorino
SS Bogaerts
LF Bradley Jr.
C Vazquez

Bench
C Ross
3B Middlebrooks
OF Nava
OF Betts

Rotation
P Buchholz
P Lackey
P Owens
P De La Rosa
P Webster

Bullpen
RP Tazawa
RP Mujica
CL Hembree
RP Escobar
RP Doubront
RP Workman
RP Breslow

Minors
C Lavarnway
SP Wright
SP Ranaudo
RP Britton
C Butler
3B Cecchini
OF Hassan
SS Herrera
P Ball
RP Wilson
P Barnes
C Swihart
OF Brentz
P Layne
SS Marrero

MLB Trade Frenzy:The Red Sox Trade Process

The Red Sox are done.Trade time.This post goes guy by guy on the Sox who I think could be traded.First up is the most wanted,Andrew Miller.Step 1,who do you offer?Andrew Miller.Step 2,what teams want him?First of all,don’t make a small market team or struggling team buy or sell unless they offer.For example,the Phillies want to buy and sell.Consider him on Philadelphia.I think either Philly or Miami could take Miller,maybe the Cubs and Seattle.Also we could make a deal with the White Sox or Angels.What about St. Louis?They could take Miller.They’ve struggled to keep up with Milwaukee.Those teams that are in it but not obvious playoff contenders like Oakland.So,whether it’s Phillies,Marlins,Cubs,White Sox,Mariners,Angels or Cardinals Miller is going somewhere.Step 3 who could they get back?On Philly consider Marlon Byrd returning or Grady Sizemore.Maybe Rollins.He’s a nice power hitter although he’s an older guy.On Miami maybe Salty or Stanton.On the Cubs,consider Anthony Rizzo or Darwin Barney.
On the White Sox,maybe De Aza or Dunn.They have Abreu to replace them.On Seattle maybe we could get Dustin Ackley or Kyle Seager.On the Angels,maybe Albert Pujols,David Freese or Josh Hamilton.We could use their at bats.On St.Louis,consider Matt Holliday or maybe Jon Jay.So onto Burke Badenhop.I think he’ll end up back on the Brewers or on the Dodgers,Giants,Nationals,Braves,Royals or Indians.On LA,consider Matt Kemp or Carl Crawford,both rumored.San Francisco could give us Sandoval for him.On Milwaukee maybe Ryan Braun or Carlos Gomez.On Washington maybe Gio Gonzalez,Ian Desmond or Ryan Zimmerman.The Braves could give up Justin or B.J. Upton.On Kansas City consider Alex Gordon or just maybe Yordano Ventura or Salvador Perez.On Cleveland maybe Cabrera,Mike Aviles or Nick Swisher.Also consider outfielders Michael Bourn and Brantley.Infact,I think Bourn or Brantley have the biggest chance if Badenhop goes to the Indians.Alright,you might be saying get out,get real to me.These are the guys we would get if they don’t give us top prospects.Next up,Stephen Drew.Although nobody wants Drew,maybe we could give him to a team like Pittsburgh or Cincinnati.Also maybe,Atlanta or Cleveland again.On Pittsburgh,maybe we could get the Indian prospects from the first Million Dollar Arm contest.On Cincinnati maybe Brandon Phillips but still probably prospects.On Atlanta maybe the same guys I said for Burke Badenhop and on the same guys on Cleveland also.Next up is Mike Carp.Professionals say he could be on Cincinnati or Milwaukee.I agree but also think maybe Washington,the Angels,Pittsburgh,St.
Louis,Tampa Bay,the Dodgers or Seattle.On Milwaukee maybe Carlos Gomez or Ryan Braun.On the Nats consider Ian Desmond or top prospects again.On the Angels maybe Josh Hamilton or David Freese and on Pittsburgh we would want a guy like Andrew McCutchen but there’s no way to get him.Again probably prospects from Pittsburgh.On St.Louis consider Jon Jay and maybe Desmond Jennings,Wil Myers or David Price if their lucky from Tampa Bay and Kemp or Crawford from LA.Seattle might give us Ackley for him if we’re lucky but again,probably prospects.Next up is Jon Lester.I think he could go to the Yankees,Mets,Mariners,Dodgers or Cubs.On the Yanks consider getting Ellsbury or Beltran and maybe Chase Headley.On the Mets maybe we could get David Murphy.On Seattle maybe Ackley again.On LA consider Matt Kemp or Carl Crawford.On Chicago I think we might get Schierholtz or Darwin Barney.It’s Koji Uehara next who could end up on again the Yankees,Cardinals,Dodgers,Angels,Reds,Mariners,Royals or Tigers.Except for the Tigers,it’s all the same guys.Give up Koji and we could get either some great prospects or Don Kelly.For Gomes maybe Tampa Bay or the White Sox would be a nice home.Again,just prospects from these organizations.John Farrell said they are planning for 2015.If we build a strong team of minor leaguers,we could sign and trade a bit with them.Try and sign Giancarlo Stanton for some prospects with the rebuilding Marlins.Maybe Allen Webster and other pitching prospects like Henry Owens could build a very strong rotation and bullpen in the future and if we have too many good pitching prospects,trade for rookie or minor league hitters.So Webster and Stanton could build a strong 2015 as the Red Sox become major sellers.

Predict The 2014 NFL Season!

Answer these in comments by writing the question number with your answer next to it
1.Who will win the AFC East?
a.Bills
b.Dolphins
c.Jets
d.Patriots
My answer:d

2.Who will win the AFC North?
a.Bengals
b.Browns
c.Ravens
d.Steelers
My answer:Tie a,b,c,d

3.Who will win the AFC South?
a.Colts
b.Jaguars
c.Texans
d.Titans
My answer:a

4.Who will win the AFC West?
a.Broncos
b.Chargers
c.Chiefs
d.Raiders
My answer:a

5.Who will win the NFC East?
a.Cowboys
b.Eagles
c.Giants
d.Redskins
My answer:b

6.Who will win the NFC North?
a.Bears
b.Lions
c.Packers
d.Vikings
My answer:Tie a,c

7.Who will win the NFC South?
a.Buccaneers
b.Falcons
c.Panthers
d.Saints
My answer:d

8.Who will win the NFC West?
a.Cardinals
b.49ers
c.Rams
d.Seahawks
My answer:b

9.Who will be the AFC wild cards?(Select 2)
a.Chiefs
b.Chargers
c.Bengals
d.Browns
e.Ravens
f.Another team
My answer:a and b

10.Who will be the NFC wild cards?(select 2)
a.Seahawks
b.Bears
c.Rams
d.Cardinals
e.Giants
f.Another team
My answer:a and b

11.Who will win the conferences(Select one A-D or I and one E-I
a.Broncos
b.Colts
c.Patriots
d.Steelers
e.Eagles
f.49ers
g.Packers
h.Saints
i.Other teams
My answers:c and f

12.With the same answers as last time,except choosing only one answer,who will win the Super Bowl?
My answer:c

NBA Free Agency Power Rankings

(records are projected)
1.Spurs 67-15
2.Clippers 63-19
3.Thunder 60-22
4.Bulls 57-25
5.Warriors 55-27
6.Cavaliers 54-28
7.Rockets 56-26
8.Heat 54-28
9.Trail Blazers 50-32
10.Pacers 53-29
11.Mavericks 52-30
12.Hornets 49-33
13.Wizards 48-34
14.Nets 47-35
15.Raptors 48-34
16.Grizzlies 47-35
17.Pelicans 42-40
18.Suns 41-41
19.Nuggets 44-38
20.Hawks 39-43
21.Celtics 34-48
22.Lakers 32-50
23.Magic 30-52
24.Timberwolves 31-51
25.76ers 29-53
26.Knicks 27-55
27.Kings 24-58
28.Bucks 25-57
29.Pistons 19-63
30.Jazz 15-67