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Baseball America Ranks Four Red Sox Prospects in Top 100

When Chaim Bloom took the reigns as Chief Baseball Officer in October of 2019, the Red Sox farm system was in disarray. He succeeded Dave Dombrowski, someone certainly not afraid to trade away a top prospect for a proven player, as he did when he traded #1 prospect Yoán Moncada for Chris Sale. While this trade and others won the Red Sox the World Series with Dombrowski at the helm, it left their prospect pool in shambles.  What Bloom inherited was ranked by as the #25 farm system in all of baseball. Fast forward to today, Baseball America has ranked four Red Sox prospects in the Top 100 heading into 2022.

Two Red Sox Roster Storylines to Monitor Ahead of the Playoffs

Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Boston Red Sox have catapulted themselves into the driver’s seat of the American League Wild Card race. Coming into play on Friday, the Red Sox are riding a seven-game win streak and lead the Yankees by two games for the first Wild Card spot. The Yankees come into Boston after sweeping the Rangers, looking to play catch up to the Red Sox. While this is undoubtedly the most important series of the season thus far, there are other storylines that hover over the Red Sox roster as they push towards the postseason.

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Don’t Hold Your Breath for a Luka Doncic-Celtics Trade

It almost feels like clockwork in the NBA these days. A player gets drafted, breaks out in his first few seasons, the team underperforms, then we hear chatters that the player is unhappy. Or, if you live in Boston, the team underperforms and the media tries to drive the player out of town. Either way, we have entered an age of NBA player empowerment like we have never seen before. The latest player who is reportedly unhappy: Luka Doncic. While the reports got some Celtics fans excited for a potential Luka Doncic-Celtics trade, reality tells us that there is no chance of this happening.

Red Sox-Twins Series Opener Postponed After Shooting Outside Minneapolis

The first of four games between the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins has been postponed in the aftermath of a police-involved shooting that took the life of a 20 year-old Black man outside of Minneapolis last night. The Twins statement says that they have “decided in the best interest of [our] fans, staff, players and community not to play today’s game.” The full statement can be seen below. The remainder of the Red Sox-Twins series is in question and more information should become available as the situation evolves.

This N’Keal Harry Comparison Might Shock Some Patriots Fans

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots were expected to be aggressive in their rebuilding process this offseason, but many didn’t expect them to be this aggressive. They’ve acquired the two top tight ends on the market in Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith and on the defensive side, they’ve added several pieces that will complement what was already a very good unit. However, they failed to add a true #1 WR to what was arguably the worst receiving corps in the league. Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne are good additions, but the Patriots need more. While the receivers not named Jakobi Meyers underperformed last year, this N’Keal Harry comparison will hopefully have Patriots fans reconsidering their desire to see him shipped out of town.

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How the Matthew Stafford Rumors Impact the Patriots

For the second straight year, the Patriots find themselves with a hole at the quarterback position heading into the offseason. While they filled that hole with Cam Newton, but that many would agree that Newton isn’t the long-term answer. That failed experiment has led us to where we are now, with Belichick and the Patriots …

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Patriots Fire Sale

Let’s Pump the Brakes on the Patriots Fire Sale

The sky is falling in New England. The Patriots have lost three straight games for the first time since 2002. There are reports of a Patriots fire sale, including trade rumors for Stephon Gilmore, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year. Clearly the team must be in shambles and the season washed away, right? If these rumors are true, then that must mean that they are going to be competing with the New York Jets for the #1 pick in the 2021 draft. I, for one, would love to see Trevor Lawrence under Bill Belichick.

Good Thing the Celtics Didn’t Make the Jimmy Butler Trade

If you had any doubts about the player that Jimmy Butler was going into the bubble, those doubts should surely be erased. He took a battered Heat team to the sixth game of the NBA Finals against a buzzsaw of a Lakers team. He became the second player in NBA history, after Lebron James in 2016, to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks in the Finals. His performance was commended by many and he certainly left his heart on the court. After failed stints in Minnesota and Philadelphia following his tenure in Chicago, he seems to have found a perfect fit down in South Beach. Recency bias may have some revisionist historians thinking that the Celtics should have made the Jimmy Butler trade back in 2017 but trust me when I say that would not be the answer.

The Future is Bright for the Red Sox Under Chaim Bloom

If you could pick two teams in the MLB that had polar opposite seasons, the Rays and the Red Sox would be an easy answer. The Rays finished first in the AL East and are three wins away from the World Series. The Red Sox finished dead last in the AL East and were three losses away from a top-2 pick in the 2021 MLB Draft. Aside from being in the same division, there is another thing that links these two teams: Chaim Bloom.

Patriots 2020 Record Prediction

With the NFL season kicking off in just under two weeks, there is still a ton of uncertainty throughout the entire league. From teams without names and a pandemic ready to halt the season at any moment, this season is set to be unlike any other. One thing that makes this season unlike any in recent memory is the change of quarterback in New England. For the first time in 19 years, a quarterback not named Tom Brady will be under center for the Patriots, with 2015 MVP Cam Newton likely taking over the reins. With this changing of the guard and the numerous players opting out of this season, there is no guarantee that the Patriots even make the playoffs, let alone win the AFC East. Looking ahead at the Patriots 2020 schedule, it will surely be a battle for the top spot.