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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
06:18 AM - July 29, 2014. Written by philliesfan136


Post-Extreme Rules RAW! What's forthcoming for Evolution? Their monster Kane could not supplant Daniel Bryan as WWE Champion with Dolph Ziggler in the way. They saw Wade Barrett win the Intercontinental title, but failed to beat the Shield. Triple H had bragged beforehand that they didn't want war with his dominant force. He knew the Shield's names and he would spell them in their obituaries. Roman Reigns lauded it as the Fall of the King. Of course, the Game always has something up his sleeve.. there must be a Plan B if he wants to maintain control.

*Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns arrive from the crowd, very pleased with their victory last night. Rollins proclaims that the Shield are the new rulers of the world. When they are a unit, there's nothing stopping them. Not even the top stable on RAW in the last decade could defeat them when they're on their game. Ambrose notes they proved that when their mind is on destruction, they could eviscerate any opponent in their way. The COO's comments about them not being able to do their job and take out Daniel Bryan were ludicrous. Reigns takes the mic and says that they were sick of being puppets, that was never the plan in the first place. But when Triple H made it personal, they made him their direct target and eliminated his group. There was no way any team could take the mantle of having a cohesive impact like the Shield did in one year. Rollins finishes by saying that last night's thrashing convinces any doubters that Hunter can try and control RAW because no number of his goons can take down the Shield. Their core plan was fixing injustice, and no corruption in management will be tolerated.



King of Kings sounds, and here comes Triple H, Wade Barrett, Randy Orton, Del Rio, and Sheamus. Why does he have a damn smirk on his face? The Game decrees that while they did not quite stop the Shield, he does have a clear vision of what will happen going forward. His best men are in place and they will be RAW's next headliners. They are best for business and will ensure that the WWE championship and the RAW brand are in the right hands. Daniel Bryan got lucky once or twice, but he cannot hope to outlast all of Evolution's members.
Dynasty: philliesfan136
Monday, July 28, 2014
04:36 PM - July 28, 2014. Written by Roscosuper
2/3/15

Cal Clutterbuck added the finishing touches to a much needed win for the Islanders with an empty-net-goal in a 2-0 win over his former team, the Minnesota Wild, Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center.



NOTES: Michael Grabner sustained an injury in the third period which could lead to another trip on the IRL, but Captain John Tavares may be back for Thursdays game against Dallas.
Dynasty: Roscosuper
Sunday, July 27, 2014
05:54 PM - July 27, 2014. Written by glenzariczny
Felix shuts door on Padres to end skid for M's

Seattle - Felix Hernandez continued his hot ptiching, and the Padres had no answers on Tuesday, as the Mariners were able to take a 3-0 win. The lone offense came from a three run homer from John Buck in the second inning, as the Mariners didn't score after that, but the king allowed just two hits over seven strong innings before turning it over to the bullpen to finish this one off. The two teams now jet to San Diego to play the other two games of this four game split-series tomorrow. It'll be Hisashi Iwakuma (5-5, 3.32 ERA) on the hill for Seattle taking on Andrew Cashner (8-3, 2.17 ERA).

San Diego Padres at Seattle Mariners
Jun 17, 2014123456789RHE
San Diego (40-31)000000000030
Seattle (35-36)03000000X370
W: Felix Hernandez (8-6) L: Ian Kennedy (6-5) S: Fernando Rodney - 19
San Diego Padres
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Miller, SS4010000.305
Chavez, RF-CF4020000.390
Cano, 2B4000010.192
Morales, DH3110000.286
Hart, 1B3110000.240
Seager, 3B3000000.244
Buck, C3113011.271
Jones, CF2000000.179
Romero, PH-RF1000000.242
Ackley, LF2010000.226
Zunino, PH1000000.251
Bloomquist, LF0000000.208
TEAM TOTALS30373021
BATTING:
2B: C. Hart (14)
HR: J. Buck (1)
RBI: J. Buck 3 (6)
BASERUNNING:
CS: R. Cano (2)
Seattle Mariners
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Cabrera, SS4000020.288
Maybin, CF4010010.271
Alonso, 1B3000110.293
Quentin, LF3000110.243
Venable, RF4000010.200
Headley, 3B2000100.273
Smith, DH2000100.345
Gyorko, 2B3020000.292
Grandal, C3000010.282
TEAM TOTALS28030470
BATTING:
2B: C. Maybin (11)
GIDP: J. Gyorko, C. Quentin
BASERUNNING:
SB: C. Maybin (18)
San Diego Padres
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (W, 8-6)7.02003702.31
Farquhar0.01000003.72
Furbush (H, 6)1.00000002.79
Rodney (S, 19)1.00001000.69
TEAM TOTALS9.0300470
Seattle Mariners
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kennedy (L, 6-5)5.05330113.54
Torres3.02000102.73
TEAM TOTALS8.0733021
Dynasty: glenzariczny
05:04 PM - July 27, 2014. Written by Roscosuper
1/31/15

Falling behind and staying behind has become the new trend for the New York Islanders as they've continued their downward trend, losing to their divisional foe, the New Jersey Devils, 3-0 Saturday night at Prudential Center.



NOTES: The Islanders, who have fallen to fourth place in the Metropolitan division, are currently a team without a playoff position... the Islanders will head to Minnesota for their next contest.



Dynasty: Roscosuper
01:48 PM - July 27, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE BOSTON GLOBE (RED SOX DYNASTY REPORT)

TORONTO, ON - The season is coming to a close and with only 17 games left the Red Sox currently enjoy a 14 game lead in the AL East. Thanks to their incredible August they now share the best record in baseball with the Dodgers. A trip to Toronto, desperate for wins, would be on the slate for this week. Once again Chris Archer would dodge an ace, taking on Drew Hutchison.

The two starters would both toss shutout innings through the 3rd when Boston would get to Hutchison. A hit and a walk would put two on for Xander Bogaerts and he would take advantage of the opportunity with a 3R-HR.

Hutchison and Archer would keep throwing scoreless innings until the Blue Jays finally capitalized on Archer's shaky day in the 5th. The slider was definitely a problem today, and his change-up wasn't catching the corners like he had hoped. Jose Reyes started the rally with a 2R-HR, and then Edwin Encarnacion followed it up with a 2R-HR of his own.

Hutchison suddenly had a 4-3 lead, but the rain of homers wouldn't quit. The very next inning Hutchison would give up three HRs to lose the lead for good. First Dustin Pedroia would tie the game with a solo-HR, then Shane Victorino would take the lead with a 2R-HR after a Mike Napoli BB, and then Will Middlebrooks would send Hutchison packing with a solo-HR.



Archer's strike out total is now officially historic.

Archer would take a seat after the 6th with a 7-4 lead. He ended up walking 6 batters and "only" striking out 13, but it was enough to set a new single season strike out record. 384 strike outs on the season and three potential starts left, the chances of getting to 400+ was now very real. Anthony Ranaudo would come in for Archer and shut out the Blue Jays through the 9th. Uehara would come in and collect his 20th save of the season, and Boston would be one step closer to clinching the division.

Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
Sep 12, 2015123456789RHE
Boston (92-54)0030040007110
Toronto (76-71)000040000461
W: Archer (16-5) L: Hutchison (12-7) S: Uehara (20)
Dynasty: bayers3
01:25 PM - July 27, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE BOSTON GLOBE (RED SOX DYNASTY REPORT)

BOSTON, MA - The Red Sox enter September riding a 17 game winning streak, and the way things have been going the Oakland A's all-time record is a possibility. If you ask any of the players, they won't admit the record is on their mind, but the media is buzzing about their streak. The once mighty, now 70-70, Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander would not be interested in streaks. John Farrell is also uninterested in streaks, the coaching staff is more focused on clinching the division and punching their ticket for October.

The top of the first was a bad omen for Boston and Archer, with Elvis Andrus hitting a solo-HR off a hanging slider. It didn't take long to see that Archer's slider wasn't working, he was going to have to lean on his devastating fastball-change up combo. Luckily for Archer, slider or not, Shane Victorino bailed him out with a clutch 2RBI double with two outs to move into a 2-1 lead.



Victorino's 2RBI double put Boston ahead for good.

Mike Napoli made it 3-1 in the third with an RBI single that brought in Xander Bogaerts from 3rd. Napoli put Boston even further ahead in the 5th with a solo-HR and Will Middlebrooks copied him with one of his own. With Verlander taking a seat after 5 innings the Red Sox went further ahead in the 6th with a Jackie Bradley Jr. sac-fly.

Archer tore through a loaded Tigers offense, shutting them out through the 7th after giving up a run to start the game. Blake Swihart finished off the scoring in the 8th with an RBI single that was scored an E6 after Jose Iglesias threw the ball into the stands. The Tigers didn't help themselves on defense today with two errors, but their hitters went 4/31 with 20K to seal their defeat.

Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox
Sep 6, 2015123456789RHE
Detroit (70-71)100000000142
Boston (89-52)20102101X7120
W: Archer (15-5) L: Verlander (12-11)
Dynasty: bayers3
01:10 PM - July 27, 2014. Written by glenzariczny
Seattle can't hang on as Padres comeback for victory

Seattle - It turned out that five outs was just too much to ask for Fernando Rodney. The closer blew his first save of the year after coming on in the 8th inning, then lost the game in the ninth as the Mariners dropped it 3-2. The Mariners had a chance in the 9th after Endy Chavez led off with a double, and was quickly moved to third by Robinson Cano. However Huston Street got Kendrys Morales to strike out, then with two outs a Seager grounder to first ended the threat, and the game. The Mariners will now look to snap out of their three game funk against Ian Kennedy (6-4, 3.44 ERA) tomorrow night, while they counter with Felix Hernadez (7-6, 2.48 ERA).

San Diego Padres at Seattle Mariners
Jun 16, 2014123456789RHE
San Diego (40-30)000100011390
Seattle (34-36)110000000261
W: Tim Stauffer (5-1) L: Fernando Rodney (1-1) S: Huston Street - 23
San Diego Padres
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Cabrera, SS4020100.293
Maybin, CF5010010.272
Alonso, 1B4011010.297
Quentin, LF2100100.246
Smith, PH-LF2000010.358
Denorfia, RF4120100.247
Headley, 3B4010010.275
Gyorko, 2B3000110.287
Venable, DH3012110.204
Grandal, C4010000.286
Amarista, PR0100000.250
Hundley, C0000000.277
TEAM TOTALS35393560
BATTING:
2B: C. Denorfia (13), Y. Alonso (13)
RBI: Y. Alonso (36), W. Venable 2 (29)
SF: Y. Alonso
BASERUNNING:
SB: C. Denorfia 2 (6), C. Maybin (17)
Seattle Mariners
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Miller, SS4000020.306
Chavez, RF4121001.378
Cano, 2B4000000.195
Morales, DH4010010.250
Seager, 3B4000010.246
Montero, 1B3110000.243
Zunino, C3021010.252
Jones, CF2000000.181
Ackley, LF3000000.223
TEAM TOTALS31262051
BATTING:
2B: J. Montero (2), E. Chavez (6), M. Zunino (4)
HR: E. Chavez (1)
RBI: E. Chavez (6), M. Zunino (33)
SAC: J. Jones
GIDP: J. Montero
FIELDING:
E: D. Ackley (3)
San Diego Padres
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ross7.05220313.36
Stauffer (W, 5-1)1.00000102.52
Street (S, 23)1.01000104.26
TEAM TOTALS9.0622051
Seattle Mariners
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Paxton4.23114303.71
Ramirez2.21111203.27
Farquhar0.01000003.72
Rodney (L, 1-1)1.24110100.72
TEAM TOTALS9.0933560
Dynasty: glenzariczny
10:56 AM - July 27, 2014. Written by glenzariczny
American League Standings - Updated: Jun 15, 2014
AL EASTWLGBRSRA
Tampa Bay Rays4031-335325
New York Yankees37322.0301283
Toronto Blue Jays37343.0340307
Boston Red Sox34355.0294316
Baltimore Orioles30399.0285308
AL CENTRALWLGBRSRA
Detroit Tigers3831-324268
Minnesota Twins35332.5266270
Cleveland Indians34375.0289325
Kansas City Royas30408.5265303
Chicago White Sox264513.0251335
AL WESTWLGBRSRA
Oakland Athletics3930-319260
Los Angeles Angels37311.5315284
Texas Rangers34355.0273279
Seattle Mariners34355.0239234
Houston Astros33387.0300351
AL WILD CARD RACEWLGBRSRA
Los Angeles Angels3731-315284
New York Yankees3732-301283
Toronto Blue Jays37341.0340307
Minnesota Twins35331.5266270
Texas Rangers34353.0273279
Boston Red Sox34353.0294316
Seattle Mariners34353.0239234
Cleveland Indians34374.0289325
Houston Astros33385.0300351
Baltimore Orioles30397.0285308
Kansas City Royals30407.5265303
Chicago White Sox264512.0251335


National League Standings - Updated: Jun 15, 2014
NL EASTWLGBRSRA
New York Mets3930-282269
Atlanta Braves35344.0254252
Washington Nationals34355.0313261
Miami Marlins294010.0282326
Philadelphia Phillies284010.5233274
NL CENTRALWLGBRSRA
St. Louis Cardinals3931-311275
Milwaukee Brewers36343.0290298
Pittsburgh Pirates33365.5262282
Chicago Cubs32376.5274284
Cincinnati Reds31387.5242305
NL WESTWLGBRSRA
Los Angeles Dodgers4229-277267
Arizona Diamondbacks42300.5318244
San Diego Padres39302.0321267
San Francisco Giants37345.0258253
Colorado Rockies304011.5295303
NL WILD CARD RACEWLGBRSRA
Arizona Diamondbacks4230-318244
San Diego Padres3930-321267
San Francisco Giants37343.0258253
Milwaukee Brewers36343.5290298
Atlanta Braves35344.0254252
Washington Nationals34355.0313261
Pittsburgh Pirates33366.0262282
Chicago Cubs32377.0274284
Cincinnati Reds31388.0242305
Colorado Rockies30409.5295303
Miami Marlins294010.0282326
Philadelphia Phillies284010.5233274


AL Leaders - Hitting - Updated: Jun 15, 2014
Batting AverageAVGHitsHITS
1. Prince Fielder (TEX).3541. Prince Fielder (TEX)92
2. Joe Mauer (MIN).3382. Dustin Pedroia (BOS)86
3. Miguel Cabrera (DET).3383. Edwin Encarnacion (TOR)85
4. Adam Lind (TOR).3274. Victor Martinez (DET)85
5. Albert Pujols (LAA).3265. Alcides Escobar (KC)83
Home RunsHRRuns Batted InRBI
1. David Ortiz (BOS)211. Prince Fielder (TEX)61
2. Edwin Encarnacion (TOR)182. David Ortiz (BOS)59
3. Prince Fielder (TEX)173. Eric Hosmer (KC)52
4. Carlos Beltran (NYY)174. Edwin Encarnacion (TOR)50
5. Mark Teixeira (NYY)165. Mark Teixeira (NYY)47
RunsRStolen BasesSB
1. Dustin Pedroia (BOS)481. Michael Bourn (CLE)21
2. Mark Teixeira (NYY)472. Jose Reyes (TOR)16
3. Edwin Encarnacion (TOR)453. Jose Altuve (HOU)16
4. Melky Cabrera (TOR)444. Desmond Jennings (TB)16
5. Prince Fielder (TEX)435. Coco Crisp (OAK)15
Slugging PercentageSLGOn Base plus SluggingOPS
1. Prince Fielder (TEX).6381. Prince Fielder (TEX)1.044
2. Miguel Cabrera (DET).6062. Miguel Cabrera (DET)1.043
3. Adam Lind (TOR).5943. Adam Lind (TOR).991
4. Carlos Beltran (NYY).5834. Carlos Beltran (NYY).962
5. David Ortiz (BOS).5725. Josh Hamilton (LAA).957


AL Leaders - Pitching - Updated: Jun 7, 2014
WinsWEarned Run AverageERA
1. Dan Straily (OAK)91. Cole Hamels (LAA)2.11
2. Bruce Chen (KC)92. Dan Straily (OAK)2.32
3. Jarrod Parker (OAK)83. Ricky Nolasco (MIN)2.34
4. Brandon Morrow (TOR)84. Felix Hernadez (SEA)2.48
5. Mark Buehrle (TOR)85. Jarrod Parker (OAK)2.51
StrikeoutsKWalks + Hits per innings pitchedWHIP
1. Steve Johnson (BAL)1021. Felix Hernandez (SEA)0.82
2. Yu Darvish (TEX)962. Cole Hamels (LAA)0.97
3. Felix Hernandez (SEA)933. Robbie Ross (TEX)1.06
4. Justin Verlander (DET)934. R.A. Dickey (TOR)1.07
5. Corey Kluber (CLE)925. Justin Verlander (DET)1.09
Complete GamesCGShutoutsSO
1. James Shields (KC)41. Felix Hernandez (SEA)3
2. Hiroki Kuroda (NYY)42. Brett Oberholtzer (HOU)3
3. Felix Hernandez (SEA)33. Cole Hamels (LAA)3
4. Brett Oberholtzer (HOU)34. James Shields (KC)2
5. Justin Verlander (DET)35. Corey Kluber (CLE)2
Innings PitchedIPSavesSV
1. Ricky Nolasco (MIN)100.01. Grant Balfour (TB)25
2. Felix Hernandez (SEA)98.02. Ernesto Frieri (LAA)21
3. Chris Sale (CHW)97.03. David Robertson (NYY)20
4. Hiroki Kuroda (NYY)96.24. Greg Holland (KC)19
5. R.A. Dickey (TEX)96.15. Jim Johnson (OAK)19


NL Leaders - Hitting - Updated: Jun 15, 2014
Batting AverageAVGHitsHITS
1. Pablo Sandoval (SF).3321. Jean Segura (MIL)83
2. Jason Heyward (ATL).3292. Pablo Sandoval (SF)83
3. David Wright (NYM).3073. Denard Span (WAS)80
4. Nate Schierholtz (CHC).3054. Matt Carpenter (STL)77
5. Carlos Gonzalez (COL).3055. Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)77
Home RunsHRRuns Batted InRBI
1. Carlos Gomez (MIL)171. Chase Headley (SD)53
2. Curtis Granderson (NYM)172. Curtis Granderson (NYM)49
3. Troy Tulowitzki (COL)163. Carlos Gonzalez (COL)47
4. Jay Bruce (CIN)164. Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)46
5. Hanley Ramirez (LAD)155. Troy Tulowitzki (COL)45
RunsRStolen BasesSB
1. Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)451. Ben Revere (PHI)20
2. Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)432. Jean Segura (MIL)20
3. Joey Votto (CIN)433. Billy Hamilton (CIN)19
4. Chase Headley (SD)424. Eric Young Jr. (NYM)17
5. Denard Span (WSH)415. Cameron Maybin (SD)16
Slugging PercentageSLGOn Base plus SluggingOPS
1. Carlos Gomez (MIL).5951. Jason Heyward (ATL).937
2. Jason Heyward (ATL).5462. Pablo Sandoval (SF).921
3. Curtis Granderson (NYM).5453. Carlos Gomez (MIL).911
4. Andre Eithier (ATL).5364. Joey Votto (CIN).910
5. Michael Cuddyer (COL).5335. Paul Goldschmidt (ARI).909


NL Leaders - Pitching - Updated: Jun 15, 2014
WinsWEarned Run AverageERA
1. Cliff Lee (PHI)91. Cliff Lee (PHI)1.78
2. Dan Haren (LAD)82. Stephen Strasburg (WAS)2.12
3. Andrew Cashner (SD)83. Daniel Hudson (ARI)2.12
4. Ervin Santana (LAD)84. Andrew Cashner (SD)2.17
5. Adam Wainwright (STL)85. Jordan Zimmerman (WAS)2.25
StrikeoutsKWalks + Hits per innings pitchedWHIP
1. Jordan Zimmerman (WAS)1051. Cliff Lee (PHI)0.86
2. Jose Fernandez (MIA)1042. Stephen Strasburg (WAS)0.90
3. Stephen Strasburg (WAS)953. Bronson Arroyo (ARI)0.98
4. Clayton Kershaw (LAD)894. Jake Arrieta (CHC)0.98
5. Cliff Lee (PHI)875. Andrew Cashner (SD)0.98
Complete GamesCGShutoutsSO
1. Jordan Zimmerman (WAS)41. Jake Arrieta (CHC)3
2. Jake Arrieta (CHC)32. Jhoulys Chacin (COL)3
3. Jhoulys Chacin (COL)33. Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD)3
4. Julio Teheran (ATL)34. Andrew Cashner (SD)2
5. Cliff Lee (PHI)35. Stephen Strasburg (WAS)2
Innings PitchedIPSavesSV
1. Jordan Zimmerman (WAS)104.01. Bobby Parnell (NYM)27
2. Andrew Cashner (SD)103.22. Craig Kimbrel (ATL)23
3. Cliff Lee (PHI)101.13. Huston Street (SD)22
4. Clayton Kershaw (LAD)100.24. Casey Janssen (CHC)20
5. Dan Haren (LAD)98.25. Trevor Rosenthal (STL)20
Dynasty: glenzariczny
09:52 AM - July 27, 2014. Written by glenzariczny
Mariners offense bottoms out in loss to Texas

Seattle - The Mariners managed just three hits, and the bullpen blew up late as the Rangers took the finale of their three game series. Taijuan Walker pitched well giving up just one earned run over six innings, but did not get any offensive support. A Robinson Cano home run in the 7th brought the score to 2-1 and it looked for a minute that the Mariners might be poised for another comeback victory, but Texas was having none of that in the next inning as bombs off of Dominic Leone by Adrian Beltre, and Alex Rios sent fans scurrying for the exits. The Mariners have now dropped back to back games after their eight game winning streak, and will look to get back on track tomorrow when they welcome the San Diego Padres into town for their annual interleague showdown. It will be Tyson Ross (5-3, 3.43 ERA) on the mound for San Diego going up against James Paxton (3-3, 3.86 ERA).

Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners
Jun 15, 2014123456789RHE
Texas (34-35)001100030580
Seattle (34-35)000000100131
W: Martin Perez (5-7) L: Taijuan Walker (4-7) S: Joakim Soria - 1
Texas Rangers
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Andrus, SS5010020.253
Choo, LF5001010.258
Fielder, 1B4110000.353
Beltre, 3B4212001.232
Moreland, DH3000110.253
Rios, RF4121011.210
Martin, CF4010020.216
Profar, 2B4121000.220
Soto, C3000110.217
TEAM TOTALS36585282
BATTING:
2B: P. Fielder (23)
HR: A. Beltre (11), A. Rios (10)
RBI: S. Choo (27), A. Beltre 2 (29), A. Rios (24), J. Profar (12)
GIDP: J. Profar
Seattle Mariners
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Chavez, CF4000010.363
Romero, LF4010010.243
Cano, 2B4111011.198
Hart, 1B3010000.238
Montero, DH3000000.240
Seager, 3B3000010.250
Zunino, C3000010.246
Morrison, RF3000000.202
Bloomquist, SS3000010.207
TEAM TOTALS30131061
BATTING:
2B: C. Hart (13)
HR: R. Cano (12)
RBI: R. Cano (31)
FIELDING:
E: W. Bloomquist (5)
Texas Rangers
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez (W, 5-7)6.13110515.29
Soria (S, 1)2.20000101.59
TEAM TOTALS9.0311061
Seattle Mariners
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Walker (L, 4-7)6.03211503.71
Wilhelmsen1.02001102.52
Leone0.13330124.33
Farquhar1.20000103.72
TEAM TOTALS9.0854282
Dynasty: glenzariczny
Saturday, July 26, 2014
06:18 PM - July 26, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE BOSTON GLOBE (RED SOX DYNASTY REPORT)


The MiLB season is over and despite the talent percolating in Boston's system the AAA and AA affiliates failed to make the playoffs. AAA Pawtucket (75-69) and AA Portland (73-69) are hardly complete teams, especially with mid-season promotions, but the talent there will keep Boston winning for years to come.

Player (Prospect Grade - John Sickels, Current Level)

3B, Garin Cecchini (Grade : B+, AAA Pawtucket)

Finished the season with a .259 batting average, which is a little concerning, but 18HR and 31SB is going to land him a spot in the majors next year. Outfield is a likely place with Middlebrooks blocking him at 3B and a desperate need for outfielders.

SS, Chris Owings (Grade : B+, AAA Pawtucket)

John Farrell is going to have his hands full with the 3B/SS/2B situation next year. Owings finished the season hitting .284 with 9HR, 61RBI, and 12SB not to mention slick defending.

RHP, Leonys Bravo (Grade : B+, AAA Pawtucket)

Really odd scenario after destroying AA, settled down after a rough start in AAA but no longer looks like a sure-fire success. Finished 5-4 with a much improved 4.08ERA and 1.26WHIP in 53IP. 69K:18BB ratio still points to greatness, but brutal splits between the first and last half of his starts are concerning.

RHP, Braden Shipley (Grade : B+, MLB)

Finished his season 2-0 with a 4.22ERA, 1.19ERA, and a promising 28K:10BB ratio out of the bullpen. Has an excellent shot at staying in the majors rather than being sent down to AAA.

LHP, Henry Owens (Grade : B+, AAA Pawtucket)

10-8 with a 3.18ERA and 1.27ERA, excellent shot at being in the MLB rotation next year.

LHP, Trey Ball (Grade : B, AAA Pawtucket)


Roughed up a little this year, but still looks like a future middle-rotation starter. 9-11, 4.43ERA, 1.44WHIP in 178IP.

RHP, Braxton Davis (Grade : B-, AAA Pawtucket)

Looked much better than Owens, but being right handed might put Owens ahead of him in the pecking order. 10-7 with a 2.84ERA, 1.17WHIP, and an impressive 152K:62BB ratio in 196.2IP. Fastball grading out at 70 with serious heat and life that will be a serious asset going forward.

1B, Issac Koufax (Grade : B-, AAA Pawtucket)

Really turned things around at the plate, finishing the season with a .313 batting average. Power fell off a bit with only 3HR and 23RBI, but with his swing most scouts still feel he could hit 25HR.

RHP, Allen Webster (Grade : C+, AAA Pawtucket)


Organization is way down on Webster, appears to have plateaued as a player. Hard to tell if Boston is going to give him a chance in the majors at all. 10-9 record isn't all that bad, but 4.01ERA and 1.52WHIP isn't helping his cause.

3B/OF, Rico Berroa (Grade : C+, AAA Pawtucket)

Something must have clicked with Berroa, finished the season with a .321 batting average. Out hit Koufax, 3HR and 25RBI, but only 6SB is not what coaches were expecting. Still a future Gold Glove defender.

SS, Pedro Santana (Grade : C+, AA Portland)

Continues to surprise after being drafted as a defense-first player. Hit .292 with 5HR and 15SB, probably won't be able to replicate that above AA but he wasn't expected to do that in AA. Still projects as a career utility man.

Players Making Noise

RHP, Roddy Gibson (Grade : C+, AA Portland)

Probably not long for AA, 5-3 with 2.61ERA, 1.33WHIP in 58.2IP. 48K:19BB ratio looks very good for such a young player, barring a serious injury he will be in Pawtucket's rotation in 2016.
Dynasty: bayers3
05:37 PM - July 26, 2014. Written by Roscosuper
1/29/15

After a scoreless first-sixty, a seven goal second period saw the Islanders behind 4-0 before answering three times heading into the second intermission . Unable to complete the comeback in the final frame, the Islanders fell to the Calgary Flames 4-3 Thursday night at Scotiabank Saddledome.



NOTES: The Islanders fall to third place in the Metropolitan Division... Trent Hunter scored his first goal since the 2011-12 season as a Los Angeles King.
Dynasty: Roscosuper
05:19 PM - July 26, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE BOSTON GLOBE (RED SOX DYNASTY REPORT)

BOSTON, MA - What a month for the Red Sox and their fans, nobody saw this coming. The Red Sox walk out of August with an incredible 25-3 record, mostly incredible because this team couldn't hit their weight prior to August. The key to victory; offense. After having one of the worst (30th) batting averages in baseball the Red Sox hit .319 as a team in August. Archer is finally in Cy Young contention, and Jackie Bradley Jr. is currently having an amazing season (70R-20HR-70RBI-13SB) for a lead off hitter.

Thanks to the 25-3 record Boston now owns the AL East, and barring a 3-25 September they probably aren't going to surrender the division. The Red Sox are also now 2nd in runs scored (622) and tied for 1st with the Dodgers for runs allowed (439), but LA still owns the best record in baseball at 86-49.

MLB Standings - Updated: Sep 1, 2015
AL EASTWLGB
Boston8452-
Tampa Bay746210
Baltimore746210
Toronto706614
NY Yankees558229.5
Dynasty: bayers3
05:16 PM - July 26, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE BOSTON GLOBE (RED SOX DYNASTY REPORT)

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Just a little over a month left to go and Boston hit the road to face a division rival, hopefully wiping them out of the division title race. The Rays would trot out their ace, David Price, in an attempt to keep the division race under 10 games. Chris Archer, once traded away by the Rays, would be very motivated to crush them.

Boston stuck it to Tampa Bay almost immediately, with a Dustin Pedroia double that scored Xander Bogaerts from 1st. Mike Napoli followed Pedroia with a 2R-HR that glanced off the LF foul pole for a 3-0 lead in the 1st. Jackie Bradley Jr. added to their lead in the 2nd with a solo-HR and Victorino made it 5-0 with an RBI single.

Through five and a half innings it looked like yet another Boston blow-out paired with an Archer gem, but the Rays managed to make it interesting in the bottom of 6th. Despite shutting out Tampa Bay, Archer's slider was not cooperating and he was issuing free passes at an alarming rate. It finally caught up to him, putting two men on, and the umps didn't help. With one out Mike Napoli caught a hard line drive to 1st, catching Wil Myers off guard, and rushed toward 1st for the inning ending double play. Myers, trying to get back to the bag, ran into Napoli and knocked him down but the ump failed to call it an out that would end the inning. After a length discussion between Farrell and the umps, the game went on and James Loney hit a 3R-HR. Farrell rushed out and continued his discussion with the umps, and kept discussing until he was thrown out of the game.



Napoli fueled the hot Red Sox offense once again.

Archer, clearly rattled, came back out for the 7th and things were still not going his way. Archer loaded the bases on walks, rarely getting strikes called properly, and then walked Wil Myers on a clear strike three that scored Jayson Werth. Archer would close out the inning and end his day, but 8BB and 4R with only 2H allowed would mar his potential win.

With a 5-4 lead Boston pulled father ahead with a Shane Victorino RBI double that scored Bogaerts from 2nd, and then Will Middlebrooks drove in Victorino to make it 7-4. Grant Balfour came in for the 9th, and he couldn't even get two outs. Mookie Betts hit an RBI double to score Blake Swihart from second, and then Balfour loaded the bases for Napoli. Napoli returned the favor with a Grand Slam that ended Balfour's evening, and capped off a 12-4 beating and a 10 game lead in the AL East.

Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
Aug 30, 2015123456789RHE
Boston (84-52)32000002512190
Tampa Bay (76-62)000003100420
W: Archer (14-5) L: Price (10-9) S: De La Rosa (2)
Dynasty: bayers3
04:15 PM - July 26, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE BOSTON GLOBE (RED SOX DYNASTY REPORT)

CLEVELAND, OH - With August coming to a close, things couldn't be better for the Red Sox. A 19-3 record in August has stunned everyone and put Boston in the AL East drivers seat. A sudden explosion in offense, along with their already excellent pitching, has helped turn this season around. A trip to Cleveland, and a date with Danny Salazar, probably wouldn't do much to slow down Chris Archer or the red hot Boston hitters.

Will Middlebrooks started things off in the 2nd inning with a solo-HR, and then Mookie Betts did the same in the 3rd. Dustin Pedroia made it 3-0 Boston with an RBI double after a Xander Bogaerts double to head into the bottom of the 3rd up 3-0.


Archer had little trouble going through the Indians lineup, once again his slider was working for him and keeping the walks down. Salazar managed to hold things together through the 4th, but the 5th inning basically ended the game. After putting two men on with no outs in the 5th Salazar was benched in favor of Josh Beckett. Jakcie Bradley Jr. started things of with an RBI single followed by a Boagerts RBI single and Shane Victorino capped off the carnage with a 3R-HR.

Cleveland had nothing left in the tank, and Archer breezed through 7 scoreless innings with 16K. Today's win gives Boston a sizable AL East lead, but they couldn't possibly continue winning at this pace.

Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians
Aug 26, 2015123456789RHE
Boston (79-52)0120500008110
Cleveland (58-73)000000000030
W: Archer (13-5) L: Salazar (6-10)
Dynasty: bayers3
Friday, July 25, 2014
10:43 PM - July 25, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE BOSTON GLOBE (RED SOX DYNASTY REPORT)

BOSTON, MA - The Red Sox, now having one hell of a month, head back home this week for a series against the AL East front-runner Texas Rangers. Chris Archer wouldn't be all that intimidated about facing Darvish, but he dodged a bullet by going up against Tanner Scheppers today.

As usual (lately) the Red Sox struck first in the 2nd inning with a Will Middlebrooks 2R-HR, and then he homered again in the 4th to put Boston up 3-0. Blake Swihart added two more with a HR of his own with David Ortiz on 1st to go up 5-0.

Archer, normally prone to walking batter, tore right through the Rangers today with great ease. His issue with walks seems to come down to his nemesis; the slider. When his slider is sweeping across the plate, staying low, and catching the corner of the strike zone it's devastating. When Archer's slider is on, righties can't hit it, but when it's off it's a HR waiting to happen.



Middlebrooks 2HRs powers Boston past Texas.

It took seven innings before the Rangers managed to get on the board, and it took a series of hits to do it, with Leonys Martin driving in a run with a single. Boston came right back with a Dustin Pedroia RBI double to make it 6-1. Archer went 8 strong and finished the game with 6H, one BB, and 17K. Archer's strikeout rate has gone from a streak to a season long phenomenon, and the single-season K record is starting to look like a possibility.

Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox
Aug 20, 2015123456789RHE
Texas (72-55)00000010016
Boston (74-52)02030010X6132
W: Archer (12-5) L: Scheppers (14-8)
Dynasty: bayers3

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