Found February 15, 2012 on Lady At The Bat:
All this week I'm celebrating five years of posting to Lady At The Bat by re-posting some of the more than 750 posts about the Yankees, Major League Baseball and, at times, my life as a Yankee fan. This walk down memory lane would not be complete without a little bit of Yankees vs Red Sox. The following is a post from August 1, 2008, about the end of Manny Ramirez's tenure as a member of the Boston Red Sox:...the Red Sox clubhouse and front office are both happy that Manny Ramirez is gone. They're happy, but, even more so, they're relieved. They're relived that this cancer is off the team. But while they're both happy and relieved, they should also be ashamed of themselves...Read Entire PostThanks for reading!

Player Profile #43: Carl Crawford | OF | BOS

No one saw 2011 coming for Carl Crawford, but it’s time to put it in the past. The man only put up consecutive top-five seasons in terms of PSR before taking his talents up North. He was very unlucky as his xBA was nearly 30 points higher than his actual batting average and a hamstring injury took him out for nearly a month (and bothered him for more). If you bump up Crawford...

Breaking: Bobby Jenks not as fat as he once was

I don't know if anyone bothered me more than Bobby Jenks last year. (Yes, including John Lackey. At least he tried.) Not only did we only get 15-plus innings out of him, but he managed to pitch atrociously in his time, with an ERA over 6 and a WHIP over 2.  Given the beer-and-chicken refrain being used to blame last year on the pitching staff's lethargy, it seems appropriate...

Mark Melancon Looking Forward to 'Wide-Open' Bullpen Competition, Reflects on Time Swimming With Sharks (Video)

Count Mark Melancon as one of the many excited for baseball season to start. The new Red Sox reliever reported to Fort Myers a couple of days early and spoke about the "wide-open" closer competition, how excited he is to be playing in Boston this year after being traded from Houston and much more. Oh, and he also detailed his time swimming with sharks in New Zealand. Check...

Josh Beckett Player Projection No 55

Key Stats: Despite the up down up down ERA problems that have been plaguing Beckett the last six years, 2011 was as good as any he has had. His best K:BB ratio in 3 years paired with his highest fly ball rate since his 2002 rookie season paved the way for a ridiculously low .207 opponent batting average. Skeptics Say: Despite the great season, there are a lot of signs that point...

Inbox: Does Youkilis have King-size value?

Kevin Youkilis' trade value, the state of the Red Sox rotation and information about brand new JetBlue Park in Fort Myers highlight Ian Browne's latest Red Sox Inbox.

Vote: Which out-of-options player will make the biggest impact on the Red Sox this season?

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Brentz Simplifying Things

Drafted by the Red Sox with the 36th overall pick in 2010, Bryce Brentz rebounded from a less than stellar professional debut season with a tremendous first full season in 2011. While part of his huge turnaround was getting some professional experience under his belt, he says it really was the byproduct of simplifying things at the plate.

Crafting an All-Fenway team

I received a tip in my inbox yesterday about the Boston Red Sox and their celebration of Fenway Park's 100th anniversary. The team is going all-out with the celebration, and the main highlight is the selection of the All-Fenway Park team as voted on by the fans. Voting will go on from now until the beginning of June, with two positions being open for voting every two weeks. I...

Bobby V on Sox regimen: No one likes change

Bobby Valentine: Red Sox spring training regimen met with 'frowning.'
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