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  • July 18, 2014

    Five Questions for the Red Sox at the All-Star Break

    Five Questions for the Red Sox at the All-Star Break by Matt Martinelli

    The second half of the Red Sox season begins tonight, with more uncertainty than in past years—yes, even during the Bobby V. era. Here’s five questions that the Red Sox face at midseason… More>

  • July 14, 2014

    Is This Red Sox Season A Redux Of '96?

    Is This Red Sox Season A Redux Of '96? by Matt Martinelli

    Cue the script: A Red Sox team coming off an unexpected postseason run. An ace pitcher facing free agency. Top prospects coming up at shortstop and in the outfield. And a Red Sox front office looking to trade off assets, but holding out hope they can compete next season. Sounds like the 2014 Red Sox, right? Sure—but it was written back in 1996, too… More>

  • Why Danny Ainge was Smart to Help Cleveland Land LeBron by Matt Martinelli

    The feeling around the NBA back in 2004 when Danny Ainge helped facilitate a three-team deal that landed Rasheed Wallace in Detroit and gave the Celtics a first-round pick (Tony Allen), was that Ainge was indirectly instrumental in creating an NBA champion. Ten years later, he might have done it again… More>

  • July 02, 2014

    Bradley's Deal Perfect For Celtics

    Bradley's Deal Perfect For Celtics by Matt Martinelli

    The Boston Celtics publicly have said for months that re-signing restricted free agent Avery Bradley was their top priority. True to their word, they inked the guard less than 36 hours into the start of free agency. The 23-year-old will make $8 million a year through the end of the 2018 season. Cue the outrage. Oh, how wrong those doubters are… More>

  • June 26, 2014

    Boston Celtics Draft Preview

    Boston Celtics Draft Preview by Matt Martinelli

    The much-anticipated NBA Draft is upon us—well, not quite yet; it's hours away (7 pm Thursday)—but here's a quick preview to get you up to speed and help you keep your Saric analysis straight from your Smart analysis. Actually, there's no guarantee of smart analysis here, but we'll do our best… More>

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