Things were supposed to be different this year for the Angels.



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Nobody seems to remember the moment the decision was made. Neither pitching coach John Farrell nor members of the Red Sox front office.



There was a time in the middle of the marathon baseball season when Ramon Ramirez might just have felt a bit lost amid the talented arms in a stacked Boston bullpen.



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For the second straight season, Kevin Youkilis has performed at a level that should place him in conversations about the top players in the American League. And yet somehow his name rarely gets recognized among baseball’s elite.



David Ortiz, in his quest to leave Fenway Park after two wins and 17 innings of baseball behind him, was simplistic in his analysis.



One clear sign that things are again right in the world of Josh Beckett: the 29-year-old ace was quoting WEEI.com blogger extraordinaire Curt Schilling rather than firing out frustrated expletives in his Saturday night post



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Knowledge is not water-soluble.



When it comes to what awaits, Billy Wagner knows the deal.



Billy Wagner thought about using his no-trade clause to torpedo a deal to the Red Sox.



Prior to Wednesday night’s 7-5 Red Sox win over Baltimore (for recap click here), Kym Byrd had her concerns.