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Rob Bradford
July 20, 2018 - 7:42 am
It seems like a good time to check in on this fun thing. When one Red Sox player after another went on that bench at the beginning of spring training and cited one of their goals as to have more fun, I rolled my eyes a bit. It sounds good, but this is also a results business and whether or not the...
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Marcus Smart
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John Tomase
July 19, 2018 - 12:52 pm
Takeaways from Marcus Smart's four-year, $52 million contract . . . 1. The Celtics took care of their own Based on the market, it did not appear that Smart had many options. His skills fit a very specific kind of team -- namely, a contender -- and that limited his choices. It would've been easy for...
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John Tomase
July 19, 2018 - 8:38 am
The American League technically consists of 15 teams, but we only need to care about three of them. The Red Sox, Yankees, and Astros have dominated the AL since Opening Day. If the second half plays out like the first, the Red Sox will finish with 112 wins, followed by the Yankees (105) and Astros...
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Jim Hackett
July 19, 2018 - 8:04 am
The weather is perfect. The Red Sox are dominating and seemed poised to strengthen their roster at the deadline. LeBron is in the West and has poetically landed on the hated Lakers. The Celtics are negotiating with Marcus Smart, and the return of football and the Patriots is on the horizon. Good...
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WEEI
July 19, 2018 - 7:48 am
PHILADELPHIA – Entercom, the unrivaled leader in sports radio, announced today lineup changes for WEEI (WEEI-FM) in Boston, effective Aug. 13. The new lineup is as follows: 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: “Kirk & Callahan” hosted by Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: “Dale &...
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Alex Reimer
July 18, 2018 - 2:12 pm
In an ironic twist, the death knell for the Boston Herald might have arrived when it was purchased at a bankruptcy auction. Under usual circumstances, news of the sale probably would’ve garnered at least cautious optimism. Instead, it was a day of despair. The Grim Reaper now owns Boston’s only...
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Sara Civian
July 18, 2018 - 12:21 pm
As expected as Riley Nash’s departure was, it still stung. He signed a three-year, $8.25 million contract with the Blue Jackets during free agency, leaving the Bruins with a very specific role to replace. Nash had a career 15-26--41 season in 76 games. Cool. Replacing him is more about the time he...
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Kawhi Leonard
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John Tomase
July 18, 2018 - 10:37 am
The Toronto Raptors just got a lot better. It doesn't matter. The Celtics remain the best team in the Eastern Conference. In swapping All-Star DeMar DeRozan and some bit pieces to the Spurs for disgruntled All-Star Kawhi Leonard and three-and-D specialist Danny Green, the Toronto Raptors made a...
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Mookie Betts grand slam Blue Jays Red Sox
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John Tomase
July 16, 2018 - 11:55 pm
We've been hearing about Bryce Harper's impending free agency for five years. An All-Star at 19 and an MVP at 22, Harper is the most tantalizing talent to hit the market in his prime since 25-year-old Alex Rodriguez fleeced Rangers owner Tom Hicks for $252 million in 2001. Harper doesn't turn 26...
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Alex Reimer
July 16, 2018 - 11:00 am
Dave Dombrowski has already sacrificed most of the Red Sox’ farm system and pushed them right up against the luxury tax in order to build the best team in the American League. He might as well finish the job. The Red Sox own the best record in baseball (68-30) and are steamrolling the competition...
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