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Rob Bradford
July 10, 2018 - 9:56 pm
Talking to Rick Porcello about the state of Major League Baseball, one can't help but come away with this thought -- it must be nice to be as passionate about anything as the Red Sox pitcher is about this subject. Coincidentally, it's a topic that seems to be something people really want to talk...
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Ryan Hannable
July 10, 2018 - 10:43 am
It seemed like the Rob Gronkowski trade rumors had died down, but that changed on Monday. Speaking to Greg Bedard of the Boston Sports Journal , an AFC executive said he thinks the tight end is still available via trade until he gets his contract redone. “Where’s the restructure of his contract?”...
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Alex Reimer
July 09, 2018 - 10:45 am
My esteemed colleague John Tomase is disappointed we seem to be taking the Red Sox for granted. They have the best record in the Major Leagues and are on pace for a franchise-record 110 wins. But yet, the phone lines aren’t lit up with Red Sox fans waiting to extol Mookie Betts or salivate over J.D...
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John Tomase
July 08, 2018 - 11:32 pm
It's entirely possible we're overrating Marcus Smart. We've been known to do that around here. I once declared I wouldn't trade Jae Crowder straight up for Kevin Love, for instance, so . . . yeah. That said, I find it surprising that the rugged guard has drawn zero interest around the league,...
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Alex Reimer
July 06, 2018 - 12:54 pm
Kyrie Irving is being coy about his desire to stay with the Celtics. As a result, there are already rumors about where the electric point guard may sign in free agency next summer . That’s right: the Kyrie summer melodrama is starting one year in advance. This is all worth ignoring. Irving, who’s...
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John Tomase
July 06, 2018 - 12:41 pm
Danny Ainge altered the course of the Celtics during the winter of 2015 by acquiring Isaiah Thomas, but he made another deal that January that could pay even bigger dividends. For all the attention paid to the Kings pick that could be as high as No. 2 overall next year, there's another draft pick...
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Rob Bradford
July 06, 2018 - 8:22 am
Shifts. Equipment. Schedules. Rules. They are all in the cross-hairs when it comes to trying to identify the evolution of Major League Baseball. But how about batting practice? You better believe it. "Yes. I believe that," said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. The question posed to Cora was in regards to...
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John Tomase
July 06, 2018 - 12:12 am
One man's "hurt and disgusted" is another's negotiating ploy. I think I know where Marcus Smart falls on that spectrum. The Boston Herald's respected Celtics writer, Mark Murphy, delivered some pointed words from a source close to Smart on Thursday night, noting that the sparkplug is the...
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Jim Hackett
July 05, 2018 - 8:41 am
Remember “The Cranky Yankee Fan” from the Whiner Line Redux a few years ago? She was the first to warn us. David Price signed his then record breaking seven-year, $217 million dollar deal on December 1, 2015 and just hours later, that very first Price naysayer spoke on the Whiner Line V2 saying, “...
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John Tomase
July 04, 2018 - 12:54 am
Gordon Hayward spent the first four days of last July riding an emotional bungee. Diving into the unknown of unrestricted NBA free agency for the first time, he experienced the exhilaration, anxiety and uncertainty of a freefall on each stop before being yanked back into the sky just shy of a...
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