John Tomase

John Tomase joins WEEI.com after nine years at the Boston Herald, including five as Red Sox columnist. A Mansfield native and Tufts grad, he has also written for the Sporting News, Baseball America, Pro Football Weekly, and Men's Fitness. He grew up on Steve Grogan, Ray Bourque, and Larry Bird, and will always believe Hagler beat Sugar Ray.

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    J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts
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    July 14, 2018 - 2:14 pm
    J.D. Martinez is showing no signs of slowing down with the All-Star Game approaching. The American League's starting DH, Martinez padded his league-leading stats on Saturday with a solo homer against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning. Martinez's blast over the Green Monster gives him 29 homers on...
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    July 13, 2018 - 10:03 am
    By now you've seen -- probably 60 glorious times -- Mookie Betts' dramatic grand slam to punctuate a 13-pitch at-bat vs. Toronto's J.A. Happ on Thursday night. But unless you were watching live, you didn't see the whole at-bat. Courtesy MLB.com, here's the video of the entire 13-pitch sequence,...
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    July 11, 2018 - 7:56 pm
    David Price isn't afraid of facing the Yankees, won't rule out opting out of his contract but doesn't consider it a pressing issue, and insists he doesn't hate Boston. Those were the takeaways from a quick interview with the Globe's Dan Shaughnessy on Wednesday. Start with the Yankees. Price...
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    July 11, 2018 - 10:08 am
    Isaiah Thomas hasn't forgot about Boston. The former Celtics guard -- author of an All-Star 2017 season that saw him lead the C's to the Eastern Conference Finals -- is a man without a team in NBA free agency. Disappointing and injury-plagued turns with the Cavaliers and Lakers mean no one will be...
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    July 10, 2018 - 3:16 pm
    The Red Sox announced a pair of successful surgeries on Tuesday, including catcher Christian Vazquez. According to the team, Vazquez underwent a successful pinning procedure on his broken right pinky at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Matt Leibman performed the surgery, which is expected to sideline...
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    July 10, 2018 - 12:51 pm
    Could Marcus Smart be headed to the Kings? A Sacramento beat writer doesn't think so. One day after NBC Sports Boston reported that the Kings were preparing an offer for Smart after losing out on fellow restricted free agent Zach LaVine, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee threw cold water on the...
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    July 10, 2018 - 11:19 am
    The Red Sox on Tuesday recalled left-handed pitcher Jalen Beeks from Triple-A Pawtucket and optioned right-hander William Cuevas back to the PawSox. Beeks is 5-5 with a 3.05 ERA at Pawtucket in 15 starts. In his only big-league appearance, on June 7, he started and allowed six runs in four innings...
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    July 10, 2018 - 10:45 am
    The Red Sox can't just worry about beating this current Yankees team. They've also got to figure out how to stay ahead of whatever New York's roster will look like on July 31. Complicating that challenge: New York has reportedly entered the Manny Machado sweepstakes. According to Ken Rosenthal of...
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