Baseball

Ryan Hannable
January 19, 2019 - 3:12 pm
David Ortiz knows a thing or two about playing a sport at age 40, as that was the last season of his career. Appearing on WEEI with Lou Merloni and Greg Dickerson at Foxwoods as part of Red Sox Winter Weekend, Ortiz gave some advice to Tom Brady on when he should step away from the game. “I have to...
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John Tomase
January 16, 2019 - 1:08 pm
The Red Sox will visit the White House on Feb. 15, CEO Sam Kennedy told Dale & Keefe on Wednesday, and he used the language of decorum and norms to describe a president who respects neither. "This is an honor and a privilege to be invited to the White House," Kennedy told D&K. "We've tried...
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Alex Reimer
January 16, 2019 - 11:11 am
It seems hard to believe, but the hyper-partisanship in Washington is only increasing, as the government shutdown continues to drag on over President Trump’s demands for his ill-conceived Border Wall –– or steel slat, or barrier, or structure, or whatever he’s calling it now. Despite that, Red Sox...
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Will Middlebrooks
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John Tomase
January 11, 2019 - 11:05 am
Will Middlebrooks is calling it a career. According to the Boston Globe , Middlebrooks has decided to retire after a six-year career marred by injuries. Middlebrooks, 30, hit 17 home runs for the World Series champion Red Sox in 2013, but he never lived up to the promise suggested by his 2012 debut...
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John Tomase
January 10, 2019 - 4:54 pm
Here's a phrase we heard a lot until he won the MVP award: Mookie Betts isn't Mike Trout. Betts is really good, the logic went, but Trout is otherworldly. Then Betts bested every player in baseball -- including Trout -- with a monster 2018 and we're about to be reminded of the real reason the two...
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Alex Reimer
January 09, 2019 - 1:40 pm
Jonny Gomes will no longer be stating the obvious and mangling the English language on Red Sox telecasts. The region has suffered a true loss. The Diamondbacks announced Tuesday they’ve hired Gomes as an outfield and base running coordinator. That seems to be an odd role for somebody who was a...
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John Tomase
January 08, 2019 - 4:05 pm
Chris Sale is the most dominant pitcher in baseball when he's healthy. And the slider is his most dominant pitch. Therefore, by the transitive property of baseball, it should come as no surprise that Sale's slider was voted baseball's nastiest pitch in a poll of players by MLB.com . Sale's slider...
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Alex Reimer
January 07, 2019 - 3:07 pm
Another potential Red Sox bullpen target is off the board. The White Sox signed reliever Kelvin Herrera Tuesday to a two-year deal worth $18 million, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan . Closer Craig Kimbrel remains on the market. The Red Sox were tied to Herrera last season and had a deal for him at...
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John Tomase
January 04, 2019 - 12:57 pm
MLB's messed up offseason is impacting some pretty good players, but Craig Kimbrel isn't one of them. The market is getting him just right. The erstwhile Red Sox closer started free agency with some pretty aggressive demands, reportedly in the range of six years and $100 million. To quote the late...
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Alex Reimer
January 03, 2019 - 3:55 pm
The Red Sox, much like most other teams in baseball, have not made any big splashes this offseason. They have, however, started to fill out their Spring Training depth chart. The defending World Series champions added Thursday 10 non-roster invitees to the their squad in Fort Myers: catchers Juan...
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