Baseball

Mariano Rivera
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John Tomase
January 01, 2019 - 1:29 pm
The deadline for submitting Hall of Fame ballots passed on New Year's Eve and the class of 2019 will be announced later this month. The only sure thing is former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who's bidding to become the first unanimous selection in history. He'll likely be joined by right-hander...
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Jim Hackett
December 27, 2018 - 10:19 am
Every year, a handful of takes make me pull the remaining hairs from my head or boil my blood enough to motivate "Jim in the car" to place a call to the station. They're too numerous to count, but that's what makes sports radio habit-forming, if not addictive, and yes my name is Jim and I'm an...
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Ryan Hannable
December 21, 2018 - 1:04 pm
Although it's not a huge move, the Red Sox have brought back one of their relievers for 2019. The team announced Friday it has agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Heath Hembree on a one-year contract for the 2019 season. Multiple reports say the deal is worth $1,312,500 million. Hembree has...
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Alex Reimer
December 21, 2018 - 11:06 am
Alex Cora can add another honor to his mantle. The Boston Globe has named the Red Sox skipper “Bostonian of the Year,” alongside freshman congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, who will be the first African-American person to represent Massachusetts in Congress when she’s sworn in next year. Cora’s strong...
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WEEI
December 18, 2018 - 5:30 pm
How closely did you follow Boston sports this year? Take our quiz below and enter to win a baseball autographed by Luis Tiant.
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Alex Reimer
December 18, 2018 - 12:10 pm
Ex-Red Sox broadcaster Tim Neverett has found a warm landing spot. The Dodgers announced Monday Neverett will join their broadcast team next season, calling games on both TV and radio. He will serve as the backup TV announcer when Joe Davis has national commitments and fill-in for longtime radio...
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John Tomase
December 14, 2018 - 4:33 pm
The Red Sox just lost their Dustin Pedroia insurance. Second baseman Ian Kinsler, acquired last summer when it became clear that Pedroia wouldn't be able to contribute to the 2018 season, agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with the Padres, according to The Athletic. Kinsler, 36, won a Gold Glove...
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Adam Ottavino
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John Tomase
December 14, 2018 - 12:25 pm
Joe Kelly is gone, taking his weird mustache and his Jim Buchanan getup and his penchant for postseason dominance to the Dodgers for $25 million. That leaves the Red Sox with a need for another late-inning arm, preferably one with some closing experience, since they're unlikely to retain close...
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