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Alex Reimer
December 13, 2018 - 3:14 pm
Tony La Russa insists Harold Baines belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame, contrary to the numbers, precedent and reason. Baines’ longtime manager, who voted for the slugger’s induction as part of the 16-person Today’s Game Committee, got into a shouting match with Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on MLB...
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Alex Reimer
December 13, 2018 - 1:01 pm
The Boston Globe reported this week WEEI was thinking about making the Red Sox radio broadcasts sound more like a sports talk radio show in the wake of Tim Neverett’s departure. At the risk of coming off like a company stooge, allow me to clear up some misconceptions. To start, WEEI is not changing...
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John Tomase
December 13, 2018 - 12:50 pm
The Red Sox return all five members of their championship rotation, and the only one I wouldn't trade is Rick Porcello. That may sound stupid, because besides the outlier to end all outlier seasons when he won a Cy Young Award in 2016, Porcello basically qualifies as slightly above league average...
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John Tomase
December 13, 2018 - 11:06 am
Red Sox left-hander David Price sounded defiant after winning the World Series and officially exorcising his postseason demons, admonishing reporters that, "I hold all the cards now." But in a podcast with fellow Vanderbilt grad and former NFL wide receiver Earl Bennett , Price expressed a more...
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John Tomase
December 13, 2018 - 10:27 am
Donald Trump's first two years in office have been marked by chaos, but Jose Canseco knows just the man to straighten things out as his new Chief of Staff: Jose Canseco. The former baseball slugger turned admitted steroid user turned amateur boxer turned C-list reality TV star turned political...
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John Tomase
December 12, 2018 - 9:09 pm
Dave Dombrowski doesn't want to hear about any stinking title windows. Addressing reporters at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Dombrowski disagreed with the notion that the Red Sox' title window is closing. "I've never bought that," he said. "I've heard it before. When I was with Detroit I heard...
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Alex Reimer
December 12, 2018 - 11:12 am
Adam Ottavino, who has largely been an average relief pitcher during his career, says he would dominate Babe Ruth. He is absolutely right. In a podcast interview with MLB.com, the cocky right-hander says he thought he could strike out Ruth even while he was pitching in the minor leagues. “I...
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Ryan Hannable
December 11, 2018 - 10:54 pm
Albeit a small one, the Red Sox have made a move at the winter meetings. According to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe , the Red Sox have agreed to terms with veteran outfielder Gorkys Hernandez on a minor league deal. If he reaches the majors, he'd have a $1 million salary. Hernandez, 31, hit .234...
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