Baseball

Paul Goldschmidt
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John Tomase
November 16, 2018 - 12:30 pm
The Red Sox will enter the 2019 season as not only the defending World Series champions, but the most complete team in baseball. Other than finding a new closer once Craig Kimbrel presumably departs in free agency, they’re stocked all over the diamond with mostly young talent. The outfield of MVP...
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John Tomase
November 15, 2018 - 5:33 pm
Mookie Betts was the best player on the best team in baseball, so it should come as no surprise that he was named the American League MVP on Thursday. Betts received 28 first-place votes and 410 points, easily outdistancing two-time MVP Mike Trout (265 points) of the Angels and third baseman Jose...
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Bryce Harper
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John Tomase
November 15, 2018 - 11:48 am
The Yankees won 100 games last year. Now imagine them with Bryce Harper. The former Rookie of the Year and MVP has hit the free agent market, and there’s only a handful of teams in baseball that can afford him. The Bombers top the list. Harper reportedly rejected a 10-year, $300 million extension...
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John Tomase
November 15, 2018 - 10:54 am
Attending a Red Sox game next season is going to cost a little bit more. The team announced on Thursday that 2019 ticket prices will rise by an average of 2.5 percent, with the steepest increases coming on a package of marquee games that includes the home opener, a World Series rematch with the...
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Steve Pearce
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Alex Reimer
November 14, 2018 - 10:53 am
This year’s marquee World Series matchup between the Red Sox and Dodgers was one of the lowest-rated Fall Classics ever, and one Fox Sports executive says the Red Sox’ diminished national appeal is one reason for the disappointing numbers. In an interview with Sports Business Journal , Fox Sports’...
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John Tomase
November 13, 2018 - 6:54 pm
Alex Cora arrived in Boston with the goal of winning a World Series. He delivered. It still wasn’t enough to win him the Manager of the Year Award. That honor instead went to Oakland’s Bob Melvin, was selected American League Manager of the Year by members of the Baseball Writers Association of...
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John Tomase
November 12, 2018 - 11:45 am
The Red Sox handled the Astros in five games in the American League Championship Series last month. Imagine beating the same team, but with Bryce Harper. That's nearly what happened, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic . Rosenthal wrote that the Astros and Nationals had agree to a...
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John Tomase
November 10, 2018 - 1:21 pm
Jerry Remy feels like celebrating. The NESN broadcaster and fan favorite declared himself cancer free on Twitter on Saturday. "Friday was a very good day for me," Remy wrote . "Had my first scan since going through treatments. Highly successful. Cancer free for now and hopefully forever. So pleased...
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