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John Tomase
November 09, 2018 - 3:31 pm
The Red Sox just keep finding new ways to come up winners. Their lastest success? The lottery. A great-grandfather from Templeton, Mass. won $100,000 in the Mass Cash game on Monday by playing five jersey numbers belonging to Red Sox players. Jim Aylward Jr. (should we call him JAJ?) hit it big...
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Alex Reimer
November 08, 2018 - 3:11 pm
Bill James is becoming an embarrassment for the Red Sox. The Father of Sabermetrics, who serves as a senior advisor to the team, keeps making ignominious public comments about topics ranging from Joe Paterno’s seeming complicity in Jerry Sandusky’s repeated sexual assaults of young boys to the...
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John Tomase
November 07, 2018 - 3:47 pm
J.D. Martinez is not an American League MVP finalist, and agent Scott Boras is hopping mad about it. Talking to Casey Stern on MLB Network Radio, Boras unloaded on voters who didn't place his client in the top three. "Every voter should be brought publicly into a forum and be taken to task for...
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Alex Reimer
November 06, 2018 - 3:51 pm
Craig Kimbrel’s agent wants potential suitors to ignore his troubling trends and look at the big picture. According to MLB Insider Jon Heyman , Kimbrel’s representative is selling his client as the greatest closer ever. Kimbrel has the lowest ERA, batting average against and OPS against of all-time...
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J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts
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John Tomase
November 06, 2018 - 1:34 pm
The MVP finalists are in and you’re never gonna believe this, but they’re ordered almost exactly like WAR. In the American League, the finalists are Mookie Betts (10.4), Mike Trout (9.8), and Jose Ramirez (8.0). They ranked 1-2-3 in Fangraphs WAR, or fWAR, which is not the kind of thing you’ll find...
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J.D. Martinez
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John Tomase
November 06, 2018 - 10:20 am
J.D. Martinez and Chris Sale played pivotal roles in the Red Sox winning a franchise-record 108 games and the World Series, but neither will be up for year-end awards. Martinez was not named a finalist for MVP, while Sale didn't make the final three in the Cy Young race. Because Sale basically didn...
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John Tomase
November 05, 2018 - 9:46 am
No baseball team has repeated as World Series champions since the Yankees won three straight from 1998-2000. If Alex Cora wants to break that trend, he knows whom to ask: Bill Belichick. Cora and the Red Sox toted the World Series trophy around Gillette Stadium before the Patriots’ 31-17 victory...
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Ryan Hannable
November 05, 2018 - 1:23 am
FOXBORO -- After winning the World Series last Sunday night, it's been a very busy and exciting week for Red Sox manager Alex Cora. The team was honored last Tuesday at the Celtics game, had its parade in Boston on Wednesday, and then over the weekend Cora took the World Series trophy to his...
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Ryan Hannable
November 04, 2018 - 8:20 pm
FOXBORO -- Prior to Sunday's Patriots-Packers game, the World Series champion Red Sox were honored on the field. The team entered the field via duck boat where they walked to midfield and took off their jackets to show off their Patriots jerseys, which all had their baseball numbers. Members of the...
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