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Xander Bogaerts grand slam
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John Tomase
February 15, 2019 - 1:09 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- We've been discussing a contract extension for Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts since about 2013, which makes it strange that his impending free agency seems to be catching so many of us by surprise. Bogaerts is entering his final season of Red Sox control and could easily be...
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John Tomase
February 15, 2019 - 10:09 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If Dustin Pedroia could do it all again, he wouldn't. The Red Sox second baseman, attempting yet another comeback from extensive knee surgery, acknowledged on Friday that he'd make a different choice if confronted with the same options. "No, I wouldn't have done it," Pedroia...
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John Tomase
February 14, 2019 - 6:50 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Mookie Betts won't be a free agent until 2021, and that's probably a good thing, because he has no idea what to make of the current market. With prime-age superstars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado unsigned, and perennial All-Stars like Craig Kimbrel still awaiting contract...
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David Price
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John Tomase
February 14, 2019 - 2:12 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Last October, David Price very famously told us he holds all the cards. On Thursday, he laid them on the table. His decision to stay in Boston rather than opt out of his contract? Pure pragmatism. "You've seen the free agent market?" he said. "It wasn't very hard." His arms-...
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Fenway Park
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Alex Reimer
February 14, 2019 - 10:41 am
Sean McDonough is returning home to call Red Sox games for the first time in 15 years. The longtime broadcaster will be part of this season’s revamped Red Sox booth, which will feature at least eight broadcasters sitting alongside Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione. McDonough will handle roughly...
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Alex Reimer
February 14, 2019 - 8:33 am
This Red Sox season, folks stuck in the worst traffic in the nation will hear Sean McDonough, Chris Berman and Dave O’Brien describing the 2-2 pitch on lengthy summer drives to their cubicles or the Cape. Those are just three of the notable names who will sit alongside Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe...
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WEEI
February 14, 2019 - 8:32 am
Sean McDonough, Josh Lewin, Mario Impemba, Chris Berman, Lou Merloni, Dale Arnold, Tom Caron and Dave O’Brien to Participate in 2019 Season Veteran Broadcaster Joe Castiglione Signs Extension PHILADELPHIA – Feb. 14, 2019 – Entercom, the unrivaled leader in sports radio and one of the two largest...
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Alex Cora
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John Tomase
February 13, 2019 - 5:46 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Alex Cora wanted to pick Bill Belichick's brain about winning back-to-back titles this offseason, but the two never managed to connect. They'd certainly be tackling the problem from very different points of view, as Cora made clear with his thoughts on "turning the page," which...
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Alex Cora
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John Tomase
February 13, 2019 - 4:34 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox won 108 games last year and then romped to a World Series title. Manager Alex Cora believes they can be better. How is that, you ask? Allow him to explain. Making his first comments of spring training as pitchers and catchers began workouts, Cora laid out clear areas...
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Chris Sale
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John Tomase
February 13, 2019 - 1:39 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The best free agents in baseball remain unsigned, but the one that really burns Red Sox ace Chris Sale is former teammate Craig Kimbrel. The seven-time All-Star closer remains a man without a team as spring training begins, and Sale has a theory why: tanking. With a number of...
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