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Rob Bradford
February 27, 2018 - 3:36 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Wondering about the origins of Dustin Pedroia's relationship with his new manager Alex Cora? The second baseman offered some insight while joining Cora on the Bradfo Sho podcast. The pair recounted the meetings they had with both then-general manager Theo Epstein and then-...
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John Tomase
February 23, 2018 - 10:53 am
The Red Sox will wear caps honoring the shooting victims at Stoneman Douglas High School on Friday. Manager Alex Cora donned the cap, with its interlocking S and D, during his press conference before the Red Sox faced the Twins at JetBlue Park. Seventeen teachers and students were killed when a...
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John Tomase
February 22, 2018 - 11:51 am
Spring training games start on Thursday afternoon against Northeastern. That means we've had a couple of weeks to get know new Red Sox manager Alex Cora. Before the NU game, he addressed a number of topics that helped shed further light on his managerial style. Here are some observations. -- He...
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Rob Bradford
February 20, 2018 - 3:13 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Everyone knew this day was probably coming. J.D. Martinez's presence on the Red Sox is about to make things just a bit more complicated, which was why early Tuesday afternoon media members immediately went to the lockers of Mitch Moreland and Hanley Ramirez. "He's a force,...
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John Tomase
February 19, 2018 - 4:24 pm
Baseball is finally taking concrete steps to speed up its pace of play, and Red Sox manager Alex Cora is cautiously on board. MLB and the Players Association announced a number of changes on Monday: each team will only get six mound visits a game, including by catchers, and commercial breaks will...
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Rob Bradford
February 17, 2018 - 7:14 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Here is the line Craig Kimbrel uttered Saturday morning that we should put up on the 2018 bulletin board ... "It's a pretty stat but at the end of the day it's about winning and losing games." The stat the closer was talking about, of course, was "saves." In 2017, Kimbrel had 35...
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Rob Bradford
February 13, 2018 - 1:28 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Meeting with the media for about 20 minutes Tuesday morning, Alex Cora admitted his plan still is a work in progress. This much the new Red Sox manager admitted when talking about any point of emphasis he might be offering the team during the group's first big meeting. "Bear...
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John Tomase
January 18, 2018 - 7:47 pm
Taking Mookie Betts to arbitration doesn't seem to be in anyone's best interests, but speaking at the Boston Baseball Writers Dinner on Thursday, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski explained why the team is probably headed for a hearing with the All-Star outfielder. Betts is...
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Rob Bradford
January 12, 2018 - 9:17 am
As a rookie, Dustin Pedroia could be found virtually every day at 3:30 p.m. in the Red Sox dugout, sitting alongside Alex Cora while the two prepared to take pregame grounders. Cora had instantly become Pedroia's mentor, a relationship the young second baseman took advantage of on a daily basis...
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Rob Bradford
December 11, 2017 - 11:24 am
BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- There are a few similarities when it comes to Kevin Cash and Alex Cora. Not only were they teammates on the 2008 Red Sox (both serving in backup roles), but the pair also found themselves as first-year major league managers despite very little coaching experience. Cash, who is...
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