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Rob Bradford
February 20, 2019 - 1:49 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- At one point in his media briefing Wednesday Alex Cora offered a dose of reality when asked a roster construction question. "We're in the first week of spring training ...," said the Red Sox manager. Fair. But there can be moments, even this early in camp, where there is a...
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Rob Bradford
February 20, 2019 - 9:32 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- This isn't anything new. There have been other spring trainings where an excitement regarding Eduardo Rodriguez's potential has been in the air at JetBlue Park. But listening to Alex Cora Tuesday it certainly seems the optimism might be a bit more definitive this time around. "...
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Rob Bradford
February 17, 2019 - 7:26 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It deja vu for Brad Stevens. Walking throughout the Fenway South compound Sunday, the Celtics coach was struck with his reality a year before when he had also swung by Red Sox spring training. At that time his team was in the midst of losing four of their last six with...
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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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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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Rob Bradford
January 17, 2019 - 4:58 pm
The first question mark when it came to members of the Red Sox attending the trip to the White House has been surfaced by somewhat of an unexpected source: Alex Cora. The Red Sox manager -- who had said after his team's World Series victory that he planned on accepting any invitation to the White...
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Alex Reimer
January 16, 2019 - 11:11 am
It seems hard to believe, but the hyper-partisanship in Washington is only increasing, as the government shutdown continues to drag on over President Trump’s demands for his ill-conceived Border Wall –– or steel slat, or barrier, or structure, or whatever he’s calling it now. Despite that, Red Sox...
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Rob Bradford
January 15, 2019 - 6:46 pm
The Red Sox are getting the White House storyline out of the way early. According to team president Sam Kennedy, the Sox are slated to make their visit to the nation's capital on Friday, Feb. 15 where they will be honored by President Donald Trump for winning the 2018 World Series. The February...
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Rob Bradford
January 10, 2019 - 10:29 am
You never know who is going to pop up on the Red Sox' roster at the most important times throughout the course of a season. That's why when the team releases its list of non-roster invitees to major league spring training it is wise to pay attention. Remember guys like Bobby Poyner, Marcus Walden...
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Rob Bradford
December 27, 2018 - 9:14 pm
Praise and adulation aren't difficult to find when you're the manager of a World Series winner. But this was a next-level tip of the chapeau. Meet Cora Ruth Trunfio. This story starts with two passionate Red Sox fans and is punctuated at 2:41 a.m. on the morning of Dec. 23. "We both grew up in...
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