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Rob Bradford
July 30, 2018 - 6:04 pm
The Astros continue to aggressively address their bullpen issues. This time Houston is doing it in a somewhat controversial fashion. According to The Athletic, the American League West leaders have dealt for former Toronto closer Roberto Osuna, trading away another troubled late-inning reliever,...
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John Tomase
July 30, 2018 - 12:33 pm
Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna, a 2017 All-Star, is reportedly on the trade market . The Red Sox should stay far, far away. While the 23-year-old checks a lot of boxes from a baseball perspective -- he owns over 100 career save, remains under team control through 2021, and represents a possible...
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Lucy Burdge
July 16, 2018 - 12:36 pm
Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman was not happy after his team’s loss to the Red Sox on Sunday. Stroman got the loss after giving up three runs and unleashed his anger to a reporter after the game. After refusing to answer a question about his 2012 season with the Class-A Vancouver Canadians,...
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Rob Bradford
July 14, 2018 - 7:34 pm
Tyler Clippard has had a nice career, and he can partially thank his discovery of a split-fingered fastball for a good chunk of it. (For more on that evolution, including some Koji Uehara comparisons, click here.) But Saturday that pitch did him no favors. A reality that Dennis Eckersley -- along...
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Rob Bradford
July 13, 2018 - 8:29 pm
Rick Porcello is not going into the All-Star break in a good place. The Red Sox starting pitcher suffered through his worst outing of the season, allowing eight runs on seven hits while getting just six outs against the Blue Jays Friday night. Porcello gave way to reliever Hector Velazquez with...
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Rob Bradford
July 13, 2018 - 8:11 pm
It would be hard for Mookie Betts to out-do his grand slam from Thursday night. But he sure tried his best out of the gate Friday night. Betts notched two triples in just the first two innings against Toronto starter Ryan Borucki, helping the Red Sox jump out to a 6-3 advantage heading into the...
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John Tomase
July 13, 2018 - 10:03 am
By now you've seen -- probably 60 glorious times -- Mookie Betts' dramatic grand slam to punctuate a 13-pitch at-bat vs. Toronto's J.A. Happ on Thursday night. But unless you were watching live, you didn't see the whole at-bat. Courtesy MLB.com, here's the video of the entire 13-pitch sequence,...
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Rob Bradford
July 12, 2018 - 10:30 pm
The narrative that the Red Sox were an unlikable team was long gone. Heading into their series with the Blue Jays sitting 36 games over .500 took care of that. But there was still another label being slapped on Alex Cora's team: they played baseball, did nothing but win, created few salacious...
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Rob Bradford
July 12, 2018 - 8:00 pm
On the day the Red Sox were forced to put third baseman Rafael Devers on the 10-day disabled list, another corner infielder was sent to the sidelines. First baseman Steve Pearce was forced to exit his team's game against the Blue Jays Thursday night after being hit in the left shin with a J.A. Happ...
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Steve Pearce
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John Tomase
June 28, 2018 - 11:21 pm
The trade deadline is more than a month away, but the Red Sox are already making moves. On Thursday, they acquired first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce from the Blue Jays for minor league infielder Santiago Espinal. The 35-year-old Pearce has played for every other team in the American League East...
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