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Rob Bradford
January 03, 2019 - 12:44 pm
A year ago the Red Sox perfectly read the J.D. Martinez market and ended up with a world championship for their efforts. Are they primed for another success story this time around? For a second straight offseason, the Sox are seemingly mastering the art of the waiting game. Dave Dombrowski made it...
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Rob Bradford
November 26, 2018 - 3:45 pm
One major league source suggested earlier last week that it wouldn't be until we were free and clear of the Thanksgiving holiday that free agency would truly start to define itself. Judging by the Braves' two signings Monday they would seem to have been on to something. According to multiple...
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Rob Bradford
November 18, 2018 - 11:55 am
If Craig Kimbrel wasn't going to return to the Red Sox in 2019 the long-rumored most likely destinations for the closer have always been St. Louis, Philadelphia and Atlanta. While the Phillies still certainly look like they could be in play for Kimbrel -- with their owner John Middleton promising...
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Brandon Phillips
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John Tomase
September 05, 2018 - 10:37 pm
In a year full of memorable victories, with history about all they're competing against until the playoffs, the Red Sox continue to amaze themselves. Wednesday's 9-8 victory over the Braves wasn't their most important win of the year, or even their most dramatic -- the Sunday Night Baseball...
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Rob Bradford
September 05, 2018 - 9:09 pm
ATLANTA -- Brandon Phillips scored three runs Wednesday. He hit a 95 mph fastball 432 feet at an exit velocity of 108 mph. He made a very, very good defensive play and ran the bases with the kind of smart aggressiveness good teams thrive on. How did he do all of this? Because there is still a...
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Rob Bradford
September 05, 2018 - 3:56 pm
ATLANTA -- This was Brandon Phillips' win. The storyline was good enough without the on-field dramatics. The former All-Star makes his 2018 major league debut against his old team in his hometown. But that wasn't good enough for Phillips. The infielder launched a first-pitch fastball from Atlanta...
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Rob Bradford
September 05, 2018 - 12:43 pm
ATLANTA -- It wasn't difficult to see what Alex Cora was doing when rolling out his lineup Wednesday. Rest has been a priority from Day 1 and continues to be so heading through September. "I do. I do. I know they do too. They appreciate it too," said the Red Sox manager when asked if he believed...
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Rob Bradford
September 04, 2018 - 10:38 pm
ATLANTA -- There is a very good chance Rick Porcello is going to pitch in a postseason game for the Red Sox this season. If he does, this is the pitcher they will need to show up. In a season of very goods, very bads and a bunch of starts somewhere in between, Porcello stepped up against a first-...
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Rob Bradford
September 04, 2018 - 7:14 pm
ATLANTA -- David Price has his next start date. Chris Sale's schedule is still in a state of flux. Prior to Tuesday night's game against the Braves Alex Cora said that Price, who hasn't pitched since Aug. 29 due to a left wrist contusion, will get the start Friday night against the Astros at Fenway...
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Rob Bradford
September 03, 2018 - 4:23 pm
ATLANTA -- Ian Kinsler learned about his new team immediately after walking back to the dugout following the second baseman's first at-bat with the Red Sox. "My first night I tried to bunt in my first at-bat. (Xander Bogaerts) led off with a double and I think we were down one and I figured the...
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