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John Tomase
January 08, 2019 - 4:05 pm
Chris Sale is the most dominant pitcher in baseball when he's healthy. And the slider is his most dominant pitch. Therefore, by the transitive property of baseball, it should come as no surprise that Sale's slider was voted baseball's nastiest pitch in a poll of players by MLB.com . Sale's slider...
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Chris Sale
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John Tomase
January 02, 2019 - 1:01 pm
When last we saw Chris Sale, his shoulder might as well have been cast in titanium. The lanky left-hander blew away the Dodgers with a vintage World Series clincher. He struck out the side on a mix of 96 mph fastballs and wipeout sliders, dropping Manny Machado to one servile knee to deliver the...
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Chris Sale
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John Tomase
December 10, 2018 - 11:02 pm
As far as Chris Sale is concerned, Chris Sale’s shoulder is no one’s business but Chris Sale’s. That’s why specifics have been hard to come by since the ace Red Sox left-hander first hit the disabled list on July 31 with mild shoulder inflammation. And it’s why the team offered nothing more than a...
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Rob Bradford
December 07, 2018 - 11:36 am
On the surface, the Nathan Eovaldi signing suggested the Red Sox were simply putting smiles back on the faces of all those players who won a World Series by keeping things intact. Steve Pearce is back, and now is one of the other postseason's heroes. But make no mistake about it, the Eovaldi...
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Rob Bradford
November 07, 2018 - 9:06 am
Of course, the Yankees would love to have Chris Sale. But their general manager has absolutely no regrets about not making a deal for the lefty ace two years ago when presented the opportunity. Speaking at the general managers' meetings in Carlsbad, Calif. Brian Cashman told reporters that the...
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J.D. Martinez
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John Tomase
November 06, 2018 - 10:20 am
J.D. Martinez and Chris Sale played pivotal roles in the Red Sox winning a franchise-record 108 games and the World Series, but neither will be up for year-end awards. Martinez was not named a finalist for MVP, while Sale didn't make the final three in the Cy Young race. Because Sale basically didn...
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Chris Sale
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John Tomase
October 30, 2018 - 2:19 pm
The Red Sox picked up Chris Sale's $15 million option for 2019, checking the first and most obvious item off their off-season to-do list. Sale just completed one of the most team-friendly contracts in baseball, a six-year, $45 million extension with the White Sox that ran through 2018 with an...
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Aaron Halford
October 30, 2018 - 11:22 am
The Red Sox rolled through the postseason en route to their ninth World Series title, knocking off the Yankees, Astros and Dodgers while losing just one game in each round. The championship run featured a bunch of unforgettable moments, so let's take a look back at the top 10. 10. J.D. Martinez...
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Chris Sale
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John Tomase
October 29, 2018 - 4:16 am
LOS ANGELES – The Red Sox wanted to do right by Chris Sale, but they had some parameters. Out of fairness to Sale and the team, they decided they wouldn’t pitch the injured left-hander in Game 5 of the World Series with less than a two-run lead. When J.D. Martinez blasted a solo homer to give the...
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Steve Pearce
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John Tomase
October 28, 2018 - 11:18 pm
LOS ANGELES – The 2004 Red Sox ended the Curse. The 2007 Red Sox proved it wasn’t a fluke. The 2013 Red Sox made Boston strong. Now comes 2018 and a new designation – the greatest Red Sox team of all. Baseball’s beasts finished their rampage through the postseason with a 5-1 victory over the...
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