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Rob Bradford
October 14, 2019 - 4:54 pm
It was an interesting idea. It's also not going to happen. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman became another well-established name that won't be in the mix for the Red Sox general manager/president of baseball operations job, telling the Los Angeles media that he is close to...
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Rob Bradford
October 10, 2019 - 7:22 am
Maybe the Dodgers and Andrew Friedman already have a handshake agreement. Perhaps this abrupt ending to the Dodgers' season will only motivate the President of Baseball Operations for last year's National League champs even more. There is also the possibility that the idea of leaving a good thing...
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Rob Bradford
July 29, 2019 - 4:10 pm
A year ago it appeared as though Tyler Thornburg was going to be one of the answers for a Red Sox bullpen with a few question marks. The reliever was in the midst of finishing off July with five appearances in which he allowed just one hit and not a single run. After the non-waiver trade deadline...
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Rob Bradford
July 15, 2019 - 9:11 am
This is a results business, and the overall result for the Red Sox wasn't what they were hoping for: One win in three games against the Dodgers at Fenway Park. There were a few items, besides just the back-to-back losses to Los Angeles, that offered discomfort for Alex Cora's crew. Most notably,...
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Rob Bradford
July 13, 2019 - 2:59 pm
Sandy Leon will be catching Chris Sale Saturday, but that doesn't mean Christian Vazquez will be starting on the bench. Red Sox manager Alex Cora has Vazquez starting at first base against the Dodgers. It marks the second time this season Vazquez has manned first base, having played one inning at...
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Rob Bradford
July 12, 2019 - 11:04 pm
This was the plan all along, it just took 91 games for it to kick in. Eduardo Rodriguez dominates for seven innings, giving up just one run. The offense tears up Fenway Park, led by home runs from Rafael Devers, Christian Vazquez and Xander Bogaerts. And the Red Sox go up against one of baseball's...
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Rob Bradford
March 09, 2019 - 10:34 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Joe Kelly Fight Club was no match for the crawfish. According to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, Kelly's recent back injury was a product of ... cooking cajun food. Dave Roberts said Joe Kelly told him he hurt his back while standing too long cooking Cajun food. — Bill Shaikin...
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WEEI
February 08, 2019 - 12:46 pm
The following is a statement by Nick Francona, son of former Red Sox and current Indians manager Terry Francona. It is in response to an investigation conducted by Major League Baseball regarding Francona's time with the Los Angeles Dodgers. For more on the situation Francona is responding to,...
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Rob Bradford
December 14, 2018 - 9:00 am
The Red Sox had some interest in bringing back Joe Kelly. Just not enough. In his first interview since agreeing to a three-year, $25 million deal with the Dodgers, Joe Kelly appeared on the Bradfo Sho podcast to explain why he chose the Dodgers. Kelly went on to explain that Los Angeles was the...
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Rob Bradford
December 13, 2018 - 9:49 pm
Joe Kelly was clearly enamored by the idea of going to the Dodgers. After meeting with team president Andrew Friedman for almost three hours last Friday, Kelly came away impressed with how Los Angeles viewed the pitcher's evolution, future and predicted role. Dodger Stadium was also just a few...
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