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John Tomase
October 26, 2018 - 6:42 pm
LOS ANGELES -- Red Sox manager Alex Cora explained his decision to sit Andrew Benintendi instead of Jackie Bradley Jr. for Game 3 of the World Series on Friday, and it boils down to one word: defense. With starting left fielder J.D. Martinez still feeling the effects of a rolled ankle, Cora wants...
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John Tomase
October 26, 2018 - 5:13 pm
So much for Mookie Betts at second base, but the player J.D. Martinez will replace in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the World Series is mildly surprising -- Andrew Benintendi. Jackie Bradley Jr. had been assumed to be the player to sit when the action shifted to L.A., but Benintendi will...
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Eduardo Nunez
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John Tomase
October 26, 2018 - 12:08 pm
Normally this kind of exercise would feel premature before a champion has been crowned, but let’s acknowledge the obvious: the Red Sox are gonna win the World Series, and probably sooner than later. This prompts a big-picture question: is this the greatest Red Sox team of all time? With all due...
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Rob Bradford
October 25, 2018 - 5:51 am
Much was made of the Red Sox finding a solution to Craig Kimbrel's problems. And for good reason. The difference between the closer the Red Sox have gotten during the first two games of the World Series and what they saw for the majority of the first two postseason series is night and day. It was a...
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Rob Bradford
October 25, 2018 - 2:49 am
We rolled our eyes at those "First to 100 wins" t-shirts. The 108 regular season victories? Nice, but piled up against the weakest American League field in some time. That Yankees team was impressive but still flawed. Houston simply wasn't as good as most thought. And now it's the Dodgers. What did...
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David Price
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John Tomase
October 24, 2018 - 11:22 pm
The rest of David Price’s life is off to a smashing start. Price’s postseason win against the Astros last week marked the permanent destruction of one career narrative and the start of whatever comes next. Like an underwater eruption that creates an island out of sea, Price’s future feels uncharted...
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Rob Bradford
October 24, 2018 - 4:16 am
"Normal." That's the point, it shouldn't just be "normal," as Rafael Devers said while walking out of the clubhouse early Wednesday morning. The feeling should be different. It's the World Series. It is what the Red Sox' third baseman has probably dreamed of for a good chunk of his 22 years on this...
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John Tomase
October 24, 2018 - 2:47 am
Alex Cora’s skills are being wasted on baseball. There’s peace to be negotiated in the Middle East, if only someone could push the right buttons. There’s a billion-dollar MegaMillions jackpot just waiting to be won and then donated to charity. Don’t even get me started on Trump. The Red Sox manager...
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Rob Bradford
October 24, 2018 - 1:47 am
Monday was already a pretty fun day for Drew Pomeranz. The Red Sox pitcher had resigned himself to the fact that his existence with the team was to throw on the side throughout the postseason, and pitch to his own hitters when called upon. That's exactly what Pomeranz did the day before the World...
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Rob Bradford
October 24, 2018 - 12:03 am
Remember when Chris Sale was supposed to be the be-all, end-all. You don't have the ace doing ace-like things in the postseason you don't have a chance. Well, after their 8-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night, that narrative has certainly taken an about-face. (For a...
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