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John Tomase
October 21, 2018 - 2:48 pm
The Red Sox will likely carry 11 pitchers in the World Series, manager Alex Cora said on Sunday. While the Red Sox could choose to carry an extra pitcher, they prefer the flexibility of a 14th position player, particularly since it lets them pinch hit for their catchers. “With us, it’s not about...
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John Tomase
October 21, 2018 - 9:22 am
First things first: Chris Sale did not end up in the hospital because of an infected belly button ring. The Red Sox ace has mastered the art of deadpan delivery, so on Saturday it was understandable that some took him at face value when he said this: "I had irritation from a belly button ring, just...
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Rob Bradford
October 20, 2018 - 11:26 pm
The Red Sox and Dodgers have played six times since they made THE trade back on Aug. 25, 2012. The Sox have won a World Series, having played 32 postseason games while totaling a record of 559-445. The Dodgers? They haven't quite accomplished the ultimate goal of a World Series title during that...
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John Tomase
October 20, 2018 - 12:54 pm
Outside-the-box ideas are great, but sometimes we overthink them. Case in point: the theory that Mookie Betts should start at second base in the National League games of the World Series. The unorthodox move would allow the Red Sox to keep ALCS MVP Jackie Bradley Jr. in the lineup against either...
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Ryan Braun
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John Tomase
October 20, 2018 - 1:34 am
The Red Sox need to wait one more day to learn their opponent in the World Series. On Friday night, the Brewers beat the Dodgers, 7-2, to force a Game 7 in the National League Championship Series. The two teams will square off again on Saturday night, with the winner advancing to Boston to open the...
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Mookie Bretts and Rafael Devers
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John Tomase
October 18, 2018 - 11:29 pm
As the Red Sox barreled to the conclusion of the greatest regular season in franchise history, the words grew to something between an admonition and a threat: We will ultimately judge you on the playoffs. The 108 wins. The third straight division title. The stomping of every challenger in the...
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Rob Bradford
July 26, 2018 - 8:57 pm
The Red Sox moved quickly late Tuesday night for good reason. At least two other teams were hot on the trail of Nathan Eovaldi. According to a major league source, both the Dodgers, Braves and Astros were showing strong interest in the righty up until the moment he was dealt to Boston. For Los...
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Rob Bradford
March 03, 2018 - 7:56 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Steve Langone had gotten used to it. Five years will do that. Three or four times a week, the former Boston College baseball standout would get on a plane, trying to catch that next team, that next city. His job was to be where the Red Sox weren't so when they did get there,...
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Rob Bradford
November 01, 2017 - 11:59 pm
Expect Alex Cora to be introduced as the next Red Sox manager over the weekend. And when he sits in front of the media at Fenway Park, he will be doing so a world champion for the second time in his professional baseball career. Houston's bench coach was able to celebrate as a world champ for the...
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Rob Bradford
October 30, 2017 - 2:17 pm
I was like many of you. When the Astros pulled ahead by three runs heading into the ninth inning Sunday night, I gave up. The nightly routine was put in motion, taking Melatonin while scrolling through Twitter until nighty-night time came calling. But as I started going through the tweets, it...
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