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Travis Lakins has been traded to Cubs
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Rob Bradford
January 21, 2020 - 3:36 pm
The Red Sox and Cubs have made a trade. Former Sox general manager Theo Epstein and new Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom agreed to a deal Tuesday that is sending pitcher Travis Lakins to Chicago in exchange for either cash considerations or a player to be named later. Lakins was...
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Dustin Pedroia has suffered a setback
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Rob Bradford
January 21, 2020 - 10:51 am
A major league source confirmed a Boston Globe report that Dustin Pedroia has suffered a significant setback in his attempt to come back from the left knee issues which has limited the second baseman to just nine games over the past two seasons. The injury not only puts Pedroia's participation in...
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Pedro Martinez isn't happy with Mike Fiers
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January 21, 2020 - 8:19 am
There have been others who have come out against Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers for going on-the-record with The Athletic i n describing how the Astros cheated in 2017, but for Boston baseball fans Pedro Martinez's perspective on the matter resonates a bit more. Joining Rob Bradford, Lou Merloni and...
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Mookie Betts is going to be a free agent after 2020
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Rob Bradford
January 21, 2020 - 7:26 am
Wondering why there hasn't seemingly been any legitimate traction regarding a Mookie Betts trade? There now might be a clue. According to ESPN's Buster Olney , the Red Sox have been asking for two high-end prospects in exchange for Betts along with taking on David Price and at least a significant...
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J.D. Martinez and Alex Cora
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Rob Bradford
January 19, 2020 - 7:14 am
SPRINGFIELD -- The next shoe may not have officially dropped Saturday, but a toe was dipped into the water. For the first time, a member of the 2018 Red Sox flat-out said his team was innocent. Up until J.D. Martinez stepped before the media at Winter Weekend there had been a series of coaches and...
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Bruce Bochy is retired
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Rob Bradford
January 16, 2020 - 7:51 am
There was the wave of "We can't talk about that right now ..." Wednesday at Fenway Park. That comes with the MLB's investigation of now-former Red Sox manager Alex Cora and the organization. But what Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom and the team's ownership group could (somewhat) discuss was...
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Mookie Betts is expected to be around
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Rob Bradford
January 16, 2020 - 7:06 am
Somewhere in between Mookie Betts getting ready to participate in the Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame Classic and the Red Sox responding to the chaos of moving on from their manager, Chaim Bloom passed along a fairly notable piece of information. As it looks now, Mookie Betts will be...
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Alex Cora has been fired
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Rob Bradford
January 14, 2020 - 10:57 pm
When Alex Cora was hired by the Red Sox he was the right guy for that time and that team. Despite the disappointing 2019 season that hadn't changed. He was still the right guy for this time and this team. Now Cora's time is done. Understand, that is the latest very real problem for these Red Sox...
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Alex Cora is in trouble
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Rob Bradford
January 13, 2020 - 10:56 pm
“Somebody might write this, I don’t care. If you guys thought last year was special, wait till this year.” -- Alex Cora, Jan. 18, 2019 at the Boston Baseball Writers' Dinner. Um ... Almost exactly one year later (the Writers' Dinner is Thursday) the depths Cora and the Red Sox find themselves are...
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John Henry talked about Red Sox offseason
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Rob Bradford
January 13, 2020 - 9:09 am
Media-driven. That’s what John Henry suggested to the Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy has been the impetus for this hub-bub regarding the Red Sox’ offseason strategy being pushed by the “goal” but not “mandate” to get the payroll under $208 million. OK. Forget the comment from the principal owner in late...
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