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Rob Bradford
August 14, 2019 - 4:29 pm
The universal thought when it comes to playing postseason baseball is that a team has to prioritize digging in for a few weeks and what they hope are 11 wins. Alex Cora has extended the usual timetable by a few months. As far as the Red Sox' manager is concerned, his team is right in the heart of...
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Rob Bradford
August 13, 2019 - 9:09 am
They are too talented to fail. Look at what this group did just a few months ago. A run is around the corner. Waiting ... waiting ... waiting. It was easy to keep defaulting to what the collection of 2019 Red Sox had done, turning our backs on what they were doing. The idea that they could roll out...
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Rob Bradford
July 30, 2019 - 10:34 pm
One of the chief postseason contenders in the American League, the Indians, aren't sitting around heading into the season's final two months. According to multiple outlets Cleveland has agreed to send starting pitcher Trevor Bauer to the Reds as part of a three-team trade that also includes San...
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Rob Bradford
May 28, 2019 - 7:51 am
Rafael Devers is an easy one. So is Michael Chavis. You knew those guys were becoming something of note for these Red Sox. That was hard to find and became even more difficult to downplay after the Red Sox' 12-5 win over the Indians Monday afternoon at Fenway Park. Devers came away with a key RBI...
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Rob Bradford
March 01, 2019 - 7:40 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was a topic that lingered throughout most of the season: Why wasn't Hanley Ramirez signing with another team after his release from the Red Sox? Ramirez's agent Adam Katz wouldn't speak for Ramirez, leaving most having to rely on cryptic Instagram photos posted by the first...
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Rob Bradford
February 24, 2019 - 7:23 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Hanley Ramirez isn't done quite yet. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the 35-year-old former Red Sox has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Indians. There is a very real possibility Ramirez makes the team with Cleveland as a member of a first base/designated...
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J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts
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John Tomase
September 25, 2018 - 1:51 pm
Unless they sweep the final series from the Yankees, the Red Sox will finish the regular season with a losing record against the other American League playoff teams. Does this mean anything? Yes and no. The Red Sox are 17-19 against the Yankees, Astros, Indians, and A's. That's not the worst record...
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Rob Bradford
September 23, 2018 - 6:56 am
A few days ago it appeared Rafael Devers' postseason existence was going to be of little importance. Eduardo Nunez was back from his knee ailment, playing well and locking down the starting third base spot heading into the playoffs. Devers? He was showing flashes, but with always that one step...
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Rob Bradford
September 22, 2018 - 4:02 pm
The immediate takeaway from Alex Cora's lineup Saturday was that Mookie Betts is not in it. Another day of rest for the outfielder and his oblique. Andrew Benintendi LF, Ian Kinsler 2B, Rafael Devers 3B, J.D. Martinez RF, Xander Bogaerts SS, Mitch Moreland DH, Brock Holt 1B, Blake Swihart C, Jackie...
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Chris Sale
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John Tomase
September 21, 2018 - 11:12 pm
Chris Sale inched closer to the postseason, but it's still unclear which version of their ace the Red Sox can expect when they open the Division Series on Oct. 5 against either the Yankees or A's. Making his third truncated start since returning from the disabled list with shoulder soreness, Sale...
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