jackie bradley

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John Tomase
February 21, 2019 - 8:40 am
Here's a tale as old as No, No, Nanette: you can't pay everyone. Even baseball's highest payroll isn't limitless, and Red Sox owner John Henry made it clear on Monday that he won't run the Red Sox as a loss leader. "We have free agency in baseball," Henry said. "We have a lot of young players who...
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Aaron Halford
October 30, 2018 - 11:22 am
The Red Sox rolled through the postseason en route to their ninth World Series title, knocking off the Yankees, Astros and Dodgers while losing just one game in each round. The championship run featured a bunch of unforgettable moments, so let's take a look back at the top 10. 10. J.D. Martinez...
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Jackie Bradley Jr.
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John Tomase
October 16, 2018 - 8:48 pm
We've said it all year, and the Astros are learning this lesson with a wince and a grimace: the Red Sox can beat you so many ways. In the last week alone, they've pummeled the Yankees 16-1, pulled out a 4-3 clinching win in New York, and beaten the Astros' second-best pitcher with a relentless...
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Jackie Bradley
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John Tomase
February 24, 2018 - 4:03 pm
If Jackie Bradley's monthly OPS numbers since 2015 were the stock market, investors would cash out. Too much volatility. In 2015, Bradley posted a .282 OPS in July and a Bonds-ian 1.163 in August. During his All-Star 2016, he peaked at 1.175 and bottomed out at .651. Last year he followed a 1.009...
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J.D. Martinez
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John Tomase
December 13, 2017 - 1:34 pm
Scott Boras held court at baseball's winter meetings on Wednesday in Orlando and addressed a number of Red Sox subjects, including trade rumors involving Jackie Bradley, J.D. Martinez's defense, and the man ways Eric Hosmer can impact an organization. To wit . . . -- On what separates Martinez in...
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Win, dance, repeat.
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John Tomase
July 14, 2017 - 12:01 pm
The midseason report card is a staple of All-Star break coverage. Everyone writes them. Here's one . Here's another . And another . And another . They're easy to write, easy to read, and they fill space. I've written dozens of them over the years. You can bang out one of those suckers in 90 minutes...
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Home plate umpire Scott Barry ejects Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield in Thursday's loss to the Tigers. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
August 18, 2016 - 2:26 pm
The umpires didn't cost the Red Sox Thursday's ballyhooed matinee with the Tigers. Their bullpen did. But that didn't stop the Sox from steaming over a peculiar play that didn't go their way in the second inning. With one out and J.D. Martinez on first, Casey McGehee sent a sinking liner to center...
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David Ortiz salutes the fans during Wednesday's All-Star Game. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
July 12, 2016 - 7:27 pm
The Red Sox made their impact on the All-Star Game, but there were no final fireworks for David Ortiz. The retiring Red Sox legend went 0-for-1 with a walk in his final All-Star appearance, with the real heroics reserved for a pair of Kansas City Royals. Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez ripped homers...
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David Ortiz (left) and Mookie Betts are two of six Red Sox All-Stars. (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
July 05, 2016 - 4:01 pm
The All-Star rosters have been announced and the Red Sox are well-represented with four starters on the American League team and six players overall, with the possibility of a seventh. Leading the way is franchise icon David Ortiz, who was voted the starting DH on Tuesday. He'll make his 10th All-...
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Xander Bogaerts (right) celebrates a homer with David Ortiz Saturday. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
June 18, 2016 - 3:00 pm
It was only a matter of time. The Red Sox offense has struggled at times recently, but Adrian Sampson was only going to keep it down for so long. Held in check for their first two turns through the order, the Red Sox broke through against Sampson during a three-run fifth, driving the rookie from...
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