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Mookie Betts plays for the Dodgers
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Rob Bradford
February 17, 2020 - 3:01 pm
A year after Red Sox principal owner John Henry admitted the team messed up the Jon Lester negotiations, he was adamant that history didn't repeat itself with Mookie Betts
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Red Sox owner John Henry flew to Atlanta for a one-on-one meeting with Jon Lester on Friday. (Getty Images)
Jim Hackett
February 05, 2020 - 12:50 pm
How Jon Lester impacted Red Sox trading Mookie Betts. Visit WEEI.com for more.
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Mookie Betts might be traded by the Red Sox
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Rob Bradford
January 30, 2020 - 9:32 am
The negotiations between the Red Sox and Mookie Betts regarding a contract extension don't seem to be progressing.
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Rob Bradford
February 18, 2019 - 8:21 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Oh, by the way, the Red Sox blew it five years ago. That was the out-of-nowhere admission by principal owner John Henry Monday. It came and went in the midst of the 22-minute get-together with the team's ownership with nary a warning and very little follow-up. Yet the...
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Tom Werner (left) and John Henry
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John Tomase
February 18, 2019 - 3:16 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- John Henry long ago declared that pitchers in their 30s represent bad investments, and the numbers largely support this hypothesis. But there are always exceptions, and Henry believes Jon Lester was one of them. In a discussion about the merits of signing ace Chris Sale to an...
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Lucy Burdge
October 03, 2018 - 9:01 am
The Cubs lost a heart-wrenching wild card game on Tuesday, falling 2-1 to the Rockies in 13 innings. And Jon Lester had a very straight-forward response to the end of his team’s season. “Sometimes you need to get your (expletive) knocked in the dirt to appreciate it,” he said. “Maybe we needed that...
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Alex Reimer
August 02, 2018 - 4:33 pm
Something rare happened with Jon Lester on Twitter this week. A sportswriter named Kelly Wallace, the editor-in-chief of Expanded Roster, took issue with Lester’s original comments about the barrage of old homophobic and racist tweets from baseball stars Josh Hader, Sean Newcomb and Trae Turner...
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Alex Reimer
July 31, 2018 - 11:02 am
Jon Lester addressed the string of recently resurfaced racist and homophobic tweets from three upstart baseball stars with nuance that’s often absent from our polarizing political discourse. Over the weekend, Twitter users posted old tweets from Braves lefty Sean Newcomb and Nationals third baseman...
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Kyle DaLuz
July 24, 2018 - 12:35 pm
So often what Chris Sale does on the mound as the No. 1 starter for the Red Sox gets overlooked. Just as Tom Brady does for the Patriots and Patrice Bergeron for the Bruins, their greatness often gets taken for granted. Which isn't neccessarily the fault of the viewer. When guys consistenly perform...
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Rob Bradford
July 18, 2018 - 10:54 pm
It's not a unique scenario. A big-name player in the last year of his contract dealt by a struggling team before the non-waiver trade deadline. Wednesday we saw it once again with Baltimore sending Manny Machado to the Dodgers for prospects. So in light of the recent news of the day, it seems like...
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