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Rob Bradford
June 22, 2019 - 8:11 am
The beard was the same, but there was something different. Mike Napoli had the look of a television analyst. The former Red Sox slugger returned to Fenway Park Friday to make his debut as a pregame and postgame analyst for NESN. "I told my agent to get me a chance to be on some kind of broadcast or...
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Rob Bradford
December 08, 2018 - 3:45 pm
The guy known in Red Sox circles for prodigious power, a huge postseason home run and the perhaps the most memorable post-World Series celebration in the history of Boston sports has retired. Mike Napoli took to Twitter Saturday to announce he was ending his 12-year major league career. THANK YOU...
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Alex Reimer
October 24, 2018 - 1:36 pm
Be on the lookout for a wandering Mike Napoli on the streets of Boston Wednesday night. The 2013 World Series champion was partying in the stands during Game 1, and promises to be there again for Game 2. “Last night wasn’t fun at all!!,” Napoli wrote on Instagram. “Can’t wait to do it again tonight...
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Rob Bradford
July 05, 2017 - 2:57 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Gordon Hayward might have heard things about playing in Boston. He wouldn't be the first professional athlete to soak in the whispers. The narrative usually always crops up when free agents are making the decision about whether or not to enter into this market: dealing with the...
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May 24, 2017 - 10:52 am
Former Red Sox, and current Texas Rangers, first baseman Mike Napoli joined the Bradfo Sho podcast and discussed his time under manager John Farrell, whose job security has been a hot topic in Boston. (To hear the full interview, click here.) "He was great with us," Napoli said. "That's just the...
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April 07, 2016 - 8:34 am
Mike Napoli was the latest guest on the Bradfo Show, and he touched on a number of topics, including his struggles last season, Hanley Ramirez playing first base and what caused the Red Sox to have issues the last two seasons. Napoli said the Red Sox teams of the last two years may have been too...
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Mike Napoli made his old team pay, hitting a game-winning home run Wednesday. (David Richard/USA Today Sports)
Rob Bradford
April 06, 2016 - 5:51 pm
CLEVELAND -- This was what people were wary of. What worked so well on Opening Day -- solid starting pitching, and lock-down relief -- was nowhere to be found on Day 2. The result? The Indians beating the Red Sox, 7-6, Wednesday night at Progressive Field. A day after David Price did his ace thing...
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Rob Bradford
December 16, 2015 - 9:02 am
Former Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has agreed to a one-year deal with the Indians, WEEI.com confirmed Wednesday afternoon. The 34-year-old's deal is worth $7 million, with $3 million in incentives, according to Ken Rosenthal at Fox Sports. Napoli hit .224/.324/.410 with 18 home runs in 133...
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Xander Bogaerts
October 29, 2015 - 9:33 am
For all the criticism Xander Bogaerts received for his fielding in 2014, he turned things around in a big way in 2015. The shortstop was named a finalist for the American League 's Rawlings Gold Glove Award for the position on Thursday. The two other shortstop finalists are Alcides Escobar of the...
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Mike Napoli is looking for his second World Series in three years with the Rangers in the playoffs. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
October 12, 2015 - 5:05 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Now is the time Mike Napoli plans to draw upon his 2013 Red Sox World Series karma. The 33-year-old slugger traded Aug. 7 from the Red Sox to the Rangers for a player to be named will spend the next 48 hours reminding his Texas teammates that now is not a time to panic after...
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