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Rob Bradford
January 09, 2019 - 9:59 am
This isn't a news flash, but it is notable. When it comes to the Red Sox acquiring a closer, Dave Dombrowski isn't changing his tune. That became evident once again in the Sox' president of baseball operations' conversation with USA Today. "Craig (Kimbrel) did a great job for us, he’s a Hall of...
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Lucy Burdge
November 29, 2018 - 6:20 am
Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire. THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NBA: Golden State at Toronto, 8 p.m. (TNT) NBA: LA Clippers at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m. (TNT) NFL: New Orleans at Dallas, 8...
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Rob Bradford
November 28, 2018 - 9:31 am
It was certainly not something one would expect Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred might reveal. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says slower pace of play of baseball is an advantage in gambling as “it gives an opportunity to be creative with respect to the types of wagers” that could be...
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Rob Bradford
November 14, 2018 - 9:14 am
The Nathan Eovaldi market is certainly in the crosshairs of anyone following the Red Sox' offseason maneuvering. Not only will the pitcher's free agent status be of particular interest because of the perceived interest by Dave Dombrowski and Co., but also due to the unique nature Eovaldi's case...
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Rob Bradford
November 09, 2018 - 9:04 am
Think back to when the Red Sox acquired Nathan Eovaldi. He was a pitcher who was somewhat familiar in these parts because he had been a Yankee, along with the fact he had spent the first chunk of 2018 with American League East foe Tampa Bay. Eovaldi had two Tommy John surgeries. Eovaldi threw hard...
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Rob Bradford
November 08, 2018 - 1:52 pm
Bill James' tweet did not go over well with the team for which he consults. The well-known baseball analyst came under fire across Major League Baseball for the suggestion that players were ultimately all replaceable. "If the players all retired tomorrow, we would replace them," James wrote in a...
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Rob Bradford
November 07, 2018 - 4:53 pm
Don't expect another pursuit similar to what we witnessed last offseason. According to a major league source, the Red Sox' interest in the most highly-touted Japanese pitcher on the market this offseason, Yusei Kikuchi, is viewed as lukewarm. The 27-year-old is slated to be posted by the Seibu...
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Rob Bradford
November 07, 2018 - 1:56 pm
Craig Kimbrel figures to have some options heading into this offseason. One them might be landing in Philadelphia. According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com the Phillies are interested in Kimbrel heading free agency, with the closer also figuring to get some attention from the Red Sox, Atlanta and St...
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Rob Bradford
November 05, 2018 - 1:01 pm
What do the Red Sox need? Usually heading into the GM meetings -- which are unfolding the next few days in Carlsbad, Calif. -- it's pretty clear there is a priority. Last year it was getting someone who could hit the ball out of the park. Hence, J.D. Martinez. This time the conversation is a bit...
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Rob Bradford
October 22, 2018 - 6:02 pm
Last year much was made of how different the baseballs used in the World Series were compared to the ones used in the games leading up to the postseason's final round. It was determined that the ones used in the Fall Classic were slicker than normal, making it difficult for the pitchers to obtain...
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