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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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Rob Bradford
October 21, 2018 - 8:24 am
The Houston Astros' excuse for why they sent a person affiliated with the organization next to the Red Sox dugout in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series -- suggesting they were trying to catch the Red Sox cheating -- is made to look even worse considering the protocol Major League...
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Alex Reimer
October 19, 2018 - 12:23 pm
The most remarkable thing that happened during the Red Sox’ five-game walloping of the Astros wasn’t David Price finally winning a playoff start. Baseball writers, who usually spend the month of October romanticizing America’s (former) Pastime, turned against their own sport. Baseball's biggest...
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Alex Reimer
October 10, 2018 - 4:07 pm
The Red Sox will be going head-to-head with the Patriots Sunday night, because MLB says it decided that was the best way to maximize the audience for Game 2 of the ALCS. In an email to me, a league spokesman explained MLB’s rationale behind the decision. “Our goal in determining start times for...
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