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Chris Sale
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June 14, 2019 - 1:24 pm
Red Sox starter Chris Sale began the season with a 7.43 ERA in his first five starts, along with generating a 22.2 percent home run to fly ball rate, and some began to question if the 30-year-old was losing his dominant stuff.
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Alex Reimer
April 03, 2019 - 11:48 am
When Braves star center fielder Ronald Acuna inked an eight-year extension worth $100 million Tuesday, the baseball world gasped at the team-friendly nature of the deal. It was taken as another sign of MLB’s broken economic landscape, where young All-Stars are buying out their arbitration and free...
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale
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March 28, 2019 - 10:22 am
Baseball is back! See how ready you are for the 2019 season by taking the quiz below on the defending World Series champion Red Sox and enter to win a $60 Cumberland Farms gift card.
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Alex Reimer
March 21, 2019 - 12:18 pm
Stephen A. Smith is starting to implode before our very eyes. The bombastic, and dare I say borderline iconic, ESPN personality seems to be living in an alternate sports reality, where Hunter Henry played tight end for the Chargers last season and Dwayne Haskins is Michael Vick reincarnated. Nobody...
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Rob Bradford
March 14, 2019 - 6:52 am
You wanted change, you got at least a little change. According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and ESPN's Jeff Passan Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players' Association have agreed upon two fairly significant adjustments, neither of which impact the actual game itself. The...
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Rob Bradford
February 24, 2019 - 8:02 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- J.D. Martinez can't stand to watch what is going on in baseball. That much is clear. He had a hard time biting his tongue last year when living through baseball's new way of doing things, ultimately landing his free-agent deal on Feb. 26 during spring training. Now that teams...
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Alex Reimer
February 21, 2019 - 12:03 pm
Baseball’s glacial free agent market serves as a perfect symbol for the biggest problem that ails America’s former pastime: nothing happens, and when something actually does happen, it takes forever. In a sport where the ball isn’t even put into play 31-percent of the time, roughly two dozen...
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Alex Reimer
February 06, 2019 - 10:45 am
MLB and its player union are reportedly discussing some major rule changes that would significantly alter the game. It’s about time somebody thought of an idea grander than the pitch clock. In the midst of another tepid offseason –– more than 100 players, including Bryce Harper and Manny Machado,...
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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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