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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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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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