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Mike Petraglia
July 31, 2014 - 7:23 pm
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington knows he completed just half the job on Thursday by trading away Jon Lester and John Lackey , completing a wild week that saw him deal away four-fifths of his opening day rotation. "That is not something we would have expected to do at the start of the season...
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Mike Petraglia
July 31, 2014 - 4:44 pm
Ever since his team began hitting the skids in Toronto, Ben Cherington has been losing a lot of sleep. On Thursday, he lost five players from a roster that won the World Series just nine months earlier. The Red Sox hit the deadline at 48-60, 13 games behind Baltimore and in last place in the AL...
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Mike Petraglia
July 20, 2014 - 7:43 am
Xander Bogaerts and Mike Napoli will get the day off from the starting lineup as the Red Sox look for the three-game sweep of the Royals against hard-throwing righthander Yordano Ventura . Shane VIctorino is playing in his second straight game with Boston, and fourth consecutive overall, dating...
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Mike Petraglia
July 17, 2014 - 6:54 pm
Repeating the sentiment of his boss Ben Cherington during the GM's Thursday morning interview on Dennis & Callahan , John Farrell said a 43-52 record won't immediately send management into sell mode. All hope, Farrell said on the last day of the All-Star break, is not lost. "No one has given up...
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Mike Petraglia
July 07, 2014 - 6:22 pm
John Farrell is not the only one showing a vote of confidence in struggling rookie Xander Bogaerts. Jonathan Schoop is someone who's known Bogaerts even longer than the Red Sox manager. Schoop played with Bogaerts on the Netherlands national team that competed in the 2013 World Baseball Classic and...
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Mike Petraglia
July 06, 2014 - 8:53 am
Sticks and stones may break his bones but John Lackey 's words won't incite Nelson Cruz . Lackey was in classic passive aggressive form after Saturday night's 7-4 loss to Cruz and the Orioles. Cruz went 5-for-5, including a laser beam homer to left off Lackey. "I'€™m not even going to comment on...
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July 03, 2014 - 7:31 am
With 54 home runs and 156 RBIs, Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez looked like a cut above the rest of baseball during the 2007 season, capturing his third MVP award and earning a restructured 10-year, $275 million contract with New York in the offseason. However, according to a new book, Rodriguez may...
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Mike Petraglia
June 30, 2014 - 7:48 pm
Jake Arrieta hasn't always had great memories of pitching in Fenway but he's always loved the fans and the environment. On Monday, he nearly made Fenway Park history. Before giving up a clean single to right field to Stephen Drew on a misplaced 2-2 fastball, Arrieta was a mere four outs away from...
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June 12, 2014 - 2:08 pm
While Xander Bogaerts does not know for sure that he has ever played in a span of games as strenuous as the Red Sox ' current 38 games in 39 day stretch, the shortstop knows that the a string of rain delays, long games and tough travel schedule have put a toll on his body. For that reason exactly,...
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Mike Petraglia
June 12, 2014 - 1:09 pm
The daily saga of Stephen Drew took another twist Thursday with the news that the shortstop will be undergoing several tests before the weekend to determine the extent of his aggravated right oblique. After Thursday's 5-2 win over the Indians, manager John Farrell said there's a chance Drew could...
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