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Stephen Strasburg pitches for Nationals
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Rob Bradford
December 09, 2019 - 3:10 pm
It took four years but somebody has finally topped David Price's record contract for a pitcher. According to multiple reports, the Nationals have re-signed Stephen Strasburg. The deal, per ESPN, is for seven years, $245 million. Price had inked a seven-year, $217 million contract with the Red Sox...
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Rob Bradford
October 30, 2019 - 10:23 am
An uncertain top of the rotation. The potential of not having J.D. Martinez. A contract year for Mookie Betts. A perceived lack of organizational depth. All concerns that most would surface when trying to get a read on the Red Sox' chances in 2020. Evidently, some oddsmakers aren't all that worried...
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Rob Bradford
October 20, 2019 - 8:03 am
Ten years ago it was a decision that some might have rolled their eyes at. When the 2009 season came to a close Johnny DiPuglia was entrenched as a valued member of a Red Sox international scouting department that helped secure a pair of World Series championships, having been in the organization...
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Rob Bradford
March 03, 2019 - 7:26 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Figuring out where Craig Kimbrel might land has been perhaps the greatest mystery of the offseason. While the Red Sox continued to suggest they wouldn't be in the market for the closer, some believed Kimbrel might ultimately land back in Boston on a short-term deal. B ut then...
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Patrick Corbin
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John Tomase
December 04, 2018 - 4:58 pm
The good news is the Yankees won't be getting Patrick Corbin. The bad news is this means they might turn their sights on Nathan Eovaldi. Corbin, a two-time All-Star left-hander in Arizona, agreed to a six-year, $140 million contract, according to the Washington Post. He'll join a rotation that...
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John Tomase
November 12, 2018 - 11:45 am
The Red Sox handled the Astros in five games in the American League Championship Series last month. Imagine beating the same team, but with Bryce Harper. That's nearly what happened, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic . Rosenthal wrote that the Astros and Nationals had agree to a...
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Kelvin Herrera
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John Tomase
July 31, 2018 - 5:15 pm
Dave Dombrowsk told reporters after Tuesday afternoon's trade deadline that he nearly completed a deal for a reliever on Monday night. According to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, that pitcher was Washington's Kelvin Herrera. The former Royals closer, who won a World Series as a setup man with a...
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Mookie Betts grand slam Blue Jays Red Sox
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John Tomase
July 16, 2018 - 11:55 pm
We've been hearing about Bryce Harper's impending free agency for five years. An All-Star at 19 and an MVP at 22, Harper is the most tantalizing talent to hit the market in his prime since 25-year-old Alex Rodriguez fleeced Rangers owner Tom Hicks for $252 million in 2001. Harper doesn't turn 26...
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Rob Bradford
July 04, 2018 - 2:30 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- While that series in New York seemed so convoluted, these three games were pretty simple. The Nationals aren't probably as bad as the Red Sox made them look in a sweep at Nationals Park. They have come across tough times, even before Alex Cora's club came to town. But give the...
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Rob Bradford
July 04, 2018 - 12:13 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Moments after Brian Johnson's ninth big league start -- a 4 2/3-inning, two-run outing that led to the Red Sox' 11-4 win over the Nationals Tuesday night -- the pitcher admitted something. When he first came up to the big leagues, he wasn't sure that fastball of his was going to...
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