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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
August 16, 2018 - 6:24 am
PHILADELPHIA -- A loss like the one suffered by the Red Sox Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park probably isn't making Alex Cora lose much sleep. His team still has a 10-game lead on the Yankees, heading home with a 7-2 road trip. But a red flag was raised in the Sox' 7-4 loss to the Phillies. And...
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Rob Bradford
August 14, 2018 - 9:48 pm
It was at least an interesting conversation. The situation was this ... The Red Sox and Phillies were tied at 1-1 with one out in the eighth inning and nobody on base for the visitors. Starter Rick Porcello had been cruising, allowing just one run and two hits over seven innings while striking out...
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John Tomase
July 30, 2018 - 5:52 pm
Highlights from Alex Cora's pregame media session on Monday, 24 hours before Tuesday's trade deadline . . . Asked if the trade deadline was a topic of conversation downstairs in his clubhouse, Cora smiled. "Downstairs, upstairs, everywhere," he said. "It's part of this. We know what's going on...
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Rob Bradford
December 15, 2017 - 2:07 pm
Carlos Santana was the Red Sox' No. 3 free agent target. There is J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer, and then was the former Indians first baseman. Now, he's no longer any kind of option. According to multiple reports, Santana has agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal with the Phillies, with a club...
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Rob Bradford
October 27, 2017 - 1:17 pm
According to multiple reports, John Farrell is interviewing for another managerial opening. As was first surfaced by The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, Farrell met with the Nationals Friday about the job vacated by Dusty Baker, who was fired by Washington after a 97-win season. Farrell recently also...
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Rob Bradford
October 25, 2017 - 9:39 pm
John Farrell is still in the hunt to manage during the 2018 season. According to MLB.com, Farrell was the latest candidate to interview for the vacant Phillies managing job. It is believed to the only interview Farrell has participated in since the Red Sox let him go four days after the completion...
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Rob Bradford
July 11, 2017 - 1:21 pm
According to major league sources, the Red Sox have some keen interest in Pat Neshek. That shouldn't come as a surprise. Of the two areas that this team might be looking for help at heading into the non-waiver trade deadline, late-inning reliever would almost certainly fit one of the categories...
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Rob Bradford
June 16, 2017 - 6:23 am
Remember when Pablo Sandoval was good? "You couldn't throw him a fastball anywhere near the plate because he would jump all over it," said one American League scout whose job was to follow the Giants, Sandoval's former team, right up through their 2014 postseason run. "And when I heard he was...
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Rob Bradford
June 14, 2017 - 10:39 pm
Here's a prediction: Mookie Betts will be back in the American League MVP conversation by the time we hit October. It seems like a lay-up to make such a proclamation considering this was the runner-up for the award last season, and Wednesday night Betts was about as good as you could be, notching...
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