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Rob Bradford
November 03, 2019 - 7:21 am
“It’s a very strong organization. I think in the last dozen years we have probably won two and a quarter more games than they have. They do everything right. They don’t get supported but they do everything right.” - John Henry on the Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox principal owner was right. With the...
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Rob Bradford
October 28, 2019 - 10:56 pm
The Red Sox did call Theo Epstein. They did call Andrew Friedman. And they did call Mike Hazen. But the communication with the big fish in Major League Baseball's decision-making world wasn't for the reasons many would have originally surmised. The calls were made to find out who the most important...
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Rob Bradford
October 25, 2019 - 5:23 pm
The Red Sox have their new head of baseball operations. A major league source confirmed that former Rays Vice-President of Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom has agreed to take the position vacated by Dave Dombrowski. Bloom's official title is not yet known. Joel Sherman of the New York Post was first...
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Rob Bradford
October 25, 2019 - 9:33 am
The conversation with a baseball executive took place in the final days of the 2019 season, with all attention shifted away from what was happening on the field and toward the idea of who might replace Dave Dombrowski. Some candidates' names were surfaced, with the exec bringing up Tampa Bay...
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Rob Bradford
October 24, 2019 - 9:22 pm
The Red Sox may be on the verge of finding Dave Dombrowski's replacement. The Sox have interviewed Rays Vice-President of Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom for the job of their next chief decision-maker when it comes to baseball matters. The 36-year-old has been working hand in hand with Tampa Bay GM...
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Rob Bradford
September 24, 2019 - 1:12 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The beauty of baseball is often times the opportunity to show up on the most hum-drum of days and find yourself with something you've never seen before. For instance, watching Mookie Betts throw a baseball 305 feet through the air to third base in the sixth inning of the Red...
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Rob Bradford
August 29, 2019 - 8:05 am
You might not want to give up on these Red Sox quite yet. Make no mistake about it, this is still at least a Mount Washington-grade climb for Alex Cora's crew. But to the Sox' credit, they are doing their darndest to make it interesting. With their 7-4 win over the Rockies Wednesday night, the Red...
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Rob Bradford
August 25, 2019 - 8:06 am
The Red Sox did their part once again, Brock Holt in particular. It was the Sox infielder who stepped to the plate to lead off the ninth inning against one of the best closers in the game Kirby Yates and launched a go-ahead home run on the first pitch he saw. One scoreless inning from closer...
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Rob Bradford
August 05, 2019 - 10:04 am
When Dave Dombrowski woke up July 31 his team had lost one more game than the Rays. When the sun came up Monday (and yes Red Sox fans it did come up) the difference was seven. Let's soak that in. Like the Red Sox, Tampa Bay wasn't going to make a sprint toward the top of the division. Like the Red...
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Rob Bradford
August 02, 2019 - 7:31 am
Alex Cora talked before Thursday night's game about having a team meeting prior to the Yankees series. The idea was to make sure the Red Sox knew what-was-what when it came to post-trade deadline home stretch. Well, after the Rays' punctuated their Fenway Park sweep the Red Sox manager decided he...
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