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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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Rob Bradford
August 01, 2019 - 7:47 pm
The process began immediately when Tampa Bay's Ji-Man Choi reached second base to leadoff Thursday night's game. Red Sox pitcher Andrew Cashner stepped off the pitching rubber, took his hat off and looked inside. He then gazed down toward catcher Sandy Leon, who had just peered over at the card...
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Amin Touri
July 31, 2019 - 12:42 pm
The Rays are the first AL East team to make a move on deadline day, acquiring first baseman Jesus Aguilar from the Brewers in exchange for right-hander Jake Faria, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan. First baseman Jesus Aguilar has been traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Tampa Bay Rays, sources...
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Rob Bradford
July 31, 2019 - 8:26 am
To say this was just another night at Fenway Park wouldn't haven't been accurate. Every little twitch Dave Dombrowski while sitting aside advisors Tony La Russa and Frank Wren in his box was monitored. Was he talking on his phone? What exactly was the president of baseball operations watching on...
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Rob Bradford
July 24, 2019 - 5:20 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After a 21-minute delay in the midst of what would be a 3-2 Rays win over the Red Sox at Tropicana Field Wednesday afternoon, the umpires attempted to explain to both Red Sox manager Alex Cora and his Tampa Bay counterpart Kevin Cash why Adam Kolarek was placed in the lineup...
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