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John Tomase
December 14, 2018 - 4:33 pm
The Red Sox just lost their Dustin Pedroia insurance. Second baseman Ian Kinsler, acquired last summer when it became clear that Pedroia wouldn't be able to contribute to the 2018 season, agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with the Padres, according to The Athletic. Kinsler, 36, won a Gold Glove...
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John Tomase
December 14, 2018 - 12:25 pm
Joe Kelly is gone, taking his weird mustache and his Jim Buchanan getup and his penchant for postseason dominance to the Dodgers for $25 million. That leaves the Red Sox with a need for another late-inning arm, preferably one with some closing experience, since they're unlikely to retain close...
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Rob Bradford
December 14, 2018 - 9:00 am
The Red Sox had some interest in bringing back Joe Kelly. Just not enough. In his first interview since agreeing to a three-year, $25 million deal with the Dodgers, Joe Kelly appeared on the Bradfo Sho podcast to explain why he chose the Dodgers. Kelly went on to explain that Los Angeles was the...
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Rob Bradford
December 13, 2018 - 9:49 pm
Joe Kelly was clearly enamored by the idea of going to the Dodgers. After meeting with team president Andrew Friedman for almost three hours last Friday, Kelly came away impressed with how Los Angeles viewed the pitcher's evolution, future and predicted role. Dodger Stadium was also just a few...
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Rob Bradford
December 13, 2018 - 9:09 pm
There will be time for the baseball questions. Thursday, however, Mookie Betts was talking bicycles. The reigning American League MVP visited Donelson-Hermitage YMCA in Nashville to hand out free bikes and helmets to some area children. "You always remember your first bike," Betts told The...
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John Tomase
December 13, 2018 - 12:50 pm
The Red Sox return all five members of their championship rotation, and the only one I wouldn't trade is Rick Porcello. That may sound stupid, because besides the outlier to end all outlier seasons when he won a Cy Young Award in 2016, Porcello basically qualifies as slightly above league average...
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John Tomase
December 13, 2018 - 11:06 am
Red Sox left-hander David Price sounded defiant after winning the World Series and officially exorcising his postseason demons, admonishing reporters that, "I hold all the cards now." But in a podcast with fellow Vanderbilt grad and former NFL wide receiver Earl Bennett , Price expressed a more...
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Rob Bradford
December 13, 2018 - 6:57 am
Joe Kelly is moving on. According to a major league source, the reliever has agreed to a three-year deal with the Dodgers in the vicinity of $25 million. The Red Sox, Mets and White Sox were the chief competitors for Kelly's services. Kelly visited with Dodgers president Andrew Friedman for nearly...
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John Tomase
December 12, 2018 - 9:09 pm
Dave Dombrowski doesn't want to hear about any stinking title windows. Addressing reporters at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Dombrowski disagreed with the notion that the Red Sox' title window is closing. "I've never bought that," he said. "I've heard it before. When I was with Detroit I heard...
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Rob Bradford
December 12, 2018 - 3:10 am
LAS VEGAS -- The question was posed to Alex Cora Tuesday at the MLB winter meetings: Which player are you looking forward to watching take the next step? "Looking forward to Jackie the whole season," said the Red Sox manager. "That's going to be cool. We had a conversation at Christian (Vazquez's)...
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