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Rob Bradford
July 23, 2018 - 11:00 am
At least Matt Barnes is honest. Some pitchers would downplay the quest for higher radar gun readings. Not Barnes. "This year do I want to hit it? Yeah, absolutely," he told WEEI.com. "Who doesn’t? I would like to hit 100 (mph) this year." He's close. Very close. According to BrooksBaseball.net,...
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Connor Donahue
July 23, 2018 - 10:30 am
We’re just about a week out from the July 31 MLB trade deadline and the Red Sox are still apparently looking for pitching. Toronto’s 35-year-old J.A. Happ seems to be one of the top available names on the market and it looks like he may have made his last start as a Blue Jay. Bob Elliot of CBC...
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Rob Bradford
July 23, 2018 - 7:45 am
What Chris Sale is doing continues to be truly remarkable. After his six innings of shutout ball Sunday, this is a guy who has allowed one run in his last 34 innings, not having given up a single home run in 57 innings. He's really, really good. "I know I don’t take him for granted," Red Sox...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2018 - 5:43 pm
Remember when there was talk of sending Jackie Bradley Jr. to the minor leagues? This is what the outfielder does, bring you to the brink of confidence in him before completely altering the conversation. He has done it once again. On May 24 Bradley Jr. bottomed out with a .174 batting average with...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2018 - 11:12 am
After a day in which he was forced to the bench due to "general soreness," J.D. Martinez returns to the Red Sox lineup in the series finale against the Tigers. Here is the Red Sox batting order against Blaine Hardy, with Chris Sale on the mound for the visitors: Mookie Betts RF Andrew Benintendi LF...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2018 - 7:56 am
Why Kansas City and the Mets traded two of the top relievers on the market (Kelvin Herrera, Jeurys Familia) when they did is still somewhat of a mystery. Sure, they got deals that probably satisfied what each team was looking for. But what would the harm have been to wait a little bit longer?...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2018 - 7:08 am
With the non-waiver trade deadline arriving a week from Tuesday, the Red Sox have sent their people to all corners of the Major League Baseball globe. For instance, Dave Dombrowski's special assistant/right-hand man Frank Wren could be found in Minnesota checking out the Twins and Royals this...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 5:05 pm
Alex Cora isn't stressing out about the non-waiver trade deadline. Why would he? Even with a few perceived soft spots on his roster, his Red Sox head into Saturday night's game 39 games over .500. "I mean, honestly, that’s not my job. My job is to manage this team, and I trust the guys that we have...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 2:47 pm
There was one glaring omission from the Red Sox' lineup Saturday. J.D. Martinez isn't in it. The big league's home run and RBI leader will start the second game of the Red Sox' series in Detroit on the bench, with Steve Pearce serving as the designated hitter against Tigers righty Mike Fiers. Red...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Rafael Devers is returning to the Red Sox' lineup. It's worth a reminder why that might be important. According to the team, Devers has been activated from the 10-day disabled list after injuring his right shoulder. Heading back down to Triple-A Pawtucket is reliever Bobby Poyner, who has now made...
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