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Rob Bradford
May 25, 2019 - 9:24 am
Just when it appeared as though the concern had been pushed aside, the lineup changed. After being slotted into the Portland Sea Dogs' lineup for Saturday afternoon's game at Hadlock the second baseman was scratched just about an hour after the original lineup was posted. This comes after Pedroia...
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Rob Bradford
May 24, 2019 - 10:06 am
The Twitter poll was, to be kind, polarizing. Plenty of people were offended that such a question would be even asked. But there it was, 9,949 votes later ... Would you trade Rafael Devers for Vlad Guerrero Jr. right now? — Rob Bradford (@bradfo) May 23, 2019 The idea that Rafael Devers come away...
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Rob Bradford
May 23, 2019 - 3:37 pm
TORONTO -- Raise your hand if you saw this coming ... Didn't think so. Ryan Weber gives off the appearance of some sort of major league novice, offering the image of a contest winner or professional baseball-playing passerby. He is 28 years old with the looks of someone much younger. And watching...
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Rob Bradford
May 23, 2019 - 11:54 am
TORONTO -- The quest to find out if Tyler Thornburg can actually be a productive member of the Red Sox' bullpen has been put on the hold. The reliever was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday morning with a right hip impingement. He was replaced on the 25-man roster by Travis Lakins. "Before...
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Rob Bradford
May 23, 2019 - 9:22 am
The Stanley Cup Finals will get baseball fans home a little earlier Wednesday night. The Red Sox announced they are adjusting the time for first-pitch against the Indians due to Game 2 of the tilt between the Bruins and St. Louis Blues. The following is what the Red Sox released Thursday morning:...
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Rob Bradford
May 23, 2019 - 1:30 am
TORONTO -- The long hours had drifted into the next day with Alex Cora and his players just wanting to get back to the hotel as fast as possible. It was hard to blame them. Not only were the Red Sox staring at another tilt with the Blue Jays 12 hours down the road, but there was the task of using...
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Ryan Hannable
May 22, 2019 - 4:06 pm
On Wednesday afternoon, Marcus Stroman appeared to take issue with Red Sox manager Alex Cora as a result of what happened in Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays. "I was telling (home plate umpire) Alan (Porter), if he's going to get on our guys, get on him," Cora said after the game. "It's the...
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Rob Bradford
May 22, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Things got interesting between Alex Cora and Marcus Stroman Wednesday afternoon. After the Red Sox' loss to the Blue Jays Tuesday night the Red Sox manager addressed why he complained to home plate umpire Alan Porter , explaining that he had taken issue to Stroman quick-pitching Michael Chavis...
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Rob Bradford
May 22, 2019 - 9:41 am
TORONTO -- Different sports. Exactly the same message. That was the takeaway from Zdeno Chara's poignant lesson regarding how young players should be treated. These were the words of a leader. It just so happened it was in a hockey locker room, being uttered by a hockey player. But listening to...
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Rob Bradford
May 21, 2019 - 10:25 pm
TORONTO -- It really didn't seem a whole lot of emphasis was being put on Tuesday night's game in and around Rogers Centre. Most of the talk pregame was almost exclusively regarding the Victoria Day controversy, leading Jays general manager Ross Atkins to devote virtually an entire press conference...
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