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Rob Bradford
August 19, 2019 - 8:53 am
The Red Sox won Sunday. They swept the Orioles. There were still plenty of sad trombones to go around. The guy David Dombrowski signed up to be the top-of-the-rotation ace for the next five years, Chris Sale, was packing his bags to visit Dr. James Andrews. Another pitcher the Sox were counting on...
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Rob Bradford
August 18, 2019 - 8:00 am
This is what we know when it comes to Chris Sale ... - He is on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation. - He didn't notify the Red Sox of the discomfort until Friday, with the belief that the issue didn't exist prior to Tuesday's outing. "I mean there's no question this happened...
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Rob Bradford
August 16, 2019 - 11:03 pm
If the Red Sox were cruising through life on top of the world -- like, say, a year ago -- this 9-1 win over the Orioles would be met with a gigantic postgame yawn. But August has brought this team the need for desperation, and when that comes rolling around there is no such thing as meaningless...
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Rob Bradford
August 16, 2019 - 4:56 pm
It was a sign of the times. BOS Bullpen Left 41-Chris Sale The Red Sox lineup card usually doesn't list starters within the group of relievers on the lineup card distributed throughout the press box, but there Sale's name was. As it turned out the listing was a slip-up and all signs pointed to a...
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Mookie Betts, Red Sox
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Gabby Guerard
August 15, 2019 - 12:13 pm
With Mookie Betts being eligible for free agency following the 2020 season, his contract negotiations with the Red Sox have become topic of interest . The Globe’s Alex Speier -- author of the recently-released book "Homegrown" -- sat down with Rob Bradford on The Bradfo Sho to share some insight as...
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Jim Hackett
August 15, 2019 - 9:59 am
So the Red Sox went into Cleveland and took two out of three from the playoff-bound Indians. Are you buying in? Let me make myself perfectly clear, I most certainly am not. As the pudgy 70’s pop singer Meatloaf once crooned, "Two out of three ain't bad" but losing 12 out of 17 is and that’s exactly...
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Rob Bradford
August 14, 2019 - 4:29 pm
The universal thought when it comes to playing postseason baseball is that a team has to prioritize digging in for a few weeks and what they hope are 11 wins. Alex Cora has extended the usual timetable by a few months. As far as the Red Sox' manager is concerned, his team is right in the heart of...
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Rob Bradford
August 14, 2019 - 8:05 am
With the Red Sox' postseason chances dwindling, Mookie Betts' future has become one of the bigger storylines surrounding the Red Sox these days. So when The Athletic's Peter Gammons threw in one paragraph quoting an unnamed Red Sox executive on the topic it raised some eyebrows. Gammons wrote: Is...
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Rob Bradford
August 14, 2019 - 7:24 am
Before Tuesday night's game in Cleveland, Alex Cora smartly wouldn't fully commit to his plan for Wednesday's starter. But he did make clear what his intentions were: starting Nathan Eovaldi. "We’ll see what happens today but if we don’t have to use Nate, he’s going to start tomorrow," Cora told...
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Rob Bradford
August 14, 2019 - 6:30 am
It would seem to be a good time to appreciate what we're seeing in Rafael Devers. Tuesday night the Red Sox third baseman offered the latest punctuation on what has been his breakthrough season, doing so in historic fashion. He became the first player in major league history to collect six hits,...
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