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Rob Bradford
April 27, 2019 - 5:49 pm
The differences between the NFL and MLB Drafts are too many to mention. Put it this way: Major League Baseball will never be able to fill the streets of Nashville to announce the first picks of their event, and for good reason. Go down the list. Few have seen these baseball prospects play. It might...
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Rob Bradford
April 26, 2019 - 6:43 pm
Josh Smith's Red Sox debut will have to wait. The pitcher was scheduled to make his first major league appearance since 2017 but due to rain he will most likely be making his next appearance with Triple-A Pawtucket. Due to inclement weather, Friday night's game between the Red Sox and Rays was...
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Rob Bradford
April 26, 2019 - 5:48 pm
When it comes to Michael Chavis the Rays weren't caught off guard. And they feel like they won't be this time either. It was the infielder's first major league at-bat last Saturday night that Chavis supplied one of the biggest hits of the Red Sox' win over Tampa Bay, lining a ninth-inning double...
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Rob Bradford
April 26, 2019 - 9:19 am
There is no instruction manual for how a 27-year-old is to live life after signing a contract that will pay him $120 million. And don't think the uncertainty didn't cross Xander Bogaerts' mind. "I was curious how I might feel," Bogaerts told WEEI.com "I didn’t know." Fair enough. Bogaerts had...
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Rob Bradford
April 25, 2019 - 5:09 pm
The biggest news that came out of the Red Sox' win over the Tigers Wednesday night was how Eduardo Rodriguez learned his new and improved slider. That was because of who taught the Sox starter his new pitch, second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Meeting with the media prior to Thursday's series finale...
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Mike Cratty
April 25, 2019 - 2:48 pm
The Red Sox have won four of their last six games and have at least offered a glimpse at a possible turnaround. Their recent sweep of the first-place Tampa Bay Rays was a good sign, although they then followed it up with two losses to the Tigers before winning on Wednesday. One player who deserves...
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Rob Bradford
April 25, 2019 - 12:23 am
Alex Cora noticed the difference: Eduardo Rodriguez was throwing a whole lot of sliders. "He’s good. We know the stuff, everybody knows it. Velocity, location, the change-up. He actually threw a lot of sliders early in the game," said the Red Sox manager after his team's 11-4 win over the Tigers. "...
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Rob Bradford
April 24, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Remember Anderson Espinoza? He was the Red Sox' top pitching prospect who Dave Dombrowski shipped to San Diego in exchange for Drew Pomeranz before the 2016 non-waiver trade deadline. While Pomeranz is gone from the Red Sox, pitching for San Francisco, it hasn't exactly worked out as planned for...
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Rob Bradford
April 24, 2019 - 2:44 pm
After notching his first career home run Tuesday Michael Chavis is getting another chance Wednesday. With righty Tyson Ross on the mound for the Tigers Chavis will start at second base. Here is the Sox lineup with Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound for the hosts: Andrew Benintendi LF Mookie Betts RF...
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Rob Bradford
April 24, 2019 - 8:25 am
It was one of Michael Chavis' welcome to the big leagues moments. The rookie already had his first major league hit -- managed one day before at Tropicana Field -- when the spotlight of being a member of the Red Sox hit home in a completely different manner. Chavis' religious beliefs and approach...
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