rick porcello

Rick Porcello is a free agent
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Rob Bradford
December 08, 2019 - 9:18 am
The pitching market has already been active this offseason. Major League Baseball teams seem to be prioritizing two things heading into the upcoming Winter Meetings: Starting pitchers and catchers. That's been good news for more than a few free agents. Michael Pineda (2 years, $20 million), Kyle...
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Rob Bradford
September 26, 2019 - 8:09 am
ARLINGTON, Texas -- If you want to go by the numbers, go ahead. If Rick Porcello never pitches for the Red Sox again he will have started two fewer games than Jim Longborg and six more than Mike Torrez. Since arriving with the Sox his team has gone 98-69 in his starts, with Porcello combining for a...
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Rob Bradford
September 24, 2019 - 5:34 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Dave Dombrowski drafted Rick Porcello and then traded the pitcher. When given the chance to entertain a contract extension for the pitcher -- at what Porcello identified as a discounted rate -- the former Red Sox president of baseball operations decided to prioritize other...
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Alex Cora
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Nick Friar
September 20, 2019 - 11:16 pm
After making it to the postseason in each of the last three seasons, the Red Sox were officially knocked out of contention when the Indians beat the Phillies 5-2 on Friday. Should their pace and the Yankees’ maintain, this could be the furthest Boston has been from winning the division in a single...
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Rick Porcello
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Nick Friar
September 03, 2019 - 10:46 pm
The Red Sox entered Tuesday night’s game 5.5 games behind the Indians for the second Wild Card spot, six behind the Rays, who have the top spot. Both teams lost, to lesser opponents (White Sox and Orioles). But the Red Sox could not make up any ground, falling to the Twins 6-5. ( For a complete...
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Rob Bradford
August 11, 2019 - 6:53 am
Rick Porcello is a smart guy. As his manager Alex Cora often points out, the Red Sox pitcher is undoubtedly one of the club's bigger students of the game. Part of that is having a keen self-awareness, which was put on display after another uneasy start. Following the Red Sox' 12-4 loss to the...
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Rob Bradford
August 06, 2019 - 7:50 am
It's easy to overreact to one game in a baseball season. Monday night was a perfect example. The Red Sox break their eight-game losing streak by beating a Major League Baseball team (we think) called the Kansas City Royals, 7-5, at Fenway Park. The win coincided with all three of the teams the Sox...
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Rob Bradford
August 01, 2019 - 6:29 am
There's a lot that needs to be fixed at Fenway Park these days. Let's start with the television sets in the Red Sox' dugout. After giving up a run in the first inning of what would ultimately be an 8-5 Sox loss to the Rays Wednesday night, Rick Porcello could be seen briskly walking through the...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2019 - 11:56 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In many ways, there is no better representative of the Red Sox' lot in life than Rick Porcello. The expectations. The roller coaster of a season. The contract talk. And now the trade-deadline uncertainty. Welcome to the world of the Red Sox and the pitcher who may have a...
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Dave Dombrowski and Alex Cora
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Nick Friar
July 16, 2019 - 12:21 pm
The acquisition of Andrew Cashner looks like the answer to whether the Red Sox are going to be MLB Trade Deadline buyers or sellers. Boston’s shot at earning a Wild Card spot has only gotten more challenging with the A’s vying for position, the Indians currently set as second Wild Card team and the...
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