Ryan Brasier

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Rob Bradford
February 11, 2019 - 10:23 am
Could Ryan Brasier end up being the Red Sox' closer? Sure. He's done it in minor leagues and certainly offered the potential to fill the role last season. But when it comes to the righty reliever's true value, obsessing over the ninth inning might be a misstep. Bullpens need guys who don't mind...
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Rob Bradford
January 11, 2019 - 12:04 pm
Why not? That was the reaction Steve Peck had when word came down from the Red Sox' front office that a blast from the past was holding a workout about 25 minutes from the scout's Phoenix-area home. Peck remembered Ryan Brasier, although it had been a few years. "I remember getting the email and...
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Rob Bradford
November 01, 2018 - 4:06 pm
The Craig Kimbrel question isn't coming out of the blue. Kimbrel has always figured to be one of the tougher decisions when he hits the free agent market, which will be in the coming weeks. He's a closer who is likely in line to set a record for largest contract given to a player at his position,...
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Alex Reimer
October 17, 2018 - 12:23 pm
As the Red Sox marched towards their franchise-record 108 wins this season, attention kept shifting back towards Dave Dombrowski, who was being prematurely blamed for a playoff collapse well before the calendar flipped to October. The Red Sox led the league in runs scored and feature a starting...
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Rob Bradford
October 13, 2018 - 10:54 am
Exactly one week from the first day of this American League Championship Series between the Red Sox and Astros Ryan Brasier was spending his morning and afternoon trying to come to grips with what had happened the night before. That Friday night Brasier was introduced to postseason baseball. "I don...
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John Tomase
October 07, 2018 - 12:39 pm
Letters to Cleo frontwoman and Dorchester native Kay Hanley was issued a challenge on Twitter on Saturday night after noting that Ryan Brasier's exhortation to Gary Sanchez to, "Get the (bleep) in the box," was her, "new favorite euphemism for everything." The challenge? Write a song about it...
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John Tomase
October 07, 2018 - 1:15 am
Ryan Brasier was part of the problem in Friday's Game 1 because he didn't attack the Yankees and pitch with conviction. Neither was an issue in Saturday's Game 2. Just ask Gary Sanchez. The Yankees catcher may have been the star of New York's series-evening 6-2 victory with a pair of mammoth home...
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John Tomase
October 06, 2018 - 2:23 am
Uh, are we supposed to survive 10 more games of this? On Friday night, the Red Sox won Game 1 of the American League Division Series with a 5-4 nail-biter over the Yankees that felt kinda like a loss by the time the middle relievers were done leaving their foul imprint on the game. Things got so...
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Rob Bradford
September 23, 2018 - 2:18 pm
The Craig Kimbrel conversation isn't an easy one. The Red Sox closer has certainly exhibited his value since coming over from San Diego prior to the 2016 season. (By the way, the centerpiece of that trade from the Padres' perspective, Manuel Margot, hasn't exactly torn it up. In 134 games this year...
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Rob Bradford
September 18, 2018 - 10:21 pm
NEW YORK -- The Red Sox are going to win the American League East. Up until about 9:38 p.m. Tuesday night that's what everyone was talking about when it came to this team. But with 15 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes until what will be their first postseason game Alex Cora's team was left to replace...
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