Xander Bogaerts

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Rob Bradford
February 26, 2019 - 6:45 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Barring unforeseen circumstances, Xander Bogaerts won't get nearly the payday Nolan Arenado just reeled in. The Rockies third baseman bypassed the chance to become a free agent this fall by signing an eight-year, $260 million deal. (The contract reportedly has an opt-out after...
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John Tomase
February 21, 2019 - 8:40 am
Here's a tale as old as No, No, Nanette: you can't pay everyone. Even baseball's highest payroll isn't limitless, and Red Sox owner John Henry made it clear on Monday that he won't run the Red Sox as a loss leader. "We have free agency in baseball," Henry said. "We have a lot of young players who...
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Xander Bogaerts grand slam
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John Tomase
February 15, 2019 - 1:09 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- We've been discussing a contract extension for Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts since about 2013, which makes it strange that his impending free agency seems to be catching so many of us by surprise. Bogaerts is entering his final season of Red Sox control and could easily be...
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Rob Bradford
December 18, 2018 - 10:47 am
The Red Sox used to make a living off locking guys up early. Josh Beckett in 2006. Dustin Pedroia twice. Jon Lester. Kevin Youkilis. And on a much smaller scale, Christian Vazquez committed to his three-year deal with a club option that wiped out two years of arbitration-eligibility. It's also...
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John Tomase
December 11, 2018 - 4:48 pm
The Red Sox are reportedly entertaining trade offers for Rick Porcello, Xander Bogaerts, and Jackie Bradley Jr. in an effort to clear salary from the game's highest payroll, according to a report from USA Today's Bob Nightengale. Per Nightengale ( via Twitter ): "The Boston # Redsox , trying to...
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Rob Bradford
December 07, 2018 - 11:36 am
On the surface, the Nathan Eovaldi signing suggested the Red Sox were simply putting smiles back on the faces of all those players who won a World Series by keeping things intact. Steve Pearce is back, and now is one of the other postseason's heroes. But make no mistake about it, the Eovaldi...
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Ryan Hannable
October 24, 2018 - 2:28 am
When Eduardo Nunez came to Fenway Park on Tuesday, he was disappointed. When he left, he was the hero in the Red Sox’ 8-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series. Nunez was bummed not to get the start at third base against Clayton Kershaw even though he’s a right-handed hitter going up...
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Rob Bradford
October 19, 2018 - 5:13 am
HOUSTON -- Yes, Blake Swihart talked to his buddy Alex Bregman about his Instagram post. "He just said he wasn’t expecting it to be like that, the reaction," the Red Sox catcher said after his team wrapped up the American League Championship Series. "He was just trying to pump up the team. It’s...
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Aaron Halford
September 28, 2018 - 10:03 am
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts cemented himself among Major League Baseball's best offensive shortstops after setting career highs in home runs and RBIs on Wednesday. While Bogaerts has not received as much attention as Mookie Betts or J.D. Martinez, he has quietly put together one of the best...
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J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts
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John Tomase
September 26, 2018 - 5:52 pm
He's the forgotten star of the Red Sox, and make no mistake, he's a star. In Wednesday's opener against the Orioles, shortstop Xander Bogaerts set career highs in home runs (22) and RBIs (100) to pace a 19-3 blowout. The second number in particular catches the eye, since it makes him only the sixth...
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