Xander Bogaerts

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Rob Bradford
September 23, 2019 - 11:24 am
(The following is an excerpt from the latest "The Sunday Baseball Column" which ran on Sept. 21.) Xander Bogaerts has a good chance at landing in the Top 10 in MVP balloting, which would be a first for the shortstop. It is a new existence that has him rethinking 2020. "Coming into this year for...
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Rafael Devers
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Nick Friar
September 21, 2019 - 10:32 pm
Mitch Moreland was almost the hero on Saturday, hitting his third home run of the series against the Rays. But the Red Sox, once again, let the game get away in the bottom of the 11th, losing 5-4 to Tampa Bay for the second time in as many days. Two other Red Sox hitters drove in the team’s other...
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Xander Bogaerts
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Scott McLaughlin
September 13, 2019 - 4:15 pm
Xander Bogaerts reached 30 home runs and 100 RBIs in Colorado a couple weeks ago, and those feats combined with his 50th double of the season Thursday night in Toronto gained him entry to an exclusive club. With that two-bagger, Bogaerts became the 20th player in Major League history with 30 home...
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Rob Bradford
September 13, 2019 - 8:17 am
Let's give Dave Dombrowski credit on this one. The former Red Sox President of Baseball Operations prioritized two players when talking contract extensions this past spring training: Chris Sale and Xander Bogaerts. There is plenty of criticism to go around when it comes to the idea of targeting...
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Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers
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Nick Friar
August 20, 2019 - 3:10 pm
Aside from its own struggles, part of the reason the Red Sox starting rotation has been frustrating this season is the offense has been as explosive as ever. While some of the usual suspects have done well, those who’ve taken a step forward have provided the biggest lift. Among them has been third...
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Rob Bradford
August 13, 2019 - 11:19 am
In a season that has seen so much go wrong for the Red Sox, this was something that prevented things from getting even worse. Xander Bogaerts agreeing to his contract extension has subtly become a hugely important piece of keeping some optimism in the Red Sox' corner going forward. If Bogaerts was...
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Amin Touri
July 28, 2019 - 4:49 pm
With the Red Sox winners of five of their last six and with a chance to complete a four-game sweep of the Yankees on Sunday night, Alex Cora had praise for his rotation's performance over the last week or so as the team claws back into the playoff hunt. Boston's starters have thrown a total of 43.1...
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Rob Bradford
July 26, 2019 - 7:13 am
Xander Bogaerts can do just about whatever he wants these days. That much should have been confirmed after the Red Sox' 19-3 win over the Yankees Thursday night. (For a complete recap, click here.) The shortstop knew his mother, cousin and Little League coach all were flying into Boston for the...
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Rob Bradford
July 25, 2019 - 7:47 pm
Xander Bogaerts offered some pretty powerful punctuation in the first inning of the Red Sox' series opener against the Yankees Thursday night. With Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka on the mound, Bogaerts launched his longest home run hit since the advent of StatCast, a 451-foot blast over the left-...
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Sam Cohn
July 18, 2019 - 10:31 am
Xander Bogaerts has stepped into the batter’s box 13 times in the Red Sox ' series against the Blue Jays this week and has racked up eight hits and three RBIs. Monday night, Bogaerts walked once and singled three times, helping Boston squeak by with a 10-8 victory in the series opener. The next...
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