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Rob Bradford
June 17, 2019 - 9:09 pm
MINNEAPOLIS -- It was the first big salvo of the trading season in Major League Baseball. Edwin Encarnacion is now playing for the New York Yankees. But the question was whether or not the Red Sox had any interest in getting in the mix for the American League home run leader. Dave Dombrowski...
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Rob Bradford
June 15, 2019 - 9:11 pm
The rich just got a whole lot richer in the American League East. According to multiple reports, the division-leading Yankees are trading for Edwin Encarnacion, who leads the American League with 21 home runs. (New York catcher Gary Sanchez owns the second-most homers with 20.) The 36-year-old...
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Rob Bradford
June 02, 2019 - 8:51 am
NEW YORK -- The Red Sox are 9 1/2 games out of first place. If the playoffs started today they would be one game out of the Wild Card. After 58 games, they have lost as many games as they have won. Against the iron of the American League -- New York and Houston -- Alex Cora's team is a combined 2-8...
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Rob Bradford
May 31, 2019 - 11:15 pm
NEW YORK -- After the Red Sox' 4-1 loss to the Yankees Friday night Eduardo Nunez called his baserunning gaffe a rookie mistake. The problem is that 10-year veterans can't be making such missteps when their team is 8 1/2 games out of first-place and facing the division leaders. But that's exactly...
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Rob Bradford
May 31, 2019 - 9:38 pm
NEW YORK -- It was supposed to be one of the many perks of Chris Sale's existence. The lefty always beat the Yankees, particularly at Yankee Stadium. That narrative has officially been dented. For the second time this season Sale managed just a so-so outing at the home of the Yankees, this time...
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Rob Bradford
May 31, 2019 - 8:01 pm
NEW YORK -- The Red Sox first base depth just got even thinner. Steve Pearce was forced to exit the Red Sox' game against the Yankees Friday night prior to the bottom of the second inning due to back spasms. Taking his place at first base was Michael Chavis. Pearce was deemed day-to-day. The Red...
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Rob Bradford
May 30, 2019 - 6:28 pm
NEW YORK -- Before the Red Sox' series opener against the Yankees was rained out Thursday night, Aaron Judge -- one of New York's walking wounded -- could be found being put through his paces in the Yankee Stadium outfield. The image offered the reminder that the Yanks were going to get some key...
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Rob Bradford
April 18, 2019 - 9:25 am
As Nathan Eovaldi was cruising to the Yankees' lineup Wednesday night it struck me. No, it wasn't a sense of that all was suddenly right with the Red Sox' world with a starting pitcher actually living up to expectations. The feeling I couldn't shake was how mind-numbingly difficult it seemed to...
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Rob Bradford
April 18, 2019 - 7:14 am
Perhaps this is a hiccup. Maybe it is just part of an unpredictable process. But when it comes to Dustin Pedroia exiting Wednesday night's game against the Yankees in the second inning due to soreness in his left knee what is undeniable is this should be of some concern for the second baseman. For...
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Jim Hackett
April 18, 2019 - 6:27 am
Last week in this very space I wrote that though it may not be time to worry, concerns surrounding the Red Sox were very real. The column was merited at the time. Fast forward just one week and I’ll quote the great Jedi Master Yoda from the Empire Strikes Back: "Now, matters are worse." It is now...
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