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John Tomase
December 13, 2018 - 10:27 am
Donald Trump's first two years in office have been marked by chaos, but Jose Canseco knows just the man to straighten things out as his new Chief of Staff: Jose Canseco. The former baseball slugger turned admitted steroid user turned amateur boxer turned C-list reality TV star turned political...
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Rob Bradford
December 13, 2018 - 6:57 am
Joe Kelly is moving on. According to a major league source, the reliever has agreed to a three-year deal with the Dodgers in the vicinity of $25 million. The Red Sox, Mets and White Sox were the chief competitors for Kelly's services. Kelly visited with Dodgers president Andrew Friedman for nearly...
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John Tomase
December 12, 2018 - 9:09 pm
Dave Dombrowski doesn't want to hear about any stinking title windows. Addressing reporters at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Dombrowski disagreed with the notion that the Red Sox' title window is closing. "I've never bought that," he said. "I've heard it before. When I was with Detroit I heard...
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Alex Reimer
December 12, 2018 - 11:12 am
Adam Ottavino, who has largely been an average relief pitcher during his career, says he would dominate Babe Ruth. He is absolutely right. In a podcast interview with MLB.com, the cocky right-hander says he thought he could strike out Ruth even while he was pitching in the minor leagues. “I...
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Ryan Hannable
December 11, 2018 - 10:54 pm
Albeit a small one, the Red Sox have made a move at the winter meetings. According to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe , the Red Sox have agreed to terms with veteran outfielder Gorkys Hernandez on a minor league deal. If he reaches the majors, he'd have a $1 million salary. Hernandez, 31, hit .234...
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Rob Bradford
December 11, 2018 - 9:25 pm
LAS VEGAS -- Since putting the World Series in the rearview mirror Alex Cora has repeatedly said the Red Sox aren't going to be resting on their laurels. Tuesday he offered perhaps the first example of the world champs turning the page. Meeting with the media at the MLB winter meetings Cora...
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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 11, 2018 - 2:50 pm
LAS VEGAS -- Two years ago it was Rich Hill, the journeyman lefty in his mid-30's, who had punctuated a remarkable comeback story by sitting in front of the assembled media at the MLB winter meetings to announce his three-year contract. Monday it was Nathan Eovaldi's turn. "It's hard to explain,"...
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Rob Bradford
December 11, 2018 - 2:28 pm
LAS VEGAS -- Eduardo Rodriguez swung through the MLB winter meetings Tuesday talking a whole lot of Fortnite (he was in town to play in an MLB-sponsored tournament for the video game) and a little baseball. But perhaps the most interesting topic that came up -- besides designating Joe Kelly, David...
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Alex Reimer
December 11, 2018 - 1:07 pm
Jess Mendoza’s presence on ESPN is only going to increase. The WorldWide Leader announced Tuesday it has re-signed Mendoza to a multi-year extension to remain on “Sunday Night Baseball.” In addition, Mendoza will make more studio appearances across ESPN’s various platforms. "Being in New York for...
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