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Rob Bradford
February 14, 2019 - 8:43 am
Of the Red Sox storylines coming into spring training, Chris Sale's contract is at the top of the list. That's why when the Red Sox' ace sat down with the Mut & Callahan Show at JetBlue Park Thursday morning talk turned to Sale's approach regarding a new deal. "I’ve got one thing to worry about...
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Alex Cora
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John Tomase
February 13, 2019 - 4:34 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox won 108 games last year and then romped to a World Series title. Manager Alex Cora believes they can be better. How is that, you ask? Allow him to explain. Making his first comments of spring training as pitchers and catchers began workouts, Cora laid out clear areas...
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Chris Sale
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John Tomase
February 13, 2019 - 1:39 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The best free agents in baseball remain unsigned, but the one that really burns Red Sox ace Chris Sale is former teammate Craig Kimbrel. The seven-time All-Star closer remains a man without a team as spring training begins, and Sale has a theory why: tanking. With a number of...
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Boston Red Sox spring training
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WEEI
February 13, 2019 - 12:49 pm
Baseball is back! The Red Sox officially opened spring training on Wednesday with the first official pitchers and catchers workout. Check out some photos from the day in the slideshow above. Dave Dombrowski addressed the media Wednesday as well, and said he's happy with the Sox' bullpen options ...
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John Tomase
February 13, 2019 - 11:40 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Dave Dombrowski admits he's old-fashioned. He likes having a closer. Whether that man will be Craig Kimbrel or not remains to be seen. Dombrowski reiterated on Wednesday that he's happy with the internal options to replace Kimbrel, an All-Star closer who remains unsigned as...
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Win, dance, repeat.
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John Tomase
February 12, 2019 - 3:22 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- You may have thought Jackie Bradley's 2018 was pretty great defensively. He won a Gold Glove and seemingly made two highlight reel catches a week. Bradley has a different take. "Last year was probably, maybe my worst, in my mind," Bradley said outside JetBlue Park on Tuesday,...
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Rob Bradford
February 11, 2019 - 11:52 am
Consider this a preemptive strike. I'm headed down to Fort Myers in the coming days, but until then I am basking in the glow of my colleagues' attempts at bringing spring training to life via photos on Twitter. There is a very real reason this is done. People actually like to consume images of...
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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
February 09, 2019 - 10:39 am
The Yankees evidently aren't messing around. After an offseason in which they traded for starting pitcher James Paxton, and signed both shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and relievers Adam Ottavino and Zach Britton, New York is reportedly one of the teams which continue to make a run at free agent Manny...
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WEEI
February 08, 2019 - 12:46 pm
The following is a statement by Nick Francona, son of former Red Sox and current Indians manager Terry Francona. It is in response to an investigation conducted by Major League Baseball regarding Francona's time with the Los Angeles Dodgers. For more on the situation Francona is responding to,...
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