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Alex Reimer
January 16, 2019 - 11:11 am
It seems hard to believe, but the hyper-partisanship in Washington is only increasing, as the government shutdown continues to drag on over President Trump’s demands for his ill-conceived Border Wall –– or steel slat, or barrier, or structure, or whatever he’s calling it now. Despite that, Red Sox...
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Rob Bradford
January 11, 2019 - 12:23 pm
Mookie Betts isn't going to an arbitration hearing this time around. According to a major league source, the Red Sox and Betts have come to terms on a one-year deal worth $20 million. It is a record number for a player at this stage of arbitration, with Betts still having one more year of...
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Rob Bradford
January 11, 2019 - 12:04 pm
Why not? That was the reaction Steve Peck had when word came down from the Red Sox' front office that a blast from the past was holding a workout about 25 minutes from the scout's Phoenix-area home. Peck remembered Ryan Brasier, although it had been a few years. "I remember getting the email and...
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Will Middlebrooks
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John Tomase
January 11, 2019 - 11:05 am
Will Middlebrooks is calling it a career. According to the Boston Globe , Middlebrooks has decided to retire after a six-year career marred by injuries. Middlebrooks, 30, hit 17 home runs for the World Series champion Red Sox in 2013, but he never lived up to the promise suggested by his 2012 debut...
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Rob Bradford
January 10, 2019 - 10:29 am
You never know who is going to pop up on the Red Sox' roster at the most important times throughout the course of a season. That's why when the team releases its list of non-roster invitees to major league spring training it is wise to pay attention. Remember guys like Bobby Poyner, Marcus Walden...
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Alex Reimer
January 09, 2019 - 1:40 pm
Jonny Gomes will no longer be stating the obvious and mangling the English language on Red Sox telecasts. The region has suffered a true loss. The Diamondbacks announced Tuesday they’ve hired Gomes as an outfield and base running coordinator. That seems to be an odd role for somebody who was a...
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Rob Bradford
January 09, 2019 - 9:59 am
This isn't a news flash, but it is notable. When it comes to the Red Sox acquiring a closer, Dave Dombrowski isn't changing his tune. That became evident once again in the Sox' president of baseball operations' conversation with USA Today. "Craig (Kimbrel) did a great job for us, he’s a Hall of...
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John Tomase
January 08, 2019 - 4:05 pm
Chris Sale is the most dominant pitcher in baseball when he's healthy. And the slider is his most dominant pitch. Therefore, by the transitive property of baseball, it should come as no surprise that Sale's slider was voted baseball's nastiest pitch in a poll of players by MLB.com . Sale's slider...
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Rob Bradford
January 08, 2019 - 10:04 am
Within the last few days, the Red Sox' relief-pitching options would seem to have dwindled considerably. David Robertson has gone to Philadelphia, with Kelvin Herrera signing on with the White Sox. And, of course, the Yankees added to their list of game-enders with the inking of Zach Britton. So...
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Alex Reimer
January 07, 2019 - 3:07 pm
Another potential Red Sox bullpen target is off the board. The White Sox signed reliever Kelvin Herrera Tuesday to a two-year deal worth $18 million, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan . Closer Craig Kimbrel remains on the market. The Red Sox were tied to Herrera last season and had a deal for him at...
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