The Mashup

December 02, 2008 - 9:07 am
The dust has cleared, and arbitration has been offered--or not--to free agents. There were a few stunners, among them the decision by the Phillies not to offer arbitration to Pat Burrell and the Diamondbacks' move not to offer arbitration to Adam Dunn . But none was more surprising than the Yankees...
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WEEI
December 02, 2008 - 4:45 am
It's now been three weeks since Evan Grant, a beat writer covering the Texas Rangers , made his fateful decision to leave Dustin Pedroia off the American League MVP Ballot. But he's not done talking about it...or, more accurately, he's not done being asked about it--among several other topics on...
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Rob Bradford
December 01, 2008 - 3:34 am
I'm bracing for a bizarre week. Besides the notion that the Baseball Winter Meetings are right around the corner, with this year's lobby loitering having the added oomph of blackjack tables thanks to the Las Vegas host site, I wake up to find that life does actually go on once you leave the Red Sox...
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Rob Bradford
November 28, 2008 - 9:26 am
As you've probably heard by now, the Red Sox have hired Tim Bogar away from the Rays to be their new first base coach. (Interesting topic for another day is the philosophy Bogar may carry when it comes to baserunning from his time with Tampa Bay.) The hire seems like a solid one, that is, of course...
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Rob Bradford
November 28, 2008 - 4:53 am
I had this whole story written about having to pull a rubber sticky hand toy out of my dog's back-side Thanksgiving morning (he ate it), but thought it wasn't really setting the right tone for the holiday season. Instead, let's focus on the day we get all those time-lapse photos of the Garden crew...
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Rob Bradford
November 27, 2008 - 4:05 am
OK, this might be two minutes, but it's worth it. Curt Schilling has posted the first of a two-parter reliving the Thanksgiving five years ago which changed quite a bit in Boston baseball. I know today is all about high school football (and seeing exactly how deceiving those Facebook photos of your...
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Rob Bradford
November 26, 2008 - 11:11 am
(Courtesy, who else, The Dino Radja Experience ) "He's a king!" utters our friend at the Podcast named after the cigarette-smoking walking 15-foot jump-shot. I'm glad that 1. Somebody appreciates Dino Radja's spot in Celtics lore; 2. That somebody wanted to interview him. Best part: The story about...
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Rob Bradford
November 26, 2008 - 10:10 am
I am going on the record right now as saying the best hidden gem of a blog in Boston is Nuggetpalooza. Gary from Chapel Hill brings it, even when he's talking about David Pauley, Bryan Corey, and Devern Hansack . Best part: Nobody breaks down 0-2 counts better than GFCH ... * -Â American League...
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Rob Bradford
November 26, 2008 - 9:57 am
Midday challenge: Can you add to this list of the NBA's ugliest? Â Best part: What happened to Robert Swift ? This is the guy Danny Ainge wanted to draft instead of Al Jefferson ? That, my friends, is your Kedrick Brown draft day payback.
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Rob Bradford
November 26, 2008 - 7:33 am
This isn't huge news -- the Dodgers standing pat on their offer to Manny Ramirez -- but it is interesting on a couple of levels. Best part: A baseball owner citing the economy when talking about a contract? Citing the unpredictable state of the economy, Dodgers owner Frank McCourt hinted Tuesday...
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