John Tomase

John Tomase joins WEEI.com after nine years at the Boston Herald, including five as Red Sox columnist. A Mansfield native and Tufts grad, he has also written for the Sporting News, Baseball America, Pro Football Weekly, and Men's Fitness. He grew up on Steve Grogan, Ray Bourque, and Larry Bird, and will always believe Hagler beat Sugar Ray.

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    February 23, 2018 - 5:40 pm
    Another day, another lack of a J.D. Martinez introductory press conference. The Red Sox reached agreement on a five-year, $110 million agreement with Martinez on Monday and he visited JetBlue Park on Wednesday for a physical, but deal has still not been officially announced. Red Sox manager Alex...
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    Celtics guard Marcus Smart isn't much of a shooter.
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    February 23, 2018 - 12:17 pm
    By Danny Dragin With the NBA returning to action following the All-Star break, it's time for this week's installment of Danny Dragin's power rankings. The rankings didn't move much, since no one played last week, but let's get up to speed before the home stretch begins shortly. (Last week's rank in...
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    Alex Cora Stoneman Douglas High School hat
    Rob Bradford/WEEI.com
    February 23, 2018 - 10:53 am
    The Red Sox will wear caps honoring the shooting victims at Stoneman Douglas High School on Friday. Manager Alex Cora donned the cap, with its interlocking S and D, during his press conference before the Red Sox faced the Twins at JetBlue Park. Seventeen teachers and students were killed when a...
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    Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
    February 23, 2018 - 10:02 am
    Superstar big man Anthony Davis isn't exactly getting antsy in New Orleans, not with the Pelicans in the hunt for a Western Conference playoff berth even after the loss of DeMarcus Cousins. But his patience won't last forever, and for that he may have former Celtics champion Kevin Garnett to thank...
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    J.D. Martinez
    Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports
    February 22, 2018 - 4:20 pm
    The Red Sox have an announcement to make: They have no announcements to make. That means, for a second straight day, no introduction of J.D. Martinez, the free agent slugger who recently agreed to a five-year, $110 million contract. The Red Sox had converted the media dining room into a press...
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    Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
    February 22, 2018 - 11:51 am
    Spring training games start on Thursday afternoon against Northeastern. That means we've had a couple of weeks to get know new Red Sox manager Alex Cora. Before the NU game, he addressed a number of topics that helped shed further light on his managerial style. Here are some observations. -- He...
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    Christian Vazquez
    Thomas B. Shea/USA Today Sports
    February 21, 2018 - 9:49 am
    Christian Vazquez hates baseball's new rules designed to limit mound visits and keep catchers behind the plate. "I don't like it," the Red Sox catcher said on Wednesday. "It's too much change. They want to hurry up the game, but if I need to go 12 times for a mound visit, I need it, man. To change...
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