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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    Jayson Tatum
    Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports
    June 22, 2017 - 8:03 pm
    Jimmy Butler went to Minnesota. Kristaps Porzingis didn't go anywhere. Josh Jackson wasn't their man. So the Celtics stayed at No. 3 in Thursday's NBA draft and nabbed a player who has earned comparisons to franchise icon Paul Pierce by selecting Duke forward Jayson Tatum. "The feeling is just...
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    Shanna Lockwood/USA Today Sports
    June 19, 2017 - 12:22 am
    A new season begins today. On Sunday night, the Red Sox beat the Astros to move into a virtual first-place tie with the Yankees, who lost for the sixth straight game. For all of their travails -- injuries to pitchers David Price, Steven Wright, and Eduardo Rodriguez, Pablo Sandoval and the rotating...
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    Mookie Betts
    Winslow Townson (USA Today Sports)
    June 15, 2017 - 11:26 am
    The Red Sox made overtures to outfielder Mookie Betts about negotiating a long-term contract extension this winter, but Betts declined, according to a report on FanRag Sports . According to the report, Betts is comfortable playing on a series of one-year deals before reaching free agency in 2021...
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    Jackie Bradley produced the game-winning homer on Friday against the Tigers.
    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    June 09, 2017 - 10:48 pm
    Jackie Bradley Jr. is heating up. The Red Sox should ride the wave. At this time last year, Bradley had just completed a 29-game hitting streak that helped propel him to the All-Star Game. Though he's not producing at that level this time around, there's no question he has figured some things out...
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    Yankees first baseman Chris Carter (48) rounds the bases after hitting a three run home run against Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello on Wednesday. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports)
    June 07, 2017 - 10:01 pm
    Rick Porcello delivered just his second bad start of the season on Wednesday in an 8-0 loss to the Yankees. The two bad starts aren’t the problem. It’s that there’s only been one really good one. Thirteen turns into 2017, it’s clear that Porcello won’t be repeating the out-of-nowhere...
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    Red Sox starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz throws a pitch against the White Sox on Wednesday. (Mike DiNovo/USA Today Sports)
    May 31, 2017 - 11:11 pm
    Two starts ago, Drew Pomeranz appeared in danger of going the way of Wade Miley. The former Red Sox left-hander was the last pitcher to publicly feud with manager John Farrell in the middle of a mediocre start. That exchange, caught on camera in Baltimore, is all we remember of Miley’s short,...
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    Red Sox third baseman Deven Marrero is all smiles after his 3-run homer on Tuesday against the White Sox. (Patrick Gorski/USA Today Sports)
    May 31, 2017 - 12:05 am
    The Red Sox have spent the season almost continuously in flux. They lost David Price in spring training and then Steven Wright barely a month into the season. Pablo Sandoval went down in April. Hanley Ramirez has barely played the field. Brock Holt remains sidelined by vertigo. Jackie Bradley...
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    Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) celebrates after the Celtics beat the Cavaliers on Sunday. (Ken Blaze/USA Today Sports)
    May 22, 2017 - 2:12 am
    CLEVELAND — Now that’s the Marcus Smart we could get used to. Starting in place of injured point guard Isaiah Thomas, who will miss the rest of the postseason with a hip injury, Smart delivered the best game of his career, scoring 27 points, making seven 3-pointers, and setting up Avery Bradley for...
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