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Trade deadline takeaways on thinking big, Aroldis Chapman, and Cole Hamels

John Tomase  |  07/31/2015 - 11:03pm EST

Takeaways from the trade deadline, now that it's officially in the past . . . 1. The Red Sox at least thought big At the trade deadline in 2009, the Red Sox made a monster offer to the Mariners in an attempt to land ace Felix Hernandez. Depending on whom you believe, they made about a dozen players available and told the Mariners they could choose five, with such notables as Clay Buchholz, Daniel Bard, Justin Masterson, and outfielder Josh Reddick on the list. Seattle declined. Could the Red Sox have made a similar offer for Oakland's Sonny Gray? A big league source familiar with their thinking wouldn't name names of potential targets, but said they, "threw a couple of things out there." With the Sox in the market for a young ...

Red Sox used to be in middle of deadline action, as Justin Masterson, Adam ...

John Tomase  |  07/31/2015 - 1:00am EST

As one of the most exciting trade deadlines in years passes with the Red Sox sitting in the bleachers like a bunch of forlorn dodgeballers, it's worth remembering how routinely they used to find themselves in the middle of the action. We're not even talking about last year, when Jon Lester and Co. departed in a depressing purge. We're talking Scott Williamson in 2003, the Nomar stunner in 2004, Eric Gagne in 2007 (can't win 'em all), or Manny for Jason Bay in 2008. And then there's 2009. The Red Sox went for broke that July, and two of the players involved in two of the more interesting transactions in recent team history were at Fenway Park on Thursday. Right-hander Justin Masterson has returned, but six years ago, he was a 24-year-old ...

Dustin Pedroia trying to manage through more tough times

Rob Bradford  |  07/31/2015 - 12:50am EST

The season is weighing on Dustin Pedroia. Make that seasons. What had been an aberration has become the norm for the second baseman, but the feeling hasn't any more palatable. First five seasons: four postseason appearances. Last four years: trending toward three last-place finishes. And now comes the non-waiver trade deadline where he has to watch another roster cleansing. This wouldn't seem to be what he thought the second baseman was signing up for when inking an eight-year, $110 million extension in the middle of the 2013 season. Yet Pedroia isn't looking for an escape hatch. Instead he's digging in. "I'm a Red Sox. I got drafted by the Red Sox. I want to play for one team," he said. "I'm not giving up on anybody. I believe ...

Ownership voices support of Bruins' moves, of course

DJ Bean  |  07/31/2015 - 12:13am EST

Part of this week’s Winter Classic announcement was a post-press conference feeding frenzy for the hockey media. Reporters from Boston and our neighbors to the north were free to swarm the likes of Gary Bettman, Cam Neely, Patrice Bergeron and the Jacobs family, among others, and fill their recorders with days’ worth of material. With both Jeremy Jacobs and Charlie Jacobs speaking, the past and present Bruins bosses were able to give their assessments of the job the Cam Neely administration has done since canning Peter Chiarelli. In the least-surprising development of a very surprising summer, they gave rave reviews. Unlike seemingly everyone who has observed this offseason, the Jacobs were left with zero questions with the moves ...

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07/31/2015 - 12:50am

The season is weighing on Dustin Pedroia. Make that seasons. What had been an aberration has become the norm for the second baseman, but the feeling hasn't any more palatable. First five seasons: four postseason appearances. Last four years: trending toward three last-place finishes. And now comes the non-waiver trade deadline where he has to watch ... more »

07/31/2015 - 11:03pm

Takeaways from the trade deadline, now that it's officially in the past . . . 1. The Red Sox at least thought big At the trade deadline in 2009, the Red Sox made a monster offer to the Mariners in an attempt to land ace Felix Hernandez. Depending on whom you believe, they made about a dozen players available and told the Mariners they could choose ... more »

07/30/2015 - 5:50pm

FOXBORO — By the way he went about his business on Thursday, you’d never know Tom Brady was at the center of a continuing legal battle against the NFL commissioner. In the sweltering late July temps on the practice field behind Gillette Stadium, no one was hotter than the quarterback. While alternating reps with backup Jimmy Garoppolo ... more »

07/31/2015 - 12:13am

Part of this week’s Winter Classic announcement was a post-press conference feeding frenzy for the hockey media. Reporters from Boston and our neighbors to the north were free to swarm the likes of Gary Bettman, Cam Neely, Patrice Bergeron and the Jacobs family, among others, and fill their recorders with days’ worth of material. With both ... more »

01/29/2015 - 12:34am

"Tom Brady will never win another MVP. He's never going to play in another Super Bowl in New England. His best days are gone, and the days at a level right below his best days are gone. There will be flashes of the old form, but those will be outnumbered by what we've seen the last year and a half. It's only going to get worse for Brady and the ... more »

07/29/2015 - 7:14pm

FOXBORO -- The NFL is about to find out why you don't mess with the Kraft family. Especially not the patriarch. You don't double-cross Robert Kraft without some consequences. Old friend Roger Goodell crossed a line in the sand and there's no going back. Tom Brady took a cheap shot from the league well after the whistle and now the Patriots are fighting ... more »

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