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About Alex Speier

Before he joined WEEI.com, Alex covered the Red Sox for several New England and national publications, including the New Hampshire Union Leader, Boston Metro, Boston Herald and Baseball America. Alex graduated from Harvard, where he served as the captain of the debate team, an experience that has been of surprisingly little use in press boxes across the country.

 
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Alex Speier
07/14/2010 - 7:39am
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Now, with the All-Star break over, the season takes on a new tenor over the rest of the month. Teams will scurry to address their weaknesses in the trade market, but for the Red Sox, the issues of what to do between now and July 31 are tremendously complicated.
Alex Speier
07/12/2010 - 8:49am
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A year ago, the All-Star Futures Game represented the culmination of Casey Kelly’s remarkable first pro season as a pitcher.
Alex Speier
07/09/2010 - 8:46am
The baseball world understood that the Red Sox took a big right-handed college pitcher who would prove challenging to sign.
Alex Speier
07/05/2010 - 7:17am
The pair of All-Star nods merely confirms what had already become apparent. Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz are scratching the surface of extraordinary potential.
Alex Speier
07/03/2010 - 4:54am
It has been a stranger-than-fiction turn of events for Red Sox catchers, who have endured a startling succession of injuries that wiped out every big league ready depth option at a position.
Alex Speier
07/01/2010 - 6:42am
The notion that a pitcher “can’t get anyone out” is often thrown around, but rarely has it seemed so close to literal as with Manny Delcarmen over the past week.
Alex Speier
06/30/2010 - 10:04am
The line of demarcation is May 24.
Alex Speier
06/29/2010 - 7:39am
This Friday will mark the beginning of Major League Baseball’s annual period for signing amateur talent. It is open season for teams to sign players from Latin America, Asia and Europe who are over the age of 16.
Alex Speier
06/27/2010 - 7:41am
Perhaps Saturday was a sign of what the new reality facing the Red Sox.
Alex Speier
06/26/2010 - 8:16am
As Dustin Pedroia crumpled to the batter’s box dirt at AT&T Park, the spirits of the Red Sox also no doubt sank a bit with him.
Alex Speier
06/25/2010 - 11:06am
It was the hip all along. Discomfort in Mike Lowell’s surgically repaired right hip resulted in the corner infielder heading to the disabled list on Thursday. The move represented the latest derailment by the joint to the four-time All-Star’s 2010 season, but by no means the most dramatic.
Alex Speier
06/21/2010 - 2:36am
Red Sox first base coach Ron Johnson received an extraordinary Father’s Day gift on Sunday.
Alex Speier
06/21/2010 - 1:20am
A small change in the fates could have had Clay Buchholz on the mound on Sunday night pitching for the Dodgers instead of the Red Sox.
Alex Speier
06/19/2010 - 3:17am
In Boston, there was reason to believe in the promising future of Felix Doubront.
Alex Speier
06/17/2010 - 1:35am
It’s no secret. Jon Lester is on the short-list of the best left-handers in the game.
Alex Speier
06/16/2010 - 4:11am
It was just another night of pinball for the Red Sox.
Alex Speier
06/14/2010 - 10:42am
It has been an unusual string of events for the Red Sox medical team.
Alex Speier
06/12/2010 - 2:23am
It was a rare highlight moment for Mike Lowell.
Alex Speier
06/09/2010 - 10:44am
Anthony Ranaudo, the star pitcher from Louisiana State, had heard the same thing leading up to the draft as everyone else.
Alex Speier
06/08/2010 - 6:18am
This was a different sort of start to the draft for the Red Sox.
Alex Speier
06/07/2010 - 8:20am
It is, in the words of many of the industry’s executives, the most important event of the baseball calendar.
Alex Speier
06/06/2010 - 1:44am
BALTIMORE – They were, quite simply, the biggest outs of the game. And there was no question about who the Red Sox wanted to have in the game to handle them.
Alex Speier
06/05/2010 - 10:03am
BALTIMORE – Don’t expect to see Adrian Gonzalez in a Red Sox uniform anytime soon.
Alex Speier
06/05/2010 - 2:05am
BALTIMORE -- Clay Buchholz was back at the scene of the crime. It had been just over 10 months since the pitcher’s worst outing of the 2009 season took place at Camden Yards.
Alex Speier
06/02/2010 - 11:15pm
Forget for a moment the Tilt-A-Whirl that is a season of Daisuke Matsuzaka’s starts.


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