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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
06/02/2010 - 3:00am
Entering the 2010 season, several Red Sox players were viewed as potential engines for the offense.
Alex Speier
06/01/2010 - 3:00am
Through the early paces of 2010, it has been a different sort of season in the Red Sox farm system.
Alex Speier
05/30/2010 - 2:44am
In South Florida, history was happening.
Alex Speier
05/28/2010 - 4:00am
Daisuke Matsuzaka is now more than halfway through the six-year deal that he signed with the Red Sox prior to the 2007 season. And yet, somehow, he remains the source of absolute befuddlement.
Alex Speier
05/24/2010 - 3:47am
It was defined as a potentially pivotal portion of the season. The Red Sox were staring down the barrel of one of their most challenging stretches of 2010, facing a run of five straight teams that had emerged as early postseason contenders.
Alex Speier
05/22/2010 - 10:01am
Those looking for reassurance amidst John Lackey's struggles need not look far.   In 2009, Lackey had a 2-3 record and 5.06 ERA (nearly identical to his 2010 mark) through his first nine starts. Opponents were hitting .317/.371/.462/.832 against him.
Alex Speier
05/21/2010 - 3:18am
Perhaps this is the week that will be viewed as the turning point of the season for the Red Sox.
Alex Speier
05/20/2010 - 3:00am
On the two-year anniversary of Jon Lester’s no-hitter, Clay Buchholz paid appropriate homage to his teammate’s accomplishment.
Alex Speier
05/17/2010 - 1:38am
You might have heard something about the Red Sox’ run prevention blueprint this offseason. Thus far, it is failing in startling fashion.
Alex Speier
05/15/2010 - 4:54am
During spring training, one American League executive took stock of the growing interest in run prevention. He noted that it represented less a sea change in the game than an ongoing quest for bang for the buck.
Alex Speier
05/13/2010 - 2:00am
Day after day during the Red Sox’ 10-game homestand, the image would be repeated.
Alex Speier
05/12/2010 - 2:58am
The question was meant to be harmless, amidst a slew of other inquiries about Daisuke Matsuzaka’s outstanding outing.
Alex Speier
05/11/2010 - 3:44am
A year ago, the Red Sox’ season came to an abrupt halt because Jonathan Papelbon could throw just one pitch for a strike, and the Angels knew it. Papelbon lost his postseason air of invincibility when he blew a save against the Halos, getting hit hard en route to a three-run yield. The Angels sat on nothing but fastballs, and Papelbon complied.
Alex Speier
05/08/2010 - 3:00am
Josh Beckett could not recall an outing like it in his career. Nor could pitching coach John Farrell conjure such a meltdown by a pitcher with whom he has worked for four seasons.
Alex Speier
05/06/2010 - 2:43am
After 1,000 games as the Red Sox manager, one would think that there would be little to learn about Terry Francona. Apparently, that assumption is flawed.
Alex Speier
05/04/2010 - 3:38am
The spots were supposed to represent the heart of the Red Sox lineup, the segment of hitters whom opposing pitchers would dread facing the most.
Alex Speier
05/03/2010 - 5:00am
If the Red Sox now hope to leave their troubles behind and to vault themselves into contention, they will have to do so the hard way.
Alex Speier
05/01/2010 - 5:15am
Perhaps no player better epitomized the Red Sox’ first month than Adrian Beltre, a notion that received a final demonstration in the final contest of an April that the Sox concluded with a losing (11-12) record.
Alex Speier
04/21/2010 - 2:27am
Long before he inked his name in Red Sox historical annals for his starring role in a 7-6 walkoff win over the Rangers, Darnell McDonald had a memorable Fenway experience, and it had nothi
Alex Speier
04/20/2010 - 1:00am
This wasn’t supposed to happen.
Alex Speier
04/19/2010 - 12:00am
It was a day when the Red Sox played like a deeply flawed team.
Alex Speier
04/17/2010 - 2:56am
The conclusion seemed natural.
Alex Speier
04/16/2010 - 2:36am
The season may be too young to jump to conclusions about individual players, but it is not too soon to be reminded that 25 players aren’t enough to propel a team through a 162-game schedule.
Alex Speier
04/14/2010 - 2:08am
WARNING: All of the numbers presented here are absurdly skewed by virtue of the incredibly short sample.
Alex Speier
04/13/2010 - 1:21am
The questions, naturally, were about Jon Lester. How to explain the left-hander’s command struggles? Why does it always seem as if he is the victim of the seeing-eye, bad-luck hits? Why was is he off to another sputtering start in April?


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NFL SUNDAY...the final se…

NFL SUNDAY...the final segment of the year -- 2-5-17

Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.

Gabe Morency, Sports Rage TV and FNTSY Sports Net, joins NFL SUNDAY to go over the various props for Super Bowl 51 -- 2-5-17

Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.

Christian Fauria, from WEEI's OMF, joins NFL SUNDAY to give his thoughts on S.B. 51 -- 2-5-17

Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.

Danny Picard gives his th…

Danny Picard gives his thoughts on the Celtics, the incredible season Isaiah Thomas is having and potential trade opportunities for Boston -- 2-19-17

The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.

Pete Sheppard and Jerry Thornton discuss the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston in a trade -- 2-19-17

Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.

Late Night with Christian Arcand - Anna Horford makes her Boston radio debut 2-16-2017

Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 12: Dusti…

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 12: Dustin Pedroia predicts he will live until 100

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia to discuss the 33-year-old's longevity, his thoughts on Tom Brady's approach and what the real deal is when it comes to who is the leader in the Red Sox' clubhouse.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 11: Matt Barnes' 'Betances Project'

Rob Bradford talks with both Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes, and assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister, about the fascinating project the reliever undertook in the final month of 2016. Barnes explains how he, with the help of others, made a concerted effort to emulate Dellin Betances of the Yankees and how that exercise helped turn around the former No. 1 pick's season.

Rob Bradford joins Sheppard and Thornton live from sunny Ft Myers -- 2-19-17

Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.

Saturday Skate - Bruins a…

Saturday Skate - Bruins and the All-Star break

Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break

Saturday Skate - Firing Claude

Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian

SUNDAY SKATE with K&C's Ken Laird, Barstool Sports' Rear Admiral and WEEI's Ty Anderson -- It was a very good week for the Bruins-Are they turning things around? -- 1-15-17

Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.

K&C- The Kirk and Pete sh…

K&C- The Kirk and Pete show; Kim Jong-Un is crazy; Patriots would never pay someone like Antonio Brown 2-28-17

Hour 4. Sound from the first Pete and "Captain Kirk" show. Kim Jong-Un is has lethal chemical weapons. The Patriots would never give a receiver money like the Steelers did.

K&C- Who was the best flash guy in WEEI history?; Pete was an athletic specimen in high school; Girls wrestling in high school 2-28-17

Hour 3. Alex says Pete was a better flash guy than Mut. Pete was a great diver in high school.

K&C- Should Patriots place tag on Dont’a Hightower?; Headlines with Kirk; Alex and Gerry battle over Trump’s immigration policy 2-28-17

Hour 2. Gerry, Sheppard, and Reimer discuss if the Patriots should use the tag on Hightower. Trump grades his performance so far.

OMF - What to do with Jim…

OMF - What to do with Jimmy Garoppolo? Should the Pats franchise Hightower? 2-27-17

The deadline for NFL team's to use the franchise tag is Wednesday, and the guys discuss the future of Jimmy Garoppolo and Dont'a Hightower.

OMF - Fauria doesn't like MLB 'Rookie of the Year' qualifiers, 2-27-17

Andrew Benintendi is one of the favorites to win the AL Rookie of the Year award, despite playing in 35 games last year.

OMF - Rebounding is still the Celtics biggest issue, 2-27-17

Glenn, Lou and Christian recap the Celtics weekend and continue to lament the fact that Danny didn't get someone to help out on the boards.

Mohamed Sanu blames Lady …

Mohamed Sanu blames Lady Gaga for the Falcons Super Bowl loss

Dale and MIchael discuss Mo Sanu playing the blame game for the Super Bowl loss, plus other Super Bowl related topics... for instance, will the Falcons EVER get over that loss?

Exploring the options of trading or keeping Jimmy Garoppolo

Dale and Michael discuss the interest out there for Jimmy G, and whether the Patriots will move on from him.

Can the Bruins keep up the consistency under Cassidy?

Dale and Michael spend a good portion of the program discussing the Bruins. What are there chances going forward and what do they need to add?

Ep. 53: Glenn Ordway PT 2

Ep. 53: Glenn Ordway PT 2

Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.

Ep. 52: Glenn Ordway

Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.

Ep. 51: David Duchovny

Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.

SoccerCast - Chicharito t…

SoccerCast - Chicharito to the MLS?

Ben, Russ, and Alex talk about the decision by the Leicester City to dismiss Claudio Ranieri just months after winning the Premier League and if Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez will sign with the MLS this summer?

Sports Check Up - Ep. 9: Christian Fauria and Dr Gill discuss baseball season

Christian and Dr Gill talk about how baseball players need to stay in shape in the offseason, continuing maintenance during the season, and how Pablo Sandoval's health could be after missing nearly an entire season.

The Real K&C – Pudge on a plane, animated shorts & stone crab 2-27-17

Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap a K&C Monday with Alex Reimer joining the guys for a post-Oscar themed show

K&C- The greatest moment …

K&C- The greatest moment in Oscars’ history; Viola Davis’s speech; Gerry clarifies how he feels about Alex 2-27-17

Hour 1. Reimer joins Kirk and Gerry on the Monday after the Oscars. A mistake leads to the best moment in Oscars' history.

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Ep. 53: Glenn Ordway PT 2

Ep. 53: Glenn Ordway PT 2

Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.

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K&C- Dino joins Kirk and …

K&C- Dino joins Kirk and Gerry in Fort Myers 2-24-17

Dino reunites with the guys at spring training.

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K&C- Mack Beggs wins the …

K&C- Mack Beggs wins the Texas state girls wrestling title; Headlines with Kirk 2-27-17

Hour 2. Mack Beggs, a transgender boy, won the girls' wrestling title. Headlines with Kirk.

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