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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
10/06/2009 - 12:13am
The legend of Daniel Bard was born three years ago at this time. A first-round pick in the 2006 draft, Bard made his professional debut in the Florida Instructional League. And there, the young pitcher made heads turn.
Alex Speier
10/05/2009 - 12:49pm
The 2009 regular season is now in the books, meaning that it’s time to fling some hardware — or at least to pretend to fling it, since no one on our panel of esteemed WEEI.com staffers is a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Alex Speier
10/05/2009 - 2:33am
If power pitchers thrive in October, then no one is better positioned than the Red Sox to make hay in the postseason.
Alex Speier
10/04/2009 - 2:08am
In all likelihood, when the Division Series against the Angels opens this week, Jon Lester will be the Game 1 starter for the second straight season.
Alex Speier
10/02/2009 - 2:23am
In the final two months of 2008, Jason Bay had to answer question after question.
Alex Speier
10/01/2009 - 2:44am
The Red Sox have always been a big-picture team, and so it comes as little surprise that team officials were frank in their assessment of the rest of the regular season.
Alex Speier
09/30/2009 - 4:24am
For a while, it seemed that everything had vacated the premises at Fenway Park. The buzz, the fans, the players — everything was gone.
Alex Speier
09/28/2009 - 2:29am
NEW YORK — As the Yankees streamed onto the field from the clubhouse, the bullpen and the dugout to celebrate their first division title since 2006, several members of the Red Sox remained behind in the dugout to
Alex Speier
09/27/2009 - 8:05am
NEW YORK – Moral victories are rarely as satisfying as actual ones.
Alex Speier
09/26/2009 - 7:28am
NEW YORK — It wasn't hard to conjure the worst-case scenario.
Alex Speier
09/25/2009 - 4:00am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “You know what they say about lions?”
Alex Speier
09/24/2009 - 3:50am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Josh Beckett arrived in Boston, the questions were not about his talent.
Alex Speier
09/23/2009 - 4:57am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — From the standpoint of the Red Sox’ postseason plans, the most important outing of Tuesday night may not have been that of starter Paul Byrd.
Alex Speier
09/22/2009 - 12:51am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Allard Baird will not be rooting for Zack Greinke to win on Tuesday.
Alex Speier
09/22/2009 - 12:50am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Allard Baird will not be rooting for Zack Greinke to win on Tuesday.
Alex Speier
09/15/2009 - 8:22am
For the second straight season, Kevin Youkilis has performed at a level that should place him in conversations about the top players in the American League. And yet somehow his name rarely gets recognized among baseball’s elite.
Alex Speier
09/12/2009 - 2:49am
Knowledge is not water-soluble.
Alex Speier
09/11/2009 - 10:09am
Billy Wagner thought about using his no-trade clause to torpedo a deal to the Red Sox.
Alex Speier
09/09/2009 - 2:55am
The Red Sox have endured plenty of criticism for offseason acquisitions that failed to pan out. Most notably, neither John Smoltz nor Brad Penny lived up to the expectations that accompanied their signings. Both pitchers struggling so spectacularly that they were simply released.
Alex Speier
09/08/2009 - 2:40am
Even in defeat, the progress was obvious.
Alex Speier
09/05/2009 - 2:11am
Paul Byrd’s first outing with the Red Sox was unbelievable. His second bordered on unwatchable. 
Alex Speier
09/04/2009 - 2:48am
The hottest hitter on the Red Sox was not in the lineup on Thursday. It didn’t show. 
Alex Speier
09/01/2009 - 2:48am
It’s a small thing, and Jon Lester insists that it does not bother him. But he does notice.
Alex Speier
08/31/2009 - 1:21am
Because he is Roy Halladay, he is held to a different standard that would seem unfair were it not for the fact that the Blue Jays ace measures himself by a bar that most pitchers cannot reach. As such, a few ordinary starts can serve as cause for alarm in the world of the 32-year-old.
Alex Speier
08/30/2009 - 2:20am
For the first half of the season, it seemed as if Clay Buchholz might never find a way into the Red Sox rotation. Now, he is a pitcher whom the Red Sox cannot do without.


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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. 13: The m…

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 13: The man who the Red Sox got for Clay Buchholz

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox minor league infielder Josh Tobias, the player the organization got in exchange for Clay Buchholz. Tobias, as it turns out, may be one of the most interesting players in Red Sox camp, not only offering great stories about finding out about the trade, but explaining his interest in space, books and UFOs.

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.

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- Garoppolo staying wi…

K&C- Garoppolo staying with the Patriots; Trenni likes paying taxes 3-1-17

Hour 4. More on the news that Garoppolo is staying with New England. Trenni says she likes paying taxes.

K&C- Albert from RI informs K&C that his wife is leaving him 3-1-17

Albert calls and has some bad news.

K&C- Kirk is upset with management; Schefter reports Garoppolo will stay with the Patriots 3-1-17

Hour 3. Kirk is upset with some of the decisions being made. Breaking news: Schefter reports that Garoppolo won't be traded.

OMF - Adam Schefter talks…

OMF - Adam Schefter talks about his report that the Patriots will not trade Jimmy Garoppolo 3-1-17

Adam Schefter of ESPN calls in to talk to Glenn, Lou and Christian about his report from this morning that said the Patriots will not be trading Jimmy Garoppolo,

OMF - Chips in the footballs, and Mike Mayock loves Patriots backup QB's, 2-28-17

The NFL is putting microchips in the footballs, but not for the reasons you think. Mike Mayock is high on Jimmy Garoppolo. Also, if the Pats don't sign Dont'a Hightower, what are they going to do with all that cap space?

OMF - Glenn and Lou fight over what type of big man helps win NBA games, 2-28-17

Lou is ready to hate Al Horford for his consistently crappy stat line, and thinks someone who gets 10-12 rebounds a night would be more helpful. Glenn brings up Dwight Howard and DeMarcus Cousins as reasons why he's wrong.

Patriots do not use franc…

Patriots do not use franchise tag on Dont'a Hightower and he will test the free agent waters

Dale, Michael and Keefe discuss the Patriots declining to use the franchise tag on star Linebacker Dont'a Hightower, and whether that means he's as good as gone, or if the Patriots still have a shot at retaining him.

Should the Bruins be buyers, sellers or just stand pat at Thursday's deadline?

Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss the Bruins needs and whether or not they should be acquiring or trading away players or assets at the deadline given their better play of late.

Would the Patriots kick the tires on Adrian Peterson?

Now that Minnesota is releasing him, would the Patriots take a look at Adrian Peterson or is he not a fit here? We discuss.

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.

The Real K&C – Trenni d…

The Real K&C – Trenni dates, vinyl gifts & huge packages 3-1-17

Ken Laird and Chris Curtis plunge into March recapping Tuesday & Wednesday editions of Kirk & Callahan

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 13: The man who the Red Sox got for Clay Buchholz

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox minor league infielder Josh Tobias, the player the organization got in exchange for Clay Buchholz. Tobias, as it turns out, may be one of the most interesting players in Red Sox camp, not only offering great stories about finding out about the trade, but explaining his interest in space, books and UFOs.

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?

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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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.

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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- Pete vs Reimer; Is G…

K&C- Pete vs Reimer; Is Gronk genuine?; Celtics lose, Isaiah’s streak ends 2-28-17

Hour 1. Gerry is joined by Alex Reimer and Pete Sheppard. Pete and Alex battle it out. Alex doesn't think Gronk's act is genuine. The Celtics lost and Isaiah is being shut down by opposing teams.

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