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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
07/27/2009 - 1:45am
Let’s get this out of the way first: the Red Sox have not entertained the notion of removing John Smoltz from the rotation, and Smoltz is not entertaining the notion of retiring.
Alex Speier
07/24/2009 - 4:31am
For those New Englanders who believe in the notion of a Red Sox Nation, July 24 must be considered the culture’s independence day. From a symbolic standpoint, it was five years ago today that Red Sox history altered irrevocably. On July 24, 2004, the Red Sox claimed perhaps the most important regular-season win in franchise history.
Alex Speier
07/20/2009 - 1:09am
The phrase is becoming almost redundant: bad day for the Red Sox leadoff hitter.
Alex Speier
07/15/2009 - 2:22pm
Alex Speier
07/14/2009 - 3:35am
ST. LOUIS – It’s coming. The All-Star Game marks not merely the end of baseball’s first half, but also the beginning of the most fevered stretch of the trade and rumor season. Multiple executives have suggested that in the days following this year’s All-Star break, they expect a logjam to break.
Alex Speier
07/13/2009 - 1:32am
Few free agents in major-league history have ever offered the kind of value on the dollar of Tim Wakefield.
Alex Speier
07/08/2009 - 1:57am
Josh Beckett did not speak like a man amidst the greatest run of his pitching career. His statements were riddled with self-criticism as he attempted to offer praise to anyone but himself.
Alex Speier
07/06/2009 - 2:14am
For Tim Wakefield and most of the raft of six Red Sox who will head to St. Louis next week, selection for the All-Star game represented validation for a season of excellence.
Alex Speier
07/04/2009 - 2:29am
In some respects, sentiment now offers Tim Wakefield’s best shot at making the All-Star team.
Alex Speier
07/02/2009 - 3:59pm
Here are the car keys…and $3 million.
Alex Speier
07/01/2009 - 1:37pm
Fifty draft picks ... and not a single Scott Boras client among them.
Alex Speier
06/30/2009 - 2:41am
Red Sox manager Terry Francona waited as long as he could. But in the end, there was little choice.
Alex Speier
06/28/2009 - 2:34am
Roger Clemens is on notice. Cy Young, too.
Alex Speier
06/27/2009 - 3:38am
Remember when Josh Beckett was 2-2 with a 7.22 ERA? That’s OK -- no one else does, either.
Alex Speier
06/24/2009 - 6:04am
The way Jason Bay describes it, his job description is simple.
Alex Speier
06/23/2009 - 10:20am
There are plenty of terms used to describe the baseball operations offices of the Boston Red Sox. Few are flattering.
Alex Speier
06/21/2009 - 5:03am
This is why the Red Sox stockpiled a pitching surplus.
Alex Speier
06/19/2009 - 8:54am
The return of Hanley Ramirez to Fenway Park was hardly spectacular. During a three-game series with the Marlins, the superstar shortstop collected just two hits in 10 at-bats with a pair of walks and a pair of strikeouts.
Alex Speier
06/18/2009 - 3:04am
It was well and good to be called “a tough kid” by Terry Francona, but really, the Red Sox manager’s credentials to make that call only go so far.
Alex Speier
06/17/2009 - 5:48am
In the bottom of the sixth, David Ortiz took a hellacious hack at a 91 mph fastball from Marlins reliever Burke Badenhop, fouling it straight back and narrowly missing a chance to send a ball into orbit.


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