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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
10/01/2013 - 6:47am
There are still decisions to be made.
Alex Speier
09/29/2013 - 1:09am
BALTIMORE -- Over a six-month period, the Red Sox can say they've outplayed everyone in baseball. 
Alex Speier
09/28/2013 - 8:03am
BALTIMORE -- Clay Buchholz had an air of dissatisfaction after his fourth and final start since returning from the disabled list. 
Alex Speier
09/26/2013 - 7:03am
He's back. It's back.
Alex Speier
09/23/2013 - 2:39pm
"The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world." -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby" So, The Bridge. 
Alex Speier
09/21/2013 - 7:14am
They didn't think it was impossible, but certainly, they didn't expect this.  Better? Yes. A contender? Possibly. The postseason? Couldn't be ruled out.  Still. 
Alex Speier
09/20/2013 - 6:57am
"The remake of John Lackey both physically and getting back on the mound and performing as he’s done all year, mirrors that of this team.
Alex Speier
09/16/2013 - 6:39am
  It became easy to forget during what seemed like an interminable three months on the disabled list: There may be no one in baseball capable of doing what Clay Buchholz is doing. 
Alex Speier
09/14/2013 - 6:53am
Friday marked a take-a-bow occasion for Jarrod Saltalamacchia, the Red Sox catcher who, at 28, appears to be coming into his own.
Alex Speier
09/13/2013 - 9:04am
Thursday represented a landmark in the season of Mike Napoli even before he stepped on the field. 
Alex Speier
09/10/2013 - 7:02am
At a time when the Red Sox are starting to align their team with October in mind, and when Baseball Prospectus gives the team a 100 percent likelihood of reaching the postseason, it's fair to start asking who is likely to be on the roster when
Alex Speier
09/09/2013 - 3:21am
  NEW YORK -- It's bigger-picture time. 
Alex Speier
09/07/2013 - 9:20pm
NEW YORK -- On Friday afternoon, Xander Bogaerts sat in the dugout of Yankee Stadium, taking stock of his position. 
Alex Speier
09/06/2013 - 7:28am
NEW YORK -- The man who owns the title of "Best Closer of All-Time" faltered. The man who now has a claim to "Best Closer on the Planet" did not.
Alex Speier
09/04/2013 - 1:13am
There was a time in the 2013 season when it seemed as if Will Middlebrooks might be squeezed out of relevance. The 24-year-old struggled in the big leagues, both with his health and approach. 
Alex Speier
09/03/2013 - 7:02am
  Max Scherzer this was not. 
Alex Speier
08/31/2013 - 7:09am
Jake Peavy spent parts of five years as a member of the White Sox, and acknowledges that the experience of pitching against Chicago -- which sent him to the Red Sox<
Alex Speier
08/29/2013 - 9:16am
 
Alex Speier
08/28/2013 - 7:01am
The three-year, $39 million deal that the Sox gave to Shane Victorino in December was subject to considerable scrutiny. No other club was willing to come close to the $13 million a year that the Sox gave the 32-year-old. As such, the contract was viewed widely as the biggest free agent overpay of the offseason.
Alex Speier
08/26/2013 - 12:47am
FISHKILL, N.Y. -- The rehab outing itself wasn't exactly what Clay Buchholz envisioned. But in another, more important sense, the performance represented exactly what not just the pitcher but also renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews hoped might transpire. 
Alex Speier
08/23/2013 - 6:17am
It is difficult to exaggerate the franchise-altering significance of the Red Sox-Dodgers trade that took place one year ago Sunday.
Alex Speier
08/18/2013 - 7:33am
A year ago at this time, the Red Sox looked like a team whose brake lines had been cut with several collisions behind them and several more, even larger ones, looming ahead. 


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