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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
12/31/2014 - 12:51pm
MY MOTHER-IN-LAW'S BASEMENT, USA -- With apologies, an act of complete self-indulgence. (New Year's resolution: The avoidance of ever doing something like this again in 2015.)
Alex Speier
12/11/2014 - 10:17am
SAN DIEGO -- Jon Lester was only the beginning.
Alex Speier
12/10/2014 - 8:23am
SAN DIEGO -- The line of inquiry has changed. 
Alex Speier
12/06/2014 - 10:04am
Alex Speier
12/04/2014 - 6:49am
In so many ways, Jon Lester's free agent negotiations had seemed a mere buildup to this inevitability.
Alex Speier
11/26/2014 - 8:41am
The only completely consistent people are the dead.  -- Aldous Huxley The logical tension is obvious. 
Alex Speier
11/25/2014 - 10:13am
Eyebrows rose with news of the twin moves. 
Alex Speier
11/19/2014 - 11:03am
In light of the semi-public courtship of Pablo Sandoval, a question looms: Why not Hanley Ramirez?
Alex Speier
11/12/2014 - 1:49pm
Is Pablo Sandoval undervalued?
Alex Speier
11/03/2014 - 12:14pm
Two topics are unavoidable when it comes to the subject of Pablo Sandoval's free agency: his talent and his girth. 
Alex Speier
10/24/2014 - 9:35am
Amidst an October ode to outfield defense authored by the Royals, Thursday offered a reminder. 
Alex Speier
10/20/2014 - 10:39am
After a week of interviews, the Red Sox tabbed Chili Davis as their hitting coach.
Alex Speier
10/07/2014 - 9:52am
Andrew Miller's dominance looked almost effortless. In his first taste of the playoffs, the 6-foot-7 left-hander faced 11 batters.


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