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Rob Bradford
November 12, 2017 - 8:47 pm
And with the hiring of Craig Bjornson, the Red Sox and Alex Cora have completed their new coaching staff. According to major league source, the Red Sox have locked up Bjornson to serve as their bullpen coach. The 48-year-old replaces Dana LeVangie, who was moved to become the team's pitching coach...
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Rob Bradford
October 30, 2017 - 2:17 pm
I was like many of you. When the Astros pulled ahead by three runs heading into the ninth inning Sunday night, I gave up. The nightly routine was put in motion, taking Melatonin while scrolling through Twitter until nighty-night time came calling. But as I started going through the tweets, it...
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Rob Bradford
October 27, 2017 - 3:33 pm
The to-do list heading into 2018 for the Red Sox doesn't figure to be a short one. When you've got a brand new manager, the chores are always going to be aplenty. But one thing this World Series should remind us is that one task should get top billing: Find a way to get Chris Sale to the finish...
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Rob Bradford
October 21, 2017 - 7:16 pm
It sure looks like Alex Cora will be the next Red Sox manager. According to The Athletic and FanRag.com, Cora has been offered the job as manager of the Red Sox. If contract terms are agreed upon (Scott Boras is Cora's agent), an announcement will be made after the Astros' postseason run. The 41-...
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Rob Bradford
October 21, 2017 - 10:53 am
The Red Sox' managerial search might have hit a bump in the road Friday. For one, Dave Dombrowski still wasn't able to make an official move on Alex Cora due to the Astros extending their American League Championship Series to a seventh game. While Cora has interviewed with the Red Sox, it has been...
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Rob Bradford
October 20, 2017 - 9:27 am
This was supposed to be the Red Sox, wasn't it? The Yankees are one win away from becoming a real, live World Series team. One win away! How did this happen? At this time last year New York was a rebuilding shell of its former self, clinging to unproven and broken down starting pitchers while...
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Rob Bradford
October 12, 2017 - 3:32 pm
When John Farrell took over the Red Sox after the 2012 season, he was the right guy at the right time. The Red Sox had bizarrely believed that they needed to go 180 degrees away from Terry Francona the year before, hiring Bobby Valentine, and the results were predictable. Valentine and the Red Sox...
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