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Rob Bradford
April 21, 2018 - 1:45 am
Alex Cora can officially do whatever he wants. In 19 games, he has (almost) earned a Belichickian-level of benefit of the doubt. Sure, starting your managerial career at 17-2 has something to do with the newfound cache. But it's how Cora has gotten to this point that has truly allowed for a desk...
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April 20, 2018 - 11:07 am
Picking the hottest bat in the Red Sox lineup right now is a difficult task. But it’s a good problem to have. Over the past week, the Red Sox swept both the Orioles and Angels, outscoring them 47-10. Over this span, six Red Sox batters have a batting average of .400 or better. At the top of most...
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Rob Bradford
April 19, 2018 - 6:35 pm
The Red Sox' rotation continues, with Jackie Bradley Jr. not getting the start this time around. On his 28th birthday, Bradley Jr. is the odd man out to begin the series finale between the Red Sox and Angels Thursday night, with J.D. Martinez getting another start in left field. Bradley Jr.'s bat...
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Alex Reimer
April 19, 2018 - 1:45 pm
There are lots of ways to quantify the Red Sox’ torrid start. The most obvious indicator is their 15-2 record, which is the best a team has fared out of the gate since the 2003 Giants. The pitching staff is also incredible, sporting an ERA of 2.66. While the Red Sox’ starting rotation was expected...
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Rob Bradford
April 19, 2018 - 12:42 pm
It's easy for the casual observer to suggest Mookie Betts is going to have a career year. When you watch what he has been doing through the first 17 games it seems like a no-brainer. But when his manager definitively offers a prediction along the lines of what Alex Cora gave Dale & Keefe...
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Ryan Hannable
April 19, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Last week, Boston's Public Improvement Commission postponed its vote on a request by the Red Sox to change the name of Yawkey Way. The Red Sox want the street to return to its original name of Jersey Street. Appearing on Ordway, Merloni and Fauria Thursday, Red Sox president Sam Kennedy gave an...
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John Tomase
April 19, 2018 - 1:28 am
Remember when the Red Sox used to play competitive games? Those were the days. Baseball's hottest team since the second game of the season, the Red Sox have become its most overwhelming squad over the last week. They extended the best start in franchise history with a 9-0 victory in Anaheim on...
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Rob Bradford
April 18, 2018 - 3:24 pm
There have been a lot of surprises early on for these Red Sox. Even with a perceived soft schedule out of the gate, few would have ever predicted their 14-2 start. And dominating in virtually every starting pitching and hitting statistical category couldn't have pegged by most. But what Alex Cora...
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Rob Bradford
April 18, 2018 - 1:42 am
It's time. As we sit here now watching Mookie Betts play every day, this is a guy who can officially sidle up to Mike Trout. That's right, the Mike Trout. The guy who becomes the MVP favorite the minute he shows up to spring training. The player who actually finished fourth last season despite...
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Rob Bradford
April 17, 2018 - 6:26 pm
Here comes Shohei Ohtani. The Red Sox face off with the Angels' starter Tuesday night, supplying really no surprises in their lineup. Christian Vazquez will catch Sox starter David Price, with Brock Holt hitting ninth and playing shortstop. As for the approach, that isn't really an mystery either,...
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