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Rob Bradford
November 21, 2017 - 11:47 am
When it comes to the Marlins trading Giancarlo Stanton, there has been just a trickle of news. At the GM meetings a week ago, Miami owner Derek Jeter said there were no guarantees he was going to move his highly-paid outfielder. Since then we've gotten the news that the Giants and Cardinals have...
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Rob Bradford
November 20, 2017 - 5:14 pm
The Red Sox had a few decisions to make. At the end of the day, Chandler Shepherd, Ty Buttrey and Jalen Beeks were the big winners. Monday, 8 p.m. marked the deadline to add players to teams' 40-man rosters, keeping them away from next month's Rule 5 Draft. With three spots left on their 40-man,...
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Rob Bradford
November 20, 2017 - 4:37 pm
You can start making your spring training plans. The Red Sox have officially released both their report dates and the Grapefruit League schedule for the 2018 exhibition season. Pitchers and catchers are slated to report to JetBlue Park Feb. 14, with the first full squad workout taking place five...
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Rob Bradford
November 14, 2017 - 5:52 pm
ORLANDO -- It should be made perfectly clear that when it comes to Shohei Otani, there is a lot of guessing going on. The presidents and general managers don't know exactly when Otani will be posted by his Japanese club, the Nippon Ham Fighters. ("I would hope it's before the winter meetings, but I...
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Rob Bradford
November 14, 2017 - 5:15 pm
ORLANDO -- Two years ago, the Red Sox needed a right-handed hitting fourth outfielder, so they committed two years and $14 million to Chris Young. This time around, they will be relying on one of their own. Speaking at the GM meetings Tuesday, Dave Dombrowski said that Bryce Brentz is the heavy...
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Rob Bradford
November 14, 2017 - 10:28 am
ORLANDO -- Scott Boras will most likely be doing his thing with the assembled media at the GM meetings Wednesday, singing the praises of such clients as J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer. That's his job. What's interesting is listening to some of the other folks who are around these potential Red Sox...
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Rob Bradford
November 14, 2017 - 8:58 am
ORLANDO -- It was assumed that the Marlins would have to make a choice. Either they get a haul of prospects for Giancarlo Stanton, or punt on securing a boatload of talent in exchange for someone taking on a hefty portion of the $295 million owed the outfielder. But, at this point, it appears as...
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Ryan Hannable
November 14, 2017 - 8:05 am
One of the best players in Red Sox history, Bobby Doerr, passed away Monday at the age of 99. Doerr was the oldest living major league player prior to his passing. He is the only member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame to live to be 99 years old. The second baseman played each of his 14...
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Rob Bradford
November 13, 2017 - 6:58 pm
ORLANDO -- It was assumed in some circles that if the Red Sox were going to make a serious run at Giancarlo Stanton, some key pieces of their major league roster would need to go in the deal. Maybe not. (That is if Stanton actually even approved a trade to Boston, which is no certainty.) One...
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