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Alex Reimer
April 26, 2018 - 11:10 am
The City of Boston voted unanimously Thursday to restore Yawkey Way to Jersey Street, concluding an eight-month squabble between the Red Sox organization and proponents of keeping the street name, including the Yawkey Foundation. Red Sox senior vice president of legal and public affairs David...
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Rob Bradford
April 26, 2018 - 10:59 am
TORONTO -- It certainly didn't shake the foundation of the baseball world, but the Red Sox trading of Roenis Elias to the Mariners seemed a bit odd. First off, even though Elias was never quite able to find his place on the big league roster since being traded to the Red Sox following the 2015...
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Rob Bradford
April 26, 2018 - 10:31 am
TORONTO -- It's not difficult to identify the difference in Hanley Ramirez. The early-season numbers -- hitting .316 with an .856 OPS, three home runs and three stolen bases -- are a start. But instances like the opposite field, 112 mph line-drive screamer he hit about 10 feet off the ground...
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Rob Bradford
April 26, 2018 - 2:40 am
TORONTO -- It may have started Monday night, but it sure doesn't look like it's going to end any time soon. That, of course, would be Hanley Ramirez's newfound love for the Bruins. After explaining Tuesday that his presence at Game 6 of the postseason tilt between the Bruins and Maple Leafs was his...
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Rob Bradford
April 26, 2018 - 2:05 am
TORONTO -- You haven't seen Mookie Betts play a single inning without it this season. So evidently something is working. It is a simple tiny baseball and equally tiny bat held together by a string that hangs around Betts' neck day in, day out, ever since a teenage fan handed the item over to him...
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Rob Bradford
April 26, 2018 - 1:36 am
TORONTO -- It would have been easy for J.D. Martinez to say he's never played with anybody like Mookie Betts. Not many have. Betts is among the most electric talents in Major League Baseball, serving as perhaps the best offensive-defensive combination in the game today. It's not hyperbole. It's...
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Rob Bradford
April 25, 2018 - 6:09 pm
TORONTO -- Alex Cora was asked about how he viewed Hanley Ramirez, having been around him a bit now as his manager, when another question came. "Do you think he gets a bad rap?" The answer from Cora? "Yes." The Sox skipper did acknowledge how far Ramirez had come as a professional, using a story...
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Ryan Hannable
April 25, 2018 - 3:06 pm
Could Craig Kimbrel eventually start to appear in the eighth, or even seventh innings? Things seem to be trending that way. Appearing on Dale & Keefe with John Tomase on Wednesday, Red Sox manager Alex Cora indicated conversations with Kimbrel about potentially appearing in high leverage...
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Rob Bradford
April 25, 2018 - 12:51 pm
TORONTO -- There is going to be no retirement tour, although maybe there should be. The Red Sox' information system former general manager Theo Epstein dubbed "Carmine" is experiencing its final season. The Red Sox are replacing "Carmine" with a new system they are dubbing "Beacon," ending an 18-...
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Rob Bradford
April 25, 2018 - 12:12 pm
TORONTO -- There was a lot for these Red Sox to buy into. New manager. New coaching staff. New way to prepare for games. New way of positioning fielders. New way of preparing pitchers for a season. New way of managing playing time. The list went on. There had to be buy-in, and there was. Alex Cora...
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