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  • The Flyby: OTM Hall of Fame Voting

    The Flyby: OTM Hall of Fame Voting

    We had a handful of responses this time around, both very different. When it comes to Hall of Fame voting... there really isn’t a wrong way to do it. By its very nature, which bases itself...

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  • Prospects who could be protected from the Rule 5 Draft

    Prospects who could be protected from the Rule 5 Draft

    The deadline is Tuesday Tuesday is an important date in the offseason, though it often goes somewhat unnoticed until it shows up. November 20 marks the date on which teams must officially protect...

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  • 2018 in Review: Brian Johnson

    2018 in Review: Brian Johnson

    A look back at the versatile lefty’s year. Welcome to the Red Sox Review series. It’s a fairly standard feature in which we will review the year that was for every player who made a decently large...

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  • MLB Roundup 11/19: Nathan Eovaldi is drawing a whole lot of interest

    MLB Roundup 11/19: Nathan Eovaldi is drawing a whole lot of interest

    Not great news, but not overly surprising. Everybody loves Nathan Eovaldi Starting pitchers, particularly ones with some upside to be more than a four or five starter, are always the biggest...

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  • Daily Red Sox Links: Nathan Eovaldi, ‘Extreme Ballparks’, Marwin Gonzalez

    Daily Red Sox Links: Nathan Eovaldi, ‘Extreme Ballparks’, Marwin Gonzalez

    In today’s links, Nathan Eovaldi is a highly sought after free agent. Plus some fun ballpark history and Marwin Gonzalez as a perfect fit for multiple teams. A lot of teams besides the Red Sox...

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  • MLB Roundup 11/18: Braves unlikely to sign Craig Kimbrel

    MLB Roundup 11/18: Braves unlikely to sign Craig Kimbrel

    And a trade in the AL East Braves unlikely to really pursue Craig Kimbrel The Red Sox biggest question right now is how hard they are going to pursue re-signing Craig Kimbrel. There are a few...

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  • Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, Chris Sale, David Robertson

    Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, Chris Sale, David Robertson

    It’s nearly impossible to see the Red Sox repeating their historic 2018 season, but Alex Cora actually sees some players who could improve next year. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe) Any talk of the...

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  • Thoughts on Minor League Ball’s Red Sox top prospect list

    Thoughts on Minor League Ball’s Red Sox top prospect list

    I agree with it, so it must be good! With the offseason comes prospect list season, which gives us an opportunity to look forward. That certainly isn’t as exciting for Red Sox fans right now as it...

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  • What the Steve Pearce signing means for the Red Sox

    What the Steve Pearce signing means for the Red Sox

    How does he fit and who is affected? As you may or may not have heard, the Red Sox made their first “real” move of the offseason on Friday, re-signing World Series hero Steve Pearce to a one-year,...

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  • MLB Roundup 11/17: Sonny Gray will probably be traded soon

    MLB Roundup 11/17: Sonny Gray will probably be traded soon

    And the Phillies want to spend A Sonny Gray trade is probably coming soon The Sonny Gray situation is sort of a weird one, not in that he’s going to be traded but rather in how public it’s been....

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  • Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Craig Kimbrel, Paul Goldschmidt

    Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Craig Kimbrel, Paul Goldschmidt

    Now that Mookie Betts is officially the American League’s MVP, Alex Speier looks at some of the top Mookie Moments from 2018. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) As Steve Buckley writes, the Red Sox need...

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  • Steve Pearce re-signs in Boston on a one-year deal

    Steve Pearce re-signs in Boston on a one-year deal

    Pearce back! The first real move of Boston’s offseason is in the books, and with it the Red Sox have brought back the World Series MVP. Steve Pearce is staying in Boston for another go at it, as...

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  • FanPost Friday : Hall of Fame Voting

    FanPost Friday : Hall of Fame Voting

    Let’s try for a score of “one” this week. Can we do that? Now that Mookie Betts has rightfully conquered the AL MVP award, and left Mike Trout in the dust, and all is right in the world, it’s time...

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  • 2018 in Review: Brock Holt

    2018 in Review: Brock Holt

    The year that was for everyone’s favorite utility player Welcome to the Red Sox Review series. It’s a fairly standard feature in which we will review the year that was for every player who made a...

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  • The Red Sox can never allow Mookie Betts to wear another uniform

    The Red Sox can never allow Mookie Betts to wear another uniform

    There’s no amount of money too large to keep him around, whenever the time comes. In case you missed it last night, Mookie Betts took home baseball’s top individual honor, winning the American...

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  • MLB Roundup 11/16: Christian Yelich wins National League MVP

    MLB Roundup 11/16: Christian Yelich wins National League MVP

    The other MVP Christian Yelich takes home the NL MVP Mookie Betts is the American League MVP, which we learned officially last night but really knew was coming for at least a couple of months...

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  • Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts is everyone’s MVP

    Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts is everyone’s MVP

    Betts was the clear choice, for multiple reasons. Plus the Red Sox have fans in high places and might make some subtle offseason moves. The M in MVP stands for Mookie this year. To get that...

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  • Mookie Betts wins the MVP

    Mookie Betts wins the MVP

    Nothing but respect for my MVP Awards week officially came to a close on Thursday with the grand finale. Both leagues awarded their Most Valuable Player awards, and baseball’s best team was voted...

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  • Alex Cora has a new contract, now it’s time to keep the magic going

    Alex Cora has a new contract, now it’s time to keep the magic going

    Alex Cora’s tenure with the Red Sox is obviously off to a tremendous start, but he has to keep it going. You won’t find a single soul that says Alex Cora doesn’t deserve the contract extension and...

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  • 2018 in Review: Heath Hembree

    2018 in Review: Heath Hembree

    I think I’m getting off the Hembree train Welcome to the Red Sox Review series. It’s a fairly standard feature in which we will review the year that was for every player who made a decently large...

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