Categories Archives: Boston

Betts headlines Boston Writers Dinner attendees

BOSTON — If you’d like an up-close look at some key Red Sox players before Spring Training, the 78th annual Boston Baseball Writers Dinner on Jan. 19 presents the perfect opportunity. Along with the departure of the equipment truck from Fenway

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Inbox: What will Swihart’s role be in 2017?

What will Blake Swihart’s role be in 2017? Will he go back to catching, or will he still have some stints in left field? — James Y., Wells, Maine The plan is for Swihart to come to camp as a catcher, focus on that and prove that he’s hea

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Sox champing at the bit to go on run in ’17

Is it Opening Day yet? After one blockbuster move to acquire lefty ace Chris Sale, Red Sox fans are salivating for the start of what could be a memorable 2017. Fenway Park will open its doors on April 3, when the Pirates come to town, marking the first ti

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Ortiz made his farewell the grand finale of ’16

BOSTON — As it turned out, David Ortiz was even a legend at saying goodbye. Closure is never an easy thing for anyone in any profession. But Boston’s Big Papi somehow kept mashing right until his final days, all the while taking time to soak i

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Papi’s last hurrah an exhilarating ride for Sox

The Red Sox returned to prominence in 2016 with an entertaining year that included a legend’s final masterpiece, the emergence of a young superstar, an unlikely American League Cy Young Award winner and an AL East title. Coming off consecutive last-

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Inbox: Where does Red Sox’s farm system rank?

Before the start of the offseason, the Red Sox had one of the best farm systems. Is this still the case or did they give up too much this offseason? — Kieran H., Melbourne, Australia According to MLBPipeline.com gurus Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, t

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