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35 min ago | Over The Monster

Red Sox Trade Targets: Robert Stephenson

As the trade deadline approaches, the Red Sox should take a page from a couple of their ex-front office leaders and turn some short-term assets into a top prospect like the Reds' Robert Stephenson.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, John Lackey, Felix Doubront, Jeff Samardzija, Boston Red Sox

4 hrs ago | Over The Monster

Daily Red Sox Links: Brock Holt, Christian Vazquez, Jon Lester

Today's links look at Brock Holt's youth, how this sudden streak of good play has come about, and a minor-league pitcher coming off a good stretch.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Christian Vazquez, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox

6 hrs ago | SouthCoastToday.com

A Last-Gasp Rampage

Before we discuss the nuts and bolts of Monday night's rout, a link to my column from the weekend: There's been a lot of interest in Koji and Andrew Miller but neither are going anywhere given Boston's recent hot streak..

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Andrew Miller, John Lackey

Tue Jul 22, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Rays: Maddon plays NL ball, bats pitcher eighth

On Cobb: Worked into the sixth on Friday in post-break opening win over Twins. Is 3-0 over past four starts despite a 4.03 ERA.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chris Archer, Jeremy Hellickson, Baseball Players, David Price, John Lackey, Ben Zobrist

Boston.com

Are Sox Capable of Making Those of Us Who Gave Up On Them Regret It?

Chad Finn is the sports media columnist for the Globe and writes the irreverent Touching All the Bases blog for Boston.com.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Daniel Nava, Clay Buchholz

Sports Media 101

Do the Baltimore Orioles Need to Acquire a Starting Pitcher? We Don't Think So

Orioles 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of the Baltimore Orioles as a part of Sports Media 101 .

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baltimore Orioles, James Shields, David Price, Baseball Players, Cliff Lee

Boston.com

Red Sox Aspire to Repeat '88 Morgan Magic, but Similarities to '96 Squad Are More Apparent

Chad Finn is the sports media columnist for the Globe and writes the irreverent Touching All the Bases blog for Boston.com.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players

BoSox Injection

Whether buying or selling, the Red Sox should trade Peavy

Jul 12, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy walks to the dugout after the third inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jose Iglesias, Jake Peavy, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, John Lackey

Bless You Boys

Tight pennant races, Street prices slowing trade movement

Major league baseball's trading season has begun, and surely there will be more activity before the month of July is over.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, David Price, Baseball Players, Ben Zobrist, David Robertson, Koji Uehara

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Did you notice? Power pitching puts buzzkill on pastime

Had Odrisamer Despaigne been able to get the final four outs against the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon, he would have notched the first no-hitter in the history of the San Diego Padres franchise, but the fourth this year alone in the National League.

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Related Topix: Sports, Clayton Kershaw, Baseball Players, American League, Major League Baseball, Derek Jeter

KCTV5

Latest Mid-America sports

Jon Lester allowed no earned runs for the third time in four starts, and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 6-0 win Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Junichi Tazawa, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West, Adrian Gonzalez, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, Trevor Rosenthal

Boston Herald

Buckley: This Lester debate is not amusing

So I keep saying the Red Sox should do everything possible to sign Jon Lester, and then all these little wannabe Branch Rickeys tell me that's really funny and, well, that's when I want to turn into Joe Pesci's Tommy DeVito character from "GoodFellas."

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Eric Hosmer, Carl Crawford, Opinion

Over The Monster

Red Sox need to move past fear, extend Jon Lester

Are you one of the last remaining holdouts? When your friends talk about re-signing Jon Lester, do you just smile and nod? Can you not look at talk of a six-year contract without feeling physically ill? Do visions of nine-digit numbers keep you up at night? I was in the same boat not long ago.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Daniel Nava, Major League Baseball, Yu Darvish, Boston Red Sox

Boston.com

Jon Lester Dominant Again

Maureen Mullen has covered the Red Sox and Major League Baseball for a variety of outlets since 2002.

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The News Tribune

Kansas City Royals

The last thing the Kansas City Royals need in the midst of an offensive slump is an All-Star level stingy pitcher.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Kansas City Royals, Chris Sale, Baseball Players, Chicago White Sox, Billy Butler

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Boston Red Sox

It may have taken some time, but the Boston Red Sox are finally starting to resemble the team that won a World Series title last season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Daniel Nava, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, John Lackey, Jose Altuve

Boston.com

Are the Red Sox Trying to Save the Season or Themselves?

Eric Wilbur is a Boston.com sports columnist who is still in awe of what Dana Kiecker pulled off that one time in Toronto.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Felix Hernandez, Opinion

Bleed Cubbie Blue

MLB Bullets Has Earned His Halo

For only the third time in history, the first pick in the draft failed to sign. The Angels got their closer.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Dan Uggla, Huston Street, Michael Martinez, Antonio Bastardo, Chase Utley

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Suddenly, playoffs might be possible for Red Sox

Boston's Jackie Bradley Jr., left, Daniel Nava, center, and Shane Victorino celebrate after defeating Kansas City.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Daniel Nava, Jackie Bradley Jr., Kansas City Royals

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Baseball roundup: Padres' Despaigne takes no-hitter into eighth

San Diego's Odrisamer Despaigne, 27, is a Cuban right-hander who signed as a minor league free agent May 2. / Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports SAN DIEGO - Odrisamer Despaigne came within four outs of the first no-hitter in San Diego's 46-year major league history, and the Padres beat the New York Mets, 2-1, Sunday on Seth Smith's run-scoring infield ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Anthony Rizzo, Daniel Murphy, Grant Green, Jacoby Ellsbury, Sonny Gray

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