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For all of the Red Soxâ success in the first half of the season, they know there is plenty of work ahead, starting with a critical stretch against division opponents.
The Sox have the most wins in baseball and hold a 21â2-game lead in the bunched-up AL East. Their first 10 games after the All-Star break are against the three teams closest to them in the standings, beginning tomorrow with a three-game set against the Yankees at Fenway Park.
âItâs a big test for us,â Dustin Pedroia said. âAny time youâre playing in the division you find out where youâre at. Itâs a way to make up ground or lose it, so hopefully we play well and win as many games as we can.â
Herald:Â Sox will work on divisionÂ
This is a pretty tough stretch to start the second half of the year. And with the Sox surprising a majority of people, it's important that they come out of this stretch still atop the AL East. Otherwise, you can tune up Â the "here we go again" articles and the conversation turns into "this team was playing far better than what they are and now they're simply regressing to the mean."Â
This Sox team has the attention of Boston. They're all we have until the NFL starts up. We were bracing ourselves for a long term overhaul of this team but now we're swept up in a pennant race. There's actual excitement about this team! Please, PLEASE don't come out of the gate stumbling. Â
Rest of the Links: Globe:Â Grade the SoxÂ |Â Surprising season thus farÂ | Herald:Â Rivera a part of usÂ |Â Drew chose SS over NY stayÂ |Â Â Sox report cardÂ | WEEI:Â Time to revisit bullpen blueprint?Â |Â What Sox gave up in JacobsÂ
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Dustin Pedroia is still under contract for the next few seasons, but he and the Red Sox reportedly are working on a long-term extension.
How early is too early to start talking about the World Series for the Red Sox? Most fans would probably say the ALCS. But Dustin Pedroia thinks that now is a good time.
Before Tuesdayâs All-Star game, Pedroia stressed to ESPN how important an American League win would be to the Sox in the event that they make it to the World Series.
Tigers third baseman stands 6â4âł, 250 pounds. Â Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia stands 5â8âł and 165 pounds. Â During the All Star pre-game introductions, Cabrera had a little fun at Pedroiaâs expense. The look on Pedroiaâs face â âHEY! WTF?!â via SB Nation [GIF via SB Nation]
According to a report via Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Boston Red Sox and their All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia, are holding contract extension talks that will make him one of the highest paid players in the game .
TheÂ Boston Red SoxÂ andÂ Dustin PedroiaÂ are discussing a contract extension that could exceed $100 million, make him the gameâs highest-paid second...
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The Boston Red Sox and second baseman Dustin Pedroia are closing on a contract extension.
According to major league sources, the Red Sox made a formal offer to Pedroia and his New York-based agents, Sam and Seth Levinson, over the All-Star break in New York.
Yahoo! Sports reported the deal could be in the $100 million range and...
Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (6â4) had some fun at the expense of 5â8 Dustin Pedroia during the MLB All-Star Game introductions last night at Citi Field. As Miggy was running down the high five line, he ducked on the Red Sox second baseman but what makes it gold is Pedeyâs reaction. If thatâs not a âWTFâ face then I donât know what is.
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The Red Sox have looked good all season. They have the best record in the American League East (and the American League) as well as the most wins in all of Major League Baseball at the All-Star break. Perhaps itâs time to stop treading carefully when using âRed Soxâ and âWorld Seriesâ in the same sentence and just go for it.
Dustin Pedroia is.
Pedroia voiced the MLB party...
Miguel Cabrera certainly likes to have his fun during games and tonight it came at the expense of Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
During the pre All-Star Game introductions at Citi Field, Miguel Cabrera came out of the dugout after being introduced giving high-fiveâs to his American League teammates. However when the 6â4âł Cabrera came to the 5â8âł Pedroia the reining...
What a first half it was. The Red Sox, who were all but written off in the AL East this season, find themselves with a modest 2.5 game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East as we enter the unofficial half way point of the long season. While itâs the end of the year awards that mean the most, examining who has had a good and bad first half can be foreshadowing of things to...
During the all-star break, the Boston Red Sox and second baseman Dustin Pedroia were in talks regarding a contract extension that may be worth as much as $100 million. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports is estimating the deal to be as long as five or six years, with a likely annual salary of $20 million. Pedroia is signed through next season at $10 million with the following year being...
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was running through the line giving his teammates high fives after being introduced when he pulled off one of the greatest trolls ever. Â Everyone knows Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is small, so Cabrera offered him a low-five. Â Needless to say, Pedroia looked pretty upset, while everyone else found it funny; especially...
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The Red Sox have an American League-best 58-39 record at the All-Star break, and they hold a 2 1/2-game lead in the AL East. The complaints in Boston are few and far between, and the Red Soxâ midseason report card reflects that.
The Red Sox have been extremely balanced this season, so there were a lot of high marks passed out. The club...
If the Major League Baseball playoffs started today, the Red Sox would have home-field advantage throughout the American League postseason. As for the World Series? Which league gets the potential advantage in the Fall Classic will be determined Tuesday night at the Metsâ Citi Field. The National League has won three-straight All-Star Games and opened as the -130 favorite.
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#45 to #41
#40 to #36
#35 to #31
#30 to #26
As we move to the top half of the list, we begin to enter the land of guys who just arenât getting traded. Itâs basically impossible to imagine a scenario where a team agrees to move any of these players. This is where we start finding franchise players on friendly contracts. They would have a lot of...
Aside from trolling Dustin Pedroia during the All-Star Game intros, Miguel Cabrera was having some fun on third as he partook in a little dance before Torontoâs Jose Bautista drove him home.
Letâs also not forget Cabrera launching his bat into the crowdâŚ