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Brutal Jorge Polanco error helps extend Twins’ postseason losing streak

The Minnesota Twins’ awful postseason losing streak continued, and a costly error by Jorge Polanco did not help. The Houston Astros beat the Twins 4-1 in Game 1 of their Wild Card series on Tuesday in Minnesota.

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A Red Sox fan’s rooting guide for the playoffs: American League Edition

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Who to root for on the AL side.

The MLB postseason gets underway today in a new format that hopefully is an old format when this time of year rolls around in 2021. There are eight first round series, all best of three, all with the higher seed hosting all three games. The Red Sox, of course, are not participating. Even with that being the case, I would guess many Red Sox fans will still be following along, potentially wondering for whom...

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The Red Seat Podcast: 2020 is over

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In this episode Jake is joined by both Keaton and Shelly to discuss the season that was.

The season my be over, but the work is just beginning for Chaim Bloom and the front office. The Red Sox have no manager, no center fielder, a rotation and bullpen rife with uncertainty, and they just lost the fourth most games in baseball.

On this episode of the show we tackle the search for a new manager first. Will it be Alex Cora? Will Bloom want...

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OTM Open Thread 9/29: It is Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday everyone. Today is a big day in baseball with the postseason officially kicking off. It’s the AL getting first licks this time around, with four Wildcard series today. Things start off with the Astros and Twins at 2:08 PM ET on ABC. Not too long after that, the White Sox and Athletics start at 3:08 PM ET on ESPN. The first of two night games is a couple of AL East squads with the Blue Jays and Rays facing off at 5:07 PM ET on TBS....

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Reviewing our preseason superlatives

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We could’ve done better.

If you’ve been with us since the very beginning of this unprecedented — side note: 2020 is for sure the year with the most uses of the word unprecedented in human history — season, well first of all that’s pretty wild. Even I thought about taking off for a bit. More pertinent to our discussion today is that you may remember our preseason superlative polls. This is something we do every year, but it was even harder to...

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Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, Ron Roenicke, Alex Verdugo

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There was clearly not a whole hell of a lot to celebrate with this Red Sox season, and for the most part players didn’t get the job done. Hence, you know, the top five pick. But despite that, Chris Cotillo still managed to hand out some awards. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

Sean McAdam went a different route, the teacher route, handing out grades to all of the individual players for the Red Sox in 2020. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

After hearing...

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What Does Future Hold for Red Sox’ Jonathan Araúz?

It took until the final inning of the final game of the regular season, but Red Sox infielder Jonathan Arauz collected his first career major-league home run in the top half of the ninth of Sunday’s 9-1 victory over the Braves.

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A preliminary list of potential Red Sox managerial candidates

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Let’s lay out a long list of options.

In case you missed it, prior to Sunday’s season finale the Red Sox officially announced they would not be bringing back manager Ron Roenicke for the 2021 season. It wasn’t a major surprise as most assumed that would be the case before a game was even played, and the team’s performance certainly didn’t change minds. With the move made, we now know the first official order of business for...

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Scattered thoughts after an abysmal season comes to a close

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There’s a lot to digest.

It’s over. The 2020 Red Sox season can’t hurt us anymore. The general consensus coming into this bizarre, shortened season for the Red Sox was that they’d hang around at the bottom of the playoff race, hovering around the .500 mark. That indeed would have been enough to hang around in the postseason picture, but the Red Sox were worse than expectations. While more than half the league takes part in postseason action,...

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OTM Open Thread 9/28: It is Monday

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Happy Monday everyone, and happy first day of the offseason. There is no extra baseball to take in today, so we’ll have to wait until tomorrow until games get underway. There is some hockey, though, with the Lightning again looking to finish off the Stars and take home the Stanley Cup. They lead 3-2 in that series, and Game Six kicks off at 8:00 PM ET. Meanwhile, the most anticipated matchup of the NFL season is already here with the Monday Night...

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The Red Sox Pre-Cap Podcast: Recapping Orioles/Braves/2020 and Previewing 2021

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Looking back, and forward.

Mercifully, that's a wrap on your 2020 Boston Red Sox. We had two series to catch up on in this episode, starting with the Red Sox taking two out of three from the orioles. In the first game of that series, Nick Pivetta passed his first test with flying colors. There were not a lot of expectations for the righty, but fair to say he looked very promising in his debut, leading the Red Sox to an 8-3 win. In the second contest, the...

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MLB Roundup 9/28: The playoffs are set

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And the Angels fired their GM.

Welcome to the offseason. For new readers, the MLB Roundup is a (mostly) daily feature through the offseason covering the news around the league and trying to connect it back to the Red Sox where possible. There will be days in which there is no real news, but for the most part we’ll be with you every morning at 8:00 AM ET.

The playoff field is set

When Sunday’s action...

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Daily Red Sox Links: Ron Roenicke, Alex Cora, Chaim Bloom

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Right before the Red Sox got started on Sunday in their final game of the season, Chaim Bloom spoke to the media and explained the organization’s rationale for moving on from Ron Roenicke. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

This doesn’t necessarily mean it was the wrong decision by the team, but it’s impossible to deny Roenicke was not put in a position to succeed. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Xander Bogaerts, for his part, had nothing...

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Red Sox’ Xander Bogaerts Reflects on Emotional Final Day of 2020 Regular Season

The Red Sox wrapped up their 2020 regular season with a 9-1 victory over the Braves on Sunday afternoon to finish the year with a record of 24-36. Before

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Red Sox 9, Braves 1: Jackie Bradley Jr.’s potential Red Sox swan song

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If this was the end of his Red Sox career, he ended it in style.

If this was indeed the final game Jackie Bradley Jr., who is a free agent this winter, will play for the Red Sox, he put on a hell of a show. The details are below so I won’t go too in depth here, but we got a glimpse of everything that is fun about Bradley on both sides of the ball. He will be missed by me and many, many other Red Sox fans if he does indeed leave for greener pastures....

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Game 60 Gamethread: Red Sox at Braves

This is it. It’s been a disaster of a season, to put it frankly, but it’s going to be gone after today. We’ll still have some postseason baseball to watch starting on Tuesday, but no more meaningful Red Sox baseball until April. So enjoy it while it lasts. We end things with Nick Pivetta going against Bryse Wilson.

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How to Watch

You can watch locally on NESN as well as on the new cord-cutters app FuboTV, which does carry NESN for those in the local market.

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Ron Roenicke will not return as Red Sox manager in 2021

Roenicke coached the Red Sox to a 23-36 record, and they will play their final game of the season on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta.

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Could Alex Cora return to Red Sox following Ron Roenicke firing?

The Boston Red Sox announced on Sunday that Ron Roenicke will not return as the team’s manager next season. That immediately led to speculation that the Red Sox could be planning to bring back Alex Cora.

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Ron Roenicke Will Not Return To Manage Red Sox in 2021, Club Announces

Ron Roenicke will not return to the manage the Red Sox in 2021, the club announced Sunday. Roenicke, 64, was named Boston’s manager back in February in place of Alex Cora and will have led the club to either a 23-37 or 24-36 record in 2020 depending on how Sunday’s season finale against the Braves goes.

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Boston Red Sox announce manager Ron Roenicke won’t return

The Boston Red Sox are moving on from manager Ron Roenicke, parting ways with their interim skipper after just one season at the helm. Roenicke, who the Red Sox promoted to manager before the season, oversaw a club that entered Sunday with the third-worst record in MLB (23-36).

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