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Xander Bogaerts Extension Gives Boston Red Sox Security for Future

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 14: Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after hitting a three run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles on April 14, 2019 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) This off-season the Boston Red Sox were noticeably quiet, making only one acquisition and letting four players walk. In the rush of big-name extensions leading up to and entering the season’s start, Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts agreed to a seven-year, $132 million contract extension, and that is perhaps the...

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Best Baseball Content on Netflix

Netflix has made headlines recently for pouring money into new acquisitions and development. Although not known for the sports content in their library, the streaming site is home to some hidden gems. Baseball Content Available on Netflix Netflix Original Content Battered Bastards of Baseball Easily one of the best sports offerings available on the site, Battered Bastards of Baseball tells the story of the Portland Mavericks, 1973-77. The Mavericks were an independent team playing in the short-season Class A Northwest League founded by Bing Russell, father of renowned actor Kurt Russell. This story has it all, underdog/outsider versus the...

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Potential Red Sox Pitching Milestones to Keep an Eye on in 2019

MESA, AZ – MARCH 26: David Price #10 of the Boston Red Sox delivers during the first inning of a spring training game against the Chicago Cubs on March 26, 2019 at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) Baseball is a game that champions numbers and statistics. Players chasing important milestones can energize themselves, their team and of course the fans. Listed below are likely milestones to be achieved by Red Sox pitchers during the 2019 season. Red Sox starters David Price and Rick Porcello enter the 2019 season as three of the...

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Baseball Memorabilia Market Heats Up in Anticipation of Opening Day

A collage of Antique Vintage Baseball Memorabilia and Collectables including baseballs, wooden baseball bats, hat, catchers mask, used ticket stub, baseball card, signed photograph and baseball shirt. 7th June 2012. Photo Tim Clayton (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images) This article is a round-up of some of the premier baseball items that have been offered at auction throughout the month of March. Memorabilia such as Mickey Mantle worn briefs and signed briefs, Babe Ruth‘s bat, and notable vintage baseball cards all hit the auction block.  Mickey Mantle game-worn and autographed briefs Weiss Auctions has on its auction block...

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