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Past articles by Tim:

In honoring Keith Hernandez, Mets show newfound flair for celebrating own history

Saturday's jersey retirement ceremony for Keith Hernandez showed off the Mets' renewed focus on honoring their own history. → Read More

Report: Red Sox sign J.D. Martinez to a five-year contract

You can cue Etta James: At last, Boston's power bat has come along. → Read More

Report: Red Sox sign slugger JD Martinez

According to ESPN, the Red Sox have signed free-agent slugger J.D. Martinez. It comes after a season that saw Boston finish last in the American League in → Read More

Rick Porcello knows what he did wrong last season for the Red Sox and how to fix it

The right-hander has a specific diagnosis for why his 2017 didn't live up to his standards and the cure to make it better in 2018. → Read More

Signing Mookie Betts and Xander Bogarts long-term is a necessity for the Red Sox

If the Red Sox want to extend their window of competitive opportunity beyond the next few seasons, locking in Mookie Betts and/or Xander Bogaerts is critical. But it hasn't happened yet, and there doesn't appear to be significant momentum toward a long-term extension with either one. → Read More

Red Sox hope Alex Cora can improve clubhouse relations

The day Boston announced John Farrell's dismissal as manager, Dave Dombrowski was mum on the exact reasoning behind it. In spring training, the returning Red Sox are shedding light, if not quite details, on why the club felt a change was necessary. "We had a lot of stuff going on last year, to be honest," Xander Bogaerts said. → Read More

Dave Dombrowski addresses the Red Sox' silent offseason

Dave Dombrowski said Wednesday that returning with the exact same position player core “wasn’t per se our plan.” He outlined the need for a power hitter the day after the Red Sox lost to the Astros last October; he hasn’t added one, even with a plethora still available to the highest bidder. → Read More

Red Sox' biggest uncertainty may be first-year manager Alex Cora

When the Red Sox clubhouse officially opens on Wednesday, when pitchers and catchers gather for the first workouts of the 2018 season and new manager Alex Cora has his first chance to address a major-league team as his own, he doesn't know quite what he'll say. → Read More

David Price wants a fresh start in 2018 after a turbulent 2017 season

David Price is ready for a fresh start. → Read More

It's another Super sendoff for the Patriots

The large, enthusiastic crowd braving chilly but not quite frigid temperatures at Gillette Stadium on Monday morning for the Patriots' Super Bowl LII send-off rally belied the increased banality of this exercise. → Read More

Red Sox pitching coach Dana LeVangie getting high praise from Boston hurlers

Rick Porcello figured the Red Sox pitching staff would be in good hands once Dana LeVangie was elevated from bullpen coach to pitching coach. It took one phone call to prove it. → Read More

While the Red Sox' farm system is dry, they're stocked with young major-league talent

When Baseball America released its top 100 prospects on Monday, you had to scan all the way down to the 80s to find the first Red Sox in Jay Groome. → Read More

Patriots will meet Eagles in Super Bowl, again

FOXBORO — A backup quarterback trying to lead his team to a Super Bowl title? Yeah, Bill Belichick knows a thing or two about that.Behind backup Nick Foles, the Eagles responded resoundingly to the naysayers with a 38-7 marauding of Minnesota on Sunday. The first No. 1 seed to ever be an underdog in its first playoff game — let alone its first two — Philadelphia nonetheless managed to reach the… → Read More

Dedpendable Danny Amendola provides blue-collar versatility for Patriots

Danny Amendola is the guy who doesn't take a day off, helping set a tone throughout the locker room. Amendola is the guy who is the next man up, when Julian Edelman goes down in the preseason and Rob Gronkowski in Sunday's first half. Amendola is the guy whose job description morphs over the course of the season and indeed Sunday's four quarters. → Read More

Red Sox still waiting to make major offseason moves

"I do not have any announcements," Dave Dombrowski said to begin his latest meeting with the media Thursday, and you could almost feel the eye rolls from all of New England. → Read More

New England Patriots prepare for possibility of losing three different coaches

The Patriots' bye week before their divisional round matchup with the Titans on Saturday night allowed defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and linebackers coach Brian Flores to interview for head-coaching opportunities around the league. → Read More

Despite being big favorites, the Patriots aren't taking the Titans lightly

Just as the playoff bye week has become a tradition in New England, so too has the snark about an unimpressive divisional-round opponent. → Read More

The Red Sox have stayed mostly silent during a quiet offseason throughout baseball

The free-agent market was slow in November, when teams were busy pursuing Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani. It was slow in early December during the → Read More

Red Sox give Mitch Moreland two-year contract

BOSTON – The Red Sox ended their offseason silence on Monday with a surprise: The Sox are bringing back first baseman Mitch Moreland on a two-year contract worth $13 million.That Boston re-signed Moreland isn’t necessarily surprising. The timing of the move – before the Sox have done anything else in free agency – is a bit unexpected.President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski had talked… → Read More

Red Sox go with the status quo at 1B, re-sign Mitch Moreland

The Red Sox ended their offseason silence on Monday with a surprise. → Read More