Jason Mastrodonato, Boston Herald

Jason Mastrodonato

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Recent articles by Jason:

Mastrodonato: Still awkward watching Tom Brady lead the Bucs, but Mac Jones helps

Unlike last year, the Pats finally have a plan at QB. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Amidst a stalling lockout, MLB’s refusal to discuss service time is unsettling

Cutting one year of service time off team control could lead to a lot of interesting scenarios, but MLB has no interest in discussing it. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Mac Jones wasn’t the problem for the Patriots, but he’ll need to do more in 2022

Jones didn’t play poorly, but if you lose by 30 points and the quarterback isn’t the problem, that’s a problem in itself. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Jon Lester retires a winner, but Red Sox still look like losers

Rarely does a fanbase get what it wants. It gets what the team decides to give. Obviously, it was the wrong move. → Read More

Longtime Red Sox ace Jon Lester retires after 16 MLB seasons

He finishes his career with 200 wins, 2,488 strikeouts and a 3.66 ER, numbers that probably aren’t Hall of Fame worthy on their own, but could be interesting enough when paired with his histo… → Read More

Mastrodonato: Patriots haven’t utilized expensive free agent signings Nelson Agholor and Jonnu Smith

If the Pats fall behind early on Saturday against the Bills, it’ll be an opportunity for Mac Jones to get more of his weapons involved. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Red Sox could use an outfielder, but Seiya Suzuki comes with risk

With an upper-cut swing, one has to wonder how he’d adapt to the higher velocity pitchers in MLB. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Hold your sympathy for Bruce Arians, Tampa Bay Buccaneers after Antonio Brown’s latest debacle

The Bucs overlooked his domestic violence incidents. They overllooked his faking of a vaccine card that put his teammates and coaches at risk. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Just like the Red Sox, Patriots’ postseason berth comes a year ahead of schedule

It’s not an uncommon sentence to say over the last 20 years, but the Red Sox and Patriots are winners again. → Read More

Mastrodonato: New Year’s resolutions for the Red Sox in 2022

The Red Sox enter 2022 with something they didn’t have entering 2021: expectations. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Jackie Bradley Jr. is the Red Sox most interesting player entering 2022

No team knows him better than the Red Sox. No team needs a premier outfielder more than the Red Sox. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Patriots in need of a premier pass-catcher, as N’Keal Harry’s struggles have surfaced

That 2019 draft continues to be a thorn in Patriots’ side. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Red Sox irrelevant in Boston sports scene as 2021 comes to a close

There’s plenty to get excited about when Boston finally turns its attention to the Red Sox. We’re just so far from that, it’s hard to think about it right now. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Mac Jones played like a rookie against the Colts, and that’s OK to admit

It’s OK to admit that Jones played like a rookie. It doesn’t take away from the fact that he bounced back in the fourth quarter and made some better ones. → Read More

Mastrodonato: What we’re gifting the Red Sox for the holidays

It’s the holiday season and we’ve got some (imaginary) gifts to hand out. → Read More

Mastrodonato: David Ortiz belongs in the Hall of Fame, only purists could argue otherwise

Let’s not forget: MLB’s anonymous drug testing in 2003 was anything but reliable. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Red Sox prospect Jarren Duran could struggle to find playing time in 2022

The acquisition of JBJ clogged up the path to playing time for Duran after his poor rookie year. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Don’t overlook the Patriots unsung hero, 37-year-old kicker Nick Folk

Since Belichick took over in 2000, the Patriots have made an astounding 86.6% of their field goal tries, far and away better than the NFL average of 82.4% in that span. → Read More

Mastrodonato: Red Sox have options to replace Hunter Renfroe

It was a strange move, trading Renfroe for Bradley just before the MLB lockout, but the Sox roster is a bit more flexible now. → Read More

5 free agents that could have made sense for the Red Sox

With a handful of the market’s top players agreeing to deals before the lockout, we can see what other options the Red Sox might’ve had at their disposal. → Read More