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Monday September 1, 2014

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  • Clearing the Bases - Sunday Aug 31, 2014 | 9:44 am

    Almanzar traded; Haley on again

    When Michael Almanzar came out of the Sea Dogs game Saturday night, it was not that unusual. Almanzar has been in out of the lineup with various ailments, usually the result of being hit by a pitch (shoulder, hand, etc.). But this time there was a different reason. Almanzar and Red Sox infielder/outfielder Kelly Johnson were traded to Baltimore for infielder/outfielder Jemile Weeks and minor league infielder Ivan De Jesus. […]

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    Sports - Saturday Aug 30, 2014 | 11:25 pm

    Maine shows off a fierce defense, but an offense that needs more bite

    So, the Black Bears are who we thought they were. Isn’t that the obvious conclusion after Saturday’s 10-6 victory over Norfolk State? The Maine defense, with holdovers and newcomers alike making big contributions, appears to be as ferocious as advertised. The offense, with not nearly enough holdovers, will need to muster enough positive plays to find the end zone every once in a while. At least for now. Norfolk State […]

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  • In The Huddle - Saturday Aug 30, 2014 | 5:10 pm

    Patriots make final cuts; roster likely still in flux

    The New England Patriots got down to the 53-man roster by releasing 19 players Saturday, but it appears Bill Belichick & Co., are nowhere near done with moves. The Patriots kept Ryan Mallett, which means they will go into the season with three quarterbacks, including Tom Brady and rookie Jimmy Garoppolo. The team released six veterans, the biggest surprise being long snapper Danny Aiken. Why? Because they don’t have a […]

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    Sports - Friday Aug 29, 2014 | 1:58 pm

    Collins turns into ‘the guy’ at quarterback for Maine

    When word finally arrived after practice Thursday, in a brief conversation with Maine offensive coordinator Kevin Bourgoin, Dan Collins felt comfort, not relief, at being selected the starting quarterback for Saturday’s season opener against Norfolk State. He’s “the guy.” At last. Collins, the redshirt sophomore who backed up Marcus Wasilewski a year ago, has been handed the reins to the Black Bear offense, beating out true freshman Drew Belcher after […]

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  • Clearing the Bases - Friday Aug 29, 2014 | 8:29 am

    Red Sox careful about Johnson; Ranaudo starts; Dogs close

    The Cleveland Indians once had a prized pitching prospect named Adam Miller, who threw only 70 innings in 2005 because of an elbow strain. In 2006, he pitched 166 2/3 innings for Double-A Akron and was scheduled for the deciding Game 5 of the Eastern League championship series, against the Portland Sea Dogs. But Cleveland said no. Miller was scratched before the game (which Portland won 8-5), worried that he […]

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  • Clearing the Bases - Thursday Aug 28, 2014 | 10:44 am

    Middlebrooks’ fade continues; Asuaje and Travis on the rise

    Used to be that you could count on Will Middlebrooks raking in Toronto. But in the past three days, he is 1-for-13 with eight strikeouts. He went 0-for-3 Wednesday night. Middlebrooks is batting .188 with two home runs. Since coming off the disabled list: .178, 0 homers, 23 strikeouts in 73 at-bats. Boston will give him a chance to turn it around. But how long? The Red Sox have acquired […]

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  • In The Huddle - Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 | 4:19 pm

    Patriots trade Mankins – one of the all-time greats, according to Belichick

    Bill Belichick has never been sentimental. In his position, you can’t afford to be. So while the trade of left guard Logan Mankins – a six-time Pro Bowl selection -from the New England Patriots to Tampa Bay for second-year tight end Tim Wright was stunning on Tuesday, it probably shouldn’t have been surprising. The Patriots need a tight end who can play in the slot and stretch the field. Wright, […]

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  • Clearing the Bases - Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 | 10:47 am

    Ranaudo Pitcher of the Year again; Dogs rolling with arms

    Anthony Ranaudo picked up his second Pitcher of the Year award, this time from the International League, where he was 14-4 with a 2.61 ERA for Pawtucket. Ranaudo won the Easter League award last year while with the Portland Sea Dogs. Ranaudo’s Pawtucket teammate, Matt Barnes, kept up his good run with 7 1/3 innings on Monday: 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K. Barnes (8-8, 3.80) has a […]

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  • In The Huddle - Monday Aug 25, 2014 | 4:00 pm

    Garoppolo to start Patriots final preseason game

    It is interesting to see that rookie Jimmy Garoppolo has been named the Patriots starting quarterback for their final preseason game, Thursday at the New York Giants. ESPN’s Adam Schefter also noted that Garoppolo is expected to play most of the game. What is equally interesting is that the Patriots, known for keeping everything close to the vest, would release this information three days before the game. What does it […]

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