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  1. Polanco's call-up and great young outfields

    David Schoenfield

    After two months of speculation, yearning from fans and guarded responses from the front office, the Pirates finally recalled 23-year-old outfielder Gregory Polanco. As Alex Speier wrote on ESPN Insider, Polanco's story is a fun one, as he rose from ...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
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  3. Gregory Polanco's metamorphosis from unknown prospect to hyped ro...

    Alex Speier

    Gregory Polanco is headed to the majors with major hype, but the craziest part is that he wasn't on the prospect radar as recently as two years ago.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2014
  4. Houston Astros pitching prospects adjusting to life at unfavorabl...

    Alex Speier

    Alex Speier checks into the adjustments Astros pitching prospects such as Mark Appel and Vince Velasquez are having to make at high-A Lancaster.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  5. Scouts still trying to decipher what the future holds for Trevor ...

    Alex Speier

    Alex Speier talks to numerous scouts and execs to see if there is any hope for former top prospect Trevor Bauer.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  6. The Jonah Keri Podcast: Alex Speier and Matthew Leach

    Jonah Keri

    On the eve of the World Series, Jonah Keri talks to's Alex Speier about the Red Sox, team chemistry, and the value of great baserunning. Then, Matthew Leach of discusses The Cardinal Way. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to t...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  7. Big concerns for playoff-bound clubs

    Buster Olney

    Even for teams that know they are going to play October games, questions hover. Such as ... Boston Red Sox: What's the status of Jacoby Ellsbury? He met with reporters Wednesday, Alex Speier among them, and Ellsbury said he can't wait...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  8. Ranaudo suffers setback with groin injury

    Red Sox pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo, whose 2012 season was limited to nine outings and 37 2/3 innings because of injury, suffered a groin injury last week while pitching in Puerto Rico and has been sent home. Alex Speier of reports ...

    Blog | December 02, 2012
  9. Westmoreland: Big leagues 'still my dream'

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Terrific story by Alex Speier of on Ryan Westmoreland, and the progress he is making from last spring's life-threatening brain surgery. He is taking batting practice, throwing from 120 feet, and running better. ...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  10. Rays still have hope

    Peter W. Hjort III

    In the wake of Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon being officially introduced as members of the Tampa Bay Rays' organization, manager Joe Maddon appeared as a guest "The Big Show" on WEEI on Tuesday. Alex Speier reports that Maddon had kind words on the ...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  11. Victor Martinez's price too high for Red Sox

    Rob Neyer

    To this point, it's not been a great offseason for the Red Sox, who lost one of their best players when Victor Martinez signed with the Tigers. Here's Alex Speier on the (non-)move, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia's apparent ascendance: So, why did the S...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  12. Is Adrian Beltre heading for Coop?

    Rob Neyer

    Last week, Scott Boras made some fairly amazing claims about Adrian Beltre, and's Alex Speier took things from there: "You can look at [Mike] Schmidt's career or George Brett's career or [Paul] Molitor's career in the case of Beltre," said...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  13. Big money for closers might be gone

    Rob Neyer

    In the midst of discussing Jonathan Papelbon's eventual long-term contract, WEEI's Alex Speier reviews the recent history of big deals for closers: There have been 12 multi-year deals of at least $9 million a year signed by closers. Three of the pi...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  14. Fisking Papi's provenance

    Rob Neyer

    Writing for WEEI, Alex Speier on the latest crackpot theory regarding the struggles of a certain Red Sox slugger ... Even with his current six-game hitting streak, Ortiz is now hitting just .197 with two homers, a .288 OBP and .308 slugging percenta...

    Blog | June 08, 2009
  15. The exploding market

    Every day someone has a new "worst signing because it impacts everyone else." From Jamie Walker to Justin Speier (and you question Danys Baez asking for $21 million over three years), Alfonso Soriano to Alex Gonzalez to Juan Pierre. This month gives ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 22, 2006