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  1. Video: Should Pedroia be practicing?

    Gordon Edes

    Seeing Dustin Pedroia taking pregame grounders on his knees generated a heated debate: Was it a dumb and dangerous move or a gutsy show of enthusiasm and leadership? First Take weighs in....

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  2. Looking ahead to Red Sox-Yankees

    Gordon Edes

    NEW YORK -- First take on the first visit to the big town by the Red Sox, who arrive in New York running in place after losing a winnable series to the Tigers, when John Lackey, all 6-foot-6 of him, couldn't come up with the rebound Sunday after that...

    Blog | May 17, 2010
  3. Video: What's wrong with Beckett?

    Gordon Edes

    Today's First Take featured a debate on whether Josh Beckett's best days were behind him. Beckett has struggled mightily out of the gate, sporting a 7.46 ERA through seven starts. He has given up seven earned runs or more in three of his last four st...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  4. Video: Lackey looking forward to Sox-Yankees

    Gordon Edes

    Starting pitcher John Lackey was in ESPN2's First Take earlier today, talking about what he expects at Fenway's home opener Sunday night:...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  5. Edes: Sox will try to win with pitching and defense

    Gordon Edes's Gordon Edes was on First Take on Tuesday morning talking about what the John Lackey deal means for the Red Sox. Edes said the deal signals the Sox think "next season, winning is all about run prevention, pitching and defense." He...

    Blog | December 15, 2009
  6. Players looking forward to Yankees series

    Gordon Edes

    Amy K. Nelson was on First Take today talking about Boston's postseason pitching rotation heading into October, the tightened race with the Yankees in the AL East, and more....

    Blog | September 22, 2009
  7. Shoemaker ices Sox on first trip to Fenway

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- Here's one way to make your first trip to Fenway Park memorable: • Have a bucket of ice water poured on your head from the top of the Green Monster; • Take a no-hitter into the seventh inning; • Have your wife twe...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  8. Boston Red Sox sign infielder Ryan Roberts

    Gordon Edes

    The Boston Red Sox on Monday signed free-agent infielder Ryan Roberts, optioning Brock Holt to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room on the 25-man roster.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  9. Morning report: First day of school

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Good morning from the Fort, where the full squad officially takes the field for the first time this spring. It's a bit anticlimactic, given that so many players showed up early and have been working out for a while now, but this w...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  10. Positional series: Sox infield a strength

    Gordon Edes

    This is the first in a weekly series evaluating the Sox roster by category: infield, outfield, catching, starting pitching and defense. DH? Hey, David Ortiz is in a league of his own, but we'll take a look at him too. There is an infield in the Am...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  11. Bunt on Miggy? Here's why you don't

    Gordon Edes

    DETROIT -- Because of Miguel Cabrera's limited mobility at third, at first blush you would think the Red Sox would be bunting early and often on the Tigers' third baseman. So why haven't the Red Sox been doing so? Take a look at where Cabrera has ...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  12. Jake Peavy wants to win big with Boston Red Sox

    Gordon Edes

    Jake Peavy wants to win games and contribute to Boston's playoff push.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  13. Morning report: 10 things to note today

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Good morning from the Fort, where for the first time in 141 days, the Red Sox will take the field for a ballgame. Two, in fact, as they play Northeastern University at 1:35 p.m., followed by Boston College (lineups are HERE). T...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  14. Pitchers study up on the mental game

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A new wrinkle in spring training this year is a "mental skills" class for pitchers that takes place between 8:30 and 9 each morning, or at least the first two days of camp. Wouldn't you just love to see who's sleeping in the ba...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  15. Preaching patience for with Boston Red Sox starter Daniel Bard

    Gordon Edes

    It's too soon for the Red Sox to abandon the Daniel Bard experiment.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  16. Punto leadoff? Bobby: Number's nothing

    Gordon Edes

    DETROIT -- Well, that didn't take long. Two games into the season, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine is shaking up the Red Sox lineup, which has produced two runs so far, none in a 10-0 defeat by the Tigers on Saturday. For the first time in near...

    Blog | April 08, 2012