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Pedro Martinez tweets praise of David Price after gem vs Indians

Pedro Martinez tweets praise of David Price after gem vs Indians

Pedro Martinez had nothing but nice things to say about David Price after his performance vs the Indians on Thursday.

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After Price pitched eight scoreless innings, allowed only three hits and struck out seven Cleveland hitters, Martinez stated he is "very happy" for him and his ability to block out the noise and pitch.

The praise is warranted. Price has been sensational since the All-Star break with a 4-0 record and an American League-best 1.09 ERA. He still has to prove he can pitch like this in October, but a seal of approval from a Red Sox legend is undoubtedly a great sign.

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Nathan Eovaldi drawing early interest from nine teams

Nathan Eovaldi drawing early interest from nine teams

Two of the heroes from the Red Sox historic World Series run were set to become highly touted free agents at the start of the offseason. 

World Series MVP Steve Pearce quickly got back on board with a one-year , $6.25 million deal to return to the Red Sox.

Nathan Eovaldi, who inexplicably threw 97 extra innning pitches in the marathon that was Game 3 of the World Series, is expected to get a bigger contract. 

The 28-year-old right hander is reportedly drawing interest from as many as nine teams early on in the free agency process. The potential suitors are the Brewers, Phillies, White Sox, Braves, Angels, Blue Jays, Giants and Padres along with the Red Sox. 

Many of those teams can outbid Boston for Eovaldi, but he has stated a desire to stay with the Red Sox. 

Craig Kimbrel and Joe Kelly are also free agent pitchers the Red Sox have expressed interest in bringing back, so it should be interesting to see which dominos fall first.

If the Red Sox don't want to pay big money for Kimbrel, maybe they allocate their money in Eovaldi and Kelly. If Eovaldi or Kelly is lured away, will the Red Sox need to bring Kimbrel back to salvage their depth in the bullpen?

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Jackie Bradley Jr. honored with standing ovation at South Carolina game

Jackie Bradley Jr. honored with standing ovation at South Carolina game

Jackie Bradley Jr. had a lot more to brag about in his latest trip back to his alma mater.

The Boston Red Sox outfielder is making the rounds this weekend at South Carolina, where he spent three years on the Gamecocks' baseball team.

His latest stop Saturday night: South Carolina's football game against Chattanooga, where the crowd at Williams-Brice Stadium gave the 2018 World Series champion a rousing ovation as he was introduced.

Bradley actually wasn't the only Boston athlete at the game; New England Patriots cornerback and fellow Gamecock Stephon Gilmore also joined JBJ on the sideline.

Bradley had an epic career in Columbia -- he was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 South Carolina team that won the College World Series -- but it's safe to say he raised the bar in Boston this year. The 28-year-old won his first Gold Glove award and was named the American League Championship Series MVP en route to earning a World Series ring.

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