TSS:Without A Curse

Alex Reimer has been hosting the critically acclaimed, “Without a Curse,” since July of 2005. Alex has been profiled in The Boston Globe, as well as been a guest on both “The Today Show” and “The Tonight Show” for his work on the podcast. Alex has very strong opinions, and is not afraid to share them! Anything stated on the show will be factually backed up…and if a guest doesn’t back up his opinion, then Alex will challenge them on it. In the offseason months (November-April), “Without a Curse” is published every Monday. Throughout the baseball season (April-October), “Without a Curse” becomes a bi-weekly production, published every Monday and Thursday.

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John Farrell's Contract Extension Is Unnecessary

Updated about 4 days ago.

Alex talks about a busy week in Red Sox spring training inside this edition of "Without a Curse."

The Red Sox announced Saturday the team had signed John Farrell to a contract extension through 2017 with a club option for 2018. Though it's understandable that the Red Sox didn't want Farrell managing this season with no job security, Alex says the better move would've been to pick up his option for 2016. At this stage, Farrell's managerial track record is still relatively unproven.

Alex also talks about whether Pablo Sandoval's weight is an issue, Farrell's revelation that Shane Victorino will be the Red Sox's starting right fielder and if it's a good thing that Larry Lucchino's role may be marginalized.

In the "Around the League" segment, Alex explains why baseball's latest pace of play measures don't go far enough and gives his take on Alex Rodriguez's apology letter (hint: it'll probably be the most noise he makes all season).

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