Sports Reporter

Alex Speier

Alex Speier has been covering sports for the Globe since 2015, with most of his time devoted to the Red Sox beat with additional forays into the Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins. Prior to the Globe, he covered the Red Sox for a number of outlets, including WEEI.com, the New Hampshire Union Leader, Boston Metro, and the Herald.

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Alex Speier

J.D. Martinez and the art and science of the swing

By , Globe Staff

The Red Sox slugger’s swing has been likened to a samurai sword and a Ferris wheel, and it gives him incredible power.

Alex Speier

With Jackie Bradley mired in a slump, what are the Red Sox’ options?

By , Globe Staff

The outfielder’s struggles are becoming so extreme that his role could be in question.

Orioles question Red Sox’ stolen bases, umpire’s strike zone

By , Globe Staff

No one had stolen a base on Kevin Gausman this season, and he and manager Buck Showalter also had issues with balls and strikes calls.

Alex Speier

Diving into the great Christian Vazquez vs. Sandy Leon debate

By , Globe Staff

Neither catcher is hitting, but Leon seems to be getting the most out of Red Sox pitchers when he is behind the plate.