We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?

[0:01:38] ... out Daniel not a year ago and kissed his biceps. And as David Ortiz points out has about two days in the big leagues and he's gonna tell big poppy. -- shoot like that that way ...
[0:02:08] ... what your great idea. -- flipped over on -- back. Group wonder David Ortiz and let -- launch a moon shot don't give up a home run. And I don't care really about his service time ...
[0:03:43] ... but it's also funny that the guy who's a sensitive as anyone David Ortiz. Is always in these these little disputes because you know things in the game bother him. And he's supposed to do his ...
[0:07:15] ... and it. Look I am I not only do I think what David Ortiz was okay. I would have had a problem if Chris archer had a next time he faced them. Here's the deal. If you have unwritten rules not rules. Okay. It's a little news flash for Chris archer if it's unwritten if there's an unwritten rule it's not a rule. Rules are written down everybody knows what they are here they are here the rules you can do this you can do this year and you can't do that. There's nothing that says David Ortiz can't let the baton showboat F three hits a home run. So what's -- unwritten rule and is there any sport that's ...






We talk about four of the biggest mistakes the Red Sox have made over the past 30+ years.

[0:00:37] ... found. Oh mistakes there have been a plenty and we'll start with Carl Crawford seven years a 142. Million. The Contra was so bad. That it prevented them from ending up getting Jacoby Ellsbury on top ...
[0:01:37] ... that press conference footage. -- tiger about the dynamic player and even Carl Crawford now says signing it was a mistake -- but to be fair a lot of people said it was a mistake at ...
[0:02:10] ... a -- contracts aren't like at the time the fact that the Red Sox. Overpaid for somebody like -- call Crawford got a name here brought an Adrian Gonzales is just about the same time. It ...
[0:03:03] ... we was treated. Yes we are the summer of 1990s. On the Red Sox make a big deal for their pennant push. They traded prospects Jeff Bagwell for Larry Anderson Larry Andersen made fifteen relief appearances ...






We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.

[0:04:42] ... For a -- Torre felt weird on it and then he had Bernard Pollard the typhoid Mary of patriots lower leg injuries. -- to the ground in and rip that that's a that's a damn -- ...
[0:05:31] ... of it was he ready was he not ready we need doctor James Sanders to now consult on this and will be his decision. But the patriots decision patriots have cleared him and you hear rumblings ...
[0:07:34] ... gonna go with a big -- I will say this and and Matt Chatham our colleague here tweeted about this. About him wearing the big arm brace and he said many times when guys. Have to ...
[0:17:52] ... I've I've been watching sports -- -- down to let up. Both Tedy Bruschi and -- the warmer down there I saw Robert Kraft was on Bill Belichick was on Tom Brady was on. And they ...






We discuss the suspension of Ray Rice, and how the act he committed certainly seemed like it warranted a harsher penalty from the strict front office of Roger Goodell.
We tackle four topics, all sparked by our interest in the story about the Browns fan peeing on Art Modell's grave this past week.
We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.

[0:03:49] ... he would clearly. The number one guy in the community on the Baltimore Ravens used this state spokesman for anti bullying campaign. So you know I think he also. Got some credit some some points or ...
[0:07:33] ... Peter King Sports Illustrated in the MM QB. Look let's be honest Bill Belichick economic news very often when he gets together with a -- fact usually just the opposite he tries to keep the news from yet. So when he just casually dropped the word yesterday that Rob Gronkowski been cleared -- full go for training -- -- was out on the field with his teammates today. It's surprised a lot of us do you think it surprised the other teams in the AFC east. Well it's obviously been an excellent offseason for rehab for Rob Gronkowski because clearly. I think most people felt that he'd start ...
[0:09:45] ... changing. All time great perhaps defensive player for the patriots we think Tom Brady is that guy. What his career is over he's probably gotta be -- But I don't think there's anybody on the patriots ...





We check in with the manager of the local nine to get his take on the Sox recent hot run, the performance of the pitching staff and much more.

[0:00:06] ... pretty good chance -- gonna lose now and then. And unfortunately for Jake Peavy there's a pretty good chance when he pitches they're not -- score any runs. It it it varies from year to year last year was John Lackey was in that case that can't. I mean they just didn't score we pitched it just didn't I can remember -- were ...
[0:00:55] ... be called a tough luck losers without a lot. It's not on John Lackey level Lester John Lackey had a losing record last year it was a good pitcher. Problem. Jake Peavy is not a good picture Lois ER plus of his career right now highest -- of his career right now. Second highest ERA of his career right now. Tied for the highest home run up per nine innings of -- career one point five where's that -- block these are bad pitcher who. Communicates well with the media. That's why he's described this -- it's medium guys at 101 these are good. It IE -- manipulation -- an international sport all towards Jake Peavy all of that corny not run support problem that's the picture problem. Like even who is armed and they worked it out. ...
[0:02:47] ... Ed you know what will dive right into it with the weight Jake Peavy has been pitching. Are you a point where you consider replacing him in your starting rotation. No not at this point. And ...
[0:04:56] ... pitcher on the team. What do -- Iran's support last year was John Lackey we were talking about the second remembering your work Tim Wakefield just didn't get any run support whatsoever. Is this Jake -- ...






We discuss Sidney Rice's retirement from the NFL, and the greater issue, which is concussions and head injuries in the NFL.

[0:00:33] ... injuries that included two concussions. You remember that Haiti tucked in the Super Bowl. Where he just got. Whopper. And he has decided primarily because the concussions. He said himself that. It's just not worth it ...
[0:01:07] ... anymore now we as football fans we applaud and appreciate tough players. Wes Welker ominous -- -- He'd get over the middle get his head taken off get back up and get back in the huddle. ...
[0:02:57] ... he wanted to look at this. Where they they've looked at videotape. Wes Welker talking in 2007. And compared it to how Wes Welker sounds talking now. And sounds different. And you know there is a cumulative hold these things take after awhile. And to Sydney ...
[0:04:21] ... think 09 might have been when I started to feel it. That Wes Welker would see -- just trying to. Shake his head in and they're not all concussions but now the research says it's not ...






We tackle four topics all revolving around predictions and concerns for the Patriots entering the 2014 season.

[0:07:56] ... You get back to normal production from guys like Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly and Jerod Mayo injured guys. Really decimated the Patriots defense last year then I think. You're looking at a top five defense ...
[0:09:16] ... love some of these guys Mike Vrabel. Tedy Bruschi. Rodney Harrison. Even Ty Law. I don't think we've seen an all time great Richard Seymour and we've seen an all time great on defense in his ...
[0:14:36] ... offensive line currently here I was but -- part of that was Logan Mankins to. Remember. -- beat him in media in Denver right he'd like now pot is sold. He's not getting replaced. So that's ...
[0:16:46] ... he's been -- Right guard -- in the cross hairs right guard Dan Connolly Connolly -- 32 in September started 58 games over the past four seasons has several factors working against them. He was so ...






We talk about what the New England Patriots and the rest of the NFL might look like in 2014.