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With Rob Gronkowski out of picture, Patriots offense now belongs to Julian ...

Ryan Hannable  |  12/08/2016 - 1:45am EST

FOXBORO -- For the past several years, the Patriots offense has run through Rob Gronkowski. Many plays have been called just for him, many plays have been called knowing he's on the field and will dictate a certain coverage from the defense, and many plays have been called simply because he's on the field and he can make a play when the team needs one most. Earlier this week on Kirk & Callahan, Tom Brady all but admitted this. "Gronk has been a huge part of what we do," the quarterback said. "He’s been the focal point of our offense since he got here and it’s always more challenging when you don’t have that caliber of a player, but we’re still going to be able to find ways to move the ball down the ...

It's possible to like Chris Sale trade, but hate what it represents

John Tomase  |  12/06/2016 - 8:46pm EST

Here was my fear the day the Red Sox hired Dave Dombrowski: that we'd eventually look back at his tenure as the complete and utter dismantling of the Theo Epstein/Ben Cherington Era. I'm feeling a lot worse about that possibility today, because his work is virtually finished. On Tuesday, Dombrowski pulled off a blockbuster, acquiring White Sox ace Chris Sale. Outside of Clayton Kershaw, there hasn't been a better pitcher in baseball over the last five seasons. Sale is a stud. That's only half of the equation, though. Because to get him, the Red Sox shipped out the two best prospects remaining in their farm system -- Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech. I don't hate this deal. I can't hate this deal. It makes the Red Sox the clear favorites in the ...

Bigger than Pedro? Chris Sale deal unparalleled in Red Sox history

Rob Bradford  |  12/06/2016 - 2:54pm EST

OXON HILL, Md. -- The Red Sox just potentially made a more impactful trade than the one that brought them Pedro Martinez. They just acquired Chris Sale. OK, perhaps that's a bit of hyperbole, but it's fair to say we haven't seen a deal this big in recent memory. Why? Talent. Contract. Impact. Go ahead, fire away. Carl Pavano and Brian Rose for Martinez. Talent was undeniably comparable, but Pedro was becoming a free agent the next year and needed a contract extension. The Curt Schilling deal? He was 37 years old heading into his first season with the Red Sox. Josh Beckett was becoming a free agent two years into his stay with the Sox and didn't have anywhere near the track record of Sale. Adrian Gonzalez? He also was becoming a free agent ...

Bigger than Pedro? Chris Sale deal unparalleled in Red Sox history

Rob Bradford  |  12/06/2016 - 2:54pm EST

OXON HILL, Md. -- The Red Sox just potentially made a more impactful trade than the one that brought them Pedro Martinez. They just acquired Chris Sale. OK, perhaps that's a bit of hyperbole, but it's fair to say we haven't seen a deal this big in recent memory. Why? Talent. Contract. Impact. Go ahead, fire away. Carl Pavano and Brian Rose for Martinez. Talent was undeniably comparable, but Pedro was becoming a free agent the next year and needed a contract extension. The Curt Schilling deal? He was 37 years old heading into his first season with the Red Sox. Josh Beckett was becoming a free agent two years into his stay with the Sox and didn't have anywhere near the track record of Sale. Adrian Gonzalez? He also was becoming a free agent ...

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12/06/2016 - 2:54pm

OXON HILL, Md. -- The Red Sox just potentially made a more impactful trade than the one that brought them Pedro Martinez. They just acquired Chris Sale. OK, perhaps that's a bit of hyperbole, but it's fair to say we haven't seen a deal this big in recent memory. Why? Talent. Contract. Impact. Go ahead, fire away. Carl Pavano and Brian Rose for ... more »

12/06/2016 - 8:46pm

Here was my fear the day the Red Sox hired Dave Dombrowski: that we'd eventually look back at his tenure as the complete and utter dismantling of the Theo Epstein/Ben Cherington Era. I'm feeling a lot worse about that possibility today, because his work is virtually finished. On Tuesday, Dombrowski pulled off a blockbuster, acquiring White Sox ace ... more »

12/05/2016 - 11:16pm

The Patriots and Ravens have the most underrated rivalry in the NFL, and the two teams will get their chance to renew acquaintances Monday night in Foxboro in a game that has high stakes for both teams: New England can take another step toward home-field advantage if it wins, while Baltimore is looking to strengthen its hold on the AFC North with a ... more »

12/02/2016 - 9:26am

Oh, what Bruins fans would give to say, “Chara just looks slower out there” these days. After a lower-body injury derailed what was a strong start to his 19th NHL season, the Bruins’ captain has watched as his team has pieced together a 2-3-1 record in his absence, starting with the Nov. 22 he initially exited with the injury. Were it ... more »

03/06/2016 - 10:42pm

Jessica Moran, a reporter for Comcast SportsNet who covers the Red Sox, resigned from the network Friday amid questions about the nature of her relationship with the team's manager, John Farrell. "I have stepped away from Comcast SportsNet as I thought it was in my best personal and professional interest to do so," Moran wrote in a text to ... more »

12/04/2016 - 7:08pm

FOXBORO - Leave it to Tom Brady to find the perfect way to honor the first championship team of his career on the day he becomes the winningest quarterback in NFL history. It was the quintessential Brady game - quintessential for Tom Brady, circa 2001. Only Brady could pull off what he did Sunday in his 201st career win, a 26-10 triumph over the Rams ... more »

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Trent Dilfer with Dale, H…

Trent Dilfer with Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe

Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe speak with ESPN's Trent Dilfer and look ahead to the match-up with his old team, the Baltimore Ravens.

Real Postgame Show - Mr. 201, 12-4-2016

Butch Stearns joins Glenn and Fred to react to the Patriots victory over the Rams. They discuss Tom Brady's record setting 201st quarterback victory and debate if he is truly the greatest player of all time.

Real Postgame Show - Patriots defense back on track?, 12-4-2016

Glenn and Fred open the show reacting to the Patriots beat down of the Los Angeles Rams. They discuss the defense and debate whether todays game is a sign of things to come.

Celtics Podcast – Bad f…

Celtics Podcast – Bad finish against the Rockets and love for DeMarcus Cousins 12-6-16

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.

Celtics Podcast - How the Celtics can hang with Cleveland atop the Eastern Conference 11-30-16

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.

Celtics Podcast - Turning a corner with Al Horford back 11-28 -16

WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.

Hot Stove Show - How the …

Hot Stove Show - How the Sox got Sale, 12-7-2016

Mut and Tomase are joined by Rob Bradford to talk about just how the Red Sox were able to pull off this trade. Rob's sit down with Dave Dombrowski helps to reveal the timeline of the mega deal.

Hot Stove Show - Chris Sale to Red Sox, 12-7-2016

Mut and John Tomase open the Hot Stove show debating the blockbuster Chris Sale trade. Tomase argues that you can like the trade, but dislike Dombrowski for gutting the Red Sox farm system.

Rob Bradford chats with Dave Dombrowski at MLB Winter Meetings

WEEI.com's Rob Bradford sits down with Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski to talk about the Red Sox off season. They discuss how the blockbuster Chris Sale trade went down.

Saturday Skate - Rask doe…

Saturday Skate - Rask does it again, but debates rage on Krejci, Chara, Bergeron and Krug 12-3-16

Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.

Saturday Skate - Laird & Admiral on the Sox & Gronk, then first reaction as B's beat Sabres 2-1

The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction

Bruins Cast - B's missing offense but manage back-to-back road wins 11-2-16

Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.

K&C - Chris Sale meets th…

K&C - Chris Sale meets the Boston media; Larry Bird turns 60 12-7-16

Gerry, Kirk and Meter close out the final hour of the show discussing how Chris Sale will fit in Boston and Larry Bird's 60th birthday.

K&C - Gary Tanguay has reached a new low; Brian Cashman compares the Red Sox to the Golden State Warriors 12-7-16

Gerry, Kirk and Meter started the 8 am hour discussing the latest velfie by Gary Tanguay.

K&C - Ken Laird would not trade Andrew Benintendi for Clayton Kershaw; EBT cards gone wild 12-7-16

Ken broke some news in the 7 am hour by telling New England that he would not trade Andrew Benintendi for Clayton Kershaw.

OMF - Tom E. Curran talks…

OMF - Tom E. Curran talks about the disastrous Jets and previews Patriots/Ravens 12-7-16

Tom E. Curran joins Glenn, Lou and Christian to preview the Patriots game against the Ravens and to laugh at how bad the Jets have been,

OMF - The Patriots have a tough test again the Ravens defense 12-7-16

Glenn, Lou and Christian look ahead at the Patriots Monday Night Football game next week and talk about the big test they will face with the Ravens defense.

OMF - Stop worrying about the Red Sox trading prospects 12-7-16

Dave Dombrowski has now shipped off a bunch of the Red Sox top prospects. The guys address the big trade and look back at why the bigger risk would've been to ride with the prospects.

Trent Dilfer - Ravens wil…

Trent Dilfer - Ravens will provide good test for Gronk-less Patriots offense

Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe speak with ESPN's Trent Dilfer and look ahead to the match-up with his old team, the Baltimore Ravens.

Concerns about losing Moncada pop up 24 hours after the Sox trade for Chris Sale

Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the Chris Sale trade from all sides, and it's becoming abundantly clear that Michael is now afraid of losing Yoan Moncada.

Rob Bradford on the Sale trade live from the Winter Meetings

We check in with Bradfo, who's work is never done!

Ep. 43: Adam Carolla

Ep. 43: Adam Carolla

Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.

Ep. 42: The Godcast with Larry Johnson

Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.

Ep. 41: John Feitelberg of Barstool Sports

Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.

K&C's Tunnel Vision - Cal…

K&C's Tunnel Vision - Callahan & Minihane hash out their first real on-air fight 12-7-16

Episode 2 of the official podcast of Kirk & Callahan, as Kirk and Gerry acknowledge their first real on-air fight on that morning's show. The guys also discuss newbie Rich Keefe, Gary Tanguay, and Larry Bird's 60th birthday

Red Sox Farm Report Podcast - Chris Sale & Tyler Thornburg in, any prospects left? 12-6-16

Ken Laird and WEEI.com's Ryan Hannable take a look at the Red Sox' acquisitions of Chris Sale and Tyler Thornburg from the minor league side of the equation, and what's left of Dave Dombrowski's farm system.

Celtics Podcast – Bad finish against the Rockets and love for DeMarcus Cousins 12-6-16

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.

K&C - A tension filled st…

K&C - A tension filled start to the show with Gerry and Kirk; Keefer Madness has taken over WEEI 12-7-16

Gerry and Kirk got off to a rocky start when trying to discuss the Chris Sale trade. Kirk was feeling the Keefer Madness.

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OMF - Reaction to Chris S…

OMF - Reaction to Chris Sale being traded to the Red Sox 12-6-16

Glenn, Lou and Christian react live on the air when the Chris Sale trade was announced. The guys break down which prospects get sent over and how great the rotation now looks.

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K&C's Tunnel Vision - Callahan & Minihane hash out their first real on-air fight 12-7-16

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K&C - John Farrell is sig…

K&C - John Farrell is signed through 2018; Tom Brady continues to be better than the future stars 12-6-16

Gerry, Kirk and Alex opened the show discussing the extension of John Farrell. Alex loved the move.

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K&C - The listeners hate …

K&C - The listeners hate Alex Reimer; Alex thinks Gronk should retire 12-6-16

IN the 8 am hour listeners voiced their displeasure with Alex and Reimer made his case as to why Gronk should retire at the age of 27.

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