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Dave Dombrowski could be man to save Red Sox

John Tomase  |  08/04/2015 - 1:08am EST

It's time to play connect-the-dots. With tumult atop the masthead following the news that Sam Kennedy will replace Larry Lucchino as Red Sox president, the key question is how this affects baseball operations. Colleague Rob Bradford tackled this subject Monday, noting that while Kennedy supports general manager Ben Cherington, there's also a chance the team will adopt models in place on both sides of Chicago and in Los Angeles, where a general manager reports to some kind of president of baseball operations. Red Sox fans are familiar with the command structure of the Cubs, where Theo Epstein is the overall boss and Jed Hoyer the GM. The same holds true on the other side of town, where White Sox GM Rick Hahn serves under Kenny Williams. Los ...

Why picking players won't be new Red Sox president Sam Kennedy's thing

Rob Bradford  |  08/03/2015 - 8:29am EST

Sam Kennedy is taking over as president of the Red Sox. That's big news. He is, after all, replacing one of the most polarizing and influential personalities in team history. (When you've helped win three World Series championships, transform a baseball park that seemingly couldn't be transformed, and done so while firing off, and absorbing, more slings and arrows than any Boston sports executive in history -- as has been the case with Larry Lucchino -- you can be identified as "one of the most polarizing and influential personalities in team history.") But with news of Kennedy's promotion, one particular question should be surfaced above all others. Not even close. How is this going to affect player acquisition? It's a legitimate, ...

Trade deadline takeaways on thinking big, Aroldis Chapman, Cole Hamels

John Tomase  |  07/31/2015 - 11:03pm EST

Takeaways from the trade deadline, now that it's officially in the past ... 1. The Red Sox at least thought big At the trade deadline in 2009, the Red Sox made a monster offer to the Mariners in an attempt to land ace Felix Hernandez. Depending on whom you believe, they made about a dozen players available and told the Mariners they could choose five, with such notables as Clay Buchholz, Daniel Bard, Justin Mastersonand outfielder Josh Reddick on the list. Seattle declined. Could the Red Sox have made a similar offer for Oakland's Sonny Gray? A big league source familiar with their thinking wouldn't name names of potential targets but said they "threw a couple of things out there." With the Sox in the market for a young frontline ...

Red Sox used to be in middle of deadline action, as Justin Masterson, Adam ...

John Tomase  |  07/31/2015 - 1:00am EST

As one of the most exciting trade deadlines in years passes with the Red Sox sitting in the bleachers like a bunch of forlorn dodgeballers, it's worth remembering how routinely they used to find themselves in the middle of the action. We're not even talking about last year, when Jon Lester and Co. departed in a depressing purge. We're talking Scott Williamson in 2003, the Nomar stunner in 2004, Eric Gagne in 2007 (can't win 'em all), or Manny for Jason Bay in 2008. And then there's 2009. The Red Sox went for broke that July, and two of the players involved in two of the more interesting transactions in recent team history were at Fenway Park on Thursday. Right-hander Justin Masterson has returned, but six years ago, he was a 24-year-old ...

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08/03/2015 - 8:29am

Sam Kennedy is taking over as president of the Red Sox. That's big news. He is, after all, replacing one of the most polarizing and influential personalities in team history. (When you've helped win three World Series championships, transform a baseball park that seemingly couldn't be transformed, and done so while firing off, and absorbing, more ... more »

08/04/2015 - 1:08am

It's time to play connect-the-dots. With tumult atop the masthead following the news that Sam Kennedy will replace Larry Lucchino as Red Sox president, the key question is how this affects baseball operations. Colleague Rob Bradford tackled this subject Monday, noting that while Kennedy supports general manager Ben Cherington, there's also a chance ... more »

07/30/2015 - 5:50pm

FOXBORO — By the way he went about his business on Thursday, you’d never know Tom Brady was at the center of a continuing legal battle against the NFL commissioner. In the sweltering late July temps on the practice field behind Gillette Stadium, no one was hotter than the quarterback. While alternating reps with backup Jimmy Garoppolo ... more »

07/31/2015 - 12:13am

Part of this week’s Winter Classic announcement was a post-press conference feeding frenzy for the hockey media. Reporters from Boston and our neighbors to the north were free to swarm the likes of Gary Bettman, Cam Neely, Patrice Bergeron and the Jacobs family, among others, and fill their recorders with days’ worth of material. With both ... more »

01/29/2015 - 12:34am

"Tom Brady will never win another MVP. He's never going to play in another Super Bowl in New England. His best days are gone, and the days at a level right below his best days are gone. There will be flashes of the old form, but those will be outnumbered by what we've seen the last year and a half. It's only going to get worse for Brady and the ... more »

07/29/2015 - 7:14pm

FOXBORO -- The NFL is about to find out why you don't mess with the Kraft family. Especially not the patriarch. You don't double-cross Robert Kraft without some consequences. Old friend Roger Goodell crossed a line in the sand and there's no going back. Tom Brady took a cheap shot from the league well after the whistle and now the Patriots are fighting ... more »

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Full Transcript of the Br…

Full Transcript of the Brady appeal to the NFL has been released

Dale and Holley with Matt Chatham discuss the details.

Dale and Holley - Michael McCann talks about Brady's August 12th court date

Michael McCann of SI.com joins the Dale and Holley show to talk about the latest news surrounding the legal case Brady vs the NFL

It Is What It Is Cast: The return of LeGarrette Blount, Tom Brady update

FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.

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We Love Anthony Davis - Space Jam and Celtics Summer League with Jay King. 7-23-15

Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.

We Love Anthony Davis - Michael Holley Recaps NBA Free Agency 7-9-15

Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.

We Love Anthony Davis - Are the Celtics doomed? 7-1-15

How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.

Bradfo Show: John Tomase …

Bradfo Show: John Tomase talks potential changes in Red Sox decision-making process 08-03-15

Rob Bradford is joined by Weei.com’s John Tomase to talk about what the Red Sox might do now that Sam Kennedy has been named President of the team. Tomase raises the very interesting possibility of the Red Sox bringing in a veteran executive to call the shots when it comes to player acquisition.

Travis Shaw Player Of The Game Interview 8-01-15

Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway

Pedro Martinez, Baseball Hall of Famer joins the broadcast for an inning 07-28-15

Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney wit…

Bruins GM Don Sweeney with Dale and Holley

Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the Sunday Skate crew to discuss the future of the Bruins franchise 4-19-15

The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!

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El Prez from Barstool Sports on deflategate 8-4-15

The one and only El Prez from Barstool on deflategate.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines Craig James 8-4-15

The top stories of the day.

MIchael Wilbon on deflategate 8-4-15

The great Michael Wilbon joined us.

Lou and Greg fire back at…

Lou and Greg fire back at Michael Holley, 8-4-15

Greg and Lou defend some points they made yesterday about the Patriots defense.

Three For All - Christian has no game, 8-4-15

Although Christian has all the power in NFL media circles, he's got NO game in his own relationship.

Chris Mortensen deletes tweet after taking advice of Christian Fauria, 8-4-15

Chris Mortensen finally deleted his inaccurate tweet from January when he wrote that 11 of 12 Patriots footballs were underinflated by 2lbs. Mort made the decision after speaking to Christian on the phone shortly before. Listen to Christian, Merloni and Dickerson tell the story here.

Chris Mortensen finally d…

Chris Mortensen finally deletes "the tweet": response and reaction

Dale, Matt Chatham and Butch Stearns start the show by discussing the news of the day... THE deleted tweet.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive - 08-04-15

We close out the day with some of the best in sound that you may have missed.

Willie McGinest set to be newest inductee to Patriots Hall of Fame

We discuss the induction of Big Will, and what he meant to this team for over a decade.

Mikey's frustrated with P…

Mikey's frustrated with Pablo Sandoval 8-3-15

Mikey rants about Sandoval's weight, his lack of extra base hits, and his overall poor production in the month of July. Lenny Megliola and Chris Villani join in.

Planet Mikey Podcast - #RedSox giant vat of (stink)

Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!

Angry at the #RedSox ? Mikey Adams is (bleeping) ticked

Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.

Dale and Holley - Michael…

Dale and Holley - Michael McCann talks Brady's August 12th court date

Michael McCann of SI.com joins the show to talk about the latest news surrounding the legal case Brady vs the NFL

Final Drive - Christ Mortensen finally speaks.

Mort finally talks about snubbing WEEI, Jay Pharoah imitates athletes, and Ronda Rousey kicks some ass.

4at4 - Tom Brady Milestones

Its Tom Brady's 38th birthday and we look back at some of his biggest milestones.

Mike Florio on the NFL's …

Mike Florio on the NFL's handling of Brady's appeal 8-3-15

Mike Florio gave us his thoughts on Brady's appeal.

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El Prez from Barstool Sports on deflategate 8-4-15

The one and only El Prez from Barstool on deflategate.

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Robert Kraft goes rogue 8…

Robert Kraft goes rogue 8-3-15

Buck, Gary and Dino discussed Kraft's comments.

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Chris Mortensen deletes tweet after taking advice of Christian Fauria, 8-4-15

Chris Mortensen finally deleted his inaccurate tweet from January when he wrote that 11 of 12 Patriots footballs were underinflated by 2lbs. Mort made the decision after speaking to Christian on the phone shortly before. Listen to Christian, Merloni and Dickerson tell the story here.

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