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10 most important body parts on Patriots roster

Christopher Price  |  06/28/2016 - 4:38pm EST

When you look up and down the 53-man roster, it’s clear that when it comes to measuring the most valuable, not all players are created equal. To take it a step further, not all body parts are created equal. With that in mind, here’s a list of the Patriots’ most important body parts — in no particular order — heading into the 2016 season. Tom Brady’s right shoulder Truth be told, this is more about Brady simply remaining upright than anything else — which means we could pick out any of his body parts — but when it comes to the quarterback, it seems to make sense to start with the shoulder. We can spend all the time in the world praising the greatness of Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman, but the ...

Exploring whether Steven Stamkos would (one million percent) be worth the money ...

DJ Bean  |  06/28/2016 - 1:41pm EST

Steven Stamkos is a stud and Boston fans are angry. The Bruins need defense and the market for even mediocre defensemen is outrageous. In a vacuum, this team’s biggest problem cannot be solved by throwing money at a center, but make no mistake: Stamkos can only be a solution. Though it shouldn’t need reminding, the Bruins have cap space (over $19 million) because they don’t have as many good players as they used to. Signing Steven Stamkos for over $10 million annually would both take up a ton of cap space and make things trickier as the team goes about re-upping Brad Marchand, Ryan Spooner and, should he have a great third season, David Pastrnak when their deals expire next season. Yet here’s where the Bruins should ...

How did Red Sox get here? They weren't who they thought they were

Rob Bradford  |  06/28/2016 - 4:01am EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- How in the world did they get here? Let it be known that about 10:45 p.m. on June 27, there stood four Tropicana Field clubhouse attendants outside the visitors clubhouse. The group of men, usually in constant motion on the other side of the door, stood idly by, seemingly not knowing quite what to do with themselves. What they were waiting out was John Farrell's post-game directive to his team, passing on the message (according to multiple players in the aforementioned get-together), "We're better than this." "Yeah, absolutely," Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia responded when asked if he concurred with his manager's proclamation following a 13-7 loss to the Rays Monday night. "I can't really ...

Why David Ortiz's heel has Red Sox holding their breath

Rob Bradford  |  06/28/2016 - 2:15am EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Welcome to David Ortiz's last season. "I'm not really worried about my heel. I don't want to have to worry about it. I just have to be smart about it," he said. "But who cares if my heel gets better if we're still getting our asses kicked?" That about says it all. The Red Sox would be in the postseason if the season ended today. And Ortiz is having the best first three months of his career. Yet both head into the season's second half carrying more than just a bit of trepidation. While so many rightfully focus on the Red Sox' pitching problems, few want to contemplate what would most likely be the real unsolvable season-sinker -- losing Ortiz. The talk of the designated hitter playing another year has ...

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06/28/2016 - 4:01am

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- How in the world did they get here? Let it be known that about 10:45 p.m. on June 27, there stood four Tropicana Field clubhouse attendants outside the visitors clubhouse. The group of men, usually in constant motion on the other side of the door, stood idly by, seemingly not knowing quite what to do with themselves. What they ... more »

06/27/2016 - 11:58am

When WEEI weekend host Butch Stearns broke the news that Celtics management knew which player it would take to lure free agent Kevin Durant to Boston, I'm guessing the answer wasn't Jaylen Brown. Nothing against the No. 3 overall pick, but for months all we've heard about is immediate improvement and impact veterans and making a move in the East and ... more »

06/28/2016 - 4:38pm

When you look up and down the 53-man roster, it’s clear that when it comes to measuring the most valuable, not all players are created equal. To take it a step further, not all body parts are created equal. With that in mind, here’s a list of the Patriots’ most important body parts — in no particular order — heading into ... more »

06/28/2016 - 1:41pm

Steven Stamkos is a stud and Boston fans are angry. The Bruins need defense and the market for even mediocre defensemen is outrageous. In a vacuum, this team’s biggest problem cannot be solved by throwing money at a center, but make no mistake: Stamkos can only be a solution. Though it shouldn’t need reminding, the Bruins have cap space ... more »

03/06/2016 - 11:42pm

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 »

06/24/2016 - 1:25am

Now the real work begins for Danny Ainge. If the 2016-17 Celtics are going to make a serious run at the Raptors and Cavaliers at the top of the East, the team's top basketball executive must go out and get the job done in free agency and trades. Shortly after midnight, Danny Ainge had the chance to explain himself for Thursday night. His staff ... more »

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