TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB preseason: Red Sox at Rays, 1 p.m. (NESN) MLB preseason: Braves at Tigers, 1 p.m. (ESPN) MLB preseason: Giants at Brewers, 4 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB preseason: Phillies at Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network) NBA: Thunder at Mavericks, 8 p.m. (TNT) NBA: Knicks at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT) College basketball: NIT, Belmont at Clemson, 7 p.m. (ESPN) College basketball: NIT, Southern Miss at Minnesota, 9 p.m. (ESPN) NHL: Red Wings at Blue Jackets, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN) Soccer: Premier League, Manchester United vs. Manchester City, 3:45 p.m. (NBCSN)
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Philadelphia is said to be interested but first wants its medical staff to get a look at the quarterback’s surgically repaired right shoulder, as the 27-year-old Sanchez missed last season with a torn labrum.
Nick Foles is Philly’s starter, with the inexperienced Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne in reserve.
“That’s one of the positions we’ve always talked about having, a lot of depth, a lot of competition,” Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said Monday at the NFL league meetings in Orlando (via Philly.com). “If there was an opportunity for us to add a player that we thought added competition, was a good player, we’d have to look at that.”
Sanchez had some success running a hurry-up offense in his first two years with the Jets, although he became turnover-prone when the talent around him dwindled. He finished his Jets career with a 36-31 record as a starter with 89 total touchdowns and 72 interceptions.
In a farewell letter to Jets fans Monday, Sanchez wrote, “It’s time to move on.”
“Playing quarterback for the New York Jets has been the thrill of my young career,” Sanchez wrote. “We shared some incredible moments together that I’ll never forget.
“There were some tough times, but mostly good times,” he added. “In the end, I know I gave you and the Jets everything I had to win the Lombardi Trophy. I only regret that we couldn’t bring it home for all of us to share.”
– ESPN The Magazine polled 143 Major League Baseball players on a variety of topics, including which team they think will win the World Series. The defending champion Red Sox were fourth at 11 percent, trailing the Cardinals (19 percent), Tigers (18 percent) and Dodgers (15 percent), with the Nationals and Braves (7 percent each) just behind Boston.
Said one American League All-Star: “Boston still has a nice roster, but you have to think the Cardinals are just as good as last year, maybe a little better.”
The Yankees were ranked the most overhyped team at 44 percent, followed by the Dodgers (13 percent) and Angels (12 percent).
Said a National League outfielder: “The Yankees are the center of attention every year, so it’s fun to watch them when they’re going to be as bad as they will be this year. They’re just so old that there’s no way that lineup stays together. And even if they all stay healthy, it’s hard to see where guys aren’t tailing off.”
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was voted the most overrated player, garnering 24 percent of the vote, with Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig second at 21 percent. Suspended Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, of whom 51 percent of players said they would vote to kick out of the union, was the third most overrated player at 14 percent.
Angels outfielder Mike Trout (56 percent) was tabbed as the game’s best player, followed by Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (26 percent) and Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (6 percent).
Asked if they agree with Yankees manager Joe Girardi that MLB is ready for an openly gay player, 81 percent responded in the affirmative. And the players said they believed 9.4 percent of MLB players are still taking performance-enhancing drugs.
– No entrant survived the first weekend in the Quicken Loans billion-dollar bracket challenge, and billionaire Warren Buffet, who was behind the contest, is disappointed.
“I would have preferred to see it go quite a bit longer,” he said in an interview Monday on the Dan Patrick Show. “Not all the way, but quite a bit longer.”
Buffet said he hopes to repeat the contest in 2015 but with some changes that will make it possible for people to stay in the pool longer.
“I think we’re going to come up with something better next year,” he said. “We’ll make it a lot easier to enter. There were some questions that were a little tough, I thought. We’ll make it easier to win, but I think we’ll have an exciting prize.”
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On March 25, 1984, the Red Sox acquired Bill Buckner from the Cubs by sending Mike Brumley and which player to Chicago?
‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Indians baserunner Jordan Smith slides about 10 feet short of second base, although he has time to get up and get to the bag safely on a wild pitch.
At the Triad All-Star Dunk Contest, North Carolina 6-footer Carlee Clemons dunks over two 6-foot-8 players and a 6-foot-9 player to boot.
Toronto welcomes back the Raptor mascot, who had been out with an injury.
Estonian soccer team Nomme Kaliju puts on a bowling-themed celebration after a goal.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Dennis Eckersley
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Jeff Healey, who died in 2008, was born on this day in 1966.
We check in on the Patriots off-season with ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Mike updates us on Revis, McCourty, Wilfork and more.
Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.
Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.
The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.
David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game
In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.
Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.
Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk chat with Tom Curran about the Patriots declining Vince Wilfork's option and the status of Darrelle Revis.
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McPhee joined Dennis, Callahan and Minihane to give a first hand account of the proceedings inside the courtroom during the trial of the Boston bomber.
Peirre McGuire of NBC Sports to talk about the snake-bit Bruins and their chances of making the playoffs. Pierre then weighs in the idea of Christian Fauria playing goalie
Steve Cooper, reporter for 7 News, joined the show to talk about the first day of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial.
Legalization issues, substitute teachers shower outrageous movies, and Auntie Fee, the best cooking show host.
Michael, Dale and Jerry reflect on the career of Vince Wilfork with the Patriots, and wonder if it's really final... whether there's any chance at all that Vince could return to the Patriots.
Michael and Jerry talk about the Celts win last night, and a great play drawn up by Brad Stevens for the win.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss how losing Wilfork's salary cap hit might be part of a bigger plan to hang on to Darrelle Revis and others.
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
Adam Himmelsbach, Celtics beat reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the show to share his love of the Brow and discuss the surging Celtics playoff chances. Then we take a field trip to the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference and analyze the data with Rick Friedman.
Chris and comedian Will Noonan discuss the events of last night's Raw.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin previews the opening round of the Hockey East tournament with Northeastern coach Jim Madigan and Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and The Mack Report.
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