With rumors swirling that the Red Sox are scouting Cole Hamels, the guys discuss the idea of acquiring the Phillies' starter and how the move could impact the resigning of Jon Lester
[0:00:05] ... they slipped into the game. You guys warming to the idea oh. ColeHamels Red Sox -- I am warming. You better. It was like it's gonna happen right. There's just no way to but I had no matter what we do no matter what angle. We go at it there's no way of avoiding JonLester and his contract you used to call -- I -- I don't you're doing I tell you don't talk about John -- contract Jimmy what you do bring a Cole -- was the latest joke. JonLester nick of parliament's BA are exorbitant Karl's fault of our shown huge fan of you so he can try to. During a day to get JonLester out of town on -- -- ceased talking about it just for you Christian and alternate back to you. Listen it's all star -- nick apart up. Mentioning it today in a global saying that ColeHamels why not mean they have this god and it's his starts the look at Adam. I guess we're sure that it's ColeHamels that looking at a look at his start was it just his over the Kamal -- new guy I don't feel bad rated pop. I'm not really crazy about this at all. Andy merits because it's it's in that range right of ColeHamels has four years left ninety million dollars 22 and a half each year. There's a 881 -- million dollar team option point four million dollar vesting option. It's one of those things based we're talking about we're matching which JonLester in that fifty years -- vesting option afforded -- told a couple years before nick accent. So. Looking at four years ninety -- that's why puts it there for a top rotation guy. I'm just I'm really ethic he's -- ColeHamels a very good pitcher. But what before year's ninety with him. -- much radical five at 125 JonLester. I would much rather do that I know that this this goes back to hold citing big time free to bring in the mean here does gold. Activist CarlCrawford deal I know JonLester can pick sheer. I give him 24. Then wondering if ColeHamels can come in and each year for 2.2 million dollars. -- -- know this what are what or we don't wanna give to three million dollars more a year in one more year -- -- get a guy that we don't even know. It -- Boston let alone American leak. Not not not not big on this at all. It's not just fiscally irresponsible. Did you would love this deal are they what is. The biggest question on JonLester was why are they not -- and why are they not doing it he doesn't. He's not a guy that. Nick pulls ... [0:03:46] ... there's the other thing we're talking about Kenny pitched the American League ColeHamels had a very. -- -- career which you agree yet to 93 right now 106 -- to 33 walks this season five straight years and any RAF three point 60 or lower. You're kind getting into you well JonLester territory guests are winning looking at the wins and losses in the as the Phillies haven't been that good and. Notably years ... [0:04:44] ... 22 and a half million dollars on that and almost thirty. Now ColeHamels was 26 and Celtic my chances of also saving years. He's not he'll be 31 as well he's got a Ford have -- his career to -- the American League teams. For 22 and a half. I'd rather give JonLester 26 million dollar you. Hate you hate that idea -- I thought that I don't like the idea but it -- it would just be JonLester either what -- yes exactly and see that's the second coat of paint to this it's not just as simple as do you give up on JonLester to get ColeHamels. You're also gonna have to give up more. Now to get Hamels to the Philadelphia Phillies in -- going to get in return for JonLester my right to assume that. There's no question because one -- gut. You -- time left on his deal. We're erased a ... [0:05:52] ... what's going on here the Phillies know that you're trying to replace JonLester the Phillies aren't just looking at ColeHamels. Asked ColeHamels in this deal. If it is to be true. They're looking at ColeHamels as big guys the Red Sox are trying to get to beat their ace like I keep saying my position is being consistent on this if you give up on an -- union hates the Phillies are looking at a from that perspective as well and they are going to demand. Ace level return. Even if ColeHamels is in the pitch of the JonLester is and that has to be factored in yet to whether or not is a Smart dealer and. It basically the Cole ...
The guys break down their favorite and most cringe-worthy moments from lat night's ESPYSs
[0:00:10] ... through their. I don't let her. Discussion on -- we have. That ColeHamels is not stupid. And again I won't back that collars when I don't think he was trying to suggest that ColeHamels the human being is -- I think you're saying the acquisition of ColeHamels to lose JonLester would be stupid. ColeHamels apparently is not stupid -- what -- -- about his no trade clause. Limited limited no trade clause that this year. He ... [0:04:46] ... was not easy the -- crying he cries of people standing -- MarianoRivera wanted the greatest closer of all time. Twenty years dominant from day one down at the end he gets pulled out of the game by Andy Pettitte and -- DerekJeter. And everybody's crying and that we go to USA got in pool African plate. Are supposed to be its pool play. And ...
Talks between both parties started last month before tailing off due to a lack of progress and the start of the league’s free agency window. Sacramento, which reportedly offered Jason Thompson and either Derrick Williams or Jason Terry in the original deal for Smith, reportedly is looking for a third team to complete the deal.
Stuckey, who played for the Pistons for the last seven years, was made expendable after Detroit added Jodie Meeks and D.J. Augustin to its backcourt this offseason. Last season, Stuckey averaged 13.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.
Jones, who will reportedly earn 1.4 million next season, should be a threat from beyond the arc for the Cavs next season. While he only played in 20 games in 2013-14 with the Heat, Jones shot a career-high 46 percent from 3-point range.
Jones isn’t the first former Miami player to join James in Cleveland, as Mike Miller agreed to a two-year deal with the Cavaliers on Tuesday.
– The Lakers added some much needed depth to their frontcourt Wednesday, signing power forward Ed Davis to a two-year, $2 million deal, The Associated Press reported.
Davis’ NBA career got off to a promising start after being taken with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, averaging 7.7 points and 7.1 rebounds in his first season with the Raptors.
Davis has since bounced between Toronto and Memphis, posting career averages of 6.9 points and 5.9 rebounds.
With the departure of Pau Gasol to the Bulls and Chris Kaman to the Trail Blazers, Davis should see a steady amount of playing time alongside Jordan Hill and rookie Julius Randle.
Blair, who played only one season in Dallas, averaged 6.4 points and 4.7 rebounds last year. Blair spent first four seasons in the NBA with the Spurs, averaging 7.5 points and 5.6 rebounds in San Antonio.
Dallas acquired the rights of Emir Preldzic as part of the deal.
Andre Johnson (the rapper, not the Texans wide receiver) had quite the eventful turn of events this past April. The rapper, whose group Northstar is affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan, cut off his penis and jumped from a second-story building in North Hollywood three months ago.
“See, that would ruin my whole weekend,” Dennis said.
Johnson, who admitted that he under the influence of drugs at the time, said that he did the painful deed because he views himself as a higher entity than just a mortal man.
“Yes, I was using drugs that night, but I was in complete control,” Johnson said. “I cut it off because that was the root of all my problems. My solution to the problem was the realization that sex is for mortals, and I am a god. Those kinds of activities got me into trouble, and I came here to be a god.”
“Tiger Woods could have saved himself a lot of heartache had he taken this approach,” Dennis added.
Ted, the foul-mouthed, drug-using teddy bear from the 2012 comedy film of the same name, was inspired by someone else’s idea, according to a claim.
Bengal Mangle Productions is filing a copyright infringement complaint against Ted director Seth MacFarlane, stated that “Ted” is a rip-off of “Charlie the Abusive Teddy Bear.”
“If it bombed, there would be no lawsuit,” Dennis said, adding: “This is one of the prices you pay when you get up into the rarefied air of Hollywood and any hugely successful enterprise. People come after you.”
“They had a casting call. … They want extras,” Callahan said. “They wanted like ugly Irish guys. … I thought about going up there, but I figured around here there would be like a million guys in line.”
CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, said he does not tell his on-air talent what to say in situations such as this.
“We haven’t talked to them yet. Generally speaking, we do not tell our announcers what to say or not say,” McManus said. “Up to this point, it has not been a big issue for us. Last year, it was simmering; now it’s reaching a hotter level. But we probably will not end up dictating to our announcers whether they say Redskins or don’t say Redskins. We leave that up to them and our production team.
“There are times when something becomes important enough that we talk to them, and between now and the start of football season we’ll decide what is the right thing to do.”
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McManus’ comments come the same week U.S. Attorney General Eric Holderexpressed his disapproval. A longtime Washington resident, Holder made his position clear in an interview on ABC’s “This Week.”
“I think the name ought to be changed,” Holder said. “I think it is an offensive name. And the Redskins, that organization is a great one. It’s a team with a stories history that has huge amounts of support in Washington, D.C. And I think in the 21st century they could increase their fan base, increase their level of support, if they did something that is, from my perspective that, so obviously right.”
Bethel punched Amber Battle in the face, breaking her jaw. Despite video of the incident, a Lubbock County grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict Bethel for aggravated assault, and in fact requested that his scholarship be reinstated.
Wrote the grand jury to Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt: “We believe he was unduly and prematurely punished. This was an unfortunate incident in a pickup basketball game. This is a matter that should not result in criminal charges for either party. … We desire to see Mr. Bethel’s scholarship reinstated.”
Battle, who admitted that she shoved Bethel first, will sit out all her team’s games in the month of November as punishment.
Mia Henderson, whose legal name was Kevin Long, was the second transgender woman killed in the city in the last two months. While there is no proof of a connection, the murders have rattled the community.
“I will not slow down. I will not allow us to not stay on top of these. We will push extremely hard,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said (via CBS Baltimore).
Tweeted Bullock: All i can say is my brother showed me how to live your own life. Love you so much man. Gone but not forgotten.
Added Bullock: At least i sent the last love you to my brother.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 17, 1995, which Red Sox pitcher became just the second Sox player to surrender a home run to the first batter he faced in his major league debut, giving up a long ball to Keith Lockhart of the Royals in Boston’s 4-3 loss?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The whole thing about that is I don’t know how to work Twitter yet and I’m not on my Twitter, so I don’t know where that came from.” – Heat rookie Shabazz Napier, on the controversy regarding him unfollowingLeBron James after James’ decision to leave Miami for Cleveland