Fox 25's Butch Sterns, Alex Reimer and Jon Meterparel open the show asking if the Patriots are morally in the right to bring in Michael Floyd and was not signing Edwin Encarncion a good move for the Red Sox?

Good morning, here is your Friday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

Good morning, here is your Friday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Boston at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. (NESN)
NBA: Oklahoma City at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (CSN; NBATV)
NBA: Dallas at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (NBATV)
College football: Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
College football:Louisiana Tech vs. Navy, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College football: Ohio vs. Troy 8 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Providence at Boston College, 4 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Harvard at Houston, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Auburn at UConn, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Tulsa at San Diego State, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Rutgers at Seton Hall, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Arkansas State at Minnesota, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: DePaul at Missouri State, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Florida A&M at Wisconsin, 9 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: San Francisco at Illinois State, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Wyoming at USC, 11 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

— The Indians have signed free agent Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year, $60 million deal, pending a physical, ESPN confirmed.

The deal also includes a $20 million fourth year club option or a $5 million buyout.

Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis tweeted this after the deal was finalized:

— The Miami Heat retired Shaquille O’Neal’s No. 32 jersey in a halftime ceremony on Thursday  during their 115-107 win over the Lakers, the team that traded O’Neal to the Heat in 2004. 

O’Neal had some fun with the fact the Lakers were in the building and wore the championship ring he won with Los Angeles: 

The Heat gave O’Neal a diesel truck, in keeping with his “Diesel” nickname, which his mom, Lucille, drove onto the court during the ceremony.


Heat president Pat Riley spoke and said O’Neal “changed our franchise” and “was very serious about winning.”

O’Neal also spoke and called his time with the Heat “some of the best years of my NBA career.”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I think in life everyone makes mistakes. I think right now it is about learning about that mistake. I couldn’t be in a better position right now with this team. The guys that they have around here are keeping me focused and working hard.” — Michael Floyd, on joining the Patriots after his DUI arrest last week

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Hanley Ramirez (33), Victor Martinez (38)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Lucy Burdge
Christian discusses his thoughts on the Patriots Day movie. Seasonal depression is for real. Only New York writers know how to truly troll New York sports fans. And it could only cost you $350 to pursue your football dreams. Oh, and talent.

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George Karl has a book out where he destroys his former players. He kind of comes off like a douche. Jagr's ass has, yet again, made history. Was Clay Buchholz a sweaty pitcher or a greasy pitcher?
Mut & Tom keep the Michael Floyd conversation going, plus Mut muses about the meaning of Jacoby Brissett's activation off IR. Also, Tom shows off his pipes by singing a Christmas song Mut's never heard of.
Mut & Tom keep the Michael Floyd conversation going, plus Mut muses about the meaning of Jacoby Brissett's activation off IR. Also, Tom shows off his pipes by singing a Christmas song Mut's never heard of.
Mut & Tom E. Curran delve deeper into whether Michael Floyd's DUI video & apparent lack of contrition matter for the Patriots and the player.
Mut & Tom E. Curran delve deeper into whether Michael Floyd's DUI video & apparent lack of contrition matter for the Patriots and the player.
The recent slump for the Bruins doesn't seem like it will end well for Claude. Will Claude last the season?

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[0:09:53] ... whole work ethic thing and you know that whole article. Oh about Carson Palmer who talked with Peter King last week about Michael Floyd and not a guy that it sounds like. Football is number one priority which is a little bit surprised at the patron that shot out of there because that's again what kind of got the patriarch. And to Michael's point let's be honest there's a certain cachet that goes with being Bill Belichick in this town. We we invariably questioned things when he does it. And invariably we end up saying okay all right like Jamie Collins for instance all this defense golf ball part now what LT think it. All right maybe knew what he was the one okay. We always come back to that because bill Belichick's got the resume. Got a hardware. Got that got everything he's got the at the hall of fame quarterback the hall main ...