FORT MYERS, Fla. — After his two-inning simulated game Tuesday, David Price had little interest in rehashing last season. “I don’t look at last year … I’m focused on 2017.”
Then, when asked about his wind-up (which he abandoned for a brief stint at the end of last season), Price added, “That’s my only wind-up. That’s the way I’ve done it for a long time. That’s what feels natural to me.”
But while the pitcher is moving on to the new season without intending to turn things upside down, the umpires might not be letting him remain status quo.
According to Price, the MLB Player’s Association has already given him the head’s up that MLB umpires have him in their cross-hairs.
MLBPA special assistant Kevin Slowey recently informed Price that umpires are evidently uncomfortable with the way the lefty sets up when in the wind-up or stretch, suggesting there might be too much...
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Josh Rutledge is very much in the Red Sox plans this season. If Pablo Sandoval has any issues hitting against left-handed pitching, it’s the Rule 5 pick who is most likely the fail-safe.
But for a fourth straight game, Rutledge wasn’t in the lineup. Instead, the infielder could be found on the conditioning field behind JetBlue Park late Tuesday morning running under the watchful eye of the Sox’ training staff.
It turns out there has been a bit of an issue with Rutledge’s surgically-repaired left knee.
“After the first game I had some swelling in the tendons and we were trying to get that down before we ramped back up. Today I just got done running and it felt good,” Rutledge told WEEI.com. “They were saying there could have been some adhesions from the surgery that could cause the swelling. That usually heals quick. It’s actually a good thing opposed to getting...
The Patriots have roughly 24 hours to make a final decision on whether or not to place the franchise tag on linebacker Dont’a Hightower.
According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, there have been no indications on whether or not the team plans to do so, but it should be made clear even if the Patriots don’t place the tag on Hightower, it does not mean he will not return to the team in 2017. It simply means he will be an unrestricted free agent and able to talk with any other team.
Placing the franchise tag on Hightower may seem like a good idea to keep him a member of the team next season, but there are some negatives that come along with it.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — John Farrell didn’t have any answers Tuesday morning. Those will have to come over the next few days.
The Red Sox manager explained that there has been no further definition when it comes to whether or not Hanley Ramirez will join Team Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.
Ramirez, who is slated to leave camp to join Team DR in Miami Friday, still hasn’t played first base, with his throwing shoulder remaining somewhat of an issue due to stiffness. He continues to serve as the Red Sox primary designated hitter in Grapefruit League games.
“He’s in the lineup again today so how we get through the next couple of days and what his ultimate role will be in the WBC, that is still yet to be determined,” Farrell said.
Would he go to the WBC if first base is taken off the table?
“If that’s the role that they intended for him, I don’t know how we can...
TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Exhibition: NY Yankees at Boston, 1 p.m. (WEEI-AM 850) MLB: Exhibition: Baltimore at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (MLB Network) NHL: Arizona at Boston, 7 p.m. (NESN) NHL: Colorado at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. (NBCSN) NBA: Golden State at Washington, 7 p.m. (NBA) NBA: Charlotte at LA Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (NBA) College basketball: Buffalo at Ohio, 6 p.m. (CBSSN) College basketball: Georgetown at Seton Hall, 6:30 p.m. (FS1) College basketball: Maryland at Rutgers, 6:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network) College...
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox minor league infielder Josh Tobias, the player the organization got in exchange for Clay Buchholz. Tobias, as it turns out, may be one of the most interesting players in Red Sox camp, not only offering great stories about finding out about the trade, but explaining his interest in space, books and UFOs.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia to discuss the 33-year-old's longevity, his thoughts on Tom Brady's approach and what the real deal is when it comes to who is the leader in the Red Sox' clubhouse.
Rob Bradford talks with both Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes, and assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister, about the fascinating project the reliever undertook in the final month of 2016. Barnes explains how he, with the help of others, made a concerted effort to emulate Dellin Betances of the Yankees and how that exercise helped turn around the former No. 1 pick's season.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. More on the news that Garoppolo is staying with New England. Trenni says she likes paying taxes.
Albert calls and has some bad news.
Hour 3. Kirk is upset with some of the decisions being made. Breaking news: Schefter reports that Garoppolo won't be traded.
Adam Schefter of ESPN calls in to talk to Glenn, Lou and Christian about his report from this morning that said the Patriots will not be trading Jimmy Garoppolo,
The NFL is putting microchips in the footballs, but not for the reasons you think. Mike Mayock is high on Jimmy Garoppolo. Also, if the Pats don't sign Dont'a Hightower, what are they going to do with all that cap space?
Lou is ready to hate Al Horford for his consistently crappy stat line, and thinks someone who gets 10-12 rebounds a night would be more helpful. Glenn brings up Dwight Howard and DeMarcus Cousins as reasons why he's wrong.
Dale, Michael and Keefe discuss the Patriots declining to use the franchise tag on star Linebacker Dont'a Hightower, and whether that means he's as good as gone, or if the Patriots still have a shot at retaining him.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss the Bruins needs and whether or not they should be acquiring or trading away players or assets at the deadline given their better play of late.
Now that Minnesota is releasing him, would the Patriots take a look at Adrian Peterson or is he not a fit here? We discuss.
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Ben, Russ, and Alex talk about the decision by the Leicester City to dismiss Claudio Ranieri just months after winning the Premier League and if Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez will sign with the MLS this summer?
Christian and Dr Gill talk about how baseball players need to stay in shape in the offseason, continuing maintenance during the season, and how Pablo Sandoval's health could be after missing nearly an entire season.
Hour 1. Reimer joins Kirk and Gerry on the Monday after the Oscars. A mistake leads to the best moment in Oscars' history.More from this show
Hour 4. Sound from the first Pete and "Captain Kirk" show. Kim Jong-Un is has lethal chemical weapons. The Patriots would never give a receiver money like the Steelers did.More from this show
Hour 3. Moonlight wins after a big mistake. Curtis's dad paid for his dog's plane ticket.More from this show
Hour 1. Gerry is joined by Alex Reimer and Pete Sheppard. Pete and Alex battle it out. Alex doesn't think Gronk's act is genuine. The Celtics lost and Isaiah is being shut down by opposing teams.More from this show