MLB.com, citing a baseball source, is reporting that the A's have made Red Sox pitching coach Curt Young their "top target" in their search for a pitching coach to replace the fired Ron Romanick. Young spent seven years as the A's pitching coach from 2004-10 before leaving Oakland to join the Red Sox for the 2011 season.
In 2010, Young guided a youthful Oakland pitching staff to the best ERA (3.47) by an American League team since 1990. However, after the season, he declined the A's offer of a new contract to pursue other opportunities in the game, which quickly became a job with the Sox.
However, the Sox finished the year with a 4.20 ERA, ninth in the American League, and due to injuries and underperformance, the rotation collapsed in September, when a 7.08 ERA played a major role in a 7-20...
Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo, who Boston fans remember for his inconsistency and insult of Tim Thomas in the Stanley Cup finals -- is off to a slow start this season, and Vancouver fans are letting him know they don't like it. During Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Rangers, Luongo was booed by his own fans.
Said Luongo Wednesday: "The good thing is it has happened so many times, I've gotten used to it."
Luongo's teammates, including backup goalie Cory Schneider, came to his defense. “It kind of sucks," said Schneider, a Boston College product. "For a guy who’s done more for this franchise perhaps than any other goalie in the history of the team, you would think he might get a bit of slack or some more leeway.”
Also in the news, Jets coach Rex Ryan backed himself into a corner when he bragged Wednesday that he would have led the Chargers to multiple Super Bowl titles had he been named coach in 2007. After...
Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is scheduled to join the Mut and Merloni Show on the WEEI Sports Radio Network at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Buchholz will be the second member of the much-maligned Sox starting pitching staff to speak out about what transpired throughout the 2011 season, with Jon Lester having spoken to various media outlets -- including WEEI.com -- Monday.
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According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres have had internal conversations about the merits of acquiring starter John Lackey should the Red Sox prove willing to eat almost all of the right-hander's remaining salary.
Lackey is still owed $45.75 million over the next three seasons under the terms of the five-year, $82.5 million deal he signed after the 2009 season. The 32-year-old (who turns 33 next week) is 26-23 with a 5.26 ERA in two seasons with the Sox, including a 12-12 record and 6.41 ERA in 2011, the worst ERA ever by a Sox starter in a season in which he threw at least 120 innings.
Padres manager Bud Black was Lackey's first big league pitching coach with the Angels, and that familiarity -- along with the spacious dimensions of PETCO Park and a change of scenery -- could be of benefit to the right-hander, who...
According to CSN Chicago, sources indicate that the Red Sox and Cubs have made 'significant progress' in their talks regarding compensation for general manager Theo Epstein.
The report states that enough momentum has been made that there is a chance an announcement regarding Epstein's move to Chicago could be made during an off day (potentially Friday) during the World Series if approved by baseball commissioner Bud Selig. If Selig does not give his approval, an announcement regarding Epstein would have to wait until after the World Series.
According to the report, the Cubs are eyeing Epstein to be the head of their baseball operations, with a chance of the current Red Sox GM to bring in somebody else to act as Chicago's general manager. CSN Chicago also reports that while Epstein was the first choice of...
Patriots special teams ace, Matthew Slater, joined the show after Sunday's loss to the Broncos to talk about coach Belichick's demeanor after the game, looking forward to the playoffs, Chris Harper's muffed punt, and compares Rob Gronkowski to Shaquille O'Neal.
The guys chat about the potential of a loss tonight and if they'd be "OK" with it. Is 16-0 the end-all, be-all?
Fauria calls the guys to talk about the game and why he is one of the few that feels that the Pats can win tonight. He just doesn't think Osweiler is ready for the challenge. Also, we get the inactives and Chris' final thoughts on the game.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
Patriots safety Devin McCourty joined the show to talk about the loss to Denver, how well Logan Ryan played, and his own inability to field punts.
After losing their season to the Broncos on Sunday night, AND Rob Gronkowski to a knee injury, Bill Belichick was surly and combative towards the assembled media.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
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Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
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