According to multiple sources, some of the Red Sox coaches have been granted permission to explore other opportunities while awaiting their fate. The remaining Sox coaches -- bench coach DeMarlo Hale, hitting coach Dave Magadan, pitching coach Curt Young, third base coach Tim Bogar and bullpen coach Gary Tuck -- all have at least one year remaining on their current contracts.
Some of the coaches have been told that while the organization was pleased with their performance, the decision to retain their services will be contingent on the approval of the Red Sox' new manager.
WEEI.com previously reported that the team's managerial search most likely won't be fully put into motion until the negotiations involving general manager Theo Epstein going to the Cubs are completed.
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According to a source familiar with the negotiations, compensation talks between the Cubs and Red Sox regarding an agreement to send GM Theo Epstein to Chicago are "progressing" this weekend, and it remains the case that "all parties expect a deal to occur." To date, the conversations between the clubs have taken the shape of a normal negotiation, in which the Sox are trying to maximize the value of their asset (Epstein) while the Cubs are seeking to part with as little as possible. Despite a report that the negotiations have been "increasingly contentious," the source suggested that the conversations between the two clubs remains civil and respectful.
For more on the status of the talks and why a deal is virtually certain to get done, visit the Full Count blog....
The Texas Rangers are going to the World Series for a second straight season, beating the Tigers, 15-5, in Game 6 of the teams' best-of-seven American League Championship Series.
Leading the way for the Rangers was outfielder Nelson Cruz, who set a postseason record with his sixth home run of the series. Texas also got two, two-run doubles from Michael Young in the hosts' nine-run third inning. Young added a homer in the Texas rout, collecting five RBI. The AL champs finished the clinching game with 17 hits.
The Rangers, who become the first repeat AL champ in a decade, will begin World Series play Wednesday against either St. Louis or Milwaukee.
Earning the win in relief for the Rangers was Alexi Ogando, who allowed just one hit while pitching the sixth and seventh innings. Detroit starter Max Scherzer lasted just 2 1/3 innings, giving up six runs while walking four.
Tim Thomas and Tyler Seguin came up big for the Bruins Saturday in Chicago as they defeated the Blackhawks, 3-2, in a shootout.
The Bruins never led in the game, but they broke their two-game losing streak with the help of Seguin, who's been big for them all season, and Nathan Horton, who had taken a while to get going on the young season.
Seguin scored the Bruins' lone shootout goal on Corey Crawford, with Thomas stopping Janathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp.
Horton tied the game at 7:56 of the third period to give the Bruins late life and momentum, with the Bruins' other tally coming in the form of a shorthanded Chris Kelly Tally. The Blackhawks got their scoring from Bryan Bickell and Kane.
The win was the 300th of Bruins coach Claude Julien's career. The 2-3-0 Bruins will return to Boston, where they will face the Hurricanes Tuesday.
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According to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com (via twitter), outfield prospect Brett Jackson is not part of the potential compensation package that the Red Sox will receive from the Cubs in exchange for releasing general manager Theo Epstein from the last year of his contract. Asked whether she knew what the Sox wanted in exchange for Epstein, Muskat said, "No. But do know #Cubs Brett Jackson is not in the package."
Jackson, 23, a first-round pick in the 2009 draft, split last season between Double-A Tennessee (where he hit .256 with a .373 OBP, .443 slugging mark and .816 OPS in 67 games) and Triple-A Iowa (where he hit .297/.388/.551/.939). The left-handed hitting Jackson had a combined 20 homers and 21 steals between the two levels.
The Sox and Cubs had struggled to find common ground in the early stages of the negotiations between the clubs, with the Cubs offering...
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.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with Chandler Jones after the Pats moved to 10-0. Plus a special brief appearance by Damion Easley.
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.
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.
The stove is hot. Mut, Bradford and Tomase are talking about the reports of David Ortiz’ retirement announcement, as well as their thoughts on the trade the Red Sox made for closer Craig Kimbrel
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.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird are live at TD Garden after the Bruins 2-0 win over Toronto on Saturday night. The guys discuss the first two-game home winning streak of the season and what it means.
Kirk needs his some baked ziti.
The top stories of the day.
We remember Tiger's Thanksgiving many years ago.
LB came in the studio in between segments, and got Christian in a funny mood. His abilities to pronounced foreign names was put to the test. For the most part, he failed.
Before Monday night's game against the Patriots, Rex Ryan invited Ray Lewis to give the Bills a pregame "pump-up" speech.
Glenn and Christian kick off the show playing some of the audio of Christian's call to a Vegan hotline last year around this time, and then the conversation turned to the importance of a 16-0 season now that big injuries have decimated the skill positions.
We close out the day with the best in sound
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.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak to Peter King of MMQB/SI.
Mikey, Mut and Villani are talking about the NFL's version of a run-on sentence, Ray Lewis. More specifically his comments regarding Bill Belichick, Rex Ryan, Tom Brady, and Cam Newton.
Buck and Soog talk about Ronda Rousey's loss, the state of the UFC and favorite things about Thanksgiving.
Tim discussed the Pats 10-0 start.More from this show
Rodney Harrison, NBC Sports, joined the show to talk about last night's Patriots win, the inadvertent whistle, making officials accountable for mistakes, and Ray Lewis' ignorance about Bill Belichick.More from this show
Gene Steratore's crew had a rough time in Foxboro on Monday night, and the lowest moment came when an inadvertent whistle cost the Patriots a possible touchdown.More from this show
Danny Amendola went down last night with a knee injury last night. He'll get an MRI today, but in the meantime, the guys discuss who will have to step up as yet another skill position player gets injured.More from this show