FORT MYERS, Fla. — It’s been a relatively calm year in Red Sox camp, the day-to-day drama relatively limited. Perhaps that explains the constancy of speculation and discussion about the fate of Jackie Bradley Jr. come the start of the regular season, and whether or not he should be on the Opening Day roster.
For now, according to GM Ben Cherington, Bradley remains in the mix with several other players who remain in camp.
“We haven’t made any decisions,” said Cherington. “We’ve got spots still up for competition. Anybody who is in big-league camp this late in spring has a chance to make the team. There’s nobody that’s in camp now that isn’t somehow in the mix. Obviously we’ve got...
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge joined Salk and Holley in his weekly Thursday afternoon appearance to face questions about his team’s tough losses to the Hornets and Heat, Jeff Green‘s (lack of) playing time and the NCAA Tournament.
C’s coach Doc Rivers, who ripped his team’s performance in New Orleans, only played Green 26 minutes and resorted to another off-balanced Paul Pierce isolation jumper in the 87-86 loss. Even Ainge seemed to have questions about those decisions.
“I think Jeff is starting to prove and has proven to Doc that he...
FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox received good news from the visit by shortstop Stephen Drew to Dr. Michael Collins — a concussion specialist at the University of Pittsburgh. Drew, who has now been given clearance to resume a baseball program by Major League Baseball, has been cleared to resume some limited baseball activities (for now, stretching, the start of a throwing program and hitting in a cage) as his first steps towards returning to the field.
“More than anything, Stephen comes away with some renewed confidence based on the findings by Dr. Collins. He’ll progress as tolerated with really, right now, no timeframe for getting back into a game,” said Sox manager John Farrell. “Based on Dr. Collins’ findings, he was encouraged, just seeing him in person and taking him through a battery of tests. I think Stephen comes away with a little bit of a...
FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox made another round of cuts on Thursday afternoon, reassigning four pitchers (all non-roster invitees to big league camp) to minor league camp. The four pitchers who went to minor league camp were left-hander Chris Hernandez and right-handers Chris Carpenter, Terry Doyle and Oscar Villareal.
Hernandez, a 2010 seventh-round pick (and indeed the only member of the 2010 draft class represented in big league camp this year), will now get stretched out as a rotation depth option in Triple-A, where he finished the 2012 season. The left-hander, who lives with a mid-80s fastball, had a 3.97 ERA with six strikeouts and one walk in 11 1/3 Grapefruit League innings; he’d logged 8 1/3 scoreless innings in March, permitting just four hits and one walk.
Doyle, likewise, could be a rotation depth option, particularly at the start of the year...
Following the Bruins’ morning skate Thursday in Ottawa, Claude Julien said that center David Krejci will be a game-time decision against the Senators.
“We’ll see how he feels after warmups,” Julien told reporters. “If he feels good, then he’s going to go.”
Krejci missed Tuesday’s loss to the Jets after getting hit in the knee with a Johnny Boychuk slapshot in Sunday’s loss to the Penguins. Ryan Spooner filled in for him, centering the top line on Tuesday.
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Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
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.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
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.
Rob Bradford is joined by Drew Pomeranz, the Red Sox pitcher who so many are wondering if he will be able to live up the value placed on him by the Red Sox when trading away top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza last July. Pomeranz goes into detail regarding his injury last season, the stem cell treatment he underwent in the offseason, and how he thinks things stand heading into the 2017 campaign.
Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.
Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.
Hour 4. Rob Bradford had some great insight into the tornado at last night’s Red Sox game. The guys don’t understand what Riley Dennis is trying to argue for.
Hour 3. The guys don’t think Lavar Ball has any influence on Lonzo’s draft stock. Ken Laird gave a lively performance on the Lightning pregame show.
The American treasure Mr. Skins joins the show to talk the Whack-It bracket and take calls.
HOUR 4 - Glenn, Lou and Christian go over a great story in USA Today's "For The Win" blog, which talks about how LaVar Ball was a nuisance towards the head coach Chino Hills high school team, where Lonzo, LaMelo, and LiAngelo play.
The weekly edition of the Whiner Line
HOUR 3 - The guys get back into some Bruins talk and try to parse out some of the blame pie. Also, Glenn thinks Roger Goodell is lying, and that Colin Kaepernick is getting a raw deal.
Final hour brings in the Patriots to the topic table, and still some more Bruins anger.
Mostly angry fire from Bruins fans this hour, with a little NCAA mixed in as well.
Three topics on the table in hour #2 of Freestyle Friday
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis have a Friday edition of the K&C recap show as 'Hardo Mut' was in with Kirk and Gerry.
Hour 1. Gerry tells Kirk that the trip to the White House may not happen for them. Mut takes his shirt off to prove how well the gym has worked. The guys read an old email from Dino.More from this show
Hour 2. Headlines with Kirk. Kirk and Gerry give Mut a hard time for his workout notebook.More from this show
Hour 1. With Kirk out, Gerry is joined by Trenni and Tomase. In the first segment, Trenni, Gerry, and Tomase talk food, NBA players using Tinder, and NFL commercials. Next, the hosts agree Lonzo Ball has to come to Boston both for his skill and entertainment value. Finally, Trenni reacts to Kirk’s take on Comcast.More from this show