The New York Mets announced that they had notified four of the candidates whom they had interviewed about their opening for the position of general manager that they were no longer under consideration. While both Sandy Alderson (currently working in the MLB Commissioner's office) and Josh Byrnes (formerly the Diamondbacks GM and Red Sox Assistant GM) will be brought back for second-round interviews.
Red Sox director of scouting Allard Baird was among the four candidates who was told he would not be brought back for a second interview. The other candidates who were told they are no longer in the running for the position were White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn, Dodgers assistant GM Logan White and Blue Jays special assistant Dana Brown.
Jermaine O'Neal went through a full practice Friday and expressed confidence that he'll be ready to play when the regular season opens on Tuesday. O'Neal is dealing with a variety of injuries, but the one that has affected him is the most is torn cartalige in his left wrist. The injury occurred in the first quarter of the Celtics preseason game in Toronto last Friday.
"I feel good," O'Neal said. "Felt pretty good today. I got a little wrap that keeps it safe. I’m not worried about it." Asked directly if he thought he would be ready to play Tuesday, O'Neal said, "Yes."
O'Neal was asked about the competition between himself and Shaquille O'Neal for the starting center position, which seems to have shifted in Shaq's favor after Jermaine O'Neal missed time with injuries. "We don’t compete for the starting time," Jermaine O'Neal said. "We challenge each other just...
Patriots President and COO Jonathan Kraft, in an appearance on The Big Show, addressed the impact of the NFL's efforts to enforce strictly the restrictions on hits of defenseless players. Kraft noted that the NFL was not actually creating a new rule, but was instead merely sending a message that its current rules will be enforced more strictly than had been the case in the past.
"This was a rule that was on the books," said Kraft. "It’s not something new that’s happening this season."
Kraft made clear that the hit by Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather on Ravens tight end Todd Heap represented a violation of the rules, and was worthy of punishment. That said, the team president also made clear that the Patriots were behind Meriweather, and felt that he -- in contrast to Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who threatened retirement -- handled the league's discipline in an appropriate...
WALTHAM -- In the wake of comments by NBA commissioner David Stern that he wants player salaries cut by a third, Celtics alternate player representative Rajon Rondo said Friday that he is already saving his money in the event that league owners decide to lockout players after this season and shut down in order to save on expenses.
"It doesn't worry me at all," said Rondo, who was also asked if he thinks there will be a lockout. "I don't know. I'm preparing for like there is one. I'm saving a lot of money this year. We're focused on the season. It'd be great if we could get a ring heading into a lockout but other than that, I'm focused on the season."
Rondo is scheduled to earn $9 million this season while Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are all in line to earn between $10 and 18 million this season. The Celtics payroll is at $83.3 million, not including the rookie...
Bruins forward Nathan Horton checked in with the Dale & Holley show Friday to talk about the B's fast start to the season. Horton has four goals and three assists in five games as the Bruins have gone 4-1-0.
Horton is enjoying his new team after spending his first six seasons with the Florida Panthers in the Miami area, where hockey obviously does not have the same importance. "This is what every player dreams about playing, just this type of atmosphere, and this city," he said of Boston. "It's not like you can imagine. Once you're there, it's pretty amazing."
Horton said no matter where he is, his style remains the same. "You have to perform," he said. "Even if you're not putting up points or anything, you have to work hard and be a team guy and just play hard for your teammates. I think that's what everyone's trying to do. We like each other as a team. It's like a family already....
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 16-9 win over the Raiders and debate how big the Patriots' issues are.
Tom E. calls the boys to give his take on the week 3 home opener in which it should end in a Patriots victory.
Before Price heads over to the stadium, the guys discuss their final thoughts and analysis on the list of inactives and what will go down today at 1pm at Gillette Stadium.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Dino, Kirk and Thornton opened the show discussing an ugly win by the Patriots.
Rodney Harrison addressed his non comments earlier in the week with MFB.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jerod Mayo gives Christian karaoke advice and previews the Patriots home opener.
Christian chooses his song for Karaoke tonight.
Adam Schefter joins MFB to talk about the latest with Roger Goodell and how he is going to handle his upcoming press conference.
We check in with the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley.
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.
For our final segment we take a look back at the infamous Snow Bowl and the Tuck Rule play, this time via Raiders radio and more.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
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The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
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