Red Sox hitting coach Dave Magadan will drop by the Virtual Press Box on Thursday, Oct. 22, at noon to take questions as part of WEEI.com's weekly Thursday chat series during the baseball offseason. Since Magadan joined Boston for the 2007 season, the Sox rank second in the majors in runs scored, and the team has ranked in the top three in the American League in runs, OBP, slugging and OPS in each of Magadan's three seasons with the Sox.
For details of the chat, click here.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Red Sox bench coach Brad Mills had a second interview with the Astros on Wednesday about the team's managerial vacancy. Mills, according to the report, is considered a "front-runner" along with former Nationals manager Manny Acta and former Astros manager Phil Garner. Mills has been the Red Sox bench coach since the 2004 season. He previously worked with Astros G.M. Ed Wade in Philadelphia, when Mills was the first-base coach under Francona and Wade was the Phillies G.M. from 1997-2000.
The San Diego Union-Tribune, citing a source, is reporting that the selection of Red Sox assistant general manager Jed Hoyer as the next G.M. of the San Diego Padres is "imminent." Hoyer has been perceived for some time in baseball circles as the front-runner for the position.
Padres CEO Jeff Moorad declined to comment on Hoyer's candidacy for the article, though his comments were in keeping with the notion that the Padres hope to name the successor to Kevin Towers -- who was fired at the end of the 2009 season after 14 years as the San Diego architect -- before the start of the World Series.
“We're still working on it,” Moorad told the Union-Tribune via e-mail Wednesday night. “We have a couple follow-up discussions scheduled for (Thursday), then are likely to move...
The Phillies blasted the Dodgers by a 10-4 count in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series for the second straight season. Philadelphia's offensive surge came on the strength of four homers, including two by Jayson Werth: a three-run shot in the bottom of the first inning against Dodgers starter Vicente Padilla that gave the Phillies a 3-1 lead they never relinquished, and another solo smash in the seventh.
Though Phillies starter Cole Hamels struggled in allowing three runs in 4.1 innings, the Philadelphia bullpen shut down the Dodgers offense after he left the game. Phillies relievers combined to allow one run on three hits in 4.2 innings.
Philadelphia marched past the Dodgers in five games for the second straight year. The Phillies will now seek to become the first National League team since the Cincinnati Reds in 1975-76 to repeat as champions. They await the winner of the...
The Celtics completed their preseason slate with a 96-82 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night at Ohio State University. The Celtics finished the preseason with a 6-2 record and open the regular season Tuesday against the Cavs in Cleveland. For more on the game head to Green Street.
In the latest edition of the "It Is What It Is" podcast, Chris Price and CSNNE's Mike Giardi take a look at the Patriots offseason on both sides of the ball, try and get a handle on which new guys will make an impact first, and whether or not the Patriots have altered their style when it comes to drafting and developing wide receivers.
Mike Florio joined the program to discuss the Jets decision to release Tim Tebow, he said the situation is as disaster all around for the Jets and that the problems begins with owner Woody Johnson. Mike also said that he was disappointed with the Pats moving back in the first round.
One of the hardest working men in the biz, Mike Petraglia aka "Trags", sits down with Butch Stearns live in Foxborough to help break down all the latest Pats moves. He discusses his reaction to the trade in Round 1 and the guys those picks produced. Also, the boys talk about the decent trade the Pats made in acquiring LeGarrette Blount from Tampa Bay for Jeff Demps and a 7th rounder.
We check in with Danny Ainge for our first talk to him since the Celtics season ended last weekend. We talk about the future of the team, KG, Pierce, Doc Rivers and more, as Danny directly answers the rumors being floated by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Jackie Mac joins the show to discuss the trade rumors swirling around Paul Pierce, KG, Doc Rivers and the Celtics. She also discusses the future of the Celtics head coach.
Stephen A. joined the program to discuss the trade rumors he has reported regarding a possible trade including Doc Rivers and the Clippers. Stephen A. also told the guys that he has heard that Danny and Doc may be tiring of working together.
Dave O'Brien talked to John Farrell before the end of the Twins series. The Sox skipper said that Big Papi's success is no surprise given his work ethic.
John Farrell postgame press conference
Joe Castiglione and Dave O'Brien talked to David Ortiz after the Red Sox beat the Twins 12-5. Big Papi said that team chemistry is great, that the new guys see the Sox way of doing things.
Dale and DJ roll on with their puck talk and chat some more about the goalie matchup in this series, as well as the lack of a quality power play for both of these teams. In fact, DJ says the Rangers are even worse on the PP than the B’s! The guys also get into the resurgence of Milan Lucic and his deceptive speed and grit. Dale and DJ talk about the similar styles of play for these teams and look forward to Game 2.
Dale and DJ get into the two coaches and their polar opposite styles and demeanor. Both teams play a similar style, but the coaches certainly convey their messages in a different way. Dale isn't buying the Tortorella hype and thinks he's a little overrated. DJ thinks he's a good coach, but isn't a fan of anti-media stance. The guys also talk about Jagr and how he has not lived up to the hype. They weren't expecting him to light it up or be the savior, but DJ says he wasn't prepared for just how slow the aging veteran is. Another big topic for B's fans this season is the play of Tyler Seguin and why he has yet to become the superstar everyone anticipates he will be. This leads to Claude Julien's style and if he does actually have something against the younger players. That Iginla trade shows its ugly head again as well.
WEEI.com's DJ Bean joins Dale in studio for Sports Sunday to discuss the Bruins playoff run. Game 2 is later today and the guys discuss the results of the first game of the series. They get into the construction of the lines for the B's and if they would make any changes. DJ has a few ideas for the lines today. The boys also discuss the two goalies - Tuukka vs Henrik Lundqvist and wonder why people automatically think the Rangers have the edge at goalie. Finally, they get into the legacy and the decisions of Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli.
Shawn joined the program to discuss another overtime win for the Bruins. When asked about Game 7 against Toronto, Thornton said that he would like to keep his specific comments in the dressing room private, but acknowledged that he encouraged Tyler Seguin to up his play and it paid off in overtime.
Barry joined the guys to help breakdown the Bruins overtime win last night in game one. Barry said that he has rarely seen a team dominate as much as the Bruins yet be forced to an overtime.
Boomer joined the program to discuss the tough loss for his beloved Rangers. Boomer told the guys that Lundqvist will be better in game two and predicted a seven game series.
Bruins rookie defenseman Matt Bartkowski has emerged as one of the young stars of the team and he joins Mut and Tom Caron to discuss his role on the team, why he's confident, and the trade that almost sent him to Calgary.
Millar joins the show to discuss the recent Sox slide, Jacoby Ellsbury's lack of power, and hitting in the big leagues.
Andy Brickley joins the show to discuss the Bruins Game 1 win over the Rangers, the play of the three young Bruins defensemen, and the fatigue Jagr has shown on the ice.
We talk all things game one with Jack Edwards of NESN, and get to hear a little from Jack's Finnish protege as well.
We tackle four topics we haven't yet touched upon today.. Joe Thornton and disappointing former Boston athletes, parking in Boston, buying jersey numbers and more...
We talk about the report that Rob Gronkowski may now be a candidate for back surgery with a disc problem. Is Gronk just an injury prone guy? Or is he not rehabbing proberly? Can the Pats build an offense around a guy who is so inconsistently on the field? We discuss.
The Bruins have almost finished raking the Leafs, the Red Sox struggle from the mound, Miami Heat fans show their level of class.
Daily Planet Wednesday May 8th
Today on the Daily Planet the Bruins take a 2-1 series lead, the Red Sox get a run-off win, and we hear about cannibals and bible thieves.
Sounds like a prostate exam to me!
Damn New Yorkers!
Sauce Man stylings!
Buster Olney joins the show to discuss the muddled AL East, the average play of Ellsbury and how that will affect him in free agency, and Tropicana Field.More from this show
Linda explains how the shootout transpired in Watertown during the early morning hours. She saw the first suspect mortally wounded and police beginning the manhunt for the second suspect.More from this show
Jeff Bauman, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, joined the show to give the guys an update of his condition and a first-hand account of that terrible day. Jeff told the guys how he wrote the description of the bomber as soon as he could. Mr. Bauman added that he is aided every day with the knowledge that he is alive and the terrorist that detonated the bomb is dead.More from this show