Longtime Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has been through a great deal of turmoil during his time under the Steinbrenner family. Ian O'Connor of ESPN New York dives into Cashman's legacy, and his resume of personnel decisions.
Last fall, Hal Steinbrenner gave his GM $9 million over three years to continue making the calls he first started making in February of 1998, when a 30-year-old Cashman replaced Bob Watson and immediately confessed he was an administrator who didn't count personnel evaluation among his strengths.
Somehow George Steinbrenner didn't fire him on the spot, and somehow Cashman has bridged the transition to Hal. After surviving an eight-year championship drought, two historic titles in Boston, and a playoff-free season in 2008, Cashman sees a chance to enhance his front office legacy.
He won his fourth ring as GM in 2009, spending zillions on Sabathia and Mark...
FOXBORO -- Just four days after reportedly tearing the ACL in his left knee, the Patriots waived linebacker Dane Fletcher Monday, according to ESPN. The team also released wide reciever Britt Davis, who reportedly injured his shoulder in Thursday night's preseason opener.
Fletcher was a starting inside linebacker in Thursday's game against the Saints but injured the knee on the first punt of the game, a play that was nullified on a Saints penalty.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick said during a conference call on Friday that the injury to Fletcher was "unfortunate because he's worked hard. He had a really good offseason and training camp."
Belichick sounded an ominous tone when he said the knee injury "didn't look very good" and meant "he might be out awhile."
There was a procedural aspect of Monday's move. If the team had waited two weeks, he would not have needed to clear waivers in order...
The Red Sox issued the following statement regarding the passing of Johnny Pesky:
Red Sox Hall of Famer Johnny Pesky, the beloved fixture at Fenway Park who spent 61 years with the club--including the last 44--passed away today at the age of 92. He was surrounded by family and friends at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA.
Born John Michael Paveskovich on September 27, 1919, the Portland, OR native was signed by the Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1940 and spent 73 years in professional baseball. With the Red Sox, he served as a player, coach, manager, broadcaster, instructor, and ambassador. He was inducted into the inaugural class of the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1995.
“We have lost a dear and beloved friend,” said Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry. “Johnny was happiest when wearing the Red Sox uniform. He was able to do that for 61 wonderful...
With three preseason games in nine days beginning next Monday against the Eagles, the Patriots are looking at a tight schedule as they get ready for the regular season opener.
"It's not an ideal schedule and it's certainly not the way you want to do it," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said on his weekly interview with The Big Show. "But it is what it is. We'll just deal with it the best we can. It's a lot of games. It's like playing double-headers.
"The big thing is go out and play and give the players a chance to recover so they can go and play again and give them a chance to recover so they can play again. Playing that many games in that short of time is obviously not the ideal way to do it."
Belichick said that keeping his team healthy would be his biggest priority through the schedule that will also feature a game in Tampa next Friday and the preseason finale against the Giants the following Wednesday. That...
FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski missed his second straight practice on Monday as the team returned to full pads in the hot summer sun outside Gillette Stadium. For a second straight day, the Patriots Pro Bowl tight end turned out in sweat pants and a t-shirt and worked only on conditioning drills. Joining Gronkowski in sweats and shorts were fellow tight end Aaron Hernandez and receiver Brandon Lloyd.
Gronkowski played with the first team in Thursday night's 7-6 win over the Saints. Despite missing his second straight practice, coach Bill Belichick said Monday his management of Gronkowski's practice schedule hasn't changed this summer after arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle after his injury in the AFC Championship in January.
Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins was in attendance on Monday for the second straight day but only in shorts and shells. Mankins is expected to re-join the Patriots for full pads practice on Tuesday if cleared by the...
The boys get into the media and how they cover the Pats. It's not always easy covering Belichick and a team that will not give any substance to reporters, but things could be worse.
The guys discuss the upcoming week for the Patriots with the Bills coming to town.
Curran joins the boys live in studio to discuss the future of the QB position in New England.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
In the midst of the Patriots routing the Texans, Mut recaps the game marking the sweep of the Orioles. David Price picks up his 17th win as the Red Sox have all but cemented their strangle hold on the AL East. They finish their final game with Baltimore in a 5-3 win.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Mike Lombardi discussed Bill O'Brien's tough night and Bill Belichick's approach to dealing with injured players.
In the final hour of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk heard from some drunk callers to the Real Postgame Show and discussed how the Sox fared head to head against the Patriots last night on TV.
In hour three of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk discussed the Pats win and took calls on Brady vs. Jimmy G.
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian. He talked about playing against Brock Osweiler, and the team's mindset at 3-0.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are joined by Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk. He thinks Brady will eventually win out over Garoppolo, and Rex Ryan will be out of a job soon.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about the surging Sox and their new mission of Playoff positioning.
We check in with the playmaker, hall of famer Michael Irvin breaks down the Pats win over the Texans and whether or not he'll be changing those Lombardi trophies.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of our show breaking down an amazing win for the Patriots on Thursday night football.
We look at four instances in the NFL in which Bill Belichick earned his 'genius' title for coaching.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
Lucy Burdge is in to host the second edition of the K&C Recap pod with producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis, but they don't get far as Kirk Minihane hijacks the program to dish on the show hosts and to blast Curtis.
Kirk, Gerry and Sean discussed the Pats dominating win over the Texans and Phil Simms made a fool of himself.More from this show