According to a team source, those wondering why Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and principal owner John Henry will both be in Seattle this week "shouldn't read anything into" the trips. Evidently, Cherington had planned "for a while" to join the team for its three-game series against the Mariners, while Henry is slated to attend meetings in the city.
The presence of both men in Seattle, coupled with the recent demise of the Red Sox (who are winless in the first six games of their current road trip), led to speculation that a decision regarding manager Bobby Valentine's fate was imminent.
Still, even though both trips were prearranged -- and president Larry Lucchino's statement that Valentine would not be fired during the 2012 season -- the manager's job security would seem to be tenuous. The Red Sox are 62-73, 13 games out of the second wild card spot. And on their current road trip, the Sox have been out-scored, 54...
The Red Sox fell to 62-73 on the season and 0-6 on their nine-game West Coast swing with a 6-2 loss to the A's on Sunday. The Sox were outscored 33-5 in the three games in Oakland and now stand a season-worst 11 games below .500.
Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-4) took the loss, allowing six runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings pitched. Through six games of the West Coast trip Sox starters have allowed 45 hits and 27 earned runs in 27 1/3 innings (11.52 ERA). The A's homered twice off of Matsuzaka, solo shots from Seth Smith and Stephen Drew.
Andrew Miller relieved Matsuzaka in the fourth inning and pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings. The bullpen was a lone bright spot for the Sox on Sunday, as Miller, Craig Breslow, Junichi Tazawa and Mark Melancon combined to allow just a single hit and zero runs in 4 1/3 innings.
The offense continued to struggle, as Brett Anderson (3-0) gave up just a run on five hits in six innings. The lone run...
The Red Sox have recalled infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket, putting their active roster at 27 players. The 25-year-old De Jesus Jr. was one of the players acquired from the Dodgers in the Aug. 25 trade that sent Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to Los Angeles.
Since joining Pawtucket, De Jesus Jr. has hit .385 (10-for-26) after hitting .295 for Triple-A Albuquerque. The infielder, who was taken in the second round of the 2005 draft, appeared in 23 major league games for the Dodgers this season, going 9-for-33 (.273). He is the sone of 15-year major league veteran shortstop Ivan De Jesus Sr.
The addition of De Jesus Jr. -- who has played second base, third base, shortstop along with both corner outfield positions -- also allows for some insurance if Dustin Pedroia is forced to leave the team. The second baseman's wife, Kelli, is expecting to deliver the couple's second child any day now.
FOXBORO -- Shane Vereen, Danny Woodhead, Steve Gregory and Visanthe Shiancoe were all missing for the start of Patriots practice on Sunday afternoon in full pads outside Gillette Stadium.
Tight end Aaron Hernandez was also absent, though he was spotted in team stretching exercises before leaving early without a team trainer.
Safety Patrick Chung, who injured his shoulder in the second preseason game against the Eagles on Aug. 20, was in attendance but was wearing a "no-contact" red jersey.
Offensive lineman Nick McDonald, who took several snaps in the preseason at center and right guard, was in attendance but only wearing sweats. He injured his arm during the team's third preseason game at Tampa Bay on Aug. 25. After missing practice on Friday, offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer returned on Sunday.
Sunday also marked the team's first full practice since NFL rosters were cut down to 53 players and eight practice...
FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick confirmed Sunday afternoon during his media briefing that former Olympian sprinter Jeff Demps will miss the entire 2012 season after being placed on injured reserve as part of the final 53-man roster cutdown on Friday night. Demps, while returning a punt, appeared to injure his right ankle in the fourth quarter of the preseason finale against the Giants on Aug. 28.
Belichick was asked if Demps' season was over due to the injured reserve status, even with the modified injured reserve clause ratified last week by the NFLPA.
"Yes, yes, any player that's on injured reserve prior to this coming Tuesday is out for the year," Belichick said. "If a player is on the active roster and they go on injured reserve anytime after [Sept. 4], they could be designated as [eligible to return]."
Belichick also clarified that a player like Dane Fletcher is also not eligible to return this season with...
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
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.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
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.
Callers weighed in on the Josh Brown disaster and Heath Evans still needs more info on Josh Brown.
Chris Russo called in to defend himself on comments he made regarding John Mara's handling of the Josh Brown domestic violence case.
Nate Burelson said he still needs more information on Josh Brown and headlines with Kirk.
Josh Brown, who is the center of a domestic violence scandal, put out a statement saying some contradictory things that we already know about the Giants kicker. Glenn, Lou and Christian call out Brown and talk about his phony statement.
Yet another member of the Red Sox baseball operations staff is leaving and joining Mike Hazen in Arizona. When the should the Red Sox be concerned? Also, Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about a surprise twist with the vacant Red Sox GM job.
The Pats look like their the best team in the AFC (again), but after Denver's win on Monday Night Football, can they contend? Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the biggest threat will be.
We check in with super bowl champion and ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer for his take on Pats-Steelers, Pats-Bills, Tom Brady, and the rest of the NFL.
Took them awhile to get there, but the G-Men did the right thing today and we discuss it.
We talk a bit about the World Series and Tito vs Theo.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis rundown the highs and lows of Tuesday's K&C Show with Jon Meterparel on the Dino Casting Couch
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
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