According to a major league source, minor leaguers Casey Kelly, Reymond Fuentes, and Anthony Rizzo are the agreed upon players that would be sent to the Padres in exchange for Adrian Gonzalez if the first baseman if a deal is finalized. Gonzalez is in Boston undergoing a physical with the Red Sox, who are also negotiating an extension for the 28-year-old. Gonzalez is slated to make $6.3 million in 2011, the final year of his current contract.
Both Kelly and Fuentes were first-round picks by the Red Sox, with Kelly, a right-handed pitcher, being selected with the 30th overall selection in '08, and Fuentes, a center fielder, having been taken at No. 28 in '09. The 21-year-old Rizzo, a first baseman considered perhaps the Red Sox best power prospect, was taken in the sixth-round of the '07 draft.
The 19-year-old Fuentes (who is the cousin of New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran) hit .270 with five homers and 42 stolen...
According to an ESPN report by Buster Olney, the Red Sox have agreed to a deal in principle with the San Diego Padres on a deal to acquire first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. According to the report, Major League Baseball has given permission for the Red Sox to negotiate with the slugger on a new contract. Olney also reports that Gonzalez could undergo a physical as soon as Saturday.
A source familiar with the situation told WEEI.com that while there were remaining roadblocks to a deal, there was reason for optimism that it would get done. If so, Gonzalez would give the Red Sox an elite middle-of-the-order bat who has hit 30 or more homers in each of the last four years while playing Gold Glove-caliber defense.
It is not yet known which prospects the Red Sox would part with in a Gonzalez deal, but one source said on Friday that he found...
Bulls center Joakim Noah has done a lot of talking about Kevin Garnett, and Shaquille O'Neal stood up for his teammate after the Celtics beat the Bulls, 104-92. "These young cats have no respect," O'Neal said. "So, Kevin just has to teach them."
Garnett got the better of Noah, scoring 20 points to go with 17 rebounds. They were assessed double technical fouls in the third quarter. "I'm going to tell you something about people, man," Garnett said. "Everybody has an opinion, and obviously he had one. I'm not entertaining nor addressing nobodies. I'm not even entertaining them. I'm focused on basketball and these wins and trying to make this team better. Other than that, I'm not on anything."
Asked if he felt Noah was a "nobody," Garnett replied, "Next question."
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Sounding a very philosophical tone, Kevin Garnett said he is not looking for any sympathy for the nagging injuries he's played through but rather just trying to enjoy himself as long as he can and as long as the NBA is still in business. On Friday against the Bulls, Garnett showed the dominant form from the 2008 championship season, scoring 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting while grabbing 17 rebounds in Boston's 104-92 win at TD Garden.
"Especially with the lockout coming up, who knows if this is my last year or if we don’t play next year what it’s going to be," Garnett said. "So I’m trying to enjoy the guys now, you know." He also addressed questions about his rivalry with Chicago's Joakim Noah, the only player he refused to greet on the court just before tip-off Friday.
"I'm not entertaining, nor addressing nobodies. I'm not even entertaining that. I'm focused on...
ESPN NFL analyst Cris Carter, in an appearance on The Big Show on Friday, suggested that the Patriots dealt wide receiver Randy Moss at the perfect time. That said, he also insisted that the Patriots offense is far less dynamic in Moss' absence, and he offered a harsh critique of receiver Deion Branch.
Though he praised Branch as a "great route-runner," Carter also suggested that Branch is too frequently injured and often "disappears" in games.
"The ceiling with Moss with their offense is a lot higher. … They can be really dynamic. Like frightening. Now, if they don’t play well offensively, they’ll lose, because they have a defense that doesn’t dominate the games," said Carter. "Deion disappears too much against regular corners. He disappears in the game. He’s made, like, three guest appearances since the Super Bowl. ... Look at his stats. Look at his...
Christian shares what he believes will be the three keys to this Sunday's game against the New York Jets
OXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the Week 16 battle between the 11-3 Patriots and 3-11 New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
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Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins MFB to discuss Jim Harbaugh rumors, Rex Ryan's future, and why the Patriots may be better served by not wraping up the number one seed in the AFC this week
We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran
We tackle the only four games the Patriots ever lost to Rex Ryan's NY Jets.
We discuss the Patriots vs Jets in an AFC East match-up this weekend. Is this Rex Ryan's swan song vs the Patriots? We discuss.
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
Jen Royle joins the show to talk about The Taste and what its like working with amazing chefs and how her personality is going over with viewers.
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
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