LOS ANGELES — About 24 hours before he is likely to be selected by the Bruins with the second overall pick in Friday’s NHL draft, Tyler Seguin was sitting on a terrace balcony absorbing the buzz of downtown LA. But the skilled forward had little trouble quickly shifting his vision to thoughts of playing in Boston.
“It’s a great place, great city,” Seguin said Thursday afternoon. “When I went there I thought the city looked like Europe. It was so different and so beautiful. The rink was great — a nice facility and a great fan base as well.”
While the prevailing consensus among the hockey world is that the Edmonton Oilers will select Taylor Hall with the first pick in the draft and the Bruins will then take Seguin, the Brampton, Ontario, native is still not sure how everything will unfold.
“I have no idea, I think its win-win if it...
ESPN.com's Joe MacDonald and PawSox broadcaster Dan Hoard are both reporting (via twitter) that former Red Sox reliever Joe Nelson has signed a minor league deal with the Mariners. Nelson, who signed a minor league deal with the Sox in January, pitched eight games for Boston after a mid-May callup. He had a 9.72 ERA before getting designated for assignment earlier this month.
At the time, Nelson said he was unsure whether he would seek another job or retire. After taking some time to ponder the decision, he appears to have continued to pursue his pitching career.
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After yet another outstanding offensive performance, most recently vs. Ubaldo Jimenez, Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava has been moved up to the second spot in the lineup as the Sox face Jason Hammel and look to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Colorado Rockies. Jason Varitek is catching a night after Victor Martinez took a Clint Barmes hip the face on a play at the plate. Kevin Youkilis is once again out with David Ortiz at first and Adrian Beltre at third.
1. Marco Scutaro, SS
2. Daniel Nava, LF
3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
4. David Ortiz, 1B
5. Adrian Beltre, 3B
6. Jason Varitek, C
7. Mike Cameron, CF
8. Josh Reddick, RF
9. Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP
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ESPN baseball analyst J.P. Ricciardi, formerly the general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, discussed the struggles of Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon in his weekly visit to The Big Show. After his blown save and loss to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, Papelbon has allowed a career-high six homers, and his ERA (3.76) represents a career high, while his strikeouts per nine innings (7.6) are at a career low.
Ricciardi said that Papelbon, who has converted 16 of 18 save opportunities this year, remains one of the game's best. At the same time, he suggested that the right-hander's fastball is not as overpowering as it had been in the past.
"Let’s face it. He’s still one of the premier closers in the game. I just think his fastball might be a little shorter than it was in the past. Guys might be getting some better swings off him," said Ricciardi. "I don’t see the fastball being what...
The New England Patriots released running back Pat Paschall Thursday afternoon. Paschall, 5-foot-11 and 206 pounds, was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of North Dakota State on April 29. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.
Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.
We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.
Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.
Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox pitcher John Lackey after he goes 8 solid innings in a great performance, while giving the Red Sox bullpen a night off. Lackey talks a little about what he thinks about Michael Pineda's ejection for having pine tar on his neck.
Andy Brickley, NESN; Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3
Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.
Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about Game 3 between the Bruins and the Red Wings. He also discusses the issue of targeting player and weighs in on Matt Cooke's vicious knee hit to Tyson Barrie.
Headlines of the day brought to you by Kirk Minihane include the most beautiful woman, three lesbians and a baby, and a murder tattoo.
Dino, Gerry & Kirk evaluate the newest contender for dumbest athlete.
Mut and Merloni tune in to WFAN in New York and listen to a Yankees perspective of what transpired last night at Fenway.
Mut and Merloni react to a wildly entertaining game at Fenway last night in which we saw Michael Pineda ejected in the second inning because he had pine tar on his neck.
Buster Olney joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Michael Pineda using pine tar at Fenway and getting ejected from the game. He also discusses the reaction from Yankees GM Brian Cashman.
We tackle four topics all revolving around big time milestones in sports.
We discuss the Bruins win to take a 2-1 lead in Detroit, and how Brad Marchand is once again (for better or worse) making his presence felt in a series. Hey, he may be a rat, but he's OUR rat.
Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.
Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.
WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island
The 4th addition of WEEI’s Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast is loaded and ready. In this week’s conversation Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com dig into the sinking draft stock of Teddy Bridgewater (much too their chagrin), while refocusing and emphasizing the immense scouting work done by Pete on players like Bridgewater, Zach Mettenberger, Blake Bortles, Bishop Sankey & Lache Seastrunk. Also, Jim & Pete touch on news from around the league regarding new Jet, Chris Johnson, Montee Ball in Denver and help you tune out all of the negative noise some in the media are trying to push. We’re not buying! Lots of Football love in this podcast for the Football lover. Enjoy!
Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.
The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.
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Aaron Boone joins Mut and Merloni to talk about the early season troubles the Red Sox have had and the defensive struggles.More from this show
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