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04/01/2013 - 9:49am
Passan on D&C: 'Bradley is not the savior'

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports joined Dennis & Callahan on Monday morning to talk about the Red Sox as they prepare to open their season against the Yankees.

The big story this spring has been Jackie Bradley Jr., who is scheduled to start in left field for Monday’s opener. Passan cautions Sox fans to be careful about their expectations for Bradley.

“I think Bradley has been oversold, frankly, as a super-duper-star when the talent is just not quite there for that,” Passan said. “But I think he’s going to be a really good everyday player. I just hope he doesn’t fall victim to the media hype that can ensconce a player in Boston and New York when he arrives to great...

04/01/2013 - 9:36am
Sox lineup: Bradley eighth, Salty over Ross

NEW YORK — The Red Sox lineup features three players making the first Opening Day starts of their careers, with left fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. joining Will Middlebrooks and Jose Iglesias in the lineup against Yankees left-hander C.C. Sabathia. Perhaps the most interesting call in the lineup took place at catcher, where Jarrod Saltalamacchia (.214 average, .250 OBP, .286 slugging against Sabathia) will start over David Ross (.308, .375, .769 with two homers off of Sabathia).

For complete batter vs. pitcher matchups, click here.

Here is the complete Red Sox lineup:

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B Mike Napoli, 1B Will Middlebrooks, 3B Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C...

04/01/2013 - 8:32am
Red Sox have MLB's fourth-highest payroll

NEW YORK — Early on in the offseason, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said on WEEI that his team would have one of the highest payrolls in baseball when the 2013 season kicked off.

He was right.

According to a report from USA Today, the Red Sox are entering the new season with the fourth-highest payroll, coming in at $150,655, 500. The only teams that have a higher price tag are the Yankees ($228,835,490), Dodgers ($216,597,577) and Phillies ($165,385,714). The Tigers reside just behind the Sox at $148,414,500.

The Red Sox’ payroll falls well short of where they stood on Opening Day 2012, when their number came in at $173,186,617, only behind teh Yankees and Phillies.

Alex Rodriguez enters ’13 with the highest salary, being paid $29 million, with Cliff Lee...

04/01/2013 - 7:51am
Mashup: Louisville's Ware has surgery on leg

Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Red Sox at Yankees, 1 p.m. (NESN, ESPN; WEEI-FM) MLB: Cubs at Pirates, 1:30 p.m. (WGN) MLB: Giants at Dodgers, 4 p.m. (ESPN; WEEI-AM) MLB: Phillies at Braves, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) MLB: Cardinals at Diamondbacks, 10 p.m. (ESPN2) NBA: Celtics at Timberwolves, 8 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI-FM) NBA: Spurs at Grizzlies, 8 p.m. (NBATV) NBA: Pacers at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (NBATV) NHL: Avalanche at Red Wings, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

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03/31/2013 - 10:12pm
Khudobin shuts out Sabres as B's win
By: DJ Bean

Anton Khudobin picked up his first shutout of the season and the Bruins got goals from David Krejci and Nathan Horton as they beat the Sabres, 2-0, Sunday night at First Niagara Center.

The win was Boston’s first in their last three games and gave them 48 points, which puts them one point behind the Canadiens for the Northeast Division lead. Both teams have played 34 games.

The game was scoreless through the first two periods before Krejci got the Bruins on the board by burying a rebound from a Horton bid in front. Matt Bartkowski sent the pass to Horton in the zone to set up the goal, giving him his first NHL assist in 12 career games. Horton made it 2-0 shortly after by beating Ryan Miller in front off a feed from Krejci. Horton now has goals in three straight games and has 11 on the season.

Khudobin made 26 saves in the victory.

The Bruins will...

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Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe catch-up with former Sox GM Theo Epstein who is in town with the World Champion Cubs to take on the Sox this weekend.

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Bradfo Sho, Ep. 27: Craig Breslow defends Tom Brady

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Gerry, Kirk and Arcand react to Brady getting into a business relationship with Tony Robbins.

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Ep. 56: Howie Carr

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Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.

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