FORT MYERS, Fla. – Jackie Bradley is on the verge of something he never some coming two months ago.
With the Red Sox set to make their final round of cuts Thursday, the outfielder spoke after the Sox’ 5-1 loss to the Marlins about the possibility of being added to the 25-man roster for Opening Day.
“I feel good,” said Bradley after going 1-for-4, notching a first-inning single. “I don’t really know the chances. I don’t really worry about it. I sleep well at night.”
When asked if the Red Sox had discussed their plans with him, Bradley said, “No. They’re pretty good at keeping secrets.”
Bradley’s batting average currently sits at .431, having gone 10-for-22 in his last nine games.
The team would have to find a spot for him on the 40-man roster if it was to promote Bradley.
“It never really crossed my mind,” he...
FORT MYERS, Fla. – After throwing four scoreless innings in his final spring training outing, Jon Lester relayed his excitement over being named Opening Day starter for a third straight season.
“All the words – honor, privilege – all of that, especially for this organization, to be named that,” he said. “I take it with great pride, and I’ll go out thee and give it a good start and hopefully get this team off to a good start this season.”
With appearance against the Marlins at JetBlue Park Wednesday – in which he allowed two hits while striking out four and not walking a batter – Lester lowered his spring training ERA to 0.75.
It was has been two months of encouragement for the lefty, who talked about the specific alterations he has made from last season.
“Stand tall. It sounds simple. It really does. It sounds easy....
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The clock is ticking for Ryan Sweeney.
The Red Sox have until midnight Thursday to relay their intention regarding putting Sweeney on the Opening Day roster. The player then has 24 hours to inform the club regarding is choice of whether or not he will be accepting an minor-league assignment if a spot on the big league club isn’t won.
For now, he waits.
“A couple of weeks ago I was kind of worried about it. I was like, ‘Man, what’s going to happen?’ I was kind of getting stressed by it,” Sweeney said. “But the last week or two I was just decided to go out and play and whatever happens is going to happen. I’m not going to put stress on myself trying to figure it out. Hopefully, first and foremost, it’s here in Boston. But if it’s not I’ll just have to figure out where I’m going to go from there...
ESPN’s Buster Olney joined Mut & Merloni Wednesday to talk about Jackie Bradley Jr. and his expectations of how the AL East will shake out this year.
Olney said he expects Bradley to start the season in Boston, although he doesn’t believe that’s the best move for the Red Sox since it could cost them or hurt their chances to retain Bradley in the long run.
“What gets brought up constantly in their conversations, I would guess, is, look what happened to the Braves when Jason Heyward was a rookie,” Olney said. “They start the year with him and they make the playoffs by one game. You look at the Angels last year, who didn’t start the year with [Mike] ...
Rob Gronkowski said he’s “feeling a lot better” as he continues with his rehab process over the course of the offseason. The big tight end, who suffered multiple arm injuries late in the season, was on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike” on Wednesday morning, and was asked how his rehab is going.
“I’m doing a lot better, definitely. [I'm] feeling a lot better. My arm is feeling way better than it was during the playoffs and regular season when I broke it,” Gronkowski said. “Right now, just rehabbing, getting the muscle stronger around it. You want to get everything activated, re-activated, because it shuts down for a little bit when it’s healing.
“Just rehabbing, and when my trainers give me the ‘good to go,’ hopefully in the next couple weeks, hopefully as soon as possible, I can get rolling again and get back in the weight room and get back on the field and do what I love doing...
We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
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.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox, John Farrell, for our weekly interview.
Rob Bradford is joined by Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Craig Breslow, who is one of the foremost authorities among professional athletes when it comes to understanding how charities work. Not only does Breslow head up his own charity, the Strike 3 Foundation, but also proactively has taken the Boston Globe to task via a letter to the editor after a 2013 article criticizing the allocation of funds for high-profile athlete's charities. Breslow digs into the recent controversy surrounding Tom Brady's affiliation with Best Buddies, explaining why the recent Globe article was misguided.
Gerry and Kirk read some inspiring quotes from Tony Robbins and Curtis is all set to see the man himself in June.
Tony Robbins fans were sent to the hospital after getting injured walking over coals and Pat is a massive fan of Tony Robbins.
Gerry, Kirk and Arcand react to Brady getting into a business relationship with Tony Robbins.
Night 1 of the draft has passed and Jimmy Garoppolo is still here. The general consensus on the Bears was that they screwed up their draft. And Larry Bird is out in Indiana. Is there hope for Ordway's Paul George dream?
The offensive issues for this Red Sox team are becoming more and more obvious. We also react to our interview with Pedro Martinez.
Chris Sale basically took on Tanaka and the Yankees by himself last night. And the Sox hot corner of days past seem to be gone as far as third base goes.
Final two hours of Dale and Holley with Keefe for a Friday.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss a variety of topics for the first two hours of Freestyle Friday.
We close out the week with another edition of the madness and LAROY!!!!!!!!!!! takes you into the weekend.
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
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.
Ben and Alex talk to Charlie Stillitano, the man responsible for the International Champions Cup. He has created tournaments for the biggest teams in the world to be played in the US every summer. This year he will bring Juventus and Roma to play in Foxboro on July 30th.
Ken and Chris have the Good Weekend recap of a Friday Christian Arcand edition of K&C.
It’s Day 1 of the NFL Draft tonight so Jim Hackett & Pete Davidson offer a little pre-draft fodder for you featuring the Top Tight Ends and Top Wide Receivers. It’s Day 1 of the draft so there’s a lot of focus on the Top Tier talent who you could see drafted tonight including analysis on OJ Howard, Evan Engram & David Njoku; all Tight Ends that could be drafted in tonight’s 1st Round – a rarity. The analysis deepens with more focus on the Top 10 Tight Ends including Jake Butt, Bucky Hodges and Jordan Leggett. Then the boys turn to the Top Wide Receivers, including John Ross, Corey Davis, Mike Williams and JuJu Smith-Shuster. We’ll see where these guys land tonight, but you can learn more and have a few laughs right now.
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