The Red Sox announced their annual minor-league award winners, with first-year pitcher Casey Kelly and outfielder Ryan Kalish leading the list of recipients.
Kelly was named the organization's pitcher of the year after going a combined 7-5 with a 2.08 ERA in 17 starts at two levels of A-ball. The 2008 first-round pick went on to play shortstop for Single-A Greenville, and will participate in the Arizona Fall League as a position player.
Kalish was named the organization's offensive player of the year. After seeing his power numbers hindered in 2008 while he recovered from wrist surgery, the outfielder hit 18 homers and led Sox minor leaguers with 68 walks while hitting .279 between Hi-A Salem and Double-A Portland. Like Kelly, Kalish will play in the Arizona Fall League.
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According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland A's (and former Red Sox) infielder Nomar Garciaparra has yet to decide whether he will play beyond the 2009 season. Garciaparra, who considered retiring prior to the 2009 season before signing with Oakland just before spring training, said that he will consider his options once he has gone home following what he deemed a season that left him "disappointed, upset and embarrassed" by virtue of his club's last-place standing in the A.L. West.
"I really haven't thought about it," Garciaparra told the Chronicle of playing beyond this year. "We'll just finish off the week. I'll go home and enjoy the kids. I don't know what the future will be. I do still love playing, for sure."
The North Attleboro police department has released a statement concerning the recent off-field incident involving Patriots cornerback Jonathan Wilhite.
“On Sunday, September 27, 2009 the North Attleboro Police responded to the Cumberland Farms store in the Attleboro Falls area of town, after receiving a call from Jonathan Wilhite concerning suspicious activity. Mr. Wilhite stated that 2 subjects were in his parking lot when he arrived home, and one approached him on foot and yelled at him. Mr. Wilhite became concerned and ran to Cumberland Farms where he asked the clerk to call police. He did mention that he had pulled his groin while he was running. The matter remains under investigation by North Attleboro Detectives.”
Wilhite was a late scratch from Sunday's game against the Falcons. Asked about it this afternoon on a conference call, Patriots coach Bill Belichick had no comment on the matter.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona, in his weekly interview on the Dale & Holley Show, said that "it's a little premature" to say who the Sox will use in Game 1 of a potential American League Division Series against the Angels, particularly since the team has yet to see how either Jon Lester (knee) or Josh Beckett (back) has pitched in the wake of recent injuries.
That said, Francona did allow that the Sox "really, really caught a break" when Lester emerged relatively unscathed from a line drive off the side of his right knee in Yankee Stadium on Friday. The manager admitted that he feared for the worst when he saw the injury and how the pitcher reacted.
"It was a bad feeling," Francona said. "By the time I got out there, I saw it first hand, I heard it, I heard his reaction when he was laying on the ground, and he’s a tough kid. I thought, ‘You know what? This kid broke his...
Former Patriots linebacker Junior Seau was run over by a bull last weekend at a Professional Bull Riders Tour event in Ontario, Calif., but reportedly suffered only minor bruising. According to this story in USA Today (which also has video of the incident), Seau was shooting part of his TV show "Sports Jobs with Junior Seau" for the Versus network when he danced with a bull in the ring. After a few minites, he stood up to the bull as if he was approaching a line of scrimmage, and the bull plowed over him. Seau hopped right up off the dirt, and TMZ reported he suffered only "minor bruising." The 40-year-old Seau played the last three seasons with the Patriots, and recently told WEEI that he would entertain the prospect of returning to New England again this season if the Patriots needed him. For...
In the latest edition of the "It Is What It Is" podcast, Chris Price and CSNNE's Mike Giardi take a look at the Patriots offseason on both sides of the ball, try and get a handle on which new guys will make an impact first, and whether or not the Patriots have altered their style when it comes to drafting and developing wide receivers.
Mike Florio joined the program to discuss the Jets decision to release Tim Tebow, he said the situation is as disaster all around for the Jets and that the problems begins with owner Woody Johnson. Mike also said that he was disappointed with the Pats moving back in the first round.
One of the hardest working men in the biz, Mike Petraglia aka "Trags", sits down with Butch Stearns live in Foxborough to help break down all the latest Pats moves. He discusses his reaction to the trade in Round 1 and the guys those picks produced. Also, the boys talk about the decent trade the Pats made in acquiring LeGarrette Blount from Tampa Bay for Jeff Demps and a 7th rounder.
We check in with Danny Ainge for our first talk to him since the Celtics season ended last weekend. We talk about the future of the team, KG, Pierce, Doc Rivers and more, as Danny directly answers the rumors being floated by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Jackie Mac joins the show to discuss the trade rumors swirling around Paul Pierce, KG, Doc Rivers and the Celtics. She also discusses the future of the Celtics head coach.
Stephen A. joined the program to discuss the trade rumors he has reported regarding a possible trade including Doc Rivers and the Clippers. Stephen A. also told the guys that he has heard that Danny and Doc may be tiring of working together.
Joe Castiglione talked to John Farrell before the second game against the Twins. The manager said that the Sox can win with small-ball or with big-ball.
Will Middlebrooks hit a 3-run double in the top of the 9th inning to power the Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Rays tonight. He joined Joe & Dave after the final call live from the dugout.
Larry joined the program to discuss the teams recent struggles and informed the guys that it is still early in the season. Larry also said that he still has faith that Daniel bard can turn things around.
Bruins rookie defenseman Matt Bartkowski has emerged as one of the young stars of the team and he joins Mut and Tom Caron to discuss his role on the team, why he's confident, and the trade that almost sent him to Calgary.
Andy Brickley joins the show to discuss the Bruins Game 1 win over the Rangers, the play of the three young Bruins defensemen, and the fatigue Jagr has shown on the ice.
Pierre McGuire joins Tom Caron and Mut to discuss the Bruins young defensemen, the intensity and energy level in the game, and the Rangers offense.
Shawn joined the program to discuss another overtime win for the Bruins. When asked about Game 7 against Toronto, Thornton said that he would like to keep his specific comments in the dressing room private, but acknowledged that he encouraged Tyler Seguin to up his play and it paid off in overtime.
Barry joined the guys to help breakdown the Bruins overtime win last night in game one. Barry said that he has rarely seen a team dominate as much as the Bruins yet be forced to an overtime.
Boomer joined the program to discuss the tough loss for his beloved Rangers. Boomer told the guys that Lundqvist will be better in game two and predicted a seven game series.
Millar joins the show to discuss the recent Sox slide, Jacoby Ellsbury's lack of power, and hitting in the big leagues.
We talk all things game one with Jack Edwards of NESN, and get to hear a little from Jack's Finnish protege as well.
We tackle four topics we haven't yet touched upon today.. Joe Thornton and disappointing former Boston athletes, parking in Boston, buying jersey numbers and more...
We talk about the report that Rob Gronkowski may now be a candidate for back surgery with a disc problem. Is Gronk just an injury prone guy? Or is he not rehabbing proberly? Can the Pats build an offense around a guy who is so inconsistently on the field? We discuss.
The Bruins have almost finished raking the Leafs, the Red Sox struggle from the mound, Miami Heat fans show their level of class.
Daily Planet Wednesday May 8th
Today on the Daily Planet the Bruins take a 2-1 series lead, the Red Sox get a run-off win, and we hear about cannibals and bible thieves.
Sounds like a prostate exam to me!
Damn New Yorkers!
Sauce Man stylings!
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Jeff Bauman, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, joined the show to give the guys an update of his condition and a first-hand account of that terrible day. Jeff told the guys how he wrote the description of the bomber as soon as he could. Mr. Bauman added that he is aided every day with the knowledge that he is alive and the terrorist that detonated the bomb is dead.More from this show