First baseman Kevin Millar was released by the Chicago Cubs, according to the Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan (via Twitter). Millar hit .242 with a .405 OBP for the Cubs in spring training. Millar was one of the most visible members of the Red Sox from 2003-05, during which time he hit .282/.362/.451/.813 while averaging 17 homers a season.
At a press conference to explain Boston College's decision to part ways with basketball coach Al Skinner, director of athletics Gene DeFilippo said that the school made its decision in hopes of finding a coach who could better motivate a team on the court and connect with the BC community.
DeFilippo said that he wanted players who better appealed to the student body and fans in their style of play and effort. That could be accomplished through greater hustle on the court, with the AD identifying players who dive for loose balls and who take charges as measures for what he would like to see from the team.
The decision to sever ties with Skinner was made last Wednesday, two days after DeFilippo had met with the coach. The two sides, according to DeFilippo, concluded that there were differences in how to run the program that made a parting mutually agreeable. They agreed to keep the decision quiet for at least 48 hours,...
Red Sox manager Terry Francona told reporters that right-hander Junichi Tazawa has an ulnar collateral sprain in his right elbow. As of now, Tazawa and the Red Sox medical staff are still trying to determine whether or not the proper course of action involves surgery.
"[Tazawa] and the medical staff, they've got to fiure out what's the best course of action: whether it's surgery, whether it's rehab," Francona told reporters in Port Charlotte, where the Sox will play the Tampa Bay Rays today. "That's where we're at right now."
Francona said that it was premature to say whether Tommy John surgery was an option.
Tazawa experienced tightness in his right elbow at times in the 2009 season, and after his offseason of rest, he continued to experience some discomfort in the elbow this spring, resulting in a consultation with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham on Monday. For more on Tazawa...
Boston College has parted ways with basketball coach Al Skinner. Over 13 seasons on Chestnut Hill, Skinner accumulated the most wins of any men’s basketball coach in school history, compiling a 247-165 record that resulted in seven berths in the NCAA tournament. That said, the Eagles had a 15-16 record in 2009-10, the team’s second losing season in the last three years.
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Boston College released a statement from director of athletics Gene DeFilippo Tuesday morning discussing Al Skinner's departured as basketball coach. A press conference is scheduled for noon. Here is the statement:
“Coach Al Skinner and I met last Wednesday and agreed it would be mutually beneficial for us to part ways. In our meeting, we discussed our philosophical differences and our concern for the future of our basketball program.
“Coach Skinner then asked if we could delay the announcement so that he could pursue other opportunities. Out of respect for coach Skinner, Boston college agreed. Other institutions were made aware we would be parting ways from the beginning of the process.
“All of us at Boston College have great respect for coach Skinner. We are grateful for his achievements over the course of the past 13 years. We wish Al, Donna and their family nothing but the best...
Dr. Tony Schena joined the show to give insight into what lies ahead for Rob Gronkowski. He said a tough road is in front of the Patriots tight end.
We discuss the improbable win over the Browns and the loss of Rob Gronkowski with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday.
Ninkovich sits in with Mut and Merloni to look back at yesterday’s comeback win against the Browns. Rob also explains the range of emotions the team experienced after Rob Gronkowski suffered a potentially season ending injury.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Hazen talks with Mut and Merloni about the on-going offseason process. Mike explains how the Red Sox dove in to free agency immediately after the team’s World Series win. He also explains how the team creates opportunities for young players that are ready to make the jump to the Major League level.
Cherington sits in with Mut and Lou to talk about the Red Sox heading into 2014. Ben breaks down the signing of Edward Mujica and what’s on the table at this year’s meetings.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys went over a list of the most annoying people to see on your flight.
The guys opened the show discussing the great reception Doc Rivers got last night at The Garden. They said it was not surprising and well deserved.
Boston College running back Andre Williams joined the show and discussed his record setting season. He said that he will work on his acceptance speech on the flight down to New York.
Millar sits in with the guys on location in Orlando at MLB's Winter Meetings. He covers all the bases with Mut and Lou on all the Red Sox free agent possibilities and potential trades.
We discuss the vote that abolished the collision at the plate play in MLB, and bring in Tim Kurkjian of ESPN to further explain.
We check in with Tom Caron of NESN and get his take on the winter meetings and the moves (or lack thereof) the Sox have made at the winter meetings in Orlando.
We check in with Rob Bradford live from the Winter Meetings in Orlando.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
We answer what you ask... and by we mean Salk, Holley and special guest Jenny Dell of NESN!
Answering questions, its what we do.
Live from the Winter meetings, questions will be answered.
Kurkjian joins Mut and Merloni at the Winter Meetings to talk about the Red Sox plans on the market. Tim believes the Red Sox are not satisfied with their situation in center and are looking to add a veteran outfielder to the mix.More from this show
We discuss the comers and goers for the Red Sox and the rest of MLB with former GM Steve Phillips, now of MLB Radio on Sirius XM.More from this show