ORLANDO, Fla. -- Speaking at the MLB owners' meetings, Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria told WEEI.com that he fully expects Hanley Ramirez to remain with his team, and predicts that the 26-year-old will end his career with the Marlins.
"Do I think he will retire a Marlin? Yes," Loria said.
"I love Hanley. You can tell everybody in Boston that my wife [Julie] is from Massachusetts [Leominster], she likes Hanley too, and she wouldn't let me get rid of him. But you never know. We signed him to a seven-year deal for a reason. There's no reason to think he should not be with us."
Ramirez, who has been rumored to be a target of the Red Sox in past years, signed a six-year, $70 million extension during the 2008 season. In 2010, his fifth full major league season, Ramirez hit .300, with 21 homers, and 32 stolen bases. Since arriving with the Marlins in the trade that sent Josh...
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A major league source has told the Boston Globe that the Red Sox are intent on not spending more than four years and $52 million for free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre, and appear to be taking a similar approach toward free agent catcher Victor Martinez. Beltre's agent, Scott Boras, is at the general managers' meetings, and is likely to meet with Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein before all parties leave town Thursday. According to SI.com, as many as 12 teams have touched base with Boras in regard to Beltre, whom the agent was quoted as saying is drawing "unprecedented interest." For more Red Sox coverage, see the team page at weei.com/redsox.
The UConn women edged Baylor, 65-64, in a thriller Tuesday night in Hartford to improve their record winning streak to 80 games. UConn's surprise savior was Bria Hartley, who was playing in just her second college game and missed her first six shots before hitting two 3-pointers and an inside basket down the stretch. Read more about that story, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
Speaking publicly for the first time since the Red Sox picked up his team option for $12.5 million, David Ortiz told ESPN.com that he had no problem with the team executing the option despite his preference to work out a multi-year deal.
"I was trying to get something different," Ortiz told ESPN.com's Jackie MacMullan. "I wanted to stay here longer. But I got what the team offered me, and I'm fine with it.
"My agent tried to talk with [the Red Sox] about something else, but that didn't work out. I thought what I've done here in Boston was well deserving of two years, but I can't do nothing about it now except come back and play.
"People are doubting me, I know, but I don't really understand that. It's not like anyone is asking me for something I haven't already done. So you want me to come back and hit? Haven't I done that every year?"
ORLANDO, Fla. -- According to multiple reports out of New York, Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale is not one of the four finalists for the Mets' vacant managerial position. The 49-year-old Hale had been among the four finalists for the Blue Jays managing job last month before Toronto hired Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell for the job. According to the reports, the Mets' finalists are Terry Collins, Chip Hale, Bob Melvin, and Wally Backman. Earlier Tuesday, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said that if Hale didn't get the opening with New York, there would be no more changes to the Sox' coaching staff. For more Red Sox coverage, see the team page at weei.com/redsox.
OXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the Week 16 battle between the 11-3 Patriots and 3-11 New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.
We get a complete breakdown of the win from Bill Belichick as the Patriots secure yet another AFC East title. Bill talks about the historical significance, the key moments of the game, and even Tom Brady's nutritional regiment.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
Manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell, speaks with Craig and Larry during the "Christmas at Fenway" festivities. John spoke about the pitching rotation as it stands right now, and inability to sign John Lester. He also talked about some of the younger pitching prospects, as well as the Free Agents that have signed with the team in the last month, like Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.
Craig and Larry press Larry Lucchino about the inability to sign Jon Lester, the projected starting rotation, and the signings of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Boston Red Sox, Sam Kennedy, joined Craig and Larry to talk about Christmas at Fenway, and some of the Red Sox off-season acquisitions.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
ESPN's John Buccigross joined the show to discuss how to fix the Bruins.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed the latest with the Sony hackers.
With multiple outlets reporting that the Celtics are in trade talks with the Dallas Mavericks to trade Rondo, the guys react to the possible deal
Dale and Michael discuss the Bruins shoot-out loss in Nashville as a representative example of larger issues in 2014 for the Boston club.
We discuss the impact Darrelle Revis has had on the Patriots defense and whether or not he deserves to be a candidate for team and/or league MVP in 2014.
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk react to today's Tom Brady interview by discussing what they would tell their younger selves. They look closer at Brady's diet and fitness regime and whether they could be as disciplined as the superstar quarterback.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.More from this show
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.More from this show
MIke Florio, of ProFootballTalk.com, joins the show to talk about some of the "roughing the passer" and "defenseless receiver" penalties that caused a lot of conversation in NFL circles. While many are calling for those penalties to be review able, Florio notes that the calls likely would NOT have been overturned due to the ways the rules are written.More from this show