The Red Sox spent much of 2010 having to explain what GM Theo Epstein meant when he described the season as a "bridge year." On Wednesday, team chairman Tom Werner, during an interview on The Big Show, wanted to make clear that 2011 will not be treated as a bridge but instead as a goal and destination.
Werner, who is in Orlando at the owners' meetings, said that the Sox are committed to a goal of winning the World Series in 2011. He anticipates that the team will sign "a significant free agent" and "make a trade to improve ourselves" with that target in mind.
"I want to assure everyone that there is no bridge year here this year. In 2011, we’re committed to win," said Werner. "I think Theo would have been the first to say that he was excited about the prospects we had coming up through our system. I think he made a very rare mistake saying that. After that, we...
According to FoxSports.com, which cited major league sources, the Red Sox' talks with the Diamondbacks about outfielder Justin Upton are now on "the back burner" after the two sides were able to achieve "little momentum for a trade." The report suggested that the Sox appeared to be an early frontrunner for the outfielder, but that their negotiations had slowed.
The teams were discussing three- and four-way trades, with the FoxSports.com report suggesting that a direct deal between the two clubs would require the Sox to include a combination of Daniel Bard, Jacoby Ellsbury, Ryan Kalish and Casey Kelly. The report indicated that 15 teams have expressed interest in Upton, and that an unspecified team was making a push for the 23-year-old, five-tool talent.
Delonte West had the ideal scenario to return to the court on Wednesday night and he took advantage, scoring 12 points, grabbing five rebounds and handing out four assists to lead the bench in the Celtics' 114-83 win over the Wizards at TD Garden.
After playing in practice and in the preseason with the team, West was making his official debut back in a Celtics uniform after serving a 10-game NBA-imposed suspension for off-court misconduct. The Celtics gave the once-troubled guard one more chance, signing him shortly after Minnesota waived him in the summer.
“It felt great," West said. "For a minute there in the summertime I thought I wouldn’t see an NBA court again. I thank the Lord, ownership here, the coaching staff, and Danny Ainge. They know what I am about. I’m just blessed to have this opportunity to do what I love to do. They knew the difference between a bad decision and a...
Paul Pierce led all five Celtics starters in double figures with 23 points while Rajon Rondo added 12 points and 13 assists as the C's routed the Wizards, 114-83, Wednesday night at TD Garden.
Shaquille O'Neal missed just one of his seven shots from the floor and had one of his most effective games yet with 13 points and six rebounds in 22 minutes as the Celtics outscored the Wizards 56-28 in the paint. The Celtics led just 41-38 with 5:30 left in the second quarter before going on a 12-0 run en route to building a 60-44 halftime lead. The Celtics built the lead up to as many as 37 as the Wizards scored just 39 points in the second half.
Delonte West entered the game for Ray Allen with 3:12 left in the first quarter, marking his first appearance in a Celtics uniform since the 2006-07 season. He sat out the first 10 games serving an NBA-mandated suspension for off-the-court indiscretions. His first...
NEW YORK — Tim Thomas picked up his 10th win in 12 starts this season as the Bruins defeated the Rangers, 3-2, at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.
Milan Lucic, Tyler Seguin and Mark Recchi each were able to beat Henrik Lundqvist, who had picked up a win on Oct. 23 against the B's in Boston. Brandon Dubinsky and Marian Gaborik scored for the Rangers, with Gaborik picking up his fifth point in his last three games.
Thomas made 34 saves on the night. The Bruins will return to the Boston on Thursday to face the Panthers at TD Garden.
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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.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
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.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
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
Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.
Dale and Michael discuss the trade of Rajon Rondo, and whether it ultimately was a good deal for the Celtics.
We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran
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 .
Jen Royle joins the show to talk about The Taste and what its like working with amazing chefs and how her personality is going over with viewers.
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.