According to a major league source, the Red Sox and Rangers "definitely" won't revisit the possibility of a deal that would send right-hander Josh Beckett to Texas prior to Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline for non-waiver trades. There is a possibility that the Rangers could re-engage the Red Sox next month, since Beckett's hefty contract (he is still owed approximately $37 million through the end of 2014) makes it extremely unlikely that a team would claim him off of waivers.
Beckett (5-9, 4.57 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound for the Sox tonight against the Tigers. Major league sources characterize the possibility of a deal involving the right-hander as "unlikely."
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Former MLB general manager and current ESPN MLB analyst Jim Bowden appeared on the Dennis and Callahan show Tuesday morning to share his thoughts as the trade deadline looms at 4 p.m.
Bowden, a Boston native who served as a general manager for the Reds from 1992 to 2003 and the Nationals from 2004 to 2009, said from his recent conversations with Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, he hasn’t got the sense that the first-year GM is eager to trade struggling pitcher Josh Beckett.
“I didn’t get the sense he was eager to deal him,” Bowden said of Cherington. “I think that the Red Sox are pretty cerebral looking at he’s 32 years old. I don’t think they think he’s in decline just because his strikeout ratio is the lowest of his career at 6.8 per nine [innings]. They’d like to get him straightened out and have a good second half.
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With Red Sox outfielder Ryan Sweeney heading to the disabled list on Tuesday, one day after he injured his hand while punching a door on the way back from the Sox dugout to the clubhouse after grounding out, a major league source said that the Red Sox will call up outfielder Ryan Kalish from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Sweeney is hitting .260/.303/.373/.675 in 63 games this year. This is the second call-up of the year for Kalish, who in 18 big league games this year, is hitting .217/.238/.250/.488. He's hitting .307/.388/.533/.922 with four homers in 18 games in Triple-A Pawtucket.
This is the second time in Kalish's career that he's been summoned to the majors on July 31, having made his big league debut exactly two years ago today.
News of Kalish's call-up was first reported by Maureen Mullen of CSNNE.com (via twitter).
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Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, when asked recently if the team faced a similar situation with pitcher Josh Beckett as it did when making a trade deadline move involving Manny Ramirez in 2008, adamantly separated the two situations. While Beckett is widely characterized as a problematic presence in the clubhouse, Cherington suggested that unlike Ramirez four years ago, the pitcher's commitment to his team and to being on the field was unquestioned.
“I don’t see any parallel [between Ramirez and Beckett],” said Sox GM Ben Cherington on Friday, a sentiment since echoed by several team front office and clubhouse sources. “Josh has taken the ball whenever he possibly can for as long as he’s been here. He’s taken the ball some days when probably he shouldn’t have, frankly, and he was hurt. Any time he’s able to pitch, he wants to pitch, and he’s pitched well over the course of his time here.”
Say what you will about NBC's coverage of the Olympics, and a lot of people are saying a lot of things, but the ratings (the only thing that matters) don't lie. Right now, the Olympics are garnering more interest than ever.
One of the people critical of NBC's tape-delayed coverage has been Guy Adams, a correspondent who is covering the Olympics (or something). Adams was just another nagging voice in the Twittersphere, that is until he released the e-mail address of Gary Zenkel's, president of NBC Olympics. NBC responded by getting Adams banned on Twitter for breaching policy. Here are details. It's a big deal on the Internet.
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Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Callers weighed in on the Josh Brown disaster and Heath Evans still needs more info on Josh Brown.
Chris Russo called in to defend himself on comments he made regarding John Mara's handling of the Josh Brown domestic violence case.
Nate Burelson said he still needs more information on Josh Brown and headlines with Kirk.
Glenn, Lou and Christian open the show talking about the Patriots win in Pittsburgh, touching on everything from Gronk's post game '69' joke, Gostkowski missing an extra point and the rest of that win against the Steelers.
Glenn, Lou and Christian try to figure out what the hell is going on with Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, and why he is missing all these kicks.
Randy Moss was very vocal about Roger Goodell and how he handles the league, Tim Hasselbeck tried not to offend the Mara family, and Tom Brady took a subtle jab at the NFL. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about these three guys who all made comments about the NFL's handling of domestic violence.
We check in with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday after the Patriots beat the Steelers.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the win over the Steelers on a Patriots Monday.
We go inside the game with Heath Evans from the NFL Network.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!
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