According to a major league source, nothing is imminent involving a trade for Marco Scutaro between the Red Sox and Rockies.
Earlier in the day, Troy Renck of the Denver Post initially tweeted, "the Rockies are close to acquiring Boston's Marco Scutaro." However, later on Renck tweeted that while the Red Sox and Rockies had discussed a trade for Scutaro, "it appears now won't happen."
Last season Scutaro posted career-highs in both batting average (.299) and slugging percentage (.423) in 113 games played. Boston exercised Scutaro's $6 million option, the final year of his contract, back on Oct. 30.
One possible motivation for any move involving Scutaro would be to free up payroll, with the shortstop schedule to make $6 million in 2012. While there...
Denver linebacker Von Miller and Patriots safety Patrick Chung were each hit with fines of $7,500 for infractions during last week's AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium, according to multiple reports. Chung was penalized for unnecessary roughness for a second-quarter hit, while Miller was also flagged for unnecessary roughness after taking a shot at Patriots center Dan Connolly following a late punt by quarterback Tom Brady. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
FOXBORO -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was removed from Friday's injury report and fully participated in practice again, the second straight day of "full participation" after missing Wednesday due to a reported sprained AC joint in his left shoulder. For Baltimore, the Ravens reported that Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed, who made a pair of game-saving plays at the end of Sunday's win over the Texans, fully participated and is probable with a left ankle injury. In all, New England had 14 players who were limited and all are officially "questionable" for Sunday's game, which can be heard on Sportsradio WEEI 93.7 FM at 3 p.m. ET. Here is Friday's complete report:
WR Deion Branch (knee) Questionable
OL Marcus Cannon (ankle) Questionable
S Patrick Chung (knee) Questionable
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb) Questionable
TE Aaron Hernandez (concussion) Questionable
FOXBORO -- Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Friday morning that they want to do everything possible to keep impending free agent Wes Welker. Speaking with a group of reporters at Gillette Stadium, Kraft said “hopefully, when the season ends, both sides will be wise enough to consummate something.”
“Well, I think Wes wants to be here, and we want him here,” Kraft said. “He’s pretty special. Anytime there’s a player on this team I can look eye to eye and be at the same level, he’s an important guy.”
Welker is in the final year of a five-year, $18.5 million deal he signed before the start of the 2007 season.
For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Speaking on WFAN in New York Friday, Jets head coach Rex Ryan said, "First off, the Ravens are going to win this game," when referring to Baltimore's AFC Championship matchup against the Patriots Sunday.
Ryan later added, "I think they can move the ball on the Pats, I don’t think there’s any doubt. I think they can move. And, let’s face it, I’m cheering for the Ravens."
The Jets' coach went on to explain why he believes Baltimore has the upper-hand on the Patriots.
"The only way you’re going to beat New England is if you...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Kirk still can't fathom why Paul or Ken would want to produce the morning show. Some shade is thrown at another potential candidate.
Ted Cruz lost Indiana and gave up his bid for the GOP nomination. Donald Trump didn't exactly bring the heat in his victory speech.
Curt Schilling joined the show to defend himself about his selfish call to OMF yesterday.
Dr. Thomas Gill calls in to give his input on Pablo Sandoval's season ending surgery, and tells the guys how long he thinks the third baseman will be out.
The Celtics are approaching a very important off season, and Danny Ainge needs to figure out a plan to get a star in Boston...most importantly Kevin Durant. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the team needs to go after.
Tom Werner was in studio today and Christian could not hold himself back when Tom Werner mentioned the comedian "Whitney Cummings."
We discuss Pablo's surgery, rumors of weight loss and a renewed focus, and ultimately if the Red Sox will be able to get anything from Pablo, be in on the field or via trade.
We discuss the missed call to close out the Spurs-OKC game last night and it ultimately spins into a conversation about which league does the best job of refereeing their games.
We close out the Dale and Holley show with the best soundbites of the day.
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line
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SB Nation's Kevin O'Connor joins Butch Stearns and John Tomase to talk all things Celtics' offseason, including the upcoming draft
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