MLB and NESN analyst Peter Gammons checked in with The Big Show on Wednesday afternoon from the winter meetings in Orlando to discuss a number of topics, including the possibility of Carlos Beltran coming to the Red Sox, who will win the battle for the services of Cliff Lee and the Red Sox’ bullpen situation.
Gammons was asked if he thought there was interest from the Red Sox to make a deal with the Mets to acquire Beltran, as has been rumored over the past couple of days.
"There is," Gammons said of possible interest from Boston. "They talked - Sandy Alderson and Theo talked about it - but if it happens it'll be a month from now. The Red Sox told the Mets that there is no way in the world they are going to trade Matsuzaka straight up for Beltran. They will keep talking. I think it's a great idea for one year. The Mets want you to take him for about $10 million in contract and they wanted some...
FOXBORO — The Patriots had two players miss Wednesday's walkthrough — cornerback Jonathan Wilhite and defensive lineman Mike Wright. In addition, center Dan Koppen, who wasn't seen during media portion of practice, not listed on injury report. (UPDATE: A Patriots spokesman indicated that Koppen did join the team at practice.) Here's the complete report:
Did Not Participate
CB Jonathan Wilhite (hip)
DL Mike Wright (concussion)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/foot)
NT Myron Pryor (back)
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Speaking to reporters at the Dolphin Resort Hotel, Scott Boras said he has not been in communication with the Mets regarding his client Carlos Beltran, who has been rumored to be of interest to the Red Sox but does have a no-trade clause in his current contract. Beltran has battled issues with his knees, and is owed $18.5 million for 2011, the final year of his current deal.
“Carlos is doing well. Obviously, having gone through surgery last year early in the season helped him in his return to play. He’s doing fine,"Boras said. "He’s working out with a conditioning coach daily. His plan right now is to be a New York Met. He has a no-trade clause. If anything were brought to him, it would depend on what the situation were. But I’d say that right now, his expectation is to be a Met next year."
According to major league sources, any deal involving the...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- While speaking to the media following the press conference to announce Carlos Pena's one-year deal with the Cubs, agent Scott Boras was asked about if one of his clients, Adrian Beltre, was disappointed that a return to the Red Sox would seem to be in doubt now that the team has acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. Boras insinuated, however, that the Sox could possibly still make some sort of move to find a place for Beltre, despite the fact third base now appears to be occupied by Kevin Youkilis.
"Adrian Beltre is a player, when you have somebody who performs like that in the marketplace, who is that good a defender, that good a complete player … You just never know what a team is going to do because a player like that is available," said Boras. "When people are telling me clubs are in or out, I've been in this business way too long to have things change, a player moved, or whatever happens...
PHOENIX — After landing in Phoenix Monday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to the podium to make a passionate defense of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the organization in response to Deflategate.
We go inside the Patriots with head coach Bill Belichick as the Patriots prepare for the Super Bowl. We get some final thoughts on deflated balls, and some actual GAME talk about the Seahawks as well.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
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...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Kirk wasn't taking any crap from Woody in North Reading.
All of the latest Headlines brought to you by Kirk Minihane including Joe Biden's visit with Ellen.
Tom Brady joined the show before his trip to Phoenix.
Former Panthers GM and current ESPN 730 radio host in Charlotte, Marty Hurney spoke, ambiguously, about a lot of "rumors" he's heard about the New England Patriots, dating back to 2001. He did admit he believes Bill Belichick's assertions during Saturday's press conference.
Saturday Night Live did a cold open featuring actors portraying Greg Gumbel, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Also, the story of Robert Allenby is unraveling quickly.
Patriots DE Chandler Jones spoke about he doesn't really have a problem "avoiding the noise" about "Deflate-gate" since he doesn't watch ESPN or the news, but prefers cartoons like Family Guy. He also talked about the time he played the Seahawks in his rookie year. Although the teams are different, Jones will likely line up opposite Russell Okung, and try to tackle Marshawn Lynch. Keeping contain on Russell Wilson will be important for Jones and Rob Ninkovich.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton are live from radio row and recapping the latest in Deflategate including Belichick's impromptu weekend presser, and the national media's predictable reaction to it.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.More from this show
Television show writer of Showtime's "Shameless" and Boston native, Mike O’Malley unexpectedly calls Danny from California to react to Belichick’s press conference.More from this show