Josh Beckett hopes to bounce back from his recent struggles on Wednesday as he takes the hill in the opener of a day-night doubleheader with the Seattle Mariners.
Beckett, who has allowed at least six earned runs in each of his last three starts, will be opposed by former Sox pitcher David Pauley. The two were scheduled to start on Tuesday night, but the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
There are continued weather concerns today, but Terry Francona told Dale & Holley Wednesday that "We are getting a better forecast. I know it's ugly out there right now but it sounds like in the couple of hours that most of this stuff will be out of here and we're going to play. As the day progresses, I think we're going to be OK."
Matt Kinney, a Bangor, Maine, native and sixth-round pick of the Red Sox in the 1995 amateur draft, has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for amphetamines. The 33-year-old Kinney is currently a member of San Francisco's Triple-A team, the Fresno Grizzlies, last pitching in the major leagues in 2005 for the Giants. Also suspended by Major League Baseball for positively testing for amphetamines was Mets minor-leaguer Lachian Hodge, who was playing for Single-A Kingsport.
Kinney never made it past Single-A in the Red Sox' minor league system, leaving the organization in 1998 when he was traded to the Twins along with Joe Thomas and John Barnes for Orlando Merced and Greg Swindell. Kinney's most productive season in the majors came when he won 10 games while pitching 190 2/3 innings for Minnesota. He had passed up a chance to attend the University of Maine after winning the Dr. John Winkin Award for the state's best senior high...
Giving her first interview since breaking up with husband Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren told People Magazine said she was blindsided by the news of Woods’ infidelity and that the ordeal has led to weight and hair loss.
“Absolute shock and disbelief,” he said. “I felt stupid as moroe things were revealed. How could I have not known anything?”
Nordegren also said in the interview that she never hit Woods, but wouldn’t get into the details of what transpired on Thanksgiving Night when Tiger crashed his car and was found unconscious. (“Speculation I would have used a golf club to him is just truly ridiculous.”)
Nordregen also revealed in the interview that the couple attempted to reconcile for months, she plans on raising the couple’s children in Florida, and hasn’t watched any golf since the initial incident.
According to the...
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez offered only compliments when asked about Tom Brady's comments from Monday that the Patriots star hates the Jets. After calling the question a "setup," Sanchez smiled and said: "I love the Patriots. I love Tom." Added Sanchez: “[Brady’s comment] doesn’t matter. It’s neither here nor there. We respect the heck out of them. I think he’s a great quarterback, it’s a great franchise, and we need to bring our best when we play them — every time.” Also in the news, Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb did an interview with GQ magazine in which he came up with excuses or passed the blame for some of his famous mistakes with the Eagles, including his failure to show a sense of urgency in the final drive against the Patriots in Super Bowl 39. One Philadelphia columnist takes McNabb to task and calls the arrogant behavior typical of him. Check out those stories and more at...
According to WEEI.com's Alex Speier, if Johnny Damon ever did come back to the Red Sox he most likely wasn't wearing No. 18. Those digits are claimed by Daisuke Matsuzaka, who had it written into his contract that he has to wear the number. For the pitcher, the number represents significant symbolism.
"Growing up, I played baseball with the goal of one day wearing No. 18 as a professional ballplayer," Matsuzaka said through translator Masa Hoshino Tuesday. "When I signed with the Red Sox, I wanted to keep wearing the same number I had always worn, and the number was available. I've never worn another number since I went pro, even in international competition.
"In Japan, the ace gets to wear No. 18," he continued. "I know that 18 isn't considered an...
Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start Thursday and play most of the game. They talk about what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.
Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell talks about Bogaerts' concussion and the youth movement.
As he does every Wednesday, Buster Olney, ESPN, joins the boys of MFB to talk baseball. This week Buster shed some light on what to expect from Rusney Castillo, and how Cuban players are being viewed. He suggests that the acquisition of Castillo helps Boston's chances to get Giancarlo Stanton. Also, the Sox should shut down Koji if they want to re-sign him.
Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Castillo signing, Giancarlo Stanton, and the MLB's pace of play.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Times discussed the Logan Mankins deal.
Chris Nowinski discussed the future of Wes Welker.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Buck.
Tim talks about the city of Las Vegas attempting to get an NHL franchise. Lou wards off "huge" bat. Christian winds up in the dog house again, for what happened on MFB yesterday.
After Will Middlebrooks struck out against a position player, Steve Tolleson, last night against Toronto, he seemed to be laughing as he left the batter's box. Lou critiqued Middlebrooks on Twitter, which caused Will's fiance Jenny Dell to tweet (indirectly) in defense of her man.
Red Sox Manager talks about Xander's concussion and the youth movement on the Red Sox.
Josh Gordons suspension was upheld. Why is there such a stigma about weed in sports?
Today we discuss the four most famous Pats players that Bill Belichick surprisingly dealt away.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
How can teams acquire players who are entering their primes without having to live through the potentially massive transition of prospects coming from the minors to the big leagues? The Red Sox have two such case studies. The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo represents one effort to acquire a player for his prime years for whom the transition to big league-caliber competition might not be turbulent. Red Sox assistant director of player personnel discusses the scouting process involved with landing Castillo. The episode also features Brock Holt, the one rookie who played at a consistently high level for the Red Sox this year. Holt explores some of the distinctions that might help to explain why he did not experience some of the struggles that characterized the seasons of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.
Rob Bradford is joined by Turtleboy of TurtleboySports.com to discuss which current major leaguers might be in line to become Hall of Famers. The duo dive into the difficulties facing the current crop of big leaguers when trying to reach Hall of Fame status.
Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. This Podcast focuses on the High Value Targets you can get in your drafts if you draft smartly. These players can slip to you and make a great impact on your roster as the season moves on. The draft is won in the middle to late rounds when the best upside players are taken. Jim and Pete give you in depth analysis on the High Value Targets to seek along with the Rookies that can make an impact this year. Jim and Pete will be back this Sunday morning too, on-air at WEEI FM 93.7 with even more. Prepare and enjoy!
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