LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said that, with the team having now acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, the club is focused primarily on bullpen help, while also exploring the possibility of adding a right-handed hitter and/or an outfielder. But whereas the Sox were connected for much of the offseason to both Jayson Werth (before he signed with the Nationals in a seven-year, $126 million deal that shocked the industry) and Carl Crawford, Epstein suggested that if the Sox do anything, it may be simply for a "complementary" player.
"There’s been a lot of talk about our outfield and we’ve talked about it internally," said Epstein. "I feel like if we brought back the same group, we’d be OK.
"There’s some benefit to bringing the right player into the mix for a couple of different reasons. It might allow us some time for some of our...
FOXBORO -- All three questionable players on the Patriots injury list have been placed on the inactive list tonight and will not play against the Jets.
Mike Wright (neck/concussion), Myron Pryor (back) and Jonathan Wilhite (hip) will miss the game as will RB Thomas Clayton, OL Mark LeVoir, DE Eric Moore, OL Rich Ohrnberger and WR Taylor Price. Wright is missing his second straight game while Pryor - injured against the Browns on Nov. 7 - will miss his fourth straight game.
The Jets inactives are: OLB J. Westerman, OL V. Ducasse, TE M. Mulligan, TE J. Cumberland, WR L. Coles, DT M. Dixon, DL M. Kroul and Kellen Clemens will be the third quarterback.
Former Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was fired by the Broncos Monday less than two seasons into his tenure as head coach. The team announced the decision via its Twitter feed. McDaniels won his first six games as Broncos coach, but the team went 2-8 to finish the 2009 season and was 3-9 this season culminating in a loss to the Chiefs, Sunday.
McDaniels served as a Patriots assistant coach from 2001-08 and was the team's offensive coordinator his last three seasons in New England. Under McDaniels, the Patriots set numerous offensive records in 2007 and was he credited with helping Matt Cassel have a succcessful year replacing an injured Tom Brady.
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Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced Tuesday afternoon that the team had assigned Jordan Caron to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League.
In his first pro season, the forward made the Bruins roster out of training camp. The 20-year-old has appeared in 20 games for the B's, recording three goals and four assists. Caron was a healthy scratch for the last two games.
The Sayabec, Quebec native was selected by the Bruins in the first round (25th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- While there had been some speculation that the Red Sox might consider a move of Kevin Youkilis to the outfield in order to make a run at re-signing Adrian Beltre, multiple baseball sources say that the team would not entertain such a possibility. Instead, Youkilis -- who has spent this offseason working out at third base, and continues to recover well from the surgery to repair the adductor muscle on his hand -- will shift from first to third to accommodate first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who was acquired from the Padres on Monday. That, in turn, would seem to spell the end of Beltre's time with the Red Sox.
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The guys have even more reaction to Deflategate and if this is actually a showdown between Bill and Roger.
Tom E. Curran calls the boys during his layover in Denver and gets right into the Deflategate craziness. Tom talks about his knowledge of the situation including his thoughts on if the NFL was indeed trying to set up and catch the Pats in the act. He gets into the relationship between Belichick and the league office, Belichick and Kraft and the actual game on Super Bowl Sunday.
Greg and Steve discuss the Deflategate debacle with callers and give their theories as to what went down in Foxboro last week against the Colts. Both guys think that Pats may be guilty of doing something to the balls, but that so do most other teams. Will Belichick and Brady be punished? Not if the NFL doesn't have proof, which it's looking more and more like they don't.
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.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing who was lying yesterday.
The guys react to comments made by Former Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney
After Tom Brady answered questions for a half hour about Deflate-Gate, the guys discuss whether or not they believe him.
Adam Schefter, ESPN, talks everything Deflate Gate with Lou, Christian and Tim on Patriots Friday
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.
We discuss deflategate and move beyond it for some game talk with Tom E Curran of CSNNE
Michael, Jerry and Andy Hart of PFW continue the dialogue and try and find some sanity in this sea of madness.
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.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.More from this show
After his emotional reaction on NFL Live following Tom Brady's press conference yesterday, Mark Brunell joins Lou, Christian and Tim about all things Deflate GateMore from this show
The guys react to comments made by Former Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty HurneyMore from this show