Former Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez told ESPNDeportes.com that he would be happy to play for the Toronto Blue Jays under new manager John Farrell. Farrell was with the Red Sox in Ramirez' final season and a half in Boston in 2007-08, when the slugger helped lead the Sox to a World Series in '07 and then forced his way out of town in '08. Ramirez praised Farrell's knowledge of the game, and suggested that Toronto -- a team that has been a home for many stand-out players from the Dominican Republic -- is an extremely desirable destination.
In the article (in Spanish), Ramirez also said that he underwent surgery two weeks ago for a sports hernia, which will prevent him from starting his winter workouts until November. That said, the slugger -- who hit .298 with a .409 OBP and .870 OPS in 2010, which he spent with the Dodgers and White Sox -- said that he...
Former Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell, in his introductory press conference as the manager of the Blue Jays, said that he was drawn to Toronto by the combination of talent and resources that he believes will allow the organization to compete for a World Series. Though he is aware of the challenges presented by residing in a division that features the Yankees and Red Sox -- and, for that matter, Tampa Bay -- Farrell said that, from across the field, it had become clear that the Jays (who finished 2010 with an 85-77 record) could contend for years.
"I come here and share the same vision that [Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos and team president Paul Beeston] do, and that’s to win a World Series," Farrell told reporters. "In this division, it’s extremely difficult to compete. … It’s an extremely challenging division.
"We can assemble a team to [compete]. We know that we have to...
FOXBORO — Despite the fact that Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was reportedly diagnosed Monday with two separate fractures in his left ankle, Patriots coach Bill Belichick gave no doubt Monday afternoon as to who they think will be under center for Minnesota when the two teams meet Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.
Responding to a question as to whether or not they’ll be preparing as if Favre was going to play Favre, Belichick smiled.
“Of course — he’s started 8,000 games in a row,” Belichick said of the 41-year-old Favre, who has played in 291 consecutive games. “Favre is like Lou Gehrig — of course I expect him to play. But you have to be ready for everybody. You always have to be ready for all the players that are on the roster.”
According to Minnesota coach Brad Childress, Favre is in a walking boot, and an MRI revealed the quarterback has two...
Bill Belichick made his weekly appearance on The Big Show, chatting with Glenn Ordway, Fred Smerlas, and Steve DeOssie about the Patriots' victory over the Chargers on Sunday and the decision to go for it on fourth-and-1 late in the game on a play in which BenJarvus Green-Ellis was stopped for a loss.
"I felt we would be OK with the play we had called. Obviously it didn't work out," Belichick said, adding that, "I need to do a better job in those situations with the plays."
Belichick noted that he "didn't get the sense" that Brandon Meriweather, fined $50,000 last week for his hits, approached tackling on Sunday any different.
Next week will see the return of Randy Moss, who Belichick admitted is "tough to deal with" but pointed out that the likes of Percy Harvin, Visanthe Shiancoe and Adrian Peterson make the Viking's offense far more potent than...
FOXBORO — With his tongue firmly in cheek, Patriots coach Bill Belichick weighed in Monday on the comments from NFL officials praising safety Brandon Meriweather for his “tenacious” hits in Sunday’s game against San Diego.
NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson, one week after criticizing Brandon Meriweather for his hit against Ravens tight end Todd Heap, praised the Patriots safety responding to the league’s crackdown on hits to the neck and head of defenseless players.
“Brandon Meriweather, specifically, last week we were appropriately calling him out and chastising him,” said Anderson. “Yesterday in the Patriots’ game at San Diego, Meriweather made two very tenacious, effective and legal hits in similar situations. But you could see it, he lowered the target area, blasted the opponent with his shoulder. He adapted, showing it can be done. It is...
We get our weekly NFL update with SI/MMQB's Peter King. Peter talks AFC East, first round byes, Jonas Gray/LeGarrette Blount and much more.
The head coach of your New England Patriots Bill Belichick sits down with Dale, Holley and Steve DeOssie after the Patriots win over the Lions on Sunday.
Former Patriot Tedy Bruschi, now an analyst for ESPN joined Dale and Holley for a breakdown of the Patriots win over the Lions, and a look-ahead to next Sunday night's showdown in Green Bay.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
The Red Sox trotted out their newest FA acquisition Tuesday afternoon, third baseman, Pablo Sandoval. The Kung Fu Panda then joined MFB to talk about his conversations with (former) Giant teammate, Jake Peavy, about playing Boston. He also stressed that this move was the next big challenge in his life, and addressed some concerns about his defense, stating that he is focused on being at the hot corner for the duration of his contract.
Buster Olney of ESPN joined MFB to talk about all the free agent news surrounding the Red Sox over the past 24 hours
Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson joins Danny Picard to talk about the Red Sox going after Jon Lester and other free agents.
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
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The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed the Riots in Ferguson.
Rob Bradford joined the show to discuss the latest signings by the Red Sox.
Today's Three For All focused on the riots in Ferguson, Missouri following the events of last night's trial announcement. There was tear gas, shots being fired, cops cars and building being lit on fire, looting, and female reporter was hit in the head with a rock.
Rodney joined the show to talk about Dan Patrick and Tony Dungy giving him a hard time about the SECOND best catch by a Giant receiver. He also talked about how Minnesota showed that you can slow the Green Bay Packers down by stopping the big plays and stopping Jordy Nelson. Rodney thinks the Patriots have the personnel in the secondary to beat them.
Dale and Michael give their four selections for the MLB Hall of Fame... this year's finalists were announced today.
Dale and Michael talk Bruins and discuss the supposed practice scuffle between Tuukka Rask and Soderberg, and DJ Bean dials us up to give his thoughts.
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
Some more Musical Mikey Magic to get ready for Sunday's Patriots-Lions game.
The guys previewed the upcoming Packers Patriots game and discussed the media's latest tweet beef.
Jerry Thornton's first podcast explores sports stories that would make for interesting 30 for 30 documentaries.
Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal joined WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin to talk about the play of Vermont and Providence, as well as other happenings around Hockey East. Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy also joined the show to talk about his team’s good start, his freshman class and how he uses possession stats.
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