Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, in an interview with the Mut & Merloni show, discussed the recent comments by starter Jon Lester about the clubhouse issues that included starters eating fried chicken and drinking beer during games.
Schilling was particularly stunned by the left-hander's suggestion that the Sox "needed more structure" than manager Terry Francona provided, and the idea that the manager's authority -- after eight years -- had "run its course."
"That kind of boggles my mind that he said that, because at the end of the day, these are grown men. Do you need a manager to tell you? They all knew, and you always know, when you’re doing something questionable or wrong," said Schilling. "They chose not to correct it, and because they chose not to correct it, I think some of them were absolutely not in good enough shape to pitch through September and help them win games.
According to Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago, the Red Sox "are believed to be focused on" 22-year-old Cubs minor league hurler Trey McNutt as compensation for general manager Theo Epstein. According to Mooney, McNutt is arguably Chicago's top pitching prospect.
McNutt, a 32nd-round pick in the 2009 draft out of Shelton (Ala.) State Community College, is coming off a season in which he went 5-6 with a 4.55 ERA in 22 starts with Double-A Tennessee. The 6-foot-4 righty struck out 65 and walked 39 in 95 innings, losing some time to blister problems. He had made a name for himself in 2010 when he went 10-1 with a 2.48 ERA, striking out 132 in 116 1/3 innings between two Single-A clubs and Tennessee.
It has been reported that Chicago won't part with top outfield prospect Brett Jackson, with a source telling...
In the first public comments by one of the starting pitchers who drank beer in the Red Sox clubhouse during games, left-hander Jon Lester told The Boston Globe that he did, in fact, occasionally drink in the clubhouse during games and that "it was the wrong thing to do."
However, while Lester admitted that the ugly perception of the drinking and eating fried chicken during games was natural, he also told the Globe that the portrayal of the issue was exaggerated, and that it was not responsible for the team's September collapse.
"To be honest, we were doing the same things all season when we had the best record in baseball," Lester is quoted as saying. "Was it a bad habit? Yes. I should have been on the bench more than I was. But we just played bad baseball as a team in September. We...
WILMINGTON -- Bruins center David Krejci was absent for Monday's practice at Ristuccia Arena, but he did take the ice prior to the skate in a sign that he is progressing as he works to recover from a core injury. Krejci has missed the team's last two games after being injured in practice last Tuesday and is expected to miss Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes.
"David skated this morning," coach Claude Julien said. "He's coming around. Probably doubtful for tomorrow, but after that I would really qualify him as day-to-day."
While Krejci did not practice with the full team, both Adam McQuaid and Steven Kampfer did. Kampfer is coming off a left knee sprain and has yet to be cleared for contact, though he said he was fine after colliding with Milan Lucic in practice. McQuaid, meanwhile, suffered a neck injury last Wednesday that the team has treated as a concussion as a precaution.
Patriots fans hoping for a boost in the receiving game in the form of Brandon Lloyd will have to look elsewhere. According to NFL.com's Jason LaCanfora, the Broncos have agreed to send Lloyd to the Rams.
The Patriots were reported to be one of the teams in the mix for Lloyd, the ninth-year receiver who led the league with 1,448 yards last season. The 49ers also were rumored to be a finalist.
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Picard and Price take a look at next week's Super Bowl match-up with the Broncos and Panthers, what they see going down in Santa Clara and if the Broncos top-ranked D can slow down the mission that Cam Newton is on.
While continuing the postmortems on the Patriots after their loss last week, the boys attempt to move on and discuss what the team will look like next year, potential free agent signings and their chances to get back to another Super Bowl.
We're one week removed from the AFC Championship that saw the Patriots fall to the Broncos in Denver, and Danny and Chris discuss what went wrong from Brady's play to Belichick's decision to not kick a FG with six minutes to go to Gostkowski missing an extra point to the clear number one issue in the play of the offensive line. How can the Pats improve? The guys discuss it all.
Danny Leroux of Real GM and Sporting News joins WEEI’s Sam Packard and CLNS Radio’s Jared Weiss to dive into the Celtics trade potential and the reemergence of the three guard lineup. They answered your Twitter questions and Danny proposed his idea for drastic reforms to the NBA Playoffs system. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!
Sam Packard and Jared Weiss soak in the craziness in Cleveland after the Cavs fired David Blatt and Tyronn Lue is calling out LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. They also discuss Blake Griffin punching out his homies, Kelly Manbun Olynyk becoming a vital part of the Celtics' recent success, and more potential Celtics trades. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!
Ken Laird & Ryan Hannable debate who should be on WEEI's Top Ten Red Sox prospects' list, with only Yoan Moncada grabbing consensus as the number one talent in the pipeline
Mut and Tomase are holding things down in the studio tonight, Bradford is on assignment in Fort Myers. They talk about Rick Porcello, who is already down in Fort Myers and the strength of the pitching staff.
Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, one of the first arrivals to this year's camp at JetBlue Park, joins Rob Bradford in Fort Myers to talk how things have changed since first arriving with the Sox a year ago. Porcello explains how his contract negotiations played out last spring training, what went wrong last season, and an amazement Fenway Park's car parking situation.
Ken Laird and DJ Bean discuss a frustrating loss by the Bruins against division cellar-dweller Toronto as the B's blow a 3-1, third-period lead and lose in OT in the first game after the All-Star break
DJ, Joe and Pete are in the house for the NHL All-Star weekend edition of Sunday Skate. They discuss a little bit about the skills competition last night, the John Scott situation and the events of the weekend before taking a step back and looking at the state of the Bruins a little over the halfway point of the season. They talk about the B's needs going forward, Chara's decline and how the Bruins are still hanging around while quietly rebuilding in Don Sweeney's first season at the helm.
The story of Peyton Manning getting HGH shipped to his house took another turn when the Washington Post revealed on Thursday that Peyton Manning and his people hired private investigators to go to the home of Charlie Sly's parents.
Tom Brady's father, Tom Sr, spoke with CSNNE's Tom E. Curran regarding some of the comments made by Roger Goodell over the past few weeks.
Christian is resisting the return the of the Whiner Line and is suggesting some new segments. The inaugural "Christian's Comedy Minute" did not perform as well as he hoped, but we got some good phone calls out of it.
We check in one last time this season with the great 88, hall of famer Michael Irvin from the NFL Network.
We talk with the man causing all the trouble in San Fran, Tom E Curran from Comcast, the man who tried to put Goodell's feet to the fire during his state of the NFL press conference.
We discuss the Roger Goodell state of the NFL presser, and play the bits of pertinent and non-pertinent audio and break it down.
Roger Goodell made sure to defend the shield and his intense pursuit of Tom Brady and the Patriots regarding deflate gate, and here we are over a year later and he is still speaking out of both sides of his mouth on the matter.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and our textress Cassie are on the air as Ian Rappoport reports the Patriots parted ways with their offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson weigh in on the Super Bowl, breaking down the game in a spirited debate on how it will fall. Newton, Manning, Stewart, Olsen, Norman, Kuechly Kubiak and the Denver Defense fuel the conversation. A quick look back to the Patriots vs. Broncos AFC Title game sews the seeds for what we will see on Sunday and in the off-season ahead. The League, Concussions, The Super Bowl and the Fantasy Football Off-season positional groups and scouting are covered in a comprehensive edition of “The Fantasy Guys Podcast.”
After another solid week of college hoops, Anthony and Austin are hoping on the Virginia band wagon, and take a deeper look into Texas A&M's win over Iowa State and debate whether UNC's lack of shooting will prevent them from being a title contender.
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