Randy Moss said Saturday that he expects 2010 to be his final season in a Patriots uniform.
Speaking at a charity softball game for former teammate Heath Evans in Florida to reporters from The Boston Globe and Boston Herald, Moss, who is entering the final year of a three-year contract, said he understands the financial realities of the situation if that does happen. In addition, he added that if that would happen, he would bear no ill will against the organization.
“I understand the beast, the nature of it. I think that just with what I think and what I know, I don’t think they’re going to re-sign me back,” he said. “So, after this season if there is not a lockout, I’ll be looking for a new team. I got a lot of respect for the Patriots and what they did for me and my family. So, the only thing I can do is just play this year out and see what my future holds after that.”
CHESTNUT HILL — Reggie Jackson had 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead Boston College past North Carolina, 71-67, Saturday afternoon at Conte Forum. Corey Raji added 16 points and Rakim Sanders scored 14 for the Eagles (13-13, 4-8 ACC), who beat the Tar Heels (14-13, 3-9) for the second straight season. Check the BC Blog later this afternoon for more on the BC win.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With the loss of slugger Jason Bay and talk of improved run-prevention, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein has heard the critiques of his team's projected lineup. But on Saturday he said he still believes the team can be one of the better offensive teams in the American League. "We still have a chance to be a really good offensive club," Epstein said. "I think there's been a lot of skepticism out there about our offense but I think we still feel like we can be one of the top handful of offenses in the league. And what we're really striving for is balance. We want to be one of the best pitching teams in the league, one of the best defensive clubs in the league and one of the offensive clubs in the league and in the years we've accomplished that, we've tended to do better." For more, including audio and video, visit the Full Count blog.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Tim Wakefield told the media Saturday that he expects to be a starter in the rotation when the season begins. "My role in the rotation, I plan on being one of the five starters. As long as I'm healthy during spring training and there's no setbacks, then when we start the season I think I'll be one of the five," Wakefield said. The 43-year-old pitcher told the media he spoke with general manager Theo Epstein, manager Terry Francona and pitching coach John Farrell and said, "I think Theo, Tito and John all feel we're a better team with me in the rotation." Visit the Full Count blog for all the latest updates on the Red Sox from spring training.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Speaking at length for the first time since being moved from center to left field, Jacoby Ellsbury said Saturday he is welcoming the move and is looking forward to working with his replacement, Mike Cameron. "I try to look for the best in it and I think it's going to work out," Ellsbury said. "I don't think it should be a problem at all." His position won't be the only thing new for him this spring. He is switching from No. 46 to No. 2 after Brad Mills departed to take the Houston Astros managerial job in the offseason. Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia reported on Saturday, the same day as the first full workout for pitchers and catchers at the minor league complex. For more, visit the Full Count blog.
We check in for our weekly update from Bill Belichick and get his take on the Pats win over the Texans on the road, the benching of Stevan Ridley, and Antonio Smith's thinly veiled Spygate comments after the Texans lost.
Patriots’ defensive end, Rob Ninkovich, joins Mut and Merloni on a Patriots Monday after the team’s victory in Houston. Rob addresses the postgame comments of Texans’ defensive lineman Antonio Smith and the defense struggling against the run.
Tom Brady joined the show fresh off the teams 9th win of the season in Houston. He dismissed Antonio Smith's spying allegations and told the guys he has already moved on.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Jon Lester about contract negotiations, losing a teammate like Jacoby Ellsbury, the World Series run, and looking ahead to 2014.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back witht he Hot Stove Show. They talk about Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the New York Yankees, the Red Sox signings of AJ Pierzynski and Edward Mujica, and wrap it up with Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, who talks about the World Series run, losing a teammate like Ellsbury and looking towards 2014.
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
The New York Post's Joel Sherman joined the show with his thoughts on jacoby Ellsbury's signing with the Yankees. He said that if it were up to him he would have given the money to Robinson Cano over Ellsbury.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. They discussed how Ron Burgundy has officially jumped the shark and played sound of him on Dan Patrick.
Peter King joins Mut and Merloni to go across the NFL and address the latest news. He discusses Kubiak's firing, Tomlin's fine, and Dennard's possible suspension.
Brick makes his weekly appearance on Mut and Merloni and discusses the Bruins loss to Montreal and the hit on Johnny Boychuck.
Michael Fabiano, fantasy expert and Yankees fan, gives his opinion on the Cano signing, discusses Julian Edelman's rising fantasy value, and actually suggests starting Ryan Fitzpatrick
We check in with Herm Edwards on the Pats, Stevan Ridley, and a great many things around the NFL.
We stir up a pot of crap when we debate the world cup and the popularity of soccer... pro callers, con-callers, plus Jack Edwards!
We tackle four topics at 4PM.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
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