Multiple industry sources confirmed Monday morning that the Red Sox have an agreement on a one-year deal (with no options) with free agent shortstop Stephen Drew. The news was first reported by CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, who wrote that it's a one-year deal worth $9.5 million.
Drew, 29, finished last season with the Athletics after being traded from the Diamondbacks following 6 1/2 seasons in Arizona. For the year, he hit .223/.309/.348 with seven home runs and 28 RBIs in 79 games. He missed the early part of the season while recovering from an ankle injury suffered the prior season.
In his seven-year career, Drew is hitting .265/.328/.433 with 77 home runs and 349 RBIs in 812 games.
The A's, Yankees and Cardinals...
FOXBORO -- With two timeouts and the two-minute warning still available to stop the clock, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he and his staff had absolutely no debate on whether to go for a first down on fourth-and-1 from the New England 12 with 2:24 left in the fourth quarter and the Patriots down 38-31.
"None," was Belichick's one-word answer to whether there was any debate on the sideline. Asked to further explain, Belichick said, "It was fourth-and-."
Tom Brady agreed, adding after the game, "I didn't think about it."
The Patriots fought all the way back from a 31-3 deficit to tie the game with 6:43 left on Danny Woodhead's second touchdown run of the game. The 49ers responded immediately with a 62-yard kickoff return to the Patriots' 38 and a touchdown pass from Colin Kaepernick to Michael Crabtree to put San Francisco up by seven.
The Patriots then had to punt after failing to...
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, after his team's 41-34 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, faulted his team's poor execution and, in particular, its proclivity to turn over the ball in a Sunday night defeat. The Pats committed four turnovers, contributing to the team's 31-3 deficit mid-way through the third quarter.
"I had a feeling we'd be able to come back. We hung in there, we battled back from a 28-point deficit. We made too many mistakes when we needed to make the plays. It's a tough loss, but we've got to try to get some things corrected," said Brady. "We were turning the ball over. ... We just didn't even give ourselves a chance.
"They're a very good team and a very good defense and they play hard. We just spotted them 28 points. We fought hard, but you can't play poorly against a good team and expect to win," he added.
As for New England's furious comeback, when the team reeled off 28 unanswered points,...
FOXBORO -- Colin Kaepernick found Michael Crabtree on a 38-yard touchdown pass with 6:33 left in the fourth quarter to lead the 49ers past the Patriots, 41-34, Sunday night, spoiling what would have been the greatest comeback in team history. The Patriots scored 28 straight points to wipe out a 31-3 deficit with over 10 minutes left in the third quarter.
However, San Francisco responded with 10 straight points, and after a late Patriots field goal, the Niners recovered an onsides kick to seal the game.
As a result, the Patriots saw their winning streak snapped at seven games and fell to 10-4 on the season. They dropped into the No. 3 spot in the AFC playoff picture behind No. 1 Houston and No. 2 Denver.
The Patriots lost for the first time in the second half of the season since losing at Houston on Jan. 3, 2010. The Patriots also lost the turnover battle for the first time this season and for the first time in 22 games, as Tom Brady...
FOXBORO -- Former Patriots star receiver Randy Moss will start at wide receiver with receiver Mario Manningham out for the second straight week with a shoulder injury.
Moss has caught 21 passes on 36 targets for 326 yards and two touchdowns this season.
Moss caught San Francisco's first touchdown Sunday night on a 24-yard touchdown pass down the left seam.
Moss starred for the Patriots for three seasons (2007-09) before being traded to the Vikings in Oct. 2010. Moss caught an NFL-record 23 touchdowns in the 18-1 season of 2007 and caught the go-ahead touchdown pass in Super Bowl XLII before the Giants came from behind to win the game in the final minute.
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Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Rob Bradford is joined by Drew Pomeranz, the Red Sox pitcher who so many are wondering if he will be able to live up the value placed on him by the Red Sox when trading away top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza last July. Pomeranz goes into detail regarding his injury last season, the stem cell treatment he underwent in the offseason, and how he thinks things stand heading into the 2017 campaign.
Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.
Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.
Hour 4. After Kraft’s comments at the owners meeting, the guys discuss how long Brady will play for. Gerry hates Lavar Ball. Reimer had a crazy time in Germany.
Hour 3. Kirk announces the K&C trip to Washington, D.C. Alex continues his battle against Kirk and Gerry on the Iowa State terrorist assignment. Kirk is sick of sporty promos.
Hour 2. Kirk responds to Keefe’s shot at him. Alex says America is to blame for 9/11 in Headlines. Alex says the U.S. should let as many people in as possible.
HOUR 4 - In the final hour of the show, we put a bow on the LeBron James "injury" from Monday night, take a call from a listener who is sick of "show-on-show" drama, play Kirk ripping Keefe in it's entirety, and expose Chad Finn for being a 98.5 fanboy who wouldn't address Pete Abe in his Friday chat.
HOUR 3 - In hour 3, the guys discuss a column by Dan Graziano and another by Bomani Jones about WHY Colin Kaepernick is "blackballed" by the NFL. Graziano reports that Kaepernick is seeking "$9-10M per year" which is roughly what a bottom-end starting QB would get paid. They also get into the Raiders moving to Vegas, and some potential problems that could arise.
HOUR 2 - In hour 2, we play Robert Kraft's nauseating interview with "First Take" and point out that Max Kellerman pusses out after being highly critical of Tom Brady over the past few years. The guys also get into some of Robert Kraft's comments from Monday, where Kraft said that Brady told him he'd like to play for 6-7 more years.
We finish the show with the best sound of the day.
Holley and Keefe discuss Tom Brady's future and if it's possible to see Brady playing for 6-7 more years.
Dale, Holley, and Keefe discuss the Hernandez trial and then address Malcolm Butler and the Patriot off season decisions.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.
Rich Keefe is joined by Dale Arnold and Ben Kichen to preview WrestleMania 33. Is it a good card? What will be the best match? Plus Ryan Davey is in for "This Week in #DORK" with a look a couple new trailers and the always great "Black Panther Reads #DORK iTunes Reviews."
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill go over the difficulties of staying healthy through the long grind of the playoffs in the NBA and in the NHL.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap an Evan Drellich revival edition of the K&C Show on a Monday
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