Red Sox prospect Anthony Ranaudo, who last pitched on July 3 before being shut down due to dead arm, may not pitch again for Double-A Portland this year. According to a team source, an MRI on his shoulder came back clean, but his progress of rebuilding arm strength has nonetheless been more deliberate than expected. As such, while the Sox have not made a final decision, the odds are growing that the team will elect not to have him pitch again in Double-A this year, and instead have him continue on a steady progression to pitch again in Florida instructional league (after the end of the season for minor league affiliates) and perhaps in winter ball.
Ranaudo has struggled with injuries this year, as a slight groin injury in spring training prevented him from starting his season until mid-May. Once on the mound in Portland, he struggled with his mechanics for most of his nine starts, resulting in not just a 1-3 record, 6.69 ERA and command struggles (he both...
Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino was a guest of the Dennis & Callahan show on Thursday. The Sox, with a 10-9 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday, start a 10-game road trip on Thursday in Cleveland with a 55-57 record on the season, 10 games behind the Yankees in the AL East and 5.5 games out of the wild card. Lucchino was asked if there is a single factor that stands out when accessing the struggles of the Sox this season.
"There is no single source, there’s no single person," Lucchino said. "It’s a combination of factors. Ben (Cherington) has been saying that for while. Certainly, the stability and effectiveness of the starting pitching has been a place to start. ... I don’t mean to point fingers at anybody in particular because as I said earlier, there are a lot of factors that have contributed, there are probably transitional pains too from an organization that we had to an organization with new...
Dick Ebersol is NBC Sports' former chairman and is currently acting as a senior adviser for the network's Olympics coverage. He talked to Joe Posnanski about the criticism that everyone and their dog is giving the network for its coverage from London thus far.
“That’s just nonsense,” he says. “The Olympics are the biggest family television there is. The Olympics are some of the last events where a whole family can gather around a television set and spend the night together.
“People talk about how we should treat this like sports? You know, we’re getting an 18 rating some nights. Do you know what rating we would get if this was not under the banner of the Olympics? We’d be lucky to get a 1 rating for some of these sports. … This is our business model. The newspaper people have their own business model. We’re in the television business. We’re here to make great television.
Red Sox starter Josh Beckett, on a day when he was shelled for eight runs on eight hits (including three homers) in five-plus innings, said that health issues were not at the heart of his poor outing. Instead, after receiving a no-decision in his first start since July 31 (a game in which he was chased in the third inning due to back spams), the right-hander suggested that he simply proved unable to execute pitches, in particular citing the fact that he kept leaving pitches up in the strike zone that were blasted all over Fenway Park.
"Back felt good. I just didn’t need pitches down the middle of the plate. Everything was up. Even when I was on the corners, it was still up," rued Beckett. "I felt strong out there. Health-wise, there were no problems."
Asked about the boos he received while walking off the field, Beckett had little to say.
"I can't control that," he said.
Beckett is now 5...
Adrian Beltre's sacrifice fly with nobody out in the ninth inning gave the Rangers the lead for good, allowing Texas to fend off an afternoon of comebacks by the Red Sox to claim a 10-9 decision over the Sox Wednesday at Fenway Park.
Although Clayton Mortensen took the loss, it was starter Josh Beckett who was responsible for most of the damage by the Rangers. Beckett allowed eight runs on eight hits over five-plus innings, giving up three in the first inning, three more in the fifth and two in the sixth before being replaced by Mortensen.
Despite heading into the seventh inning trailing by four, the Red Sox did fight back to tie it thanks in large part to Will Middlebrooks' 14th homer of the season. The three-run blast in the seventh was the 10th time the rookie has homered with men on base.
The Red Sox had originally fought back from a 3-0 deficit after Rangers' first inning, using a Cody Ross homer in the third inning to knot the...
Butch Stearns joins Glenn and Fred to react to the Patriots victory over the Rams. They discuss Tom Brady's record setting 201st quarterback victory and debate if he is truly the greatest player of all time.
Glenn and Fred open the show reacting to the Patriots beat down of the Los Angeles Rams. They discuss the defense and debate whether todays game is a sign of things to come.
Pete and Price get to more analysis and breakdowns as they discuss how both of these teams will approach one another. They talk about things to keep an eye on and interesting stats before getting Price's prediction.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Gerry, Kirk and Alex opened the show discussing the extension of John Farrell. Alex loved the move.
In a wild 9:00 hour the guys broke news on the Tyler Thornburg trade and Alex Reimer praised LeBron James.
IN the 8 am hour listeners voiced their displeasure with Alex and Reimer made his case as to why Gronk should retire at the age of 27.
Glenn, Lou and Christian react to a rant from the Louisville women's basketball coach about why he hates participation trophies and soft kids.
Tom Brady told K&C that he has not heard from the NFL in regards to a congratulations for breaking the NFL wins record. Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss Brady's record and the ever-growing feud between Brady and Goodell.
Oakland and New England are tied atop the AFC, but the Raiders have the edge in tiebreakers. The guys look into the race and talk about the upcoming Patriots schedule, which is harder than the last few games.
Dale and Michael sit down with head coach Bill Belichick to discuss the win over the Rams, but spend a lot of time remembering the 2001 championship team, which was honored this past weekend for it's 15th anniversary.
We check in with former Patriots fullback Heath Evans, now an analyst on the NFL Network for his thoughts on the Patriots latest win, losing Gronk, the best teams in the league and much more.
Mut and Michael Holley discuss this Sox news late on a Patriots Monday.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Gerry Callahan pulled an audible at the line of scrimmage and bumped the scheduled Mike Mutnansky from Monday's show, in favor of sporty Pete Sheppard. Ken Laird and Chris Curtis explain how it went down and how the show went w/ the Meat Man in.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Gerry, Kirk and Pete opened the show discussing Tom Brady's record setting win and Jeff Fisher's idiotic contract extension.More from this show
Gerry Kirk and Pete opened the 7 am hour talking about Roger Goodell not being in attendance yesterday.More from this show
Tom Brady told K&C that he has not heard from the NFL in regards to a congratulations for breaking the NFL wins record. Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss Brady's record and the ever-growing feud between Brady and Goodell.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Pete discussed the Rams idiotic decision to give Jeff Fisher an extension.More from this show