John Boggs, the agent for Padres star Adrian Gonzalez, told the San Diego Union-Tribune that San Diego would almost surely have to trade the talented first baseman because the team will not be able to afford a contract extension along the lines of what the Twins seem ready to confer upon star catcher Joe Mauer.
“I don’t ever want to speak for ownership because I have no knowledge of what they have and what they don’t,” Boggs told the Union-Tribune. “[But] the feeling we’re getting is more than likely [the Padres] are going to have to trade Adrian Gonzalez because [they] can’t afford him.”
Padres CEO Jeff Moorad did not dispute the statement. He suggested that his team's concern for its deployment of resources means that it must put the "long-term interests of the club" ahead...
According to published reports, Patriots receiver Wes Welker underwent surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee Tuesday at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the procedure was successful.
The Boston Herald reported that team doctor Thomas Gill performed the surgery, while The Boston Globe quoted a person with knowledge of the surgery saying that Welker was "perfectly OK" after the surgery.
Welker suffered the injury in the regular-season finale against the Texans, but the receiver still managed to finish the year with 123 catches — despite missing almost three complete games. He had 1,348 yards and four touchdowns and was named to the Associated Press All-Pro team.
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Injured Saints fullback Heath Evans, the former Patriot who is blogging for WEEI.com during the lead up to the Super Bowl, made an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning and talked about his team's strategy against for Sunday's game. Said Evans: "We're going to win this game by finding a way to be more physical than the Colts. End of story." Evans said getting pressure on Peyton Manning is No. 1 on the Saints' list: "If you let him sit in the pocket, you give him his 2-1/2 seconds, it's going to be a long, long day."
Evans talked about the differences between the New England and New Orleans head coaches. Said Evans: "You would never say Bill [Belichick] is the encouraging head coach, where Sean [Payton] is very encouraging. He's a motivator in the sense of, 'Hey, you screwed up, let's fix this, let's get it better, but this is who you are. You can do this better.' He'll pat you on the...
In a story in today's Boston Herald, Celtics guard Rajon Rondo indicated that there are some issues that are hurting the team. "I think it’s a little bit of different agendas maybe creeping in," Rondo told the Herald's Steve Bulpett. "It just all depends. You know, I think if we all had the right spirit as far as one goal, one thing in common, I think we’d be a lot better.”
Added Rondo: “I can’t really elaborate on it too much, but I think we’ve just got to be a team with no agendas. We’ve got to play unselfish, you know? That’s on defense and offense. You’ve got to want the best for the next man out there regardless if you’re in the game playing well or you’re out of the game not playing well.”
Rondo went on: “In the locker room,...
With the English national team embroiled in a controversy regarding captain John Terry, news came out this week about a similar situation involving the 1998 U.S. World Cup squad, which dismssed captain John Harkes after he allegedly had an affair with a teammate's wife. Get the information on that, plus get links to the day's top stories, plus videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
Dr. Tony Schena joined the show to give insight into what lies ahead for Rob Gronkowski. He said a tough road is in front of the Patriots tight end.
We discuss the improbable win over the Browns and the loss of Rob Gronkowski with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday.
Ninkovich sits in with Mut and Merloni to look back at yesterday’s comeback win against the Browns. Rob also explains the range of emotions the team experienced after Rob Gronkowski suffered a potentially season ending injury.
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.
Buster joins Mut and Merloni live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Buster explains that the market for Stephen Drew has cooled off considerably and executives around the league believe he will return to Boston.
Hazen talks with Mut and Merloni about the on-going offseason process. Mike explains how the Red Sox dove in to free agency immediately after the team’s World Series win. He also explains how the team creates opportunities for young players that are ready to make the jump to the Major League level.
Cherington sits in with Mut and Lou to talk about the Red Sox heading into 2014. Ben breaks down the signing of Edward Mujica and what’s on the table at this year’s meetings.
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.
Boston College running back Andre Williams joined the show and discussed his record setting season. He said that he will work on his acceptance speech on the flight down to New York.
Mike Mutnansky joined the show live from Orlando. He said that he is looking forward to hearing from Scott Boras later today.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys talked about our presidents selfie at the Mandela memorial.
Millar sits in with the guys on location in Orlando at MLB's Winter Meetings. He covers all the bases with Mut and Lou on all the Red Sox free agent possibilities and potential trades.
We discuss the comers and goers for the Red Sox and the rest of MLB with former GM Steve Phillips, now of MLB Radio on Sirius XM.
Ho, hum. We're live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando, and it seems like everything of merit was done last week. We still discuss the Sox roster moves and potential for 2014.
We tackle four topics at 4PM, today centered around sporting disasters.
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.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. He discussed the new love between Evelyn Lozada and former Red Sox player Carl Crawford.More from this show
Kurkjian joins Mut and Merloni at the Winter Meetings to talk about the Red Sox plans on the market. Tim believes the Red Sox are not satisfied with their situation in center and are looking to add a veteran outfielder to the mix.More from this show