DALLAS -- According to a source close to the situation, as of Tuesday evening David Ortiz hadn't yet determined whether or not he would accept arbitration. The free agent designated hitter has until midnight Wednesday to make a decision. The plan was for Ortiz' agent, Fern Cuza, to talk again with the Red Sox before any determination can be made.
ESPN Deportes had reported Tuesday night that Ortiz would be accepting the Red Sox offer of arbitration.
The source confirms a report made earlier Tuesday by ESPNBoston.com that Ortiz is seeking a two-year contract worth $25 million, while the Red Sox had been offering two years at $9 million per season.
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The Celtics 2011-12 schedule was released on Tuesday night, and after three straight games on the road -- including the regular-season opener on Christmas Day against the Knicks in New York -- it was revealed that Boston will open at home on Dec. 30 against Detroit.
The home slate is highlighted by dates against Dallas (Jan. 11), as well as Miami (April 1 and 24) and Chicago (Jan. 13 and Feb. 12). Boston will also have 18 back-to-back dates during the abbreviated season, including road games against Miami and New Orleans on Dec. 27 and 28, Detroit and the World Champion Dallas Mavericks on the road on Feb. 19 and 20, and the Los Angeles Lakers and the Clippers on consecutive days in Los Angeles (March 11 and 12). In addition, they have games on three consecutive nights on March 13 through 15, with road games in Toronto, New Jersey and Charlotte.
The Celtics will make their annual West Coast swing in mid-March as part of their longest...
DALLAS -- Speaking to the media at the Anatole Hotel at the baseball winter meetings, Blue Jays manager John Farrell said he didn't experience any of the kind of problems that were reportedly taking place with the Red Sox while with the team as their pitching coach.
"I never saw some of the things that people would read about," Farrell said. "I really can't comment to what took place inside the clubhouse there. I know in the time I spent there I didn't see the things that were being reported on. They are opponent so it's our job right now to attempt in overtaking them in the standings and that's our approach day in and day out. I really can't comment on what took place."
Farrell also touched on the interest expressed by the Red Sox during their managerial search, repressing his stance that his total focus has always been managing the Blue Jays.
After initially stating that any Blue Jay employee could talk to other...
According to an industry source, the Red Sox have offered designated hitter David Ortiz a two-year deal worth $18 million. News of the offer was first reported in a tweet from ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald.
Ortiz' representatives will meeet with the Sox tonight to continue negotiations betweenthe player and club. Ortiz has yet to make a decision on whether to accept salary arbitration; he must accept or decline the offer (which would guarantee him a pay increase, likely in the $15 million to $16 million range, on a one-year deal for 2012 while also keeping open the opportunity to discuss a multi-year deal) by midnight on Wednesday night.
Ortiz made $12.5 million last season, and according to the source, he is looking to make the same amount annually in his next deal. The DH is seeking a two-year, $25 million. In nine seasons with the Red Sox, Ortiz has...
DALLAS -- A year ago, Andrew Miller was at the winter meetings as a free agent, meeting with several clubs in search of the right fit for his next job. This year, that proved unnecessary.
The Red Sox have agreed with the left-hander on a one-year, major league deal, Miller (reached by phone) confirmed.
"I'm excited and look forward to the new season," said Miller, who went 6-3 with a 5.54 ERA in 17 games (12 starts) for the Red Sox last year after going 3-3 with a 2.47 ERA in 13 outings in Triple-A Pawtucket.
The deal will pay Miller $1.04 million, with potential bonuses of $50,000 each for 20 starts and 25 starts. That represents a pay cut from the prorated $1.6 million base salary of the minor league deal he signed with the team last year. Miller, who was arbitration-eligible, and the Sox defined his minor league deal as the start of a partnership meant to give the 6-foot-7 left-hander the greatest chance of harnessing...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a solid outing from Clay buchholz
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Kirk still can't fathom why Paul or Ken would want to produce the morning show. Some shade is thrown at another potential candidate.
Ted Cruz lost Indiana and gave up his bid for the GOP nomination. Donald Trump didn't exactly bring the heat in his victory speech.
Curt Schilling joined the show to defend himself about his selfish call to OMF yesterday.
Dr. Thomas Gill calls in to give his input on Pablo Sandoval's season ending surgery, and tells the guys how long he thinks the third baseman will be out.
The Celtics are approaching a very important off season, and Danny Ainge needs to figure out a plan to get a star in Boston...most importantly Kevin Durant. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the team needs to go after.
Tom Werner was in studio today and Christian could not hold himself back when Tom Werner mentioned the comedian "Whitney Cummings."
John Farrell calls us from Chicago to talk Pablo, E-Rod, Joe Kelly, Travis Shaw and much more.
Four at Four bled into some genuine discussion about who this town's greatest villains truly are.
Inspired by A-Rod's appearance at Fenway, we discuss four of our biggest Villains/nemesis' on the Boston sports scene.
Mikey and Lenny talk Clay Buchholz' struggles, and visit the Ghosts of Baseball past (Well, some of them are still alive...)
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
The New Age Insiders had the chance to take fan questions that were left over from their LIVE show on Tuesday, and had the pleasure to talk to wrestler on the rise, JT Dunn! Follow us on Twitter at @NewAgeInsiders
This week we are joined by Jon Albanese, manger of Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio and talk about golf returning to the Olympics, Tiger Woods and more. We also look back at the Zurich Classic and preview Wells Fargo Championship.
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