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03/30/2011 - 5:44pm
Wakefield on Big Show: 'I love our chances'
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield joined The Big Show Tuesday, discussing the coming baseball season with Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley. 

Given their offseason upgrades, the Red Sox have been considered favorites by many to head to the World Series this season. While Wakefield likes the attention the team has gotten, he understands that a lot has to happen for them to achieve their goal. 

"It's great to be touted as winning the World Series and as favorites before the season starts, but I never get too excited about that," he said. "Everything looks good on paper, but [we won't know] until we actually get on the field and see how things jell together."

The Red Sox added the likes of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Bobby Jenks in the offseason. While Wakefield doesn't want to get caught up in the hype, he thinks the talent level is high enough for the team to win its third championship since 2004.

"I...

03/30/2011 - 3:58pm
BC's Jackson declares for NBA draft

Boston College junior guard Reggie Jackson announced that he will make himself eligible for the NBA draft, although he will not hire an agent so that he can reserve the right to return to BC next season. He has until May 8 to remove his name and retain his final season of eligibility.

An All-ACC first-team and Associated Press honorable mention player, Jackson averaged 18.2 points, 4.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds this season.


03/30/2011 - 1:02pm
Kruk on M&M: Gonzalez favorite for AL MVP

ESPN baseball analyst John Kruk joined the Mut & Merloni show Wednesday to talk about the Red Sox as we close in on Opening Day Friday in Texas.

Kruk said he agrees with prognosticators who have the Red Sox winning the World Series this season. "I don't see any team better than them," he said. "Every team has flaws. But the Red Sox have a lot fewer than everyone else." Kruk predicts the Braves to beat out the Phillies for the National League pennant.

Kruk raved about Adrian Gonzalez' ability to go to the opposite field with his inside-out swing, and he expects the former Padre to have a big season in Boston. "I just think he's going to be the MVP of the league," Kruk said.

Asked about the Sox' batting order, Kruk said he would prefer not to put newcomer Carl Crawford third. "It's a great problem to have, because he can hit third," Kruk said. "[But] to me, he would be more valuable first....

03/30/2011 - 10:36am
Clemens: 'We'll finally get our say'

Roger Clemens continued to assert his innocence regarding performance-enhancing drug use during an interview at the Houston Open golf tournament, where he is serving as a caddie for PGA Tour player Ryan Palmer in Wednesday's pro-am event.

"We've had to take it on the chin a little bit, but we'll have our chance to talk," Clemens told ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike in the Morning."

The former Red Sox, Yankees and Astros star has been charged with lying to Congress about his use of PEDs. His trial is set to start in July, but Clemens said he doesn't plan to go into hiding until then.

"We don't like it. But I'm not going to run around and hang my head. I'm going to be the person I've always been," he said.

The seven-time Cy Young Award-winner said he has not been following the Barry Bonds trial because, "I've been busy."

Clemens also touched on the Hall of Fame, noting that election is...

03/30/2011 - 8:42am
Bilas on D&C: 'Oddest of Final Fours'

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas and former longtime CBS analyst Billy Packer joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about the NCAA tournament.

Bilas said UConn is his pick to win "one of the oddest Final Fours." However, he noted of the tournament: "We've never been able to predict this, and people that think we can are out of their minds."

Bilas was outspoken when the field was announced in saying Virginia Commonwealth did not deserve a berth. With VCU advancing to the Final Four, Bilas noted that his criticism was directed at the tournament committee and not the team. "I just said I thought they were wrong in a couple of decisions they made," he said of committee members.

Added Bilas: "I've applauded [VCU's] play in the tournament. They have been fantastic. … It's been one of the great runs, I think, in tournament history."

Bilas played at Duke in the...

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