Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein joined the Mut & Merloni show Friday, a few hours before the Red Sox' season-opener against the Rangers in Texas.
There's been some discussion about the Red Sox winning 100 games this season, but Epstein is hesitant to use that as a goal. "The players actually aren't talking about it," Epstein said. "Josh [Beckett] said one thing and then quickly took it back. I think to talk 100 wins is not what anyone should be talking about. Yes, we believe in ourselves. Yes, we think we have a talented team. I don't think people recognize how difficult a standard that is, especially in this division.
Added Epstein: "I appreciate the fact that people are excited about this team and feel good about this team. I feel good about this team. But the 100-win standard, that's pretty ridiculous. … This game can humble you in a hurry. We're going to try to walk softly and carry a big stick and...
Former Red Sox general manager Lou Gorman died early Friday morning of congestive heart failure at the age of 82, the Red Sox confirmed. Gorman had been ill for almost a year before passing away at Massachusetts General Hospital with his family by his side.
"All he wanted to do was make it to Opening Day," nephew Tom Dougherty told the media.
Gorman, a Rhode Island native, served as Red Sox GM from 1984-93 and remained in the team's front office after he was replaced by Dan Duquette. Gorman was elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2002.
“Lou Gorman was a giant in our industry,” Sox GM Theo Epstein said in a statement. “During half a century in the game, Lou impacted and helped so many people in countless ways. We’ll dearly miss this good, humble man who leaves an unmistakable legacy on the Red Sox...
MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday to talk about the Red Sox' prospects for the 2011 season.
Reynolds joined the legion of prognosticators predicting the Red Sox will win the American League East. He noted that the Sox have a deep bench and should be able to overcome injuries, plus there are some talented minor leaguers in the system who could lure another quality player to Boston in a trade. "The Red Sox are so deep. If they don't win, shame on them," Reynolds said. "They've got it perfectly set up, and they should win it. … They've got the whole gamut covered right now pretty good."
However, Reynolds said the AL East is too strong for the Red Sox to expect 100 wins. "I just don't think 100 wins is that easy to do," he said. "I think it's going to be a little more difficult than more people think."
Reynolds cautioned people who are predicting the...
A female Baltimore sports talk radio personality filed an $800,000 defamation lawsuit against a rival radio host for comments that she was unqualified for her job and had "personal, sexual and/or inappropriate relationships" with pro athletes. Jennifer Royle, who left New York's YES network in 2010 to work for Baltimore cable network MASN and radio station 105.7 "The Fan," is suing Nestor Aparicio, two of his co-workers and the station Aparicio owns, WNST. Royle said she needed to seek mental health treatment to treat "severe emotional distress" after the comments, including one that "she looks like a stripper."
Read more about that story, plus check out video of the Lakers-Mavericks brouhaha that led to five ejections, as well as the 5-foot-10 Division 3 guard who won Thursday's college slam dunk competition, at...
Two games after returning from a pinky injury, Rajon Rondo dished out 14 assists against no turnovers and scored 22 points on 11-of-20 shooting to lead the Celtics to a 107-97 victory against the NBA-leading Spurs in San Antonio on Thursday night.
Also reaching double figures for the Celtics (52-22) were Paul Pierce (21), Kevin Garnett (20), Glen Davis (16) and Ray Allen (13). Returning after missing 56 games due to knee injuries, Jermaine O'Neal scored five points in 11 minutes as the C's handed the Spurs their fifth straight loss.
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FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain why Patriots owner Robert Kraft came out on the offensive Wednesday and hit back at the NFL for upholding Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension.
Law Professor Michael McCann calls in to talk about how Tom Brady can fight the NFL in court.
Peter King calls in to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
We know the leak to ESPN on deflate gate.
Beverly Scott hired by Obama.
ESPN's reporter ducked the show.
Josh Beckett is in the news but not for a baseball reason, the guys discuss his possible romantic run-in with country star, Miranda Lambert.
Greg and Lou discuss Chris Mortensen bailing on his interview with Dennis & Callahan.
Buster Olney, of ESPN, gives the guys the latest scoop on any potential deals regarding the Red Sox on MLB Trade Deadline Day.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk about all things Patriots, including the challenges on the field and the drama off the field as 2015 training camp opens today in Foxborough.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
Intern extraordinaire Lucy joins Jerry once again to discuss the most vexing questions in the history of mankind: can men and women coexist? What are the differences between how men and women think? And how mean can women really be?
If you play Fantasy Football then you know there are several “Elephants in the Room!” And nobody is talking about them. Are they afraid? We’re not! The Dallas Running game, Leveon Bell, Demarco Murray & Ryan Matthews in the Philly backfield, the Saints offense and so much more. Right here, WEEI’s own Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson cover all of the main “Elephants in the Room” to help you get the edge for your upcoming drafts. Enjoy!
Russ & Alex discuss Andrea Pirlo's MLS debut, Didier Drogba signing with Montreal and debate which team has had the best transfer window so far.
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