FORT MYERS, Fla. -- New Players Association boss Michael Weiner talked to the Red Sox Friday morning, and then addressed the media regarding a variety of subjects, including the concern that there will be more leaks from the list of players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in what was supposed to be a confidential 2003 test. (For Weiner’s reaction, click here.)
After David Ortiz, whose name had been leaked last summer, wanted chose to clarify that he is not among those yearning to see more names come to light.
“I don’t really care. Honestly, I don’t really care. I’m here to play baseball. I’m here to focus on what I’ve got to do. I always mind my own business. You guys have never heard me talk about...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In addition to their release of left-handed pitcher Brian Shouse, the Red Sox made two additional roster moves on Friday. The team optioned left-hander Fabio Castro to Triple-A Pawtucket, and reassigned outfielder Darnell McDonald to minor league camp. The moves leave the Sox with 37 players in camp.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell was forced to leave his team's game against the Blue Jays Friday afternoon at City of Palms Park after fouling a 1-1 pitch from Toronto's Brett Cecil off his left knee. Lowell, who was the Red Sox' third batter of the game for the home team, was helped off the field by head trainer Mike Reinold and manager Terry Francona after not being able to put any pressure on the leg. It was announced by the Red Sox that Lowell had a left knee contusion. Jorge Jimenez came on to pinch-hit for Lowell and was promptly hit by a pitch.
Prior to the game a source indicated that the Red Sox were not close in regard to any potential trades involving Lowell.
A Boston College athletic department spokesman confirmed to WEEI.com Friday that coach Al Skinner will talk with St. John's officials about the school's coaching vacancy. A New York native, Skinner has coached at BC for 13 seasons and has the most wins in school history. The Eagles were 15-16 this season, missing out on postseason play.
A tweet from New York Times college reporter Pete Thamel indicated that Virginia Tech's Seth Greenberg also was lined up to interview with St. John's Friday. UPDATE: On Friday afternoon, Virginia Tech announced that it had reworked Greenberg's contract, including adding two years to the four that remained.
After firing Norm Roberts, St. John's initially was interested in Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt, but Hewitt turned down an offer from the Red Storm. The school also reportedly struck out with Florida's Billy Donovan. As with Skinner, Hewitt and Donovan both have...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Michael Weiner, the new executive director of the Players Association, talked with the media at City of Palms Park following his meeting with the Red Sox.
Weiner said the primary focus of the meeting with the team centered around the collective bargaining agreement, which he believes will be in the midst of being negotiated next spring training. The current CBA expires in December 2011.
One subject that hits close to home for the Red Sox was whether or not there might be any more leaks of names on the list of players who had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs under the confidential test by Major League Baseball in 2003. Weiner, who was front and center in advising David Ortiz when the Sox' designated hitter's name was leaked from the list, said he is gratified that no further names have been released since Ortiz was singled out by the New York Times in late July of last season.
The Boston Herald's Ron Borges joined the show to discuss his column in today's paper on Vince Wilfork. He thinks the Pats should keep Vince.
Boston Globe Patriots writer Ben Volin joined the show with the latest on the offseason. He said it is most likely that Julian Edelman returns next season due to his agent's relationship with the team.
Mike Florio of NBC Sports and ProFootballTalk.com joins the show to discuss the status of Aqib Talib and the exciting prospect of Darrelle Revis being traded by the Bucs to a CB-needy team.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN joins Mut and Lou to discuss the future of the struggling Celtics as well as the rocky relationship between Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo
ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about Rajon Rondo's birthday mishap.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo's unexcused absence from the Celtics game in Sacramento and how the organization feels about Brad Stevens.
Mikey and Ryder talk with Hall of Fame baseball player and current analyst/broadcaster Dennis Eckersley. Eck gives all kinds of insight into the Red Sox current pitching staff and how valuable a reliable bullpen can be. He also talks about how the game has changed since his playing days.
In 2013, Jackie Bradley Jr. used a non-roster invitation to big league spring training as a platform to an unexpected major league performance. Yet by and large, prospects in big league camp for the first time have more modest goals of creating familiarity -- both on their part with the big league setting, and in an effort to try to impress the big league coaching staff to position themselves for in-season call-ups. Red Sox prospects Garin Cecchini, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz discuss their outlook on their first big league camps, while Bradley joins to explain the difference he feels this year in his second big league camp.
Red Sox NESN color man Jerry Remy joined Dennis & Callahan to discuss his first broadcast since his sons arrest last October.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Andy Brickley of NESN joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on what trade moves the Bruins might make, if any, as the trade deadline approaches.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed his 100th fight as a Boston Bruin last night. He added that he hopes the Bruins remain intact at today's NHL deadline.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today they discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding the Oscars and Andrew Garfield.
The guys opened the show by discussing Nick Cafardo's column on Stephen Drew. Everyone disagreed with the premise that it is time to panic and sign Drew.
Our friend and Jimmy Fund Patient Sam Thomas discussing his desire to meet Ellen. #EllenMeetSam
Mut and Lou talk about which free agents they want to hear rumored to be going to the Pats.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, shares his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Mut and Lou are both dissapointed by the Bruins lackluster moves at the deadline. Meszaros and Harry Potter? Really?
The three man booth breaks down all the rumors, possibilities, trade scenarios, signings and more, and takes your calls about it all.
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Tom E Curran and Michael Holley talked Celtics, Rondo and the return of Paul Pierce to the Garden, and we were joined by a fan who wears his emotions on his sleeve, and wasn't afraid to show them for the Celtics.
Mikey, Lenny and Bill Fairweather are joined by the legendary Bob Lobel, who talks about his career in Boston, his thoughts on some of the goings on, and some great sports talk.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny talk with Mikey's buddy, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee. Bill talks about bad neighbors, his playing days with the Sox and beyond.
In 2013, Xander Bogaerts reached the big leagues in August and had a transformative impact on the Red Sox' pursuit of a World Series. Bogaerts discusses how that development, in turn, proved transformative for his life on and off the field. Looking ahead, Garin Cecchini might be the prospect most likely to have a Bogaerts-like impact on the Red Sox' fortunes in 2014. The third base prospect joins the podcast to discuss his player development and outlook for the coming season.More from this show