ESPN and Scouts Inc. baseball analyst Keith Law talked to Dale & Holley Monday morning about the upcoming trade deadline and how there are few quality players being put on the trade market by the teams who are most likely not going to make the playoffs this season. Teams like Baltimore, Kansas City and Houston, with a few exceptions, just don't have the parts that buyers are looking for before the July 31 trade deadline.
"Maybe some spare parts, a bench player, but not the sort of thing that's going to get the fans of any contending team excited," Law said. "Unfortunately, some of these selling clubs are looking at the market, saying, 'Wow, there's not a lot on the market that we can get for our player,' and that just puts a further drag on the trade market. So, I'm not a psychic, I can't tell you for sure, but I just don't feel like there's going to be a lot of major trade activity between now and the end of the...
Mike Cameron is out of the lineup after starting the last two games in center field. Darnell McDonald will be in center and bat eighth as the Red Sox face Ben Sheets and the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Sheets is 4-8 with a 4.63 earned run average this season. Daisuke Matsuzaka (6-3, 4.56) takes the hill for the Sox.
1. Marco Scutaro, SS
2. Eric Patterson, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. Adrian Beltre, 3B
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Daniel Nava, LF
8. Darnell McDonald, CF
9. Kevin Cash, C
SP -- Daisuke Matsuzaka
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The latest big name to express concern about LeBron James' strategy is NBA legend Michael Jordan. Said Jordan on Sunday: "There's no way, with hindsight, I would've ever called up Larry [Bird], called up Magic [Johnson] and said, 'Hey, look, let's get together and play on one team,' " Jordan said. "But that's ... things are different. I can't say that's a bad thing. It's an opportunity these kids have today. In all honesty, I was trying to beat those guys." Also in the news, one columnist calls out Seahawks coach Pete Carroll as a "shameless" liar, and Tim McCarver compares the Yankees to "despotic leaders in World War II" because of the way they've treated Joe Torre. Check out those stories, along with videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
PGA Tour veteran Brad Faxon joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about Louis Oosthuizen's victory at the British Open and Tiger Woods' disappointing performance there. "I think we're going to have some peaks and valleys with Tiger's play," Faxon said of Woods' comeback. "I don't think he's anywhere where he's going to get to. I just think it's going to take a while."
Asked if Woods will win a tournament in 2010, Faxon said: "If you would have asked me a few months ago, I would have said yes. Now I'm thinking, I don't know if he's going to win this year."
While this past weekend's event did not create a great deal of interest, Faxon noted that having other players step to the forefront might not be the worst thing for the sport. "I don't think it's terrible for golf if Tiger's not the lead man all the time," he said.
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Victor Martinez took another step in the right direction, Sunday, playing catch for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left thumb May 29.
While it was just a very light game of toss, just the fact the catcher was able to wear a glove offered a good deal of optimism.
"It was a good step," Martinez said. "Obviously I was playing catch very carefully, but it's still sore. But at least I was able to put my hand in the glove, so that was a big thing."
Martinez, who will be making the 10-game West Coast trip with the team, still wouldn't put any timetable on his return. He has swung a bat, although taking swings from the right side continues to be somewhat uncomfortable.
"We'll see how it feels tomorrow. We're taking it day by day now," Martinez said. "It's definitely a lot better. That's a good thing, that it's a...
Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start Thursday and play most of the game. They talk about what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.
Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe talked to the Sox right-hander, who allowed three hits and zero walks in the 3-0 win over the Rays.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell talks about Bogaerts' concussion and the youth movement.
As he does every Wednesday, Buster Olney, ESPN, joins the boys of MFB to talk baseball. This week Buster shed some light on what to expect from Rusney Castillo, and how Cuban players are being viewed. He suggests that the acquisition of Castillo helps Boston's chances to get Giancarlo Stanton. Also, the Sox should shut down Koji if they want to re-sign him.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Hackers obtained hundreds private photo's of celebrities such as Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence. Also, Market Basket is back in business, and Pete Frates and his wife Julie have a baby girl, Lucy.
The usual suspects had the day off so the hosts of The Real Post Game Show stepped to talk about the Pats. Logan Mankins and Ryan Mallett were both traded and Miami is 6 days away.
John Frates called in to the show to discuss his son Peter and his past experience with Fred.
7th round draft pick Michael Sam was trying to be the first openly-gay player in the NFL. With only 7 days to go before the season opener, the Rams released him on one of the last round of cuts.
The Patriots finally completed a deal that was speculated for weeks, when they traded back up QB Ryan Mallett to the Texans for a conditional 7th round pick. Mallett will be reunited with former New England quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien.
More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.
Tom Curran recaps the Pats preseason and talks about some of the players who may get cut.
Michael Irvin talks about the final preseason game for the Patriots and the biggest storylines heading into the opening weekend.
We recap the summer's biggest sports stories leading into Labor Day Weekend.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. The NFL season kicks off on Thursday night, so Pete and Jim get their final thoughts of some drafting strategies. They discuss their Auction draft from earlier in the week. Also, some big name players that smart drafters should avoid.
We know your Fantasy Football drafts are happening right now, so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are here to help. We know you’d never blow off work to draft right? Turn up the speakers! Our fantasy guys chat up Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com that offers background on several players you can target late in drafts across multiple league sizes; covering upside players to grab in 8-team leagues, 10-team leagues, 12-team leagues and 14-team leagues. Jim and Pete will be back at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning on your radio dial, 93.7 FM, with more ammo for all this weekend’s drafters. Good luck!
How can teams acquire players who are entering their primes without having to live through the potentially massive transition of prospects coming from the minors to the big leagues? The Red Sox have two such case studies. The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo represents one effort to acquire a player for his prime years for whom the transition to big league-caliber competition might not be turbulent. Red Sox assistant director of player personnel discusses the scouting process involved with landing Castillo. The episode also features Brock Holt, the one rookie who played at a consistently high level for the Red Sox this year. Holt explores some of the distinctions that might help to explain why he did not experience some of the struggles that characterized the seasons of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.
John Frates called in to the show to discuss his son Peter and his past experience with Fred.More from this show
More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.More from this show