According to an industry source, Major League Baseball is investigating the unusually high number of reports regarding waiver wire activity involving the Sox throughout August. MLB has told the Red Sox, however, that the organization is not under suspicion for leaking any of the information. (Teams usually are motivated to not have such information leaked out due to reaction from their own players, along with possible ramifcations for any potential trades.)
Under MLB rules, any team or person found to have leaked information regarding the waiver wire process is subject to significant fines.
"That's a lot of money somebody needs to be forking out, because all that does is put stress in guys' heads," Cody Ross said regarding the trend when asked on Aug. 24. "It's B.S., basically. I've never in my life seen it [like it was in August), and it shouldn't happen."
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Patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins joined Mut & Merloni on Monday, a day after the line quieted its critics with an impressive performance in the Pats' 34-13 victory over the Titans.
"I think you always want to prove your skeptics wrong," Mankins said. "We just want to be accountable to the team and do the best job we can out there. And I think we're taking steps toward that. Was it perfect yesterday? No, by no accounts it was. But I think we made progress and we're getting more comfortable with each other. And I think we're playing better. We've still got a ways to go to get to where we want to be, but we're on the right track."
Mankins and Matt Light were the two stalwarts on the New England offensive line for many years, but Light retired after last season. Mankins has high hopes for Light's replacement at left tackle.
"It's different," Mankins said. "I'm sure I'll miss Light. We had a great...
CBS Sports NFL analyst Boomer Esiason made the first of his weekly Patriots Monday appearances of the 2012 season on Dennis & Callahan and gushed about the Patriots following their 34-13 victory over the Titans in Sunday's season-opener.
"They looked better than even I thought they were going to look, to be honest with you," Esiason said. "Stevan Ridley is the real deal -- the speed that they finally have in the backfield. Brandon Lloyd, exactly what I expected, [Aaron] Hernandez, [Rob] Gronkowski. The offensive line played really good yesterday.
"Tennessee is a difficult team to play. They're always physical. They're always good at home. They were a 9-7 team last year, just one win away from the playoffs. And I think they're still a playoff team. But when you have experience at quarterback and then all of a sudden you add speed to that and a whole bunch of new weapons, and then Josh McDaniels is back in the mix. I thought...
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning, a day after New England's 34-13 season-opening win over the Titans.
During the game, Brady broke a tie with John Elway to take sole possession of the No. 5 spot in career touchdown passes (he now has 302). He was asked if that had any significance to him.
"No. I want to win. That's what I care about," Brady said. "I don't care if we run it, throw it. If we ran for 50 touchdowns in a year, that would make me happier than anything. I'm just trying to win. I love winning. There's nothing like waking up Monday morning talking to you guys, winning. Going to bed last night, winning. The flight home, winning. That's what it's about. That's why we play. Stats, yards, ratings, I think that's a bunch of BS. At the end of the day, the thing that matters is winning.
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Patriots safety Duron Harmon joined the show on Monday to discuss their win over Pittsburgh in the AFCCG. Harmon was asked about his tackle on Jesse James on the half yard line, and he revealed to the guys he wasn't thinking much about it, but that the defense has wanted the chance to make a goal line stand since they did it against Cincinnati earlier in the season.
Patriots running back Dion Lewis joined the show to discuss how it feels to be headed to the Super Bowl for the first time in his career, his recovery from a serious injury in 2015, and how LeGarrette Blount fired up the sidelines by carrying half the Steelers on his back.
Glenn Ordway and Fred Smerlas talk with Cornerback Malcolm Butler in the lockerroom after the Patriots handily beat the Pittsburgh to advance to Super Bowl 51.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
Hour 4. Kirk and Gerry discuss how players from bad teams can come to New England and win.
Hour 2. Albert challenges Kirk and Gerry. Headlines with Kirk covers the Women's March.
Tim Hasselbeck joins the show.
The guys open the show discussing the Patriots 36-17 win over Steelers in the AFCCG, and if that win helped answer some questions the critics had all year about the Patriots defense.
Last week, there was a lot of talk about Aaron Rodgers and his other-worldly performances down the stretch and into the playoffs. On Sunday, he was blown out by the Falcons, and sent home packing. The guys discuss the rise and fall of Aaron Rodgers' season, and also get into the Falcons offense, and how the Patriots defense might stack up.
Chris Hogan, Dion Lewis, Kyle Van Noy, and Trey Flowers are just a few of the reasons why Bill Belichick should be credited more as a great GM, in addition to his accolades as a great head coach.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe spend the day discussing the AFC Championship.
We close out the work week with the best sound clips of the day.
We check in with hall of famer Michael Irvin to find out what happened to his Dallas Cowboys and look at the remaining playoff match-ups.
Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap a Patriots Monday after a Patriots AFC Title game win and a Tom Brady appearance with Kirk & Gerry.
Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.
Tom Brady joins the show the morning after winning the AFC championship for the seventh time. Brady talks about the upcoming Super Bowl and his call to President Donald Trump.More from this show
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