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11/16/2010 - 2:13pm
Source: 'No legs' to Upton-to-Red Sox rumor

ORLANDO, Fla. -- According a major league baseball source familiar with the situation, there are 'no legs' when it comes to any potential deal involving Arizona outfielder Justin Upton heading to the Red Sox. It is believed Arizona has asked around about potential interest in the 23-year-old, but as of the moment the Sox don't appear to be actively pursuing Upton.

 

FoxSports.com reported earlier Tuesday that the Red Sox "have already spoken" with the Arizona Diamondbacks to inquire about Upton. In his third full major league season, Upton hit .273/.356/.443/.799 with 17 homers and 69 RBI in 133 games. Despite suffering downturns across the board in his numbers from 2009, the 23-year-old is widely viewed as one of the top young power hitters in the game.

 

Even so, GM Kevin...

11/16/2010 - 12:20pm
La Canfora on D&H: Skins had to pay McNabb

The football world was buzzing about two things Tuesday morning: Donovan McNabb's contract extension and Michael Vick's performance for the Eagles against McNabb's Redskins. While the timing of McNabb's extension looked bad in the wake of a blowout loss against his former team, Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network said on the Dale & Holley show that the Redskins had to re-sign their quarterback. 

 

"You trade for Donovan McNabb, you’re Dan Snyder and you’ve never had an above-average quarterback. They haven’t had a franchise quarterback here forever. The owner has been lusting after one," La Canfora said. "He’s clearly trying to win now. So, you’re going to acquire Donovan McNabb and now you’re going to let him leave after a year? He hasn’t played that great but they don’t have an offensive line, a running back or a wide receiver to speak of. That’s the predicament...

11/16/2010 - 10:29am
Brady on D&C: 'Nothing personal out there'

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about the win over the Steelers, prepping for the Colts and his foot injury. He also addressed the issue of his emotions after cameras captured him screaming at his teammates. Brady said that's just the way they relate to each other during games. "They know me very well," Brady said. "My emotions go up and down, and so do theirs. They say things back to me. I want them to know and they do know it’s all in the best interest of us trying to accomplish our goals each week. There’s nothing personal out there toward anybody. There’s plenty of times when they want to scream at me."

 

Brady continued, "I don’t think you’re a going to have a good football team if everyone’s in a happy mood all the time. There are guys that are very edgy and we have plenty of those guys on our team especially our coach and our offensive...

11/16/2010 - 10:25am
Source: Marlins talks with Buck 'progressing'

ORLANDO -- According to a source familiar with the situation, the Florida Marlins' talks with free-agent catcher John Buck are best described as "progressing." Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com (via Twitter) of FoxSports.com suggested that Florida is close to signing the catcher to a three-year contract, with Jon Paul Morosi of FoxSports.com adding (via Twitter) that a deal could be worth more than $15 million.

 

Buck is the consensus second-best catcher on the free-agent market this offseason, representing a strong fallback option to Victor Martinez. Indeed, he was regarded by many as the best alternative for the Sox should they fail to re-sign Martinez.

 

The 30-year-old Buck enjoyed the best season of his career with the Blue Jays in 2010, being...

11/16/2010 - 8:41am
Mortensen on D&C: Brady MVP of first half

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen joined the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning to talk about Michael Vick's brilliant performance on Monday night, where Tom Brady stands in the MVP race and the quarterback situation in Miami. To hear the interview, visit the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

 

Mortensen said Vick's six-touchdown effort vs. the Redskins ranks among the top 10 of any game he has ever seen from a quarterback.

 

"And if he stays healthy he'll keep [this level of play]. And yes, I fully expect him to be in an Eagles uniform next year regardless of whether he keeps it up."

 

Mortensen was asked about teams that had a chance to sign Vick in 2009, and whether he had heard of any regret.

 

"As far as other teams go, yeah. I think if you're a general...

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