ORLANDO, Fla. -- According to multiple reports out of New York, Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale is not one of the four finalists for the Mets' vacant managerial position. The 49-year-old Hale had been among the four finalists for the Blue Jays managing job last month before Toronto hired Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell for the job. According to the reports, the Mets' finalists are Terry Collins, Chip Hale, Bob Melvin, and Wally Backman. Earlier Tuesday, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said that if Hale didn't get the opening with New York, there would be no more changes to the Sox' coaching staff. For more Red Sox coverage, see the team page at weei.com/redsox.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Talking to the Boston media at the General Managers Meetings Tuesday night, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said that, depending on who becomes available in the catching market, Jarrod Saltalamacchia could be an "everyday guy" for the Sox heading into the 2011 season.
"We’ll probably have a more experienced guy on roster than him as well, but I think we’re comfortable with him in a role anywhere from a back-up, to job-share, to everyday guy, depending on how rest of club shapes up," Epstein explained. "We like him. We liked him from scouting standpoint, we took opportunity to buy low after he’d been through a rough period and then he really impressed the staff, who really had no vested interest in him. He really opened some eyes,. From the manager [Terry Francona] to Gary Tuck to pitching cocach, the way he handled pitchers, the way he threw, the way he conducted himself in the...
Speaking to the Boston media at the general managers' meetings Tuesday evening, Red Sox GM Theo Epstein talked about a variety of topics, including his team's potential need to break away from its past philosophy of attempting to not give relievers multi-year deals. The last reliever to secure a multi-year deal from the Sox was Hideki Okajima, who inked a two-year deal with a club option for a third prior to the 2007 season. The longest contract given to a reliever since Epstein took over as the Red Sox' general manager was the three-year contract secured by Keith Foulke heading into the '04 campaign.
"There's a good chance of it," said Epstein when asked if the Red Sox might be committing to multi-year deals for a reliever or relievers this offseason. "I'm not opposed to the right multi-year deal for the right reliever. If it's a reasonable multi-year deal that adds some value to the club, and if it's a pitcher whose...
The Patriots announced Tuesday evening they have released linebacker Shawn Crable. The Michigan product, a third-round pick of New England back in 2008, played in six games in 2010 and registered four total tackles, a half a sack and one special teams tackle. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Crable was inactive for the first eight games of the 2008 season before finishing the year on injured reserve. He spent the entire 2009 season on injured reserve, and was released by the Patriots on July 28 and signed to the practice squad on September 6. He was signed from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Sept. 25. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Phillies ace Roy Halladay, in his first season in the National League, was named the NL Cy Young Award winner on Tuesday. The 33-year-old received all 32 first-place votes after posting a 21-10 record and 2.44 ERA, leading the senior circuit in wins, innings (250 2/3), and strikeout-to-walk rate (7.3-to-1). Though voting took place at the end of the regular season, Halladay also continued his tremendous campaign by becoming the second pitcher in baseball history to toss a postseason no-hitter in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Reds.
Halladay became the fifth pitcher ever to win the Cy in both the AL and NL, having already claimed the trophy in 2003 as a member of the Blue Jays. He also was named the 16th pitcher to win the trophy multiple times.
Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals finished second, while Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez finished third.
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We discuss the good week that was for the prosecution in the Aaron Hernancez murder trial with attorney and professor of law Michael McCann.
Dale and Michael discuss the plight of the Bruins as the trade deadline looms.
Dale and Michael go back and forth on the circumstances around Vandy coach Kevin Stallings verbally berating a player on national TV, and using harsh language like "I'll kill you"
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
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