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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...

11/16/2010 - 7:53am
Mashup: Jets' Woody lashes out at haters

Jets offensive lineman Damien Woody was not pleased after perusing the Internet following his team's overtime victory over the Browns on Sunday. The former Boston College and Patriots blocker did not appreciate people implying the Jets were more lucky than good. So, he tweeted: "Lots of haters out there calling us lucky ... will y'all please check tha stats of the game b4 drinkin tha Haterade."

 

On Monday, Woody further explained his feelings to the New York Post: "When I saw some of the tweets I was getting I was like, 'Hold on now.' There are a lot of ignorant people out there saying some dumb things. Check the stats out before you start throwing out, 'Oh, you guys lucked out to beat Cleveland.' We dominated Cleveland. If we had done a better job in the red zone, the game wouldn't even have been close and we wouldn't be having this discussion."

 

Woody also compared this year's Jets team to...

11/16/2010 - 7:51am
Power Rankings: Pats move back to the top

The WEEI.com Power Rankings are out and the Patriots -- fresh off a 39-26 road win over the Steelers -- have moved back to the No. 1 spot. The Ravens fall from No. 1 to No. 5 after losing to the Falcons, while the Jets inch up to No. 2 after escaping Cleveland with an OT victory. For the complete list of rankings click here.


11/15/2010 - 10:17pm
Boychuk could return for B's on Wednesday
By: DJ Bean

Claude Julien said Monday night that Johnny Boychuk and David Krejci will accompany the Bruins as they travel to New York to face the Rangers on Wednesday night. Krejci, working his way back from a concussion suffered Nov. 6, continues to skate with the team while Boychuk, who suffered a fractured forearm on Oct. 23 against the Rangers, could return to game action.

 

"Boychuk is day-to-day now," Julien said. "Depending on how his wrist is or is arm is, there's always a possibility we could see him in Wednesday's game."

 

Julien expressed uncertainty on the subject of whether Marco Sturm (knee) or Marc Savard (post-concussion syndrome) will travel with the team. Both have been skating as they look to return from their respective injuries. 

 

For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins


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