Free agent infielder Felipe Lopez declined the Red Sox' offer of salary arbitration, meaning that the team will receive a compensatory draft pick in the sandwich round should he sign with another club. Lopez signed with the Sox for the last nine days of the season after he was released by the Cardinals in September. The Padres claimed him on release waivers, but Lopez declined, instead electing to sign with the Sox (who not only paid him the remainder of what he was owed for the 2010 season, but also added a team option, which they subsequently declined).
Lopez played in four games for the Sox, going 4-for-15. He was one of three free agents -- along with catcher Victor Martinez and third baseman Adrian Beltre -- who was offered salary arbitration by the Sox. Martinez already signed with the Tigers and Beltre is almost certain to decline as well. Both Martinez and Beltre, as Type A free agents, would entitle the Sox to two compensatory...
FOXBORO -- Reacting to the quote from Jets coach Rex Ryan saying he came to New York to “kick his ass,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick acknowledged there is no love lost between the two teams.
“Sure, that’s understandable,” he said Tuesday. “Hey, there is no love lost out there between those two teams. We both want to win. That’s what we’re here for — the Jets and the Patriots, both teams are walking out on the field to come out victorious. Is that a big news story? Is that something we didn’t know? The Jets want to win the game? The Patriots want to win?”
Ryan told Newsday’s Bob Glauber on Monday, “As much as I respect and admire Bill Belichick, I...
FOXBORO -- Don't expect to hear any trash-talking from Gillette Stadium and the Patriots — at least in the week leading up to next Monday night's showdown between the Patriots and Jets.
Jets coach Rex Ryan had some fun on Monday when he said he and Tom Brady have one thing in common: glamorous wives. There had not been any comments from the Jets in light of their 28-14 win over the Patriots in Week 2 before Tuesday morning. Ryan, on Monday, told New York Newsday's Bob Glauber he wants badly to beat Bill Belichick and his Patriots: "I came here to kick his ass, and that's the truth."
"We've been told to play football," Patriots tight end Alge Crumpler said before Tuesday's practice. "That's all I'm worried about. I'm just going to play. I'm not worried about what's being said.
"It is a big game," Crumpler said of the matchup of two 9-2 teams in the AFC...
Heading into their showdown with the Jets, the Patriots retain the top spot in the latest edition of Joe Zarbano's NFL Power Rankings, followed by the Jets in second and the Falcons in third. This is the third straight week those three teams have been in the 1-2-3 spots in Zarbano's rankings.
Pittsburgh (four) and Baltimore (six) are also facing off this weekend, while the steadiest climbers have been the Chargers who crack the top 10 at No. 9.
In the latest press conference rant sure to become a YouTube classic, Cardinals quarterback Derek Anderson reacted angrily to a reporter's question about why he was spotted laughing in the fourth quarter of Arizona's blowout loss to the 49ers on Monday night. "I take this [expletive] serious. Real serious." Anderson said shortly before storming off the podium. "I put my heart and soul into this [expletive] every single week. ... It's not funny. Nothing's funny to me." Check out the video at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
Greg and Chris talk more offseason happenings with the Pats and their plans. They talk about some of the free agents toward the bottom of the list with Stevan Ridley and Dan Connolly. Price thinks that Connolly could end up back with the Pats and Ridley elsewhere (Cowboys?), but Greg thinks they both could be back. They also chat about the departure of VInce Wilfork and what he meant to the organization, the re-signing of McCourty and more.
The very first airing of the offseason edition of NFL Sunday gets underway with Greg and Chris delving into the free agency period and how the Pats made out. Of course they lost Revis to the Jets, but what else went on? Greg isn't over the loss of Revis yet and the guys discuss what went into that whole ordeal. Price is looking forward to the additions of Chandler and Cadet. They also get a call from Mike Petraglia and get his thoughts on the Pats offseason moves.
We talk to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about his column today which basically accuses the Patriots of sour grapes for asking the league to enforce their own rules against tampering.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase kick off this weeks show by talking to Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly about his biceps recovery, getting ready for the season and his NCAA brackets. They then talk about the Red Sox depth at closer with Koji Uehara questionable for the start of the season.
Jack Edwards of NESN joins Dale, Michael and Jerry. With 9 games left the Bruins don't have much if any margin of error, and Jack knows it.
DJ, Joe and Pete talk more playoff scenarios in hour 2 and if the Bruins can get in, they'll be a very dangerous team... to the point where DJ thinks teams would much rather face the Senators and are doing their best to oust the Bruins from the equation. It's become apparent now more than ever that Chiarelli probably needed to pull the trigger on a deal for a defenseman at the trade deadline. Also. Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun joins the boys to discuss the Hamburglar and the Senators and Bruins being neck-and-neck for a playoff spot.
With the Senators hot on the tail of the Bruins for a spot in the playoffs, Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun calls into Sunday Skate. He talks about "the Hamburglar" craze sweeping through the league as goalie Andrew Hammond has really stepped up for Ottawa. They discuss playoff chances, the fans' reaction in Ottawa and more.
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The great Lisa Scherber joined us to discuss today's trip to Fort Myers with 46 Jimmy Fund patients.
D&C's favorite author joined the show to discuss his new book.
We hear more audio from Christian's day between the pipes. He did his best to try and intimidate the small children shooting on him.
After Christian gave away his children's dog, we find out that Lola eventually found a better home.
During the recess of the Aaron Hernandez murder trial, Ted Daniel describes the first half of Shayana Jenkins testimony.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton discuss David Ortiz's self-penned piece which took on such topics as steroids, the media, his contract and more. And we get into a back and forth about the fan perception of him in Boston, and why he can be so polarizing at times, even with the on-field track record he has.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton discuss some of the testimony from Aaron Hernandez' fiancee, and try and judge how her words might change the outcome of this case.
Dale and Michael talk Bruins after they managed to snatch defeat from the claws of victory and blow a late game lead to the Anaheim Ducks. With the playoffs still in question, the Bruins need more efforts like that, and more luck.
Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season
Mut opens his show talking about the New York Jets filing tampering charges on the Patriots
Mikey, Mut, and Lucy are talking about all things New England sports, the Red Sox spring training, more Darrelle Revis and Jets talk, and some Bruins mixed in.
Ben and Adam finish the odyssey that is the history of Wrestlemania. Wrestlemanias 21-30 are discussed and analyzed.
Mike Mulloy joins Chris in the studio to talk Raw and Wrestlemania.
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