According to a tweet from Los Angeles Times writer Bill Shaikin, the Dodgers were awarded a waiver claim on Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.
Assuming the report is accurate, the Red Sox are expected to withdraw Gonzalez from waivers. They then could attempt to work out a trade with Los Angeles over the next 48 hours, but it's unlikely Gonzalez would be moved.
The Dodgers have long been speculated to have interest in Gonzalez, who previously played in San Diego.
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Former Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, now an ESPN analyst, joined Mut & Merloni guest hosts Rob Bradford and Kirk Minihane on Friday to talk about the struggling Red Sox and the late Johnny Pesky.
Garciaparra traveled from Williamsport, Pa., where he was providing analysis for ESPN's coverage of the Little League World Series, to attend Pesky's funeral Monday in Swampscott. Only four current Red Sox players reportedly attended the service, which has led to criticism of the team.
"There's definitely some disappointment," Garciaparra acknowledged. "You would have liked to have seen more there. There's no question about that. But at the same time, for me, it wasn't about who showed up and not. It was about a day to honor this amazing man's life and not forget what he meant and how many lives he impacted and what he represented. Hopefully, that's really the focus."
Added Garciaparra: "That's what I'm going to...
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady recently said he wants to play well into his 40s. The 35-year-old expounded on that thought in a USA Today story Thursday.
"I hope to play as long as possible," he said. "I don't know how long that's going to be.
"Honestly, in '08, when I had that knee injury, that really makes you appreciate what you're doing on a daily basis. Because there was a year that I missed, and I was like, 'Damn, I wish I was out there practicing every day.' To not have that opportunity was very frustrating. I love the game."
Brady said ultimately it will be up to coach Bill Belichick (assuming he sticks around) to decide when Brady's days in Foxboro are done.
"I'm still working hard, doing my job, because that's what he's looking for,"...
According to Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe, Red Sox principal owner John Henry is writing a book, in part in order to offer his point of view regarding the state of his baseball franchise. From Shaughnessy's column:
John Henry says he’s writing a book. He has been talking about it around Fenway, and Tuesday night he sent me an e-mail that read, in part, “I’ve been writing a book . . . I’ll finally have my perspective in print . . .”
Henry truly seems to think there is not much of a problem here. I tried to remind him that here in Boston the highs are higher and the lows are lower — that’s why 2004 was so great.
I tried to explain that I am not alone in critiquing what the Sox bosses are doing, and he said,...
As expected, cycling legend Lance Armstrong on Friday was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life from the sport for his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Although he continues to profess his innocence, Armstrong announced Thursday that he would no longer fight the charges. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said in a release Friday that Armstrong's decision to pass on arbitration requires an automatic lifetime ban and forfeiture of all results from Aug. 1, 1998. Armstrong won the Tour de France from 1999 through 2005.
According to Friday's USADA release:
Numerous witnesses provided evidence to USADA based on personal knowledge acquired, either through direct observation of doping activity by Armstrong, or through Armstrong’s admissions of doping to them that Armstrong used EPO, blood transfusions, testosterone and cortisone...
Fauria calls the boys to give his take on the game today and why he sees a Patriots victory on the horizon - although he says he's getting more and more nervous as kickoff approaches. He gets into the match-ups, "fire alarm-gate", how the Steelers D will approach the Pats - zone or man, and more.
The boys chat about the importance of the versatility of Dont'a Hightower and his impact on the Pats D throughout his career but especially this season.
Pete, Price and Jerry continue breaking down the AFC Championship and give their thoughts and analysis on Pats/Steelers.
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.
"D-Wood" Joins the show to talk Brady vs. Rodgers and predicts a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.
Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.
Hour 3. Ben Volin shares a stat about Trump that will blow your mind. Mut wouldn't answer any questions about Trump's alleged sexual assaults.
Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian enjoy the festivities ahead of the Inauguration, and give their predictions for Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian love how Bill Belichick reacts to the plethora of stupid questions he receives from the Media during his Press Conferences.
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.
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.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Thursday K&C show featuring Jon Meterparel back in the saddle.
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