According to a report in the New York Daily News, Kelly Shoppach was the author of a text message sent to Sox owners from the phone of Adrian Gonzalez in July. A Yahoo! report from Jeff Passan suggested that Adrian Gonzalez sent the text message to owners, a message that was critical of Bobby Valentine for leaving Jon Lester in a game to allow 11 runs to the Blue Jays on July 22. A meeting between players and ownership in New York took place just days after the message was sent, a meeting that did not include Valentine.
Multiple sources told the Daily News that Gonzalez was not involved with crafting the language in the text message. “The text message was not his idea or his opinion . . . or his words,” one source said. Multiple players complained about Valentine -- including Shoppach...
NEW YORK -- Jon Lester has a gruesome record and ERA, but on the road, he's remained an ace.
That continued on Saturday, as for the sixth time in 11 road starts, Lester held his opponents to one or no runs. He fired seven innings and permitted just one run on five hits, with the Yankees going 0-for-9 against him with runners in scoring position, as the Red Sox claimed a 4-1 victory in New York. Though Lester struggled out of the gate, giving up a leadoff walk to Derek Jeter and a single to Nick Swisher out of the chute, he settled by punching out a pair of Yankees to wiggle out of the threat. From there, his combination of a low- to mid-90s fastball, a nasty curve with late downward bite against right-handers and a sharp curve kept the Yankees lineup unbalanced. On the year, Lester is now 5-2 with a 2.98 ERA on the road.
The left-hander got all the run support he needed in the first inning, when Adrian Gonzalez launched a two-run homer (his 14th of...
Blue Jays manager John Farrell, asked about the possibility of managing for a Red Sox team for whom he served as pitching coach from 2007-10 (a run that included three postseason berths and a World Series), declined comment to reporters in Toronto.
"I'm under contract here," Farrell told reporters.
From the story of Shi Davidi of SportsNet:
Asked if he was aware of the speculation, he responded "That's the operative word - speculation. I'm not going to comment on speculation or conjecture," before abruptly ending the session.
Meanwhile, Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos noted that Toronto changed its policy last offseason to allow team employees to change organizations only in the event of a promotion rather than a lateral move.
"If there are rumours in Taiwan, if there are rumours in...
NEW YORK -- Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, asked for the criteria that go into a determination of whether or not a manager is doing a good job, declined to speak broadly on the topic. However, he took the line of inquiry as an opportunity to offer a very critical self-assessment.
"I only manage. I'm not going to assess managers. That's for all you guys and other people. That's not my job," said Valentine. "I'm not smart enough to give you a good answer on that. As far as my job’s concerned, whether I’m doing a good job, I’m not doing a good job. I didn’t get paid to do anything other than get to the playoffs, win a lot of games, be in the thick of things right down to the end, even be in first place. The team I’m managing is not there. My job has not been a good job, if I had to assess. But that’s not what I do. It's not my job."
While Valentine suggested that he is not meeting the...
Red Sox left-hander Brian Johnson, a first round selection by the team in this year's draft, was hit in the face by a line drive up the middle while pitching for the Short-Season Single-A Lowell Spinners on Saturday as part of the Futures at Fenway doubleheader showcase of Red Sox minor league teams. Eyewitnesses said that he had movement, but struggled to get on the stretcher without assistance. Still, he waved to the Fenway crowd before being taken to the hospital.
According to a Red Sox spokesperson, the 21-year-old out of the University of Florida suffered multiple orbital fractures to the left side of his face. However, he was alert at the hospital -- where he was resting comfortably -- and showed no signs of a concussion.
Johnson entered the game having made three scoreless appearances to start his professional career, with 5 1/3 scoreless innings on his resume. He'd struck out four, walked one and permitted two hits in Lowell.
Patriots Safety Devin McCourty joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and talked about covering the Steelers Wide Receivers, and how he's helping the players who are in the AFC Championship for the first time prepare.
ProFootball Talk's Mike Florio told Glenn, Lou, and Christian that the Patriots have a quiet confidence that they can outscore the Steelers, since they've proven they have the ability.
Holley and Keefe check in with NFL Network's Heath Evans for some final thoughts on the Houston win and to look ahead at the Steelers in the AFC Championship.
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.
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.
Hour two of Saturday Skate as Ken Laird and Rear Admiral kick around the perception of backup goalie Anton Khudobin, B's coach Claude Julien, and possible trade target Gabriel Landeskog.
"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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