Mike Aviles, whom the Red Sox are sending to the Blue Jays as compensation for the acquisition of manager John Farrell, offered his reaction to the news via twitter on Sunday: Wanna thank #RedSoxNation for all the support, great city, team and fans! Loved my time there but now it's time for a new chapter! #gojays
Aviles was acquired by the Red Sox just prior to the July 31 trade deadline in 2011, as Boston got him from Kansas City in exchange for utility infielder Yamaico Navarro (subsequently traded to the Pirates) and minor league pitcher Kendal Volz (since retired). Aviles played 136 games for the Sox in 2012 as the team's primary starting shortstop, hitting .250 with a .282 OBP, .381 slugging mark and .663 OPS while playing solid defense.
Meanwhile, pitcher Jon Lester expressed his enthusiasm for the return to Boston of Farrell, who was Lester's pitching coach from 2007-10. Welcome back John!! Can't wait to get back...
FOXBORO -- The Patriots have revolutionized offense in the NFL with their hurry-up, no-huddle offense this year.
Now their chief rival in the AFC East wants the NFL to take a closer look at the legality of the scheme.
ESPN reports the Jets contacted the league about their concern over the offense, asking game officials to ensure proper enforcement of substitution rules when the Patriots switch to their no-huddle. The defense is allowed to substitute if the offense makes a substitution. The Jets claim the Broncos were caught several times against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 7 because the rule wasn't consistently enforced.
"We have already talked to the league office and Rex [Ryan] will be in the ref's ear about this all game," a member of the Jets' coaching staff told ESPN's Sal...
According to a baseball source, Red Sox infielder Mike Aviles is slated to be sent to the Blue Jays as compensation for hiring John Farrell as the Sox' new manager. The Jays will still have to send a player or cash to the Red Sox to complete the deal. No party directly involved in the negotiations would confirm detail of the trade.
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According to an industry source, the Red Sox have hired John Farrell to be their next manager. The agreement is for a three-year deal.
An announcement regarding compensation for Farrell, who still had one year remaining on his current deal to manage the Jays, will be announced in the coming days.
For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.
In a game that was notable for who didn't play, Jeff Green scored 25 points on 10-for-16 shooting to go with 7 rebounds and Jason Terry added 22 to lead the Celtics past the Knicks 109-98 in preseason action in Albany, New York.
Playing without Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass, the Celtics started Rajon Rondo, Courtney Lee, Green, Jared Sullinger and Jason Collins. Rondo had 13 points and 11 assists and Sullinger added 10 points and 8 rebounds. Rookie Kris Joseph also had a solid night with 10 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Chris Wilcox, Avery Bradley and Darko Milicic did not play because of injury, while new addition Leandro Barbosa was also not in the lineup.
The Knicks were also traveling light as they were without Carmelo Anthony, Amer'e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler, JR Smith, Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby and Rasheed Wallace. Led by Chris Copeland, who scored 34 points, the Knicks built a 20-point lead before the C's...
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Rob Bradford is joined by Drew Pomeranz, the Red Sox pitcher who so many are wondering if he will be able to live up the value placed on him by the Red Sox when trading away top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza last July. Pomeranz goes into detail regarding his injury last season, the stem cell treatment he underwent in the offseason, and how he thinks things stand heading into the 2017 campaign.
Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.
Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.
Hour 4. Joe Sullivan didn’t want to appear on K&C. Instead, he appeared on Brand X. Drellich thinks working the beat is just as hard as when Gerry did it. Gerry likes Fences.
Hour 3. Drellich thinks Trump is a pathological liar while Gerry thinks Trump doesn’t lie as much as Obama. Kirk is sick of show promos and says K&C will no longer participate. Drellich says everyone did steroids just like everyone deflates balls.
Hour 2. Evan Drellich defends Michael Che, saying that it’s possible to say Boston is racist if you are black. Gerry and Kirk battle with Drellich, defending the city against Michael Che’s allegations. In headlines, the guys revisit the Maison family.
HOUR 4 - How many big-games does Tuukka Rask have to miss before guys like Bergeron and Marchand call him out for it? Also, Belichick skips the coach's breakfast, the Raiders are headed to Las Vegas, Kirk rips "The Baseball Show" and Dale, Holley and Keefe rip the Whiner Line.
HOUR 3 - LaVar Ball joined ESPN's "First Take" again on Monday, and brought his NBA-bound son, Lonzo, with him. Unlike his father, Lonzo says all the right things, and is good at basketball. The guys also discuss Lonzo Ball's poor performance against Kentucky, and wonder if that will affect his draft status or his general perception by fans. Also, Dino is selling that house we heard so much about, at Miromar Lakes.
HOUR 2 - The Celtics are tied with Cleveland for 1st place in the East (although Cleveland has 2 games in hand) and are poised for a top 3 pick in the draft. "FiveThirtyEight" says the Celtics have a better chance than the Cavs of winning a championship. Also, the guys discuss Devin Booker's 70 point game, and how some of the Celtics players were chirping him about it.
We finish the show with the best sound clips of the day.
People are unsure if Tuukka can be trusted in net in these big spots coming up and if the Celtics even stand a chance against Cleveland so Dale, Holley, and Keefe discuss.
Dale, Holley, and Keefe sort through Robert Kraft's comments at the owners' meeting regarding key Patriots players.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill go over the difficulties of staying healthy through the long grind of the playoffs in the NBA and in the NHL.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap an Evan Drellich revival edition of the K&C Show on a Monday
Ben, Russ, and Alex discuss the USMNT victory over Honduras, Christian Pulisic's development for club and country, and Bastian Schweinsteiger's move to the Chicago Fire.
Hour 1. Evan Drellich makes his casting couch return. Over the weekend, Michael Che affirmed that he believes Boston is “the most racist city” he has ever been to.More from this show
Hour 2. Evan Drellich defends Michael Che, saying that it’s possible to say Boston is racist if you are black. Gerry and Kirk battle with Drellich, defending the city against Michael Che’s allegations. In headlines, the guys revisit the Maison family.More from this show
Hour 4. Joe Sullivan didn’t want to appear on K&C. Instead, he appeared on Brand X. Drellich thinks working the beat is just as hard as when Gerry did it. Gerry likes Fences.More from this show
Hour 3. Drellich thinks Trump is a pathological liar while Gerry thinks Trump doesn’t lie as much as Obama. Kirk is sick of show promos and says K&C will no longer participate. Drellich says everyone did steroids just like everyone deflates balls.More from this show
Hour 4. Rob Bradford had some great insight into the tornado at last night’s Red Sox game. The guys don’t understand what Riley Dennis is trying to argue for.More from this show