According to a report from Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox asked the Blue Jays to reconsider their stance after they announced in October that they would not let employees make lateral moves to other organizations. The Blue Jays made their policy change amidst speculation that the Red Sox might be interested in Toronto manager John Farrell for their vacant managerial position.
Rosenthal, who cites major league sources, writes that the Red Sox "have had conversations with the Blue Jays about Farrell since the Jays’ policy shift, asking what it would take for them to reconsider their position."
The report also states that the Red Sox were not optimistic that the talks would go far, and that the discussions "failed to progress." Farrell was the Red Sox' pitching coach from 2007 to 2010...
Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork made his weekly appearance on The Big Show Tuesday, discussing Monday's 34-3 victory over the Chiefs and where the Pats stand through 11 weeks of the season.
One bright spot in Monday's victory was Julian Edelman. The third year receiver, who played quarterback at Kent State, played defensive back and linebacker in addition to having a 72-yard punt return for a touchdown.
"It's funny, because you have Julian going from offense to special teams, to special teams, to defense and defense to special teams," Wilfork said. "He's probably the only guy that's walking from one end to the other end, from one walkthrough to another walkthrough, and it's all different stuff."
"He came in, and he actually put in his work," Wilfork added. "He learned his stuff, what we asked him to do. We don't want to overload his plate much, but he understands the game. He's a football...
Just hours after leading the Patriots to a 34-3 rout of the Chiefs, quarterback Tom Brady checked in with Dennis & Callahan Tuesday morning for his weekly discussion.
The Patriots were shut out in the first quarter but found their rhythm shortly thereafter and pulled away for the big win.
"Our execution early on obviously wasn't very sharp. We just weren't on the same page collectively as a group," Brady said. "I thought once we settled into the game and got to the stuff that we felt really good about, we did a much better job of executing. Obviously, that produces points.
"Early on it was just tough. They threw a bunch of different things at us and we were just kind of out of sorts. But I thought we responded well there in the second half. I always say it's hard to win in the NFL. To win 34-3 was pretty good for us coming off really an emotional win against the Jets and then a tough loss at home two weeks ago. Now it...
Speaking at the media availability portion of his formal interview with the Red Sox Monday at Fenway Park, managerial candidate Bobby Valentine clarified both the timeline of the team's interest in him, and how he was explained the process would unfold.
Of particular note was Valentine recollecting that Sox president Larry Lucchino told the 61-year-old in one of their first meetings that it would be general manager Ben Cherington making the ultimate decision on who would get the job.
"Larry made it pretty clear that this was going to be Ben's choice," Valentine said, "and when I walked out of the room with Ben I was hoping I was received well enough that I would be able to come and get a second tour of duty, but I wasn't sure. And I didn't get a phone call for a few days. That made it a situation that I was really happy I only told my wife that I talked to Ben and I didn't have to explain to people why I wasn't getting a phone call....
Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said Syracuse police have not been cooperative in his investigation into Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine, who was accused of child molestation by two former ball boys but denies any wrongdoing.
Fitzpatrick said he had to get a court subpoena Monday ordering police to turn over records related to the case, and the deputy chief responded with an obscenity upon being presented with the order.
"I've never seen this happen in my history with the DA's office," Fitzpatrick told the Syracuse Post-Standard, noting that he's been pushing for assistance since last Thursday.
"I pleaded with people to turn over the records," he added. "I don’t understand this. I’ve heard three different stories about what they have and don’t have.”
Earlier Monday, Mayor Stephanie Miner released a statement saying police are...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder and home run machine, Mookie Betts, after Mookie's three home run game propels the Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 6-2.
Danny recaps the Red Sox 7-2 win over the Orioles
Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the Red Sox win over Baltimore on Memorial Day Monday and the team's surge to a two game lead in the AL East
Gerry, John and Kirk are astounded at Howard Bryant's latest effort in ESPN the Magazine. Are patriotic displays at ballparks stifling athletes? What?
John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the killing of Harambe the gorilla to save a four-year old boy. Was there another option besides shooting? Should the boy's parents be held accountable?
ERod is back on the mound for the Sox tonight, and the guys break down what the expectations should be for the young pitcher's first major league start after his injury.
The guys talk about Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, and also give you their thoughts on the upcoming NBA Finals rematch between the Warriors and the Cavs.
ESPN's Howard Bryant is release a feature story about sports teams honoring the military and police at their games and he thinks those ceremonies do not belong in sports. Glenn, Lou and Christian go at Bryant and talk about why he's wrong.
We discuss Jackie Bradley's leave of absence to be with his wife for the birth of his first child, and that drums up the old caveman debate about whether men should miss work while their wives give birth.
We discuss the frustration of Clay Buchholz in moving to the pen, and whether or not this is the right move not only for him but for the Sox as a whole.
We discuss the ending of the Western Conference finals, and also look ahead to KD's plans and the NBA Finals match-up.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
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