Speaking on a conference call following the re-signing of left-wing Daniel Paille, Bruins general manager reflected on what proved to be a predictably slow first day of free agency given the fact that the club now has the highest payroll in the league.
“We were relatively quiet," Chiarelli said. "We talked to a couple of agents. We talked to a couple GMs. We went into this period expecting to be quiet. We felt we added to the forward group with Nathan Horton and young Seguin, who will at some point be in our group. A quiet day all in all.”
As for whether moves are still to be made, Chiarelli didn't rule it out talks with agents and teams potentially picking back up.
“I would think so, I said looking at this period that we would look at some trades and we still would. You let the market shake out a bit and pick up those conversations again and...
According to a source familiar with the situation the Red Sox will place relief pitcher Manny Delcarmen on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain. Delcarmen has allowed nine runs over his last three appearances -- which have totaled just one inning -- giving up nine hits and two walks. Two of the right-hander's last three outings has seen him not retire a batter. Delcarmen is coming off an outing against Tampa Wednesday in which he allowed five runs on four hits and a walk while not getting an out. He has a 2-2 mark with a 4.59 ERA in 33 appearances.
Making his weekly appearance on The Big Show, Hall of Fame baseball analyst Peter Gammons touched on multiple topics surrounding the Red Sox Thursday afternoon. Given the recent struggles in the bullpen, Gammons noted that both the Red Sox and Yankees could look to the trade market in an effort to add relievers.
"My guess is [that the Red Sox'] first choice is [Michael] Bowden, and then scouring waiver wires," Gammons said. "Do you take a [Chad] Qualls from Arizona, who still has good stuff, can't close, but he's got good stuff. Do you take him on? He's got a pretty good contract. I don't know if you want to waste that money before the trading deadline. I think you'll see a scramble of about 10 underachieving middle relievers get traded after the All-Star break. ... It's a serious issue for them."
Gammons suggested that Cleveland's Kerry Wood, who has a 6.62 ERA in 20 appearances this season,...
ESPN NBA analyst Jon Barry joined the Dale & Holley show Thursday on the first day of the free-agency period in the NBA and discussed the Celtics’ two biggest free agents, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. He said that both players have some “mileage” on them and that although Boston wants to bring the pair back, it should be cautious before jumping in and signing both.
“I know Boston’s a great organization, and I know they want these two guys back,” Barry said. “They’d love to make a run with the same team and see if they can do it again. But you have to use your head and decide whether these guys can get you back to that level.”
Barry also dished on who he thinks has the best shot at LeBron James—he says the Bulls—and just how bad it would be for Cleveland if it lost its King.
“They’ll win no more than 28, maybe 30,”...
Josh Beckett, who is continuing to come back from a back/lat injury, threw two simulated innings against players from the independent league Brockton Rox. Beckett totaled 41 pitches. Clay Buchholz also showed no ill effects after throwing off a mound for the first time since injuring his left hamstring during the Red Sox' game in San Francisco Saturday. The Sox also outrighted infielder Tug Hulett to Triple A Pawtucket, taking him off the 40-man roster.
Former Patriots safety and current NBC Sports analyst, Rodney Harrison, spoke about the Patriots offensive line struggles. He talked about being hated in league and hating Jerry Rice and Randy Moss at points in his career. He thinks Josh McDaniels needs to get Brandon LaFell involved, and what to expect from Darrelle Revis going forward.
We check in with Big Vince Wilfork on a Patriots Monday and get his take on the defense's progression, his interception, his teammate Darrelle Revis and playing Monday Night Football in KC.
We check in with the head coach for his reaction to the Patriots win against Oakland, the offense's struggles, Julien Edelman, and playing in KC on Monday Night.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Gerry and Kirk go at it on whether or not Brady is starting to decline.
The guys opened the show discussing the latest on the Ravens and Steve Bisciotti.
It appears that Mookie Betts is the front-runner to be the lead off hitter for the Red Sox in 2015. But where will he play? And who gets traded? The guys talk about getting younger and re-visit the Sox making a play for Giancarlo Stanton.
A reporter quits LIVE on the air in hilarious fashion. The details of Rob Bironas' death are starting to emerge. High School football player Apollos Hester gives an uplifting post-game speech for the ages.
We check in with Tedy Bruschi on a Patriots Monday for his reaction to the Patriots struggles, Julien Edelman and his strong comments about his desire to see Roger Goodell lose his job.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Jerry Thornton joins Dino and Kirk for the second edition of Breaking Balls. They dive into a variety of topics including their feelings about polarizing Boston sports media members.
Your beloved hosts are joined by WEEI.com Bruins reporter DJ Bean as well as producer of the Dennis & Callahan Show, Craig "Sausage" Sawisch. Support America: Support Your Local Post Office
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