According to a tweet from Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, the Red Sox are one of several teams that are "suitors" for free-agent pitcher Cliff Lee.
Heyman writes that the "Yankees remain the obvious favorite" for the left-hander, but lists the Red Sox as a potential landing spot along with the Angels, Dodgers, Phillies, Cubs and Astros.
WEEI.com reported last month that the Sox planned to perform "due diligence" in exploring the market for Lee. Still, after the deals committing roughly $150 million to John Lackey and Josh Beckett in the last calendar year, it seems unlikely that the Sox would channel their offseason resources into the left-hander.
League sources have told WEEI.com that the Patriots have signed long snapper Matt Katula to a two-year contract.
The 28-year-old Katula has played his entire career with the Baltimore Ravens. He was released by the Ravens in August after five years in Baltimore.
It has also been confirmed that Jake Ingram has been released. Ingram has struggled mightily in 2010, with two poor snaps vs. the Chargers and another last Sunday at Cleveland. Bill Belichick was asked earlier in the week about Ingram's problems against the Browns.
“Well, I think this is one of those games where we can probably list every player that was active and talk about some type of inconsistencies – (even) coaches for that matter," said Belichick. "It wasn’t one of our better performances by a long shot. We all had a hand in it, so I think you can say that about everybody – there [are] some plays that...
According to a baseball source, the Red Sox contact Justin Duchscherer to express interest in the 32-year-old right-hander. The one-time Sox minor leaguer (he was dealt to the Rangers in 2001 in exchange for Doug Mirabelli), Duchscherer was 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA in five starts last year before undergoing season-ending hip surgery. He had missed all of the 2009 season while recovering from elbow surgery and being treated for depression.
But Duchscherer, a two-time All-Star, has been effective when healthy, and he has worked with new Sox pitching coach Curt Young for the last eight seasons, first in Triple-A Sacramento, and then after Young became the A's pitching coach.
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ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson joined Dale & Holley to give his take on the AFC and his thoughts on Randy Moss. Johnson believes that the positives far outweigh the negatives with Moss, as long as a team is prepared to live with what he can do and what he won't do.
"If you know what you're getting with Randy Moss, you're happy, you're OK," Johnson said. "Here's a guy that's not going to block, he's not going to run crisp routes, he's not going to do certain things. He's going to say what's on his mind and if you're OK with that, you can win with that. If you know how to coach that. If you don't know how to coach that like Brad Childress in Minnesota, you can't win with it."
Johnson feels that Moss recognized right away that he would have a problem with Childress. "You just left the greatest coach in the modern era to something different," Johnson said. "He recognized that. Moss...
The Patriots are set to sign kicker Shayne Graham, according to multiple media reports. Graham is a 32-year-old who has kicked for Buffalo, Carolina, Cincinnati, Baltimore and the New York Giants. He was 23-for-28 with the Bengals in 2009, and was most recently in New York, spending two days with the Giants when kicker Lawrence Tynes had an ankle injury. New England kicker Stephen Gostkowski was injured last Sunday against the Browns. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Greg and Chris talk with Mike Reiss from ESPN Boston in hour 2 of NFL Sunday to discuss a variety of offseason happenings with the Pats and throughout the league. Greg and Chris also get into the NFL Draft and where Mariota and Winston will go.
Mike Reiss calls the guys to talk about the offseason news for the Pats. He talks about the Pats/Jets tampoering fiasco, free agency, where he sees Ridley and Connolly ending up, if the Patriots would be interested in Reggie Wayne and more.
In the first hour of the show, Greg and Chris discuss the news coming out of the owners' meetings this week and rule changes. Belichick's blow-up over the league not wanting to spend on endzone cameras was well documented and the guys react. They also talk about the Jets ridiculous tampering charges, free agents still lingering out there, where Stevan Ridley will land and the RB position in New England. Dickerson and Price briefly discuss the adventures of Tom Brady before being joined by WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia to talk all things Pats in the offseason.
Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Joe and Alex talked with the Sox AGM about the state of the team as Opening Day approaches.
Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.
Peter Chiarelli joined the Sunday Skate crew to talk about the Bruins playoff push heading into the final handful of games of the regular season. Chiarelli talked about avoiding some of the overly negative feedback he gets while realizing that the team does have real issues. He discusses what went down at the trade deadline and if he was happy with the outcome, Lucic having a down year and underperforming, the salary cap and if he considers it as big of an issue as it's been made out to be and what the future holds for the team.
It's a big hour #2 for the Sunday Skate dudes - they talk about the B's defenseman and what the future looks like at that position, with both moves the team can make and younger guys in the AHL. They also get into the Bruins philosophy on bringing guys up and sending them back down and how players deal with that. Finally, the boys are joined by Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli to discuss EVERYTHING.
The Sunday Skate crew gets the show going discussing the Bruins big, impressive victory over the NY Rangers yesterday. What can you take from that game? According to LB - Lyndon Byers - who called the guys from the road, not a lot. LB drops a dime on what was going on with the Rangers yesterday. DJ and Joe discuss Claude's lines and groupings and the importance of Ryan Spooner. They also get into Lucic, his contributions this year and if he can turn things around.
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The guys discussed the controversial Indiana law.
The guys opened the show by discussing the Presidents visit yesterday.
Michael Holley comes in for the crossover, and continues the discussion with Tim over what will happen if the Patriots face any type of punishment for the deflated footballs in the AFCCG.
With the Wells report seemingly wrapping up (we hope), Tim and Lou got to talking about possible fines and punishments the Patriots must face. It's possible that the Patriots will face a small fine, but should they take that laying down? The conversation brings out a little passion from BOTH sides.
Jackie Mac talks about the Celtics win over the Hornets last night and their chances of making the playoffs.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton discuss Robert Kraft's testimony and the Hernandez trial overall as it continues to unfold.
We wrap up the day with the best in sound that you may have missed from throughout the day.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss 'Pasta' and his solid rookie year, and make a few statistical comparisons.
Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season
Mut opens his show talking about the New York Jets filing tampering charges on the Patriots
Mikey, Mut, and Lucy are talking about all things New England sports, the Red Sox spring training, more Darrelle Revis and Jets talk, and some Bruins mixed in.
Will Noonan joins Chris in the studio to review Wrestlemania and Raw.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about Kirk's massage and crap all over Sausage.
Ben and Adam finish the odyssey that is the history of Wrestlemania. Wrestlemanias 21-30 are discussed and analyzed.
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