Speaking at the Red Sox' minor league facility, Sox general manager Theo Epstein touched on various subjects, including the possibility of working Mike Lowell at first base when the 35-year-old is ready for action. Lowell had the pin in his surgically repaired right thumb removed two weeks ago. "We're going to prepare for him to be an important part of this team," Epstein said. "Getting exposure at first base makes sense. We'll sit down and talk to him about that."
(Updated: According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the idea that the Red Sox "would soon sign" Maya might not be accurate at this time. There is a good chance that Maya will choose a team that offers a better opportunity to immediately enter its starting rotation.)
According to a source familiar with the situation, the Red Sox are interested in Cuban pitcher Yuniesky Maya but are still in the preliminary stages of negotiations. The Sox have been following Maya's situation throughout the offseason, seeing the 28-year-old pitcher as a starter who is most likely at the minor league level who could eventually fill into the back end of a rotation. Maya was named Cuba's top right-handed pitcher in both 2008 and '09 before defecting in the Dominican Republic last September. Red Sox...
After throwing his first bullpen session of spring training, Clay Buchholz said that he will be ready for anything as the Red Sox head into the new season with six starters seemingly vying for five spots. "Breaking camp with the big league team would be good for starters. I’m not going to set any goals right now, just go in and make sure I’m ready when the games start and go from there. It’s sort of the same situation as it was last year. You’ve got six guys coming in for five starting spots. It should be another fun spring training," he said.
"I’ve been through a couple of things throughout my professional career. I wouldn’t be shocked for anything to happen. I’ve got to go at it like it’s a spot to win instead of thinking it’s my spot. Pitch well, and if I do everything like I started doing last year and end up like last year, I think...
Boston College coach Al Skinner said his Eagles need to focus on fundamentals as they hope to end their four-game losing streak when they host defending national champion North Carolina on Saturday afternoon. "There's no real secret out there," Skinner said on the ACC coaches teleconference Monday morning. "You've got to go out and work hard for 40 minutes."
The Eagles (12-13, 3-8 ACC) had a second-half collapse Sunday night in a loss at Florida State, allowing a one-point second-half lead to turn into a 19-point deficit before settling for a 62-47 loss. Skinner said the team's primary area of focus, as usual, will be on defense. "We have not consistently played the kind of defense we need to play," Skinner said. "I'm not exactly sure what the solution is," he added, noting that that defensive intensity appears in spurts. "It's just a matter of maintaining that intensity for 40 minutes."...
The father of the Georgian luger who died in a crash on the Olympic course Friday said his son expressed concern for his safety prior to the accident. Nodar Kumaritashvili, 21, died after slamming into a pole while traveling almost 90 mph.
"He told me: 'Dad, I really fear that curve,' " David Kumaritashvili, himself a former luger, told The Associated Press at his Georgia home. He said the two spoke by phone shortly before the fatal run. Added the father: "He told me: 'I will either win or die.' But that was youthful bravado, he couldn't be seriously talking about death."
Meanwhile, Kumaritashvili teammate, Levan Gureshidze, elected not to compete in the event after the accident and withdrew from the Games.
Our NFL insider Adam Schefter joined the show to discuss the latest in free agency. He said that the Patriots are one of the favorites to land Darrelle Revis.
Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com joins the Chris Villani Show to discuss day one of NFL Free Agency and possible moves for the Patriots.
Rick joined the show to discuss the impending release of Revis from the Buccaneers. He said that Revis is far superior to Aqib Talib both on the field and off.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN joins Mut and Lou to discuss the future of the struggling Celtics as well as the rocky relationship between Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo
ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about Rajon Rondo's birthday mishap.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo's unexcused absence from the Celtics game in Sacramento and how the organization feels about Brad Stevens.
Mikey and Ryder talk with Hall of Fame baseball player and current analyst/broadcaster Dennis Eckersley. Eck gives all kinds of insight into the Red Sox current pitching staff and how valuable a reliable bullpen can be. He also talks about how the game has changed since his playing days.
In 2013, Jackie Bradley Jr. used a non-roster invitation to big league spring training as a platform to an unexpected major league performance. Yet by and large, prospects in big league camp for the first time have more modest goals of creating familiarity -- both on their part with the big league setting, and in an effort to try to impress the big league coaching staff to position themselves for in-season call-ups. Red Sox prospects Garin Cecchini, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz discuss their outlook on their first big league camps, while Bradley joins to explain the difference he feels this year in his second big league camp.
Red Sox NESN color man Jerry Remy joined Dennis & Callahan to discuss his first broadcast since his sons arrest last October.
LB gives his thoughts on the Bruins
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Andy Brickley of NESN joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on what trade moves the Bruins might make, if any, as the trade deadline approaches.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Chelsea Handler's interview with Piers Morgan.
The guys opened the show by discussing day one of NFL free agency. The natives are getting restless.
Hall of Famer, Ozzie Smith, shares his thoughts on Barry Bonds getting into the Hall of Fame. Also, Red Sox and making Opening Day a national holiday.
Chris Price of WEEI.com joins the show to discuss NFL free agency and potential moves for the Patriots.
Dale Arnold, Michael Holley and Andy Hart talk about the deluge of moves as NFL free agency opens up, and why the Patriots have yet to make their splash.
We tackle four topics all prompted by the start of the free agency in the NFL.
Salk and Holley's Boston Blitz - 3/11/14
Mikey, Lenny and Bill Fairweather are joined by the legendary Bob Lobel, who talks about his career in Boston, his thoughts on some of the goings on, and some great sports talk.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny talk with Mikey's buddy, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee. Bill talks about bad neighbors, his playing days with the Sox and beyond.
Dale, Michael and Andy Hart answer your questions and talk about some bear named Bubba.
Salk and Mikey OUT... Dale and Ryder IN.
Holley, Tom E Curran and Mikey Adams answer it all!
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In 2013, Xander Bogaerts reached the big leagues in August and had a transformative impact on the Red Sox' pursuit of a World Series. Bogaerts discusses how that development, in turn, proved transformative for his life on and off the field. Looking ahead, Garin Cecchini might be the prospect most likely to have a Bogaerts-like impact on the Red Sox' fortunes in 2014. The third base prospect joins the podcast to discuss his player development and outlook for the coming season.More from this show
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Dale Arnold and MIchael Holley discuss the start of free agency, the plethora of names out there, and what the Patriots will ultimately decide to do.More from this show