The Red Sox are set to promote DeMarlo Hale from third-base coach to bench coach, according to multiple reports, thus filling the vacancy that was created when prior bench coach Brad Mills left the Sox to become the manager of the Houston Astros. (The news was first reported by ESPN.com.) With Hale moving to the bench, first-base coach Tim Bogar will shift across the diamond to third base, while Pawtucket manager Ron Johnson will move up to become the Red Sox' first-base coach.
According to a report in the Boston Herald, Patriots practice squad wide receiver Terrence Nunn has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Nunn, who signed with the Patriots in May as an undrafted rookie, caught eight passes for 133 yards in the preseason. He played four seasons at the University of Nebraska from 2004-07. The 6-foot, 190-pound wide receiver appeared in 49 games with 37 starts for the Cornhuskers and caught 136 passes for 1,762 yards and 11 touchdowns. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
Twins catcher Joe Mauer was a landslide winner of the American League Most Valuable Player award, claiming 27 of 28 first-place votes to take home the honor. Mauer became the first catcher to lead his league in hitting (.365), OBP (.444) and slugging (.587), and he added career highs in homers (28) and RBIs (96) despite missing the first month of the season with a back injury. The only other player to receive a first-place vote was Detroit's Miguel Cabrera, who finished fourth.
Kevin Youkilis had two second-place votes, appeared on 25 of 28 ballots and finished sixth overall. He was one spot ahead of teammate Jason Bay, who finished seventh in MVP balloting, and was ranked in the top 10 on 21 of 28 MVP ballots.
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Defensive lineman Ty Warren, in his weekly visit to the Dale & Holley Show, discussed his return to the field on Sunday against the Jets and the satisfaction of a victory against a division opponent that had beaten the Patriots earlier this year. As part of that discussion, Warren also discussed his confidence that the Patriots would have a chance to achieve a measure of revenge against the Colts for their startling Week 10 loss in Indianapolis.
"We’ve got to take care of the task at hand," said Warren. "If we continue playing the way that we’ve been playing, and I’m sure they’ll continue playing the way they’ve been playing, I’m sure that’s a team we’ll meet up with again sometime in the future – the near future."
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Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about Sunday's 31-14 victory over the Jets and look ahead to next Monday's game at New Orleans against the undefeated Saints. Brady talked about Wes Welker's career day yesterday and his fantastic season-long performance.
"Well, he's the quickest guy on the field," Brady said. "He and Randy [Moss] are two of the smartest receivers I've ever played with. They're able to understand the route combinations and the different coverage adjustments that they get. ... Wes has just been dominant over the last three years. He's just been an incredible player for us."
Brady was asked if he looked at his statistics after games and used them to help determine how well he performed. "I think I just evaluate the way that I play with the opportunities that were presented," Brady said. "How did I do with those...
We check in for our weekly update from Bill Belichick and get his take on the Pats win over the Texans on the road, the benching of Stevan Ridley, and Antonio Smith's thinly veiled Spygate comments after the Texans lost.
Patriots’ defensive end, Rob Ninkovich, joins Mut and Merloni on a Patriots Monday after the team’s victory in Houston. Rob addresses the postgame comments of Texans’ defensive lineman Antonio Smith and the defense struggling against the run.
Tom Brady joined the show fresh off the teams 9th win of the season in Houston. He dismissed Antonio Smith's spying allegations and told the guys he has already moved on.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Jon Lester about contract negotiations, losing a teammate like Jacoby Ellsbury, the World Series run, and looking ahead to 2014.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back witht he Hot Stove Show. They talk about Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the New York Yankees, the Red Sox signings of AJ Pierzynski and Edward Mujica, and wrap it up with Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, who talks about the World Series run, losing a teammate like Ellsbury and looking towards 2014.
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
The New York Post's Joel Sherman joined the show with his thoughts on jacoby Ellsbury's signing with the Yankees. He said that if it were up to him he would have given the money to Robinson Cano over Ellsbury.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. They discussed how Ron Burgundy has officially jumped the shark and played sound of him on Dan Patrick.
Peter King joins Mut and Merloni to go across the NFL and address the latest news. He discusses Kubiak's firing, Tomlin's fine, and Dennard's possible suspension.
Brick makes his weekly appearance on Mut and Merloni and discusses the Bruins loss to Montreal and the hit on Johnny Boychuck.
Michael Fabiano, fantasy expert and Yankees fan, gives his opinion on the Cano signing, discusses Julian Edelman's rising fantasy value, and actually suggests starting Ryan Fitzpatrick
We check in with Herm Edwards on the Pats, Stevan Ridley, and a great many things around the NFL.
We stir up a pot of crap when we debate the world cup and the popularity of soccer... pro callers, con-callers, plus Jack Edwards!
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Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
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