According to a report on ESPN.com (via MLB Trade Rumors) a source familiar with the situation has said that the Red Sox are still actively pursuing Cuban first baseman Jose Julio Ruiz. The 25-year-old is a 6-foot-3, left-handed hitter who has been compared to Carlos Delgado. Earlier in the week it appeared as though the Blue Jays had the inside track on Ruiz. Click here for the story (in Spanish).
INDIANAPOLIS -- LSU return man Trindon Holliday ran what just may be the fastest 40-yard dash in the history of the NFL Scouting Combine, beating Chris Johnson's 4.24 mark in 2008 by two hundredths of a second. Holliday's 4.22 wasn't the only head-turning sprint. Maryland OT Bruce Campbell set a record of his own by running the fastest 40 (4.78 unofficial) ever for an offensive lineman. For more from the NFL Combine, check the It Is What It Is blog.
INDIANAPOLIS -- If you think the Vikings' offseason plans are handcuffed by Brett Favre, you may be right. For now, the team will stay the course until the 40 year-old makes a decision regarding a potential 20th professional season. "I'm not going to put him in a box," Vikings coach Brad Childress said Friday at the Scouting Combine.“We have two guys that are currently on the roster with Tarvaris [Jackson] and Sage [Rosenfels]," Childress added. "As I mentioned last year, we were going to be a good football team with Brett and a good football team without him. As it stands right, those guys will be able to able to man that position.” For more from the Combine, check the It Is What It Is blog.
The U.S. men's hockey team got two goals apiece from Ryan Malone and Patrick Kane on the way to claiming a 6-1 win over Finland, setting up a gold medal game matchup against Canada, Sunday afternoon. Team USA, which stormed out to 6-0 lead after the one period, got 18 saves from goalie Ryan Miller, and seven from Bruins' netminder Tim Thomas in the win. The U.S. team needed only 25 shots on goal for its offensive output. For a recap click here.
Bruins vice president Cam Neely joined Dale & Holley from Vancouver Friday afternoon to talk Olympic hockey, the NHL and the state of the Bruins. Neely said he does not think the two-week layoff for the Olympics is a good thing for the NHL as a whole. “It doesn’t really promote the NHL,” he said. “The individual players get recognition, obviously the countries as a team get recognition, but it’s not so much for us.”
Neely also commented on the game’s international rules, chiefly those against fighting: “I still like the intimidation factor of, 'If I do something, is this guy going to drop his gloves?' I think it gives you some checks and balances there.”
Neely discussed a potential USA-Canada rematch in Sunday's Olympic
Though Neely thinks Canada has the more talented team on paper, the
play of U.S. goalie Ryan Miller has caught his eye....
Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.
Heath Evans of the NFL Network joins Mut and Lou to talk how Revis and Browner impact the Patriots defense, the Vince Wilfork Situation, and the arms race between Denver and New England
We talk Revis with his friend and mentor, former Patriot Ty Law.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.
Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston joins Mut, Lou, and Christian to talk about Rajon Rondo in the booth, the rest of the Celtics losing season, and the epic battle between the Pacers and Heat.
Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox starting left fielder, Grady Sizemore. grady talks about what it was like to hit a home run off his old teammate, C.C. Sabathia, and his reaction to not seeing Koji on the mound in a save situation.
Steve Lyons joins Dale and Holley to talk about the Red Sox and Yankees series and Michael Pineda's sticky hand.
Kevin Millar makes his weekly appearance to discuss Michael Pineda's apparent pine tar on his hand, the Red Sox loss to the Yankees, and the team's pitching.
Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.
Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.
2 games left in the season and the Bruins are in the driver's seat for the President's Cup which is allowing them to coast and get healthy. Pierre McGuire updates Mut and Lou on the possibility of Seidenberg's return and talks about situations elsewhere in the NHL.
Crystel called in to defend the terrorists.
Our friend Michele McPhee joined the show to discuss the latest with Kayvon.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Buster Olney joined Mut and Merloni to discuss the Lester contract offer and the trickle-down effect in the clubhouse, the defense of Xander Bogaerts, and the slow start
Andy Brickley joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the Bruins Red Wings series, a possible Seidenberg return, and the power play.
We speak with Matt Chatham, who re-tells his story from that fateful Monday and looks ahead to brighter things, including this year's marathon.
Dale, Michael and Steve Lyons reflect back on the event last year, and the good that has taken place since then as Boston came together.
We speak with David Abel of the Boston Globe, who penned the incredible piece on the Richard Family in this past weekend's Boston Globe.
Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.
Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.
WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island
The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.
Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.
Friend of the show, Brad Faxon, checks in to examine all the Masters action and to evaluate Bubba Watson's performance.More from this show
LB joins Mut and Merloni in studio to preview the Bruins first opponent in the playoffs, the Detroit Red Wings.More from this show
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Aaron Hernandez getting in more jailhouse trouble.More from this show