With the news that Dodgers owner Frank McCourt had reached a settlement agreement with Major League Baseball to sell the team, speculation has already commenced in earnest about potential bidders for one of baseball's jewel franchises. Among those mentioned in early speculation has been Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, who bought the Sox along with principal owner John Henry in 2001.
Though he did not explicitly rule out the possibility of bidding, Werner -- a longtime television executive who resides in Southern California -- suggested that he is not eager to part ways with Boston.
"I am very happy in Boston (except for a few days this past October)," Werner wrote in an e-mail.
Bidding on the Dodgers, according to multiple reports, could be in excess of $1 billion.
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Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said that his team has requested permission to speak with two additional managerial candidates. However, as of late this afternoon, the Sox had yet to hear back from those teams about those requests. That being the case, Cherington was not prepared to disclose the names of the candidates whom the Sox are hoping to discuss the vacancy created when manager Terry Francona parted ways with the organization after the season. Given that permission was requested, however, it was clear that both candidates would come from outside the organization.
The Sox conducted their second managerial interview on Wednesday, this time with Brewers hitting coach (and former Red Sox third base coach) Dale Sveum. The team also interviewed Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin on Monday.
For more on the Sox' offseason activities -- including the status of talks with the Cubs on compensation for departed GM Theo Epstein, how the Sox...
Adrian Gonzalez, Jacoby Ellsbury and David Ortiz were named winners of the Silver Slugger Award on Wednesday. It is the first Sliver Slugger (awarded annually to the top offensive players at each position in the National and American Leagues) for Gonzalez and Ellsbury, and the fifth for Ortiz.
Gonzalez finished second in the American League with a career-best .338 average. He also ranked in the AL top three in RBI (117, third), OPS (.957, third) and total bases (345, second).
Ellsbury led the American League with 364 total bases in 2011, a season that saw the center fielder become the first player in Red Sox history to hit at least 30 home runs and steal 30 bases. His 83 extra-base hits also topped all AL players.
Ortiz -- who last won the Silver Slugger in 2007 -- hit 29 home runs with 96 RBI in 2011. His .953 OPS, .554 slugging percentage and .309 batting average all finished in the AL top 10.
Gonzalez and Ellsbury both were...
Antrel Rolle certainly isn't lacking for confidence.
The Giants safety was asked about the possibility of facing Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker in man coverage on Sunday, and he responded, “I can handle anything.”
Rolle was asked why Welker, who leads the NFL with 57 catches and is second with 824 receiving yards, is so tough to cover. According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Rolle responded bluntly.
“You’ve got to ask those guys he’s giving trouble to,” Rolle said. “I don’t plan on having to answer to those questions.”
Told that this might be viewed as a mismatch, Rolle answered “A mismatch for who?”
“You know, he’s human at the end of the day,” Rolle added. “He is a great receiver and you don’t take anything from him, but he is human at the end of the day. And like I said, the...
FOXBORO -- Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker did not practice on Wednesday, as the veteran is suffering from what the team is calling a neck injury. Welker and linebacker Dane Fletcher (thumb) were the only two players who sat out practice for New England. Here's the complete injury report:
Did Not Practice
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
WR Wes Welker (neck)
S Josh Barrett (thumb)
DE Shaun Ellis (rib)
RB Kevin Faulk (knee)
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe)
TE Aaron Hernandez (knee)
LB Jerod Mayo (knee)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back)
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
Joe, Tim, and Lou talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his walk-off RBI single propelled the Red Sox past the White Sox 8-7.
Mut recaps the Red Sox 8-6 loss to the White Sox.
Mut recaps the Sox 3-1 loss in the series opener against the White Sox.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Who would you like to see in Dino's chair, Gary or Mut?
The debate heats up as the discussion turns towards O.J. Simpson
On a Friday edition of Headlines, Gary presents us with some thrilling erotica talk.
Jackie MacMullen talks about Jaylen Brown, the Celtics thought process, and what may happen in Free Agency.
Glenn and Christian discuss last night's underwhelming draft by the Celtics
Dale Holley and Thornton talk NBA draft.
Dale and Holley's Final Drive 06-24-16
Laroy Streat comes back at it again! Talking the Celtics Draft and his take on the Celtics 3rd Draft pick. Catch Laroy every friday with the Dale & Holley Show 5:45- 6PM.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
This week we look back at the US Open.
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