CHICAGO -- Cubs starter Matt Garza, amidst rumors that he could be dealt by Chicago prior to this year's trade deadline, said that he did not care about the possibility of being dealt. Now 2-5 with a 4.04 ERA, 8.3 strikeouts and 2.6 walks per nine innings, the right-hander said he's perfectly content whether the Cubs keep him or deal him to a contender.
"I just want to keep playing. It doesn’t matter where. I’ll pitch on the freaking moon," he said. "I love the city. My kids love the city. It would be a great place for them to grow up. But like I said, it’s out of my control."
Garza -- who has been dealt twice before, once by the Twins to the Rays in exchange for Delmon Young, then by the Rays to the Cubs prior to the 2010 season -- said that while he is curious about what his future holds, he actually takes the rumors as a compliment.
"It's just natural. It's human nature. Everyone wonders. But...
FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick acknowledged Thursday, on the final day of minicamp, that he has been in touch with Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt about joint practices during training camp. Vitt is in charge of the Saints after head coach Sean Payton was suspended for the 2012 season after being held responsible for the "Bountygate" scandal that rocked New Orleans and the NFL.
The Patriots open their preseason against the Saints on Aug. 9 at Gillette Stadium. Belichick said the two teams have just had discussions as of this point but no commitments.
"Actually, Joe and I have talked about it. We'll probably follow it back up and see how that works out. I don't know. We're just trying to get through [minicamp]. Then, follow it back up on the training camp logistics and our teaching schedule and that type of thing. We'll deal with that in the next few days or week or so, if it happens."
Belichick has a...
According to a report in the Boston Globe, RBS Citizens has sued Curt Schilling in an attempt to recover the $2.4 million it made in loans to 38 Studios, Schilling's video game company which filed for bankruptcy last week.
The Providence-based RBS Citizens -- better known as Citizens Bank -- claims Schilling personally guaranteed to pay the $2.4 million debt last October but has since refused to do so.
38 Studios established a $2.06 million line of credit with RBS Citizens in October 2010 and had a business credit card account with a balance of $375,596 as of June 7, according to the Globe report. In addition to bringing legal action against Schilling, RBS Citizens also sued Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, where Schilling reportedly holds financial accounts.
CHICAGO -- Cubs manager Dale Sveum, who was a second-round candidate for the Red Sox' managerial vacancy this offseason, discussed the efforts to build a winning culture at a time when his team has the worst record in baseball. The 48-year-old, who is currently in his first full-time role as a big league manager, discussed why he has held players -- even stars like shortstop Starlin Castro -- publicly accountable (in no uncertain terms) when they have had on-field lapses.
“You’re building something to where [lapses are] not acceptable. You’re accountable for everything you do. Even talking to the media after you do a blunder, that’s part of your job, to be accountable after a game when things don’t go well,” said Sveum. “You’re just trying to build that whole thing where preparation is everything, playing the game the right way is everything. If you don’t want to do that, then we’ll get somebody...
FOXBORO -- Before giving the Patriots the day off from the final scheduled minicamp practice, Bill Belichick admitted Thursday that receiving the AFC championship rings on Wednesday was not the ideal feeling.
"Bittersweet," he said, before adding, "whatever it was last year, it was. So, it's time to move on."
Belichick brought the players together on the upper practice field outside Gillette on Thursday afternoon, before addressing them and informing them they were free to go.
Deion Branch said the bonus break was “a shocker,” adding he could recall similar situations “way back in the old days.”
“It’s good,” Branch said. “It’s been great. We’ve had a great offseason. We did a lot of good things. There’s a lot of things we have to work on when we come back for training camp. We’re looking forward to it.”
The players and coaches are...
Fauria calls the boys to give his take on the game today and why he sees a Patriots victory on the horizon - although he says he's getting more and more nervous as kickoff approaches. He gets into the match-ups, "fire alarm-gate", how the Steelers D will approach the Pats - zone or man, and more.
The boys chat about the importance of the versatility of Dont'a Hightower and his impact on the Pats D throughout his career but especially this season.
Pete, Price and Jerry continue breaking down the AFC Championship and give their thoughts and analysis on Pats/Steelers.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
"D-Wood" Joins the show to talk Brady vs. Rodgers and predicts a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.
Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.
Hour 3. Ben Volin shares a stat about Trump that will blow your mind. Mut wouldn't answer any questions about Trump's alleged sexual assaults.
Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian enjoy the festivities ahead of the Inauguration, and give their predictions for Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian love how Bill Belichick reacts to the plethora of stupid questions he receives from the Media during his Press Conferences.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe spend the day discussing the AFC Championship.
We close out the work week with the best sound clips of the day.
We check in with hall of famer Michael Irvin to find out what happened to his Dallas Cowboys and look at the remaining playoff match-ups.
Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Thursday K&C show featuring Jon Meterparel back in the saddle.
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Trenni and Tomase are live at Foxwoods Resort and Casino for the Red Sox Winter Weekend. Hall of Famer and former Red Sox Pitcher, Pedro Martinez, joins the show. Pedro talks on expectations for the team, David Price, Chris Sales, and his belief that David Ortiz will return to baseball.More from this show