TORONTO -- Tim Wakefield, who will become the oldest player in Red Sox history to participate in a game with the next pitch he throws, talked Tuesday night about the chance he might play for another organization.
"It depends on the situation. I wouldn't rule it out," he said prior to the Sox' game against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. "I want to retire a Red Sox, but I'm not going to rule that out."
Wakefield explained that the motivation of playing for another club wouldn't be driven by the desire to win 200 games (he is at 193).
"No, I wouldn't play for personal reasons," he said. "The situation's got to be right. I wouldn't like to go to Seattle and move my family out West or something crazy like that. It would have to be the right situation."
Asked if playing in his home state of Florida with the Marlins might be an option, Wakefield said: "You never know. There or Tampa, in the dome...
NESN announced that it has reached a multiyear extension with Jack Edwards. Edwards has been the play-by-play man for the network's coverage of the Bruins since 2005.
“For the past six years, Jack has been an energetic and important part of NESN’s Bruins hockey coverage,” Sean McGrail, NESN President and CEO, said in the press release announcing the agreement. “We are very happy to extend his contract, and look forward to his passionate presence in the broadcast booth for years to come.”
Edwards added in the statement: “Who has more fun than us? To work with Brick [Andy Brickley], Naoko [Funayama], and our NESN production crew is to live the dream. We feed off the energy and passion of Bruins fans across New England and hockey fans all over the world. We love our work and we love working together. To be part of that, to share the space with people who pour so much of their time and effort into covering...
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The Red Sox will shuffle their rotation for the upcoming weekend series in New York, sending Clay Buchholz, Josh Beckett and Jon Lester to the mound (in that order) for the three-game set. That means that Daisuke Matsuzaka -- who had been slotted between Buchholz and Beckett in the past turn of the rotation -- will be bumped back to next Monday against the Orioles, when he will be pitching on seven days of rest. The move has the effect of separating Beckett and Matsuzaka in the rotation so that, assuming that Jason Varitek continues to catch both, he will not have to catch on back-to-back days.
The Yankees will feature Bartolo Colon, CC Sabathia and Freddy Garcia in the series, which will take place at Yankee Stadium.
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TORONTO -- Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has served as the leadoff hitter for each of the last 17 games, and has gotten at least one hit in each of them. The 27-year-old will look to extend his hitting streak to 19 games on Tuesday night against the Blue Jays and starter Kyle Drabek (2-2, 4.50). He has already achieved rare company in Red Sox history with his current run -- for more on that, visit the Full Count blog.
The Red Sox are settling into a fairly consistent lineup structure, with the only notable development being the continued pairing of Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Sox starter Jon Lester (4-1, 2.33). Carl Crawford, one night after his walkoff double, remains in the eighth spot in the lineup.
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Picard and Price give their predictions for SB50 later today.
Danny and Price react to the HOF class that was announced last night. They get into the names and legacies, especially a questionable one in Tony Dungy.
Danny and Price chat about Cam Newton and the Panthers' offense this season leading into the Super Bowl. Both think he was deserving of the MVP award, but they differ a little on Cam's 2015-16 season compared to the history of other QB's in the league.
Danny Leroux of Real GM and Sporting News joins WEEI’s Sam Packard and CLNS Radio’s Jared Weiss to dive into the Celtics trade potential and the reemergence of the three guard lineup. They answered your Twitter questions and Danny proposed his idea for drastic reforms to the NBA Playoffs system. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!
Sam Packard and Jared Weiss soak in the craziness in Cleveland after the Cavs fired David Blatt and Tyronn Lue is calling out LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. They also discuss Blake Griffin punching out his homies, Kelly Manbun Olynyk becoming a vital part of the Celtics' recent success, and more potential Celtics trades. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!
With Rob Bradford back from a pre-Spring Training trip to Ft. Myers, the guys discuss Rob's chat with Clay Buchholz and his calling 2016 a "make or break year"
Ken Laird & Ryan Hannable debate who should be on WEEI's Top Ten Red Sox prospects' list, with only Yoan Moncada grabbing consensus as the number one talent in the pipeline
Mut and Tomase are holding things down in the studio tonight, Bradford is on assignment in Fort Myers. They talk about Rick Porcello, who is already down in Fort Myers and the strength of the pitching staff.
DJ, Pete and Ken continue their discussion about the direction of the Bruins and how some of their moves are ambiguous and tough to figure out their thinking. Are they going for it all or rebuilding. Again, DJ appropriately calls it a "soft rebuild." They talk about acquiring Beleskey as well as Brett Connolly's recent play. Also, the boys talked with Arpon Basu about the spiraling Montreal Canadiens.
Arpon Basu calls the boys to talk some Canadiens hockey and why they have been on the downward spiral for quite some time now. He talks about the malaise around the team in the locker room and the fan-base, his thoughts on the NHL Playoffs and the state of the Bruins vs where Montreal finds themselves. Arpon goes as far as to say that today may be a "make it or break it" game for them against Carolina.
Ryan Spooner sat down with DJ to discuss his over-achieving and the direction of the Bruins as the trade deadline approaches.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed the Super Bowl commercials.
Cam Newton did not handle the loss well.
The story of Peyton Manning getting HGH shipped to his house took another turn when the Washington Post revealed on Thursday that Peyton Manning and his people hired private investigators to go to the home of Charlie Sly's parents.
Tom Brady's father, Tom Sr, spoke with CSNNE's Tom E. Curran regarding some of the comments made by Roger Goodell over the past few weeks.
Christian is resisting the return the of the Whiner Line and is suggesting some new segments. The inaugural "Christian's Comedy Minute" did not perform as well as he hoped, but we got some good phone calls out of it.
We check in one last time this season with the great 88, hall of famer Michael Irvin from the NFL Network.
We talk with the man causing all the trouble in San Fran, Tom E Curran from Comcast, the man who tried to put Goodell's feet to the fire during his state of the NFL press conference.
We discuss the Roger Goodell state of the NFL presser, and play the bits of pertinent and non-pertinent audio and break it down.
Roger Goodell made sure to defend the shield and his intense pursuit of Tom Brady and the Patriots regarding deflate gate, and here we are over a year later and he is still speaking out of both sides of his mouth on the matter.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and our textress Cassie are on the air as Ian Rappoport reports the Patriots parted ways with their offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson weigh in on the Super Bowl, breaking down the game in a spirited debate on how it will fall. Newton, Manning, Stewart, Olsen, Norman, Kuechly Kubiak and the Denver Defense fuel the conversation. A quick look back to the Patriots vs. Broncos AFC Title game sews the seeds for what we will see on Sunday and in the off-season ahead. The League, Concussions, The Super Bowl and the Fantasy Football Off-season positional groups and scouting are covered in a comprehensive edition of “The Fantasy Guys Podcast.”
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss Thursday's 3-2 comeback, shootout win in Buffalo as the Bruins take hold of 3rd place in the Atlantic Division
After another solid week of college hoops, Anthony and Austin are hoping on the Virginia band wagon, and take a deeper look into Texas A&M's win over Iowa State and debate whether UNC's lack of shooting will prevent them from being a title contender.