According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, the Rockies asked for five players from the Red Sox -- Ryan Lavarnway, Felix Doubront, Kyle Weiland, Will Middlebrooks and Josh Reddick -- in exchange for Ubaldo Jimenez as the non-waiver trade deadline approached. The deal would also outfielder Seth Smith going to the Sox from Colorado. Rosenthal also pointed out that Rockies players Chris Ianneta, Rafael Betancourt, and Ryan Spilborghs were also possible fits in a deal between the teams.
Earlier in the week, a source told WEEI.com that the Red Sox made a substantial offer to the Rockies the Friday before the deadline, with Colorado making its counter-offer later in the day.
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Jacoby Ellsbury drove in a career-high six runs on Saturday, three of them on a home run against Yankees starter CC Sabathia, as the Red Sox moved back into a tie for first place in the American League East with a 10-4 thrashing of New York.
Ellsbury went 2-for-4 with a sac fly, a three-run homer (his 19th of the year and the first by a left-hander against Sabathia since Adrian Gonzalez connected for one in mid-May) and a two-run single in the eighth to push his RBI total for the year to 72. He is currently on pace to drive in 104 runs, and he's hitting .379 in his last 32 games dating to June 30.
He was not alone in pounding Yankees ace Sabathia. Carl Crawford went 4-for-4, including three hits against Sabathia, and now has collected hits in each of his last six plate appearances.
The Sox jumped on Sabathia (16-6) for seven runs in his six innings of work. It marked the third time this year that the Sox have scored six or more runs...
FOXBORO -- Newly-minted Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien said Saturday that star wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is progressing well in his effort to learn the Patriots offensive plays and system in time for the start of the season.
"He's been very professional, works really hard, in the meeting room and on the field," O'Brien said. "He's a competitive guy, takes a lot of pride in it. I'd say that about the whole group of receivers. I think there are 11 of them working right now -- smart guys, competitive guys. Ocho is fitting in. I think he's progressed on a daily basis. Just like everybody else, there are ups and downs in this time of training camp. He's just trying to be as consistent as he can be, like everyone else out there."
Ochocinco is expected to be suited up in his familar No. 85 and ready for action when the Patriots open the preseason on Thursday night at Gillette against the Jaguars.
Nothing like a rivalry game to make your debut at a new position.
In 305 major league games, Mike Aviles had never played in the outfield. But on Saturday night against the Yankees, the 30-year-old will start in right field for the first time and hit sixth. The move may be best explained by the former Royals' numbers against New York starting pitcher CC Sabathia. The right-handed-hitting Aviles is 5-for-10 against the lefty in his career with a double and an RBI.
Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia will get his second start in a row as he catches Sox starter John Lackey.
Here's the rest of the Red Sox lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Aviles RF
Carl Crawford LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Marco Scutaro SS
John Lackey SP
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After claiming just their second win in 10 tries against the Red Sox this season, the Yankees were more relieved than excited about winning Friday night's series opener at Fenway, 3-2, and taking over first place in the AL East by a game over their archrival.
"It definitely shows us that they are human, and they can be beat, and it's a tremendous mental lift for us," said Nick Swisher, who drove in the go-ahead and decisive run in a three-run sixth.
"Like I said I before, we don't care what we've done before this. It has no bearing. Percentages are probably on our side to win a game, right?" Derek Jeter quipped. "We can't worry about how we played against them early in this season. We feel as though we're playing well, we're pitching well. Yeah, it's a big win because we want to continue to play well but no one here has talked about what happened earlier in the year.
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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.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Danny recaps the Red Sox 7-2 win over the Orioles
Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
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.
John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the Red Sox win over Baltimore on Memorial Day Monday and the team's surge to a two game lead in the AL East
Gerry, John and Kirk are astounded at Howard Bryant's latest effort in ESPN the Magazine. Are patriotic displays at ballparks stifling athletes? What?
John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the killing of Harambe the gorilla to save a four-year old boy. Was there another option besides shooting? Should the boy's parents be held accountable?
ERod is back on the mound for the Sox tonight, and the guys break down what the expectations should be for the young pitcher's first major league start after his injury.
The guys talk about Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, and also give you their thoughts on the upcoming NBA Finals rematch between the Warriors and the Cavs.
ESPN's Howard Bryant is release a feature story about sports teams honoring the military and police at their games and he thinks those ceremonies do not belong in sports. Glenn, Lou and Christian go at Bryant and talk about why he's wrong.
We discuss Jackie Bradley's leave of absence to be with his wife for the birth of his first child, and that drums up the old caveman debate about whether men should miss work while their wives give birth.
We discuss the frustration of Clay Buchholz in moving to the pen, and whether or not this is the right move not only for him but for the Sox as a whole.
We discuss the ending of the Western Conference finals, and also look ahead to KD's plans and the NBA Finals match-up.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
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Gerry, John and Kirk are astounded at Howard Bryant's latest effort in ESPN the Magazine. Are patriotic displays at ballparks stifling athletes? What?More from this show