RSS
WEEI » This Just In
06/20/2012 - 9:33am
Iglesias (back) close to return to games

Red Sox shortstop prospect Jose Iglesias, out since May 25 with a stiff lower back, likely will return to game activity within the next few days, according to an industry source. The 22-year-old could start a minor league rehab assignment as soon as Friday with the Lowell Spinners, after they return from a brief two-game road trip.

Iglesias is hitting .269 with a .317 OBP, .317 slugging percentage and .634 OPS this year. However, he'd been on a tear in May at the time of his injury, hitting .341/.364/.427/.790 during the month. He has also demonstrated his characteristic flair for spectacular defense while returning to Triple-A Pawtucket for the second straight year.

For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.


06/20/2012 - 8:36am
Sox prospect Shaw named All-Star MVP

Red Sox minor league first baseman Travis Shaw was named team MVP for the Carolina League All-Stars after going 1-for-2 with a walk and a two-run homer in the Carolina League vs. California League All-Star Game. The game continued a tremendous slugging run by Shaw, who hit just one homer in his first 39 games this year but has since exploded for 10 homers in his last 25 Carolina League contests (not including the All-Star Game).

For the season, Shaw -- a 2011 ninth-round pick out of Kent State by the Red Sox -- is hitting .335 (third in the High-A Carolina League) with a .424 OBP (fourth), .591 slugging mark (first) and 1.016 OPS (first). His 11 homers are tied for third in the league.

For more Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.


06/20/2012 - 7:57am
Mashup: Rays reliever ejected for pine tar

Rays pitcher Joel Peralta was ejected from Tuesday night's 5-4 victory over the Nationals after umpires found "a significant amount of pine tar" on his glove when he entered the game in the eighth inning. Peralta, who pitched for the Nationals in 2010, appears to have been exposed by a former teammate, as Washington manager Davey Johnson requested the inspection after "a rumor that he liked a little pine tar."

Peralta tipped his cap to the Nationals dugout as he left the field.

"Good for them," he said later. "They still lose the game."

Rays manager Joe Maddon insisted that it's a "common practice" for pitchers to use pine tar, and he called Johnson's actions "cowardly." Maddon also requested a check of Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus' glove in the ninth inning (umpires found nothing).

"Insider trading, man. It's bush," Maddon said. "It's bogus. That's way too...

06/19/2012 - 10:34pm
Valentine: Pedroia 'more fearful than injured'

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said that second baseman Dustin Pedroia was removed from Tuesday night's game against the Marlins after suffering what he initially feared to be a recurrence of the torn adductor muscle in his right thumb that sidelined him for a week. Pedroia was jammed by a 95 mph fastball from right-hander Ryan Webb, and while leaving the field after fouling out to first base, he shook his hand on the way to the dugout.

Valentine -- who said that general manager Ben Cherington talked to the second baseman during the game -- suggested that the Sox had not yet made a conclusive determination about the injury to the three-time All-Star, who went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt.

"It’s early for a complete update, of course. He said -- this is third-hand -- that he was more fearful than he was injured," Valentine said. "The ball was an inside pitch that pushed the bat back in his hand the way he didn’t want it...

06/19/2012 - 10:04pm
Reeling them in: Sox win third straight

David Ortiz, Kelly Shoppach and Cody Ross all homered off Mark Buehrle in support of Clay Buchholz as the Red Sox beat the Marlins, 7-5, Tuesday night in the opener of a nine-game homestand at Fenway. The Sox won their third straight to move over .500 again at 34-33. The Red Sox overcame some shoddy fielding and an inconsistent night from Buchholz to improve to 15-19 this year at Fenway. 

Buchholz was staked to leads of 4-2 and 5-3 but could not hold them as Logan Morrison had a career night for the Marlins. He had hits in his first three at-bats, including a towering homer off Buchholz in the first inning that put the Marlins on top 2-0. Buchholz allowed nine hits and five runs in six innings, striking out three and walking one while improving to a team-best 8-2 on the season. Buchholz actually saw his ERA increase from 5.38 to 5.53 on the season.

Ortiz got the runs right back in the bottom half of the inning with his 17th homer of the season...

Audio On Demand

Phil Perry, CSNNE on the …

Phil Perry, CSNNE on the Patriots and NFL free agency

Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency

NFL SUNDAY...the final segment of the year -- 2-5-17

Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.

Gabe Morency, Sports Rage TV and FNTSY Sports Net, joins NFL SUNDAY to go over the various props for Super Bowl 51 -- 2-5-17

Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.

Kirk and Callahan- Will I…

Kirk and Callahan- Will Isaiah Thomas win a title in Boston? 3-7-17

Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.

Kirk and Callahan- Celtics lose after Thomas mishandles the ball 3-6-17

Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.

Danny Picard gives his thoughts on the Celtics, the incredible season Isaiah Thomas is having and potential trade opportunities for Boston -- 2-19-17

The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 19: Being…

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 19: Being Drew Pomeranz

Rob Bradford is joined by Drew Pomeranz, the Red Sox pitcher who so many are wondering if he will be able to live up the value placed on him by the Red Sox when trading away top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza last July. Pomeranz goes into detail regarding his injury last season, the stem cell treatment he underwent in the offseason, and how he thinks things stand heading into the 2017 campaign.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 18: Tom Caron

Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 17: The curious case of Carlos Quentin

Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.

The 1972 Bruins

Highlights

Saturday Skate - Bruins and the All-Star break

Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break

Saturday Skate - Firing Claude

Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian

K&C - Bradford’s play-b…

K&C - Bradford’s play-by-play of the tornado; Riley Dennis is sick of cis sexism 3-24-17

Hour 4. Rob Bradford had some great insight into the tornado at last night’s Red Sox game. The guys don’t understand what Riley Dennis is trying to argue for.

K&C - Lavar Ball isn’t a factor in drafting Lonzo; Ken Laird was on the Tampa pregame show 3-24-17

Hour 3. The guys don’t think Lavar Ball has any influence on Lonzo’s draft stock. Ken Laird gave a lively performance on the Lightning pregame show.

K&C - Mr. Skin joins the show to weigh in on his Whack-It bracket 3-24-17

The American treasure Mr. Skins joins the show to talk the Whack-It bracket and take calls.

OMF - LaVar Ball is a hea…

OMF - LaVar Ball is a head coach's nightmare, 3-24-17

HOUR 4 - Glenn, Lou and Christian go over a great story in USA Today's "For The Win" blog, which talks about how LaVar Ball was a nuisance towards the head coach Chino Hills high school team, where Lonzo, LaMelo, and LiAngelo play.

OMF - The Whiner Line, 3-24-17

The weekly edition of the Whiner Line

OMF - Does the Bruins losing streak prove that Claude was NOT the problem? 3-24-17

HOUR 3 - The guys get back into some Bruins talk and try to parse out some of the blame pie. Also, Glenn thinks Roger Goodell is lying, and that Colin Kaepernick is getting a raw deal.

Freestyle Friday Hour Fou…

Freestyle Friday Hour Four - Malcolm Butler, NFL Draft, more Bruins

Final hour brings in the Patriots to the topic table, and still some more Bruins anger.

Freestyle Friday Hour Three - Bruins Meltdown Deja Vu

Mostly angry fire from Bruins fans this hour, with a little NCAA mixed in as well.

Freestyle Friday Hour Two - Umass Embarrassed, NCAA tourney, Bruins

Three topics on the table in hour #2 of Freestyle Friday

Ep. 56: Howie Carr

Ep. 56: Howie Carr

Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.

Ep. 55: Kirk has a proposal for Callahan and the Producers

Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.

Ep. 54: Richard Deitsch

SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.

The Real K&C - Hardos, st…

The Real K&C - Hardos, strawmen & fart noises 3-24-17

Ken Laird and Chris Curtis have a Friday edition of the K&C recap show as 'Hardo Mut' was in with Kirk and Gerry.

Enough About Me - Ep. 56: Howie Carr

Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 19: Being Drew Pomeranz

Rob Bradford is joined by Drew Pomeranz, the Red Sox pitcher who so many are wondering if he will be able to live up the value placed on him by the Red Sox when trading away top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza last July. Pomeranz goes into detail regarding his injury last season, the stem cell treatment he underwent in the offseason, and how he thinks things stand heading into the 2017 campaign.

Enough About Me - Ep. 56:…

Enough About Me - Ep. 56: Howie Carr

Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.

More from this show

Ep. 56: Howie Carr

Ep. 56: Howie Carr

Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.

More from this show

K&C - Mut takes his shirt…

K&C - Mut takes his shirt off, K&C can’t go to DC; Dino offered his house at a great discount 3-24-17

Hour 1. Gerry tells Kirk that the trip to the White House may not happen for them. Mut takes his shirt off to prove how well the gym has worked. The guys read an old email from Dino.

More from this show

K&C - 24 hours with Adam …

K&C - 24 hours with Adam Schefter; Headlines with Kirk; Mut’s workout notebook 3-24-17

Hour 2. Headlines with Kirk. Kirk and Gerry give Mut a hard time for his workout notebook.

More from this show

K&C - Bradford’s play-b…

K&C - Bradford’s play-by-play of the tornado; Riley Dennis is sick of cis sexism 3-24-17

Hour 4. Rob Bradford had some great insight into the tornado at last night’s Red Sox game. The guys don’t understand what Riley Dennis is trying to argue for.

More from this show