Red Sox manager Terry Francona made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday and talked about the play of Adrian Beltre, who is ranked among the American League top 10 in batting average, slugging and OPS.
"He's had some pretty big years now," said Francona. "He's had some injuries, he's had some amazing years. We're seeing him at his best, and he's held it for a long time. He's hitting everything -- he hit a ball down the left-field line last night [Tuesday] that had to be a foot outside [the strike zone]. With two strikes he shortens up a little bit, he squares up the ball to all fields, it's obvious he feels great about himself. He's played every day, I think his biggest fear is that we are going to walk up to him and tell him he has the day off. We just stay away from him."
Francona was asked about Victor Martinez and if there was a chance that he could have avoided a DL...
Roger Clemens is expected to pitch to his son, Koby, on Wednesday in the Home Run Derby before the Texas League All-Star Game in Midland.
Clemens last pitched in the major leagues for the Yankees in 2007. The seven-time Cy Young award winner has been the center of a steroid controversy and is currently being investigated by a federal grand jury for perjury pertaining to his testimony during a February 2008 congressional hearing.
Koby Clemens, a first baseman for the Houston Astros' Double-A club in Corpus Christi, is second in the Texas League with 16 HR and 53 RBI.
NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning. Remy talked about the injury to Dustin Pedroia, who is expected to be out up to six weeks with a broken left foot.
"He's the guy that's out there grinding away every day, and on top of that he's a great player," Remy said. "You can't go six weeks without him without missing him. They are going to miss him."
Pedroia is just one of several key members of the Red Sox to miss time with injuries. Remy was asked about the number of players that have been forced to the sideline.
"It's been a disaster," said Remy. "One after another since the beginning of the season. It's been amazing to me, watching this team, how they have been able to fill in the gaps and get the job done and be a game behind the Yankees as we head into July. Guys have really stepped it up and...
David Ortiz, whose three-run homer in the fifth inning helped propel the Red Sox to an 8-5 win over Tampa Bay Tuesday night at Fenway Park, issued a warning regarding the absence of Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, and Victor Martinez."I'm not saying we're going to be OK because you're talking about two players [Pedroia, Martinez] who are everyday players and two guys who are going to be hard to replace ... Hopefully we're fine without them, but you know replacing Pedey is going to be a bitch. I'm not going to lie to you about that. Replacing Victor, that's not an easy thing to do. No question about it. Are we going to be fine? I don't know. Hopefully. Hopefully. You're talking about two of our best hitters. You've got the top of the lineup … out!"
Following the game, Ortiz reminded reporters that he will remain optimistic as the Red Sox' key players come back from their respective injuries. "Should I be negative?...
Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli was a guest on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning and touched on several topics, including the upcoming free agent season, which begins at noon on Thursday. Chiarelli was asked if the Bruins were looking to add another big-name player via free agency.
"I don't know if you'll see us go after any premier, well in fact I do, we won't go after any premier guys," said Chiarelli. "We feel that we've added two premier players in Nathan Horton and Tyler Seguin in the last week or so. What you might see from us is another trade or two. These trades are around free agency period and happen because teams are deciding how to spend their money. I've had a couple of conversations with teams. You might see a couple of trades on our part."
Tyler Seguin, the second overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft, comes to Boston with huge expectations. Chiarelli did...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ryan Hannable previews Super Bowl XLIX between the Patriots and Seahawks.
The voice of the Super Bowl Kevin Harlan joins the show to preview the Super Bowl and talk about some the Patriots games he has called.
Tom E Curran joins the show on Radio Row to preview the Super Bowl and talk about the fraud Roger Goodell.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Wrapping up the show's week on radio row.
Show favorite Mad Dog Russo joins the guys to look at Sunday's game and the response he has seen to deflategate.
Kravitz calls in to put a wrap on the deflategate this week's coverage. He details some of the twitter attacks he has received from Patriots fans.
Christian ran around Radio Row getting predictions form anyone he could find, which included being Green-Flied by Warren Sapp
Local Wiseguy Louie Merloni gives us the lines for Super Bowl XLIX
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins Lou, Christian and Tim to talk about all the news surrounding Super Bowl XLIX
We help you gamblers out there by breaking down some Super Bowl Prop Bets.
Kevin Harlan talks about some of his famous calls from Patriots games and previews the Super Bowl live from Radio Row.
Tom E Curran joins the show on Radio Row to preview the Super Bowl and give his prediction for the big game.
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Mikey and Mut are gearing up for the Super Bowl on the final show before the Patriots take on the Seahawks.
DeOssie joins Mut from Arizona to talk about how big the hype has been for this year's Super Bowl in comparison to other Super Bowl games in the past and how Seattle's defense matches up against New England's offense.
Jim and Pete talk about the final football game of the 2014 season. It's the Patriots and the Seahawks, and there's still fantasy football to be played!
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
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