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.
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
Joe, Tim, and Lou talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his walk-off RBI single propelled the Red Sox past the White Sox 8-7.
Mut recaps the Red Sox 8-6 loss to the White Sox.
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 open the show Monday discussing the Red Sox slide, as well as WEEI.com beat writer Rob Bradford electing to go to a Texas waterpark by himself.
A conversation about OJ Simpson still being in the Hall of Fame and Peter King's desire to keep character concerns out of HOF voting spurns a discussion about Darren Sharper and others who Minihane wants banned for life from the Hall.
It's quite the Sporty R. McKenzie 8am hour as the guys muscle through Red Sox trade possibilities.
OMF looks at the possibilities for Free Agency, specifically reports out of Canada about the possibility of Steven Stamkos and the Bruins.
We should be closing in on a Deflategate ruling soon, James Harrison will talk PED's on his terms, and $10,000 bongs?
Glenn has an Exclusive BBQ, and Lou whines about Friday's whines
Dale Holley and Thornton talk NBA draft.
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Laroy Streat comes back at it again! Talking the Celtics Draft and his take on the Celtics 3rd Draft pick. Catch Laroy every friday with the Dale & Holley Show 5:45- 6PM.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
This week we look back at the US Open.
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