According to a baseball source, the Red Sox agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed $1.2 million deal for 2012 with Alfredo Aceves, thereby avoiding salary arbitration with the pitcher. The deal includes up to $100,000 in potential bonuses, either should Aceves end up in the Red Sox rotation (with $25,000 bonuses should he reach five, 10, 15 or 25 starts) or back in the bullpen (with $25,000 bonuses awarded for 55, 60, 65 and 70 appearances), with a maximum of $100,000 in potential bonuses.
Aceves, signed last February for $650,000 after being released by the Yankees following the 2010 season, emerged as an unexpected force for the Red Sox last season. The 29-year-old went 10-2 with a 2.61 ERA, 80 strikeouts and 42 walks in 55 appearances that spanned 114 innings. All but four of his appearances were as a reliever. In his career, Aceves now owns a 24-3 record that gives him the highest winning percentage (.889) of any pitcher with at least 25 decisions in...
In a history-making year for quarterbacks, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named NFL MVP, winning 48 of 50 votes in balloting conducted by The Associated Press. The other two votes went to Saints quarterback Drew Brees, while Patriots QB Tom Brady's own historic season did not garner a single vote.
Rodgers led the Packers to an NFL-best 15-1 regular season record, producing a remarkable 122.5 quarterback rating while throwing 45 touchdowns and six interceptions en route to 4,643 yards passing. The reigning Super Bowl champions, however, fell in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs to the Giants.
Brees, meanwhile, set NFL records by throwing for 5,476 yards (smashing Dan Marino's 27-year-old record), completing 71.6 percent of his passes and 468 total passes. Though he led the Saints to a playoff win against the Falcons in the wild card round, New Orleans fell to the 49ers in the divisional round.
But for Brees, Brady would...
David Ortiz told ESPNDeportes.com that he would like to avoid salary arbitration and secure a multi-year deal with the Red Sox, but that he is deferring to the team and his agents to resolve the matter. Asked if he saw hope for a multi-year deal, Ortiz told the website, "Not yet."
"I’m just working hard and working out to get ready for the spring. I really would like to get this over with so that we don’t have to go in front of the judge and I can stop having to talk about this," Ortiz said.
Ortiz and the Red Sox have a scheduled salary arbitration hearing on an undisclosed date this month. After a 2011 season in which Ortiz earned $12.5 million (on a team option) and hit .309 with a .398 OBP, .554 slugging mark, .953 OPS, 29 homers and 96 RBI, the DH exited the free agent...
Laurent Rivard scored 20 points Saturday night and Harvard defeated Columbia, 57-52, before a sellout crowd at Lavietes Pavilion.
With the win, Harvard (20-2) is off to its best-ever start in conference play at 6-0. The Crimson, alone in first place after Penn lost at Yale on Friday, also extended their school-record streak of consecutive home wins to 25 (fourth-best nationally).
Keith Wright had 15 points and six rebounds for Harvard, which led by three at the half (30-27) and could not shake the Lions in Period 2. Every time the Crimson started to pull away, Columbia answered to keep within striking range. The Crimson also made things more difficult with poor foul shooting (21-for-32).
When Columbia's Brian Barbour (15 points) hit a tough shot in the paint with 26 seconds left, the Lions were within three points at 53-50. Rivard hit two free throws eight seconds later to restore the two-possession lead. Oliver McNally then hit two free...
The Patriots announced Saturday that rookie defensive end Alex Silvestro has been signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. In addition, they have released wide receiver Tiquan Underwood.
Silvestro, 23, was originally signed by New England as a rookie free agent out of Rutgers on July 27, 2011 and released on Sept. 3, 2011. He joined the New England practice squad on Sept. 28 and then was signed to the 53-man roster on Dec. 23 and saw action in his first NFL game in the victory over Miami on Dec. 24, registering two assisted tackles. Silvestro, 6-3, 267 pounds, was released on Dec. 29 and signed back to the practice squad on Dec. 31.
Underwood, 24, played in five games for New England in 2011 and caught three passes for 30 yards. Underwood, 6-foot-1, 183 pounds, originally entered the NFL as a seventh round draft choice (253rd overall) by Jacksonville in the 2009 NFL Draft out of Rutgers. After beginning his rookie season on...
Butch Stearns joins Glenn and Fred to react to the Patriots victory over the Rams. They discuss Tom Brady's record setting 201st quarterback victory and debate if he is truly the greatest player of all time.
Glenn and Fred open the show reacting to the Patriots beat down of the Los Angeles Rams. They discuss the defense and debate whether todays game is a sign of things to come.
Pete and Price get to more analysis and breakdowns as they discuss how both of these teams will approach one another. They talk about things to keep an eye on and interesting stats before getting Price's prediction.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
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Ken Laird and WEEI.com's Ryan Hannable take a look at the Red Sox' acquisitions of Chris Sale and Tyler Thornburg from the minor league side of the equation, and what's left of Dave Dombrowski's farm system.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Gerry, Kirk and Meter close out the final hour of the show discussing how Chris Sale will fit in Boston and Larry Bird's 60th birthday.
Gerry, Kirk and Meter started the 8 am hour discussing the latest velfie by Gary Tanguay.
Ken broke some news in the 7 am hour by telling New England that he would not trade Andrew Benintendi for Clayton Kershaw.
Tom E. Curran joins Glenn, Lou and Christian to preview the Patriots game against the Ravens and to laugh at how bad the Jets have been,
Glenn, Lou and Christian look ahead at the Patriots Monday Night Football game next week and talk about the big test they will face with the Ravens defense.
Dave Dombrowski has now shipped off a bunch of the Red Sox top prospects. The guys address the big trade and look back at why the bigger risk would've been to ride with the prospects.
Dale and Michael welcome in the newest member of the show Rich Keefe, and spend the day discussing the big news... Chris Sale has been traded to your Boston Red Sox.
Rich Keefe is the newest member of our show, and one of the reasons he's here is because of Keefer Madness. The debut edition of it is here.
Dale and Holley with Keefe go live to the Sox presser announcing the trade.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Episode 2 of the official podcast of Kirk & Callahan, as Kirk and Gerry acknowledge their first real on-air fight on that morning's show. The guys also discuss newbie Rich Keefe, Gary Tanguay, and Larry Bird's 60th birthday
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