Jason Varitek, the only current Red Sox player with a homer against Wade Davis under his belt, will be on the bench when the Red Sox begin their three-game set with the Rays Monday night in Tampa Bay. The Red Sox enter the series 8.5 games behind the Rays, who lead the majors with a 32-12 record.
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Victor Martinez, C
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Adrian Beltre, 3B
8. Jeremy Hermida, LF
9. Marco Scutaro, SS
-- Clay Buchholz, SP
For the batter/pitcher matchups for tonight's game, check the Full Count Blog.
Windsor left winger Taylor Hall, widely assumed to be selected in the top two picks in this summer's NHL draft, helped power the Spitfires to a 9-1 victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings in the MasterCard Memorial Cup finals Sunday night. Hall, ranked behind Plymouth center Tyler Seguin by NHL Central Scouting, had six points (4 goals) in the tournament and was named Memorial Cup MVP for the second straight season following the victory. Though Hall has naturally been linked to the Bruins, who hold the draft's second choice thanks to the Phil Kessel trade, his stock could be on the rise given that he and the Spitfires swept Seguin's Whalers in the second round of the playoffs earlier this month. Hall and Seguin each totaled 106 points during the regular season. For more on the Bruins, check the Big Bad Blog.
The Patriots announced Monday afternoon ago they claimed and were awarded quarterback Mike Teel off waivers from Seattle. The move, which was hinted at over the weekend by many people (including Teel on his Twitter feed), gives the Patriots four quarterbacks on the roster — Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, Zac Robinson and Teel. (The team announced earlier Monday morning that Teel had made it in for the start of organized team activities, and will wear No. 6.) Teel, 6-3, 225 pounds, was drafted by Seattle in the sixth round (178th overall) of the 2009 draft out of Rutgers. He was inactive as the third quarterback for all 16 games as a rookie with the Seahawks. He was waived by Seattle on May 19, 2010. Teel was a three-year starter for Rutgers. As a senior in 2008, he started all 13 games, setting career highs with 3,418 passing yards and 25 touchdowns. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, ...
The Supreme Court rejected the National Football League's request for broad antitrust law protection Monday, saying that it must be considered 32 separate teams — not one big business — when selling branded items like jerseys and caps.
"Although NFL teams have common interests such as promoting the NFL brand, they are still separate, profit-maximizing entities, and their interests in licensing team trademarks are not necessarily aligned," said the retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, writing for an unanimous court.
The high court reversed a lower court ruling throwing out an antitrust suit brought against the league by one of its former hat makers, who was upset that it lost its contract for making official NFL hats to Reebok International Ltd.
Major League Baseball is the only professional sports league with broad antitrust protection. The NBA, the NHL, the NCAA, NASCAR,...
The Mets took 2-of-3 from the Yankees over the weekend, and Jason Bay was the key, going 4-for-4 on Saturday and hitting two home runs Sunday. With the former Red Sox slugger finally showing why he was signed to a $66 million contract, New York columnists wonder if he'll be able to get the Mets out of the NL East cellar and into contention. Meanwhile, in Seattle, Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley opened up about his emotional problems. Read about those stories, plus check out videos of a trick basketball shot from an airplane and former local standout Phil Pressey dunking over a player a foot taller than him. It's all at Monday's Morning Mashup.
OXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the Week 16 battle between the 11-3 Patriots and 3-11 New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.
We get a complete breakdown of the win from Bill Belichick as the Patriots secure yet another AFC East title. Bill talks about the historical significance, the key moments of the game, and even Tom Brady's nutritional regiment.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
Manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell, speaks with Craig and Larry during the "Christmas at Fenway" festivities. John spoke about the pitching rotation as it stands right now, and inability to sign John Lester. He also talked about some of the younger pitching prospects, as well as the Free Agents that have signed with the team in the last month, like Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.
Craig and Larry press Larry Lucchino about the inability to sign Jon Lester, the projected starting rotation, and the signings of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Boston Red Sox, Sam Kennedy, joined Craig and Larry to talk about Christmas at Fenway, and some of the Red Sox off-season acquisitions.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Pierre McGuire joins the show to talk about the struggling Bruins.
The guys opened the show by discussing the latest absurd complaints by viewers to the FCC regarding Brady's F bombs.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys spoke with Damien Woody about Pats Jets.
As we do every Wednesday, we re-visit some predictions that Chris made in anticipation of last week's game against Miami, and make some new ones about Sunday's match up with the New York Jets.
Christian gets a call from a fellow Bacon Doughnut lover. Rob Gronkowski was on "Top Chef," and Padma Lakshmi goes full-cougar. Britt McHenry of ESPN gets into a twitter-fight with some hockey trolls.
The Bruins lost again last night, as they have in 6 of their last 7 games. The team needs to make a move but don't have very much cap space. NESN color commentator, Andy Brickley, spoke about a team that's struggling to get back to elite status.
Dale and Michael discuss the Bruins shoot-out loss in Nashville as a representative example of larger issues in 2014 for the Boston club.
We discuss the impact Darrelle Revis has had on the Patriots defense and whether or not he deserves to be a candidate for team and/or league MVP in 2014.
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk react to today's Tom Brady interview by discussing what they would tell their younger selves. They look closer at Brady's diet and fitness regime and whether they could be as disciplined as the superstar quarterback.
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We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.More from this show
MIke Florio, of ProFootballTalk.com, joins the show to talk about some of the "roughing the passer" and "defenseless receiver" penalties that caused a lot of conversation in NFL circles. While many are calling for those penalties to be review able, Florio notes that the calls likely would NOT have been overturned due to the ways the rules are written.More from this show