Sammy Morris signed a one-year deal with the Patriots on Wednesday afternoon, according to his agent Mark Slough. Terms were not disclosed. The 34-year-old Morris has spent the last four years in New England, and rushed for 56 yards in limited action last season. For more Patriots information, check out weei.com/patriots.
Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez stopped by for a visit with The Big Show at Fenway Park Wednesday afternoon, as he prepared for the third game of the Sox' series with the Royals.
Gonzalez fell off his torrid power pace after the All-Star break, and there was some speculation that his participation in the All-Star Home Run Derby may have affected his swing. Gonzalez said that wasn't the case.
"No, not at all," he said. "I know my swing pretty well. If you go watch me in BP, I can still do everything I was doing before. My timing was thrown off a little bit, more by the break, more by the two days off. After that, just trying to get back into it.
"I've been swinging the bat well lately, hitting the ball hard, just not getting it up in the air as much as I would want to. But when you're getting hits, you can't try to change anything. You can't try to elevate the ball, because when you start trying to do things like...
The Patriots agreed on a deal with their sixth-round draft pick Markell Carter Wednesday afternoon — a four-year contract — according to a league source. Carter is the first Patriots pick to sign this year. A 6-foot-4, 248-pounder out of Central Arkansas, he totaled 62 tackles, 5.5 sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior, and finished his college career with 16.5 sacks. For more Patriots information, check out weei.com/patriots.
The Red Sox will play host to the Royals in the third game of a four-game series at Fenway Park Wednesday night. The teams have split the first two games of the series. The Royals won 3-1 in a marathon 14 inning game Monday night, while the Red Sox took last night's game 13-9.
After sitting out last night's ballgame, Kevin Youkilis is back in the lineup tonight and batting in his usual cleanup spot. Carl Crawford will sit out tonight's game and Yamaico Navarro will make his second straight start, this time in left field. He played third base last night. Darnell McDonald will get the start in right field and bat in the No. 9 spot, giving Josh Reddick a night off.
John Lackey will take to the mound for the Red Sox as he looks to earn his fourth win a row.
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Red Sox manager Terry Francona said on The Big Show Wednesday that it was a fine line between performance and potential with pitcher Andrew Miller who has made it out of the fifth inning just once in his last four starts.
"There's a lot to like about this kid and certainly we're walking a fine line between now, the future and what he can do [and] performance," Francona said. "The saving grace is we're 6-1 in his starts. I understand what's going on, we're in our bullpen a lot and things like that. There's a lot to like about this kid. I think [pitching coach] Curt Young thinks this guy is going to be in our rotation next year. It's something to think about."
Francona added that it was a tough call to make because the Sox like his upside. "I know at times he needs to be better and I think he realizes that," Francona said. "At the same time if you panic or lose confidence a little bit early you...
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.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
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
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox left fielder/utility man Brock Holt about his recovery from a concussion, coming back and making an impact right away against the Angels.
We check in with the manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell joins us live from Tampa for our weekly update on all things Sox.
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Sox stumbled in their 13-7 loss to the Rays. Mut recaps the game and takes your calls on all things Boston baseball.
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.
The guys end the show listening to Gary Tanguay channeling his 1980 DJ roots. Also, producer Ken Laird is forced to read 'Love on the Other Side of the Glass again'
Kirk rips Gary for being a bad father, although both could be headed for divorce
Minihane, Tanguay and Giradi get serious for about twenty minutes to discuss the Celtics chances of landing anybody in free agency.
Lou, Curt Schilling, and John Tomase talk about John Farrell, the Front Office, and the Sox Roster.
WEEI Bruins Reporter DJ Bean joins Lou, Curt Schilling, and John Tomase to talk about the Bruins signing David Backes to a 5 year deal, and Torey Krug to a 4 year deal, and NHL Free Agency as a whole.
Conservative Curt and Liberal John go toe-to-toe about guns and politics.
Dale and Holley's Final Drive on a freestyle Friday!
Today's 4at4 was chosen by you the listeners. We take a look at four guys who we thought would do well here but let us all down.
We discuss the moves (or lack thereof) of the Bruins so far, and how fans have been less than receptive to the few changes.
Kirk Minihane talks to Antoine Walker about his troubles with gambling, losing his $100m fortune, his relationship with Paul Pierce, and playing under Rick Pitino.
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.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable go over the state of the Red Sox minor league, with help from the voice of the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs Mike Antonellis.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin talks to Boston University defenseman Charlie McAvoy about getting drafted 14th overall by the Boston Bruins.
Ben, Russ and Alex start the show by discussing the breaking news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is headed to Manchester United. They also continue to cover the EURO's and Iceland's improbable run through the tourney. And of course, inevitably, they address Lionel Messi's announcement that he is retiring from Argentina.
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