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03/03/2010 - 9:30am
Ortiz: 'Nothing to lose anymore'

David Ortiz visited with Dennis & Callahan at spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., and in an interview that aired Wednesday morning talked about last season's disappointment and this season's optimism. Addressing his midseason turnaround last season, Ortiz said: "I had nothing to lose anymore. It could get no worse than what it was the first few months, and I just walked onto the field one day, trying not to worry about what happened before, and it clicked."

 

Ortiz discussed his future in Boston. "The Red Sox know what I am, even knowing what happened last year, I'm a guy that, I put a lot of enthusiasm into what I do," he said. "And it's up to them. I'm trying to say that I would like to end my career here, I would like to play three, four more years, and I would like to finish that with the Red Sox. It's up to them. I can't control that."

 

Asked about general manager Theo Epstein's...

03/03/2010 - 4:17am
Report: Gonzalez seeks Teixeira cash

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, negotiations between the Padres and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez came to a halt almost as soon as they started when the player's agent, John Boggs, gave the team a sense of what his client was seeking.

 

"Boggs said his preliminary discussion with Padres general manager Jed Hoyer was so superficial that 'you couldn’t characterize it as a negotiation,' " according to the article. "Boggs said Hoyer inquired as to Gonzalez’s expectations; that Boggs cited the eight-year, $180 million deal of New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, and that that comment effectively ended Hoyer’s exploration."

 

The two-time All-Star is under contract to the Padres this year for $4.75 million, and San Diego has a $5.5 million option on his services for the...

03/02/2010 - 11:19pm
Robinson sparks Celtics past Pistons

The Celtics picked up a much-needed win in Detroit Tuesday night, when they rallied for a 105-100 victory. The Celtics trailed by three points going into the fourth quarter, but the bench sparked a 17-6 run. Nate Robinson scored nine of his 14 points in that stretch. For more, go to Green Street.


03/02/2010 - 10:25pm
No home breakthrough: B's lose

The Olympic break, a stunning gold medal game at the Olympics and a 1-0 lead after two periods did nothing to change the Bruins' luck at home, as they dropped their 10th straight on TD Garden ice, a 4-1 decision at the hands of archrival Montreal Tuesday night. The 10-game streak is one shy of the club mark set in the 1924-25 season. Marco Sturm fell down and one-handed a loose puck past Carey Price on the power play for a 1-0 Bruins lead in the first. With the B's leading by a goal entering the final period, former Bruin Glen Metropolit tied the game 2:40 into the third and Maxim Lapierre scored the go-ahead tally with 12-1/2 minutes remaining. For complete coverage, visit the Big Bad Blog


03/02/2010 - 6:25pm
B's acquire defenseman Cody Wild

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Tuesday evening that the Bruins have acquired defenseman Cody Wild from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Matt Marquardt. The 22-year-old Wild has split this season between the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League and the Stockton Thunder of the East Coast Hockey League. The North Providence, R.I. native was drafted in the fifth round (140th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. 

 

Marquardt has split time this season between the Reading Royals and Providence Bruins. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2006 draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets (194th overall) and was traded to the Bruins on May 27, 2008.

 

For more Bruins news, visit the Big Bad Blog.


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