FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Alfredo Aceves called the potential opportunity to become a starter as "a dream," and reiterated how good he feels after his latest spring training start. Aceves' comments came after the pitcher threw six innings against the Blue Jays at JetBlue Park Thursday, allowing tow runs on three hits while totaling 87 pitches.
The Red Sox lost the matchup with the Blue Jays, 3-2.
"It's like a dream, to start," Aceves said. "Being the first pitcher in (a) major league baseball (game). That's a dream. Obviously it's a dream. Of course it's something every single pitcher tries to be, be the first pithier in the major leagues. The best. I'm not coming to play without reason."
Aceves, who said he was happier with his fastball command than in his last appearance (3IP, 9 runs), insisted that while his preference continues to be entering the season as a starter, he won't be disappointed if his role is...
Celtics' center Kevin Garnett joined Mut & Merloni on Thursday and addressed his move to the position, as well as what his future holds for him as an unrestricted free agent. Garnett acknowledged that he doesn't like playing the five and likened coach Doc Rivers' system to Cuba, joking, "You don't really have a lot of say."
Still, Garnett added that he would, "Run through a brick wall for Doc." Asked whether playing for Rivers would factor into his free agent decision-making, Garnett said:
"I love Doc. If I was to come back next year it would be probably for Doc. I don't want to limit my options or nothing like that. I don't know what I'm going to do next year. I know our team is changing. I know a lot of the guys when I came here are not even here anymore. That sense of family has been depleted a bit. I will make my decision, and figure out what I'm going to do.
"I never wanted to be pieced around, or...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer told MLB.com Thursday that Chicago wasn't aware of the elbow problem which has forced Chris Carpenter to have bone spurs removed. Carpenter came over from the Cubs in February as part of the compensation package for Theo Epstein.
"It's certainly something we had no knowledge of," Hoyer said. "I don't think he had any elbow issues for the last two years. Its' unexpected and unfortunate.
"It's obviously something you never want to happen. With any trade, you want both sides to feel good. It's not a great thing to have happen for Chris and the Red Sox."
A Red Sox team source confirmed that there were no issues with the medical information gathered from the Cubs when making the deal for Carpenter, with the Sox evaluating both the physical the pitcher underwent with Chicago at the beginning of the spring, as well as the entrance interview. The teams will keep...
Responding to Curt Schilling's criticism that things aren't going well in Red Sox camp under manager Bobby Valentine, Sox pitcher Josh Beckett said in an interview with The Big Show, "I haven't seen him around this year. Is he one of our pitchers?"
"I haven't seen him around," Beckett continued. "I'd think if someone knew that much they'd probably be a little closer to it. Game's a lot easier from over there [as a media person], I think. As far as him speaking about how things are being run, I haven't seen him around here to where he would know that much."
Beckett said that things have been "great" with Valentine and he's particular liked some of the changes he's made for the pitchers.
"My legs have never felt this good coming out of spring training," Beckett said. "We don'...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox completed their end of the deal that sent Theo Epstein to the Cubs, with pitcher Chris Carpenter coming back to the Sox, dealing 19-year-old first baseman Jair Bogaerts to Chicago. Bogaerts is the twin brother of one of the top prospects in the Red Sox farm system, Xander Bogaerts.
The right-handed hitting Bogaerts was signed by the Red Sox on Aug. 23, 2099 as an international free agent, earning a $180,000 signing bonus. Playing in the Dominican Sumer League in 2011, the 6-foot-2, 230-pounder hit .288 with a .791 OPS to go along with two home runs.
The Red Sox received pitcher Aaron Kurcz on March 15 as a player to be named later in the deal.
For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia to discuss the 33-year-old's longevity, his thoughts on Tom Brady's approach and what the real deal is when it comes to who is the leader in the Red Sox' clubhouse.
Rob Bradford talks with both Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes, and assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister, about the fascinating project the reliever undertook in the final month of 2016. Barnes explains how he, with the help of others, made a concerted effort to emulate Dellin Betances of the Yankees and how that exercise helped turn around the former No. 1 pick's season.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Mack Beggs should have been wrestling men. Gerry wants to put an end to women's wrestling.
Hour 3. Moonlight wins after a big mistake. Curtis's dad paid for his dog's plane ticket.
Hour 1. Reimer joins Kirk and Gerry on the Monday after the Oscars. A mistake leads to the best moment in Oscars' history.
Max Kellerman rips Pats fans. Skip Bayless says Bill Belichick is "good, not great." And Dan Le Batard feels the heat from Keyshawn Johnson regarding his criticisms of Magic Johnson.
It took a few hours, but Glenn finally starts to agree with Lou and Mut about Danny Ainge.
Obviously the Celtics aren't expected to overtake the Cavs in the East, but the guys wonder if the team is trying to get a little bit better each year, or hold onto their assets until LeBron is over the hill.
We spoke with Danny Ainge and discussed all aspects of the Celtics, trading deadline, playoffs and beyond.
We close out Freestyle Friday with more Pats, Sox and Celtics talk.
We continue freestyle Friday with Brady and Jimmy G trade talk, plus more on the Celtics and the Vancouver Canucks have the mumps!
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap Wednesday and Thursday's K&C shows on location in Ft. Myers
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Hour 4. Red Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien joins the show.More from this show