Jonathan Papelbon -- on the cusp of free agency for the first time in his career -- spoke to WEEI.com Tuesday. Papelbon is eligible for free agency five days after the end of the World Series.
"It really truly isn't all about the money. It's just not," Papelbon said. "I'm going to a place where I know I'm going to succeed. I'm going to a place where I know I have a chance to win a championship. I'm going to a place where I know that my family is going to be safe, my family is going to like the environment, and everything else that goes along with off-field stuff. That's what I'm looking at."
Papelbon -- who told WEEI.com he hasn't talked contract with the Red Sox recently -- would enter free agency off of a 2011 season that saw the closer return to elite status at his position.
"Yeah, I'm very excited," Papelbon said when asked about being a free agent. "But I don't think it's all about getting to this...
WILMINGTON -- Bruins first-line center David Krejci left Tuesday's practice at Ristuccia Arena with an undisclosed injury.
Members of the media did not see the injury, as it came during Peter Chiarelli's press conference following the signing of forward Rich Peverley. The Bruins did not offer much on the status of Krejci.
"I don't know," coach Claude Julien said of the injury. "I can't really tell you the severity of it right now. He's being looked at. I can probably give you more this afternoon when we find out more."
Asked whether it was an upper-body or lower-body or injury, Julien said it was a "body" injury. He did not know whether Krejci would travel with the team to Carolina on Tuesday.
"I don't know yet. I haven't really had a chat yet," he said. "If he doesn't he'll be behind and get checked out. I don't know how severe it is right now."
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WILMINGTON -- Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Tuesday that the Bruins had been in negotiating with forward Rich Peverley since prior to the start of the season before eventually signing him to a three-year extension (TSN is reporting the deal carries an annual cap hit of $3.25 million).
Peverley, 29, leads the Bruins with two goals through three games. Both of his goals were scored Saturday in the Bruins' lone victory of the season.
"He's got speed, a good shot and is still relatively young in the grander schemes," Chiarelli said. "He's just a guy that we wanted to have in our mix for really the next four years."
The Bruins acquired Peverley last February in a deal with Atlanta, and after he began his Bruins tenure on the third line, the speedy winger took shifts on the second line in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals and became a first-liner when Nathan Horton was lost for the...
The Bruins announced Tuesday morning that they have signed forward Rich Peverley to a three-year contract extension. Peverley was among the Bruins set to become free agents following the season.
Peverley was acquired on Feb. 18 last season when the Bruins sent Mark Stuart and Blake Wheeler to Atlanta for the speedy forward and defenseman Boris Valabik.
Playing on the team's second line, Peverley leads the Bruins with two goals this season, both of which were scored in Saturday's win over the Lightning.
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Following distribution of a CBS screen grab from Sunday's Patriots-Jets game that shows a credentialed Jets employee with a camera on the sideline, the team explained that the employee works for Jets TV filming for team programming. The Patriots also use video on the sideline for shows such as "Patriots All Access."
The NFL tightened up its rule against teams videotaping from the sideline following the Patriots "Spygate" controversy in 2007.
We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.
Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday
Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
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.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, who is in line to serve as the team's No. 1 starter heading into the postseason. Porcello offers insight in terms of how previous playoff experiences have shaped him heading into this October, while going into detail how he plans on preparing for these starts. The righty also talks about an interesting change he made this season on days he doesn't pitch.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox skipper John Farrell about the turnaround from last season with his club and how hard they worked to reach this point
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox starting pitcher about how it feels to be one of the veterans on the club as they head into the playoffs as AL East Champs
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
In the fourth and final hour Curt Schilling discussed Ortiz and Betts as MVP candidates and gave his thoughts on Monday's debate.
The guys discussed Papi's MVP chances and a bizarre postgame show on NESN.
In two we play some of Rex Ryan's conversation with Julian Edelman and read about Gary Tanguay's appearance in the Herald during Headlines.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian marvel that it's Week 4, and the Patriots are already running away with the Division. Plus, Rex Ryan is being his normal ridiculous self; and could Tom Coughlin be in the Bills' future?
Glenn, Lou, and Christian try to decide who deserves the most credit for the construction of the AL East Champion Red Sox: Ben Cherington or Dave Dombrowski?
Glenn, Lou and Christian joke around with audio from a grab-bag of topics, including David Ortiz driving for Lyft, Rex Ryan joining the Buffalo media conference call, and Jim Mora coming back with another great rant.
Vintage Rex today... while Belichick is deep in to game film and preparation, Rex is making practical jokes against Julian Edelman and getting testy with the Boston media.
John joins us from NY and tells us why he left Price in, what to expect from the rest of this Yankees series, and more.
Inspired by what should happen at Yankee Stadium tonight or tomorrow, we look at four other memorable moments in which the Red Sox clinched a playoff berth.
Kirk Minihane's first career dream was to work in Hollywood, so today Kirk sits down with somebody who actually made it in Hollywood, John Krasinski. Kirk and John have a fascinating conversation about John's rise to fame as Jim in the Office, John's transition from TV to movie star, and what is on the horizon for Newton native John Krasinski.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Gerry Callahan and Jeff Kuhner react to the first presidential debate of this election season. Gerry is convinced Trump lost the first debate while Jeff thinks otherwise. Gerry and Jeff talk about what Trump needs to do better in the upcoming debates.
Gary Tanguay walked out on the show for the second time in three months this morning. Here is the management approved version of today's events.More from this show
K&C producers Ken Laird & Chris Curtis are joined by WEEI intern and Recap Show host Lucy Burdge to discuss another explosive Gary Tanguay appearance on the program that featured Tango's second walkout.More from this show
Gary stormed out of the studio for the second time in three months after he was labeled a bad father and a pedophile. His future at the station remains highly in doubt.More from this show
Kirk flipped out at Curtis and Fred Couples cried.More from this show
Who is more important, Brady or Belichick? Tim Hasselbeck is pissed at Kirk and Gerry and Dan Le Batard cried.More from this show