Daisuke Matsuzaka told WEEI.com Tuesday morning prior to a Red Sox workout at City of Palms Park that he would like to play at least 10 more years in the United States and hopes to pitch until he is "44 or 45," citing former major leaguer Nolan Ryan as his role model. “I think both personally and from a family standpoint we’re all enjoying our lives over here in the U.S., and if at all possible I would like to play over here as long as I can,” Matsuzaka said through translator Masa Hoshino. “I guess in the very least I hope that I can play for at least another 10 years here in the U.S. Yeah, 10 years is a long time and it’s tough to imagine what it’s going to be like that far out, but at the same time, when I’m 40, or older than 40, I want to still be able to pitch....
A report from Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network indicates that cornerback Leigh Bodden has a five-year, $28.5 million deal in place with the Patriots, including $10 million guaranteed. (UPDATE, 4:39 p.m.: Bodden's agent Alvin Keels is now saying Bodden signed a four-year deal with New England.) Bodden had five interceptions last season with the Patriots, his first in New England. In a seven-year NFL career that has included stops in Cleveland and Detroit, Bodden has 345 tackles and 18 interceptions. For more Patriots updates, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
Free agent defensive lineman Jarvis Green signed a four-year contract with the Denver Broncos Tuesday afternoon. Green, a 2002 draft pick of the Patriots, spent the last eight seasons in New England, finishing with 28 career sacks, including 7.5 in 2006. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
In his first interview since signing a long-term deal with the Patriots, Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork said there were a "bunch of times" he wondered about his future during negotiations, but in the end, the two sides were able to come to an accord.
"It was frustrating. It was very frustrating," he acknowledged in an interview with Patriots Football Weekly and Patriots.com. "But I guess that's negotiation. We had to go through those things to get to where we wanted to get to."
Wilfork announced that the two sides had reached an agreement on a long-term deal via his Twitter account on March 5. Contract information was not made available, but ESPN is reporting the deal is for five years and $40 million, which includes an $18 million signing bonus and $25 million in guaranteed money.
The 28-year-old Wilfork, who just completed the final year of a six-year deal he signed as a rookie, said...
After hearing that Twins closer Joe Nathan had suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm and may require season-ending Tommy John surgery, Jonathan Papelbon said how the news did strike a chord. “For sure it hits home for me," he said. "Any pitcher, it’s something that you always have to be aware of and try and not push the limits, but that’s such a hard thing to do. It’s like a high-wire act because your natural instinct is to always go out there and pitch, even when you’re feeling a little bit of pain.”
Papelbon, however, did go on to say that the injury shouldn't be linked to the wear and tear that comes with closing, and that if such an injury occurred when the Red Sox' closer was making his decision to go from the starting rotation back to the bullpen it wouldn't have changed his mind.
“There are going to be people...
We sit down with Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday and get his take on a nail-biting win over the Jets, as well as his feelings on Peyton Manning breaking the NFL record for touchdowns.
We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday. Vince sounds like he's fighting a cold but swears he'll be good to go come Sunday. Vince tells Dale and Holley that their defense will have to be better if they expect to keep winning, especially against the ground game.
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The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
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We check in with NESN's Jack Edwards for a Bruins-Canadiens preview, live from French-Quebec.
Pierre McGuire joins MFB to analyze last night's Bruins-Red Wings game and preview tonight's game against the Canadiens. Pierre also offers his take on fighting in the NHL.
Tom Brady discussed Peyton's record breaking night.
Tim Hasselbeck on Peyton vs. Brady.
The guys opened the show discussing Peyton Manning's record setting night in Denver.
Christian talks about his Top 5 coaches in the NFL.
Christian learns a thing or two about lead poisoning. San Francisco hates Lorde until the World Series is over. Floyd Mayweather sued for false imprisonment.
Patriots DT Chris Jones wasn't even sure he was the one who blocked NIck Folk's FG attempt to seal the win against the Jets. He also talked about how well LB Dont'a Hightower has done in place of Jerod Mayo.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
This week Pete gives the listeners a brief, but enthusiastic history lesson the ineptitude of the New York Jets. They also help you set your final rosters for your Week 7 fantasy teams.
Predictions for the Revs moving into the playoffs, Jurgen Klinsmann vs Don Garber, and Ben needs a new European team to root for.
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