According to a baseball source, the Red Sox have agreed to terms with infielder Marco Scutaro to a two-year deal, pending a physical in Boston on Friday. Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports that the deal will include a mutual option for a third year.
The Celtics extended their winning streak to six games with a 90-83 victory over the Spurs in San Antonio. Kevin Garnett led all players with 20 points. Rajon Rondo posted 12 points and 12 assists. DeJuan Blair led the Spurs with 18 points and 11 rebounds. The Spurs missed a critical 10 free throws while the Celtics hit 14 of 19. The Celtics improved to 15-4.
You can count ex-Bruin Phil Kessel among those who were disappointed when Bruins center Marc Savard inked a seven-year contract extension this week. Speaking on the Dale & Holley Show on Thursday, Savard said he and Kessel have stayed in touch after his former linemate was traded to Toronto in September, and that he heard from his ex-teammate during his contract negotiations with Boston.
"We’ve texted a lot," Savard said. "He was obviously one of the guys telling me to wait and not sign."
The 32-year-old admitted that Kessel had a hard time learning some of lessons that Savard experienced upon his arrival in Boston in 2006-07.
"Some things he did reminded me of myself a lot," said Savard. "It’s a humbling experience especially when you are young like that, I think he handled it well. He went through some tough times. As Toronto gets better, he’...
Multiple sources has told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick that free agent infielder Marco Scutaro worked out for Red Sox' special assistant to the general manager Allard Baird in Florida earlier this week. It is believed the workout alleviated some concerns the Sox had over the plantar faciitis injury Scutaro suffered in the final month of the 2009 season. Scutaro told a Venezuelan newspaper that the Red Sox asked for his medical records, quoting the 34-year-old as saying, "The people of Boston called again and asked for my medical report, and [we] are working on it," Scutaro told Diario Panorama. "I have to go to a doctor to confirm that I am OK about the injury I had at the end of the season." For more see the Full Count Blog.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.
We check in with Alex on the eve of the trade deadline.
We respond and react to the news that Jon Lester may no longer be a member of the Boston Red Sox once the trade deadline passes.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
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