Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling appeared on The Big Show on Thursday afternoon to discuss Jason Bay, Adrian Gonzalez and Alex Gonzalez, among other topics. Schilling suggested that the Sox' efforts should be focused on re-signing Bay and acquiring Roy Halladay in a trade with the Blue Jays.
Schilling suggested that Bay represents the best available position player on the market, both because the Sox need to address their opening in left field, and because Bay has demonstrated his ability to succeed in Boston and the American League. By contrast, Schilling suggested, Matt Holliday has not proven that he could succeed in the AL or in such a highly scrutinized environment.
"If I’m going to go out and spend the years and the money that we’re talking about spending, I don’t want to have any questions," Schilling said. "At the end of the day, I’m looking at a guy who I know is...
Patriots Injury Report
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LB Tully Banta-Cain (groin)
DE Jarvis Green (knee)
G Stephen Neal (head)
LB Rob Ninkovich (knee)
RB Fred Taylor (ankle)
WR Sam Aiken (hip)
LB Eric Alexander (groin)
TE Chris Baker (shoulder)
NT Ron Brace (ankle)
WR Julian Edelman (forearm)
C Dan Koppen (knee)
T Matt Might (knee)
RB Sammy Morris (knee)
DE Ty Warren (ankle)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)
CB Shawn Springs (knee)
TE Benjamin Watson (back)
Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum won his second straight National League Cy Young Award on the strength of a season in which he went 15-7 with a 2.48 ERA. Lincecum squeezed by both Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals in an incredibly close three-way race.
Lincecum received 11 first-place votes, while Carpenter finished second in the balloting with nine first-place votes. Wainwright had the most first-place votes (12), but ended up just behind both pitchers. Lincecum's 15 wins are the fewest ever by a Cy Young-winning starter in a non-strike season.
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David Ortiz met with the media in the interview room at Fenway Park Thursday afternoon to talk about his upcoming Second Annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic, along with the event’s auction, both of which will benefit the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. (The charity provides children in New England and the Dominican Republic access to the pediatric critical care they need for full and productive lives.)
Ortiz also touched on a variety of subjects, including one which he brought up at a similar press conference at this time last year — whether or not the Red Sox need another big bat in the middle of their lineup. Last year Ortiz went on record as saying it should have been a priority. This time around?
“I say that like a year ago and everybody looked at me like I was a (expletive) clown. I say, ‘We need another 30 home run hitting guy...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the start of Patriots training camp. Players began arriving for camp on Wednesday, and Bill Belichick broke the news that Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to play.
Tom "Eugene" Curran joins the guys to discuss how the Patriots look coming out of OTAs. Then Christian and Lou discuss the Patriots playbook scandal.
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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.
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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
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