INDIANAPOLIS -- Agent Scott Boras spoke in the lobby of the Marriott in Downtown Indianapolis, holding court on his stable of high-profile clients and the teams that would be interested in them. Boras made the case that his All-Star left-fielder, Matt Holliday, is the top position player on the market, and that his suite of all-around skills established Holliday as a different and perhaps better player than Jason Bay.
"Obviously when teams need offense, they look at [offense] in a number of ways," said Boras. "Matt Holliday you have an athlete because he can just do a lot of things on the bases, he can do a lot of things in the outfield which your customary home run hitting left fielder can’t do. The components of what a team has to look as far as versatility of other players to drive in that player to allow him to score from first base or in many cases second bases … that’s why Matt Holliday scores so...
Derek Morris was back skating at Bruins practice Wednesday morning, but fellow defenseman Dennis Wideman could be out of the lineup for Thursday’s contest against the Toronto Maple Leafs. “I’ll put him at questionable, but I’m not writing him off,” coach Claude Julien told reporters after practice. Wideman suffered an upper body injury in Saturday’s 7-2 victory over Toronto. He skated with strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides for a second day after the B's regular practice. “He was doing pretty good today, so we’ll see,” Julien said.
Tom Brady discusses the birth of his son and talks about his four teammates that were sent home for showing up late. Kevin Faulk comments on whether he thinks the Patriots will bounce back, and Tully Banta Cain says why he thinks his teammates were not at the team meetings on time. Check out this video and all other Patriots news and information on the It Is What It Is blog.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia acknowledged that his club has had internal discussions about pursuing free agent outfielder Jason Bay. However, the Halos skipper downplayed the likelihood of pursuing BAy, suggesting both that the Angels may not make a "big splash" this year in free agency and that if they did, their priorities might lean more toward pitching (perhaps re-signing John Lackey) and making a more balanced club.
“I’ve not reached out personally to him, but he has been in internal discussions we’ve had as an organization,” Scioscia said. “I think there are some more pressing needs we have right now than the talent that Jason could bring. He’s an extraordinary talent, but we definitely have to look for some balance in some areas, and that might not make Jason a great fit for our club."
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Speaking to New England reporters during a conference call, Carolina Panthers coach John Fox empathized with Patriots coach Bill Belichick about Wednesday's reported disciplining of Randy Moss and three other Patriots who were late for a morning meeting and sent home for the day. Fox suspended star receiver Steve Smith the first two games of the 2008 season for punching a teammate during training camp. "I think I can speak for Bill, I don't think he wanted anything like that to happen just like I didn't want something like to happen. I don't think you sit around and scheme and try to premeditate it. I think it's something you have to do to keep order. Basically, you're the gatekeeper." For more, visit the football blog It Is What It Is.
With the Pats game on Friday night, MFB does a version of Patriots Friday a day early with Jerod Mayo. He talks about the Carolina Panthers.
WEEI.com's Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss the performances of Brandon LaFell and Darrelle Revis, among others, as Patriots training camp comes to a close.
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.
On today's Bradfo Show we talk to Dr Ken Polivy, Spine Surgeon at the Newton Wellesley Orthopedic Associates, about Shane Victorino's recent back surgery.
Kevin joins Merloni, Fauria and Benz to talk about the new commissioner in the MLB, as well as his thoughts on ways to speed up the game
Larry joined the show to discuss last nights festivities at Fenway.
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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The guys opened the show by discussing the great support shown by our listeners supporting the Jimmy Fund.
Brady reacts to the win over the Eagles and talks about the progression of Jimmy Garoppolo.
Bryan Cox told his team about ability with the ladies at a young age. The guys talk about white pants, and also... tapeworm!
Speaking at the WEEI NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon with Dennis and Callahan, Curt Schilling revealed that he had mouth cancer, a form called squamous cell carcinoma. He blames his use of smokeless tobacco and says it is his biggest regret in life. This revelation has sparked debate about whether MLB should ban the use of all tobacco.
Greg Dickerson, Jerry Thornton and Rob Bradford fill for Dale and Holley, and the 2014 Patriots debate is in full swing.
We tackle four topics inspired by the injury to Angels pitcher Garrett Richards in last night's sox game.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
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.
Sam Packard and Zach Geld provide a thrilling and dynamic recap of the LLWS so far and prepare you for this weekend's games.
The 2014 season has been a fascinating case study in the immense challenges that players face in the transition from Triple-A to becoming full-time big leaguers. A case can be made that the gap between the two highest levels of competition is now larger than ever. Red Sox hitting coordinator Tim Hyers and bench coach Torey Lovullo explore that phenomenon, while also examining some measures that the team can undertake to narrow that huge divide.
Sam Packard and Zach Geld recap the the first four days of the Little League World Series. Mo'Ne Davis dominates and we get you ready for Japan-South Korea and Pennsylvania-Nevada.
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