A major league source told WEEI.com's Alex Speier that the Red Sox called to show interest in acquiring Mets left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano last week, and then again earlier this week. No deal was to be made, however, with the Mets not showing interest in the Sox' offer of only cash in the transaction.
The Boston Herald cited a source earlier stating the Sox had made inquiries about the 33-year-old Capuano, who is on a one-year contract with the Mets worth $1.5 million.
If acquired, Capuano, who is 11-12 with a 4.47 ERA this season, would not be eligible for the postseason roster.
The Springfield native has pitched well of late, allowing two runs in each of his last two starts, having gone seven and five innings, respectively. Red Sox manager Terry Francona would not commit to a starter for Sunday when asked...
San Diego defensive tackle Antonio Garay has been fined $15,000 for his hit in Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Garay, who appeared to dive at the back of Brady's knees, wasn't flagged for the play. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Fox analyst and former NFL coach Brian Billick was a guest of the Dennis & Callahan show on Thursday. Billick was asked what an opposing team has to do in an attempt to slow down Tom Brady. The reigning MVP has thrown for 940 yards and seven touchdowns in the first two games of 2011.
"If you just play zone, a guy like Tom Brady will cut you up like a surgeon," said Billick. "This guy's a thoracic brain surgeon, combining the best and most difficult of the two. You have to come after Tom Brady almost every down. And you do so at great risk, because he has some guys that can get off the press and make it very difficult for you. If you think you are going to sit static with an identifiable defense, Tom Brady is just going to cut you up."
As for Sunday's showdown in Buffalo between a pair of 2-0 clubs, Billick again points to Brady when making his prediction.
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Giants defensive lineman Deon Grant was at the center of the this week's controversy involving players faking injuries to slow down no-huddle offenses. On Wednesday, despite video that shows him walking and then suddenly flopping to the ground (along with a teammate, who got up after he saw Grant down) in Monday's game vs. the Rams, Grant attempted to claim he had injured his right knee, even going so far as to show the swelled knee to reporters as evidence. The only problem? During the play in question, Grant appeared to get treatment on his left knee.
"I went down, which is what you're supposed to do when you have an injury," Grant said. "It's just in the NFL they expect you to put your body out there all the time, so sometimes when you go down for the softest injury -- that they claim it may be -- it's a problem. But how can another person or the media or anybody else tell you when you're hurt or when it's a faking injury?"
The Yankees clinched their 16th postseason berth in 17 years and also secured the American League East title for the 12th time in 16 years by sweeping a double header against the Tampa Bay Rays, taking both the first and second games by 4-2 counts. At 95-60 this year, the Yankees cannot be caught by a second-place Red Sox team that has an 88-68 record with six games remaining.
The Sox were tied or had the lead for first place in the AL East for 64 days this season, but the team's dramatic September fade (a 5-16 record to date) allowed the Yankees to wrap up the division title with a week to go in the season.
While the sight of another team clinching the AL East would ordinarily be painful, the Red Sox were in a position to enjoy the Yankees' success. The Yankees' doubleheader sweep allowed Boston to gain a half-game on the Rays in the standings despite the Sox' 6-4 loss to the Orioles. The Sox are now up 2.5 games (two games in the loss column)...
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
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.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
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.
Callers weighed in on the Josh Brown disaster and Heath Evans still needs more info on Josh Brown.
Chris Russo called in to defend himself on comments he made regarding John Mara's handling of the Josh Brown domestic violence case.
Nate Burelson said he still needs more information on Josh Brown and headlines with Kirk.
Josh Brown, who is the center of a domestic violence scandal, put out a statement saying some contradictory things that we already know about the Giants kicker. Glenn, Lou and Christian call out Brown and talk about his phony statement.
Yet another member of the Red Sox baseball operations staff is leaving and joining Mike Hazen in Arizona. When the should the Red Sox be concerned? Also, Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about a surprise twist with the vacant Red Sox GM job.
The Pats look like their the best team in the AFC (again), but after Denver's win on Monday Night Football, can they contend? Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the biggest threat will be.
We check in with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday after the Patriots beat the Steelers.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the win over the Steelers on a Patriots Monday.
We go inside the game with Heath Evans from the NFL Network.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis rundown the highs and lows of Tuesday's K&C Show with Jon Meterparel on the Dino Casting Couch
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
The guys talked about the fallout from Roger Goodell's handling of Josh Brown's domestic violence problems.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Mut talked about Phil Simms and the Pats win in Pittsburgh and heard from a crazed Mad Dog.More from this show
Gerry and Kirk pepper Ken Laird with questions about his Indian in laws.More from this show