According to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com (via twitter), outfield prospect Brett Jackson is not part of the potential compensation package that the Red Sox will receive from the Cubs in exchange for releasing general manager Theo Epstein from the last year of his contract. Asked whether she knew what the Sox wanted in exchange for Epstein, Muskat said, "No. But do know #Cubs Brett Jackson is not in the package."
Jackson, 23, a first-round pick in the 2009 draft, split last season between Double-A Tennessee (where he hit .256 with a .373 OBP, .443 slugging mark and .816 OPS in 67 games) and Triple-A Iowa (where he hit .297/.388/.551/.939). The left-handed hitting Jackson had a combined 20 homers and 21 steals between the two levels.
The Sox and Cubs had struggled to find common ground in the early stages of the negotiations between the clubs, with the Cubs offering...
The Patriots announced Saturday they have signed defensive back Sterling Moore from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. In addition, the Patriots released defensive tackle Marcus Harrison.
Moore, 5-foot-10, 205 pounds, was originally signed by the Patriots to the practice squad Oct. 5. He originally was signed by the Oakland Raiders as a rookie free agent out of Southern Methodist on July 28. He was released by the Raiders after training camp and spent the first few weeks on the Oakland practice squad before being released on September 26.
Harrison, 6-foot-3, 316 pounds, was originally drafted in 2008 by the Chicago Bears in the third round (90th overall) out of Arkansas. He was signed by the Patriots on Oct. 14. Harrison has played in 37 career games over three seasons with the Bears and has 55 tackles and 3.0 sacks.
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Former Red Sox pitcher and current ESPN analyst Curt Schilling, in a call-in to the WEEI Sports Saturday Show, said that he believes Carl Crawford is strong enough to overcome both his disappointing first season in Boston as well as the suggestion by Sox owner John Henry on Friday that he was against the signing of the left-fielder.
"So I’m going into next season as Carl Crawford playing for an owner that doesn’t want me there. That’s awesome. I’m fired up," Schilling said sarcastically, before a more direct assessment. "The one thing about it is that that’s probably one of the few guys that will get after it a little bit harder.
"Of all the stuff to come out of this year, he was the one I felt worst for because he works as hard as anyone in the game. You can ask anyone who’s been around him. And yes, he’s making the money that’s in the contract, but there’s a guy who...
According to the Boston Herald, former Red Sox reliever Scott Williamson is planning to auction off his 2004 World Series ring to help finance an overbuilt home and an indoor baseball facility in his town along the Indiana/Ohio line.
The auction will run through Oct. 25 and is to be conducted online by Cincinnati-based Everything But the House auctioneers (ebth.com), with the opening bid starting at $1.
Williamson is part of a family of four, including his wife, Lisa, 8-year-old son, Reece, and 6-year-old daughter, Cambrie. The house the family has lived in in Guilford, Ind., since '04 has become too much of a financial albatross.
"In baseball, I thought, ‘What is one of the most important things that happened in my career that I could give up to accomplish something...
FOXBORO -- Safety Josh Barrett was the only player ruled out for Sunday's game with the Cowboys while linebacker Jerod Mayo, who returned to practice Friday, is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Gillette Stadium. Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, who missed Thursday for personal reasons, was removed from the list. The Patriots officially listed 12 players as questionable in the official injury report released Friday afternoon:
Did Not Practice
S Josh Barrett (thumb/hamstring) OUT
DL Mike Wright (concussion, placed on injured reserve) OUT
CB Leigh Bodden (thumb) Questionable
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe) Questionable
LB Jerod Mayo (left knee) Questionable
S Sergio Brown (chest) Questionable
CB Ras-I Dowling (hip) Questionable
WR Julian Edelman (ankle) Questionable
DL Albert Haynesworth (back) Questionable ...
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and he discussed the team needing to come together after losing Gronk, and the turnovers in the Jets game can propel them to create more turnovers.
We check in with former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, for his complete analysis on the win over the Jets in NY.
Dale and Michael talk with Patrick Chung after a win over the Jets on Sunday.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season
Ken Laird and new WEEI.com Bruins writer Ty Anderson discuss the state of the 2016 Bruins after a 3-3 start to the season.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
Gerry Callahan and Kirk Minihane launch the 'new' official podcast of the Kirk & Callahan Show, where they'll bring the edge and the inside info they can't get to on their morning radio show. In the debut episode, the guys give a state of the current K&C 'Casting Couch' and the latest on former fill-in host Gary Tanguay.More from this show
In the 7 am hour Gerry and Kirk discussed the hiring of Rich Keefe and the announcement yesterday on Dale and Holley.More from this show
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.More from this show
The worst kept secret in the city is now official - welcome aboard Rich Keefe.More from this show