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01/05/2010 - 1:23pm
Belichick: 'We've moved on'

FOXBORO  --  Bill Belichick said the team has moved on from the season-ending left knee injury to Wes Welker. The Patriots coach was asked several times if he had any reaction or emotion following the news on Monday that Welker would be done for the season. "Yeah, we've covered that and we're off of Houston and we're onto Baltimore," Belichick said of the team's Sunday playoff game at Gillette Stadium. "The players we have out there, we'll put together the best plan we can, get our players prepared, get them ready to go. I know they'll all work hard to get ready for Baltimore." For more, visit the football blog It Is What Is Is

01/05/2010 - 12:11pm
Bay: 'The Mets wanted me more'

NEW YORK -- Jason Bay was introduced as a member of the Mets on Tuesday morning. Mets G.M. Omar Minaya presented him with a No. 44 jersey, and hockey Hall of Famer Rod Gilbert also gave the native of Trail, British Columbia, a Rangers jersey. Bay pronounced his excitement to join the Mets, a team that he said interested him from the beginning of the free-agency process, and his bemusement about the sort of rumors that made the rounds — both about his interest in going to New York and his health — over the course of the free-agency process.


He also addessed his departure from the Red Sox.


"The season ended in Boston. Once the season ended, they were on the short list. They had the criteria that I was looking for," said Bay. "Ultimately, what it boiled down to, I just think the Mets wanted me more. That’s what it felt, and it felt like it fit. Through no fault of anybody’s, I ended up...

01/05/2010 - 11:42am
Crasnick on D&H: Beltre a 'mystery'

ESPN baseball writer Jerry Crasnick checked in with the Dale & Holley show Tuesday morning to talk about the Red Sox' offseason moves, including the latest acquisition of Adrian Beltre. "Beltre's kind of a mystery guy," Crasnick said. "He's had some good seasons, but he was terrible last year offensively." Added Crasnick: "That was obviously the priority for the Red Sox was trying to upgrade their defense, that's a good thing. When you can sign a guy for one year as opposed to a three- or four-year contract, that's also certainly a plus."


Crasnick said he heard a rumor that new Mets outfielder Jason Bay might not have felt comfortable with the "celebrity culture" away from the field in Boston. "Jason Bay, I'm not sure he was quite comfortable with that," Crasnick said. "I'm sure he enjoyed playing in Boston. I'd be interested to know if that was a factor in him wanting to look around...

01/05/2010 - 8:59am
Mashup: NBA players talk guns

It's a busy day in the sports world, both locally and nationally, and we start with Gilbert Arenas' gun controversy and the reaction by other NBA players, one of whom claims 75 percent of the league's players own a firearm. We've got some videos you'll want to see, incuding Boise State's trick play en route to a win (and an undefeated season) in the Fiesta Bowl, the College of Charleston basketball team rallying behind a huge 3-pointer to knock off North Carolina, and an impressive stiff arm from Baltimore Ravens running back Willis McGahee (take note, Patriots defensive backs). Find it all at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.

01/05/2010 - 8:02am
Power Rankings: 8 enough for Pats

The San Diego Chargers enter the playoffs as the top-ranked team in the WEEI NFL Power Rankings released Tuesday. The Patriots check in at No. 8 as they prepare for their playoff opener against No. 11 Baltimore. To read the entire rankings at our It Is What It Is blog, plus Joe Zarbano's playoff predictions, click here.

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