Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz called in from spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., to talk with Dennis & Callahan on Wednesday morning. Buchholz discussed fighting for a spot in the Sox' rotation, saying: "If I go out and do my job and do what I can to make this team better ... I think that everything will take care of itself."
Buchholz was asked about being on a good team and how that has limited his opportunities to pitch in the majors. Said Buchholz: "I have two years in the big leagues, I probably could have four or five, really, if the Red Sox weren't who they were. From a money standpoint, it's a little hard. But playing for the team, and the atmosphere you get every time you play in a Red Sox uniform, I don't think there's anything like it. So, there's a tradeoff there. But I definitely felt like it has crossed my mind before."
Buchholz talked about switching from No. 61 to 11 for...
With trade rumors surrounding Donovan McNabb, a Philadelphia Inquirer writer decided to go back and look at the 2005 Super Bowl between the Eagles and Patriots to examine whether the quarterback really threw up during the Eagles' final drive. His conclusion? No. For more on that, plus other links, videos, trivia and more, check out Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Despite the fact the Rangers will again have a scout in attendance to watch Mike Lowell at the Red Sox' spring training game against the Orioles in Sarasota Wednesday, sources familiar with the situation indicate that any interest Texas may have in acquiring Lowell is tempered by their reluctance to allocate any substantial amount of money to a player who would be filling a reserve role.
Whereas Texas viewed it worth the $3 million and a young player (Max Ramirez) to occupy a designated hitter/first base spot on its roster before the Sox' infielder failed the Rangers' physical, the acquisition of Vladimir Guerrero negated that dynamic. What would be left for Lowell if acquired by the Rangers is a back-up role, which would include insurance/mentoring for young first baseman Chris Davis, leading to the Rangers to ask the Red Sox to potentially pick up almost all of the 36-year-old's $12.5 million this season. According to a...
The University of Rhode Island's NIT run came to an end Tuesday night with a 68-67 overtime loss to North Carolina in the semifinals at Madison Square Garden. Deon Thompson had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Tar Heels, who will play Dayton in Thursday's championship game. Keith Cothran had a game-high 23 points for the Rams (26-10).
The game ended with a little controversy, as URI's Lamonte Ulmer grabbed a rebound with five seconds left and started heading upcourt for a final shot. But he fell after a Carolina player rolled into his legs, and the ball rolled harmlessly away as time expired. Both coaches said they felt a foul should have been called.
Boston College isn't the only area team looking for a new basketball coach. Holy Cross fired Sean Kearney on Tuesday after just one season at the Worcester school. Kearney, who took over after Ralph Willard departed to become an assistant under Rick Pitino at Louisville, guided the Crusaders to a disappointing 9-22 record, setting a school record for losses in a season. Holy Cross finished seventh in the Patriot League with a 5-9 record.
“This was a very difficult decision,” Holy Cross athletic director Dick Regan said in a release. “This is also an affirmation of how important basketball is at Holy Cross. At the end of the day, after assessing the results and evaluating what our prospects were for the future, we felt this was a move we had to make. We have an obligation to our student-athletes to deliver the best possible experience for them while they are at Holy Cross.”
Kearney came to Holy...
Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.
Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement
WEEI's Chris Price joins Mut to talk about his experience of being in yesterday's Patriots championship parade, and which New England free agents could return to play for the Pats next season.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.
The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.
David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game
In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.
Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.
Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.
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Curt Schilling didn't back down when twitter trolls took shots at his daughter. Dino, Gerry and Kirk applaud Schill's stand.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk look back at their weekend in Fort Myers. Who visited Mommy and Daddy over the weekend?
Dunkin Donuts liked Christian's "bacon covered doughnut" idea. SNL does an ISIS skit. The Pittsburg Pirates issued a statement condemning "Jihadi John's" Pirates hat.
With free agency looming, Adam Schefter, on Sportscenter, said that he thinks Darrelle Revis will NOT be re-signed by the Patriots and that they will cut him instead, making him the most coveted free agent on the market.
Barry Melrose joined the show to talk about the NHL trade deadline. Although Melrose likes the trade of Brett Connolly from Tampa to Boston, he thinks the team needs to make more moves to keep ahead of Florida, who just traded for Jaromir Jagr. He also weighs in on the job security of Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli.
Michael, Mike Mutnansky and Jerry Thornton talk Bruins AFTER the trade-deadline and check in with the fans.
We examine four trade deadline day deals that helped or affected Boston teams in recent history.
Michael, Mike Mutnansky and Jerry Thornton talk Bruins before the trade-deadline and check in with the fans.
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about their time in Fort Myers and are joined by a special guest, Doug Lane.
Boston University coach David Quinn joins WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin to discuss the Terriers’ Beanpot title and how he feels about his team as the postseason approaches. Quinn also discusses reports about NHL interest in goalie Matt O’Connor and briefly touches on a recent misstep by Jack Eichel.
After a wild trade deadline, Ben Kichen and Sam Packard breakdown the Celtics and the rest of the NBA. Then Sam yells at Ben about the use of analytics in basketball. Ben yells back.
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